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Samuel Pedigo

First time programming the MSX

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Just did a graphics demo in Graham Bland's MSX Programming book (page 137) on Archive.com using BlueMSX. First and last words out of my mind? Holy shit.

 

going to make this my primary dev platform for the time being

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The syntax looks the same as Extended Color Basic on the TRS-80 COLOR COMPUTER.
LINE, CIRCLE, PAINT, DRAW, SCREEN, etc... 
 

 

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It makes sense, since both machines used Microsoft's interpreter. Does MSX Basic use a screen editor, or a line editor?

 

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The MSX has a full screen editor. I'm not sure how similar the BASIC dialects are. Even if they're all derivates of Microsoft, extensions for sound and graphics tend to be unique for each computer. The commands may have the same names but different syntax.

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Then why doesn't open "grp": a$ #1 work. and yes, i typed in the full listing from Graham Blands book MSX programming Program 8.21 page 145

 

i start up BlueMSX but all i get is Disk basic regardless of the model used. any ideas. and yes i tried to download a Japanese basic kun rom. no luck

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