ARMI (DOS COM??)

By sdsnatcher73

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21-03-2019, 19:51

So I have been working on creating Illusion City VGMs pack, and I noticed these RCP files on the disks. Which appeared to be the MIDI songs. On the disk there also seems to be a (MSX-DOS?) program to play back these files, it contains among others the help text:
RCP player ë∞ version 1.00
copyright (c) 1991, H.Yamada/MICROCABIN co.

usage : armi [/n] .rcp

The code from the disk I put in a .bin file. It won't start if I just rename it to .COM. Would be nice to see if this could be turned into something usable (for those who have a A1GT and a Roland soundmodule, I guess). If someone agrees and wants to have a look, here is the file on google drive:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1X_73vABEXfr3QsV5kFQclRDa4g...

Possibly it could also be used to create an RCP player for other MIDI devices (I assume this code works on MSX-Midi only), like SFG/MidiPac/Music Module...

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By mars2000you

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21-03-2019, 20:35

I think you should take a look at this MSX-MIDI music disk created by Near Dark: http://www.meits.nl/downloads/Illusions.zip

By PAC

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21-03-2019, 21:37

Thank you for sharing, I would say that I saw ARMI.COM in the past somewhere... Just to provide more information related, some time ago I found this Japanese website where there is, among other things, a .COM file to extract the RCP files from Microcabin games (a .COM for each game).

http://www7b.biglobe.ne.jp/%7Eleftyserve/soft.htm

After that I converted them from .RCP to .MID with this one:

https://www.vector.co.jp/soft/win95/art/se182775.html

By mars2000you

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21-03-2019, 21:58

PAC wrote:

Thank you for sharing, I would say that I saw ARMI.COM in the past somewhere...

This Wiki page: https://www.msx.org/wiki/MIDI

By sdsnatcher73

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22-03-2019, 06:37

Yes that is even a newer version. Additionally SZMMP, on that same page, can also play RCP files.

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