MSX History , Emulator, Links


MSX History , Emulator, Links

>The MSX computer was created by japanese company ASCII
directed by one of the informatic pioneer of the Rising Sun Land ,
Kazuhiro “Kay” Nishi , helped by Microsoft which then provided
operative system and a version of its basic , respectively :
MSX-Dos and MSX-Basic .

Since autumn of year 1983 the MSX computers were released by companies
such as :
Canon, Casio , Fujitsu, Hitachi, JVC , Mitsubishi, NTT, Panasonic, Pioneer,
Philips, Samsung, Sanyo, Schneider, Seikosha, Sharp, Sony,
Toshiba, Yamaha, Yashica .

>Complete Hardware List of MSX Computer at

>Hardware List. Mirror (provided by


Basically the MSX Computer was an 8 bit computer
with the following specifics :
CPU Zilog Z80 3,58 MHz
Ram 8kb memory
Rom 16kb memory
Audio Processor AY-3-8910 by General Instruments
1 Slot for expansion cartridges.

The Arab versions of MSX Computer enjoyed expansion on cartridges loaded
with the Sacred Quran


  • MSX Association (Japanese) — Current owner of the MSX trademark, Japanese distributor of MSXPlayer and the 1chipMSX.
  • D4 Enterprise (Japanese) — Japanese distributor of re-released MSX games.
  • Bazix — Partner of MSX Association and D4 Enterprise for business outside Japan.
  • MSX-ALL — A server exclusively dedicated to MSX. Many important MSX Web Sites are freely hosted on the MSX-ALL Web Servers, such as MSX-Pró and MSX-TOP. The MSX-ALL Team has restated the design of the MSX-ALL Web Site in November of 2007, promising exciting surprises for the 1st semester of 2008.



blueMSX Emulator for Windows

The MSX emulator to experience MSX differently.

blueMSX is a cycle accurate emulator

that emulates all generations of MSX computers

as well as SVI, ColecoVision and Sega SG-1000.


Another Msx Emulator for Windows , open source

is OpenMSX

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