Wanted: Cheap Japanese MSX2 system

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Por Arkhan

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31-12-2008, 20:43

like mg2 cracked for disk! :-D

Por Erikie

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31-12-2008, 21:02

good luck on playing disk games from a CF reader. It will not work as you expect it should.
Youre better off with a flash cartridge and an SD interface or Nowind ...

Por Arkhan

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31-12-2008, 23:34

why not?

Isnt that what the cracked games are for..?

Por Manuel

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01-01-2009, 13:01

Disk games are a bit of a pain, but cracked ROMs work quite fine, if you use the appropriate measures (e.g. the MAPIT hack to disable DOS2 memory mapper functions).

With disk games, I mean games that were originally published on disk, like the popular Microcabin games. They happen to be a pain. But Falcom games work pretty nice. Ah well, see the FAQ.

Por Arkhan

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01-01-2009, 18:55

*shrug* Id rather put the .dsks on one of my many DD floppies instead anyways. That way I can color some labels with markers and pretend they're real copies.

Por Manuel

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01-01-2009, 21:18

so, faster loading than from a floppy is not really relevant for ROMs (as you only load them once, unless you change game). And you seem to be playing disk games from floppies anyway. So, what was the point again ;-) ?

Por Arkhan

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02-01-2009, 00:13

The whole, giant storage space thing. Nothin says *thumbs up* like having a craaaaaaap ton of .roms all on one thingy instead of various floppies. I'd rather save the floppies for ACTUAL floppy games, like the Micro Cabin stuff.

and a single load's speed increase is still very nice.

Ever try loading a good action game off a tape ? It blows. I don't recommend it at all, lol.

Having a rom load closer to instantaneous as it would if it were on a cartridge is ideal.... and again, lots of storage space is the big plus.

Por Manuel

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02-01-2009, 14:40

Sure thing. I did use tapes when we only had an MSX1 (I think about 4-5 years).... when we got the MSX2 in 1993, it was soooo much better to have disks Smile Tape -> disk is a huuuge gain (so, from a max of about 240 bytes/s to a max of about 17000 bytes/s, that's about a factor of 70 and the biggest of them all: random access) . disk -> CF is only about a factor of 5 to 10 faster. (Although my SCSI disk on my tR gets a max throughput of about 400kB/s.)

Ah well, have fun Smile

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