[MSX] MSX Resource Center news summary May 01, 2005 - May 15, 2005
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This automated two-weekly email message contains the MSX Resource Center news summary dating from May 01, 2005 until May 15, 2005. In these two weeks 43 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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_MUS2AUD (2005-05-14 05:52:02)
About 3 weeks ago an MSX-AUDIO BIOS for Philips Music Module was released, making the popular Philips Music Module fully MSX-AUDIO compatible. After it's release the reactions were enthusiastic, but there clearly was a demand for a way to let the Music...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2978.html
MAD RELEASES QUARTH'S THEME (2005-05-13 21:39:02)
MAD Music Studio releases many arranged versions of MSX game songs. Recently, the theme of Konami's popular game Quarth has been added to the ever growing collection.
Relevant link: MAD Music StudioRead more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2977.html
AMUSEMENT CENTER ADDS ALESTE PACKAGE TO EGG PLUS (2005-05-13 21:22:15)
In Japan, Amusement Center rereleases classic Japanese retro software for PC. Recently, they have added an Aleste package to their project EGG Plus.
While browsing their website, we also noticed their special report on MSX World 2005. You can find...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2976.html
SNOOPY TOWN (MSXDEV'05 ENTRY) (2005-05-13 14:40:55)
Another game has joined the MSXdev'05 contest and it is already a finished project: Snoopy Town, by Andrea Gasparini. It can be found at the MSXdev'05 status page.
With this new entry, there are now 15 games registered in MSXdev'05, the same amount...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2975.html
ONEDRIVE 1.0 (2005-05-13 04:59:20)
Adriano Camargo Rodrigues da Cunha has released a new utility for MSX called ONEDRIVE. Inspired by a Brazilian utility called CONTROL.BAS, which enables only the A: drive in an MSX computer system, freeing a bit of base memory, this version offers the...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2974.html
MAP UPDATES (2005-05-12 23:57:20)
Source: MSX Mailinglist
The MAP (MSX Assembly Pages) website has been updated today. Grauw announced the following changes:
* Fixed a few cut-off numbers in the Z80 instruction set overview
* Replaced the Div16 16-bits division routine with a...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2973.html
2005 CRACKING CHALLENGE (2005-05-11 21:32:46)
[WYZ] has set up a nice 'Cracking Challenge' for all you programmers out there. On the Karoshi forums you can find a link to a CRACKME.BIN file. What's in a name...
Running the file gives you a request for a name and a registry number. The challenge...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2972.html
MOSQUY NO TABIDACHI BY SYMRAY SCOPIO (2005-05-10 22:46:26)
Mosquy no Tabidachi is a song made by Symray Scopio entirely in MSX Basic. The song entered MSX Magazine's short BASIC programming contest, but was disqualified because it wasn't finished yet (a minimum song length was one of the contest rules).
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2971.html
MSX INFO PAGES UPDATED (2005-05-10 22:34:51)
Hans Otten updated the MSX Info pages with a nice article and some photo's on how he managed to fit his ObsoNET in a cartridge casing. Maybe the first ObsoNET with casing?
Relevant link: MSX Info pagesRead more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2970.html
MSX WORLD 2005 FAIR REPORT COLLECTION AT GIGAMIX PT. 2 (2005-05-10 22:20:55)
Source: Gigamix Online
Yesterday we already posted about the MSX World 2005 report link-collection at Gigamix. At that time ten reports had been linked from Gigamix. Just one day later nf_ban added 23(!) more links to MSX World 2005 fair reports. A...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2969.html
IRC CLIENT FOR INTERNESTOR LITE (2005-05-10 18:34:00)
One of the coolest utilities for MSX is currently being developed by Konamiman. His InterNestor Lite is a toolkit for MSX-DOS that allows you to connect your MSX with an ObsoNET or RS232 cartridge to the internet.
On HispaMSX we...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2968.html
MSXPLUG 050508 (2005-05-10 17:36:45)
Only a few days ago, we reported about the latest MSXplug, a plugin for WinAmp and KbMediaPlayer. Today, a new version was already released by Digital Sound Antiques. New in this version:
* Fixed a problem where MSXplug cannot play a KSSX...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2967.html
MSX HISTóRIA - UPDATES (2005-05-10 00:07:25)
The MSX História website has been restyled and updated once again. No less then 49, unfortunately low-res, labels are available already. Latest additions are: F1 Spirit, Pennant Race 2, Nemesis 2, Treasure of Usas, King Kong 2, Salamander, Quarth, Firebird...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2966.html
MSX WORLD 2005 FAIR REPORT COLLECTION AT GIGAMIX (2005-05-09 22:01:36)
Source: Gigamix Online
While nf_ban, the editor of Gigamix, apologizes for not reporting about MSX World 2005 himself, he did put up 9 new links to other websites which do report about it. In random order:
* Excel Game Weekly, Blog of Mr. Chikada
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2965.html
MSX MAGAZINE 3 SOFTWARE PATCHES (2005-05-08 23:16:39)
One day after the release of MSX Magazine 3, MSX Association issued some patches for the MSXPLAYer released with the magazine. Unfortunately the MSXPLAYer isn't the only software that needs patching. As of yesterday seven more patches were released to...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2964.html
MSX WORLD 2005 FAIR REPORT AT RETROPC (2005-05-08 21:06:20)
RetroPC.net is the first to report about MSX World 2005 at their website. According to RetroPC over 1.000(!) MSX fans visited MSX World 2005. The report contains 20 photo's with detailed description. You may need translate though.
Relevant link: RetroPC...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2963.html
MSXDEV'05: MAGICAL STONES (2005-05-07 13:31:19)
The first finished MSXdev'05 game was published yesterday at Robsy's MSX Workshop. Magical Stones, by Alfonso D.C. (a.k.a. Dioniso, MSXdev contests regular), is a jewel-destroyer puzzle game, in some aspects similar to Columns but with a different gameplay....
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2962.html
BLUEMSX MANUAL UPDATED (2005-05-07 10:39:08)
The manual of BlueMSX, the MSX emulator leading the ranks of the MSX Emulator Comparison, has been updated. Both the online and emulator manuals are available.
* BlueMSX online manual
* BlueMSX emulator manual
Relevant link: BlueMSX websiteRead more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2961.html
MSX WORLD 2005 - STAGESCHEDULE UPDATE (2005-05-07 10:23:00)
The stageschedule we posted about earlier, has been changed quite a bit. The five activities have been cut back to four, but the total length of these activities have been extended with half an hour.
* 11:15 - 13:15 - A lecture from Kazuhiko Nishi on...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2960.html
MSX WORLD 2005 - STANDHOLDERS UPDATE (2005-05-07 09:58:28)
Five more standholders have been added to the MSX World 2005 fair standholders list. Besides the nineteen standholders we mentioned earlier, these community groups have confirmed to be present also:
* Rich Laboratories
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2959.html
BAZIX INTRODUCES MSXPLAYER FOR MOBILE PHONES (2005-05-06 22:36:36)
As we posted earlier, this sunday, MSX World 2005 is being held in Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan. The official MSX World 2005 website gives a nice overview on the activities which will take place.
The Dutch company Bazix will be present as well and right...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2958.html
MESS 0.96 (2005-05-06 05:22:30)
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, a small bug affecting...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2957.html
MSXPLUG 050501 (2005-05-04 23:30:52)
Some days ago, Digital Sound Antiques released a new version of MSXplug, a plugin for WinAmp and KbMediaPlayer that allows you to play several formats of MSX songs on PC. New in this version:
* Fixed the format of KSS embedded playlist....
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2956.html
HELP WANTED FOR MNBIOS DEVELOPMENT (2005-05-04 23:18:39)
For some time now, flyguille has been busy developing MNBIOS (MSX Non Basic Input Output System), a new OS for the MSX2 platform which can replace the original BIOS. Due to several circumstances, this ambitious project has been delayed quite a bit. This...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2955.html
NEW MAP ON MSX SOLUTIONS (2005-05-04 21:50:18)
Two days after a giant update (12 maps of MSX games), the site MSX Solutions has again been updated with a 13th map to celebrate more than 2.000 visitors since the opening of the site.
You can now discover all the secrets of Nemesis (Gradius) released...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2954.html
MSX INFO PAGES UPDATED (2005-05-04 20:02:36)
Hans Otten updated the MSX info pages with the PCB-design for the BEER IDE interface by Arnold Metselaar. The design is available in postscript and eagle format.
Relevant link: MSX info pagesRead more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2953.html
MRC DOWNTIME (2005-05-04 19:30:02)
In the last 30 hours the MSX Resource Center suffered the longest downtime period in its history. Due to several causes our dedicated server was not accessible at all. It took somewhat longer than expected, but we're back again!
Thanks to our paranoid...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2952.html
MSX POSSE CHATNIGHT (2005-05-02 11:18:46)
On August 7th, 2004 the first MSX Posse chatnight was held on the #MSX channel on the Undernet IRC network. On May 20th, a second MSX Posse chatnight will be held on the same IRC channel, which can be reached from this web interface, or by using an IRC...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2951.html
OVERLOAD - BUGFIX (2005-05-02 11:02:58)
Last month we added the music disk Overload to our freeware downloads section. As of now, thanks to Grauw, a new version is available which fixes an issue which caused incorrect playback speed on 60Hz mode.
Relevant link: OverloadRead more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2950.html
OBSONET REVIEW (2005-05-02 10:04:06)
Ethernet for MSX. It sounds so simple. It looks so simple. Still, the MSX community had to wait for 22 years until they were able to connect their MSX computers directly to an ethernet network. In 2004, hardware designer Daniel Berdugo and software developer...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2949.html
HANS VAN GEMERT SOFTWARE (2005-05-02 09:57:39)
Today we added no less than 35 Dutch software titles coded in the early 1990s by Hans van Gemert, mostly for educational purposes. Although these software titles are completely in Dutch, they come with a nice user-interface which can be controlled by...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2948.html
MSX SOLUTIONS GETS MAJOR UPDATE (2005-05-02 01:10:45)
Ever since MSX Solutions has been hosted on a new server, the site has received an increasing amount of feedback, especially from the Spanish community. As a special 'thank you' to all the visitors, no less than 12 maps have been added to the site!
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2947.html
KNIGHTMARE REMAKE (RUBOSLAV EDITION) (2005-05-01 21:19:20)
On this website you can find information on Ruboslav's Knightmare remake project. Being developed seperately from this Knightmare remake, this version is coded in Fenix, which makes it combatible with both Windows and Linux.
Relevant link: Ruboslav's...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2946.html
MSX T-SHIRTS: MORE THAN 100 T-SHIRTS SOLD! (2005-05-01 19:24:53)
On March 23rd we launched a Flash Game to celebrate the fact we had started to sell genuine MSX T-Shirts on our website, right here. Within three weeks, more than 100 MSX T-Shirts were sold, which was the minimum amount of T-Shirts we had to sell to make...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2945.html
FAVORITE MSX GAME CHARACTER MEGAPOLL [ROUND 1] (2005-05-01 18:48:59)
On April 16th we started a new megapoll, in search of the most favorite MSX game character. With more than 160 nominees, the time has come to enter the first round of voting. Right here you can find the votesheet to the first round of this megapoll in...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2944.html
MSX IN THE MEDIA CHALLENGE 2: 26TH NOMINEE (2005-05-01 16:57:47)
Imahi of Syntax spotted several websites reporting about the upcoming MSX event MSX World 2005. The Japanese IT website atmarkIT and the Japanese gaming portals Famitsu.com, Degenki Online, 4gamer and GameStyle. All have been added to the list of nominees...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2943.html
PAXANGA SOFT WEBSITE RESTYLED (2005-05-01 16:09:57)
The Spanish MSX developer team Paxanga Soft have restyled their website, on which you can find information on Paxanga Soft's MSX developments and future projects, MSX User Meetings reports, and more.
Relevant link: Paxanga SoftRead more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2942.html
MSX HISTóRIA - UPDATES (2005-05-01 13:22:31)
The Konami cartridge label preservation website MSX História has been updated once again and now contains 41 Gradiente-style cartridge labels that can be printed and then used to make damaged cartridges look like new again.
Relevant link: MSX HistóriaRead more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2941.html
MSX WORLD 2005 - MORE STANDHOLDERS REVEALED (2005-05-01 13:18:09)
The list of participants to MSX World 2005 has been updated, adding several names to the list we revealed earlier. The complete list of standholders to this MSX fair, which will be held at Sunday, May 8th, 2005 in Akihabara, Tokyo now is as follows:
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2940.html
MSXDEV'05 - UPDATE (2005-05-01 01:59:31)
Eduardo Robsy has updated the MSXdev'05 status page with information on all projects that are going to join in this MSX1 game development competition. With no less than 14 projects already confirmed, it looks like the competition is going to become at...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2939.html
HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY SOEPFISKJE - FREEWARE (2005-05-01 01:52:30)
In true Near Dark tradition, their latest production Happy 10th birthday Soepfiskje has been declared freeware about 6 months after its initial release. The music disk for OPL4, which contains 13 well-crafted Moonsound songs, a nice interface and 2 small...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2938.html
WAV2FILE 0.01 (2005-05-01 01:36:01)
After the release of FILE2CAS, earlier this week, Boukichi decided to create a tool that works the other way around as wel. WAV2FILE directly converts WAV recordings from cassettes carrying MSX software to files.
Relevant link: Boukichi - Nextgen sectionRead more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2937.html
MRC DOWNLOADS TOP 10; APRIL 2005 (2005-05-01 01:32:59)
It's the first of the month, so lets have a look at which files have been downloaded the most during April 2005. The impressive Realtime texturemapped 3D demo by David Heremans is in first position for the second month in a row. As usual, new titles...
Read more at: http://www.msx.org/newspost2936.html
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