Rare Green MSX Cartridge on eBay.co.uk

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By JohnHassink

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10-06-2009, 17:02

it's the Holy Coran.
/me kinda wonders how much of the Koran is actually in it and in what form Smile

So do I! Seeing as the Qur'an alone contains around 650 different texts.
There are more than 100 sura's (chapters) which are divided in over 6000 aya's (verses/subchapters) and it contains almost 2000 unique words.

In paper form it's so heavy you could almost smack a sheep to death with it. Smile

So, if this ROM contains the ENTIRE Qur'an, either they already started transferring it in the 1970's or so with a development team the size of a city, OR we're talking about some EXTREMELY motivated and fanatic guys.
Oh, wait... Never mind. Wink

By Manuel

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10-06-2009, 18:25

Well, this is a 1MB MegaROM!

By arnold_m

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10-06-2009, 20:19

hap, do you know why it only runs on Arabian MSX machines? Can't we adapt it to run on any machine?

I guess the cartridge uses support for Arabic script that is only found in Arabian MSX machines. Remember that the Koran is in Arabic.
Maybe it is possible to make a cartridge with the support for the Arabic script needed by this cartridge.

By RobertVroemisse

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12-06-2009, 09:00

@ Mod: Thanks, didn't mean to insult anybody.

By dvik

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12-06-2009, 18:06

@mods: Can you delete yum's post. If statements like that keeps showing up on MRC, I won't be able to read it at work because of traffic scanners (which more or less means quit using MRC).

It doesn't matter if it wasn't meant to be an insult, it a terrible bad joke and can easily be misinterpreted.

By cax

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12-06-2009, 20:06

When I saw "... Green MSX ..." in the name of this topic, I said to myself - "oh, no ! we already have BlueMSX and RedMSX, we don't need more colors !"

But... sometimes in my dreams I see: 24:00 at night, Friday 13th, and The Black MSX Computer starts booting with the black MSX logo... The Black Programmer types his black program in Black MSX Basic, with black font on a black background, and The Black MSX Computer responds him with "Syntax error... Syntax error... Syntax Error" ! What a black horror ! Evil

By SaebaMSX

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12-06-2009, 20:20

I have that cart. It won't work with European MSXs because it tries to find the ROM inside MSX before running. Therefore you can put that arabic ROM in a MegaFlash and the cart will boot even in a turboR (I've tested it myself).

Martos dumped this cart time ago and made the decrypter of the ROM.

About the price... afaik it was 100US$ when it was for sale back then. Right now I have no clue, I had to pay around 50 euros even if it was a present (because the package was insured and DHL wanted to get some money Tongue).

I hope that info will help!

By JohnHassink

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12-06-2009, 20:44

@mods: Can you delete yum's post. If statements like that keeps showing up on MRC, I won't be able to read it at work because of traffic scanners (which more or less means quit using MRC).

It doesn't matter if it wasn't meant to be an insult, it a terrible bad joke and can easily be misinterpreted.

LOL.

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It sucks dude. :)

By sunrise

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12-06-2009, 21:53

Definately not the most common cartridges, but "Mega RARE" ? Really?

I agree it is pretty much completely useless, for most of the people and that makes it propably rare, but I think even MSX MP3 cartridge or ethernet contoller cartridge is more rare...

... and if the spring mechanism is considered unique feature, then I must have plenty of unique cartridges. Tongue

but I think even MSX MP3 cartridge : lies !!!!!!Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

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