Clubguide Picturedisk 03
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Clubguide Picturedisk was a bi-monthly disk magazine filled with demos, promos and news from the MSX demo scene. Its audience was international though most of its contents was made by Dutch groups and individuals.

Clubguide Picturedisk 03 was released in June 1990 by Genic. As the previous edition, the general design has been conceived by the Redsoft team, with help from Fony, Genic and StarCracks members. For the first time, it includes a news section.

The interface and all parts of this demodisk are for MSX2 and higher. However, to fully enjoy the "A New Sound' demo, it's recommended to use a MSX2+ or a MSX Turbo R.


Intro 1


This disk magazine has 2 intros, you can skip them by pressing the Q key on the Clubguide logo screen. First intro is in screen 8 with PSG music, it's a scrolling text with all the credits.

Intro 2


Second intro has been made by the Fony team, it's also in screen 8, but with a nice picture, 10 different PSG musics (use the function keys!) and 2 different scrolls (use the SELECT key!) with many messages and greetings.

Direct launching: RUN"INTRO2.LDR"



The menu is in screen 7 with MSX-MUSIC music. Most options don't allow to go back to the menu.

Direct launching: RUN"MENU.LDR"

A New Sound


A SCC demo made by the Merla Soft and XelaSoft teams with all the musics and sound effects from the Space Manbow game. You need a memory mapper of at least 128kB RAM to launch it.

It's better to run this demo outside the menu, otherwise it can happen that the included scroll is not displayed. Besides, a MSX2+ or Turbo R is recommended to get the special mix of the demo with a Laydock picture in screen 10.

A cartridge with SCC/SCC+ soundchip or compatible is required to fully enjoy it. SCC Konami cartridges are usable but remember: Do not insert a cartridge with the MSX turned on!!!. However, safe options exist:

  • slotexpanders with switches
  • SCC cartridges modified with switch or converted to Megasram (aka ESE-RAM)
  • use an MSX emulator

This demo uses several different screens. When the text is entirely displayed on the screen 2 with moving stars, press the following keys to access next part in screen 5 or 10:

  • on MSX2: SHIFT
  • on MSX2+ and higher: first SHIFT, then CAPS eventually twice

There are many hidden features on this screen 5 or 10:

  • A to U - sound effects
  • ESC - enables/disables the sound effects
  • TAB - disables fade out
  • CTRL - activates fade out
  • RETURN - activates shuffle feature
  • BS - disables shuffle feature
  • SHIFT - next music (only if shuffle feature activated)

Direct launching: RUN"NEWSOUND.BAS"

FAC Promo


A FAC demo with MSX-AUDIO music to promote the FAC Soundtracker.

Title of the music: Love Sexy

Direct launching: RUN"FACDEMO.LDR"

Arc Demo


A first demo of the Arc game from Parallax with MSX-MUSIC music. It's an automatic demo, you can't play it!

Direct launching: RUN"ARC.BAS"



A small demo from the Unicorn Corporation, with using of MSX-MUSIC BASIC. The song has been coded by Ernst Schuller.

Direct launching: RUN"WARNING.LDR"



The news section with MSX-MUSIC music. The corresponding text file (NEWS.TXT) is a plain ASCII text file.

Direct launching: RUN"NEWS.LDR"