MSX-PLAYer
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MSX-PLAYer is the only official MSX emulator. It was released by ASCII

Contents

ASCII MSX Magazine edition

It was released on CD-ROM with the Japanese MSX Magazine, Permanent Revival edition 1 in December 2002. It included a version for Windows and for PocketPC2002.

Subsequent versions where released with Permanent Revival edition 2 in December 2003, Permanent Revival edition 3 in April 2005 and finally on MSX Magazine EM · ONEα! Make! Game & BASIC in 2008.

Revival Edition 1

Permanent Revival Edition 1 was released in December 2002 and included the MSX-PLAYer for Windows (98, 98SE, Me, 2000, XP) and PocketPC2002. It was available with four skins each. And for each skin you could select one the following pre-loaded software configs:

Gokigen 8bit game Indie Games BASIC Graph Saurus
· Bokosuka Wars

- the Castle
- Castle Excellent
- Theseus
- Pairs
- Rotazu
-Irigasu
scope on
Tahara kun
trial skiing
Pie panic
Lies out
Red zone
, Thexder
Fire Hawk
-Kuinpuru
-family cycle path Roddick 2

Magical Labyrinth Remix

-Hoippuru
-invincible warrior Yajiuman
· ASTRO MONSTERS

Mouse corresponding BASIC

-joypad corresponding BASIC

Graph Saurusu Ver 2.0

Some patches are available on the ASCII website for this edition: [1]

Gallery Windows Edition

MSX-Player with blue skin
MSX-Player with yellow skin
MSX-Player with green skin
MSX-Player with fancy skin

Gallery PocketPC2002 Edition

MSX-Player with blue skin
MSX-Player with yellow skin
MSX-Player with green skin
MSX-Player with fancy skin

Revival Edition 2

Permanent Revival Edition 2 was released in December 2003 and included the MSX-PLAYer for Windows (98, 98SE, Me, 2000, XP) and PocketPC2002. It was available with three new skins each.

This version of the emulator support MSX Turbo R, and Japanese MSX-DOS2. The PocketPC2002 edition had beta compatibility with PocketPC2003.

Just like with Edition 1 you can select between four pre-loaded software configs:

Gokigen 8bit game Indie Games BASIC Demo trial
- C-SO!

- DIRES
-JP Winkle
War Lloyd
-Garukebu
dungeon master
Till na Nog
Fleet Commander 2
Professional Mahjong Goku
Penguin-kun WARS2
- Master of Monsters
, the wave of the target
of Ha evil sealed
- Madou Monogatari 1-2-3

DELVINDUS ·

· ZONETERRA
-magic of the country of Hoippuru
-eye beast-Sha
and overseas Games

Joy pad corresponding BASIC

-mouse corresponding BASIC

- Guru Logi Champ (trial version)

, how to spend the end (demo)
- amber testament of (demo)

Some patches are available on the ASCII website for this edition: [2]

Gallery Windows Edition

MSX-Player with black skin
MSX-Player with simple skin
MSX-Player with fancy white skin

Gallery PocketPC2002 Edition

MSX-Player with black skin
MSX-Player with vertical white skin
MSX-Player with horizontal white skin

Revival Edition 3

Permanent Revival Edition 3 was released in April 2005 and included the MSX-PLAYer for Windows (98, 98SE, Me, 2000, XP). Just like before various pre-loaded software configs are available.

This version of the emulator supports save state, on the fly skin switching and faster emulation.

MSX Magazine EM · ONEα Edition

MSX Magazine EM · ONEα was released in 2008 and included the MSX-PLAYer.

It appears to have included the MSX-PLAYer for Windows (versions?) and for Windows Mobile 6.

MSXPC edition

In 2003 ASCII introduced the ASCII MSXPC 20th Anniversary Model with the MSX-PLAYer preloaded.

MSX Game Reader edition

In 2004 ASCII introduced the MSX Game Reader, which shipped with a special version of the MSX-PLAYer emulator. This version however only works if the MSX Game Reader is connected and has a cartridge inserted. It would emulate an MSX1 if it detected an MSX1 cartridge inserted, and a MSX Turbo R for other games. This was likely done because of the difference in color palette between MSX1 and MSX2. It shipped with drivers for 32-bit Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Attempts to get the drivers working on 32-bit Windows 7 were very complicated (and unsucessful on 64-bit Windows 7).

In Europe Sunrise was allowed to ship an English language version of the MSX-PLAYer emulator with their version of the MSX Game Reader. This version was released in 2005.