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SMR #6: Impact 205/BDD's Theme 5

by snout on 11-02-2006, 02:59
Topic: Music

Haze sent us the sixth entry to the MRC Scene Music Remake Challenge. From Impact, he re-arranged BDD's fifth theme, which is also known as Impact 205, sticking closely to the original version.


by snout on 11-02-2006, 00:26
Topic: Emulation

Ricardo Bittencourt has released BrMSXGBA, an MSX emulator for Nintendo Gameboy Advance. In order to be able to download the emulator, you must join Ricardo Bittencourt's MSX mailinglist on Yahoo groups.

Gradius II BGM by Hackurl

by snout on 11-02-2006, 00:22
Topic: Music

The Japanese composer Hackurl has released a NES style arrangement of one of the BGMs from Konami's classic shooter Gradius 2 (Nemesis 2) BGMs.

Most important MSX news of 2005 [round 4]

by snout on 11-02-2006, 00:14
Topic: MRC
Tags: Polls

On January 26th we started taking votes for the first round of the 'Most important MSX news of 2005' megapoll. Now, the time has come for the fourth round, to which 12 out of 90 nominees continued. The more people vote, the more exciting it's going to be so please do contribute and fill in the votesheet right here.

MSXPró - Update

by snout on 08-02-2006, 00:58
Topic: Websites

The Brazilian MSX portal MSXPró has been updated with a lot of new documentation:

  • Datasheets for the 41256, 61512 and 62256 memory chips
  • Datasheet for the Z8530 serial controller
  • English datasheet for the S3527
  • Pin-layout for upgrading Sample RAM and BIOS for MSX-Audio
  • Gradiente CT80-Net service man

Online PMA to ZIP converter

by snout on 08-02-2006, 00:32
Topic: MSX Related

Adriano has released a great online tool which can convert PMA archives to ZIP archives. In the MSX community, and especially in the BBS scene, PMA has been a popular format to distribute MSX software in. In order to keep the server-load within acceptable limits the converter is limited to two simultaneous sessions.


by snout on 08-02-2006, 00:32
Topic: MSX Related

Adriano released a static binary LHA tool for Linux that also can extract PMA files. Basically, this utility is the LHA-mod made by Maarten ter Huurne, but as this version is a static binary it does not need installation or compilation. Furthermore, this version does not require any hard-to-find dependancies.

MSXdev'05 - HispaMSX announce prizes

by snout on 08-02-2006, 00:11
Topic: MRC
Tags: Challenges

In December 2005, the annual MSX1 game development competition MSXdev'05 closed with an impressive amount of 21 great entries.

JEmu2 v2.1

by Plínio on 08-02-2006, 00:06
Topic: Emulation

and Emulatronia

A new version of the JAVA MSX emulator JEmu2 was released recently, featuring the following changes and additions:

  • Added noise channel to the AY-3-8910 emulation
  • Fixed VDP emulation bug which affected colors in Konami bootscreens
  • Added the possibility to submit the highscores in 6 games

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