LAST MINUTE INFORMATION !
Because I wanted the best possible game, the development of BINARY LAND MSX continued until the last minute! That's why there are some cartridge features that are not mentioned in the game manual.
External PSG Support
If your MSX has an external PSG (sound processor) in an expansion cartridge, you can use it with the Binary Land game. Press the "P" key on the keyboard at MSX startup until the title screen appears to send all game sounds to the external PSG.
MSX2 - 50Hz Boot
On MSX2 and higher computers, Binary Land starts in 60Hz mode (NTSC), but if you don't have a compatible screen, you won't get an image. To force the game to start in 50Hz mode, press the "F3" key on the keyboard at MSX startup until the title screen appears.
MSX2 - 50Hz / 60Hz
On MSX2 and higher computers, during the game, the "F3" key allows you to switch between 50Hz and 60Hz modes.
MSX2 - MSX1 Emulation
On MSX2 and higher computers, press the "F5" key at MSX startup until the title screen appears to switch to MSX1 mode!
In the game package, you will find Haribo candies called "Red Love" and "Car en sac," and here is their composition:
"Red Love" Jelly Candy
No artificial colorings / Ingredients: glucose syrup; sugar; gelatin; dextrose; acidifier: citric acid; flavor; coloring: anthocyanins; glazing agents: white and yellow beeswax, carnauba wax. Keep away from heat and humidity. May contain traces of WHEAT, MILK.
ENERGY VALUE (KJ) 1470
ENERGY VALUE (KCAL) 346
FAT (G) <0.5
SATURATED FATTY ACIDS (G) <0.1
CARBOHYDRATES (G) 79
SUGARS (G) 51
PROTEIN (G) 6
SALT (G) <0.01
"Car en sac" Coated Licorice Flavored Candy
Ingredients: sugar; molasses sugar syrup; WHEAT flour; starch; licorice extract; maltodextrin; flavor; colorings: curcumin, carmine, brilliant blue FCF, vegetable carotenes; salt; emulsifier: mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids; acidity regulator: sodium hydrogen carbonate; glazing agents: white and yellow beeswax, carnauba wax. Keep away from heat and humidity.
Energy Value: 1532 kJ / 361 kcal
Fat: 0.6 g
of which saturated fatty acids: 0.2 g
Carbohydrates: 87 g
of which sugars: 72 g
Protein: 2.1 g
Salt: 0.29 g
Information & legal notice
BINARY LAND MSX is a recode of Hudson Soft's BINARY LAND game for the Nintendo Famicom (c) 1985, made from scratch.
Original games created by Kikuta Masaaki (菊田 昌昭) and Okumura Megumi (奥村 恵) edited by Hudson Soft Japan in 1985.
MSX version coded by Eric Boez (with FUSION-C 2.0 SDK) (64KB ROM).
Minimal requirements to use this cartridge game is a MSX or MSX2 computer with 64KB of RAM minimum.
Scenario and story of this version imagined by Eric Boez, also made the design and layout of the manual, the design of the game cover, the design and layout of the website, the organization and manufacture of cartridges.
Characters created with Mid-Journey and Dall-E, reworked with Photoshop 2023. Other software used: Sublime text Code Editor, Affinity Publisher, Sparkle, Fusion-C SDK with openMSX emulator, nMSXtiles.
Manufacture of Gurin and Malon dolls Christine Lebecque.
Translation of the text in Catillian made with Chat-GPT reworked by Josep Bonet i Domènech.
Translation of the text in Japanese made by Chat-GPT, reworked by Maehiro Kazutoyo (前廣 和豊).
Thanks to Josep Bonet i Domènech, Maehiro Kazutoyo, GDX, Sebastien Guebels for their tests and bug reports.
(c) 2023 copyright Eric Boez (EBSoft Studio) - No right reserved - Creative Commons CC BY-SA 4.0 license