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V9958 video chips available

by anonymous on 12-03-2002, 14:23
Topic: Hardware

Gilberto Dosvualdo ( reported that he has Yamaha V9958 chips for sale, at $15 each. These chips are the video processor of MSX2+ and MSX Turbo-R computers, so they are used for upgrading MSX2 computers to MSX2+ (the computer BIOS must be replaced too in order to achieve a full upgrade).

FAT 16 v0.09

by snout on 12-03-2002, 12:58
Topic: Software
Tags: Utilities

Without us even noticing it, Okei released version 0.09 of his FAT16 driver. I just tested it on my Sunrise ATA-IDE interface and it seems to work just fine. You can download the patch here

Changes in this version

  • Different method of detecting a FAT16 partition.


by anonymous on 11-03-2002, 16:36
Topic: Emulation

fMSX-SDL is another port of the great MSX emulator fMSX by Marat Fayzullin.It supports the MSX-AUDIO and MSX-MUSIC sounds systems.Together with the great VDP emulation of fMSX, this port is very suitable to emulate demo's.

Source: Daniel Caetano

Daniel Caetano released version 0.1.1 of the Snatcher Translation to Portuguese. According to his estimations, about 19% of the game is now translated to Portuguese.

GUI for Uzix

by snout on 09-03-2002, 22:20
Topic: Software
Tags: Utilities

Source: MSX Mailingist

Right here you can download a disk image of UZIX 0.2.1 containing a beta version of a GUI for UZIX!Some features:

  • 512x212 graphical environment (SCREEN6)
  • mouse support
  • intensive use of VDP hardware commands
  • small font, allowing 128x35 terminals


  • 4 colo

DSK manager for Windows

by snout on 09-03-2002, 18:37
Topic: MSX Related

Source: MSX Mailinglist

JP Grobler has made a tool which helps you manage disk and cassette images.A small list of features

  • View the contents of a .dsk image
  • Extract files from .dsk image
  • Add/remove/rename file in .dsk image
  • Put .dsk image on disk
  • Convert .ddi, .xsa, .img and .msx files to .dsk
  • Convert .dsk files to .xsa



Meridian v2.1 update

by snout on 08-03-2002, 23:22
Topic: Software
Tags: Utilities

Michiel de Vries has released a new version of Meridian, the steptime MIDI-editor for MSX computers.

MSX in PC Magazine

by anonymous on 08-03-2002, 17:42
Topic: MSX Related

Micro Mart, a UK PC Magazine, started "Retro Computer Mart" at the end of February 2002. The first week mentioned recent MSX releases, and next weeks column will mention Bombaman for MSX.

fMSX 2.6 for Mac

by anonymous on 08-03-2002, 15:27
Topic: Emulation

Richard Bannister released fMSX Macintosh v.2.6 just a couple of days after the Windows update. fMSX emulator 2.6 is the most up-to-date and advanced MSX emulator on the Mac platform. It also runs flawlessly on MacOS X.

InterNestor Suite beta 3 available

by Bart on 07-03-2002, 10:50
Topic: Software
Tags: Utilities

Source: Konami Man / MSX mailinglist

Yes, finally the third beta of InterNestor Suite is available on Konami Man's home page!What's new:

  • TCP module almost complete (a few features and a lot of testing is missing).
  • Simplified telnet client (telnet commands are not recognized but it works quite well), it may be used to read and send e-ma

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