My meeting with Kazuhiko Nishi: the whole story

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Por PAC

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23-09-2018, 21:04

Thank you for sharing, nice story. Now that you have been able to open this door, I mean got in contact with Nishi, maybe you could convey what the MSX community would expect about a new MSX. Yes, there are multiple options, everyone would like a different thing but at least try to define a baseline.

Obviously 100% backwards-compatible, MSX-AUDIO included (not sure about SCC being from Konami). Since he is considering upgrading the CPU speed I think he should also consider the OPL4 and V9990 extensions. In my opinion they are a natural leap forward and already well established among us.

Other (and better) option could include a survey and send it to him...

Por hamlet

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23-09-2018, 21:08

Good idea PAC. I doubt, however, that Nishi will be guided by the wishes of the community. But it would be worth a try.

Por karloch

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23-09-2018, 21:10

Thanks for sharing such an amazing story! Quite good he got attention in the MSX VR, I think that should be the spirit of the new MSX.

Por hit9918

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23-09-2018, 22:11

konamiman wrote:

or the MSX VR Virtualizer project

nishi should also be shown the msxarm zombie invention

Por PAC

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23-09-2018, 22:33

hamlet wrote:

Good idea PAC. I doubt, however, that Nishi will be guided by the wishes of the community. But it would be worth a try.

Agree but in my opinion if certain aspects are not taken into account, making a more powerful MSX machine with its logo or whatever doesn't mean it will be an MSX, at least for me. We have the example of the 1ChipMSX, a good project but insufficient.

Por raulsantacruz

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23-09-2018, 22:43

Excellent news Nestor!!. Thank you very much for your efforts in all your projects, and now thank you very much to clarify to everybody the Nishi's open MSX concept. I think a lot of people didn't expect this. We are very happy to know Nishi has real interest in spread freely his legacy.

I agree completely with the assertion about many people got introduced in the world of computers thanks to MSX. Now I'm sure here there are a lot of programmers, computer engineers, etc. A new MSX must be in that way because "modern computers don't encourage learning and experimentation". Totally agree with him. Really he was a sensei for us.

About the Microsoft license, I think 1 euro is not so expensive for everybody here. If Microsft wants to distribute his msx-basic under license to 1 euro, I will gladly pay a registered MSX-Basic distribution for use with emulator or to use with new projects like MSXVR or New-MSX-Nishi model. Even more, in this way there would be a real list about active-msx users.

In any case, I only see very very good news in this thread. I only expect Nishi has enough time to see working and in distribution the next MSX generations (MSXVR and/or MSX Nishi Model), becasue the comments about his bad health have been oversized.

Por Pencioner

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23-09-2018, 23:13

Great and amazing story and news Smile That's a luck for our community that Nestor established the contact with the Nishi himself, really amazng Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

PAC wrote:

Obviously 100% backwards-compatible, MSX-AUDIO included (not sure about SCC being from Konami). Since he is considering upgrading the CPU speed I think he should also consider the OPL4 and V9990 extensions. In my opinion they are a natural leap forward and already well established among us.

There might be another issues with hardware licensing from Yamaha about the audio and video chips so it might end up with something different. I'm not sure how it goes with licensing if you make your own chip which has the same functionality - i remember there were some 'compatible' CPUs and other chips produced in USSR many years ago though (at least Intel 8080 has been cloned, and many others)

Por RetroTechie

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24-09-2018, 02:59

konamiman wrote:

After a few seconds I manage to close my jaw and stop staring at the screen of my phone. Trusting my eyes in order to believe that I had read what I had read took me some more time.

@konamiman:

Look to the master
Follow the master
Walk with the master
Become the master

Por warmize

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24-09-2018, 16:21

Congratulations Nestor! Great job!

By the way, how do we suppose to pay for the MSX-BASIC license to Microsoft? If that is the only way to make it legal we shall be able to do it legally!

Cool

Por Kai Magazine

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25-09-2018, 14:35

Congrtulations Nestor!
If someone deserves to be part of this new MSX project, that is you, without of any shadow of doubt.
Keep up the good work!

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