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Re: TFMSX Arrives

Post by arkadiusz.makarenko » Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:15 pm

I didn't have any carts, so I bought something that I could test with. The only one reasonably priced I could find was Konami Football. But it should give me tools to test controls, keyboard etc.
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Re: TFMSX Arrives

Post by terriblefire » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:52 pm

arkadiusz.makarenko wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:15 pm
I didn't have any carts, so I bought something that I could test with. The only one reasonably priced I could find was Konami Football. But it should give me tools to test controls, keyboard etc.
I was gonna throw you a Monkey Academy Cart in with it. I got a bunch of repro carts from BanjoGuyOllie.
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Re: TFMSX Arrives

Post by Cheshire Noir » Mon May 17, 2021 1:14 pm

On a whim, I just went and looked at how much an MSX2 system costs and... ouch!
Only thing I have seen that's more expensive for that era would have to be the Microbee systems.
(Which go for a stupid price, considering they're a CP/M system based on a modified S100 bus)

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Re: TFMSX Arrives

Post by terriblefire » Mon May 17, 2021 1:57 pm

The issue with this revision of the board and MSX2 is that it seems an RTC is required for MSX2. I'd not noticed that.
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Re: TFMSX Arrives

Post by terriblefire » Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:14 pm

I really need to get one of the prototypes sent to @arkadiusz.makarenko i keep forgetting.
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Re: TFMSX Arrives

Post by arkadiusz.makarenko » Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:48 pm

terriblefire wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:14 pm
I really need to get one of the prototypes sent to @arkadiusz.makarenko i keep forgetting.
I am temporarily abroad... :)
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Re: TFMSX Arrives

Post by b_squared » Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:19 pm

terriblefire wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 1:57 pm
The issue with this revision of the board and MSX2 is that it seems an RTC is required for MSX2. I'd not noticed that.
I'm fairly sure it isn't. My upgraded Expert almost certainly doesn't have an RTC. You can find the schematics to the upgrade kit here.

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Re: TFMSX Arrives

Post by terriblefire » Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:25 pm

Hmmm the standard rom spins looking for an RTC. I forget the exact port. I guess it might be dependant on the ROM?
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Re: TFMSX Arrives

Post by Gooeyblob » Thu Jul 08, 2021 5:15 pm

It looks like msx2 bios will not boot without rtc.
You could try c-bios?
[http://cbios.sourceforge.net/

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Re: TFMSX Arrives

Post by terriblefire » Thu Jul 08, 2021 5:56 pm

Ok I’ll give that a shot. I’d been trying to get the standard roms to work. But C-Bios might be better anyway
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