MSX projects

The MSX computer system was my first home computer, and on this platform I learned to program. Over the course of the years I’ve been a member of 3 MSX user groups: Soksoft (where I didn’t do much), Datax and finally TNI. Nowadays I release projects under my own name.

MSX Assembly Page
The ultimate source of information for the MSX programmer. Tutorials, application manuals, reference tables, reverse engineering, translations, code examples, etc.
VGM player for MSX which supports many sound chips either natively or through emulation. Listen to soundtracks from arcade, console and PC games on real hardware.
Glass Z80 assembler
A cross-platform assembler for the Z80 processor, written in Java 8. Quick and versatile, with powerful macro and object oriented programming support.
FM PCM Player
Plays back 8-bit 15.7 kHz PCM on the YM2413 OPLL MSX-MUSIC sound chip with a new technique using the PG-hold test mode. Also shows a nice wave visualisation.
Tile² game engine
An RPG game engine for MSX2+, with a focus on exploiting the full capabilities of the V9958 video chip. Smooth scroll, particles, and colourful graphics.
Gunzip for MSX
A high performance, open source deflate decompression implementation for Z80. Generates the Huffman decoding code to out-perform most MSX decompressors.
PNG image viewer for MSX. Currently in alpha stage, supporting the display of progressive unscaled PNG images in screen 8.
Synthesix Lite FM
Simple MIDI synthesizer for MSX-MUSIC (YM2413 OPLL) and PSG. Built in order to create MSX music for these chips using PC DAW tools and MIDI controllers.
A modular MIDI synthesizer for MSX. Supports SCC, and many MIDI input devices. Currently in alpha stage and not in active development.
MSX fair Bussum
From 1999 to 2008 I have organised the annual MSX fair in Bussum, one of the largest MSX fairs of the Netherlands. The first couple of years this was done in co-operation with MSX gg Zandvoort (Jaap Hoogendijk in particular), and it was pretty much the continuation of the Zandvoort fairs. As of 2002, I have taken over the organisation of the fair under the banner of TNI, with the assistance of Patriek Lesparre and others.
Tiger hash implementation for Z80 (finished)
Just a quick and nice side-project to see how well MSX could handle the supposedly well-scalable 64-bit Tiger hash algorithm. DOS 2 executable and sources included.
TI-83 tools (finished)
I made several tools to support development and communication between an MSX and a TI-83 graphical calculator.
TERM4MSX (beta, stalled)
TERM4MSX is a terminal program that uses the Erix Fossil-drivers and supports ANSI colours. There is a beta version available for download.
JoyNet (finished)
JoyNet is a joystick port-based ring network standard that was created collaboratively by Maarten ter Huurne, Alex Wulms, Sean Young, Werner Augusto Roder Kai, Patrick Lina, Maico Arts, Jeroen Smael, Laurens Holst and other people active on the MSX Mailinglist in 1999 (archives). It is easy to make, and compatible with the F1-Spirit 3D Special network cable when two computers are connected, but it also allows you to connect a whole chain of computers.
Strategic Army
A Real Time Strategy game. You can check out the two pages on the old Datax website: Overview and Work in Progress. The latter has a couple of early screenshots.
SA: Ancient Phoenix
Role Playing Game with cool story line, in same universe as SA. Was going to utilize v9958 for smooth scrolling…
Guru Logic (abandoned)
I left the team mid-2004 to pursue other interests.
A multitasking module-based operating system tentatively named DOS 3. Just a couple of ideas really.
TCP/IP stack (abandoned)
Pretty cool stack I had been working on for quite some time, but unfortunately the work got lost due to a hard disk crash. A shame, because it worked pretty well already. It could dial in, and all the protocols and negotiation up till the IP level worked, including ping. I was trying to get preliminary TCP support when I lost all my work except for a very old backup.

Datax projects

From about 1996 to 1999 I was a member of the MSX group Datax. During that time we released a couple of products, which I have put up for download here.

Music Power #1 (ZIP download)
The first MSX music disk released by Datax (in 1996), containing 29 MB-stereo tracks. This demo was released not long before I became a member of Datax.
Track issues 1-6 (ZIP download) Track 1, 1.5, 2, 3, 4 and 5 disks
The MSX diskmagazines released by Datax (in 1996-1998, if I remember correctly). Includes the #1.5 MCCM special.
Overload (ZIP download)
The second MSX music disk released by Datax (in 1997). Has 10 OPL4 tracks and 19 MB-stereo tracks. If I remember correctly, the OPL4 player got the timing wrong when running at 60Hz (due to compensation by my code, while the replayer also already compensated for it), so you might want to avoid that.

PC / Web projects

Some of these are current projects, most are past.

Glass Z80 assembler
A cross-platform assembler for the Z80 processor, written in Java 8. Quick and versatile, with powerful macro and object oriented programming support.
GAIA tool
With this tool you can view your Roland GAIA SH-01’s settings from your PC, like exact patch parameters, patch names, arpeggio patterns and system settings.
CSS Selectors
A mature Javascript implementation of CSS Selectors. Developed as part of grauw-lib but can also be used stand-alone.
A JavaScript library with strong OOP architecture and providing a foundation for using OOP in JavaScript, while trying to stay true to the language. Contains amongst others classes for URI handling and a CSS Selectors implementation.
Firefox Dutch localisation
As a member of the Firefox Dutch localisation team, we maintain a high quality Dutch translation of Firefox. Look me up on the about page! :)
WinLIRC plugin for musikCube
This plugin allows you to control the musikCube audio player using a LIRC remote control receiver and the WinLIRC software.
Greasemonkey scripts
A couple of scripts for the Mozilla Firefox Greasemonkey extension.
A character monitoring and planning tool for CCP’s MMORPG called EVE Online. After submitting a few patches I joined the project as a developer.
Fuji forum
An open source forum package for LAMP servers which heavily uses functionality of AJAX technologies and REST, and generally focused on a clean, extensible design and ‘doing the right thing’ (such as having a proper MVC architecture). Started out as a deliverable for the Software Project course at my university, and a few of us continued development (at a slow pace) after the course ended.
.NET Multi-Select Treeview
A multi-select treeview control for the .NET platform, built on top of the existing treeview. It was created by Ludwig Stuyck. We use this treeview in EVEMon, and after submitting a few patches I received checkin rights for the project.

TI-83 projects

While in high school, I also created some programs for Texas Instruments’ TI-83 graphical calculator. It has a Z80 CPU inside, just like the MSX, so the platform was easy for me to get started with. For more details, see the TI-83 projects page, or click the links below.

TI-83 ↔ MSX linking software.
TI-83 cross-developers pack for MSX.
A tool to remotely clear your TI-83.
A demo for a game that is not finished.