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S > SANYO  > MPC 100


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Saturday 30th August 2014
RayWashed (Spain)

I have a MPX-100, but mine has no light pen and no hole, it seems it''s never had it, where it should be there is a round plastic where says "64K"

Wednesday 4th September 2013
Darren (England)

I have three MSX''s, two of which are the Sanyo MSX MPC-100''s.

It was the first ever computer I used, my dad was a TV engineer at the time and the TV shop he worked for was selling them off because they''d failed and there was a severe lack of software for them.

I actually really liked the MSX''s, they were really easy to program and got me into programming. I later tried a C64 and couldn''t find the programming anywhere near as easy, and then after that I got a ZX Spectrum, again those were very good for programming.

The MSX was so clever with the F and Shifted F keys that give you hints about different programming commands to use. Funny thing was F5 was RUN and later on I got into C++ and found Borland had F9 as the run command so it was very similar.

When I first got the MSX I had two games for it - Vicious Viper and Toshiba 3D Golf Simulation.

Vicious Viper was Sanyo''s version of the Snake game that appears on Nokia phones - but it''s graphics were far better than Snake, and 3D Golf Simulation was an interesting game, mainly because the entire game was wrote in MSX Basic and there was no protection to stop you pressing the stop key to get to the basic program.

This was really good because when you got into the basic code you could have a look at how a computer game worked and even have a play changing some of the things to see what effect it made on the game - like I changed the fairway and green a few different colours, etc!!

With both of my Sanyo MSX MPC-100''s I never got the light pen either, I got the hole for it but no light pen.

Thursday 11th April 2013
Francisco Martín (Madrid (Spain))

Hi Mark,

Ok, perhaps could be equivalent to the Z80 4Mhz but in fact the 6502 has to be "quad bumped" and 90Degrees out of phase to have a similar performance than the Z80, similar...Think what you can do if you do the same (if you boost up) the Z80... And don''t forget the PAL version was even under 1Mhz...

Saturday 6th April 2013
Roger Jowett (Ulster Londonderry)
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please help we have zx spectrum 48k and one 128k program running at 6mhz using external ram and snapper discs from velesoft site

Monday 6th June 2011

The C64 had a 1Mhz clock, but was quad pumped (clocked on +ve and -ve edge on one in phase clock, and one clock 90Degrees out of phase). Therefore a 1Mhz 6502 (6510 in C64s case) would be equivalent to 4Mhz Z80.

Tuesday 21st October 2008
Francisco Martín (Madrid (Spain))

I disagree Giovanni: "Nothing if compared to C$64" this computer running at 0.9Mhz (neither 1Mhz in the Pal version), can''t be compared with the 3.6 Mhz MSX.
The Z80 was running faster than the C64 processor.
¿Philips bad quality? ¿Do you really think so? Philips VG8020 is, with the Sony HB75 the most extended MSX1 models.
All VG8020 users are very happy with their machines, and it has also a very nice looking. Ok, Sanyo is a great computer, but you have no right to say Philips is a "bad quality analog circuitary" as this is only your opinion.
Thanks a lot, to all msx users in the world.

Wednesday 22nd December 2004
Lee Mills (Earth)

This computer was a great Toy as i called it, It had a Great Light Pen program cartridge (dunno the name of) which was a laugh we used to use it to play the Game pictionary and the laughs we had.. This computer wasnt used for much apart from this as i had a ZX Spectrum with over 400 Games to play with but this MSX computer did come in handy for something... a Great game of Pictionary hehe !!

Tuesday 17th August 2004
Giovanni ( )

Sanyo MSXes was FAR the best tape-loaders of the the 'family': Philips MSXes had bad quality analog circuitary, but Sanyo's would load everything (even tapes completly unreadable with other MSXes).
I was an owner of a MPC100 and I had dozen of other friends with other 'MSX-brands', I could tell you for sure (same tape, same drive, Sanyo worked always, others had a lot of problems).
There war a couple of turbo-loaders for MSX (ok, nothing if compared to C=64), and most of them just wasn't working on Philips.

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