Playing MoonBlaster songs from MSX-DOS

Par Roland007

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04-12-2019, 20:17

Is there a tool I can use to play Moonblaster songs from the MSX-DOS prompt? The Impact disks for example have great music but because I don't know which tool to use, I either have to boot from the floppy OR load Moonblaster.

So is there a command line tool that I can use and say
play fileX DrumkitX

and enjoy the music?
(sorry if its been asked more than one time)

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Par Meits

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04-12-2019, 21:30

That'd be FAC Soundtracker.
I know there's something for Moonblaster but that's not going to help you here. If you want to play Moonblaster files you can search for MBMPLAY.COM.
But be advised: Moonblaster music does store to some extend which samplekit to use but is half of the time wrong. Neither does it store if music was composed for 50Hz or 60Hz.
Here is a collection of Moonblaster files sorted in 50/60Hz folders and having the correct samplekit metadata embedded so you know what samplekit to load.

Par Manuel

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04-12-2019, 23:15

I found this somewhere:
MBLOAD songfile.MBM [drumfile.MBK]

File also says:

Moon-Blaster music loader v1.00 for TSR
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replay routine (p) Moonsoft
replay routine (c) Stichting Sunrise
TSR version    (p) ErikTronic
Music playing ......
Moon-Blaster music loader v1.00 for TSR
---------------------------------------

Par ToriHino

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05-12-2019, 18:38

I want to add support for MoonBlaster (MBM, MFM and MWM) to RoboPlay as well. For MBM and MWM I already found some file format specifications (or player source code), but not for MFM. Is this anywhere to be found?

Par Grauw

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05-12-2019, 19:02

Par ToriHino

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05-12-2019, 19:47

Grauw wrote:

@ToriHino MBFM103A.LZH MBFMPLY.PMA MBFMSRC.PMA

Great, thanks!

Par Roland007

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06-12-2019, 18:19

Manuel wrote:

I found this somewhere:
MBLOAD songfile.MBM [drumfile.MBK]

File also says:

Moon-Blaster music loader v1.00 for TSR
---------------------------------------
replay routine (p) Moonsoft
replay routine (c) Stichting Sunrise
TSR version    (p) ErikTronic
Music playing ......
Moon-Blaster music loader v1.00 for TSR
---------------------------------------

And where did you find this program? Its not in the FTP archive nor the download page on MSX.org. Googling mbload and MSX doesn't give useful results. Thanks!

Par Manuel

Ascended (16034)

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06-12-2019, 18:46

I found it on my MSX harddisk and assumed it could be found somewhere on the interwebz... Looks like Latok is also distributing it: https://www.msx.org/forum/msx-talk/general-discussion/moonbl... :)

You can send him or me an e-mail if you like...

Par Roland007

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06-12-2019, 19:45

Thanks!