One Chip MSX

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Door Ivan

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15-05-2005, 10:56

Some questions about the One Chip MSX:

1. Will it be compatible with all MSX cartridges (sound/RAM extensions, slot expanders,...)?

2. Has MSX Association/ASCII planned the production of a special "MSX keyboard" for the One Chip MSX? I mean with MSX keys instead of PC keys. PC keyboards are also quite big for such small device. This keyboard with a MSX layout would be nice: http://www.casco.com/psk3400.htm , http://www.intolect.com/images/products/psk3100_2.JPG

3. Distribution. Will it be as the Game Reader, only through the web of ASCII?

4. Manuals. Only in Japanese?

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Van elements

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15-05-2005, 11:03

Also some questions about the One Chip MSX:

onechip msx has also usb ports, is it possible in the future to connect external USB storage devices like a Usb HDD or cdrom?

onechip msx possible to emulate msx 2 and msx 2+

what is the speed of the CPU of one chip msx?

Van Grauw

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15-05-2005, 11:13

I bought a small keyboard at the HCC fair for €5... Quite a nice thing, I guess it’s basically just a laptop keyboard without the laptop Smile. It hasn’t got MSX keys, but... it’s much smaller than a regular PC keyboard.

elements: USB, someone would have to code it. It would be possible, I guess, but I wouldn’t expect it. As always, someone has to code it Smile.

CPU speed will be the same as MSX2, that is 3.58 MHz. However, it will probably be possible to increase the speed by modifying the FPGA code, so that you e.g. get 7 MHz. And assign a key on the keyboard as a switch back to 3.5 MHz, or something.

Van Ivan

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15-05-2005, 11:33

I bought a small keyboard at the HCC fair for €5... Quite a nice thing, I guess it’s basically just a laptop keyboard without the laptop Smile

This keyboard seems to be smaller than those of notebooks:

http://www.intolect.com/images/products/psk3100_2.JPG
http://www.casco.com/psk3400.htm

Van Latok

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15-05-2005, 12:06

I'm still worrying about the device not having an ethernet controller. That's essential in my eyes.

Van elements

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15-05-2005, 12:13

it will fun if u can connect the usb game reader of ascii to the usb port of onechip msx. > extra slot eheheheh. maybe my fantasy will come true....

Van [D-Tail]

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15-05-2005, 12:58

I'm still worrying about the device not having an ethernet controller. That's essential in my eyes.On the other hand, it will surely be a nice extra for the ObsoNET developers Wink

Van Latok

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15-05-2005, 13:00

True, true Smile

Van snout

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15-05-2005, 14:28

Some questions about the One Chip MSX:

1. Will it be compatible with all MSX cartridges (sound/RAM extensions, slot expanders,...)?Yes, of course it will! It already is, in fact.

2. Has MSX Association/ASCII planned the production of a special "MSX keyboard" for the One Chip MSX? I mean with MSX keys instead of PC keys. PC keyboards are also quite big for such small device. This keyboard with a MSX layout would be nice: http://www.casco.com/psk3400.htm , http://www.intolect.com/images/products/psk3100_2.JPG At the moment the type of casing hasn't been decided yet. Based on the casing, ASCII might also throw in a keyboard (optional?) later on. You know where you'll read that information, rite? :)

3. Distribution. Will it be as the Game Reader, only through the web of ASCII?In Japan there will be a similar pre-ordering at the ASCII website, how Bazix is going to distribute the English One Chip MSX is undecided as of yet.

4. Manuals. Only in Japanese?Nop, Bazix is to distribute the One Chip MSX outside the Japanese market, and of course all the documentation that comes with it will be localized to English.

Van anonymous

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15-05-2005, 16:09

I have a few questions also.

1) Is that possible to add an option to at least increase the z80 speed to 7 Mhz (default would be 3.58, of course) ? It could be done with a OUT to a specified port.

2) Those USB ports, I believe there are many devices that work with USB already, even Ethernet ports. I know we will have to code the drivers, but will ESE/MSX Association develop some of these drivers (at least the basic ones, to keyboard/mouse and who knows, an HD ? :-)

Van Latok

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15-05-2005, 19:05

Idd, idd, many things work through USB....Hmmmmmm, so it all will be a matter of writing drivers.....Which as well......Might be a pain in the ass....

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