MCCA Infodisk 06
This page was last modified 15:42, 9 November 2019 by Mars2000you.
NOTE!
The interface and almost all the provided software are for MSX2 and higher. However, a few software can easily be adapted for MSX1.

Contents

Introduction

Diskmagazine released by the MSX Computer Club Almelo in April 1991.

Tips:

  • you need to boot while pressing the CTRL key
  • the magazine part has an animated intro in screen 5
  • direct access to the menu by pressing CTRL + spacebar during the boot sequence
  • the menu has a more professional look by using screen 6 and icons, it is also enhanced by stereo MSX-MUSIC/MSX-AUDIO songs in FAC Soundtracker 1 format (FST2.BIN is actually a first version of the driver STL2.BIN)
  • the POKES*.ASC files are plain ASCII text files

Main content

MCCA Infodisk 6 Intro
MCCA Infodisk 6 Menu
MCCA Infodisk 6 Screen 7 picture

Software

Demos

Impact Promo

MCCA Infodisk 6 Impact Promo

The second visit card of a very promising group, Impact, mentioning the composition of the group and announcing a megademo! Probably made before the promo released on the Dragon Disk 02 diskmagazine, as it does not have an intro screen with the Impact logo, but delayed by the internal changes for the MCCA Infodisk.

You can hear two different MSX-AUDIO or MSX-MUSIC songs, but you need to choose the music you want to hear on the first screen! MSX-AUDIO is always used when this chip is present. The stereo mode is selected only when you use the MCCA interface.

It is possible to enjoy the great stereo mode outside this interface, you just need to replace the FST.BIN driver by STL2.BIN (driver used in STL 2.11 created by C.S.I and E.M.P.). However, you must delete the existing IMPACT.004 file and rename STL2.BIN as IMPACT.004.

The musics are written in the FAC Soundtracker 1 format (IMPACT.004 is actually the original FST.BIN driver).

Direct launching: RUN"IMPACT.PRG"

Games

MSX-BASIC loader Title Author Generation Soundchips Notes
SPACE.TRB Spaceworm Goes Cavin Pieter Knoop MSX2 PSG X-BASIC required


Music

MSX-BASIC loader Title Author Generation Soundchips Notes
ABYSS.FM Deep Space Abyss Ernst Schuller MSX2 MSX-MUSIC To play on MSX1:
Change line 2080 to
S=100 on 60Hz machines
S=120 on 50Hz machines
CANCION.FM Cancion De Cuna Elko Duijm MSX1 MSX-MUSIC
I'MRIGHT.FM I'm Left, You're Right,
She's Gone
Elko Duijm MSX2 MSX-MUSIC To play on MSX1:
Remove VDP(10)=2
in line 1000
OUTLIFE.FM She's Out Of My Life Elko Duijm MSX2 MSX-MUSIC To play on MSX1:
Replace WIDTH80 by
WIDTH40 in line 14


  • Details about all the FAC Soundtracker 1 songs on MCCA Infodisk 06
Song (MUS) Drumkit 1 (SM1) Drumkit 2 (SM2) Title Composer Part of the Infodisk
ACID3 ACID3 ACID3 Typical Acid Albert Huitsing Magazine
AXEL-F AXEL-F AXEL-F Axel-F Albert Huitsing Magazine
FUNAC FUNAC FUNAC Fun At Computers John van Poelgeest Magazine
IMPACT1 IMPACT1 - Impact 5 BDD Magazine +
Impact Promo
IMPACT2 IMPACT2 - Impact 3 BDD Magazine +
Impact Promo
JAZZYJAM JAZZYJAM JAZZYJAM Jazzy Jam Erik Duijs Magazine


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

Important! 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
POKES.PRG Game Tips and Pokes Searcher
(Speltips En Spelpokes Zoeker)
Elko Duijm
Pieter Knoop
MSX2 For MSX1: replace WIDTH 80 by
WIDTH40 in line 120
SC257.TRB Scroll Screen 2/5/7 Pieter Knoop MSX2 X-BASIC required
SCAN62.TRB STP To Screen 2 Convertor Pieter Knoop MSX2 X-BASIC required
SYNT206.PRG Synth Tool 2.06 Elko Duijm
Pieter Knoop
MSX2 Converts a Synth Saurus ASCII file
in a BASIC file with strings


Misc

Pictures

  • Screen 7 picture: CARRERA.SC7

Playing tips