Metal Gear (japanese) doesn't work on european MSX?

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Van Manuel

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16-02-2007, 15:19

AFAIK it looks at the normal region data, so it will not work on any MSX with a non-Japanese BIOS.

Van kokkie_d

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09-01-2009, 18:58

Hi,

I have the same problem for metal gear and now I was wondering: instead of buying a new MSX2 with japanese bios is there a way to flash the current bios and install a japanese version?

Also, I have a similar problem with SD snatcher: the disk seems to load and the HDD keeps active but nothing happens a clear blue screen is the only thing visible.

I have a philips msx 2 VG8235 . Any advice and help is much appreciated. I have finaly collected all three (2 games plus computer) to relive the old days and I still can not play them.

Cheers,

dirk

Van Randam

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09-01-2009, 21:21

Well as far as I know, an ips patch is made to make the japanese Metal Gear run on european msxes. But that only works on the rom image of course.

Van Manuel

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10-01-2009, 00:09

You can not flash the BIOS ROMs., they're really ROMs. Just get the European version, or if you can read Japanese, get a Japanese MSX2.

SD Snatcher runs fine on European machines. Did you insert the sound cartridge? Maybe the data on the disk is damaged?

Van glaucus

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10-01-2009, 09:05

Welcome to the forum Kokkie_d,

you have a 8235, the diskdrive is double sided? because originally is was supplied with a single sided drive. that might be the problem.

good luck

Van Manuel

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10-01-2009, 22:31

Oh, very good point indeed Smile That's probably it.

Van kokkie_d

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12-01-2009, 16:46

Hi Manual,

thanks for the response. I have been assured that the SD Snatcher data is fine. Can the problem lie in the fact that the philips MSX 2 VG8235 has a 360kb diskdrive? ( I can not find out what type of disks the SD snatcher disks are)

Van glaucus

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12-01-2009, 17:47

The SD-snatcher disks are 720 kb, so you need an other MSX2/ replace the disk drive...

Van Manuel

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12-01-2009, 18:59

Yep, as I said, that's probably it. In fact, that must be it.

Van kokkie_d

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13-01-2009, 11:31

Thanks for the advice.
I'll look into it.

Sorry, for double post but I missed that a new forum page had been created. my appologies for that.

cheers

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