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MSX Screen Conversor 0.6

by snout on 24-02-2007, 08:52
Topic: Development

A new version of the MSX Screen Conversor - an online toolkit to convert JPG, PNG and GIF files from up to 400kb to SCREEN 2, 5, 8 and 12 - has been released. This version adds support for SCREEN 12 and stretch.

Already announced in September 2006, the time has finally come for the first MSX games to appear in the Japanese Virtual Console channels of the Nintendo Wii game console.

Manbow2 - Imminent release

by Ivan on 23-02-2007, 20:52
Topic: Software

In this thread of our active MSX Forum, Norakomi has just informed that Manbow2 is finished and going to be released in cartridge format within the next two months.

Rune Master collection in EGG PLUS!

by snout on 21-02-2007, 18:07
Topic: MSX Revival

Amusement Center have re-released a bundle of Compile's boardgame RPG series Rune Master in EGG PLUS!.

2MB VHDL patch for One Chip MSX

by KdL on 21-02-2007, 17:56
Topic: MSX Revival

HRA has updated his One Chip MSX fansite with a new VHDL patch that increases the amount of RAM in the One Chip MSX's MSX2 configuration from 1MB to an even more respectable 2MB.

Solitary Void - italo remake

by Low_Profile on 21-02-2007, 17:50
Topic: Music

Bart Roijmans (Low Profile) has released an italo/space synth remake of his song Solitary Void. As it is not an MSX composition, it isn't an entry for the Italo Challenge, but it's a stand-alone tribute to the italo genre.

Metal Gear SaveToDisk IPS patch

by Ramones on 19-02-2007, 22:09
Topic: Software

Kralizec released an IPS patch for Metal Gear which allows the game to save and load from disk. It only works with the Japanese release of Metal Gear.

Ademir Carchano from MSX Projetos Brazil is widely known for his hardware development such the ACVS MSX2 upgrade kit, MegaRAM, ADVRAM and others. Currently he is developing a new MSX "motherboard" which goes by the title of 'MSX-UNI'. MSX-UNI can be installed on older Brazilian MSX computers (HotBit/Expert) or in a PC desktop.

Javier Pérez has released a partial English translation of Crimson III, a MSX2 RPG from XtalSoft. Due to the lack of colaboration, the project was not finished; however, the work is enough to give the game a try.

OpenMSX TV and forum move

by Bart on 16-02-2007, 00:29
Topic: Emulation

Due to massive harassment by bots and other non-friendly entities the openMSX forum has moved to a new location. More entertaining news comes from Vampier at our MSX forums.

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