PSG arrangements of 1980s SID game musics

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By JohnHassink

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06-02-2009, 13:20

How is PSG underrated? Question

Loads of games with PSG soundtrack are still released each year.

BTW cool to have you here, factor6. Smile

By poke-1,170

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06-02-2009, 14:22

ah I mean, with a c64 there is only the sid chip. Msx has more choice with more soundchips.

as for trackers on msx: http://www.msx.org/downcat10p1.html and I guess that's not all there is.
Keep forgetting what this SCC + PSG tracker was that came out a year or so ago ? the one with
customizable colours.

By wolf_

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06-02-2009, 14:35

By pepax

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06-02-2009, 20:34


By the way, MSX was popular in Finland and Spain too. Smile

AFAIK the Spectravieo MSXes also reached Poland, but most certainly in much much smaller quantities than 8-bit Ataris. Wink
I have yet to hear about any Polish MSX scene though.
MSX has always bean virtually unknown here in Czech Republic; the closest we got was the shipment of 1000 Sord M5 computers to the special socialist shops that sold imported luxury goods, and the subsequent invention of an MSX emulator for them. I still wonder where the author(s) got the MSX games and all the information from at that time. Question

By bcass

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05-10-2009, 14:44

.AY format is just a data dump from the PSG
Actually, this is not correct. AY files contain the original compiled Z80 code extracted directly from the games/demos. They can be loaded back into a real Spectrum/CPC.

By Marq

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05-10-2009, 21:48

.AY format is just a data dump from the PSG
Actually, this is not correct. AY files contain the original compiled Z80 code extracted directly from the games/demos. They can be loaded back into a real Spectrum/CPC.

Sounds like sid tunes to me. The first ay files I've worked with were just register dumps, but during the years they've probably extended the format to accommodate different kinds of content.

There was someone who wanted to play tunes on a real MSX, so here's the MYMPlay project from 11 years ago...
Player for MSX, including a crude converter: www.kameli.net/lt/mymplay.zip
Some ST/Speccy tunes converted to mym format: ftp.kameli.net/pub/mym/

By bcass

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06-10-2009, 00:35

AY files have never contained logged register dumps. There are other PSG formats that have done though, I recall some for the Atari ST (.YM I think). There may have been a few logged formats for the Spectrum and CPC too, but they have nothing to do with the .AY format.

By Marq

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06-10-2009, 08:01

AY files have never contained logged register dumps. There are other PSG formats that have done though, I recall some for the Atari ST (.YM I think). There may have been a few logged formats for the Spectrum and CPC too, but they have nothing to do with the .AY format.

Yeah, my bad. Mixed ym and ay...

By shaiwa

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07-10-2009, 15:56

.AY format is just a data dump from the PSG
Actually, this is not correct. AY files contain the original compiled Z80 code extracted directly from the games/demos. They can be loaded back into a real Spectrum/CPC.

Nope, .AY is dumped data from the PSG.
KSS can contain the Z80 code extracted form the games/demos.

By JohnHassink

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07-10-2009, 22:16

You know, there's quite some experts with excellent knowledge of PSG processing here...
...I really hope one day, a huge tutorial can be written, based on the combined wisdom of you veterans.
It would be a great help to anyone dabbling in the ancient art of chiptune composing. Smile

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