why not an Handheld MSX?

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Van Hydlide

Master (171)

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14-05-2009, 12:43

Yeah, you're probably right. In any case, it's sad it all went down like this.

Van wolf_

Ambassador_ (9855)

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14-05-2009, 13:32

Wolf, agreed. But I do expect the scene to make some slight enhancements in the future. Solve the sprites limitation, for instance.

Ah well, maybe not Smile

The problems with that:
- it'd become a 1cM-only game, the purists wouldn't like that
- current games have usually a sprite rotation set on a fixed amount of sprites, 4 or 8, so it'd only work well with new games made for that specific 1cM enhancement.
- there's still a vastly unused G9k that could use some support first.

The problem with MSX in the revival years is really the unlimited modularity vs purist-retro, there is no 'standard' MSX user, everyone has his specific config which he thinks is the ultimate config. A C64 is a lot more easy: "a SID, a decent video chip, 64KB and a slow CPU", and that's it, for everyone.

Van Latok

msx guru (3821)

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14-05-2009, 14:02

It would be a 1cM-only game which also works on a 1cM-emulator. Of course blueMSX and openMSX are going to support this enhancement as well Smile

But you're right. The G9K needs more focus first.

Van cax

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14-05-2009, 14:09

Or what the heck, a universal one that can do C64, MSX, and some other old skool stuff by the flick of a switch. Smile

Did you hear about Dingoo A320 console I wrote above, which comes with a number of emulators on-board ?

Van Hydlide

Master (171)

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14-05-2009, 16:48

Did you hear about Dingoo A320 console I wrote above, which comes with a number of emulators on-board ?

No I didn't but I wasn't talking about an emulator device. I'd rather see a device where I can stick in the original cartridges (just like the NES device). No emulation, just true MSX(2) in a portable form. Smile

"the general public" doesn't care about emulation. Too cumbersome.

Van lionelritchie

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14-05-2009, 23:51

The general public is paying for emulation in the new machines, actually.

Van ivke2006

Resident (53)

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18-05-2009, 15:23

Real hardware or emulation. I want a MSX2 handheld (with a MSX2 or better logo on it Tongue )

So...who's gonna contact some Chinese companies for a quotation?


Van Yukio

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18-05-2009, 15:42

The 1chipMSX actually is a hardware emulator. There should be enough market for a HandHeld MSX if correct developed ...

Van ivke2006

Resident (53)

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18-05-2009, 16:14

Indeed, I think the market is much bigger then the market for the 1chipMSX which is a nice piece of hardware but only interesting for MSX fans or Nerds. No offence! Wink

We need a new MSX computer/hand held that doesn't require installation/configuration/etc...just plugin/load a game or software and play/use it! Then you have a big market.

Let a chinese manufacture produce a hand held which is capable of running at least msx2 software and local 'dealerships' like basix, Sunrise, etc..can distribute the hand helds and provide support.

Van cesco

Champion (453)

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18-05-2009, 16:40

Most gamers, including myself, will accept "pocket MSX" in form of either highly portable emulator for mobile phone or as a cheap console running MSX emulator, like the 85$ Dingoo A320 (note: at the moment it only runs the way limited MSXAdvance under other emulator)

Cax, you just bought me :) I've just purchased one unit in an Italian eShop for 79 Euros :)

Toilet gaming... HERE I COME! LOL!

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