A new MSX

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By karloch

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02-09-2018, 01:42

I am also wondering what is the MSX OS like. "MSX DOS evolution form" sounds really mysterious. I really hope it is really an MSX-DOS evolution and not another Linux tune-up. Do not get me wrong, I love UNIX in general, but there are quite an abuse of the "new OS" term when most of the time it is just referring to Linux kernel with customized userland.

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I think we need something else to feel we are in front of a new MSX, I mean not only about its internals but also physically (MSX look). On the other hand, what about the slots? Will all the official MSX hardware (MSX-AUDIO included) be supported? Also SCC?

I would love that too, but "Raspberry Pi" size rules all of this out. It will look like... well, a Raspberry Pi and I don't think we will have slots Smile

By Vampier

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02-09-2018, 05:10

I'll buy one Smile currently I use this nice setup https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXmj7-PmxFw

https://www.sedai.it/v1/ it would be nice to have a fully licensed MSX running with all the cool features. I'm indeed curious how it will work and it it will be with or without a keyboard.

By PhilipsMSX

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25-12-2019, 17:51

Not news ?
I prefer this, a true MSX (like C64 or Super Famicom mini) with few games included than by example MSXVR but....
Difficult to release it

By ducasp

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25-12-2019, 18:17

PhilipsMSX wrote:

Not news ?
I prefer this, a true MSX (like C64 or Super Famicom mini) with few games included than by example MSXVR but....
Difficult to release it

Both examples (C64 mini and Super/Famicom mini) are like MSX-VR, an emulator running on an ARM processor...

By hamlet

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25-12-2019, 19:20

There is still an difference between software emulation and FPGA based system.

By Manuel

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25-12-2019, 22:15

The only difference is that FPGA is dedicated, so without operating system in between... And thus also directly generates audio and video in real time.

By Pencioner

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25-12-2019, 22:31

Manuel wrote:

The only difference is that FPGA is dedicated, so without operating system in between... And thus also directly generates audio and video in real time.

With bare-metal RPi programming there will be no OS layer as well, and it would be real-time as well, and i see that more and more people are looking in this direction. Recently mentioned Circle is a good starting point for Raspberry without OS though

By Grauw

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25-12-2019, 23:54

Another difference is that FPGA can perform operations in parallel and can in theory perfectly model the original hardware, without latency.

By Pablibiris

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26-12-2019, 09:47

And why MSXVR, for example have better compatibility than Zemmix/OCM?

By hamlet

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26-12-2019, 10:54

I do not know enough about the nature of the MSXVR to include it in this list. But it won't be long before the release. I know, Pablo, you are a great supporter of the new technology, I am also very happy to have the device in my hands soon. But until then I can't claim to be able to make a comparison to FPGA based machines.

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