34th MSX Users Meeting in Barcelona - Reminder

by Ivan on 05-12-2008, 21:43
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Tomorrow the 34th RU (MSX Users Meeting) is going to be held in Barcelona. The list of standholders we posted earlier this week has increased with the presence of these groups:

  • One Beer MSX - Supply of beer, MSX gaming
  • Walter's stand - A French MSX user who is going to show rare and interesting hardware
  • AUIC association - They are going to promote their activities
  • Guest computer platform stand - A booth dedicated to the C64

Moreover, the AAMSX (organization of the event) has published the list of games included on the new 8Mbit MegaROM game compilation cartridge -called MSX Compilation Vol 1- that is going to be sold in the fair:

This compilation cartridge of games from Dinamic features an easy selection menu to choose between 14 different games (21 if we count the B sides or second parts of them), R800 CPU availability (on TurboRs), frequency selector (50Hz/60Hz) on MSX2 or higher and loading screens (take a look at the Game Over one!). MSX Compilation Vol 1 is limited to 25 copies!

The event is going to take place tomorrow, December 6th 2008, from 10h to 19h at the Cotxeres de Sants, Barcelona. The entrance is free (€3 if you wish to attend the Gamestorming fair).

Relevant link: AAMSX
Relevant link: GDG

Comments (20)

By muffie

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06-12-2008, 02:31

Hey, is it possible to order that cartridge?
I can't go to Spain!

By Latok

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06-12-2008, 09:37

Although Dinamic filed for bankruptcy, its copyrights are still valid. Did AAMSX somehow got permission to sell?

Don't misunderstand me. I actually have no problem anymore with old software being available for download. I just wonder why AAMSX is going to ask money for the games.

By dioniso

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06-12-2008, 10:26

Probably for the work: box, pcb + components (1Mb, etc ...), case (they already paid for a mold), printing, coding a menu + putting all together. Anyways, sure it won't be expensive.

About the copyrights... well, yes, they are not the owners, I guess.

By Guillian

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06-12-2008, 12:50

Dioniso is right. Furthermore, AAMSX sells that cartridges, and others like Perfect Fit, Operation Wolf, Majikazo or Traffic Jam, just to pay the renting of the room. They don't get any profit and the users has free entrance.

By Latok

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06-12-2008, 17:13

Alright, sounds just fine. Also interesting MRC is giving it this much attention. Their policies are just fine, this approach just comes across less strict. Which I think, is a good thing in the current constellation.

By SaebaMSX

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06-12-2008, 18:40

Hey, playing some of these games in R800 make them better! Tongue

By lionelritchie

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06-12-2008, 19:26

if you are collecting all dinamic games why dont put MORE of them together, them?
(or something engrish like that)

By Sd-Snatcher

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07-12-2008, 00:37

Hey SAEBA specially "La aventura Original", and yes, i'm at home now

By Ivan

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07-12-2008, 10:18

Hey SAEBA specially "La aventura Original", and yes, i'm at home nowAnother Dinamic game that needs the R800 is Narco Police which runs quite slowly on the Z80.

By MsxKun

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07-12-2008, 16:00

Most of us already paid to Dinamic for that games long ago when we bought them on casette, even if they're quite unplayable, slow and monochrome. Dinamic got our money. Now some people can have them on cartridge, service than Dinamic doesn't offer. Even some lucky people can finally play that games that didn't work on their comps. Personally, i prefer japanese games Tongue

I want to thank Walter and company all the "bombones" Smile they were great. And all the people who came at the RU, it was really fun!

By lionelritchie

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08-12-2008, 15:59

Unfair comment. The games were very playable in the 80s.

By MsxKun

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08-12-2008, 17:51

Some Smile I love Abu Simbel! Have it twice on tape.

By Manuel

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08-12-2008, 18:49

Don't know about Spain, but I can't say that I know anyone in the NL who liked the slow and monochromish Dinamic games.

By Ivan

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08-12-2008, 18:53

Although all of them were direct ports from ZX Spectrum some are playable. Freddy Hardest is quite good imho.

By Ramones

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08-12-2008, 19:18

if you are collecting all dinamic games why dont put MORE of them together, them?
(or something engrish like that)

Hmm... well... The Dinamic Collection has 1024 k (8Mb Rom)

21 games * 64k = 1344k

21 games * 16k (loading screen) = 336k

1344 + 366 = 1680k!!!

And now add menu code + menu gfx + menu music...

Dinamic have over 40 titles in MSX... How can you put all titles in this cartridge? I don't know how to make it.. Smile

The question: How AAM can put 21 titles in 1024k, to do this titles compatible with ALL MSXs with 64k (searching memory correctly), add loading screen to games without loading screen in MSX, to make packaging, etc etc...

The answer: Work. This recopilation has hours of work and few benefit... And with that benefit the Ru is free... free booths and free entrance.

AAM has a no benefit association. In Spain is totally prohibited to have benefit with this associations. And this is totally PROHIBITED *by the law*.

A curiosity... We have more benefit selling a Coke (1 Euro) that selling a Dinamic Collection (25 Euro).

By Ivan

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08-12-2008, 19:24

The 8Mbit compilation cartridge is a great idea because it can attract more visitors to the RUs. In fact just a few copies left when I arrived at 10:05h Smile

By SaebaMSX

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08-12-2008, 20:46

It was completely sold out right after you got it, Ivan. Unfortunately many users couldn't buy it. At least I have my copy. :-)

And yes, this has a lot of work. These games were not really compatible with all MSX computers when they were for sale in the 80s. In fact I had some of them as original tapes back then and never worked in my MSX1 (even if it had the correct amount of RAM). Cool Heheh, how frustrating was loading tape games once and again and it was never working... Eek!

By JohnHassink

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08-12-2008, 21:27

Don't know about Spain, but I can't say that I know anyone in the NL who liked the slow and monochromish Dinamic games.
Well, somehow I did kind of enjoy "Phantis", "Titanic" and the "Army Moves" and "Freddy Hardest" games back then.

And don't forget about "Astro Marine Corps"; one of the BEST and most impressive MSX(1) games I've ever seen! Shocked!