The LINKS VIIK
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Description

The LINKS VIIK is a hybrid modem released in April 1987. Besides the part giving access to 'The LINKS' network with its specific protocol, it has a RS-232C interface and full duplex 300/1200bps speed.

The cartridge includes a 16kB ROM with two communication firmware: the NGA (Network Game Adapter) application and the first version of MSX-TELCOM, written by ASCII. It seems that there's also a 8kB SRAM, but it needs to be checked.

Note that a more advanced version of MSX-TELCOM, written by ASCII and Matsushita, is integrated in the FS-CM1 modem and the FS-A1FM computer.

The VIIK reference appears probably also on the manual and the box, while the underside label of the cartridge says TMZ 1200 JKC, just like for the Panasonic FS-CM820 cartridge.

Brand The LINKS
Type VIIK
Year 1987-04
Region JP
Official price ¥29,800
Package content
Emulation ROM dumped, but modem emulation not implemented in emulators

Gallery

Cartridge

The LINKS VIIK
The LINKS VIIK underside

Firmware

The LINKS VIIK - intro menu
NGA - main menu
NGA - login info screen
NGA - loading screen
NGA - letter screen
NGA - receiver screen
MSX-TELCOM