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Ricardo Bittencourt
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great site
Post Posted: Tue Jun 29, 1999 4:51 pm
Really good initiative. I'll pass the address for some
friends of mine who wants to port games from SMS to MSX.
 
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Porting games between systems
Post Posted: Tue Jun 29, 1999 5:07 pm
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> Really good initiative. I'll pass the address for some
> friends of mine who wants to port games from SMS to MSX.

Hmm.. is MSX2 hardware similar to the SMS ?
I only know about MSX1. Actually, porting games between MSX1, SG1000 and Colecovision shouldn't
be very hard. It could be even semi-automatized with a tool that change jump locations if necessary, and
a few other things. What do you think ?
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cool!
Post Posted: Tue Jun 29, 1999 6:20 pm
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> Really good initiative. I'll pass the address for some
> friends of mine who wants to port games from SMS to MSX.
Would be nice to see Phantasy Star to msx2!
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 30, 1999 12:27 am
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> Really good initiative. I'll pass the address for some
> friends of mine who wants to port games from SMS to MSX.
Excellent Idea!

I think is more easy to port MSX Games to SMS!
 
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Re: Porting games between systems
Post Posted: Wed Jun 30, 1999 4:38 pm
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> Hmm.. is MSX2 hardware similar to the SMS ?

No. The SMS hardware is more suited to games, and the
MSX-2 hardware is more suited to applications/demos.
(MSX-2 doesn't have a tile mode, only direct graphic screens).

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> I only know about MSX1. Actually, porting games between MSX1, SG1000 and Colecovision shouldn't
> be very hard. It could be even semi-automatized with a tool that change jump locations if necessary, and
> a few other things. What do you think ?

It's not so easy because the memory layout is very
different in these systems. MSX has 64kb of RAM, Coleco and SG1000
have only 8kb. Porting Coleco to SG1000 is much easier, you just
need to write a new bios rom. Marcel de Kogel did that, he made
a new coleco bios allowing coleco games to run on a msx1 without
modification (a kind of coleco emulator for msx1).
 
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