(a clone for the ) at an MSX fair/user-meeting in back in .
This game uses a network created by connecting the sound extension cartridges of each with cables, for a network of up to a theoretical maximum of (afaik) 16 computers. Weren't as many at this event though.


Another one : an running from a Sunrise CompactFlash ATA-IDE interface, at an .
Not quite sure what model MSX this is; probably either an or .

Judging by all the stickers, it's seen quite some use since the late eighties, early nineties. ;) ftw πŸ˜‚


I went through my photo archives, and it looks like that sadly this is the only photo I have (or at least could find) of my own computer set up and running.
It was taken late in the evening in a not very well-lit room, in my parental home, and unfortunately I didn't frame the photo very well, as the slotexpander with audio extension cartridges and CompactFlash cartreader cart is only barely visible at the bottom…


If I ever happen to come into some big money that I can easily spend on non-essential luxury items, I'd love to expand my collection with basically the last model ever made: the

Compared to the (depicted in the photo), the FS-A1GT has double the amount of RAM (512kB), it features a MIDI-IN and MIDI-OUT connector. MIDI can also be accesssed by using the built-inΒ MSX-MUSIC BASICΒ (version with an additional instruction: CALL MDR).


Lorenz Miniero recently recovered and restored some of his earliest projects written in for the MSX homecomputer, which were stored on data cassette tapes.
In order to share them with the world, for others to either to learn from or 'laugh' at, he uploaded the code to GitHub:
Always cool to see more 'new' MSX software pop up!

to be expanded with historic computer glyphs.
214 characters from and such as , , and , that were proposed by the , have been accepted at by the to be added in a future version.
Mapping for the referenced legacy systems are included.
More details: plus.google.com/11206465296658

What's gone wrong with our desktop computers?
There was a time I would just turn on my and I'd be able to use it right away.
Also, if I left it on unattended, I wouldn't come back to it rebooted because the OS thought it needed an update right then and there.

Now I'm waiting for applications to reopen, and first update themselves, before I can actually use the damn thing.
Not to mention it hung itself during all the updates, the first time it rebooted.

A brief for the of former users:
I'm Filip, online better known as or FiX

Current interests:
Β· ( in particular) and various other / topics such as the .
Β· and
Β· and casual
Β· and other content
Β· novels.
Β· Drinking interesting , beer in particular.

I was saddened to hear that composer died earlier this month of : facebook.com/BenDaglishC64/pos
So, I'll have another listen to the version of his theme for M.A.S.K. III: VENOM Strikes Back: youtube.com/watch?v=5aMpRVScEl (skip to 5:54 to avoid the loading noise).