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Nyyrikki's software added to the downloads database

Downloads

Friday, August 13, 2004 - 19:42
Submitted by: snout
Topic: Downloads

More than a year ago Iwein van Caelenberg suddenly stopped hosting the msx2.com domain and all the websites that were hosting on his webserver. Ever since then the MSX software created by the Finnish MSX developer Nyyrikki have been hard to find on the internet. As of today all the MSX software Nyyrikki had published on his website are available in the MRC downloads database. The following 30 MSX games, demo's and tools were added:

The MRC downloads section now contains over 500 freeware MSX downloads. If you know or have created some great MSX freeware (or public domain) games, demo's, utilities, music or graphics don't hesitate to send them over to downloads@msx.org (or add them over here) to list them in the largest legal MSX archive in the world. Happy downloading!

Relevant link: MSX Freeware Downloads Database

Gall Force BGM by Hackurl

Music

Monday, August 09, 2004 - 21:33
Submitted by: snout
Topic: Music

Source: VGM or Chiptune News

Hackurl released an MP3 of the first BGM of Sony's MSX shoot'em-up Gall Force. The MP3 of this song can be found on this website, where you can find many other MSX related MP3 files.

Relevant link: Hackurl's Music Website

26th Barcelona RU

Fairs & Meetings

Monday, August 09, 2004 - 00:43
Submitted by: snout
Topic: Fairs

The Asociación Amigos del MSX have determined the date for the 26th MSX user meeting (RU) in Barcelona. The second MSX-RU of 2004 will be held on October 30th, as part of the BCN Party. The meeting has been added to our list of MSX fairs and meetings.

Relevant link: Asociación Amigos del MSX

Mopi Ranger Remake - To be released soon

MSX Related

Friday, August 13, 2004 - 17:07
Submitted by: [D-Tail]
Topic: Related

Henk Bosman announced in our forums his Mopi Ranger Remake is very close to completion. Mopi Ranger was originally released by Konami in 1985 and now, almost 20 years later, there's this win32 remake of it.

Some of its features:

  • Zones 1 up to 4 and a bonus level are included and playable
  • A level-editor is included
  • Ingame objects like Player, Monsters, Block, Fires and the Children are functional

Some things are still waiting to be included:

  • Smarter monsters
  • Game over screen
  • Music/Sound
  • More zones

Read in this forumtopic about the current status of the project. Also, if you'd like to see more and/or changed features, you can post them there. If you'd like to help him out, you can send him an e-mail.

You can get the current version of the Mopi Ranger Remake, version 0.07, right here.

Relevant link: Mopi Ranger Remake - version 0.07

KbMedia Player Version 2.35 beta6

MSX Related

Sunday, August 08, 2004 - 22:08
Submitted by: Bart
Topic: Related

Source: VORC

KbMediaPlayer which supports OPX and, when using the MSXPlug plugin, KSS, BGM, MPK and MGS formats, has been updated to version 2.35 beta 6.

Relevant link: KbMediaPlayer website

Retro PC Game music adds Fray

Music

Sunday, August 08, 2004 - 22:07
Submitted by: Bart
Topic: Music

Source: VGM or Chiptune News

Retro PC Game Music have again updated their playlists. This time two track of Fray (for PC98) were added. You can listen to this streaming radio station at http://gyusyabu.ddo.jp:8000/. Most popular mediaplayers support streaming radio.

Relevant link: Retro PC Game Music website

MSXdev'05 - Coming soon

Websites

Friday, August 13, 2004 - 14:39
Submitted by: snout
Topic: Websites

Yesterday the extremely succesful MSXdev'04 competition was closed. The competition, that ran for 6 months, resulted in 16 new 8kB MSX1 games. Robsy had already announced there would be a follow-up in 2005, of which he has just disclosed the first details on the MSXposse forums. In this forum thread he has revealed the first information on MSXdev'05, which will be announced in the near future. The new MSXdev will, like the previous two editions, be focussed on MSX1 games. This time the limit of the game-size has been set to 16kB, twice the size of the MSXdev'04 competition. More details will be disclosed on Robsy's MSX workshop soon.

Relevant link: Robsy's MSX workshop

Chatlogs MSXposse and MSX Music Editor chat nights

Websites

Sunday, August 08, 2004 - 11:57
Submitted by: BiFi
Topic: Websites

Last night MSXposse held a chat night on the Undernet #msx channel. At the same time an MSX Music Editor chat night was held on Rizon #msxdev. Of both chat nights a chat log was made by MG-Ray. The chat logs are slightly changed to remove the user hosts.

**update** After a request made by a participant of the #msx chat, BiFi decided to remove the #msx log.
**update 2** The #msxdev log has been taken offline too.

MSXposse chat night

Websites

Saturday, August 07, 2004 - 17:47
Submitted by: snout
Topic: Websites

Tonight MSX Posse are holding an MSX chat night in the #msx IRC channel on Undernet. In order to connect to this channel you can either use an IRC client like MIRC or connect to #msx using the MSXposse chatroom.

Relevant link: MSX Posse

MSXdev'04 - Closed

Games & Demos

Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 02:21
Submitted by: snout
Topic: Games & Demos

Two hours ago the MSXdev'04 competition closed. The MSX1 game development contest turned out to be a huge success with a grand total of 16 new MSX1 games released since the contest started in february. We already reported about the 12 entries that were previously released, today, the following 4 final games were released:

  • Seleniak - A fast shoot'em-up by the developer of Sink king, Madonna Mark II.
  • Chocobo Racing - A sports game by Sousouke, inspired by Square Enix's Final Fantasy games
  • Duck Hunt - A port of this Nintendo duck hunting games for the owners of Gunstic/Sega LightPhaser lightguns. The fourth entry from Karoshi Corporation. The game does not support the ASCII Plus-X Terminator lightgun.
  • Picture Puzzle - The fifth Karoshi Corporation production to enter this challenge. Reveal the hidden items by drawing increasingly difficult silhouettes

You can find a complete list of all entries over here.Most games are available in ROM and WAV format and come with instructions and stickers to put on self-made cartridges. Nestor Soriano, also known as Konamiman, will announce the winners of the MSXdev'04 contest soon. Contest organizer Eduardo Robsy already announced there will be an MSXdev competition in 2005 as well. So, there you have it. Within 6 months there are 16 new MSX games out there for you to enjoy. And they thought MSX was dead. Happy gaming!

Relevant link: Robsy's MSX Workshop

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