Strange Frankestein Hardware - Turn SMS into a computer

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By muffie

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21-05-2009, 20:01

Well, if you want to think it that way, it could be better to place a mini-itx board with an ssd drive inside a Panasonic MSX case, loaded with an MSX emulator...

No it's not better at all. I would rather call my bike Lucy and write love poems for it about being young and fast, and have an awesome frame!

I forgot to quote the previous post about creating a SMS cartridge that would take the power from the MSX slot.
It would be funny, because you'll have to plug the joystick directly on the cartridge as well...

By Sander

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21-05-2009, 20:15

E_sedes: only data sheet of 5124 is available. I believe later sms chips don't support some screenmodes of TMS9918A.

By muffie

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14-06-2009, 06:32

Errrrrrrrrrrrr...............
Assuming that someone would create a special hardware with SMS vdp on it, AND, assuming that the coder responsible for the software development is on a different hemisphere, IF some kind soul from the MSX community, like dvik, Manuel, hap and etc... Would kindly make an offer to emulate this board, development would be drastically be improved...

Anyone?

By muffie

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25-06-2009, 21:41

no one?

By DD

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26-06-2009, 14:53

Hm, pity. In this case a write of an MSX emulator should cooperate with a writer of a Sega emulator i guess.

http://www.pa4den.nl/MSX/IMG_2532.JPG " alt=" http://www.pa4den.nl/MSX/IMG_2532.JPG " />

By Leo

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26-06-2009, 15:25

but there are still sms vdp's available to buils that cartridge ?

By muffie

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26-06-2009, 16:32

Well, SMS vdp is not too different from MSX1 one.
Pretty sure dvik or mth could do it quickly...

Not sure, ask the guys who are currently building it.

------------------> Response to Dennis...
BTW: We don't need memory mapper for the 32k SMS games. I can do it just the way I converted the SMS/SG-1000 games (Mikie and The Three Dragon Story). Bitbusted converted chunks depacked to ram.

First converted game will be... ----------> HANG ON!

www.consoleclassix.com/info_img/Hang_OnSafari_Hunt_SMS_ScreenShot3.jpg

By DD

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28-06-2009, 00:41

www.pa4den.nl/MSX/IMG_2532.JPG

By DD

Expert (88)

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28-06-2009, 00:44

The smooth scrolls and line shifting is not possible on a standard MSX 1 VDP i guess? In fact for emulating maybe some of the MSX 2 features could be reused.

By muffie

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28-06-2009, 00:57

Why we would need that Dennis? SMS VDP is "on" the cart right?

BTW, can't we use the same video output by using those unused "Color 0" features of the MSX vdp?

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