Emulation of Moonsound: the end for MSX Hardware?

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Por anonymous

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22-05-2003, 23:11

Interesting point to that: It is theoretically possible to create hardware on an emulator, before actually making that hardware. Quite abstract, but it can be done.
Which would turn MSX into a virtual machine specification. Quite useless if you ask me ^^;

Por anonymous

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23-05-2003, 02:27

So as long as the public wants i5t we contine. Despite all those negatives mails overhere to get rid of sunrise
No-one is saying Sunrise should stop. The topic is stated as a question and is merely food for discussion. Afterall, this is a discussion forum.

I think emulation of MoonSound (and Gfx9000) is a good thing. Only MSX'ers that own actual MSX machines are potential buyers of this hardware, but nowadays there are a lot of MSX'ers that purely use emulators. Therefor, emulation of this hardware will give any software that uses it a broader audience.

If anything, it will increase the popularity of these hardware extensions! A win-win situation Smile

Por BiFi

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23-05-2003, 08:40

I think emulation of MoonSound (and Gfx9000) is a good thing. Only MSX'ers that own actual MSX machines are potential buyers of this hardware, but nowadays there are a lot of MSX'ers that purely use emulators. Therefor, emulation of this hardware will give any software that uses it a broader audience.
And since openMSX will be the first MSX emulator with Moonsound support as they're working on that right now, I think it'll be here sooner than we think.

Por Manuel

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23-05-2003, 09:20

And since openMSX will be the first MSX emulator with Moonsound support as they're working on that right now, I think it'll be here sooner than we think.

If you ask me: next release of openMSX has Moonsound emulation. It already works quite well at the moment. Smile

Por wolf_

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23-05-2003, 11:11

And how about the 2op/4op FM ? Does that sound identical to the original? (since the fmpac emulation doesn't 100% !)

Por Manuel

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23-05-2003, 19:42

It sounds good to me, but you are a far better judge than I am. Smile

Por tweaker

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23-05-2003, 20:46

About MSX emulation on PC-Hardware. That is what we are talking about.
If you could emulate an entire MSX all versions on a PC what would be the
fun in using it. Regard the MSX as hard and software as a trainer. Modern computers
like your PC or other modern equipment will do the job much better if you are interested
in those things. The MSX hardware still functions after all these years including add-on's.
If the commercial guys wanted you to have MSX3 they would have given you it. If as this emulation would evolve into a new MSX standard who will keep track of the standardization of this MSX as it was meant to be. See my point. You become trapped in PC software, hardware cycle as the market were you want to be and if I am not wrong this is against the principle of the current MSX user.

Por snout

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23-05-2003, 21:34

I think you're quite right, tweaker. However, what I was trying to say is that creating hardware in an emulator might be a cheap way of developing hardware.

And indeed, it's amazing all those MSX computers and their add-ons still work Smile

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