A couple of months ago msxinfo.net started a ‘Inkoopaktie’ (Collective Buy) of Crystal Clear Cartridge Cases, from Paulo Maluf.
Here are some examples of use cases for these nice Cartridge Cases:
After 2,5 years of hard work, KdL has released a new PLD Pack for the One Chip MSX and Zemmix NEO.
v3.3 [2017.03.12] [KdL’s Updates!]
– Updated documentation and DIP-SW User Manual in the [docs\] folder.
– Updated the [msxtools\] folder: use ‘eset.com’ to add more drive letters and ‘ep.com’ to mount the disk images.
– New Hex-files 304kB from OCM-SDBIOS Pack v1.9 with MSX3 Final Release and Zemmix Neo logos.
– New IPL-ROM Revision 1.05(K) that it loads fast a 304kB BIOS / 384kB SDBIOS.
– New SDHC support by yuukun-OKEI, thanks to MAX.
– New useful scripts for easy compilation and collection of firmwares.
– Added Brazilian keyboard layout by Fabio Belavenuto, Luis Luca and Emiliano Vaz Fraga.
– Fixed R#0 S5 timing of VDP TH9958 by yuukun: the intro of Dragon Quest 2 MSX2 is ok now, thanks to miyashu.
– Fixed RstEna signal with regression and other minor fixes (RC2_2014.11.20).
– Fixed MainRAM/MegaRAM clear function (RC1_2014.11.16).
– The Nextor kernel will be natively supported by future releases.
– As regards the speed of cpu I inform you that ‘custom 8.06 MHz’ is the same 10.74 MHz of the original firmware.
All the ‘custom speed’ frequencies were acquired with a comparison benchmark through blueMSX and openMSX.
– The initial VDP-V9938 core is finally deprecated since the VDP-TH9958 has achieved the same stability.
Some known issues:
– VGMPLAY was fixed by Grauw for a inaccuracy of H-SYNC signal.
– The timings of VDP TH9958 are too fast: the intros of Fray and Space Manbow confirm the issue.
Hint! The most of Microcabin games can run better with the ‘runit.com’ tool.
– The ‘Break’ command of ESE-PS2 module do not work during the hard reset or if you unplug the keyboard at warm.
– Sometimes the SD-Card is not detected after a hard reset but you can re-insert it on the fly to solve.
Download : https://www.msxinfo.net/downloads/?did=231
MSX Info Network starts ‘Inkoop Aktie’ Cartridge Cases for Dutch MSX enthusiasts:
Last MSX Fair in Tilburg I’ve bought the MSX Audio Extension Expander from Bas Kornalijnslijper.
This extension comes with an online build-in instruction that can be downloaded from Supersoniqs Website
The instruction starts with a little background:
Back in 2005 Brazilian MSX users Fábio Ricardo Schmidlin (FRS) and Luciano Sturaro
(MSXPró) released an expander PCB for the Philips Music Module. This board came with
and adjusted Panasonic MSX Audio ROM and with 256KB sample memory. A while ago
FRS published his schematics so other MSX users could recreate his upgrade PCB.
Because nobody took this challenge while there was still demand SuperSoniqs jumped in.
It took us some months to gather all the necessary parts, order the PCB’s and then find a
partner to assemble the upgrade boards. After some setbacks we finally succeeded. We
would like to thank FRS and MSXPró for their great work. They can be reached through
www.MSXpro.com. Please check our site for news and information about our products.
Our place on the web can be found at supersoniqs.com. We hope you have great fun with
The upgrade can be done in some easy steps, but since I had to open up my Music Module I decided to also replace all electrolytic capacitors with high-grade audio electrolytic capacitors.
So I started to identify all capacitor values to order them. The following electrolytic capacitors ar used in the Music Module:
I removed all electrolytic capacitors by cutting them out and then cleaned all holes using a desoldering pump.
Then I’ve put all new electrolytic capacitors.
After replacing all electrolytic capacitors I’ve tested the music module to see if it’s still functioning and to listen to the result. The result was not stunning, but the sound was somehow more ‘bright’.
I also replaced R41 with a 20KΩ potentiometer, so the sound output to the slotconnector can be adjusted.
After these modifications I started to build in the MSX Audio Extension Expander using the guide supplied by Supersoniqs.
Because I have multiple Music Modules with different ROM’s I have dumped them all using my Wellon VP-280 Eprom programmer and added them to the downloads section: https://www.msxinfo.net/downloads/?did=229
One year ago msxinfo.net started a new website, to host all your beloved MSX related pictures.
After 1 year these are the stats, of msx.pics
Keep those images coming.
This howto describes how to install OpenMSX on a default Retropie configuration.
I’ve build and tested it on a Raspberry 3B
This post is based on my original post at : http://blog.petrockblock.com/forums/topic/msx-emulator-and-disks/#post-105873
Step 1. : Download Retropie from the Retropie website.
I’ve used Retropie 4.1
Follow the installation instruction from the Retropie website.
Step 2 : Connect to your Raspberry Pi using SSH
(This step is not mandatory, but it gives the possibility to cut&past commands so you don’t have to type all commands)
Step 3 : Cut & Past the following commands:
sudo su cd /home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/tmp/build wget https://github.com/openMSX/openMSX/releases/download/RELEASE_0_13_0/openmsx-0.13.0.tar.gz tar -xzvf openmsx-0.13.0.tar.gz cd /etc/apt/ rm -f sources.list wget https://www.msxinfo.net/files/sources.list apt-get -y update apt-get -y build-dep openmsx cd /home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/tmp/build/openmsx-0.13.0/build/ rm -f custom.mk wget https://www.msxinfo.net/files/custom.mk cd /home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/tmp/build/openmsx-0.13.0 ./configure make make install cd .. wget https://www.msxinfo.net/files/systemroms.zip mkdir -p /opt/retropie/emulators/openmsx/share/systemroms/ unzip systemroms.zip -d /opt/retropie/emulators/openmsx/share/systemroms/ cd /opt/retropie/configs/msx/ rm -f emulators.cfg wget https://www.msxinfo.net/files/emulators.cfg cd /home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/tmp/build wget https://www.msxinfo.net/files/fsa1gt.zip unzip fsa1gt.zip -d /opt/retropie/emulators/openmsx/share/machines/ mkdir /home/pi/.openMSX/share/ -p cd /home/pi/.openMSX/share/ wget https://www.msxinfo.net/files/settings.360 wget https://www.msxinfo.net/files/settings.pic
Step 4 : Rename the settings file according your configuration.
There are 2 setting files, one to use with the Picade cabinet, named settings.pic
mv settings.pic settings.xml
Note : The PICADE controller is configured as a keyboard in OpenMSX.
And one settings file for a XBOX360 Controller, named settings.360:
mv settings.360 settings.xml
Note : The XBOX360 controller is configured as a Joystick in OpenMSX, with the D-pad also configured.
The following bindings are used for these controllers, making it possible to play for example Metal Gear 1/2, Maze of Galious, etc. without needing a keyboard.
Using the XBOX360 controller, you can use the XBOX button to open the OpenMSX On Screen Display Menu to quit OpenMSX en return to Retropie.
This is how the Picade looks like running OpenMSX on Retropie:
After contacted the maker of Konmouse (Ramon van der Winkel) I’ve got permission to add Konmouse to the Downloads section.
Konmouse is a SCC Music player/editor that plays Konami’s music and can be controlled with a mouse.
The English manual for the Zemmix NEO (korean version) is scanned and published.
Please see our downloads section.
MSX Information Network launches an Image Hosting Website, where you can upload and share all your MSX related pictures.
This Image Hosting Website offers free webspace to upload your pictures and share them trough all popular Social Networks and/or direct links. Also after uploading pictures, the site automatically generates Embedding Codes (HTLM, BBCode, etc.) to easily share your pictures on websites and/or forums.