MSX-Print from K. Ikeda, August 27 2000

Last updated on: August 27 2000

Article of MSX DENYU LAND 2000.

At 20th August 2000, "MSX Denyuuland Jikkou-iinkai"(MSX DENYU LAND organize commmition in English) organized MSX DENYU LAND 2000 in Tokyo Akibahara, Japan. But this fair is NOT big success. Because visittors were *ONLY* 1000 peoples... Yes, only 1000! Last fair, MSX DEN-YU LAND(1999), 2000 peoples visited! But ASCII Corporation did a few big announcement for MSX users.

>From AM10:30, Kazuhiko NISHI began lecture meeting about future of MSX. At his lecture meeting, he announced about MSX computer build inside 1 chip, 1 chip MSX. And he told old story about MSX. For exsample, Japanese began make MPEG to use for MSX3. And many newest computer technolies is based upon MSX technologies etc..

Nishi's lecture
MSX computer was build in Z80 CPU 3.58Mhz. This CPU is wrork at 4 clock. IF ASCII will make 1 chip MSX, Z80 CPU will possible work at 100Mhz! ASCII has technical expart to make 1 chip MSX. 1 chip MSX is very small and very high speed. This is key-word of 1 chip MSX. For exsample, we can build in 1 chip MSX inside shoes, refrigerator, video-tape-recorder and internet console etc.. IF 1 chip MSX build in Video-tape-recorder, we can control it from far point use with telephone line.. Yes, 1 chip MSX is very useful. At lecture meeting of Yamashita, he will anounce of ASCII official MSX emulator. This emulator is price free. We will distribute this ASCII MSX emulator use via supplement of Magazine and Internet(possible dawnload from ASCII HomePage) etc.. We think, this ASCII emulator will make more MSX users. This is our target. And probably ASCII will open code of this emulator. Now, ASCII would like work with computer education. MSX is good teaching material to study computer education. MSX hardware is very simple to study computer. For exsample, younger students can study System of cartridge slot from MSX. But emulator has not slot system. This is good point of 1 chip MSX.

Nishi Announced...

Nishi told "1 chip MSX possible make cheap LapTop MSX like 9800Yen!". I think that he is crazy... But 1 chip MSX will possible to make cheap LapTop MSX, this point is right. And Nishi talked more things... End of this lecture meeting, we, MSX freak can ask something question to Nishi(question and answer time). I raised my hand and I got mic from Yokoi(he did chairman of lecture meeting) of Flontline. After I got mic, I passed this mic to Manuel Bilderbeek(WebMaster of Ultimate MSX FAQ, probably you know). He asked his question to Nishi. And Nishi answered to his question. But I cannot understnd that what thing they talked. Because they talked use via English, NOT Japanese. But Manuel told "Cool.. coool...". Why cool? Please ask to Manuel B. I donot know...

>From about 12:00, MSX DENYU LAND 2000 went to 2nd stage. In this 2nd stage, I bought some MSX stuff from some MSX groups. And Ag0ny sold all MSX stuff he ready-ed. He sold many hnostar magazine and game "Realms of Adventure". I sold some Sunrise MSX ATA-IDE Interface and MCCM CD etc.. ESE Artists' Factory showed ESE DSP and ESE PLD. This system possibility emulation MSX1 VDP... MSX2 VDP(V9958) is not perfection now... But... I talked with Ag0ny(AAMSX), his Japanese girl friend, S.T.A.R.(Matra), Juan, his Japanese lover, his Japanese girl friend(lived in Spain!), Manuel Bilderbeek, Bernard and Alex Mitsio Sato etc.. I did enjoy good time!

And, we, Yokoi, Gotou(staff of ASCII, MSX user), Ag0ny, his Japanese girl friend and me talked about future of Ag0ny. Ag0ny will begin staff of ASCII! Because Nishi likes Ag0ny and he can do announcement about MSX to European and Brazilian MSX users. ASCII will get connection with Europa and Brazil through Ag0ny. Ag0ny will drop his work at Spain! He will work in Japan! Ohhh...!

At 3rd stage, Ryouzou Yamashita began his lecture meeting. He, Yamashita talked us about old story of MSX...

Yamashita's lecture
Why we create MSX? It's easy. We donot like many work for each computer. IF computer hardware is same, we need NOT make make program to each every computer. i.e. BASIC We made MSX1. And MSX1 was good success. But CASIO breaked MSX1 market. When CASIO began sell cheap MSX1, people did NOT buy other expensive MSX1... Almost people bought cheap CASIO compture *ONLY*... Yes, we, ASCII donot get many money from CASIO. Because CASIO MSX is cheap... And other maker angry for cheap MSX1 by CASIO... And we began make MSX2. Because CASIO breaked MSX1 market. And we didnot make contract of MSX2 with CASIO! We droped CASIO! And we went to Commodole. Because Commodole was createing a computer called "Amiga". We went to Commodole to buy Amiga from Commodole. Yes, we want use "MSX2" Amiga.. But Amiga was based upon 68000 CPU. But MSX1 is based upon Z80. Amiga and MSX are other computer system from basic architecture... We droped our plan to use Amiga for MSX2... I envy for technical staff of Amiga. IF MSX1 is not build in Z80, I can create greate computer like Amiga...

After tese old story, Yamashita began talk about ASCII official MSX emulator... This emulator is work on Elate. You can get information of Elate from TAO SYSTEMS HomePage. Elate is Operation system. But this OS is fine work on other OS like Windows, Mac OS, Linux and Tron etc..

We, Japanese MSX freak think...

But our final step is REAL MSX, NOT MSX emulator and 1 chip MSX! Already ASCII announced MSX emulator and 1 chip MSX. We hope ASCII(or other maker like Panasonic, SEGA etc..) will make new MSX. But this is not easy way... But...

I sent some Japanese MSX news use via my "Ikeda's MSX PRINT". But some European and Brazilian MSX users did not belive my news. Some European and Brazilian MSX users belived me. But some European and Brazilian MSX users never belive my news... Ok, let visit to...

At final, I want tell "Thanckx for visited to MSX DENYU LAND 2000!"

I wanted talk with you more long time...

Kuniji Ikeda (Jaka BUSH)
Miri Software MSX Computer System Giappone