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Postby organic io » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:09 pm

Maybe I didn't make it clear enough that vst's are against the spirit of this compo. Is that too harsh?
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Postby chunter » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:17 pm

It's clear, but it's a good way to practice
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Postby organic io » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:02 pm

chunter wrote:It's clear, but it's a good way to practice


Truf. Well at least we have a few weeks to practice, get software setup, and tested :)
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Postby organic io » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:24 am

Having trouble getting a C64 emulator to run a tracker so far. Gonna mess with some conversion programs.

Anybody else having troubles? :D
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Postby Airmann » Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:22 pm

organic io wrote:Maybe I didn't make it clear enough that vst's are against the spirit of this compo. Is that too harsh?


totally ok ! C64 Emu is an interesting choice, too. Any recommended emulator

BTW: nice tune Chunter ... authentic C64 sounds !
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Postby Airmann » Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:25 pm

organic io wrote:
chunter wrote:It's clear, but it's a good way to practice


Truf. Well at least we have a few weeks to practice, get software setup, and tested :)


But I hope people don't create their tunes, already :-? Is that too harsh ;-) ?
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Postby shadowbane » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:31 am

My current progress is downloading goattracker...
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Postby chunter » Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:15 pm

You guys have me inspired to attempt cybertracker again. I have four C64s that have collected dust for the past four years, maybe I should see if they work. I wonder if I have room to set one up at the gf's house?
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Postby organic io » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:34 pm

Awesome chunter. I just got Cybertracker working today on PC64 in DOS. The interface isn't too bad. Fairly intuitive and similar to other trackers. Need to print the list of keys and effects though. You can draw your own instruments, or you can import instruments that other people have made (there is a big pack of them on the cybertracker download site)

And Airmann, as far as emulator... I don't know much about C64 but I know that Vice has been around a long time, and has ports for several different platforms. (Or maybe just DOS and Windows?)
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Postby chunter » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:54 pm

Depending on what is failing in the emulator, a common "rookie" mistake is to leave "Fast 1541 emulation" (or similar) turned on. "Slow" or "Perfect" emulation should be used if you are having problems with disk loads. This is because most programs had written machine-perfect load-and-decompress code for the CPU in the 1541 drive to try to work around a horrendously slow protocol.

(For perspective's sake, Flight Simulator II took twenty minutes to load and run. This is not an exaggeration.)

My other response to failing emulation is to try another emulator. VICE, Frodo, and PC64 are the ones I'm familiar with, and I had the best luck with VICE.

(My "8-bit eyes" symbol was drawn on a C128 and screencapped in VICE. It was part of a picture of an animated cat.)
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Postby Airmann » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:15 pm

chunter wrote:My "8-bit eyes" symbol was drawn on a C128 and screencapped in VICE. It was part of a picture of an animated cat.)


That's funny Chunter ... I was already wondering what those eyes could mean. My E-Logo is also pixel drawn (but on PC)


Thanks for the Emulator hint guys. Maybe I'll give that Cybertracker a shot.
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