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About Maggoo

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  1. It is finished and is being tested :-)
  2. Hey Arturo Thanks, music works in CoolCV I'll run a few tests to make sure everything works okay and the final ROM should be available next week... BTW is there a way to detect if the Colecovision is 50 or 60hz (to adjust music speed accordingly)?
  3. So I got the final version ported, it requires the SGM module as the "hi res" mode requires a bit more than 1KB of RAM. Since it has an AY, I simply changed the port used by the music/fx player to 50h. Everything works fine but the music in BlueMSX right now. Do u know if the PSG is emulated in that emulator for the SGM?
  4. I created the MSX version which has music and sound effects, it also includes a second game mode similar to Jawbreaker 1 on the Atari 2600. I did a quick port of one of the Beta versions of rhe game for the Coleco as a test but it wasnt the final version with all the features. Took only a few hours to port so of there is any interest I can try to port the final version instead...
  5. There were at least 3 models of Trackball for MSX, most of them by Sony and by Hal Laboratory. Reference: http://www.faq.msxnet.org/hardware.html It would be interesting to test some Coleco Trackball games on the MSX, but I doubt the protocol is the same....
  6. MSX has something called Fudebrowser under Uzix, but I think development has stopped a while ago. http://www.msx.org/news/software/en/fudebrowser-11
  7. if you only plan to play a few MSX 1 cartridge games, the US spec CX5M will do. Most likely you will need to make your own video cable as most eBay auctions I have seen come without one and it's not a standard cable (but rather easy to make one tho). Typically the going price for those nowadays is between $60 to $120 depending on the condition. If you want to play MSX2 and up games (think Metal Gear, Vampire Killer), it's easy to find one on eBay, although they can be pricey. Japanese models are best for using in the US as by default they will boot in NTSC mode. European model can also be switched to NTSC but by default will boot in Pal. Keep in mind that Japan use 100Volts vs 110 in the US so you will need something like this to keep it safe: http://www.amazon.com/VCT-VT-1000J-Japanese-Transformer-Converts/dp/B000PC4SVU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415590847&sr=8-1&keywords=japanese+step+down+converter I would also recommend a Megaflashrom SD which makes it easy to copy files back and forth from a PC using an Micro SD card. The latest model also has a 512KB Ram extension built in which can be useful as most Japanese MSX only come with 64KB
  8. I managed to find a 328 with the SVI Tape recorder and a few games last year but I had to look for nearly a year before finding it. I have not been able to find a 318, I would assume very few were sold.
  9. And voila, Colecovision version is playable, although silently for now:
  10. Yes it does at the moment but I already shaved off 192 bytes of buffer I was not using. The PT3 music replayer I am using is also a bit RAM hungry with 384 bytes of RAM used for various stuffs and I'm thinking that a good option would be to replace that replayer all together (since it would need to be modified for the Coleco anyway) with another mean of making music.
  11. If there is any interest I can try to make a Coleco Version of Jawbreaker II: ). It's not using more than 1KB of Ram and the whole game fits in 16KB. The only challenge for me is the Coleco soundchip which I'm not too familiar with but if there is some sort of existing routine that translate AY registers to Coleco soundchip it should be fairly simple.
  12. TI99 inspiration is in style this year @ MSXDEV
  13. Some more examples of smooth scrolling on MSX1/V9918 Princess Quest (vertical and horizontal): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPQ3PsrqpeU Pippols by Konami: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2se7byPKjA Theseus by ASCII: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k73p_KP0em4 Crusader: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZruRcSKsJPQ Circus Charlie (uses some sprites overlay in some areas to hide scrolling glitches): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Now42DgefPQ Malaika: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH6gtS_2iGM
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