Unfortunately Near Dark had to cancel their trip to Nijmegen and therefore wasn't able to promote D3SK, their third edition of game covers, from their first "own" booth since 1994, when they first started making music disks. Of course this is no reason to keep it under the lid until a next fair.

Near Dark wants to share this Moonblaster stereo music disk with all the MSX freaks world wide who like old school releases. For free! What to expect of D3SK (alias dIIIsk) De Idiootste Spellen Koffers part 3? There are no less than 25 covers of various games, from 1:1 covers from MSX Music supported games to souped up PSG games and rearranged SCC music. Don't waste your time listening silence, go to Meits' website and be the first one in your town to enjoy Near Dark's latest!

Graphics and music were made on MSX exclusively, but they cheated a bit on coding by using openMSX for its flexibility when stuff crashes.

Relevant link: D3SK

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By mars2000you

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24-01-2015, 01:40

Excellent work as usual with Meits! I don't know why, but it seems me the best work since Jarretenk in the Meits works using stereo Moonblaster (and Jarretenk remains my number one with Alto for the Moonsound excellence !!!).

By gdx

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24-01-2015, 01:57

That sounds good.

By francisco.moralesurena

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24-01-2015, 12:49

THANKS FOR ALLS MUSICS DISKS,GREATS SOUNDS STEREO MOONBLASTER......

By supmsx

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24-01-2015, 21:18

Great Meits ...as usual Wink

By Grauw

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25-01-2015, 00:53

Just finished listening, I have to echo the comments above, a lot of great covers! Smile

By Meits

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25-01-2015, 01:03

This one should be in the intro first but it was too silly :D

By Yodd

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25-01-2015, 06:32

Awesome music disk.

Is it supposed to work with a Moonblaster compatible cart? I have a DalSori cart and don't get any audio from it's output jack with this music disk. But I still get audio from the internal audio out on my Sony 2+ machine.

By marcoo

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25-01-2015, 09:34

@ Yodd moonsound is not a moonblaster this means jou need a fm-pac en music module

I have trouble to download the music disk

By Meits

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25-01-2015, 11:44

Yodd:
This is the hardware needed to play the music:

When reading the download page, you might run into this:

Quote:

Note 2: The music was made using MSX-Music and MSX-Audio each on their own speaker. Playing the music on any other way will result in a music experience which was not intended.

;)

Still having trouble marcoo? cause it does work.

By marcoo

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25-01-2015, 12:25

it looks like the browser is only searching for the file and after a while it's cancelled downloading
tryed it with firefox and IE but both gives an error

By Meits

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25-01-2015, 12:48

Tried it in Firefox and IE on my computer and Chrome and some built in browser on my phone not using wifi (meits.nl is on my nas)... All attempts were successfull...

Contact me via my user profile so I can e-mail it to you.

By Manuel

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25-01-2015, 13:23

You have to know that you have to click the large image though Tongue

By Meits

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25-01-2015, 13:32

My guess was that one would keep on reading until a link is found...

By valkyre

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25-01-2015, 14:56

Anyone know where i can get an audio card from?

By anonymous

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25-01-2015, 20:28

Quite expensive. Or to be more accurate, friggin' expensive... But here's one...
They pop up quite frequently...

By valkyre

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25-01-2015, 18:05

Well it sounds stunning with just an fm pac. I will add the philips module to my msx things to buy list 2015.

By Meits

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25-01-2015, 18:11

In the meanwhile you can emulate it in openMSX with the mbstereo extension plugged in. FM-PAC is less than 50% of the music Wink

By mars2000you

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25-01-2015, 18:31

Or blueMSX on Windows, CocoaMSX on Mac OS X.

By Meits

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25-01-2015, 18:57

any of 'em... as long as you use the mb stereo formule, which is MSX Music on one side and MSX Audio on the other. Don't mix them on one channel.

By mars2000you

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25-01-2015, 19:37

Meits, that's a question of personal preference. I've checked several songs of your DSK and for me, I repeat for me, completely apart channels for each sound chip is not the best option. The blueMSX audio mixer allows to adjust what you want to hear for each sound chip, including the volume, exactly as on a physical audio mixer. One thing is the creator's choice, another thing is the end-user's choice.

I should not have precised that if you didn't have again repeated the same 'traditional mantra'. And you know that I really like all Near Dark creations, so it's not a negative feedback, just a question of freedom!

By marcoo

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25-01-2015, 19:38

Thanks Meits for the service, nice musix

By Grauw

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25-01-2015, 20:56

Meits wrote:

Quite expensive. Or to be more accurate, friggin' expensive... But here's one...
They pop up quite frequently...

Yeah I wouldn’t get that one, too expensive. You can get one for half that. Keep an eye on Marktplaats and eBay.

By valkyre

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25-01-2015, 21:08

Cheers guys, i will keep look out for 1.

By mesiasmsx

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26-01-2015, 12:50

!Excellent!

By Yodd

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26-01-2015, 18:03

marcoo wrote:

@ Yodd moonsound is not a moonblaster this means jou need a fm-pac en music module

I have trouble to download the music disk

Doh! I meant moonsound cart.

My Sony has the FM sound built in so I am good to go.

By PAC

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26-01-2015, 18:19

Great compositions. Congratulations mainly for the covers choosen because they are not normally included in music disks or arrangements. New and fresh stuff! Tongue

By Manuel

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26-01-2015, 23:00

Yodd wrote:

My Sony has the FM sound built in so I am good to go.

Yeah, except that you miss half of it... (Your Sony has MSX-MUSIC, but the disk is meant for both MSX-MUSIC and MSX-AUDIO as it says...)

By Yodd

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27-01-2015, 12:22

Manuel wrote:
Yodd wrote:

My Sony has the FM sound built in so I am good to go.

Yeah, except that you miss half of it... (Your Sony has MSX-MUSIC, but the disk is meant for both MSX-MUSIC and MSX-AUDIO as it says...)

Well damnit...

By Randam

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21-02-2015, 19:51

Excellent music disk!! Thanks for all the effort you put in.