MSX in the Media: 26th nominee

by snout on 26-08-2004, 01:10
Topic: Media
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Hugo Sutherland spotted a review on the MSX emulator openMSX in the september edition of Linux Format. The article was scanned and added to the list of nominees of the MSX in the Media challenge.

Did you get or spot MSX in the media? Send the evidence to msxmedia@msx.org and we will add it to the list of nominees!

Relevant link: MSX in the Media Challenge - List of nominees

Comments (3)

By AuroraMSX

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26-08-2004, 10:01

And what a review it is!
"The documentation is among the best we've seen fro any emulator"
"openMSX is of those (increasingly common) Open Source projects with highly passionate developers. It's clear that they love the machine..."
<thumbs up>

By Manuel

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09-09-2004, 20:04

A cool other thing: I mailed the author about the found 'incompatibilities', because I had the idea that they only used C-BIOS. This is what he replied:

That's the crux of it. As the proprietary BIOS is not redistributable,
we couldn't include it on the magazine coverdisc and had to review the
software as our readers would see it. Nevertheless, it's interesting
that the compatibility rates vary that greatly -- I wasn't aware of
the extent to which C-BIOS differed in terms of getting games to run.

So cheers for the info; I wish I could've gone into more depth about
this but (with the review being limited to a half-page) I had to focus
on the most crucial aspects.

Occasionally in Hot Picks we revisit apps covered before, so if
there's a major update to openMSX in a year or so, please do let me
know and I'll consider covering it again!

In other words: openMSX is also on the DVD or CD-ROM set that comes with the magazine! Yay!

By Manuel

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13-09-2004, 20:12

OK, it's at least on the cd-set on cd number 3:

/Magazine/HotPicks/openMSX/openmsx-0.4.0.tar.gz

:-)