Is there a difference between the MSX 1 and MSX 2 version of King's Valley II?

By radicalfaith360

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27-11-2018, 23:14

If so, what's the difference? Does it matter which version I get?

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By Pencioner

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27-11-2018, 23:21

IIRC graphics is different, MSX2 version uses screen 5 while MSX1 version uses screen 2

By Grauw

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27-11-2018, 23:23

MSX2 version is a little slower I think?

By Manuel

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28-11-2018, 00:08

I love the MSX2-version!

By sd_snatcher

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28-11-2018, 01:32

Grauw wrote:

MSX2 version is a little slower I think?

<shameless self promotion>

Not anymore after my patches. ;)
(True even at 3.57MHz)

</shameless self promotion>

By TheKid

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28-11-2018, 08:09

When wanting to play KV2, I can't help knowing there is a MSX 2 version, I always play the MSX 2 version. It is real eye-candy. (not saying the msx 1 version ain't eye-candy too).

AFAIK the game play is exactly the same. SO I guess the only difference are the graphics (and the box colour).

If you look at these two pictures, the background in the msx2 version looks more 'alive' / has more depth.

https://www.msx.pics/image/7QjW
https://www.msx.pics/image/7huC

In the msx 1 version the items and ladders have a black background and enemies are transparent. The hammer is diagonal drawn. Don't know about the other items.

By Latok

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28-11-2018, 17:25

sd_snatcher wrote:
Grauw wrote:

MSX2 version is a little slower I think?

<shameless self promotion>

Not anymore after my patches. ;)
(True even at 3.57MHz)

</shameless self promotion>

That would be great! Never play the MSX2 version because it feels slower indeed. Going to try your patch, sd_snatcher. Thx!

By PingPong

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28-11-2018, 20:07

msx 2 version had better sprites instead of charaters and better background gfx. And is not so slow

By Ivan

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28-11-2018, 20:11

Both versions are excellent. In my opinion the MSX1 one (forgive the repetition) is better because when the main character picks a tool/weapon the game does not make a little pause.

As sd_snatcher has told us, he solved this issue with his awesome patch.