ASCII Nihongo MSX-DOS 2
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Contents

Description

Original title: 日本語 MSX-DOS 2 (Japanese MSX-DOS 2)

The package contains

  • a 64kB cartridge with the ROM part of MSX-DOS 2, version 2 of Disk BASIC and all the MSX-BASIC instructions for the Kanji screens, generally known as Kanji BASIC - however, a system with Kanji JIS1 is required if you want to use Kanji BASIC
  • two 1DD 3.5" disks - One disk includes a Japanese (日本語) version of MSX-DOS 2 which requires a system with Kanji JIS1. The other disk is an English (英語) version of MSX-DOS 2 and will run on any MSX2 system.
  • some manuals.

In July of 1988, ASCII released two editions. One without additional RAM in the cartridge, and one with a 128kB Memory Mapper. The one without additional RAM requires an MSX2 with at least 128kB of memory installed, while the one with RAM can run on any MSX2. Later in 1989, the edition with RAM was upgraded to 256kB for the same price.

Product Year Price Description Cartridge style
2307602 1988 ¥ 24.800 Japanese MSX-DOS 2 Small cartridge case
2307601 1988 ¥ 34.800 Japanese MSX-DOS 2 with 128kB RAM Large Victor style case
1989 ¥ 34.800 Japanese MSX-DOS 2 with 256kB RAM Large Sony style case


Gallery

without RAM

ASCII Nihongo MSX-DOS 2 without RAM Packaging
ASCII Nihongo MSX-DOS 2 cartridge

with 128kB RAM

ASCII Japanese MSX-DOS 2 with 128kB box
ASCII Japanese MSX-DOS 2 with 128kB box rear
ASCII Japanese MSX-DOS 2 with 128kB set

with 256kB RAM

ASCII Nihongo MSX-DOS 2 with 256kB Cartridge
ASCII Nihongo MSX-DOS 2 with 256kB PCB
ASCII Nihongo MSX-DOS 2 with 256kB Box

Minimum System Requirements

  • MSX2 computer, one or two free slot cartridges. Besides, it must be a MSX2 with at least 128kB RAM if you use a MSX-DOS2 cartridge without built-in memory mapper.

Software

  • CHKMEM.BIN (Utility that displays the slot of RAM, Memory Mapper and MegaRAM by LARK)
  • Mapper Info (by Yukke)
  • MEGA16.COM (loader for megaroms with 16k mapper)
  • MEMTEST.COM (RAM of Memory Mapper tester by Masatoshi Fujimoto)
  • TESTMAP.COM (RAM of Memory Mapper tester by Marteen)
  • SofaRom (MegaRoms and Roms loader by Louthrax)

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