Working on improving MicroMusic...

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Van sdsnatcher73

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14-11-2019, 06:09

Manuel wrote:

What are the differences between these replayers then?

I have not investigated the code (that is beyond my skill set). The most noticeable difference is a sort of vibrato effect (not sure if that is the correct term) in replayer 4. The 4 replayers just interpret the music data differently and create different instructions towards the OPLL chip. I guess they needed it to create some effects they could not do with the other replayer. The replayers on all these games is just 512bytes of code, most likely because everything had to run on 64kB machines. Instead of making a more generic replayer that supported all the needed effects (which would increase the memory footprint) they opted for specific replayers. The Tower of Gazzel is the only game btw where they did this. Illusion City comes with a bigger replayer (1024 or 1536 bytes, don’t remember exactly) because of the minimum of 256kB memory available in the MSX turbo R.

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14-11-2019, 06:30

BTW, I had the drop the Tower of Cabin (1 song) because there was no space in the existing TSR. If someone feels up to extending the number of menu entries it could be added back in v3.3...

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14-11-2019, 08:44

I always wondered why noone ever extended this collection. Even when I still had my original MSX's I would use this .TSR while using TED, doing homework or just for the sake of it. I really loved having these songs available unter the push of a button. Anyway, I have update the MicroMusic tot v3.2 on my site as well: here

I really hope someone can re-add Tower of Cabin. And some more of this type of .TSR disks (Konami music anyone?) would also be great.

Van sdsnatcher73

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14-11-2019, 10:13

Another small update because Princess Maker PSG had 1 duplicate song :(

Van sdsnatcher73

Paladin (667)

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20-11-2019, 08:13

Apparently I forgot Xak II and noticed this when starting on the PSG VGM pack for the game. Xak II now includes the PSG tracks and both PSG+OPLL and PSG tracks are in vgm pack order (which is same as OST on egg music). Download from above link.

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