Happy 2013

Happy 2013

by snout on 01-01-2013, 21:04
Topic: MRC

Happy new year, MSX fans around the globe! A very special year awaits us all, as this year our beloved MSX computer will celebrate its 30th anniversary. One can expect that many MSX fans will celebrate this milestone in style and it of course MSX Resource Center will also contribute to the festivities. Although a date and location have to be set, we plan to organize a 30th anniversary MSX event in the Netherlands this year. We hope to be able to reveal more information about this event in the near future.

But this is not the time to look forward, traditionally we have a look at the year that passed. In 2012 the MSX community was bursting with enthusiasm and activity. A quick grab out of our new spotlight says it all. The interesting MSX-ARM upgrade kit was revealed, and the standalone MSX compatible Orbit computer was shown to the world as well. MSXdev'11 closed with 9 entries and MSXdev'12 closed with 3. Our own Tenliner Challenge was a big hit with no less than 19 entries. MSX emulator openMSX received two large updates this year, with version 0.9.1 being the most recent one at the time of writing.

Legendary MSX-AUDIO/MSX-MUSIC tracker Moonblaster was declared freeware, Metal Gear celebrated its 25th anniversary. Even sad news had a silver lining, as Kralizec's goodbye to the MSX platform concided with publishing all Kralizec games in the MRC downloads corner. The software of M-Kai was made available for download as well. Iconic MSX user Martos preserved a huge archive of ASCII MSX Magazines.

And then there was music, lots of music, like the full Metal Gear 2 soundtrack rearrangement by J-War, or Jorito's Musical Journey. Wolf released an 11 minute and 25 seconds remake of music from the relatively unknown game Jikuu no Hanayome - The Bride of Space Time, Crisis Alma released an epic MSX metal album and yes, there was even more music from J-War. With WYZtracker, TriloTracker, VeejingSX and GrooveSX there were plenty of new releases for creative musicians as well.

Our own website evolved gradually with its Koala and Lyre Bird updates. We already have quite a few plans brewing for this year, so all the more reasons to keep a close eye on our website frequently.

The statistics of 2012 reflect how action-packed this year was:

  • News posts: 383 (378)
  • Forum posts: 16.800 (20.781)
  • Reactions: 3.493 (2.840)
  • Wiki edits: 2.418 (1.229)
  • Page views: 2.242.060 (2.380.059)

As usual, the values between brackets are the scores of last year. And that leaves us with a list of the 10 most active MRC members of the year.

  1. Manuel (1123)
  2. Pablibiris (615)
  3. mars2000you (485)
  4. PingPong (482)
  5. ARTRAG (459)
  6. hit9918 (370)
  7. NYYRIKKI (322)
  8. Akiguchi (299)
  9. Huey (291)
  10. Wolverine_nl (279)

Our thanks go out to these 10 extremely active MRC visitors, but also to all the others who contributed to the MRC in any way throughout the year. In total, 700 members were active on the MSX Resource Center in 2012, which is 2 more than the 698 active members we had in 2011. We would also like to thank all the active MSX developers who keep bringing us new and surprising hardware, software, websites and magazines. Last, but certainly not least, we would like to thank all the people who have sent us a donation by bank or PayPal this year. As the MRC is growing and growing, so are the costs to keep the site online and in movement. Even with small donations, you helped (and are helping) to keep our site online,

The entire MSX Resource Center crew would like to wish all of you an amazing year. Lets make it even better than the last one! MSX Forever!

Comments (7)

By syn

Prophet (2123)

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01-01-2013, 22:04

Happy newyear MRC!

I forgot that msxdev '11 ended in 2012. This would mean:

19 Tenliners Challenge entries
3 MSXdev '12 entries
9 Msxdev '11 Entries
7 Msx-Village Christmas compo entries
and ofcourse, 7 #msxdev compo 2012 Entries

Regardless of quality, imho pretty impressive amount from competitions alone. Not too shabby for a 30 year old computersystem! Big smile

And I havent even't counted non-contest releases and techdemos/betas Wink

By Jorito

Mr. Ambassadors (1790)

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01-01-2013, 22:27

Exactly, for a system that old it's impressive!

Wonder how active other systems from the same period still are, but I have a feeling MSX is doing very well. MSX is not dead yet, it seems Smile

By KdL

Paragon (1452)

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02-01-2013, 01:50

Happy New Year a lot at all !! Big smile

By nanochess

Master (222)

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02-01-2013, 02:21

Probably I'm the 699th user Tongue and it was my pleasure to contribute to the MSX scene with one game available online and two new games in cartridge Santa ho-ho-ho so Happy New Year!

By raymond

Hero (643)

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02-01-2013, 10:25

Happy New Year to all MSX-ers all over the world!

By Edwin

Paragon (1182)

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02-01-2013, 14:23

Happy New Year to all that keep MSX alive! (And most that do not Tongue )

By MSX4ever

Master (254)

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02-01-2013, 18:52

Santa Santa Santa Santa Santa Santa Santa Santa Santa Santa

Hello MSX Users, a Happy New Year to everyone !