by snout on 08-08-2003, 13:02
Topic: MSX Revival

Almost exactly a year ago we reported about ESE MSX, a one-chip MSX prototype developed by Tujikawa. A year later, the project has advanced a lot. Newly added features are:

  • MSX2 compatibility (the site mentions MSX1, but an YS2 screenshot proves otherwise. Probably MSX2 isn't fully compatible yet, while MSX1 is)
  • Cartridge slot allows you to play game cartridges
  • An MMC memory card can be used as if it was a Mega-SCSI harddisk. Even virtual floppy disk emulation works.

.The system is still highly extendible, allowing you to add new features (like FM-PAC emulation) or to upgrade the BIOS.

It is not sure at this moment what role this one-chip device will play in the future one-chip MSX plans of the MSX association. However, since the previous ESE MSX was even presented as a prototype on the MSX Festival this new version might very well be used in the future as well.

Relevant link: ESE MSX2 website

Comments (1)

By sunrise

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08-08-2003, 20:24

This really fun. Thanks Kazu-san for the link to our CF-cartridge. Hope to see more of it soon.
Note: also the pretec three in one adaptor has the same function as the adaptor SD-CF of Panasonic and probably the three in one has one possiblity extra namely the memorystick.
For image of that adaptor you can find that on our page , or