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By rderooy

Hero (583)

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10-04-2019, 11:34

Manuel wrote:

Try the NMS 1140...

Unfortunately I cannot :-)

By sd_snatcher

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13-04-2019, 16:28

Why does the NEOS RM-48 page recommends against the purchase of this RAM expansion?

In the majority of the machines that have 16KB of RAM, it is situated on the slot-0. This means that the page-3 will always be found first by the BIOS, and the RAM will be split across slots regardless if the owner purchased a 48KB or a 64KB RAM expansion.

By gdx

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14-04-2019, 11:26

You have right. I thought to delete this comment but a 64KB RAM expansion does not cost more and maybe someday someone will develop software like BMMS for 64kB expansion.

By sd_snatcher

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14-04-2019, 17:06

Indeed, the price seems not to be the main concern here. Probably a modern memory mapper will be cheaper than any of those rare plain-RAM expansions anyway.

Since that note was copied to nearly all memory expansion pages, maybe it would be more advisable to adjust it like a recommendation for novice users:

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Note:
This is an old plain-RAM memory expansion that has more value as a collectors item than practical use. If you are a novice user looking for practical memory expansion, it's recommended to buy a modern Memory Mapper cartridge with at least 512KB of RAM and MSX1 backwards compatibility. Check this page for more information.

By gdx

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15-04-2019, 09:37

It's preferable to leave a general note in case people want to build a similar expansion.

By Manuel

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15-04-2019, 23:07

That page says MSX2 has memory mapper, but that's not true. It's optional.

By Hydragon

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16-04-2019, 01:53

Added Bank Panic to "MegaFlashRomScc+Sd compatibility settings"
Needed a /U flag to work.

By rderooy

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19-04-2019, 14:21

Mars, according to the label on the cartridge the Canon cartridge set was the VW-100 and not the VWU-100.

page 172 with the picture showing VW-100, and the VWU-100 in the text:
https://issuu.com/msxblog/docs/msx_magazine_1985_12

I consider the picture to be more reliable, since it came from Canon. The VWU in the title may just be a typo.

The inside back-cover page of
https://issuu.com/msxblog/docs/msx_magazine_1986_01
also mentions the cartridge, but it is just a very small picture so you cannot really see anything. It does mention the V-Word name though.

Later issues may contain more info, but I did not check them yet.

By mars2000you

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19-04-2019, 15:02

Check this Japanese site :

https://uniabis.net/pico/msx/msxjp

Excerpt:
VWU-100 Canon MSX専用ワープロユニット
ワープロカートリッジ VW-100 V-WORDとJIS第一水準 標準漢字ROMカートリッジVK-100の組み合わせ
約44,000語の辞書
あとから変換

Translation:
VWU-100 Canon MSX dedicated word processor unit
Combination of word processor cartridge VW-100 V-WORD and JIS first standard kanji ROM cartridge VK-100
About 44,000 words of dictionary
Convert later

Besides, it's confirmed by these pages:

https://www.suruga-ya.jp/kaitori_detail/123000459

https://www.suruga-ya.jp/kaitori_detail/323000459

By rderooy

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19-04-2019, 19:40

Thanks for the pointer. Interesting read.

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