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MSX GNOME project

by snout on 04-09-2002, 22:11
Topic: MSX Related

Source: MSX Mailinglist

The MSX GNOME project is aims to make MSX-centered themes for the GNOME desktop environment. GNOME runs on Linux, *BSD and Solaris operating systems. There are already themes for Nautilus file manager and Metacity window manager.

Source: J-War

J-War has made some awesome rearrangements of MSX game music!Try SD-Snatcher or Metalgear 2, they have great electric guitar parts.You can find them at:, you need RealPlayer to be able to play the songs.

Worldlingo Translation site

by Sander on 02-09-2002, 23:57
Topic: Websites

Source: worldlingo

Many of us who try to understand at least a little of the text on some Japanese webpages are using a translation site like We forget slang, and we are getting used to reading text wich sound likes some baby's first words. Anyways, I stumbled to a new one today (at least new to me) wich I -of course- share again with you.

Source: EGG

Egg, the online retro software retailer under software city, made agreements with Telenet to sell their old software also. In already the 9th line up, the following titles have been re-released (among others):

  • American Truck (remember this game?

C-BIOS 0.06

by snout on 01-09-2002, 13:28
Topic: Emulation

Source: Boukichi

Boukichi released a new version of C-BIOS which now emulates the SCREEN2 palette correctly.Boukichi still needs the help of the MSX Community. Not only for information on the MSX architecture, or for a new name for this MSX Compatible BIOS. Boukichi would also like you to test the sound-test mode and compare the sound to the real thing.

HansO site updates

by BiFi on 01-09-2002, 13:08
Topic: Websites

Yesterday, Hans Otten's MSX hardware/documentation site was updated. New additions:

  • The Hans Oranje 1 MB upgrade description is now complete.

Snatcher translation status

by snout on 01-09-2002, 00:27
Topic: Translations

Source: MSX Mailinglist

Daniel Caetano has almost finished translating Konami's Snatcher to Portuguese. The translation scripts are being updated so translation to other languages becomes a lot easier. The automatic break-line feature of the script importer is almost running perfect as well.But, more important, a tool to run Snatcher from harddisk is created.

Book `MSX friends offline`

by snout on 30-08-2002, 11:29
Topic: MSX Related

MSX friends offline is a 36-page booklet with information on creating fractals, 3D graphics and (semi)-artificial intelligence on MSX in BASIC. The booklet has just been introduced in Japan and costs 800 yen (ex. shipping).

HansO site updates

by snout on 29-08-2002, 13:27
Topic: Websites

Today, Hans Otten's MSX hardware/documentation site was updated. New additions:Hans Oranje (Hardware Partners Nederland and HCC MSX gg) is a very knowledgeble MSX hardware designer and still active with updates.He has recently done a memory upgrade of a Philips NMS8250 to 1Mb using a 30 pins SIMM.

We reported earlier that the Japanese mobile phones which are operating through the J-Sky network can play Java games from Konami and much more other Japanese game companies for a small one time fee or monthly fee.In the meantime those Java powered phones have evolved to the second level, currently with the release of Sharp`s J-SH51 wich features a faster Java engine, can execute downloaded code u

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