Minimum soundchip support poll down, SCREEN 0 poll up!

by snout on 07-11-2010, 12:08
Topic: MRC
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About 4 months ago we launched a poll asking whether or not MSX scene games should or should not at least support the trusty PSG soundchip. With 67 votes cast, the results are as follows:

  1. Yes! (58.21%)
  2. No, just drop the idealism, I've the sound chips (32.84%)
  3. ..and I've the emulator! (8,96%)

So, clearly, a large majority really appreciates it if new MSX games support the PSG sound chip. This is an interesting shift, as in the 'first MSX scene wave' of the 1990s many, mainly Dutch, games were released that only supported MSX-MUSIC and/or MSX-AUDIO and PSG support was scarce and often of poor quality.

In our new poll we wonder which of the 3 most used settings you prefer in the screen mode that almost every MSX computer boots in: SCREEN 0. Is it the default width of 37 characters, the maximum width of 80 characters or the maximum width you can squeeze out of the larger character set: width 40? What mode do you (or did you use to) prefer when coding in BASIC?

Relevant link: At least PSG support in scene games? - results

Comments (4)

By MäSäXi

Paragon (1884)

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07-11-2010, 20:06

Yeah, as the dutchmen... dutchBOYS back then were about the only msx sceners in the world who HAD something else than "just" PSG. And new soundcards/cartridges were new exciting toys back then. Now it is nostalgic to have just PSG. Smile And cool too even without any nostalgy! Smile And anyway, most of the people in the MSX world know just PSG as nobody had such never heard of sound extension cartridges back then. I heard of them first time in the late nineties when I read about them from the internet.....

By boblet

Master (187)

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08-11-2010, 18:59

I start all my basic games like this:

10 SCREEN 0: WIDTH 7: KEY ON

then I Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

By MäSäXi

Paragon (1884)

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09-11-2010, 10:40

You start your MSX and type

10 SCREEN 0: WIDTH 7: KEY ON

and then you take off your clothes... interesting! Big smile Tongue

In which age you started to behave like that?

Tongue

Can you please describe WHAT on those commands make you behave like that!? LOL! Or is it the blue screen? On the other hand, I don´t mind if you don´t tell me. Smile2

By boblet

Master (187)

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09-11-2010, 22:37

Oh my god! I forgot to turn the keyclick off!

Crying

The explanation would be pointless now.