Tips en Truuks
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Diskmagazine released by the MSX GebruikersGroep Nijmegen on a single sided disk in April 1989.

It was provided for free to the disk subscribers of MSX Club Magazine 24. The complete name is 'Tips & Truuks 1', but it does not seem that other editions were released.

It can be seen as a MSX-News Special, dedicated to programming tips. To fix partially the available corrupted disk image, you need to modify the bytes 0 to &H806, for example by using the corresponding values as for MSX-News 01.

All the DOC files are plain ASCII text files. Some of them include BASIC listings, but the corresponding BASIC files are not provided, contrary to most other diskmagazines. A bad choice for a diskmagazine!

Just like the MSX-News releases, this diskmagazine has a menu and a settings screen, but this part can't be recovered.

Main content

General info

  • Pokes for diskdrive problems
  • How to choose between small and big characters
  • Examples of routines with several choices
  • Killer pokes
  • How to switch RAM banks
  • The 'universal' poke
  • System pokes
  • Various other pokes



MSX-BASIC loader Title Author Generation Notes
KLEURDEM1 4 Colors In Screen 0 MSX-News MSX2
KLEURDEM2 Colors In Screen 6 MSX-News MSX2 Remove line 140 if you
don't like SET ADJUST
KLEURDEM3 Line Scroll Demo MSX-News MSX2
KLEURDEM3 Line Scroll Demo MSX-News MSX2
VDP-DEMO1 VDP(24) Test MSX-News MSX2
VDP-DEMO2 26 Lines In Screen 0 MSX-News MSX2
VDP-DEMO3 Blinking Characters In Screen 0 MSX-News MSX2
VPOKE Multiple Sprite In Screen 1 MSX-News MSX2


MSX-BASIC loader Title Author Generation
CLOKDOC Clock Reader Rolf Witt MSX2
LHOOFD List Head
SECTOR0 Sector 0 MSX-News MSX1