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openMSX 0.6.2

by mth on 15-04-2007, 18:39
Topic: Emulation

Today the developers of openMSX - the emulator that aims for perfection - have released version 0.6.2 of this multi platform MSX emulator, along with Catapult, its GUI/launcher.

New or improved emulator features:

  • Video recording and improved sound recording (stutterless)
  • SDLGL-PP renderer (OpenGL 2.0) can do hq and hqlite scaling in hardware
  • Easier to use trainers.

mesiasmsx has announced in our active MSX Forum that the next Barcelona MSX Users Meeting (known as RU) organized by the MSX Friends Association is going to be held on the 28th of April, 2007 in the Cotxeres de Sant

Together with the first project announcement the first sponsor has donated a prize to the MSXdev'07 game development competition.

Only two days after the initial announcement the first project for this year's MSXdev game development competition has already been announced.

Rafael Jannone has released standalone versions of MSX Screen Conversor, a online toolkit to convert JPG, PNG and GIF files from up to 400kb to SCREEN 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 12.

DRMSX releases 4 new MSX songs

by snout on 12-04-2007, 01:40
Topic: Music

On April 1st, DRM has released 4 new songs for MSX in mgs and mp3 format:

  • Omnifarious steps
  • Let's play the super ultra super great delicious wonderful MSX!
  • Water ripple
  • New generation of mighty monkey(Hi-tension ver.)

Recently, DRMSX also submitted an entry to the

Planet of the Epas

by snout on 12-04-2007, 01:21
Topic: Software

During Breakpoint 2007, a large demo scene event in Bingen am Rhein, Germany a new MSX demo was released by the demo group Traktor. The demo contains several impressive effects and is certainly worth having a look at.

SD/MMC interface for MSX

by Danjovic on 12-04-2007, 01:13
Topic: Hardware

Danjovic has announced an interesting new hardware extension for the MSX: an SD/MMC interface that works even on ordinary MSX1 configurations. On 3.58MHz data can be read from SD or MMC cards at 154 Kb/s whereas writing data reaches a respectable 145 Kb/s.

MSX History has published a special article of Jail Break, the never released Konami game for MSX. With a series of evidences they demonstrate that this game was going to be released for MSX, being the most noticeable the MSX cartridge reference in the instructions booklet of the ZX Spectrum tape.

Los Jardines de Zee Wang Zu - Update

by wolf_ on 10-04-2007, 23:03
Topic: Software

Los Jardines de Zee Wang Zu, a snake game created by Jos'B for last year's MSXdev'06 contest has been updated. This new version now features SCC music! To download it, visit the MSXDev'06 section of the MSXDev website.

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