MSX Scans project

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By Meits

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30-11-2018, 22:48

Basically I approve of getting as much as possible stuff concentrated on one place. I do however have a few wishes about how it's hosted.
Each game needs its dedicated page
Zero ads on the page
Absolutely guarenteed continuity (not abandoning the site before a new hoster was found)
For now I decline the offer.

By Manuel

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30-11-2018, 23:18

I document everything in Generation MSX, for over 10 years already, I think...

By Tolvatar

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30-11-2018, 23:45

Ok Meits

By Tamagozawari

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01-12-2018, 14:32

There are other sites on the net that compile this kind of stuff, in case anyone is interested:

Cartridge packages:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/35295132@N07/

Game manuals in PDF:
https://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22MSX+Game+M...

And the Memorabilia MSX DVD project:
http://www.matranet.net/webzine/BACK/ENE2K2/06/index.php

By rderooy

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01-12-2018, 21:34

I had a quick look at the 1st of the archives, MSX SCANS 0-9 and noticed some issues with the 737 Flight Simulator directory content.

Both the Mirrorsoft and Zafiro sub-directories have a whole bunch of files in it that should be the manual, but I could not open any of them. Getting an error that the png file is not valid. Looking at the actual files in more detail, I noticed that they are actually JPG files. After renaming I could open them. Also the manual is the same Spanish manual in the Mirrorsoft as in the Zafiro directory?

Lastly the "Cinta" file in the mirrorsoft directory actually is the same image of a Zafiro tape as in the Zafiro directory?

By Tolvatar

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02-12-2018, 20:24

@Manuel. The database of generation MSX it's fantastic but still not perfect.
Some examples:
1. Abu Simbel Profanation has the following releases
A. Black plastic case with manual printed in red ink
B. Second release again in black plastic case but with the manual printed in the back of the cover
C. Re-release in regular jewel case
D. International release in double jewel case
2. Titanic & West Bank never were released alone in Spain. Only un packs
3. Camelot Warriors has the same three releases as Abu Simbel but with green ink in the first case.
4. Titanic / Psycho Pigs got another release on Catalonia in a double jewel case with instructions in his language. Tape and Game are the same.
I can continue
Allá those stuff preserved it's our goal and also other games like japanese but in good resolution

By Tolvatar

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02-12-2018, 20:23

@rderooy. I'll check It as soon as posible.
If you or other has some problems with the files let me know.
Thanks

By rderooy

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03-12-2018, 00:06

The After Burner manual has the same problem. JPG files incorrectly named PNG.

By rderooy

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03-12-2018, 09:20

Tolvatar wrote:

@Manuel. The database of generation MSX it's fantastic but still not perfect.

Ohh I agree. Absolutely it is not perfect, and I'm sure it would be impossible to get it perfect. It is not like with some of the Game consoles where there were only licensed releases. But still I think it is the most accurate db available for the MSX. Also compared to just a few years ago, I think it has gotten a lot more accurate.

Tolvatar wrote:

Some examples:
1. Abu Simbel Profanation has the following releases
A. Black plastic case with manual printed in red ink
B. Second release again in black plastic case but with the manual printed in the back of the cover
C. Re-release in regular jewel case
D. International release in double jewel case

Ok, did not know that. Looking at GenMSX we have the B and C releases listed? I don't think I have ever seen the other two. I did notice that you have an alternative listed in your archive wich is basically C but with pink writing on the tape instead of black, which I guess some could argue would be another variation.

In any case, if you have some examples of the other versions, please post some pictures online.

That also gets me into a bit of a thing. Do different colour ink or different colour tapes (the plastic case) or disks count as different releases? I have often seen where there are seemingly identical releases of software, with the same label, but with a different colour media. For instance a white tape and a black tape version. Or a black and a blue disk. Right now I don't consider those to be separate releases.

Tolvatar wrote:

2. Titanic & West Bank never were released alone in Spain. Only un packs

For West Bank, we have a front cover picture listed. Not sure where it came from. But I guess it may have been from a release from another system? If your sure this was the case, I will remove them.

Tolvatar wrote:

3. Camelot Warriors has the same three releases as Abu Simbel but with green ink in the first case.

Again, if you could share some pictures...

Tolvatar wrote:

4. Titanic / Psycho Pigs got another release on Catalonia in a double jewel case with instructions in his language. Tape and Game are the same.

The same here. Is the software itself also in Catalonian?

Tolvatar wrote:

I can continue
Allá those stuff preserved it's our goal and also other games like japanese but in good resolution

Yes, that is one of the problems, especially of Japanese published images. They tend to be of low resolution, which makes if often impossible to read the smaller print on the box.

By Manuel

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03-12-2018, 20:52

Tolvatar wrote:

@Manuel. The database of generation MSX it's fantastic but still not perfect.
Some examples:
...
can continue

Great that you are willing to help to make it more perfect! Please continue and provide some images with your information, as rderooy already asked

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