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Amiga/C64 Retro Radio Station

Hemos posted more than 11 years ago | from the blast-from-the-past dept.

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Hot Trout writes "24/7 Streaming Retro Radio bringing to you all those classic game and demo tunes from the 80's and 90's. Mainly C64 and Amiga but also games. This allows DSL users to enjoy their old school fav's in 128 kbps, 44Khz, STEREO. Very very cool ... Check it out at The old Computer @ Retro Radio." I've been reading High Score lately, so retro gaming is great to run through again.

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Kohina (5, Informative)

staili (200478) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235745)

Another good retro radio station is Kohina [kohina.com]

Warning: Goatse.cx link in parent (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235760)

You sick puppy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235920)

I don't what to see some guy's stretched arse.

Nothing to see here, Amiga's dead, just like *BSD (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235746)

FIRST POST (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235747)

First Post! I r0xx0r, j00 all suxx0r!

YOUR FP FAILED.HOW MANY TIMES DID YOU HIT REFRESH? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235753)

dumbass

C64 audio (3, Interesting)

wfmcwalter (124904) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235751)

For anyone who's still interesting in those classic C64 tunes, Chris Abbott (and some other folks, I think) has remade a bunch of C64 tunes with modern equipment - I can strongly recommend his site [c64audio.com]

Anyone remember Rick Dangerous? (2, Interesting)

Komrade S. (604620) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235754)

The faux Indiana Jones themesong from the Amiga 500 classic still haunts me late at night...

THIS GUY HAS SEX WITH TRAFFIC CONES (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235779)

Re:Anyone remember Rick Dangerous? (1)

letoram (40049) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235799)

You do have the chance to once again experience frustration in the shape of digital "entertainment" thanks to

XRick [bigorno.net]

Now if you'd rather give your gameboy advance a severe bashing after stepping into one of those 'less-than-obvious' spike traps for the n'teenth time (if you have a flash-linker of course)

Rick Dangerous Advance [spoutnickteam.com]

You will be able to and hopefully soon.

Re:Anyone remember Rick Dangerous? (1)

Komrade S. (604620) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235954)

Rick Dangerous 2 was the ultimate frustration for me. I'm also extremely surprised that anyone else shares this sort of enthusiasm for the old game. Now, if you liked/had a ROM of Switchblade 2, you would be my new messiah.

Rick Dangerous songs from Amiga on UNIX. (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4236023)

You can obtain amiga songs of Rick Dangerous 1 and 2 from these urls:

http://hangar18.campus.luth.se/exotica/tunes/arc hi ve/CUST-Custom/RickDangerous.lha
http://hangar18. campus.luth.se/exotica/tunes/archi ve/BD-BenDaglish/BD.Rick_Dangerous_2.lha

You can play them with uade: http://www.ee.tut.fi/~heikki/uade.html

Should I pay for a Slashdot subscription? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235755)

No, really? I'm serious. Is it worth it? michael is my favorite editor. I think he is cute and he posts the most bestest stuff.

ARE YOU GHEY? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235767)

This is the worst story posted on /. EVER (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235756)

Good going. Moron.

Nectarine (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235762)

For Europeans, Nectarine [ojuice.net] is where it's at for retro Amiga/C64/PC demo scene and old game music.

Re:Nectarine (1)

pomac (159163) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235886)

And the retroradio posted here is only a Nectarine relay....

Re:Nectarine (2)

Jugalator (259273) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235958)

Aahh... I see. :-P
Well, all credit to the Nectarine then! :-D

It's dead Jim (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235764)

Amiga is dead. Get over it.
Bruce Perens was fired
ESR is a drunkard
FreeBSD 5.0 is a piece of shit
TEH MANDRAEK 0WnZ j00!!!

Re:It's dead Jim (1)

jpop32 (596022) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235814)

> Amiga is dead. Get over it. The Amiga may be dead, but it sure was the last computer worth the emotional attachment. Which is why I have sympathy for all of you living and breathing Linux. Been there, done that. :-)

Re:It's dead Jim (2)

Jugalator (259273) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235858)

Amiga isn't dead [amiga.com]

UADE plays most Amiga music formats (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235768)

If you are interested in listening to old amiga retro songs on UNIX you can use UADE (Unix Amiga Delitracker Emulator).

http://www.ee.tut.fi/~heikki/uade.html

UADE plays approximately 150 sound formats (mod variants, future composer, hippel, brian's sound monitor,david whittaker etc..)

You can obtain songs from Exotica
http://hangar18.campus.luth.se/exotica/

Oh btw. UADE is Free / Open Source Software.

Re:UADE plays most Amiga music formats (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235841)

I've tried it and man does it SUCK. Sounds garbage and crashes all the time.

Re:You're just wrong (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235856)

Of all reports from uade users nobody has claimed it is unstable. And it is not. It seems this is just a troll.

Re:UADE plays most Amiga music formats (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235862)

And the worst thing is, that you won't be able to change the fact that it sounds like garbage, even if you would use any other player.

Re:UADE plays most Amiga music formats (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235866)

s/fact/opinion/
I won't go into debate about Amiga music.

Re:UADE plays most Amiga music formats (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235887)

What a waste of bandwith.

I gave it a try. And all I got was some weird screeching sounds, which didn't resemble music in any way.

Maybe this is just a hoax that feeds random noise to /dev/dsp, or maybe it's just the crappy audio hardware it is trying to emulate.

Re:UADE plays most Amiga music formats (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235897)

In my experience Deliplayer http://deliplayer.com/ is waaaay better.

128kbps 44KHz stereo (2, Interesting)

Zakabog (603757) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235775)

Why? With a 128kbps stream, 3 seconds of audio is larger than most of the games on the C64 and amiga. There's no vocals, complicated guitar riffs, anything else that would need high bitrates, alot of beeps and different pitches, why would you need 128kbps 44KHz stereo?

Re:128kbps 44KHz stereo (1)

MikeDX (560598) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235790)

Although very cool, this does seem like a waste of bandwidth (yes I'm a hypocrite listening to it right now). You can just download a c64 "sid" player here [google.com] and grab a load of tunes here [lemon64.com] . You can even play these sid files in winamp using SidAmp [labyrinth.net.au] . Enjoy

Re:128kbps 44KHz stereo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235815)

Because, if it's been reproduced properly on 'real' hardware, you need some resolution to capture the vagaries of the sound. It's hard to emulate a SID *perfectly*- and they came in at least 3 revisions- which is why there's actually custom hardware out there that recycles them from the old hardware.

The Amiga was the first machine to bring sampled music to the forefront (though it had its share of algorithmic tunes); in that case, you can reproduce the sound pretty accurately, but there are still vagaries of timing (PAL vs. NTSC) and playback to take into account. A 'true' algorithmic chiptune from the Amiga is going to be a fairly complex waveform, and as such, is the sort of thing meant for compression in MP3.

Nobody's got a streaming SID or MOD protocol yet, so... this is one way to get your retro fix on, hopefully accurately.

Re:128kbps 44KHz stereo (5, Interesting)

hrm (26016) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235823)

If you're not emulating the C64 SID chip, you'll need a fairly high-bit (just as high as for "normal" music) mp3 stream to properly reproduce the audio.

The SID chip didn't just beep at different pitches, it was a digital/analog synthesizer on a single chip.

When BYTE magazine compiled a list of the 20 most memorable microchips ever, the SID chip was in there. At the time, it was way ahead of every other sound producing silicon found in home computers. Some considered the Commodore Amiga's fully digital synthesizer chips a step back.

Re:128kbps 44KHz stereo (1)

abiogenesis (124320) | more than 11 years ago | (#4236458)

But IIRC SID had a sampling rate of only 4 kHz, am I wrong? Why should we go more than that?

New Tunes (1)

turgid (580780) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235777)

Don't worry, Roy and Elvis are not only working on a new Amiga and Amiga OS, but also a load of crazy new games and demos with some cool and groovy rock and roll tunes, daddy-o! :-)

Re:New Tunes (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235784)

Damn, I hit submit accidentally instead of "Post Anonymously." There goes my karma! :-)

"New" Amiga delayed again! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235818)

Wouldn't hold my breath waiting for those new tunes...

Nectarine (0)

Wavemaker (301827) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235778)

This isn't the first of this kind, Nectarine [scenemusic.org] has been streaming C64 and Amiga demo music for a few years now.

They even stream from different mirrors, at selectable bitrates.

Alambik Player ??? (2)

MavEtJu (241979) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235782)

Never heard of it, but the stream looks like a normal Shoutcast/Icecast stream and xmms [xmms.org] likes it.

Now if they only started to play Arkanoid... :-)

Re:Alambik Player ??? (2)

richie2000 (159732) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235821)

Now if they only started to play Arkanoid... :-)

I have it as ring signal on my cellphone. It's interesting to see who recognizes it (not many do).

Arkanoid as ringing tune (0, Offtopic)

superkri (590003) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235840)

Me too! :)

Arkanoid Ring Tune (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4236269)

Man - I think I need a new cell phone... the problem would be that I wouldn't answer the call - I'd just enjoy the music and think of the little spacecraft Vaus, trapped in space warped by someone...

Re:Alambik Player ??? (1)

SkankhodBeeblebrox (581971) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235956)

That almost gives me a good justification to owning a cell phone :)

I got a couple of awesome arkanoid theme remixes off of Overclocked Remix [overclocked.org] that were pretty good as well...

America Under Attack (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235783)

Breaking News -- Terrorists have attacked the United States.

Once again, middle-eastern terrorists from Osama bin Ladens' Al Qaeda terrorist network have attacked The United States of America. The attack of September 11, 2001 pales in comparison to this highly coordinated, massive attack.

The White House, the Capitol Building, and the United Nations building are smoldering in ruins after being attacked by truck bombs and hijacked commercial airliners. Thousands of government officials are presumed dead while rescue efforts are being hindered by intense heat and smoke.

There are reports of further attacks in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, New York, Seattle, and Miami.

* Unconfirmed: Rumors are surfacing that the heart of Los Angeles was attacked using multiple 10-ton ammonium nitrate truck bombs detonated in multiple locations.

* Confirmed: Large portion of downtown Chicago sprayed with anthrax via multiple cropduster aircraft. Sadly, the terrorists operating the cropdusters were able to disseminate almost their entire arsenals of anthrax before being shot down by US military F-16's. In this first ever wide-spread biological attack, millions of innocent men, women and children were exterminated like insects.

* Confirmed: Nuclear explosion in New York City. A rental truck carrying an unidentified type of nuclear weapon was detonated in New York City early this morning. Details are sketchy, but US Government officials are saying the blast was somewhere in the magnitude of 15 megatons.

President Bush and Vice President Cheney are believed dead in the White House destruction.

Nuclear strikes have been launched by the United States military against Phillipines, Iraq, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, and Somolia. All of these countries have been hit by at least five Titan II ICBM's and one 100-kiloton thermonuclear warhead; millions are believed to be dead.

Martial law has been declared across the entire US in an attempt to try and control the wide-scale looting in major US cities. High ranking military commanders have assumed control of the military retaliation, as the President and Vice President are presumed dead.

Government officials who weren't killed in the attacks are now attempting to keep control the chaotic country from the bunkers under the White House. The US Government is broadcasting nationwide television and radio announcements to inform the public of the status of the country.

I suggest you all stop what you are doing and spend some time with your families, because quite frankly, World War 3 is upon us.

More details to come.

Re:America Under Attack (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235812)

Why didn't you die instead of 3000 innocent people at WTC, I really wonder.

Re:America Under Attack (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235847)

...innocent...

Forgive my cynicism, but I do feel that in most places in the US, and especially in NY, you would struggle to get 3000 innocent people together. I'm not saying they deserved to die, so don't say they sere innocent.

Re:America Under Attack (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235861)

I fully agree

NYC = BABYLON

Seems a bit pointless (edit) actually it doesn't (1)

Graspee_Leemoor (302316) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235785)

I enjoyed all those great tunes on the 8 and 16 bit micros back in the day and I can see why someone would download emulators and get the songs to play whenever they want. Hell, I'd even nearly sort of sympathise with someone who made a cd for the car.

However I don't see the point of a radio station playing these tunes.

Actually, oops, shoot me, I've figured out a valid reason while typing this: so you can hear songs you've never heard before that you didn't know you liked. In fact I suppose this is the point of all radio stations compared to buying cds (or however you acquire music).

God I'm such a dumbass. Anyway I do have a cold so that's my excuse. Woozy in da head!

graspee

Re:Seems a bit pointless (edit) actually it doesn' (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235813)

SUCK MY PUSSY

Machinae Supremacy (2)

eddy (18759) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235792)

Since I'm not affiliated with the group [machinaesupremacy.com] I can plug them. c64-inspired rock is my own description. They have ~130MByte of music available for download. I know that most of my friends who were into c64 music also dig these guys.

Get the vorbises, not the mp3s.

UADE for UNIX plays over 150 Amiga Sound Formats (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235795)

If you are interested in listening to old amiga retro songs on UNIX you can use UADE (Unix Amiga Delitracker Emulator).

http://www.ee.tut.fi/~heikki/uade.html

UADE plays more than 150 sound formats (mod variants, future composer, hippel, brian's sound monitor,david whittaker etc..)

You can obtain songs from Exotica
http://hangar18.campus.luth.se/exotica/

Re:UADE for UNIX plays over 150 Amiga Sound Format (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235843)

Even more astroturfing!

Re:UADE for UNIX plays over 150 Amiga Sound Format (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235931)

Deliplayer supports 195 formats compared to UADE's feeble support of ~150. Besides I've noticed that UADE has problems with some songs (can't remember which though).

Re:UADE for UNIX plays over 150 Amiga Sound Format (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4236329)

Oh.. You're right. It only plays 150 so it's probably rather useless.

And you're quite right about problems. Deliplayer has no problems with any song.

Amiga! ST! (really OctaMED and Bars'n'Pipes) (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235797)

ST!

Amiga!

ST!

etc.

Seriously though, the Amiga was _much_ better for music than the ST - musicians often fell for the false economy of the ST with it's built in (crappy) midi port, but a midi card for the amiga always provided better much midi anyway, and Amiga Tracker packages, particularly OctaMED SoundStudio [octamed.co.uk] (now available for Windows*), really completely outclassed ST tracker packages. And Amiga Bars'n'Pipes [amigau.com] is still unmatched.

What happened to Bars'n'Pipes? Microsoft bought it, and promptly stopped all development! However, they weren't totally evil: You can still get a (binary-only, no source) copy today from the previous link.

Bars'n'Pipes had a fascinating and extremely powerful UI, where one composed by plumbing components together. Some newer audio packages attempt a similar metaphor, but bar'n'pipes did it better (and in 198x too!). Please, if you're a GUI sound application author, take the time to get Bars'n'pipes up and running on an Amiga Emulator.

* And I know they have an unstable Linux build of OctaMED they're not releasing yet... (mainly because the OSS-lite sound system that's the default in Linux 2.4.x totally sucks, and they don't think the market's big enough if they require ALSA)

Re:Amiga! ST! (really OctaMED and Bars'n'Pipes) (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235805)

Sir, compulsive masturbation causes brain death.

Re:Amiga! ST! (really OctaMED and Bars'n'Pipes) (2)

mccalli (323026) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235914)

Seriously though, the Amiga was _much_ better for music than the ST - musicians often fell for the false economy of the ST with it's built in (crappy) midi port...

Er...no. For soundtracker and computer-based music, there's no argument. The Amiga destroyed the ST (and I was an ST owner).

For pro MIDI-work however, the Amiga never really got a look in. The availability of Cubase on the ST, and the high-res (for the time) mono monitor made for a superb production environment.

Cheers,
Ian

Re:Amiga! ST! (really OctaMED and Bars'n'Pipes) (2)

cluke (30394) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235925)

Actually, MS did eventually release the source for Bars'n'Pipes, and it has undergone many modernising improvements since.

Have a look. [amiga.org]

Another good one.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235804)

http://nectarine.ojuice.net

In fact it almost sounds like the same idea, save for that it's -slightly- more specific than Nectarine is :>

I use UADE. (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235810)

http://www.ee.tut.fi/~heikki/uade.html

uade supports lots of different amiga formats on unix variants (they claim more than 100 formats).

Re:I use UADE. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235836)

Astroturfing!

MSX radio channel (2)

MavEtJu (241979) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235811)

There is even an MSX [msx.org] radio channel [live365.com] .

Amiga songs (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235820)

are the goatse.cx equivalent of audio world.

For the lazy folks... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235822)

The 128kbit stream was here [ipsyn.net] before it was Slashdotted.

Nectarine (4, Interesting)

Jugalator (259273) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235827)

I'm personally a big fan of the Nectarine [scenemusic.net] . Broadcasting music from the demo scene of the 80's and 90's. Timeless Amiga and C64 music such as Second Reality, Nine Fingers, Deadlock, Desert Dreams, and much more. You need this site if ever having owned an Amiga/C64, especially if you had lots of MODs that were lost when switching to PC or was into demos. Check out the Top 50 requested music [scenemusic.net] yourself and let Winamp enjoy playing some excellent retro MOD/S3M music!

I hope that site never dies, and likely it won't since the material they play is either copyright free or played with the author's permission. So it's a free station playing free music.

broadcasting C64 apps (1)

Jantastic (196238) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235828)

I remember recording Commedore64 programs from the radio... which was fun.

Press record on tape _now_ - and after a few minutes of noise you had a program on tape.

It even worked :)

Re:broadcasting C64 apps (2)

Jugalator (259273) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235901)

I wonder what would happen if there was an active RIAA back then. Ban radio tranmissions since they're in violation of the DMCA, as they can be used to circumvent copy protection!

Re:broadcasting C64 apps (2)

MavEtJu (241979) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235924)

Heh, that reminds me of Basicode.

On the dutch radio between 1980 and 1985 there was the computer/science/space program Hobbyscoop and they always had a newsletter in Basic. This was at the time that every computer was different (Z80-based, 6800-based, 8080-based etc etc), with all different kinds of Basics with all different kind of ways to do things (for example, clear the screen, on the MSX it was CLS, on the Philips P2000T is was print chr$(12)). To overcome this problem they has a set of basic-subroutines. For example if you did "gosub 100", you cleared the screen. If you did "gosub 110", you would go to position (x%,y%) on the screen etc. This way the one basic program could be ran on all home-computers at that time.

Every wednesday evening between 19:25 and 19:30 the newsletter was send and it was just like playing an data-tape on your cassettedeck. I taped it and later on with a simple three resistor circuit played it on the printerport of the P2000 and I could read my weekly news about space and the MIR, interesting things regarding computers or if programs were send I could calculate when the next lunar eclipse was or when the next full moon would be etc etc etc.

Oh euh.. Rocketscience? Not really. But it was the beginning of the 80s, when home-computers started to become popular and the reign of the IBM PC hadn't started yet... Way cool stuff :-)

No Alambik needed (3, Insightful)

YeeHaW_Jelte (451855) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235842)

I dunno why Retro Radio insists on using Alambik, probably some commercial reason, because the stream is just mp3's
at http://nectarine.ipsyn.net:8002.
Alambik seems to be Internet Explorer/ Windows only.

Re:No Alambik needed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235926)

I agree Mozilla refused to load the Alambik player. It went to netscape's plugin finder which said I needed NetZip.

Re:No Alambik needed (1)

SkankhodBeeblebrox (581971) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235965)

Opera 6.05 said the same... So it definitely appears the plugin/link are Win/IE limited...

Re:No Alambik needed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4236024)

Ended up loading IE to use that Alambik stuff. Ended up closing it and going back to work. Did hit ctrl-alt-del to bring up my task manager though to check on qlrad.exe and it says that Alambik.exe is loaded 5 seperate times?!? Each time taking up about 4M of ram. What the heck is that all about? Closed them all with no problems, but still, why so many times.

Retro Music ... Ogged! (2)

Jugalator (259273) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235845)

Credits to Machinae Supremacy [machinaesupremacy.com] for using the Ogg Vorbis [xiph.org] format to release free retro music and remixes! (and of course for being swedes like me ;) )

Awesome Gianna Sisters Remix [machinaesupremacy.com]
(you know -- that Super Mario clone for Amiga)

Sidology Episode I - Sid Evolution [machinaesupremacy.com]
(mix of great ogged C64 SID [google.com] music)

Sidology Episode III - Apex Ultima [machinaesupremacy.com]
(more of the same!)

Re:Retro Music ... Ogged! (1)

n3k5 (606163) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235933)

> (you know -- that Super Mario clone for Amiga)

no. giana sisters made their debut on the C64 and were the _prototype_ of super mario bros. once you've played both original versions (on the C64 and NES respectively), it becomes obvious that super mario bros. is a shameless rip-off.

Re:Retro Music ... Ogged! (2)

BigJimSlade (139096) | more than 11 years ago | (#4236370)

Sort of on-topic: I noticed that some (if not all) of the music compo entries at Assembly this year were released in Ogg format. Kudos! Now all I need is support for Ogg in iTunes for my TiBook.

Deathstar's Megademo (1)

DrunkenPenguin (553473) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235848)

Try this [emucamp.com] demo with UAE or Fellow emulators! Some really great tunes from the legendary DEATHSTAR group.

Re:Deathstar's Megademo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235903)

Yeah! That demo is a killer! The planet explosion intro is still today quite unbelievable cool. A lot of ex-Amiga users are using Linux nowadays, too bad they don't bother making demos anymore. Linux would be ideal platform of choice for these oldskool hackers.

Re:Deathstar's Megademo (0)

POds (241854) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235953)

Many people are still writing Demos. Now they write PPC demos. Once was released just recently. Hopfuly with a new platform, an upgraded OS demo making can make a mini compback?

Demo Competition anyone?

<Taken From Amiga.org>
A.D.A. (Amiga Demoscene Archive [planet-d.net] ) is proud to present Kheshkhash, cooperation demo between Encore and Scenic [5th place at Mekka Symposium 2002]. Many thanks to Fusko for contributing 29 (!) pictures from this graphically stunning PPC demo.
</Taken From Amiga.org>

DeliPlayer for Windows (1)

jamesjw (213986) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235867)

I know, I know.. Windows program..
DeliPlayer, a native MOD, C64 and custom Amiga tunes player for Win32.
Thought I'd post the address for it seeing that i use it sometimes when I get nostalgic..

URL is: http://www.deliplayer.com [deliplayer.com]

Maybe useful to those people out there that want to listen to the music from classic Psygnosis games or other custom music formats (195 formats supported including common PC trackers).


Jim.

Waste of bandwidth (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235868)

Get 18000 C64 songs in the transfer volume of 30 minutes 128kBit/s internet radio: The High Voltage SID collection [freeuk.com] .

Swinth (2)

Micah (278) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235878)

Anyone remember Swinth and Swinth II on the C64? Produced awesome music and cool laser effects.

I have VICE installed on my Linux box, but last time I tried I couldn't find disk images for it.

I still have my stack of Commodore disks and my C64 and 1541 disk drive, but haven't bothered to look for the cable to connect it to my PC and get the disk images on my Linux box. If I did that I could finally dump the 64.... VICE really does work great.

Re:Swinth (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235889)

What exactly is VICE? Links please.

I think it was "Swynth" (2)

Just Some Guy (3352) | more than 11 years ago | (#4236242)

If anyone finds or has this program, please email me! I've had one of those songs running through my head from the moment I downloaded VICE (and Forbidden Forest :) a few weeks ago.

How to Good-Bye Depression (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235879)

I think constricting anus 100 times and denting navel 100 times in succession everyday is effective to good-bye depression and take back youth. You can do so at a boring meeting or in a subway. I have known a 70-year-old man who has practiced it for 20 years. As a result, he has a good complexion and has grown 20 years younger. His eyes sparkle. He is full of vigor, happiness and joy. He has neither complained nor born a grudge under any circumstance. Furthermore, he can make wind three times in succession without drawing out.

In addition, he also can have burned a strong, beautiful fire within his abdomen. It can burn out the dirty stickiness of his body, release his immaterial fiber or third attention, which has been confined to his stickiness. Then, he can shoot out his immaterial fiber or third attention to an object, concentrate on it and attain happy lucky feeling through the success of concentration.

If you don't know concentration, which gives you peculiar pleasure, your life looks like hell.

Syntax Error (1)

fred_nd (174737) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235882)

In Sweden there is a public radio show called syntax Error that plays Scene, Retro, Game and console music every thurstay at 20:30.

For more information and to download the episodes checkout:

http://www.syntaxerror.nu [syntaxerror.nu]
http://www.ko2000.nu/syntaxerror/ [ko2000.nu]
http://www.sr.se/p3/frank/syntax.stm [www.sr.se]

/Fredrik

If you rather want to download the music.. (1)

hasse (30390) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235888)

then check out these:

High Voltage SID Collection [c64.org] which contains about 20.000 sid tunes, downloadable as a 32 mb file (seems to be down right now)

Exotica [exotica.fix.no] , lots and lots of vintage Amiga game music and suitable players for download (and check that lovely Team17 logo on their frontpage).

Re:If you rather want to download the music.. (1)

hasse (30390) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235900)

Seems that Exotica actually mirrors the High Voltage Collection. It's here [exotica.fix.no] .

Download and check out music by old legends like Rob Hubbard, Martin Galway, Jeroen Tel, David Whittaker, etc.

Re:If you rather want to download the music.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4235916)

Yeah, Team17 was something else. I really enjoyed their flipper game.

Rob Hubbard a go-go.... (5, Insightful)

mccalli (323026) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235895)

I can't be the only one who doesn't understand why Rob Hubbard was writing computer game music.

He should have been in a band. A good band. A brilliant band. I would still love to hear One Man and His Droid played by a rock band that knows its stuff...

Cheers,
Ian

Re:Rob Hubbard a go-go.... (1)

ahaning (108463) | more than 11 years ago | (#4236261)

Would this be the same Rob Hubbard from dearrob.mod ? I never heard any of his music (AFAIK), but this song is still one of my favorites. Used to listen to it with DMP (shut up!) but now am relegated to the wimpy xmms. If only there was Scream Tracker for linux :-(.

(Actually, at first, I thought you meant Ron Hubbard and was quite surprised to see anyone saying anything good about him here.)

Re:Rob Hubbard a go-go.... (2)

mccalli (323026) | more than 11 years ago | (#4236297)

Would this be the same Rob Hubbard from dearrob.mod ? I never heard any of his music (AFAIK)

Not come across that one - at work right now but I'll download tonight and have a listen.

Chances are very strong, though, that the answer is "yes it is the same person". If you've done any C64 gaming, chances are you'll have heard at least something by him.

To find out more about Rob and what he wrote, go to The Complete Works of Rob Hubbard [freenetpages.co.uk] , where there are interviews and downloads. If you've not heard him before, try at least One Man and his Droid, Sanxion, Master of Magic and Commando. Probably International Karate too.

Cheers,
Ian

brand new NES music (1)

n3k5 (606163) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235971)

virt [vgmix.com] just relased his chip tune disk fx 2.0 [mono211.com] on monotonik [mono211.com] . the professional game musician, who made the soundtracks of several games on the nintendo platform, re-scored 15-year-old nintendo titles from konami, as if he were actually soundtracking them at the time. you can download them there [mono211.com] for beer [c2.com] -- and have a look at that great cover [mono211.com] !

Peercast (-1)

Mr804 (12397) | more than 11 years ago | (#4235979)

This guy should use peercast so he doesn't run out of bandwith! www.peercast.org

Why does it always end up like this.... (1)

pomac (159163) | more than 11 years ago | (#4236013)

As soon as Amiga is mentioned we get a bunch of uneducated morons running around insulting everyone or just beging pains.<br>
<br>
A radio station like this is what slashdot is to most ppl, a collection of info/news/music that we might not know about. Saying, "Just download this and that" is like saying "Why read slashdot when you can read the other newspapers".<br>
<br>
Why rack down on something that is good, do some research, check the facts, then come back.<br>
<br>
And as i told someone before, This Retro radio is just a relay of Nectarine Radio (url avail in the top comments).<br>

uh, just who is the expert... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4236073)

...who says this is f*cking cool?!? Christ, the fact you dorks can even remember those tunes is f*cking pathetic. I guess you prolly played with transformers and shit until you were 15 or 16 as well. Losers.

This *is* Nectarine (1)

omegas (84156) | more than 11 years ago | (#4236120)

The post is a bit misleading... The online radio in question actually is Nectarine, the stream is just played through an online player hosted at theoldcomputer.com. See the Nectarine home page athttp://scenemusic.net/ for more information and stream URLs.

My first computer (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4236142)

This takes me back...
My first computer was an Amiga 2000. Expanded to 8mb of RAM, 100mb hard drive, Workbench 2.1 and even a second disk drive. All I ever did with it was play games.

A few years after I bought it I got a 486 bridgeboard emulator so I could play a few games which I couldn't get for the Amiga *cough*DOOM*cough*.

Best damn system ever.

10,000 tracks. (1)

MrSeb (471333) | more than 11 years ago | (#4236145)

I've named 8000 of them so far -- can anyone beat that? :)

Re:10,000 tracks. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4236199)

Nope. You won.

Blast from the Past Dept. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4236157)

Did you really have to call it that?
We're getting emotionally 'bombarded' media-wise enough at the moment thanks.

Ohh sweet memories! (1)

miffo.swe (547642) | more than 11 years ago | (#4236185)

We have a radioshow here in sweden that plays only this kind of music. I listen to it every time and now with this avaliable i can totally scrap my mp3 collection of Britney Spears!

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