Games: Splink by Gary Green

April 2, 2013 in Basic, Coding, Games, RSP2012

splink1Gart Green presents Splink, the first game for the MSX computers to enter Retrospectiva 2012.

Splink is a puzzle game in which you must guide 4 blue symbols  to their matching green targets while avoiding the deadly skulls.

The game is controlled with the keys 1 2 3 4 to move the symbols (all the symbols move at the same time in different directions) and the key 0 to stop the movement.

Splink is released simultaneously on the One Game a Month challenge.


  • Name: Splink
  • Author: Gary Green
  • Platform: MSX
  • Description: The aim of this game is to guide your 4 symbols to their matching targets as quickly as possible, whilst avoiding the deadly skulls. Use keys 1234 to move each symbol (each symbol moves in a different direction to each other one). Use 0 to stop movement.
  • Tools used: BlueMSX

splink2The archive contains the game as a cassete (.CAS) image.

Juegos: Splink por Gary Green

April 2, 2013 in Basic, Coding, Games, RSP2012

splink1El primer juego para MSX presentado en Retrospectiva 2012 viene de la mano de Gary Green.

Splink es un juego de ingenio en donde debemos guiar 4 simbolos azules hasta sus respectivos simbolos en verde, evitando las calaveras.

El juego se maneja desde el teclado con las teclas 1,2,3,4 para mover los simbolos (todos los simbolos de mueven al mismo tiempo) y la tecla 0 (cero) para detener el movimiento.

Splink es presentado simultaneamente en el desafio One Game a Month.


  • Nombre: Splink
  • Autor: Gary Green
  • Plataforma: MSX
  • Descripción: El objetivo del juego es guiar a tus 4 simbolos a sus metas correspondientes tan rápido como sea posible, mientras se evitan a las mortales calaveras. Usa las teclas 1 2 3 4 para mover cada simbolo (cada simbolo se mueve en una direccion diferente del resto). Usa 0 para detener el movimiento.
  • Herramientas utilizadas: BlueMSX

splink2El archivo contiene el juego en formato .CAS

Gfx editors and utilities

September 27, 2012 in GFX, RSP2012

This is a small selection of graphic editors and utilities for some of the platforms allowed on the competition.


Atari Interlaced Studio 1.4.7 (Windows): Graphic editor with support for many graphic modes, including interlaced ones. Can export as executable files (.XEX). Link


Ghetto Image Converter (PC): PPM to HGR2 image converter, requires a PC with lua 5.1. Link


NUFLI editor (C-64): NUFLI editor. Link

Project One (Windows): Editor/Converter for Hires/Multicolor/AFLI/FLI/IFLI/Drazlace modes. Link

GangEd (Windows): Very basic Hires/Multicolor & semigraphic modes editor.  Can export Hires/Multicolor as executables. Link

ConGo (Windows): Image viewer/converter, can export Hires/Multicolor/IFLI/FLI/MCI as executables. Link


MSX Paint IV (MSX2): Screen 5, 6, 7 y 8 editor. Requires mouse. Link

piroPaint 9918 (Windows): Screen 2 editor. Link

MSX Screen Conversor (Web): PNG/GIF/JPEG to Screen 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 y 12 converter. Link


OCP Art Studio (Spectrum 48K): Complete graphic editor. Link

ZXpaintyONE (Web): ZX-81 semigraphics editor, written in HTML5. Link

ZX-Paintbrush (Windows): SCREEN$ editor for the ZX-Spectrum. Link