Looking for an assembler coding buddy

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By badsector

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22-11-2022, 22:16

After more than 30 years I'm still in love with the MSX. I started coding basic when I was 6 on a P2000-T with 16kb RAM. Then my father bought us an MSX-2. Although the games were great on this Machine, I wanted to write programs on this great machine. And I did... but never really finished anything worthy to release to the public. But I kept learning, writing and testing assembler programs over the years.
I'm currently working on a few (assembler) projects. One of them is a demo I'd hope to release at some Oldskool demo comp one day. Also a few tools and I have some ideas for a game as well in the future.

But I would like to work together with someone. Not only to create software together but to exchange ideas and motivate each other in creating great software for MSX. As a lot of things in life: 2 heads are better than one.

So what am I looking for (and what I bring myself):

  • My preference is for someone who lives in the Netherlands (because this helps with communication), but I am of course open to non-Dutch people.
  • Someone who is willing to invest a few hours a week to work on projects together.
  • Someone who speaks Z80 assembler fluently and knows the V9938 / V9958 like the back of their hand.
  • Experience with writing music, creating graphic or even writing demo's is a (big) plus
  • Someone who dares to Make MSX Great Again ;-)

Please let me know if you would like to schedule a voice or chat meeting or if you have questions first. Maybe we could set up a discord group or something with a small group of coders. Not too big at first.

My personal plan is to break every "limit" MSX is supposed to have and show the world what a great machine this is!


By santiontanon

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23-11-2022, 18:16

I hope you find a partner! And looking forward to projects that try to break the limits, there's a few over the past years that are pushing the boundaries of what we thought was possible more and more. But I am sure there is still room for even more impressive things! Big smile

By aoineko

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23-11-2022, 21:23

I hope you will find a team to use your assembler skills for new amazing MSX projects!

On my side, I do mostly C (for the MSXgl library) and even if I program a little in assembler, it's not a language I'm very comfortable with. I sometimes optimize some simple functions of the library in assembler but there are others that I haven't had the courage to convert yet.

I have a lot of respect for those who make complete projects in assembler.

Good luck!

By geijoenr

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23-11-2022, 22:35

Hi there,
I am in the Netherlands (EHV), but also do mostly C and my commitment is somewhat irregular (nerd with a life here), but I do stuff and have some ongoing projects that would be more fun if shared.

We can talk if you want, email in profile.

By thegeps

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23-11-2022, 22:48

cool, new amazing projects are always more than welcome! best luck!

By raymond

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24-11-2022, 20:34

There is no mail address in your profile. Well, I want to learn assembly. I code mostly in C nowadays (Turbo Pascal previously). And have some time during the week.Drop me an e-mail if interested, it is in my profile.

By badsector

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24-11-2022, 21:54

@geijoenr and @raymond Thanx for reacting. I'll contact you asap.
I have no experience with C on MSX but I would like to learn. In turn I would be happy to help in learning to code Assembler and/or discover the inner workings of MSX.

btw: I added an email address to my profile now.

By aoineko

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24-11-2022, 22:42

If you have any questions about C for MSX, I could probably be of some help. Smile

By Mumbly

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24-11-2022, 22:54

Hello Badsector, if I can help you with pixel art design, asm and c coding, please let me know, unfortunately I’m from Belgium.
Always happy to participate to a new project Smile

By badsector

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24-11-2022, 23:59

@Mumbly Cool!


unfortunately I’m from Belgium.

That's nothing to be ashamed about :D

But I hope you speak/read dutch or else you're not gonna understand the mail I'm sending you after this. :)
(If not, my English is fine too)

By Oedov Oedidle

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25-11-2022, 06:49

Another Belgian here (no worries about Dutch Wink ). I'd very much like to start learning coding for msx properly, but so far I've lacked motivation because I didn't really have a concrete goal in mind. Perhaps it's time I had another look at some of the material I have lying about...again. Big smile

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