MSX-Print from K. Ikeda, August 31 2001

Last updated on: December 1 2001

A Canadian MSX user who Lawrence Wright made nice homepage! You can know how to repair of Floppy disk drive for Panasonic FS-A1FX/WX/WSX/ST/GT( MSX2/MSX2+/MSXturboR).

In case anyone else needs to know how to do it. =)

11th August, ASCII Corporation special adviser who Kazuhiko NISHI talked about MSX at ASCII Corp. Click here for the full story.


Kazuhiko Nishi and visiter tolked about MSX Computer system. Visiter were about 50 peoples. MSX was made by Microsoft and ASCII on 1983. At first, Nishi began talk about old story about MSX like Screen-mode and Video chip "V9958" created by ASCII.

Many makers made MSX. And they were 2 groups. One is "GAME MACHINE" group. They wanted make Game-machine. This group wanted add CD-ROM drive and Original game controler.

The other group is "COMPUTER" group. They wanted make Computer, NOT game-machine.

These groups discussed about MSX3. And Nishi made MSX2+ and MSXturboR. When this time, Nishi got a idea to use movie use via CD-ROM. After, Nishi used this idea for Fujitsu FM-TOWNS. MPEG-1 and MP3 technology is based upon idea by Nishi.

Nishi visited to last Tilburg fair to look European MSX freaks. Nishi knew that still many people useing MSX Computer in the world.

And Nishi wants make MSX Emulator to multi OS like Windows, Mac OS and Linux. This Emulator is Open souce. Probably many peple will de-bug(bug fix) of this Emulator......

Story is more long. But I cannot write all story. Sorry.


K. Ikeda