Most important MSX news of 2004 [nominations]

By snout

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27-12-2004, 22:28

Yup, here it is: the second "Most important MSX news of..." megapoll. This time we'll find out what the readers of the MRC think was the most imortant MSX news of 2004.

At first, you can decide which MSX news is going to compete in this megapoll. So have a good dive into our News archive and let us know which posts you think are worthy enough for the title 'Most important MSX news of 2004'. Any newspost posted between January 1st, 2004 and December 31st, 2004 can be nominated.

How to nominate?

News: [Describe the news or just copy/paste the head of the news]
URL: [link to the newspost]
Reason: [optionally, let us know why you think this could very well be the most important MSX news of 2004]

For example, a valid nomination could be:

News: Most important MSX News of 2003 [finale]
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost1789.html
Reason: The start of a great tradition!

You can send in your nominations until January 7th, 2005, 23:59CET. Happy nominating! :)

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By wolf_

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27-12-2004, 22:35

uh .. does it have to be newspost-related ?

I could imagine that the return of so many old msx-gurus is 'news' ..

By snout

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27-12-2004, 22:58

well, you can link to http://www.msx.org/forum(topicxxxx).html .....

By viejo_archivero

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28-12-2004, 07:08

News: MSXdev'04 - Closed
URL: www.msx.org/newspost2214.html
Reason: 16 new first generation freeware MSX games were created for this contest, all of them showing a very good quality. This awesome record of releases brought us nearly to the golden times of the MSX, various non-active sceners became active again with their entries, and the contest now stands as one of the best MSX game contests in the world. Surely the next editions of MSXdev will give us a lot of new and fresh games, and I think the cause will be the first success of this passed MSXdev'04. So this is my newpost nominee, enjoy!. :)

By Maggoo

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28-12-2004, 18:34

Bombjack MSX2.

http://www.msx.org/newspost1957.html

'coz it's cool to see new games of that quality.

Onechip MSX demo

http://www.msx.org/newspost2417.html

finally some "official" new MSX being released, even if it's not what I expected, this is good news.

By snout

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29-12-2004, 01:43

Okay, okay.. how about this bunch? Smile

News: Meridian 3.0 beta3
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost1741.html
Reason: Although there were little updates in 2004, this sequencer and its GUI are a true piece of art. I hope to see a new release with a fully tuned GM-kit in 2004!

News: Snowfall Challenge - Closed
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost1765.html
Reason: 25 new MSX productions in 6 weeks time. Who said MSX was dead?

News: Bombaman finished
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost1775.html
Reason: After years of hard work a great MSX game was released. It was the start of a very good MSX year.

News: Karoshi PSG Sampler beta
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost1783.html
Reason: I hope this will eventually evolve into a fully-featured PSG tracker, as MSX is seriously lacking one of those ;)

News: ASCII starts production of MSX Game Reader
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost1844.html
Reason: A historical moment. For the first time in years some hardware with the MSX logo on it will be produced commercially.

News: MSX in the Media Challenge
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost1992.html
Reason: This challenge showed MSX still can get quite some attention in the Media. I encourage everybody to join the second challenge which is now running ;)

News: Portuguese MSX Resource Center launced
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2014.html
Reason: One of the largest MSX communities in the world, the Brazilian, can now follow the latest MSX news in their mother tongue.

News: MBWAVE 1.16
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2046.html
Reason: The most used tracker for the Moonsound still being under development = very good news.

News: IPS for MSX
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2058.html
Reason: This tool allows easy and legal distribution of translation patches, which can be patched on PC and MSX from now on.

News: Obsonet for MSX
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2220.html
Reason: DUH! ETHERNET FOR MSX!!! :)

News: Ilac'04
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2235.html
Reason: Now that Ethernet for MSX is announced, internet/ethernet software for MSX will become essential

News: Devcon 2004 report and photoshoot
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2262.html
Reason: Not because of the report and photoshoot, but because of the motivation this day of MSXing gave to a group of active dutch MSX developers.

News: ASCII and MSX Association demonstrate One Chip MSX1 at PLD World 2004
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2283.html
Reason: The first new MSX computer in 12 years. You better believe it! :)

News: MNBIOS - Third demo version
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2328.html
Reason: A new OS for MSX! A new OS for MSX! A new OS for MSX! :)

News: Vscreen 0.9a
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2339.html
Reason: An extremely promising platform game engine for MSX.

News: Maze - First person maze demo by xl2s
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2421.html
Reason: Finally someone actually made it! Now go for Wolfenstein/MSX! :)

News: Polka 1.1
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2447.html
Reason: Essential tool for developing Vscreen or MSX1 game GFX

News: GFX9000 library 0.5 + font pack
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2459.html
Reason: Allows every GFX9000 owner to explore its capabilities, which is the first step to new demos and games!

News: Team Bomba announce Blox for GFX9000
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2499.html
Reason: Finally a full game for the GFX9000!

News: MSX Magazine 3 - February 2005
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2526.html
Reason: It's encouraging to see ASCII is continuing their series of MSX Magazines

News: Poke -1,170's Airwaves #4
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2546.html
Reason: An entire radio show on MSX anno 2004. Who would have thought? :)

News: Evacon
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2574.html
Reason: EVA movies for MSX2! This tool makes an MSX2 version of Dungeons and Dragons possible!

Nominations without reasons

News: MSX Game Reader Review
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost1966.html

News: eMSX2++
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost1980.html

News: Armwrestling
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost1995.html

News: Under Water Challenge - closed
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2023.html

News: Umax to finish Realms of Adventure? Help wanted!
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2104.html

News: Metal Gear 1 re-release on mobile phones
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2229.html

News: Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake re-release on mobile phones
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2304.html

News: MSX-DOS3?
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2316.html

News: Global MSX Revival: Bazix
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2352.html

News: MRC Bounce Challenge - closed
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2373.html

News: One chip MSX1 - First peek
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2388.html

News: openMSX 0.5.0
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2389.html

News: Metal Gear 1 - English retranslation
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2409.html

News: fMSX/S60 1.06a/b
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2434.html

News: Bomb Jack for MSX2 - Release
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2436.html

News: MSX Top Secret 2
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2442.html

News: One chip MSX1 - A closer look
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2448.html

News: Dungeons and Dragons - Release
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2458.html

News: Cipher - First announcement
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2481.html

News: Internestor Lite 1.0
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2507.html

News: Interview with Dennis Hemmings (Konami UK)
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2516.html

News: Bomb Jack promo
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2531.html

News: Bombaman Level Edit Challenge - closed
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2534.html

News: Kuru kuru kururin engine: demo
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2558.html

News: C-BIOS 0.19
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2567.html

News: blueMSX2.1
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2568.html

News: Illusion City English 0.5
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2569.html

News: MSX Christmas demo by Zona Neutra
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2571.html

News: MRC MuSiXmas Challenge - closed
URL: http://www.msx.org/newspost2581.html

By wolf_

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29-12-2004, 01:46

Polka is @ v1.2 Smile

By snout

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29-12-2004, 02:03

Changed 1.1 -> 1.2, which makes for the following list of nominees:

Meridian 3.0 beta3
MRC Snowfall Challenge - Closed
Bombaman - Finished
Karoshi's PSG Sampler (beta)
ASCII starts production of MSX Game Reader
Bomb Jack for MSX
MSX Game Reader review
eMSX2++
MSX in the media challenge
Armwrestling
Portuguese MSX Resource Center launched
Under Water Challenge - closed
MBwave 1.16
IPS for MSX
Umax to finish Realms of Adventure? Help wanted!
MSXdev'04 - Closed
ObsoNET: ethernet for MSX
Metal Gear 1 re-release on mobile phones
ILAC'04
Devcon summer 2004 - Report and photoshoot
ASCII and MSX Association demonstrate One Chip MSX1 at PLD World 2004
Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake re-release on mobile phones
MSX-DOS3?
MNBIOS - Third demo version
VScreen 0.9a
Global MSX Revival - Bazix
MRC Bounce Challenge: Closed
One Chip MSX1 - First peek
openMSX 0.5.0
Metal Gear 1 - English retranslation
One Chip MSX1 at PLD World 2004 - First report
Maze - First person maze demo by xl2s
fMSX/S60 1.06a/b
Bomb Jack for MSX2 starts shipping
MSX Top Secret 2
Polka 1.2
One Chip MSX1 - A closer look
Dungeons and Dragons - Release on MSXJau 2004
Cipher - First annoucement
GFX9000 library 0.5 + font pack
Team Bomba announce Blox for GFX9000
InterNestor Lite 1.0
Interview with Dennis Hemmings (Konami UK)
MSX Magazine 3 - February 2005
Bomb Jack promo
Bombaman Level Edit Challenge: Closed
Poke-1,170 Airwaves #4 broadcast
Kuru Kuru Kururin engine - demo
C-BIOS 0.19
blueMSX 2.1 and blueMSX Launcher 1.1
Illusion City English 0.5
MSX Christmas demo by Zone Neutra
EVAcon
MRC MuSiXmas Challenge: Closed

Do you have any nominees to add? Browse that News archive by month or topic and post your nominees over here! :)

By snout

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31-12-2004, 00:58

Added. There are now 56 nominees....