Any MSX computer capable of running certain games--

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Door mje

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25-05-2004, 22:21

I realize this probably comes up a bit around here, but, I am in the market to buy or trade things for an MSX system capable of running either/or Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2.

If anyone has such a system (or even one or both of the games) and would be willing to negotiate a price or any other type of trade, please let me know.

I will check this thread frequently and email, MSN Messenger, and ICQ. All three of those ways are perfectly acceptable ways to contact me!

Thanks! I'm looking forward to finding out what I can.

EDIT - Japanese versions of the games or computer are absolutely OK.

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Van 4fridges

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26-05-2004, 00:34

jow.... i have a system that could run that games, one problem, the joystick ports are fucked up....... its a philips NMS8245... So if you want to buy/trade it....

Van dhau

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26-05-2004, 01:14

Do you want originals or just want to play? Because it influences a lot in your choise:

legit way: buy both original carts and any MSX2 will do... I didn't seen many original Metal Gear or Metal Gear 2 carts for sale on eBay... The two together could easily jump over 300 euro for the games only... In total about 350 euro (50 for any MSX2, Philips 8245 being one of the cheapest)

bloody pirate way: any MSX2 with 512K SCC flash (50 euro + 100 euro = 150 euro), or you need MSX2 with at least 512K RAM and any modded SCC game cart (50 euro + 60 euro + 30 euro = 140 euro)

All the estimates are approximate. All depends from your area. If you're in Netherland, chances are good you'll find two-three MSX2 systems in bargain shops or in a big city dumpster.

In US expect to pay at least ~100 US$ for any MSX2 (this includes delivery)

PS: I have original european Metal Gear in original package with instruction in fair condition, but I don't think I will ever sell it. It's a cornerstone of my MSX cult Smile

Van dhau

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26-05-2004, 01:27

Heh, may be he's stinky rich and cab buy 100 MG2 games to decorate walls Wink

Van [D-Tail]

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26-05-2004, 01:27

Or, if it's just for the Metal Gear 1/2 way --> use an emulator. Preferrably NLMSX, BlueMSX or openMSX.
And erm... Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake does about €200 for the game alone, at the moment... So, have a nice and empty purse Wink

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26-05-2004, 01:35

Maybe, indeed. But then, re-sell them to MSX-users who don't have huge stacks of money piled up! Big smile For a nice price, of course Wink

Van dhau

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26-05-2004, 03:06

Well, if I will get my Konami MSX cartridge games collection near complete, I might actually pay this crazy price (~200 euro) Smile

Van mje

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26-05-2004, 18:14

jow.... i have a system that could run that games, one problem, the joystick ports are fucked up....... its a philips NMS8245... So if you want to buy/trade it....

I'm willing to buy...

But I also want to keep it open to other offers, especially since your joystick ports aren't working.

You wouldn't happen to have either of the games, too, would you?

Van Sonic_aka_T

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26-05-2004, 18:26

Where do you live? In the US or in Europe. This much affects what type of machine you should buy. If you live in Europe, a philips NMS8245 computer would do just fine. You could buy the 8245 from the guy that mentioned it here if it's not too expensive. If you live in the US however, you're better off buying a Japanese MSX2+ since it uses the same voltage (well, 100V) and the same television standard (NTSC)

Van mje

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26-05-2004, 20:19

I'm in the US.

Any help with the Japanese system would be great... and side note - don't forget the games!! Thanks for the help so far, everyone.

Van Sonic_aka_T

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26-05-2004, 21:12

Yeah... For the US you'd need a Japanese system. I've seen a couple of Japanese MSX2+ computers on ebay.nl for around 75 euros. (about $90) The games aren't all that easy but aren't impossible to find. The only thing you could do is check on auction sites from now and then. Not too long ago ebay.nl saw a Solid Snake (MG2) go for around $100 if I remember correctly. Not cheap, but that's mainly because of the current hype. Metal Gear one goes for a lot less, but is a little more difficult to find. Maybe if you also post a message here from time to time you can find one. Be sure to coordinate the shipment of the computer well, you don't want to end up paying import duties in the US.

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