1318Re: well my Yamaha CX5M seems to work...
- Sep 26, 2005I know it is Jim, probably due to one of your comments in the past. I
in fact did get it on Ebay, and it only cost like 6 bucks, although
shipping was like 2.5 x that. I can't swear it works, but the only
thing that has me concerned is the video IC, and even that is similar
to the TI/994A'a (I can never remember how that puter is spelled).
This thing was sitting in a pawn shop evidently, still had the sticker
on it. Good condition, and I agree, when I started reading up on MSX
stuph, I became tre intrigued.
This thing did have the option of a disk drive, but I doubt I'd find
the original equipment *affordably*. I don't know, I might play around
with trying to hook up *something* through one of it's ports. The
damned notoriously slow C64 drive connected through the serial port,
although it's slowness was due to poorly written software. I wish
there was a floppy equivalent to the SASI boards that have been
floating around. Mind you I have no idea how I'd do this.
The other option is to create a generic cartridge and burn images of
programs to an eprom. Loads easier then trying to interface a disk
drive. But then again I can just send them over the serial port from a
PC, but that assumes I have communications software already on the
puter. So I'm going to have to use the cassette???
Yes, the only one sold in the US probably, but there's Canada, and
the FAQ that I read the other day (the guy was from Boston or
thereabouts) said he had a Sony something or other. The ones that were
available overseas had detachable keyboards and whatnot. Alot of fun.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Jim Scheef <jscheef@y...> wrote:
> The Yamaha line were the only MSX machines actually marketed in the
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