Future Magazine 8
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Future Magazine 8 menu disk 1
NOTE!
The interface and many software are for MSX2 and higher. However, there are also 10 software compatible with MSX1.

Contents

Introduction

Diskmagazine released by the MSX Club Rijnstreek in December 1991.

This edition comes with 2 disks, the magazine is on disk 1, most sofware is on disk 2, also named Future Magazine Extra 2.

Tip: To display correctly the menu of disk 2, the default width on screen 0 needs to be set to 80. You can also change line 110 of the AUTOEXEC.BAS on disk 2 to SCREEN0: WIDTH 80: KEY OFF

Main content (on disk 1)

Software on disk 1

Utilities

MSX-BASIC loader Title Author Generation Notes
FMPRINT.BAS File Converter Michel Onstein MSX2 Converts coded TXT files of Future
Magazine to plain ASCII text files


Misc

Software on disk 2

Brainstorm
Solomono
Battle
The Badminton
First Moonblaster Demo
Future Magazine 8 FM Music

Demos

MSX-BASIC loader Title Author Generation Notes
BLOWER.FAN Blower MSX・FAN MSX2
PIRAMID.FAN Piramid MSX・FAN MSX2
RADIO.FAN Radio MSX・FAN MSX1 With PSG music
SURPRISE.FAN Surprise MSX・FAN MSX1 With PSG music
WAVE.FAN Wave MSX・FAN MSX1


Games

MSX-BASIC loader Title Author Generation Soundchips
BADMINTN.FAN The Badminton MSX・FAN MSX1 PSG
BRAIN.BAS Brainstorm Albert Vuijk MSX2 PSG
SHOOT.FAN Shoot MSX・FAN MSX2 PSG
SOLOMONO.BAS Solomono Albert Vuijk MSX1 PSG
VELDSLAG.BAS Battle (Veldslag) Albert Vuijk MSX1 PSG


Music

MSX-BASIC loader Title Author Generation Soundchips Notes
FMBDEMO.BAS 1st Moonblaster Demo Moonsoft MSX2 MSX-MUSIC
+ MSX-AUDIO
2 songs included:
Wanderers From Ys
Calypso Part 3
FMMUSIC.BAS FM Music Marco van de Berg MSX2 MSX-MUSIC
+ MSX-AUDIO
Stereo replayer similar to
Awesome Episode I - 5 musics
in FAC Soundtracker 1 format
MUSIC1.FAN Music 1 MSX・FAN MSX1 MSX-MUSIC
+ PSG
MUSIC2.FAN Music 2 MSX・FAN MSX1 MSX-MUSIC
+ PSG
MUSIC3.FAN Koei Music MSX・FAN MSX2 MSX-MUSIC To run on MSX1: Replace
WIDTH 80 by WIDTH 40
in line 10


  • Details about all the FAC Soundtracker 1 songs on Future Magazine 8
Song (MUS) Drumkit (SM1/SM2) Title Composer
2NDR-V 2NDR-V 2nd Rendez-Vous (part 1) Coen van der Geest
2NDR-V2 2NDR-V 2nd Rendez-Vous (part 2) Coen van der Geest
2NDR-V3 2NDR-V 2nd Rendez-Vous (part 3) Coen van der Geest
2NDR-V4 2NDR-V 2nd Rendez-Vous (part 4) Coen van der Geest
FIREBIRD FIREBIRD The Firebird Flies Again Richard Fielt
FRIDAY13 FRIDAY13 Friday the 13th Richard Fielt
Ferdinand Oort
HARDROCK HARDROCK Hard And Heavy (part 1) Marco van de Berg
HARDROC2 HARDROCK Hard And Heavy (part 2) Marco van de Berg
THUNDER THUNDER Thunder Struck (part 1) Marco van de Berg
THUNDER2 THUNDER Thunder Struck (part 2) Marco van de Berg


You can optionally put these files on a dedicated FAC Soundtracker 1 music disk.

It is recommended to specify the name of the drumkit (without the extension) in the MUS file.

For more tips about this format, check the FAC Music Disk 1 Wiki page, especially to play the songs on MSX1.

Utilities

MSX-BASIC loader Title Author Generation Notes
FMPRINT.BAS File Converter Michel Onstein MSX2 Converts coded TXT files of Future
Magazine to plain ASCII text files
SNELFILE.BAS Fast Files
(Snel Files)
Marco van de Berg MSX2
ST-COPIE.BAS Soundtracker Track-Copy Twinsoft MSX2 Tool for FAC Soundtracker
ST-MKDRM.BAS Soundtracker Drums Converter Twinsoft MSX2 Tool for FAC Soundtracker
ST-WISSE.BAS Soundtracker Voice Exchanger Twinsoft MSX2 Tool for FAC Soundtracker
MSX-DOS required
PLUS-PIC.COM Conversion screen 12 to 8 Genic MSX2 It's better to use a tool released
later (SC12TO8.BAS)
PMARC.COM PMarc 2.0 Yoshihiko Mino MSX1
PMEXT.COM PMext 2.22 Yoshihiko Mino MSX1


Misc

  • PCT and STP files for Dynamic Publisher in DPCORNER.PMA (to decompress with PMEXT.COM)

Pictures

Piramid demo
Screen 12 picture - SAMMY
Screen 12 picture - SD-SNATCHER
  • Pictures in screen 12 in SCREEN12.PMA on disk 2 (to decompress with PMEXT.COM) : SAMMY.S12 and SDSNATCH.S12

Playing tips