[MSX] MSX Resource Center news summary Apr 17, 2005 - May 01, 2005
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This automated two-weekly email message contains the MSX Resource Center news summary dating from Apr 17, 2005 until May 01, 2005. In these two weeks 36 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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V9BMP 1.1 (2005-04-30 00:59:17)
Marcel Delorme sent us a new version of V9BMP, a BMP file viewer for GFX9000 (Yamaha V9990). This version adds Gbasic copy format support. Palette data is saved in an ASCII file if needed.
Do you have more contents for our ever growing freeware MSX...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2935.html
MSXPLAYER (MSX MAGAZINE 3 VERSION) PATCHES (2005-04-30 00:11:32)
Only a day after the release of MSX Magazine 3, MSX Association has issued several patches to fix some minor issues the new version of MSXPLAYer was having on some computer systems. If you are to receive a copy of MSX Magazine 3, don't forget to install...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2934.html
27TH MSX USER MEETING OF BARCELONA (2005-04-29 23:39:01)
On May 14th, Aamsx will organize the 27th MSX User meeting of Barcelona. From 10:00 to 17:00 MSX users from Spain will gather to discuss, demonstrate, sell and/or buy anything related to MSX. A new episode of the Spanish MSX Magazine Call MSX is to be...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2933.html
IN MOVEMENT (EN MOVIMIENTO) (2005-04-29 23:17:30)
The Spanish MSX-MUSIC composer SPL, known from ProTracker releases such as Analogy, Cuando te Miro and Ode (Lost Airwaves Entry) sent us a new 18 minute music disk called In movement (En movimiento), created with Tyfoon Soft's ProTracker. The disk has...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2932.html
MSX-AUDIO BIOS FOR PHILIPS MUSIC MODULE (2005-04-29 12:05:42)
Source: International MSX mailinglist
FRS has released a new BIOS for the Philips Music Module at MSXPró. By using this BIOS the Philips Music Module becomes MSX-AUDIO compatible, allowing you to play any BASIC music written for the MSX-Music just...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2931.html
MSX MAGAZINE 3 HITS THE STREETS (2005-04-29 11:51:34)
Yesterday, the first copies of ASCII MSX Magazine 3 hit the streets, while the first pre-ordered copies arrived at the homes of their new owners. On the MSX Laboratory Blog you can find a picture of the webmaster of this blog holding the magazine, giving...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2930.html
SLOT VIEW BY MARMSX (2005-04-28 12:28:04)
A new utility by the name of Slot View 1 has been released by MarMSX. This utility visualizes all 16 primary slot pages and 64 pages between the primary and all secondary slots.
The program is designed to work on any MSX computer. It can be downloaded...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2929.html
GDOS MSX HARDWARE LINK ADDED (2005-04-27 23:31:08)
Gilberto D'Osvualdo's website has been added to the links section. Gilberto D'Osvualdo, aka GDos, is a Italian developer of hardware for MSX: mice, slotexpanders, 7MHz kits, modifications to 2+, FMPaks and memory expansions.
Relevant link: GDos MSX...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2928.html
MSXPLUG 050427 (2005-04-27 23:23:29)
[OK] released a new testversion of MSXplug. MSXplug is a WinAmp plugin which allows you to play KSS, MGS, MPK, BGM, OPX and MBM files. New in this version is:
* Fixed noise problem at end of fading.
* Added embedded playlist support.
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2927.html
MSX WORLD 2005 - STAGE SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED (2005-04-26 13:26:19)
The MSX World 2005 fair, which was announced a week ago is starting to get more and more shape. After the announcement of the first list of participants, there is now an overview of the lectures, presentations and symposiums to be held during the day:
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2926.html
YS: THE OATH IN FELGHANA TO FEATURE 7 AUDIO CDS (2005-04-26 12:57:51)
On June 30th, Falcom is to release a new game in the YS series, of which 3 episodes were released on MSX. As we reported before, the upcoming YS game, The Oath in Felghana appears to be a special remake of YS3 - Wanderers from YS. This seems to be confirmed...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2925.html
FINAL ZONE WOLF RE-RELEASED IN PROJECT EGG (2005-04-26 12:30:27)
Today, Amusement Center added Telenet's shooter Final Zone Wolf to the collection of Project EGG.
Relevant link: Final Zone Wolf at Project EGGRead more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2924.html
SUNDAY PAPA (2005-04-26 12:27:51)
DRM released a new track called Sunday Papa in MP3 and MGS format on his DrMSX Soundwork website. The song was composed on MSX and uses the PSG, OPLL and SCC soundchips. Last month, DRM won the MRC Airwaves Challenge with his song New...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2923.html
FILE2CAS 0.01 (2005-04-26 12:24:41)
Boukichi released a tool which converts binary files to .CAS files. The tool has been created for fun and research purposes, but can be used in cross-development as well.
Relevant link: Boukichi's website - NextGen sectionRead more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2922.html
GOEMON DS + GOEMON GBA = SPACE MANBOW MSX? (2005-04-25 12:52:35)
During their MSX days, Konami often offered special game features when combining two different Konami Cartridges in both cartridge ports. With the Nintendo DS having both a Nintendo DS and a Gameboy Advance game port, Konami was bound...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2921.html
DEVCON 2005 - SPRING EDITION PHOTOSHOOT (2005-04-24 21:27:28)
Yesterday the third edition of the MSX developers meeting Devcon was held in Noordscheschut, Netherlands. Wolf_, msd and [D-Tail] took several pictures which have just been added to our photoshoots section. Right here you can have a look at 47 pictures...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2920.html
INTERNESTOR LITE 1.02 (2005-04-24 21:23:27)
Source: HispaMSX mailinglist
Konamiman has just released a new version of InterNestor Lite, a toolkit for MSX-DOS that allows you to connect your MSX with an ObsoNet or RS232 cartridge to the internet. Changes in this version:
* Fixed a failure in...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2919.html
FTP CLIENT FOR MSX 1.01 (2005-04-24 21:22:55)
Source: HispaMSX mailinglist
Konamiman has just released a new version of his FTP client for MSX, which can be used in combination with InterNestor Lite. Changes in this version:
* Fixed a bug which made sending and receiving data in Z80 mode impossible
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2918.html
OPENMSX, CATAPULT, C-BIOS AND PASMO ADDED TO DEBIAN DISTRIBUTION (2005-04-24 21:12:34)
Manuel Bilderbeek informed us that openMSX, its versatile launcher Catapult, C-BIOS and Pasmo have been added to the Debian Linux distribution. Now, many Linux/MSX fans around the world can install this emulator, MSX compatible BIOS and Z80 assembly compiler...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2917.html
BAZIX TO ATTEND MSX WORLD 2005 (2005-04-24 15:11:06)
The MSX World 2005 website has been updated with a first list of groups and companies which will attend this MSX fair which is going to be held on May 5th in Akihabara, Tokyo. Among these participants is the Dutch company Bazix, the representative of...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2916.html
MSX MAGAZINE 3 - CONTENTS REVEALED (2005-04-22 01:46:17)
On April 28th, ASCII will release the third edition of MSX Magazine - Permanent preservation edition. As of today a PDF file with the complete contents of the magazine is available on the official MSX Magazine website. This two page PDF gives a clear...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2915.html
EMULATOR COMPARISON - REDMSX REVIEW ADDED (2005-04-21 23:38:26)
The MSX Emulator Comparison has just been updated, adding a review of the Brazilian MSX emulator RedMSX. If you want to find out how this emulator based on blueMSX compares to the 12 other emulators in the test, this is the article to read. Of course,...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2914.html
FMPSG003 (2005-04-21 23:09:23)
On May 1st, the third edition of the compilation record series FMPSG will be released during the M3 music hobbyists fair in Japan. The record will contain several songs created on retro platforms, including one or more MSX tracks created...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2913.html
JAN KOETS'S MIDI PAGE - LINK ADDED (2005-04-21 23:06:42)
We have just added a link to Jan Koets's MIDI page, on which you can find several MIDI files related to (and sometimes created on) MSX.
Relevant link: Jan Koets's MIDI pageRead more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2912.html
DATAX TRACK DISKMAGAZINES (2005-04-21 15:35:08)
After adding the two Datax music disks (Overload and Music Power) to our downloads section, the Datax Track diskmagazines could not stay behind. All 6 editions of the diskmagazine, and the special MCCM 1.5 issue were added just now:
* Track diskmagazine...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2911.html
DATAX MUSIC POWER (2005-04-21 15:22:59)
Last week we added Overload to our downloads section, today we added another Datax music disk: Music Power. The disk contains 29 songs made with Moonblaster Stereo (MSX-AUDIO/MSX-MUSIC) and a nice replayer.
Do you have more contents for our ever growing...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2910.html
PASMO 0.5.2 (2005-04-20 00:55:31)
A new version of the Z80 cross-assembler Pasmo has been released. Changes in this version:
* Added a warning when the 64 KiB limit is crossed in the middle of an instruction
* All warnings now show line information
* Some changes to allow use of more...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2909.html
KAROSHI FORUM OPENED (2005-04-19 16:57:21)
Source: HispaMSX mailinglist
Karoshi have opened a forum completely dedicated to their MSX activities. Karoshi recently announced they will make an MSX1 conversion of Columns. Two other projects, Ball-On! and Little Knight's Adventure were annoucned...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2908.html
MSX WORLD 2005 (2005-04-19 14:16:49)
On the 8th of May, 2005, probably the biggest MSX event in years will be held in Tokyo, Japan. Its name? MSX World 2005 (I love MSX). The fair will be held in the heart of Akihabara, on the second floor of a large building close to the subway-station...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2907.html
ILAC'04 - UPDATE (2005-04-19 13:19:28)
Konamiman has updated the ILAC website with new information and a new project. ILAC, which stands for InterNestor Lite Applications Contest, is an application development contest for Internestor Lite, a toolkit that brings internet connectivity to any...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2906.html
HOW TO WRITE A VIRUS FOR MSX - TUTORIAL (2005-04-19 13:14:19)
The MSX platform has never been suffered a lot from viruses. As far as we know, there's only one MSX virus out in the open: the ZAPP virus, for which a nice antivirus utility exists as well.
This Spanish article describes the basic principles of developing...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2905.html
SPANISH MSX RESOURCE CENTER: 2,000 NEWSPOSTS TRANSLATED (2005-04-18 00:29:46)
As you probably all know the MSX Resource Center is available in English, Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese. A large team of volunteers are helping out on a daily basis to get the most recent news on MSX translated to languages other than English, so that...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2904.html
MRAMDISK 1.0 (2005-04-18 00:22:25)
Source: MSX-BR-L Mailinglist
Adriano has released MRAMDISK, a utility to turn a MegaRAM expansion as a RAMDISK, adding an extra driveletter to the system. Currently, MRAMDISK only works in MSX-DOS 1.xx. You can find MRAMDISK in the software section...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2903.html
OBSONET IN ACTION (2005-04-17 15:08:46)
Source: HispaMSX mailinglist
AlucardX has recently received his Obsonet cartridge and posted his first experiences and screenshots to his weblog. You can read about his findings, in Spanish, right here.
Relevant link: Obsonet in actionRead more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2902.html
OVERLOAD (2005-04-17 15:03:22)
Alex Ganzeveld sent us Overload, a music disk his MSX group, Datax, released in 1997. The disk contains 10 OPL4 tracks and 19 Moonblaster Stereo (MSX-MUSIC/MSX-AUDIO) songs and has been added to our freeware downloads section.
Do you have more contents...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2901.html
IOMBCC ENTRIES 11 TO 15 (2005-04-17 14:47:43)
It's been a while since we reported about the IOMBCC (International Obfuscated MSX-BASIC Code Contest), but the coders of obfuscated MSX-BASIC listings have been far from inactive. No less than 5 new entries were submitted in our forums:
* Brush! - A...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2900.html
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