MSXVR: The pre-order for Metal Dragon for msxVR EXCLUSIVE users.

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Por Kai Magazine

Paragon (1416)

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04-06-2021, 14:50

Warning: This cartridge will only work on MSXVR machines, it WILL NOT work on regular MSX machines. The game is the same as the standard MSX version but the msxVR version uses an exclusive msxVR cartridge.
We also sell the regular MSX version in our online shop, but PLEASE make sure you read the hardware pre-requisites for this game before you buy the regular MSX version.

The standard MSX version cartridge will not work on msxVR, so if you already preordered the standard MSX version but you want to play it on the msxVR instead of the standard MSX or you only have an msxVR, please contact us as soon as possible so we can send you the right version when the shippings begin.

Video of the game:

https://youtu.be/oTK1QDCzji4

Metal Dragon is a parodic "Run & Gun" game based on war games from the 1980s.
We have tried to recreate the 80s arcade experience as much as possible.
The parodic elements are not intended to insult or belittle the original works.

THE PRE-PURCHASE:

This game uses a special cartridge with much more capacity than the usual 2048Kb that we usually use.
That means that the price that the cartridge costs us is higher than usual.
The game box is fitted with a high-quality, custom-made, factory-made foam holder, providing an ideal, high-quality cartridge holder.
These are additional costs that are reflected in the price of the game.
Therefore, the price of the game in the pre-purchase period is 48 euros + shipping (going to 55 euros after the pre-purchase if there is any unit available).

Since making these cartridges and this foam box holder cannot be done in small runs, it is highly unlikely that we will make a second run.
(I repeat that for us the goal of making this game is not to sell many units, we do it for fun.)

All those who participate in the pre-purchase will be included in the special thanks section of the manual (in order of payment) unless they tell us otherwise (if you do not want to appear on the list of special thanks, please contact us).

The pre-purchase will last 2 weeks.
Once the pre-purchase is finished, we will order the necessary materials and have the manuals printed and assembled with your names.

We expect shipments to begin by the end of June or early July, but with the times that run can arise unexpected, so please be understanding.
Shipments will also be made in payment order.

Those interested can make the pre-purchase in our online store.
All the most common payment methods are accepted (card, paypal).

We also added 10 more units of the standard MSX version for those who missed the first pre-order:

Again, please make sure you read the hardware requierements for the standard MSX version before you purchase it.

To take advantage of the shipping costs, you can take a look at our other MSX games and we can send them to you in the same package (our previous games are compatible with msxVR and since the last msxVR update, they work at the correct speed).

https://kai-magazine-software.fwscart.com/

Thank you with all my heart to all those who have shown your enthusiasm and support by learning about this project.
That gives us the strength to do more and better.

Below you can see some videos of the other sound chip configurations apart from the opl4:

FM PAC (MSX MUSIC) + MUSIC MODULE (MSX AUDIO)

https://youtu.be/UUNmr6S4qXw

FM PAC (MSX MUSIC)

https://youtu.be/JrJX_7Bph_w

MUSIC MODULE (MSX AUDIO)

https://youtu.be/8W2hk2jycSA

-Music style «Techno»: Robert Vroemisse (Deva)

-Music style «Rock Metal»: John Hassink (Deva, Myths and Dragons, Rune Monster, The Sorrow of Gadhlan'Thur)

-80s style cover: Miguel Angel Jimenez (Myths and Dragons, The Sorrow of Gadhlan'Thur and many others)

-Concept and ideas of the game: Victor Sanchez, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Jose Casanova, Oscar Kenneth

-Story: Victor Sanchez, Oscar Kenneth

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Por mars2000you

Enlighted (5984)

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04-06-2021, 15:09

Quote:

Warning: This cartridge will only work on MSXVR machines, it WILL NOT work on regular MSX machines. The game is the same as the standard MSX version but the msxVR version uses an exclusive msxVR cartridge.

So the MSVR is not fully 100% MSX compatible. Normally the emulator (as MSXVR is actually an emulator) must be improved, not the contrary.

I am not inventing a new rule, it has always been the case in the past (and still applicable now) when blueMSX or openMSX failed to run a game that works on real hardware without any issue.

Por gdx

Enlighted (4694)

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04-06-2021, 15:43

As indicated in the wiki, MSXVR is a specific computer based on a Raspberry PI 3B+. It's not same as OCM. It is possible to make specific games/software for MSXVR that have no connection with the MSX.

Por hamlet

Scribe (3665)

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04-06-2021, 15:57

It should be MSX compatible at least, I'm a little dissapoined about the last messages (DEVA and Suite Macabre) but anyway. This is not the place for discussing MSXVR . Let's celebrate Metal Dragon and all the efford KaiMagazine put into it.

Por AxelStone

Prophet (3046)

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04-06-2021, 16:01

hamlet wrote:

It should be MSX compatible at least, I'm a little dissapoined about the last messages (DEVA and Suite Macabre) but anyway. This is not the place for discussing MSXVR . Let's celebrate Metal Dragon and all the efford KaiMagazine put into it.

I agree, let's celebrate Kai effort on new game, but for me it's a very big dissapointment to see that for first time in the long history of MSX you need to make 2 different cartridges oO .

Not a good feeling about VR...

Por Juan Luis

Master (135)

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04-06-2021, 16:50

Kai, please, make public Metal Dragon videos of Music Module, FM-PAC and both of them combined versions. For now, these videos are hidden and we can see them because you are published the links here. I think it's better that people can find your videos in YouTube.

It's just a personal opinion.

Thanks for your work on all the versions.

Por Kai Magazine

Paragon (1416)

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04-06-2021, 18:42

Please check how many downvotes the public videos of Metal dragon have, in particular the Spanish version.
Some people are nuts.

Por santiontanon

Paragon (1482)

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04-06-2021, 20:54

Hi Kai, do you know what is it that causes the incompatibility? As a fellow developer I am now worried about my own games not being compatible now.

Por Kai Magazine

Paragon (1416)

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04-06-2021, 22:04

You don't have to worry at all;
The incompatibility with our high capacity cartridges is because these cartridges have been designed for standard msx.
This issue only applies to our high capacity carts. You will not have any issues with regular cartrtridges.
Software emulation wise, the msxVR works better with every new update for what I have been experienced since I received mine, so that's good in my book.

Por geijoenr

Champion (267)

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04-06-2021, 22:10

Kai Magazine wrote:

The incompatibility with our high capacity cartridges is because these cartridges have been designed for standard msx.
This issue only applies to our high capacity carts.

Well, that is not very informative. Do you use some custom mapper that is not handled well by msxVR?

Por Kai Magazine

Paragon (1416)

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04-06-2021, 22:27

No, not a mapper.
The cartridge itself is very complex and unusual and it is not compatible with any emulator.
But this only affects us, it will not affect anyone else since noone else will use our cartridges for their releases/ own games.

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