Quasar 02
This page was last modified 21:13, 31 July 2018 by Mars2000you. Based on work by Gdx.
NOTE!
The interface and most of the provided software are for MSX2 and higher. However, a software is only for MSX2+ and MSX Turbo R. Part of the musical software can easily be adapted for MSX1.

Contents

Introduction

Diskmagazine released in February 1991 by MSX Club Gouda and the FCS team. Was also sold as MCM Public Domain disk B40.

Tips:

  • this edition is without musical background
  • the intro includes an hardware report and Jack Vetnek as brilliant flag of FCS
  • the intro, the magazine and the Quattro game use a RAM version of the runtime compiler X-BASIC (file JACK.001 with CALL GOUDA IN and CALL GOUDA UIT as replacements for CALL TURBO ON and CALL TURBO OFF)

Main content

Quasar 02 FCS logo
Quasar 02 Hardware Report
Quasar 02 Jack Vetnek

Software

Quasar 02 Menu
Quattro
Quasar 02 Screen 12 picture

Demos

MSX-BASIC loader Title Author Generation Notes
JANET.BAS Sony HBI-V1 Demo 2 MSX Club Gouda MSX2+ Correct line 10 is
COLOR0,0,0:SCREEN12
(and nothing else!)
SHUTTLE.BAS Space Shuttle MSX Club Gouda MSX2 Promo for Plotterdisk 2


Games

  • Playable demo of the Quattro game, created by FCS - mouse required

Note: this game is integrated to the interface of the diskmagazine and can't be launched directly.

Music

MSX-BASIC loader Title Author Generation Soundchips Notes
NEM2-1.FM Nemesis 2 Part 1 MSX-FAN MSX2 MSX-MUSIC
+ PSG
Launching on MSX1:
LOAD"NEM2-1.FM":RUN18
NEM2-2.FM Nemesis 2 Part 2 MSX-FAN MSX2 MSX-MUSIC Launching on MSX1:
LOAD"NEM2-2.FM":RUN16
JUSTSOM.FM Just Something Arjan Prosman MSX2 MSX-MUSIC Launching on MSX1:
LOAD"JUSTSOM.FM":RUN16
- Quasar 2 Roderik Muik MSX2 MSX-AUDIO
or MSX-MUSIC
FAC Soundtracker 1 format
AL.BIN = FST.BIN driver
- Quasar 3 Roderik Muik MSX2 MSX-AUDIO
or MSX-MUSIC
FAC Soundtracker 1 format
AL.BIN = FST.BIN driver


As it has been conceived, the two FAC Soundtracker 1 songs can only be launched from the software menu.

You can eventually put these files on a dedicated FAC Soundtracker music disk: QUASAR2.MUS - QUASAR2.SM1 - QUASAR2.SM2 - QUASAR3.MUS - QUASAR3.SM1 - QUASAR3.SM2

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

Misc

Playing tips