ASCII Nihongo MSX-DOS 2
This page was last modified 15:23, 11 January 2018 by Mars2000you. Based on work by Gdx and Rderooy and others.

Contents

Description

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

There are 3 versions:

  • ASCII Nihongo MSX-DOS 2 is a combo cartridge with MSX-DOS 2.20 Rom and Memory Mapper of 256kB.
  • ASCII MSX-DOS 2 is a combo cartridge with MSX-DOS 2.20 Rom and Memory Mapper of 128kB.
  • ASCII MSX-DOS 2 is a cartridge with MSX-DOS 2.20.

Besides MSX-DOS 2, it includes version 2 of Disk BASIC.

As its name suggests, this cartridge supports the Japanese KANJI text screen modes and actually includes all the MSX-BASIC instructions available for these screens on MSX2+ and MSX Turbo R computers, generally known as Kanji BASIC. It does not however include the Kanji-ROM with JIS Level 1 or 2 characters.

It comes with two 1DD floppy disks (one in English and one in Japanese) and the manual.

  • Official price: ¥ 34,800 for 256kB in Sony cartridge case
  • Official price: ¥ 34,800 for 128kB in a Victor cartridge case
  • Official price: ¥ 24,800 for plain megarom case

Gallery

ASCII Nihongo MSX-DOS 2 with 256kB Cartridge
ASCII Nihongo MSX-DOS 2 with 256kB PCB
ASCII Nihongo MSX-DOS 2 with 256kB Box
ASCII Nihongo MSX-DOS 2 without RAM Packaging

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)