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X68000 scene

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holy shit, had no idea about the X68000.

anyone fiddling with it nowdays?
added on the 2017-06-06 16:55:01 by psenough psenough
I really want one!! but they are dam expensive!
added on the 2017-06-06 17:17:50 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
Really bummed about not having DMA..
added on the 2017-06-06 17:48:53 by leGend leGend
I absolutely want one (of course). Seeing demos for it would be even more amazing.
PC88/98 demos would be awesome too, fwiw.
really nice interview! loved it!

and i'm happy to discover they had a kind of X68000 scene in the 90's :)
added on the 2017-06-06 18:46:07 by rez rez
sexiest case design ever
added on the 2017-06-06 18:51:38 by ferris ferris
That's great unknown history indeed, about almost parallel demoscene in japan.
I knew X68000, it had a good version of Castlevania.
added on the 2017-06-06 18:58:21 by Optimus Optimus
I like pc98 music :)
Ryu Umemoto ftw
there's actually some people that make music with pc98 at battleofthebits
added on the 2017-06-06 20:29:24 by therue therue
Yeah, as already mentioned - would love to have one to tinker with, but prices are just outrageous...
added on the 2017-06-06 20:47:40 by Sdw Sdw
Yup, a very nice machine. In fact I got an X68000 version XVI (the most sexy imho) with an HD, magnetoptic drive, cdrom and quite a bunch of original games.
The BEST machine ever! Yes - THE BEST!
added on the 2017-06-07 00:22:36 by sim sim
sim, i'll pay 1k for it? Fast.
added on the 2017-06-07 06:26:28 by moredhel moredhel
I dunno whether I understood correctly. You wish to buy it? Atm, it is not for sale.
Btw: X68ooo rulez!!!
added on the 2017-06-07 08:52:58 by sim sim
amazing! we have to preserve these x68000 prods!
added on the 2017-06-07 11:50:09 by dipswitch dipswitch
Generally speaking there are in majority "homebrew" games (released by the developpers themselves sometimes ina very small numbers or only during conve,tions.) and many tools rather than "interactiv presentations".
Personally, I have found only one, but not sure ATM whether it was on PC98 or x68k...

There are indeed "music disks" which are game musicdiscs released in fact by the original software houses (i.e. RENO).
added on the 2017-06-07 12:10:28 by sim sim
Yeah, as already mentioned - would love to have one to tinker with, but prices are just outrageous...

Not really. It depends on what you wanna buy, a x68030, ACE, XVI or Redzöne, Compact model. At what speed you wish to have you marchine at and what HD interface - SASI or SCSI.

You may have a nice bargain here and there if you aim at the simples machines. I am talking about Japan ofcourse, since here in EU resales could have been quite high.

Appart of that, one shall prepare for some soldering. IE, in "classic" x68000 case, an internal power supply should be changed for an ATX one. They were VERY faulty. Some (all?) capacitors gotta be checked and replaced (perhaps those in the FDD as well) as well. A dedicated video cable should be prepared as well, since in Japan they had their own standards, before IBM put their own there. Preferably an RGB one, since the SCART gives a very bad image on the LCD screen.

A mouse and a keyboard, which are not always nowadays sold with the x68000 are a must. Since a joystick port has a different connections, a proper adapter shall be made by the user (or bought) to use a Sega MegaDrive pad or joystick. Unless you have an original Hudson pad.
A midi card would be nice as well. Roland sound module MT-32 or SC-88, with a preference to the first one as it more close to the YM2151 sounds.

And.... perhaps last but not least, a basic hiragana/katakana (and kanji) knowledge would be really an assets since x68ooo's OS - Human68k - is a Japanese language based.

It is my point of view.
added on the 2017-06-07 14:27:55 by sim sim
Wow, I had no idea 0x4015 was behind cho ren sha 68k! That game is amazing!
added on the 2017-06-08 15:53:55 by MsK` MsK`
Apparently the game was ported to Atari Falcon as well. He sounds enthusiastic about the Amiga... Just saying :D
added on the 2017-06-08 17:48:11 by absence absence
Wow, I had no idea 0x4015 was behind cho ren sha 68k! That game is amazing!

oh wow, I hadn't checked the link to his website the first time I read the interview, so I totally missed that. impressive!
added on the 2017-06-08 18:16:23 by Revenant Revenant


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