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Last updated: 20.December, 2013.
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MSX 2

Type: Computer
Firstly released in: Japan
First release: 1985
Release and compatibility details: 8-bit conceptual computer which came after relative success of MSX 1.

Success and unsuccess:

Most popular years: 1987-1988
Most popular countries: Japan, Netherlands, former USSR
Amount of games in database: 47 (list)
Amount of music records in database: 1 (list)
Importance on the market in the most popular years: Low

Characteristics:

CPU: Z80 3.58 MHz
COPROCESSOR
Video Display Processor : V9938 (MSX-VIDEO)
RAM: 64-128 KB (in Europe were sold only 128kB models)
VRAM: 64 KB or more
ROM: 48 KB
TEXT MODES: 40 x 24 / 32 x 24
GRAPHIC MODES: 64 x 48 / 256 x 192 / 256 x 212 / 512 x 212, all in max 512 colors
SOUND: General Instruments AY-3-8910 Programmable Sound Generator (PSG in short), 8 octaves and 3 sound channels, 1 noise channel

I/O PORTS
Joystick(1 or 2), Cartridge(2), Tape(1200/2400 baud), RGB, Composite Video, Centronics, External Audio

OS: MSX DOS 2.0 (Microsoft) (A while after launching the MSX 2 standard, Microsoft abandoned the project).

More info: http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=288

Games and music info:

Most common media for storing games: Cartridge
Average packed game size: 100 kB

Emulation info:

Look in MSX1 section, the emulators which emulate MSX computer, emulate also the MSX2 mostly.

This emulation info was written on 13.December 2002. (This time is very important, because emulation info very depends on the time it was written - emulators can improve a lot after this time..).

Record created/updated: 4. July 2006.
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