Lookin' for MSX and some other things..!

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Por pitpan

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11-11-2008, 15:02

But CF-IDE does work on MSX1 computers if you

(a) Use the specially modified BIOS (it only patches one instruction AFAIK)
(b) Have a mapped RAM expansion

I've used it with a plain MSX1 with 64 KB plus Leonardo Padial's 4 MB expansion. It rocks!

Anyway, according to your needs, you'd better find a MSX2/2+ with expanded RAM and disk drive, just in case.

Por Arkhan

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11-11-2008, 15:35

is there an internal ram expansion possibility, or just the cartridge based ones?

I don't really need the disk drive but it'd be nice, heh

the hunt continues!

Por Arkhan

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12-11-2008, 03:17

*bump*

Phewwwwww. Someone out bid me. While im sad I missed it (i liked the color scheme!).... im glad I wont be getting a waste

What is a recommended MSX2+ model to seek out? I found a Turbo R FSA1-ST and got all excited until I saw the 90$ shipping fee >_<

also, what is the 4MB ram expansion? the site I found for Padial's Electronics is dead.

Por rolins

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12-11-2008, 05:57

*bump*

Phewwwwww. Someone out bid me. While im sad I missed it (i liked the color scheme!).... im glad I wont be getting a waste

What is a recommended MSX2+ model to seek out? I found a Turbo R FSA1-ST and got all excited until I saw the 90$ shipping fee >_<

Do you mean this - ebay link. The shipping cost is about right but that seller is soukasen3. Guy uses dupe accounts and to raise the prices especially on the highly sought after games. Try your best to avoid his auctions if possible.

The only companies that made MSX2+ were Sony, Sanyo and Panasonic. Any model will do fine except the Sanyo Wavy PHC-35J since it doesn't include a disk drive. Also not every MSX2+ has built-in MSX-Music like the Sanyo Wavy PHC-35J and Panasonic FS-A1FX. Although you can always purchase a FM-Pac cart and hear MSX-Music that way. Since your in the united states you might be interested in a Panasonic FS-A1WSX because it has s-video. Plus you can upgrade its ram to 512k if your handy with a soldering iron.

The Sony models HB-F1XDJ and HB-F1XV are both good too. My current setup is the F1XV but I've used both models before and they're pretty much identical. The only major difference is MSX-Music was slightly improved on the F1XV...well that's what I've read. I really didn't notice anything different though.


also, what is the 4MB ram expansion? the site I found for Padial's Electronics is dead.

Maybe send him an email and ask him to build you one. Padial's email - lpadial@telefonica.net

Por Arkhan

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12-11-2008, 07:00

Thanks for the heads up about soukasen3. I was entertaining the thought of bidding on that one..

Is the 4mb ram expansion for cartridge port, or internal?

I am decent at soldering, so does that 512k expansion go inside or in a cartridge port?? I get the feeling most ram expansion is for a cartridge port.

eBay seems pretty dry for a good MSX, so, does anyone here have a spare they could part with ?? :-D

Por Huey

Prophet (2681)

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12-11-2008, 08:56

Perhaps it is a good idea to first play around using a emulator like BlueMSX, OpenMSX or Meisei. These are a good way to get familiar with the systems and the different formats (ROM, Disks) and expansions (MSX-Musix, SCC, MSX-Audio, Moonsound etc).

In the meantime just look around for some bargain.

Por Arkhan

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12-11-2008, 09:49

Way ahead of you on the emulator.

I already poked around with a bunch of MSX's and used BlafferNT, Oracle, Moonblaster, and played a bunch of games and stuff :-D

used openMSX for it all. I got a pretty good handle on it!Smile

Using the emulator is fine and all but I just want to have a real one in front of me. heh.

all I can find are MSX1's at the moment Sad

Por OeiOeiVogeltje

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13-11-2008, 18:39

id go for a 8250 too if i was starting this hobby

en extra (PC)floppy you can build in yourself
with a CF interface and a flashrom you have everything to play every game

Por Erikie

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13-11-2008, 19:51

Using a 8250 in the US is not ideal. Just pick up an panasonic msx2+.
Either go for sunrise CF or MMC drive.

Por LeoM

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13-11-2008, 23:06

A Panasonic MSX2+ is fore sale right now!

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