[MSX] MSX Resource Center news summary Jul 06, 2005 - Jul 20, 2005
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This automated weekly email message contains the MSX Resource Center news summary dating from Jul 06, 2005 until Jul 20, 2005. Last week, 13 news articles were posted at the MSX Resource center. The complete newsarchive can be found here: http://www.msx.org/newsarchive.html
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D.C. CONNECTION IN PROJECT EGG (2005-07-19 22:11:42)
Amusement Center have released D.C. connection an adventure game for MSX2 originally released in 1989 by RiverHill Soft Inc., in their retro gaming service Project EGG.
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/D.C.-connection-in-Project-EGG.newspost3138.html
MSX CLUB GRONINGEN - JULY 2005 MEETING PHOTOSHOOT (2005-07-18 22:29:48)
Yesterday MSX Club Groningen held their very first MSX user meeting in Groningen, the Netherlands. Throughout the day, an estimated 30 people showed up to have a look at what was going on. If you're curious as well you can find out what happened right here, in our ever growing photo shoots section which contains over 2200 pictures taken on MSX fairs and meetings all around the world. If you have any pictures you'd like to add to this section, please don't hesitate to send a mail to photoshoots at msx.org and we will add them to the MRC.
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/MSX-Club-Groningen-July-2005-meeting-photoshoot.newspost3137.html
MICROWAVER 0.91 (2005-07-17 23:46:43)
Cax has released a new version of MicroWAVer. a tool that can be used to rapidly load large blocks of data with a tape interface. In this version, the following things were changed:
* Fixed memory switch problem during loading (some BIN games didn't work)
* Fixed bug that caused BLOAD patching to kill BASIC programs
* Fixed bit-packing algorithm (wrong char-frequency counting)
* Fixed bug in bit-packing-rate calculation
* Char frequency/conversion table is built BEFORE packing of ROM,BAS,COM (BIN was OK)
* In "-cd -xp" mode: the bps rate of the loader is changed from 2205 to 3150 (so the loader is 2 sec shorter now)
* Square waveform is used by default. In 3675 bps compressed mode ( "-cd -c" ) you can use "-sine" to make a sine waveform.
* Name of first file in the list is used (6 chars) as "Found:" filename ( instead of "LOADER" )
* Created icon for the MicroWAVeRunner
* Added ability to drag-n-drop input files into list in MicroWAVeRunner
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/MicroWAVer-0.91.newspost3136.html
NEW MSXDEV'05 ENTRY: BLUSY SHOP (2005-07-17 13:06:24)
Jordi Sala Clara, a.k.a. MSXnake, has entered a new finished project in the MSXdev'05 contest. The game, which he coded in BASIC in the early 90's, called Blusy Shop is a nicely coded version of Taito's Plotting, also known as Flipull on the Japanese market. Apart from the ROM file, the BASIC listing of this 21st entry in the MSXdev'05 contest is also available on the MSXdev'05 website for educational purposes.
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/New-MSXdev05-entry%3A-Blusy-Shop.newspost3135.html
THEXDER AND FIREHAWK IN PLUS! (2005-07-16 19:43:07)
Amusement Center have released the Game Arts classic Thexder and its sequel Fire Hawk in one package at their retrogaming website PLUS!.
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/Thexder-and-Firehawk-in-PLUS%21.newspost3134.html
MSX ASSOCIATION OPEN 'GIVE THE ONE CHIP MSX A NEW NAME CHALLENGE' FOR JAPAN (2005-07-16 19:21:23)
One week ago, a thread was opened on our ever active MSX Forum, where members of the MRC could submit a new name for the One Chip MSX, which has recenlty become available outside
Japan. In the Give the One Chip MSX a new name topic many suggestions were already offered and, before the deadline of August 20th, we expect many more to come as well.
In Japan, MSX Association have opened a page where Japanese MSX fans can submit their suggestions, including a list of nominees received to date. You can find the corresponding page over here.
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/MSX-Association-open-give-the-One-Chip-MSX-a-new-name-challenge-for-Japan.newspost3133.html
3 GAME BGM COVERS BY CHABINN (2005-07-16 19:16:03)
The Japanese MSX composer Chabinn has released three new MGS tracks composed for PSG, MSX-MUSIC and SCC:
* Great Battle Ship (Thunder Cross, arcade game)
* Stage 2-3 (Genoside2. X68000)
* Attack on the battleship (previously released by DRM)
These and many other impressive songs can be found on Chabinn's website
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/3-game-BGM-covers-by-Chabinn.newspost3132.html
MSX T-SHIRTS: PRODUCTION COMPLETED (2005-07-15 12:25:22)
A few minutes ago no less than 250 MSX T-Shirts, of which production started last week, were delivered at MSX Resource Center HQ. As we are still waiting for the packaging material needed to ship the separate orders to MSX fans all around the world to arrive, we expect to send the first MSX T-Shirts out by the beginning of next week.
Visitors of the MSX Club Groningen meeting to be held this Sunday can already obtain their MSX T-Shirts during that meeting. If you would like to collect a T-Shirt over there, please send a message to snout at msx.org to make sure I'll take enough MSX T-Shirts with me. If you have already paid for shipment of the T-Shirts but decided to collect the shirts after all, you'll get a refund of the shipping costs (naturally).
To the people who ordered one or more MSX T-Shirts, unable to visit the MSX Club Groningen meeting, keep a good look at your mailboxes and expect them to arrive in the near future!
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/MSX-T-Shirts%3A-production-completed.newspost3131.html
PATRIEK LESPARRE TO JUDGE MSXDEV'05 ENTRIES (2005-07-14 11:54:44)
The juror to the MSXdev'05 game development competition has just been announced on Robsy's MSX workshop. This year, all entries to the MSXdev'05 competition will be rated by Patriek Lesparre (GuyveR800) of the MSX group TNI. Last year, all entries were rated by Nestor Soriano (Konamiman). At the moment, no less than 20 projects have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of MSXdev.
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/Patriek-Lesparre-to-judge-MSXdev05-entries.newspost3130.html
MESS 0.98 (2005-07-13 19:57:47)
A new version of MESS, the Multiple Emulator Super System based on MAME has been released. As usual, this version incorporates all changes which were made to the latest version of MAME and some emulation specific changes. In this case, no updates related to the emulation of the MSX computer were made, apart from the fact that disk images with more than 83 tracks are supported as well now.
An update of the MSX Emulator Comparison is planned for the near future.
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/MESS-0.98.newspost3129.html
MUSHIHIMESAMA: TO SHINJUGAMORI BY WIZ AND JUD (2005-07-13 16:52:53)
After the release of 3 different versions of Mushihimesama: To Shinjugamori in the Let's make impossible covers with PSG challenge, two more PSG versions of the same song were released, this time presented to you by Wiz and JUD
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/Mushihimesama%3A-To-Shinjugamori-by-Wiz-and-JUD.newspost3128.html
MSX FAIR BUSSUM 2005 (2005-07-13 14:12:49)
It has been a while since the last MSX fair has been held in The Netherlands, the MSX fair in Tilburg won't take place anymore. There is great news though, Laurens Holst (Grauw) has set a date for the annual MSX fair in Bussum. This year it will be held on Saturday, October 1st. At the same location as last year, and still from 10:00 to 17:00 o'clock.
This year, there won't be an MSX marathon following the end of the fair. You are welcome to stay for the evening, though. Until around 23:00 o'clock there will be a lot of gameplaying, singing, pizza smashing and a lot more.
The pricing will be announced soon, when the intro letter and registration forms are sent to last year's participants and published on the website.
You can find more information on the fair's web page, which also contains the necessary contact information in case you have questions. It will be updated every once in a while so keep an eye on it.
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/MSX-fair-Bussum-2005.newspost3127.html
MSX BSB 2004 PHOTOSHOOT (2005-07-13 11:12:22)
>From April 16th to April 18th, 2004, the fourth MSX BSB meeting was held in Brasília, Brazil. As of today, a photoshoot of the event can be found over here.
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/MSX-BSB-2004-photoshoot.newspost3126.html
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