Configuration:MSX2

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Configuration:MSX2
Logo-msx2.png
Device-msx2.jpg
Manufacturer National
Sony
Pioneer
Panasonic
Samsung
Sharp
Philips
Canon
Yamaha
Toshiba
Mitsubishi
Hitachi
Casio
Type Personal Computer
CPU Zilog Z80
GPU TBA
Sound CPU TBA
Sound Chip TBA
Memory 8-512 KB
Controllers Keyboard
Joystick
Year 1982

Platform Information

from Wikipedia

MSX is the name of a standardized home computer architecture, first announced by Microsoft on June 16, 1983 and marketed by Kazuhiko Nishi, then Vice-president at Microsoft Japan and Director at ASCII Corporation. Microsoft conceived the project as an attempt to create unified standards among various hardware makers of the period.

They were popular mostly in Japan and several other countries. It is difficult to estimate how many MSX computers were sold worldwide, but eventually 5 million MSX-based units were sold in Japan alone. Despite Microsoft's involvement, the MSX-based machines were seldom released in the United States.

Before the appearance and great success of Nintendo's Family Computer, MSX was the platform for which major Japanese game studios, such as Konami and Hudson Soft, produced video games. The Metal Gear series, for example, was originally written for MSX hardware.

Media Devices

  • Floppy Disk Images
  • Binary program files
  • Cassette data files

BIOS

A BIOS image (often called a "system ROM") is required to run this emulator. A BIOS image should be dumped from your own hardware.

System ROM images are named differently depending on the system:

Available Emulators

Below is a list of available emulators for this platform.