MSX History

History of 20 years MSX Info Pages

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.

August 2013: 15 years MSX Info pages!

Here some screenshots of previous layouts of the pages.

The first version was made with Frontpage Express, from 2004 were handcoded in HTML, in 2008 I started using CMS Made Simple. Now the conversion to WordPress is done..

1998-2001

MSX Info pages

2002

MSX Info Pages

2003

MSX Info Pages

2004-2005

MSX Info Pages

msx iNFO PAGES

2006

MSX Info Pages

2008

MSX Info Pages

2016

MSX Info Pages

2017

MSX Info Pages

MSX Info Pages

Many MSX users have helped. Notable are:

  • Tristan Zondag (storage on Funet and msxarchive.nl)
  • Iwein van Caelenberg (msx2.com storage and website 2002)
  • JP Grobler (many articles)
  • Manuel Bilderbeek
  • Claudio Grosso (many articles)
  • Julio Marchi (website and storage 2008)
  • Tycho Luyben (gomsx.net 2009)
  • Hans Oranje (hardware designs, scans)