im looking for an msx2

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By Sander

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11-05-2009, 19:37

Dhau: I didn't call you a wacko, relax. I feel sorry for your misfortune regarding the MSX2. And like I said: getting a Japanese MSX2 with S-Video output is certainly a lot simpler to use.

By Rataplan

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11-05-2009, 23:24

wow Dhau all those curse to us EU people! Despite the advice may not be the best in your eyes, people try to help each other here! Relax man!

By dhau

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12-05-2009, 00:16

Some european guy gave you (well-intended) advice, and you blaim him? If YOU cannot figure out that a european model isn't gonna work for you in the USA, why do you think the european guy can? And I assume YOU knew what the shipping costs would be, since you had to pay for it...

Because I was just starting and didn't had any idea what is a good price for computer, for shipping, how incredibly painful PAL and 220V is in USA and so on and so on. Good intentions lead to bad situations. Just read up the popular pulp fiction book: Judas really believed that what he's doing is for the greater good.

Also, if people buy from Bas, only buy the base hardware, no upgrades. The RAM 128K -> 256K isn't worth 40 euros, and you can do better with 1 or 2 MB on 30-pin SIMMs. Built-in DOS2 rom is also not very practical, since it's already is a part of SunRise CF/IDE, all SCSI and sharksym's MMC.

By Sander

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12-05-2009, 00:46

I'm guessing you've read the populair pulp? Tongue BTW: I've heard stories that upgrades with 1 or 2MB SIMMS are not that good for your msx. Something with overloading the buffer ic's.

By max_iwamoto

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12-05-2009, 02:07

I am in Canada and using Philips as well some Japanese MSX's. To make Philips work nice you just need to buy North American Commodore 1084S Monitor (NTSC) and when you start your Philips do something like VDP(10)=0. After that you can play all games in 60Hz.

to dhau: I don't know if you purchased anything from Bas, but most of the hardware items that I got was not fully working (like FDD) or was missing some hardware upgardes (like only 1 floppy when I ordered 2). But maybe it's just my luck.

By dhau

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12-05-2009, 11:21

I had better experience, aside from my reservations from earlier in this thread, his NMS8255 did work fine. However the packaging was so bad, that the front panel got damaged in the shipping.

It's not only Bas, I had stuff arriving all trashed from rklok as well. I just make sure to ask for very good package from people I order, even if it puts a bit of a premium on shipping. The last two packages from rklok where packaged very well.

By max_iwamoto

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12-05-2009, 14:44

dhau:

Packaging was bad, front cover is cracked as usual, but I don't care about that. I won on ebay NMS8255 upgraded to MSX2+ + BASIC 3.0 + 2 FDD. But I got NMS8250 with 1 FDD, just an MSX2, basic 2.1 - you can not blame it on shipping. Before I purchased some floppy drives that worked 2 times and died after that. And before that I got NMS8250 with 2 FDD, 1 of them was not wroking. And I know how to fix stuff, I fix laptops everyday.

With RKLOK so far I had a better expirience.

Max

By Manuel

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13-05-2009, 00:16

Seems he sent you the wrong Philips machine Sad Did you contact him about it? What did he respond? I know him as a very reliable and friendly person.

By Sander

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13-05-2009, 21:45

Yep, Bas sold over 4000 objects on ebay to satisfied customers and I now him for a long time. True, it's a sales driven person and some people in the scene have some problems with this because earning some (little) money with MSX is not done to some. Still, considering the care and work he does on all the systems that goes through his hands it's always a bargain. (I mean 20 bucks for a memory expansion with soldering work and parts included isn't really a rip-off is it?) I can understand that shipping is always a shock when buying on ebay. But that's the fault of our communistic postal system, not Bas. Luckily we just have a new law in place that allows more players on our postal market.

Broken items during transport, well I've send a lot of stuff around too. No matter how careful you pack things (bubble wraps, flo-pak, etc.) , some postal services just enjoy breaking things (I've stopped using " handle with care" stickers on packages because, well that was an invitation to some for breaking it.

Cracked front on 825X/80 machines is -sadly- a common problem.

By Manuel

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13-05-2009, 23:15

Bas is the most active MSX hardware hero in the Netherlands. He rocks. If something went wrong, I'm very sure it wasn't on purpose (people can make mistakes) and that he did his utmost to try to fix the problem. In situations like these, it's very tricky to find out what went wrong and who is right. As Bas doesn't have a company, you cannot expect him to go crazy and compensate as if he's a big company with insurance for this. Shit happens! His track record is superb, so give him a break and just try to solve this situation together, I'd say; you'll both have to give some ground. (Because, again: SHIT JUST HAPPENS. No one is happy with situations like these.)

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