Al Fateh 100
This page was last modified 21:58, 29 January 2020 by Mars2000you. Based on work by Rderooy and Gdx and others.

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Description

Computer

The Al Fateh 100 is the Sakhr AX-170 rebranded for the Libyan market under the name of al-Fateh Revolution in Libya. The label on the underside does not hide its origin, as it indicates "AX 170 SKD".

This computer seems to be the Sanyo MPC-2 localised for Arabic countries with RGB output in addition. The PCB and components are not the same.

Brand Al Fateh (Manufacturer: Sanyo)
Type 100
Year 1986
Region Middle East
Original price
RAM 64kB in slot 3-0
VRAM 16kB
Media MSX cartridges
Video Toshiba T6950 Texas Instruments TMS9918 compatible (Integrated in MSX-Engine T7937A)
Audio PSG-sound chip General Instrument AY-3-8910 compatible (Integrated in MSX-Engine T7937A)
Chipset Toshiba T7937A
Extras Arabic BASIC, Reset button, Firmware (Calendar, Graphics, Arabic Writer, English Writer)
Emulation emulated as Sakhr AX-170 - ROM dump needed probably only for checking. See this thread for details

Firmware

This machine comes with version 1.01 of Arabic firmware. The firmware can be skipped by pressing CTRL key while booting and until you come on the MSX-BASIC screen. By doing that, the machine will be in International mode and the Arabic characters will not be available.

This firmware adds Arabic characters, new MSX-BASIC commands (see Arabic BASIC) and 4 applications. You can choose them in the menu with the keys 1 to 4.

The Calendar can also be used partially in English. Other options are Graphics, a graphic tool in screen 2, and two Word Processors, Arabic Writer and English Writer.

If you press key 5 when you are in the menu, you will go to MSX-BASIC. Going back to the menu is possible with CALL MENU or _MENU (don't use it if you are in International mode !).

Pictures

Computer

Al Fateh 100
Al Fateh 100 underside
Al Fateh 100 label
Al Fateh 100 left side
Al Fateh 100 back
Al Fateh 100 right side

Firmware

Arabic firmware version 1.01
Arabic firmware 1.01 menu
Arabic firmware 1.01 Arabic Calendar
Arabic firmware Graphics
Arabic firmware Arabic Writer
Arabic firmware English Writer
Arabic firmware 1.01 English Calendar

Specifications

The Al Fateh 100 is a MSX1. The Z80A, the VDP and the PSG are integrated in MSX-Engine T7937A.

The integrated VDP is the Toshiba T6950, which does not support some undocumented features of the Texas Instruments TMS9918, TMS9928 and TMS9929 VDP's.

Slot Map

Slot 0 Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3-0 Slot 3-1 Slot 3-2 Slot 3-3
Page C000h~FFFFh Cartridge
Slot 1
64kB
RAM
Cartridge
Slot 2
Page 8000h~BFFFh Arabic ROM
Page 4000h~7FFFh Main-ROM
Page 0000h~3FFFh

Connections