Talent TPS-312
This page was last modified 19:35, 17 January 2021 by Mars2000you. Based on work by Rderooy.

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Description

Computer

The Talent TPS-312 is a special version of the TPC-310 with only 64kB RAM and 64kB VRAM.

It was used in Argentinian secondary schools.

Brand Talent
Model TPS-312
Year 1987
Region Argentina
Launch price
RAM 64kB in slot 1
VRAM 64kB
Media MSX cartridges
Video Yamaha V9938
Audio PSG (YM2149 integrated in MSX-Engine S1985)
Chipset Yamaha S1985
Keyboard layout QWERTY with "ñ" and accents keys
Extras MSX-Write (Word Processor), MSX-Plan (Spreadsheet)
Emulation ROM dump needed. See this thread for details

Firmware

This computer comes with 2 built-in applications:

  • the Word Processor MSX-Write that can be launched from BASIC with CALL WRITE or _WRITE (back to Basic with reset by using the R option in menu)
  • the Spreadsheet MSX-Plan that can be launched from BASIC with CALL MSXPLAN or _MSXPLAN (back to Basic with reset by using the F10 key)

Pictures

Talent TPS-312 MSX-Write
Talent TPS-312 MSX-Plan

Specifications

The Talent TPS-312 is a MSX2 with a Z80A from SGS (Z8400AB1) and an MSX-Engine S1985 from Yamaha.

As the VRAM size is only 64kB, SCREEN 7 and 8 can't be used. However, it is possible to add more RAM and VRAM.

Slot Map

Help needed
The below slot-map is an assumption, it needs to be checked on a real machine.
Slot 0 Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3-0 Slot 3-1 Slot 3-2 Slot 3-3
Page C000h~FFFFh 64kB
Memory
Mapper
Cartridge
Slot
Mirror Expansion
Bus
Page 8000h~BFFFh MSX-Plan
Page 4000h~7FFFh Main-ROM MSX-Write
Page 0000h~3FFFh Sub-ROM Mirror
  • The MSX-Plan ROM is a 32kB ROM - 4000h-BFFFh, which is mirrored (4000h-7FFFh is mirrored to C000h-FFFFh and 8000h-BFFFh is mirrored to 0000h-3FFFh)

Connections

  • RF output
  • RGB output
  • Centronics compatible Parallel port for a printer
  • Tape recorder connector
  • 2 general connectors (MSX joysticks, mouse, paddle controllers, ...)
  • 1 cartridge slot
  • 1 expansion bus slot