Looking for an MSX2 (and Falcom games)

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Por anonymous

incognito ergo sum (116)

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18-12-2003, 20:09

AFAIK there's a floppy interface available from Ademir Carchano in Brazil.
See a recent newspost (or the 'msx links' on the left) for a link to his page.

Por monotone27

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18-12-2003, 20:16

The Sanyo Way 23 is a great looking machine Smile

But why do you specificly look for an external Sanyo FDD ???
Those external FDD's are hard enough to find as it is...

I sort of wanted to have a complete Sanyo setup (computer, disk drive, data cassette, etc.) but I didn't realize how hard it is to find this stuff. I'd pretty much take anything at this point, but I'd still like to find the Sanyo stuff eventually if I can.

Kevin

Por Argon

Paragon (1119)

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27-12-2003, 12:02

I know of Sony, Philips and Panasonic external FDD drives, but I have never seen one from Sanyo... Did they make them ?

K.

Por monotone27

Resident (60)

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28-12-2003, 14:16

I know of Sony, Philips and Panasonic external FDD drives, but I have never seen one from Sanyo... Did they make them ?

K.

Truthfully, I'm not really sure. I figured they did, but after looking around I can't find any evidence that they do exists.

Actually, I'm not going to be getting the Wavy23 anymore. I found a Yamaha MSX2 with an external FDD. I believe it even has 128k RAM! I forget the model number though. It should be coming in a few days, so I'll let you all know how it works out. Smile

Kevin

Por Argon

Paragon (1119)

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28-12-2003, 15:15

There's a Wavy 23 on ebay.nl if you're still interested Tongue

K.

Por Grauw

Ascended (9904)

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29-12-2003, 12:49

But why... why do you want a Japanese MSX? My MSX2+ is Japanese, but I can't say there's any added value compared to my European MSX2, aside from the '2+' thing... Well ok, the Kanji modes are cool to look at Smile, and the Japanese characters on the keyboard might be kinda fun. Oh, and I'm almost forgetting the additional kana led indicator. But really, if you're going to play translated games anyway, I don't see a real need to have it even for the few which use it (Princess Maker, and Twinkle Star, those are the only two I know of).

I guess it's the 'gadget' factor Smile.

~Grauw

Por Argon

Paragon (1119)

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29-12-2003, 13:17

What about the MSX2+ or turboR only games ?

Por monotone27

Resident (60)

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29-12-2003, 13:48

But why... why do you want a Japanese MSX? My MSX2+ is Japanese, but I can't say there's any added value compared to my European MSX2, aside from the '2+' thing... Well ok, the Kanji modes are cool to look at Smile, and the Japanese characters on the keyboard might be kinda fun. Oh, and I'm almost forgetting the additional kana led indicator. But really, if you're going to play translated games anyway, I don't see a real need to have it even for the few which use it (Princess Maker, and Twinkle Star, those are the only two I know of).

I guess it's the 'gadget' factor Smile.

~Grauw

I live in the US. Japan and America both use NTSC. I don't have any PAL TVs or monitors, so it would just be a lot easier for me. Plus, like you said, it's fun having Japanese charaters on the keyboard Smile

Kevin

Por monotone27

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13-01-2004, 17:23

I finally got my MSX! It's a Yahama YIS-604/128. It's got an external disk drive and everything seems to be working well. I also got a bunch of games with it, but I've mostly been playing Knightmare. That's a really awesome game!

Kris, you mentioned in an earlier post that you can use a Sega Master System controller in the joystick slot. I tried doing this and it only sorta worked. I can use the d-pad and only one of the buttons, which sucks with games like Nemesis where you need two buttons. Do you think there might be a problem with the joystick port or do your controllers react the same way?

Kevin

Por Grauw

Ascended (9904)

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13-01-2004, 17:51

Congrats Smile.

As for the controller, this is the MSX connector's pin layout:
http://faq.msxnet.org/connector.html#joystick

And this is the Sega Master System's:
http://users.erols.com/tiltonj/games/tech/smscont.html

So, solution: change the wire from pin 9 of the SMS controller to pin 7, and connect pin 9 to the ground (same as pin 8).

~Grauw

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