#243 NTT Captain Multi Station (CMS) emulation

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nobody
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2012-11-10
2012-11-10
SD Snatcher
No

Please add support for the Captain Multi Station. It's an unique and interesting machine. And the only MSX to have the V99C37 video coprocessor built-in.

http://www.konamito.com/ntt-captain-multi-station-cms

Discussion

  • Only possible if we get into close contact with an owner of such a machine to investigate the memory layout, get the ROMs dumped. Actually a technical manual would be of great use to find out the I/O mechanisms and the memory map.
    Furthermore, that video coprocessor can not be emulated at all until someone finds specifications or is willing to find out what it does altogether.

    Simply requesting the feature without all of this is not much of help...

     
  • SD Snatcher
    SD Snatcher
    2012-11-10

    • priority: 5 --> 3
     
  • SD Snatcher
    SD Snatcher
    2012-11-10

    Yes, you're right. I know this is another very rare machine and there's very little documentation about it.

    Since openMSX is an opensource project, my idea on opening this kind of request (like the Victor HC-95 one) is to try to gather more people to contribute by:

    1) Get the official openMSX team statement on if they have interest on emulating such hardware
    2) To create a placeholder on the Net, so anyone who got access to such machine and googled for keywords like NTT, CMS, Captain Multi Station, V99C37 would find this thread, know if the openMSX wants or not to emulate it, and be interested on contributing by dumping the ROMs, reversing engineering circuits etc
    3) People could then easily add attachments, links and textual information.

    It was my mistake for not jumping steps and letting my intentions clear, sorry. But please keep this in mind for any future requests.

     
  • SD Snatcher
    SD Snatcher
    2012-11-10

    Errata: It was my mistake for jumping steps and NOT letting my intentions clear,
    sorry. But please keep this in mind for any future requests.

     
  • SD Snatcher
    SD Snatcher
    2012-11-10

    This guy from Japan seems to be gathering information on the Captain CMS. He even has an YouTube channel about it:

    http://www.quixotia.com/captain.html