HAL Halnote
This page was last modified 17:52, 13 April 2021 by Mars2000you. Based on work by Gdx and Rderooy.



HAL Halnote is a graphical environment akin to early versions of Windows and the Macintosh. And it is the predecessor to MSX View.

The package, released in 1987 by HAL Laboratory, consists out of

  • a 1MB ROM cartridge with a non-standard Kanji-ROM Levels 1 and 2 (JIS1 + JIS2) and SRAM
  • one or two system disks including MSX-DOS 1 - in case of a second disk, it's exactly the same as the first disk and can be viewed as a security copy

The Halnote system needs to be launched from the provided disk(s) - AUTOEXEC or HN on the command line

Official price: ¥29,800



HAL Halnote
HAL Halnote
HAL Halnote


Disk write protected
HAL Halnote 1.png
HAL Halnote 2.png
HAL Halnote 3.png

Related Software

  • DM-System2 provides a driver to support this Kanji-ROM.