Future Magazine 7
This page was last modified 20:00, 20 July 2020 by Mars2000you. Based on work by Gdx.
The interface and most of the provided software are for MSX2 and higher. However, there is also 1 software compatible with MSX1.



Diskmagazine released by MSX Club Rijnstreek in August 1991.


  • direct access to the menu by pressing F1 while booting
  • on MSX2+, SET SCROLL is used for the intro picture

Main content

Future Magazine 7 intro
Future Magazine 7 menu
Future Magazine 7 FM Music

General info

  • Drawing course (Tekencursus) (2)
  • Sampling programs
  • Memory management with MSX-DOS 2.20
  • History of MSX soundchips

Software reviews



MSX-BASIC loader Title Author Generation Soundchips
LASERB.LDR Laser Bikes Martijn
van der Kooij


MSX-BASIC loader Title Author Generation Soundchips Notes
FMMUSIC.BAS FM Music Marco van de Berg MSX2 MSX-MUSIC
Stereo replayer similar to
Awesome Episode I - 5 musics
in FAC Soundtracker 1 format

  • Details about all the FAC Soundtracker 1 songs on Future Magazine 7
Song (MUS) Drumkit (SM1/SM2) Title Composer
CRIMINAL MIRROR Smooth Criminal (part 1) Martijn 'MAD' Pieters
CRIMINA2 MIRROR Smooth Criminal (part 2) Martijn 'MAD' Pieters
DISCOVIS DISCOVIS Disco Visit Martijn 'MAD' Pieters
FRIEND FRIENDS Just Good Friends (part 1) Martijn 'MAD' Pieters
FRIEND2 FRIENDS Just Good Friends (part 2) Martijn 'MAD' Pieters
MIKY'S MIKY'S Miky's Friend Richard Fielt
Ferdinand Oort
MIRROR MIRROR Man In The Mirror (part 1) Martijn 'MAD' Pieters
MIRROR2 MIRROR Man In The Mirror (part 2) Martijn 'MAD' Pieters

You can optionally put these files on a dedicated FAC Soundtracker 1 music disk.

It is recommended to specify the name of the drumkit (without the extension) in the MUS file.

For more tips about this format, check the FAC Music Disk 1 Wiki page, especially to play the songs on MSX1.


MSX-BASIC loader Title Author Generation Notes
CIRCLE.BAS Circles  ? MSX2
CNVGIF.BAS GIF BASIC Generator Steven van Loef MSX2 Requires GIF files
and COPY files
generated by
INTERLAC.BAS Interlacing Example  ? MSX2
LETTER.BAS Word Processor  ? MSX2 To get big letters
TV-AANP.BAS TV Adjustment
(TV Aanpass)
Maarten ter Huurne MSX2
MSX-DOS required
GIFDUMP.COM GIF Viewer / Converter Francesco Duranti MSX2
SHOWEM.COM GIF Viewer / Converter Steven van Loef MSX2 Mode 80 columns
XMOD1255.COM XModem 1.5a M. Strik
Paul te Bokkel
MSX2 For Philips NMS 1250


  • 1 TSR file to be used with MemMan 2 and the TSR MSX-DOS tools:
    • STRACE.TSR - a Super-TRACE for BASIC programs
  • 4 SYS files (printer settings) for Dynamic Publisher

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