Quasar 04
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Diskmagazine released in April 1991 by MSX Club Gouda and the FCS team.


  • this magazine has an intro with musical background
  • the hardware report is back with scroll and sinusoidal effect
  • this time, Jack Vetnek presents his brother Harry and has many things to say

This edition comes with musics in the FAC Soundtracker 1 format used in the intro and two demos. When both MSX-AUDIO and MSX-MUSIC soundchips are present, MSX-AUDIO is automatically selected in the intro and the FCS demo.

Main content

Quasar 04 Intro
Quasar 04 Hardware Report
Quasar 04 Jack Vetnek

General info

  • Turbo Pascal (2)

Software reviews


Quasar 04 Menu
Unicorn Demo
FCS Demo


  • FCS Demo by FCS for MSX2 with 1 music in FAC Soundtracker 1 format

No direct launching, you need to use the interface of the diskmagazine.


No direct launching, you need to use the interface of the diskmagazine.

  • Details about all the FAC Soundtracker 1 songs on Quasar 04
Song (MUS) Drumkit (SM1/SM2) Title Composer Part of the Quasar disk
BLADE BLADE Blade Ernst Schuller Unicorn Demo
DESERT-D - Desert Dessert Ernst Schuller Unicorn Demo
FCSDEMO FCSDEMO Ganorc 1 Roderik Muit FCS Demo
HEOROT - Heorot Ernst Schuller Unicorn Demo
HI-TECH HI-TECH Hi-Tech Heroes Ernst Schuller Unicorn Demo
INTRO.002 INTRO.003/.004 Ganorc 2 Roderik Muit Intro
NOTEARTH - Not Of This Earth Ernst Schuller Unicorn Demo
SKYBIT - Sky-Bit Ernst Schuller Unicorn Demo
SLASH SLASH Slash 'N Burn Ernst Schuller Unicorn Demo

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

Important! You need to modify the names to use the correct extensions (MUS/SM1/SM2), it is also recommended to specify the name of the drumkit (without the extension) in the MUS file. (INTRO.001 is actually the FST.BIN driver)

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


MSX-DOS required Title Author Generation Notes
TEDDEMO.COM TED Demo 2.5 M.J. Vriend MSX2 Demo version of the
Word Processor/Editor

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