YESSSS I just bought myself a TURBO-R GT !!! How about you ?

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By RyJuZo

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01-07-2008, 18:09

I'm sooo very happy !!

It was very expensive but worth every penny !!!

I now have the following msxes:

NMS 8250 with 1mb and a V9958

NMS 8280 with 1mb and a V9958

Panasonic FSA1 WSX MSX2+ 512k

and now the

Panasonic TURBO-R GT 512k...

I was wondering how many people also have a turbo-r on this forum ??

because after my little knightmare 3(msx1) project I want to develop a game especially for the turbo-r...
(are there any other specific turbo-r games ??)

I want to see what this baby can do ....

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By wolf_

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01-07-2008, 18:19

There's not much dedicated tR software. Apart from the more or less MSX2/128KB 'standard' that was assumed/used in the 90's, a reason could be that graphics-wise it's an MSX2+, which is nice for displaying photos and for the scrolling registers, but otherwise it's not a very practical game chip.. unlike the proposed v9978 and later on the Graphics9000.

So, on what screen would you want to make your tR game? Any of the MSX2 screens? Or actually a 2+ screen? Scrolling?


Enlighted (6843)

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01-07-2008, 18:27

I've got one! Actually there are almost NO games for TR.

It arrived too late, when all the major developers had already abandoned msx for other systems.

IMHO the major step is the vdp with the horizontal HW scrolling (but than, msx2+ was already there)

The R800 allows just less optimized code to do the same things you would have done with the z80 in ASM by carefully studying the algorithms.

Kidding, btw do not expect miracles:

R800 has a moderate speed up wrt z80
PCM sound has no buffers or DMA support (this makes it practically unusable)
The VDP is SLOW (DAMN! copy and commands are slower than in msx2!!)
The I/O to VRAM slows down the code!! (the VRAM access has some particular behaviours jet to be studied and documented)

Definitely you (we) have paid for the "idea", not the machine...

By Manuel

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01-07-2008, 18:39

Got one and I'd love to see a dedicated turboR game that uses it to the max!! The R800 is just blazingly fast Smile

By roadfighter

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01-07-2008, 18:46

Also have a Turbo-r GT and would like to see some turbo-r games with of cource MIDI and FM-Pac music and S-ram Save games.
And i forgot PCM samples for some cool effects.

By nerlaska

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01-07-2008, 19:14

Congratulations .. i have another TurboR-GT more! Smile

By msxrestarter

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01-07-2008, 19:20

Also have a GT which is crying for some custommade software Big smile

By [D-Tail]

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01-07-2008, 20:31

I have an ST... And I love to play turboR-only F-Nano'2 on it Big smile

By RobertVroemisse

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01-07-2008, 20:40

Got one... A GT

By OeiOeiVogeltje

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01-07-2008, 20:42

me too
a GT

By Patsie

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01-07-2008, 20:47

Got an ST with internal 1MB and 230V

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