56th MSX Barcelona users meeting
Where and when
The meeting is going to be celebrated next Saturday 18th of January 2020, at the Meetings room from Centre jove la Fontana , located at 190th Gran de Gracia street, near the Fontana metro station (L3, green).
The doors will be opened to the public at 11:15am, but expositors will be able to enter at 10:00am to prepare the booths.
You can arrive by using the Metro, Fontana station, L3 (the green one), and walking 1 minute from there.
If you need more info about how to arrive there, just click here to see its location on google maps.
Show what and how you work with your MSX. Bring your laptop, your MSX computer, or whatever tool you use, and show us your artwork in MSX.
Book your space,
Retroscroll presents the playing area for players, visitors, for everyone. Do not be shy:
If you want a specific game, let us know and
we will try to get it for you.
Note: The activities schedule can change easily so, the hours showed on the table aren't accurate.
10:00h - Free access only to expositors.
12:30h - RETROSCROLL Game tournament
Tournament organized by RETROSCROLL. This time the game will be Kralizec's Tetris, and it will be based on 2 players eliminatory rounds.
17:00 - Internet, Connectivity and Networks with MSX
Round table with Conexión MSX, Konamiman & Xavirompe about the possibilities of MSX computers, Internet and Networks in general.
18:00 (Aprox.) - From Hard to Soft with Benji
"From Hard to Soft with Benji", where, thanks to Konamito, we will have Benjamin Llamas, ex-journalist of the MSX-Club magazine. In this talk we will speak with him about what he had lived in the magazine.
We request the public assistant that please don't wait at the entry while
the expositor are mounting the stands. Its just to avoid people agglomerations.
During the first hour (the installation from 10am to 11am), only two members of
each stand are allowed to be on the room.
The material showed at the stands must be 100% MSX related.
Only the guest platform stand is allowed to show material of the platform its
showing. Also, if you're showing another material but you've got reasonable
reason (merchandising, t-shirts, any association info...), it can be allowed
by the AAMSX. Personal computers are allowed too when they're used for the
stand (for copying files to a flash card, for showing videos, emulators, ...).
Anyway, if you've got any questions about that, don't hesitate and send us
and e-mail with your question about it and we will answer you as soon as possible.
It's forbidden the use of powerful speakers, and the max height allowed n
ever will be higher than 25cm.
During the meeting, both exhibitors and visitors, please everybody must
have a friendly behavior with all the visitors, trying to avoid any conduct
which might disturb other people. Also, we ask you please keep quiet during
the stands presentation, so the other visitors can listen everything without
Consumption of alcohol is forbidden during the event.
Stand de la AAMSX
The AAMSX will be there to inform visitors about last news on the AAMSX affairs.
On the AAMSX booth you will find several games edited by the AAMSX and, maybe, new games too.
AAMSX will held the classic little 2nd hand material market where all visitor can sell all kind of MSX related hardware and software. The 2nd hand market will be opened from 11:30am until 15:00pm After 15:00, AAMSX isn't going to be responsible for any of the items exposed for selling on the 2nd hand market booth.
FKD Producciones Group. - LINK
They will be showing their second volume of MSX music MIDI remakes. This compilation contains several pieces from our beloved MSX games to be reproduced on PCs or synthesizers.
The website specialized classic videogames is back again with a great booth. Besides the promotion of their website, they also are going to colaborate with the AAMSX, with an impressive Arcade Zone where you will find several computers connected to CRT televisions set. The best place to enjoy playing on real msx comptuers.
Mr Robot MSX
He'll have super nice hardware for MSX like Gotek floppy drive emulators, disk controllers and several cables. Moreover, he'll offer a repairing service for MSX computers and he'll also sell MSX computers.
They will present their MSXVR project.
MSXVR is an MSX computer compatible with all the preceding software and hardware (that the creators are aware of) with a look and feel which reminds a lot to our original machines from the 80s. Aside from being compatible with the MSX standard, the MSXVR adds extra interesting characteristics that will allow us to enjoy what a modern computer can offer us.
In their booth we will be able to see and test prototypes in different colors and have first hand information about the system.
Sale of second-hand equipment, with computers, original MSX pads and various games from: Sony, Casio, Peach ups, Compile's Disk Stations, etc.
Will be selling his Flashjacks card, Flashjacks is a FlashROM, RAM, SD unit, OPL3, PCM, COVOX, SN76489, FMPAC, SCC/SCC+ and extra PSG: All in one. There will be some units for sale on his booth. You'll be also able to update the Flashjacks to the last version, the 1.6.
Carambalan studios - LINK
Carambalan studios will share booth with Fundas del pasado. There they will show their last creation: Marrones y Cotorras.
Also, they will sell copies of their first game Burn us EXP
He will have a booth with very insteresting hardware. In the booth we will find the Wozblaster enhanced (moonsound clones with more features), SD mappers with 1MB of RAM and, if there is enough time for production, TSXDuinos and disc controller improved/redesigned so that they can be put inside of a konami-like cartridge or similar.
Fundas del pasado
David, known as Tromax, is back with fundas del pasado, a ver practic way to protect our MSX from dust and dirt when we are not using it.
Physical Dreams, a studio specialized in developing conversational adventures, will be selling their first game, Venganza, and will present/sell their new game: La leyenda de standard, which will be available under reservation.
He will have rookiedrive for sale and an upgrade service on his booth.
In his stand you'll be able to buy the classic cables, adapters and replacement parts available in his website.
MATRA COMPUTER AUTOMATIONS - LINK
He'll be selling three new cartridges: Mag the Magician, Xracing and Shoulder Blade Outerspace.
Moreover, there wil be stock of other games.
SVBeers will bring second hand MSX stuff for sale. Computers, games, pads and more!
Sale of diverse handicraft merchandise of retro videogames, such as magnets, key rings, etc...
They will show their FPGA implemented artisan MSX that has a lot of extras
They will be there presenting their association and informing us about their activities. In their booth you'll be able to find arcade machines (their speciallity) and some MSX computers to play with.
He will show the new MSX projects Artemisa and Omega in his booth. MSX made with original components and without propietary chips.
The room where the meeting is celebrated isn't big. That's why we recommend to all possible expositors
that please make the reservation as soon as possible. This will be good to everybody because you get
more guarantees of getting your own stand and also, this will encourage more visitors to the users
meetings when they see that there are a lot of confirmed expositors. Last year, only one stand place
was free, but this year maybe all the available places will be occupied.
This year, the room where the users meetings is going to be celebrated, has been changed for another
one, so, the tables has changed too. The new sizes are 200*80.
As other years, the access for visitors to the users meeting its free.
Also, the stands are free too, but these expositors that only have 2nd
hand games for sale must pay for the stand.
Here its de prices list:
- If your stand only has got 2nd hand games, you must pay 40€
- If your stand has got 2nd hand game but it also has computers for sale, you must pay 40€. Also, for every computer for selling found in your stand, the final price of the stand will be reduced 3€.
- If your stand represents any MSX related association, a coders group, MSX website, MSX merchandise, MSX music... the stand will be free.
- If you are a game, aplications or software developer for MSX, your space is the Party Zone and is also free registration.
Also, the 2nd hand stand service organized by the AAMSX will be free too.
To book your own booth, just click
and fill the form. We will receive you request, and the booth will be confirmed as soon as possible.
You also can make a reserve of material: MSX computers or televisions for your stand. If you're not
from Barcelona, and you don't want come by car, you've got the possibility of use another transport
and forget the problem of taking with you any heavy and annoying luggage. You can rent us any hardware
you need and we will take it to the users meeting for you. Here its the price of every hardware:
- MSX1 computer withouth disk drive -> 20 euros.
- MSX2 computer with disk drive -> 30 euros.
- MSX2+ computer -> 40 euros.
- MSX TurboR computer -> 50 euros.
- Normal Television 14'' -> 30 euros
- High quality 14''TV (Sony CRT) -> 40 euros
Second Hand Market Service
As every year, we offer you the second-hand market section so you can sell any MSX product that you do not use (games, hardware, books, magazines, ...).
This service is free so we ask that, in order to be agile and not overload our collaborators, follow the rules:
- Only up to 15 items per person can be placed.
- All the material for sale must be 100% related to the MSX.
- The second-hand market closes at 15:00
- Download, print and fill out the product list form. (Download form here)
- Label the products (if possible, in the upper part of the front), with the reference and the price.
If you have any questions, you can contact us in the mail of the association that you will find on our WEB.