Hello everyone! Flyd here. (#introduction v0.2)
I'm someone in a corner of Fedi that is living a quiet life with sticky notes and scraps of paper all around themselves.
I'm a #cognitivescience and #computerscience student that appreciates #cute things and internet #memes. I love a good stroll #outside and seeing things grow (especially people!). I also like #stationary; a walk in a large store just lightens me up!
That's about it! Feel free to ask for more about me or send me a message. Let's be friends!
@bitsofbas Wow you have an MSX? Despite all I said, I never really had a home computer.
@flydelion Comes with the age, I guess 😜 I used them in the eighties because that was the thing to have, rather than a PC.
@bitsofbas Do have an advice regarding this? I do not own any "retro" devices. Do you consider emulators to be "good enough"?
@flydelion If you're just starting out, I'd definitely stick to emulators.
Depending on where you live, it might be quite the investment to get original hardware and a screen.
When you decide you like it, there's a million options to spend money on a wide range of MSX or other retro hardware.
Most people will need the "nostalgia" drive to get into real hardware, I'd love to be seen proven wrong though! 😅
If you're interested, ask away!
@flydelion #emulators such as #openMSX are a good way to get started enjoying the library of #MSX software available, and developing #homebrew, especially with the use of available debuggers.
But as @bitsofbas can probably attest to, testing on real hardware periodically, and especially before release, is still important as not everything is 100% accurately emulated yet.
Fortunately there are plenty of active MSXers online still, and a wide variety of flashcarts available to test ROMS.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.