Noob to MSX, Which System should i get? (MSX, MSX2/Brand Etc..)

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بواسطة mars2000you

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صورة mars2000you

03-03-2016, 20:45

I don't know exactly how many Japanese games require this rom, but it's probably essential for some RPG's.

It's better to have a MSX with diskdrive. The standard for the disk is indeed 3.5" simple density (360kB) or double density (720kB).

بواسطة Brandon Jay Stickle

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صورة Brandon Jay Stickle

03-03-2016, 20:46

i have some 1.44mb floppys, if i needed software on these could the MSX take them?

بواسطة mars2000you

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صورة mars2000you

03-03-2016, 20:52

No, this format is not supported by MSX.

بواسطة Brandon Jay Stickle

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صورة Brandon Jay Stickle

03-03-2016, 20:52

interesting... Thank you for the information!

بواسطة Grauw

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صورة Grauw

03-03-2016, 21:00

Yes the 1.44M (HD) floppies will work when you format them as 720K (DD) on the MSX.

In theory it’s not ideal because the magnetic layer of HD disks has slightly different characteristics, so real DD disks are better, but I’ve used tons of HD disks in the past without any problems when DD disks became more scarce (nowadays they will be difficult to find I think). If the MSX drive was replaced with a PC drive, you may have to put a piece of opaque tape over the hole on the bottom right side of the disk.

بواسطة mars2000you

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صورة mars2000you

03-03-2016, 20:54

Brandon Jay Stickle wrote:

interesting... Thank you for the information!

Read again my message, I've edited it. The trick I've mentioned (black tape to hide a hole on disks) is to use MSX disks on PC, but it's not guaranteed to work with recent versions of Windows.

بواسطة Brandon Jay Stickle

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صورة Brandon Jay Stickle

03-03-2016, 20:58

oh i gotcha!

بواسطة Manuel

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صورة Manuel

03-03-2016, 21:46

I think there are only a few Japanese games that are worth playing that require a kanji ROM. Most great games don't need one.

بواسطة Brandon Jay Stickle

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صورة Brandon Jay Stickle

03-03-2016, 21:49

where would i find one of these, or a better question, What would be the name of the Cartridge?

بواسطة Manuel

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صورة Manuel

03-03-2016, 22:19

What are you talking about?

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