SO much left to do, BUT things are starting to move ( and glitch! ) -- Cube Droid is alive! #MSX
Working a bit on Cube Droid for the #MSX today. The graphics have to be improved a bit, but the code part is coming along nicely.
Saw this Space Invaders Frenzy in the wild. It's a re-imagined version of Space Invaders with a light gun. Made a quick video, but didn't actually have a go. These giant led screens give me a headache.
And with Parodius arriving today, I've now got all* of Konami's horizontal shooters for the #MSX!
*No, let's not mention the missing one. It's just too expensive 😥
Such a shame MSXdev is only #MSX 1 now ( mostly because I'm making an MSX 2 game! 😜 ) but I'm glad the competition is still alive.
And good riddance to the public poll. That was a disaster anyway.
The other day I made a silly bear sprite. The idea actually came from another #msx game...
The title screen of this shooter by @reidrac (twitter) was cut off weirdly in my Tweetdeck and it reminded me of a cute bear, rather than an alien neck and chin. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Quite enjoying my #MSX with the recently acquired Moonsound cartridge. Playing some sweet mods now without having to get the Amiga out ;-)
Got me this OPL4 cartridge. It's basically a "sound card" like the ones you'd stick in your PC, but in a neat case.
Still impressed at how easily #MSX can be extended.
Did four #msx compatible sprites. Now, what game to make with it...
Maybe I'm doing things the wrong way around...
I'm NEVER going to collect loose #MSX cartridges because I love to have the box and the manual, it makes it all so much nicer. -- This one is very cheap though. And this one, and this one, and this one... Sigh.
This is what 20€ shipping gets you: A lovely #MSX that looks like it was kicked all the way to its destination by a rugby team 😞
Fixed this sound cartridge for the #MSX today. Broken in a drawer for years, I finally found the time to figure out what's wrong with it. Turns out the EPROM had gone bad.
After soldering a new ROM and printing a label, it's "new" again,
Thanks all you MSX peeps helping me out!
Bought yet another #MSX today. Starting to wonder if I've got a problem. On the other hand though, I've almost got all Philips models now, there's just not much more I can spend on ;-)
Cube Droid for #MSX coming along nicely.
✓ Basic wip graphics
✓ Map loading
✓ Double buffering for smooth sprites ( not smooth on gif! )
Pre-order time is running out! Order now if you want your copy of Quartet under the tree!
@bitsofbas: Cleaned my keyboard today. And then had to puzzle all the pieces back in their place. Weird how I spend all day using the keyboard but still can't remember where all keys go :-/
Little hommage to my favourite three Philips #MSX machines.
I make games for a living! Other than that, I'm pretty much stuck in the 80's with my MSX computers.
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