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On January 25th, 2005 we started the finale of the megapoll in search for what our visitors consider to be the most important MSX news of 2004.

MSX Emulator Comparison - Update

by snout on 28-02-2005, 00:12
Topic: Emulation

Earlier this month new versions of fMSX, M.E.S.S. and RuMSX were released. These three fresh MSX emulators were put to the test, looking at their accuracy, sound quality, useability and features.

IOMBCC entry 4: Hello World!

by snout on 27-02-2005, 21:50
Topic: MRC
Tags: Challenges

The fourth entry to the IOMBCC (International Obfuscated MSX-BASIC Code Contest) is none other than the classic example everybody who ever started to learn a programming language encountered: Hello World!!.

GXSCC plugin for KbMediaPlayer

by snout on 27-02-2005, 21:21
Topic: MSX Related

GXSCC is a MIDI player that allows you to play MIDI files with a wide range of SCC-style sounds. As of today, the GXSCC synthesizer is also available for KbMediaPlayer, a Japanese media player capable of running several file formats, including KSS using MSXPlug.

GFX lib for C

by snout on 27-02-2005, 21:04
Topic: Development

Source: MSX BR-L mailinglist

Rafael Jannone has released a GFX library for C with several compiled examples, such as a star scroller and even a simple, yet fast scrolling basis for a shoot 'em-up of which you can find a screenshot on the GFX lib website. From the looks of it, this library is a novice MSX developer's dream coming true.

MSXPro - Updates

by snout on 27-02-2005, 14:45
Topic: Websites

The active Brazilian website MSXPro, which contains a lot of information on hardware projects, has been updated with a tutorial on how to install an ACVS 2.0 kit, which is used to upgrade a Gradiente MSX1 to MSX2. The tutorial comes with many pictures, which gives you a great look on this Brazilian MSX computer.

Dear Blue by Hackurl

by snout on 27-02-2005, 14:38
Topic: Music

Hackurl has released an SCC arrangement of the song 'Dear blue' from Konami's arcade game Salamander 2.

UniPT2Player - Release 1

by snout on 27-02-2005, 14:31
Topic: Software
Tags: Utilities

Surgey Bulba, the developer of Vortex Tracker II, has released a new version of his Universal .PT2 player for MSX and ZX-Spectrum. This new version is a bit smaller, more optimized and includes PT2TIME, which can be used to determine the song length of a .PT2 file. You can find the UniPT2PLayer in the 'programmers' section of his website.

Sargon website temporarily offline

by Sama on 27-02-2005, 01:57
Topic: Websites

Since last week, the website of Sargon is temporarily offline. The website itself was very much outdated and a thorough update was announced, but due to a crash of the server HD, Sargon decided to take the site offline until the new site is ready. When this new Sargon website will be ready is yet unknown.

PT3 Tools - Update

by snout on 26-02-2005, 00:28
Topic: Software
Tags: Utilities

About a month ago Vincent van Dam and Alfonso D.C. released a set of PT3 Tools for MSX. As of today, this package of tools has been updated.

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