8 players simultaneously

By aoineko

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07-03-2023, 16:04

Is there any game on MSX that can be played with 8 players simultaneously?

It's to know if I can claim this achievement. ^^

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By santiontanon

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07-03-2023, 17:19

I can't remember any! There was "Conclave of Darklord" by Nobuaki Washio that featured 6 simultaneous players ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLtoag0rD50 ), but I do no remember any with 8!

By aoineko

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07-03-2023, 18:04

2 players with joystick + 4 players on the keyboard?

By santiontanon

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07-03-2023, 18:35

I think its one player per computer, and they connect via network (if I remember correctly)

By Sandy Brand

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26-03-2023, 21:34

(Apologies for the late reply, and shameless self-promotion Tongue )
Stracon 2 supported up to 8 players by establishing a MIDI link between 2 Music Modules.

I also saw a similar sort of setup on one of the Dutch MSX fairs once, where someone made a multiplayer Tetris? I can't remember the name of the game, but also supported quite a lot of players I think.

By Sylvester

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26-03-2023, 22:39

The Tetris game you mean is Triplex and can be played with up to 16 players, when connecting MSX computers via MIDI cables using a Philips Music Module.

By aoineko

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27-03-2023, 08:03

How « MIDI link between 2 Music Modules » allows to play up to 8 players on the same machine?

By Sandy Brand

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27-03-2023, 11:05

Ah okay, I wasn't aware that you were talking about 8 players on a single machine.

For Stracon 2, it was 4 players per machine, so you needed 2 machines in total Smile

Triplex needs 16 machines it seems (thanks for the link btw! Smile )

By Danjovic

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27-03-2023, 12:53

I don't know any MSX games that support 8 player but for new developments it suits well with collective sports like Volleyball and Dodgeball, or even an 8 track running game.

And there is a homebrew game from Atari 2600 named Fall Down that can be escalated to multiple players. Yet on Atari 2600 there's an 8 player game named Vroom which looks like a slot car game.