MSX Solutions Mega update

by wolf_ on 13-10-2006, 22:23
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Source: MRC forum

Fabio Albergaria, otherwise known as only_69, released a great number of new maps on his website. These maps fill a true niche in the MSX scene, very helpful for gamers as well as gamedevelopers. An incredible amount of work was done for all these maps, which also include hints for various hidden spots, hidden weapons, demos and everything else you could ever need. If you want to show only_69 your respect or have requests for new maps, you're welcomed to do so here! Happy gaming/studying!

Relevant link: MSX Solutions

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By mars2000you

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13-10-2006, 22:29

Submitted by Wolf ? Excuse me, but actually submitted by me yesterday ! Proof : check MSX Posse, I've submitted the news at the same time to MRC and MSX Posse. Crazy

By wolf_

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13-10-2006, 22:32

It's the diff between writing one myself or C/P'ing something submitted.. in this case I wrote the text myself. Technicaly (but that's an internal/technical MRC thing) I'm automatically the "submitted-by" when I write the newspost from scratch.

By mars2000you

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13-10-2006, 22:35

Yes, I know what you mean as I'm now co-webmaster of a site that uses Xoops.

By only_69

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13-10-2006, 23:10

Maybe next time I manage to get those big spaces in the MRC frontpage. Crying

I cannot compete with the msx on a chip. Crying

But the next update will be bigger than this one. I will be out for sometime preparing this new release. LOL!

By snout

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14-10-2006, 01:49

mars2k: perhaps it's a bug on our side, but as far as I know we have not received your news submit. I'll check things out @ MRC code tomorrow. Are you sure you did not receive an error or unusual page whilst submitting the news?

By mars2000you

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14-10-2006, 09:40

No, there was no error message. Next time I'll send the news directly by e-mail.

By mars2000you

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14-10-2006, 10:51

The official news :

MSX Solutions mega update

No less than 14 maps of MSX games have been added to MSX Solutions, a very populair website for all the gamers !

Here's the complete list :

Astro Marine Corps Part 1 (Dinamic, 1989)
Barbarian (Mastertronic, 1988)
Bounder (Gremlin, 1985)
Casanova (Iber, 1989)
Contra - Gryzor (Konami, 1989)
Double Dragon (Zemina, 1989)
J.P. Winkle (Ascii, 1984)
Livingstone Supongo 2 Part 1 (Opera Soft, 1989)
Makaijima - Higemaru (Capcom, 1987)
Mobile Planet Suthirus (Hal, 1986)
R-Type (Irem, 1988)
Salamander (Konami, 1987)
The Cure (XL2S Entertainment, 2005)
The Protector (Pony Canyon, 1985)

Happy MSX gaming ! Smile

http://msxsolutions.msxblue.com/

By snout

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14-10-2006, 10:59

news submit feature seems to be working just fine. It sends the submit both by mail directly to me (which I did not receive) and then inserts it into the database (which wasn't done either). You sure you posted the 'official' prop..err...news to the MRC news submit? Tongue

Other than that: be gentle to Wolf_, he's new to the MRC newsposting stuff. ^_^

By mars2000you

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14-10-2006, 11:09

Strange indeed, but it's not the first time that this problem happens. I remember other news submitted by me (with the confirmation page on the screen) and posted by a MRC team member, with source the MRC forum for example.

That's maybe a problem with my computer. I've disabled the google-analytics script by using NoScript and added the AdBlock Plus extension of Firefox.

No problem with Wolf ... as you can see, I try to see where is the problem.Wink

By [D-Tail]

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14-10-2006, 11:48

Ah well, let's put credit where it belongs: Fabio, great job! Your work is amazing! Big smile

By ro

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14-10-2006, 11:50

yes, marvelous job 69'er!

By Unicorn

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14-10-2006, 23:45

How 'bout a map of SD Snatcher? Smile

By only_69

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14-10-2006, 23:50

After saying that, everybody will want to beat me. I have never played Snatcher.

By wolf_

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15-10-2006, 00:21

SD-Snatcher maps? Why bother?

By Edwin

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15-10-2006, 00:23

Once again, great maps!

By the way, an SD Snatcher map is already available here.

By Sonic_aka_T

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15-10-2006, 02:27

Illusion City, or any of the Xaks! Please? (If you're going to do Xak, I think I have 5 or 6 maps done of that game, you could have 'em. Xak's rather big tho Sad)

By ro

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15-10-2006, 16:40

I have to say, those maps together with Generation MSX and those "endings" on vgmuseum make a heck of a good game resource. Now, where's that "cheat" galore website again? (peek, pokes and other nifty tricks )

All and all, gotta love them maps. Again, nice work and keep it up. Yer getting the "msx legend" status, if it were up to me. but it ain't so too bad. Tongue

By only_69

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15-10-2006, 22:19

Hey people, tks for the feedback. The new update is already being prepared. 3 maps are already done. This will be a secret release, just as bluemsx one Tongue You will see lots of news in the next update, which I wish it will not come out together with the msx on a chip.

By wolf_

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15-10-2006, 22:36

Nah, that was related to the size of the newspost. It was a choice to not list all the games in the newspost, as a result it didn't make enough characters to get a fullwidth newspost. Otherwise it'd simply kicked down the OCM.. Tongue It's about finding a balance, when some new app is out you also don't go listing *all* the features. Additionally, in a period with only big news, a smallsize newspost stays on the FP much longer, so if you really want to have a perfect timing then have a major newspost in a time when there's not much big news or a little newspost when there's not much 'news with a few chars'. Aaaaaaaaanyway .. old cows for now. Tongue (next time less games at once perhaps?)

Oh, and are you going to do anything with the color thing I proposed? ^^

By only_69

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16-10-2006, 14:00

Wolf,

The four maps I have already prepared are MSX1 colors (yes, now they are four), but I am not getting my hands in the previous ones. In case you wish to make the corrections and send to me do be released together with the next update, it is fine to me (indeed, I would really appreciate).

Let me get back to work (the real one).

Bye,

By mars2000you

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17-10-2006, 01:44

>Nah, that was related to the size of the newspost. It was a choice to not list all the games in the newspost, as a result it didn't make enough characters to get a fullwidth newspost

Ehmmm .... 14 maps of MSX games on MSX Solutions .... or 14 MSX games re-released by Woomb, I don't see where is the difference : in both cases, a list of 14 games that does not "make enough characters to get a fullwidth newspost"

Question

By wolf_

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17-10-2006, 01:55

That's because Latok made that post, and I made this solutions newspost.

By wolf_

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17-10-2006, 02:08

If I'd mentioned all the 14 map'ed games it would've been a wide post as well, but since they've already been mentioned in the forum I was like 'oh heck, ppl will get the point'. Note that I can't see the size of a newspost while typing.

Also note, wide vs narrow doesn't make one newspost less important than the other.. it's just the amount of text that differs. As far as I'm concerned: all these maps are really great, I only chose not to list all the games again, that's all. But, if I can make you happy with wide newsposts, then the next solutions newspost will be wide again.. Tongue

By mars2000you

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17-10-2006, 02:13

Suggestion : you can use <center> ..... </center> for lists .... see my post about Woomb on Passion MSX (the new version of MSX Café) : http://www.passionmsx.org

By [D-Tail]

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17-10-2006, 06:58

Also note, wide vs narrow doesn't make one newspost less important than the other.. it's just the amount of text that differs.I recall having a time when 'small news' was longer on the frontpage than 'big news'. This has of course to do with the amounts of big news announced and the fact that the frontpage contains more small newsposts than large ones.Suggestion : you can use <center> ..... </center> for lists .... see my post about Woomb on Passion MSX (the new version of MSX Café) : www.passionmsx.orgWouldn't be a good thing I guess. Personally, I think a non-left-aligned list looks ugly, especially when all list bullets aren't on the same column.

By only_69

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17-10-2006, 21:43

No fights people. I was just kidding when I talked about the big space news post! LOL!

Meanwhile, I have discovered a bunch of new games to be mapped. Big smile

Getting to the 6th one already and around 1 week after the last update. The next update seems to be quite promising!! Bye.

By snout

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17-10-2006, 21:44

w00t...

By Edwin

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17-10-2006, 23:03

Awaiting the first ever Giga Update! Wink

By mars2000you

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18-10-2006, 00:35

... and a complete MRC front page with only news about MSX Solutions ! Tongue

By only_69

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18-10-2006, 14:14

Not that promising!!

By mars2000you

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02-11-2006, 09:29

>No, there was no error message. Next time I'll send the news directly by e-mail.

Today, news about a new finished game for the MSXdev'06 contest

I've sent an e-mail to Snout, Wolf, Sonic, Latok, Bart, Rikusu and Sander.

Also used the 'classical way', the MRC submit news feature .... News accepted and I've got the following message :

"Your news post has been received...

Thank you for your submission!
We will check your submission in the next few hours. If it is interesting and relevant we will publish it soon.
We have 2 submissions waiting to be published."

If you want to read the news, see here :

http://www.msxposse.com/