History of 20 years MSX Info Pages
Read here: June 2018: 20 years of MSX Info pages!
In 1998 I started to experiment with publishing websites, mainly to show the results of my research in the MSX Video computer hardware and software. At that time the only source of information were the hard to get Service Manuals, MSX Technical documents and books like the Red Book.
In the years that followed I acquired many documents and spent thousands of hours scanning and publishing, also with great help from many fine contributors, the result of that work is shown on this website: a free and maintained information source on the technical part of MSX.
The website has undergone many changes, and had many url’s as you can read below.
It is now stable for many years at msx.hansotten.com, on a solid CMS: WordPress.
The site is here to stay, no plans to retire, I keep on administrating and continue paying for the hosting, even if I do not have any physical MSX hardware, software or document!
A small request (which is largely ignored and abused by the wiki authors of msx.org!): link to pages and not to files! I guarantee pages to keep the same url, files will move around my hosting sites and links to files and images will go dead.
With the aid of MSXHOLDER aka ABUUR I have added some missing pages to the NMS8245 service manual.
When I made the scan of the Philips VG-8230 and VG-8235 service manuals, I only had a photocopied low quality version of the manual.
The quality of PCB and circuit diagrams were not optimal.
Thanks to Jipe (Jean-Pierre Dubois) I now have improved circuit diagrams(VG-8230 and VG8235) and PCB (VG-8230).
Included on the Manuals and guides page.
The conversion to WordPress is finished! Not only did I move the old content, such as pages and documents and files over, I did my best to check every link and did reformat rearrange some pages.
I think all link rot is gone (for now, I have checked every external link and made local copies of pages that disappeared. Also my many mistakes from previous conversions (the site went from Frontpage Express in 1998 via handwritten html to CMS Made Simple and now to WordPress) should be gone now. The site will be uptodate and consistent for many years now!
Please note that I prefer you read the pages and from there download the articles and archives. I do consider deep linking to documents a way of misusing my website (which I pay for!) without respect for my efforts. I actively try to make this impossible, also leeching the whole site is discouraged technically and will result in temporary bans of your IP. The licensing applicable makes it possible to store any of the files on your own website, so please do that instead of leeching and deeplinking and stealing my bandwidth. Note that my pages require attribution and a link back to this website.
New website January 2017. WordPress based, better security and updates, every page newly entered and links checked. Content checked, all content locally hosted now. Deep linking and leeching the site discouraged.