Clubguide Picturedisk 07
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Contents

Introduction

Clubguide Picturedisk was a bi-monthly disk magazine filled with demos, promos and news from the MSX demo scene. Its audience was international though most of its contents was made by Dutch groups and individuals.

Clubguide Picturedisk 07 was released in February 1991 by Genic. This diskmagazine was also sold as MCM Public Domain disk B39. The general design has been conceived by the Redsoft team, with help from Dynamic Duo, FAC and Genic members.

The interface and all parts of this demodisk are for MSX2 and higher. However, see section about the musical files.

This demodisk comes with original musics in the FAC Soundtracker 1 format for the Intro, Menu and News parts. Except for the News part, the musics are different according the computer will use the MSX-AUDIO or the MSX-MUSIC chip, with priority to the MSX-AUDIO chip when both chips are present.

Content

Frequency Selector

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A simple frequency selector in screen 5.

You can go directly to the menu by pressing the Q key on the frequency selector screen.

Intro

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A scroll 'n logo intro in screen 5 with music made in the (back then) new FAC Soundtracker.

Menu

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Eight options in this menu in screen 7 with FAC Soundtracker music. Some options don't allow to go back to the menu.

Direct launching: RUN"MENU.LDR"

The Writing Demo

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A second prerelease of the Fony Demodisk 1 that was currently in development. It uses screen 5 and an original SCC music, written with the SCC Musixx utility.

Note that the part about the SCC drums is exclusive to this promo.

Direct launching: RUN"PD7FDD.LDR"

PSG Sampler Demo

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A promo for the PSG Sampler, created by Michel Shuqair, featuring high quality samples on PSG.

Direct launching: SCREEN 0: WIDTH 80: RUN"SAMPLE.LDR"

Royal Art Promo

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A promo for Royal Art, a demodisk by the Royal MSX Force. This promo features high end code with color screensplits and huge scrollers. Screens 5 and 7 are used. It also has absolutely no sound whatsoever, as the RMF didn't have a composer back then.

Direct launching: RUN"ROYALART.LDR"

Tetris Demo

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A small demo followed by a Tetris game, created in 1990 by Mi-Chi. Only the game part has FM music.

This demo/game uses a RAM version of the runtime compiler X-BASIC (file TETRIS2.BIN with CALL STATI ON and CALL STATI ON2 as replacements for CALL TURBO ON and CALL TURBO OFF).

Direct launching: VDP(10)=0:RUN"TETRIS.LDR"

Amazing Cash Demo

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Playable demo version of Amazing Cash, a fruit machine game by Experience Soft with colorful graphics.

Direct launching: RUN"AMAZING.PRG"

MSX Game

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A game provided by MSX Avengers Doetinchem with the MSX logo as theme. The first part is a sliding puzzle game, the second part is an Arkanoid-like game, the third part is a MSX Jackpot!

Direct launching: RUN"MSXGAME.PRG"

Secret info: press ESC at any moment in any part of the game. A nice surprise is waiting for you!

News

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The news section in screen 7 with FAC Soundtracker music. The corresponding text files are plain ASCII text files.

Direct launching (without music): RUN"NEWS.LDR"

Fast Copy 2.0

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A fast copy utility provided by XelaSoft and working under MemMan 1.1

Direct launching: RUN"FASTC20.LDR" (with the intro) or BLOAD"MEMMAN.BIN",R (without the intro)

It is recommended to use another disk for this utility and to modify FASTC20.BAS as following:

  • add line 5 SCREEN 0: WIDTH 80
  • remove RUN"amazing.prg" from line 80

Musical files

Here's the list of files to eventually put on a dedicated FAC Soundtracker music disk:

Song (MUS) Drumkit 1 (SM1) Drumkit 2 (SM2) Title Composer Part of the Picturedisk
3DMUSIC2 3DMUSIC2 - 3D Music FAC Menu (MSX-AUDIO)
CINDEREL CINDEREL CINDEREL Atomic Cinderella Erik Duijs Intro (MSX-AUDIO)
FIREBIRD - - Firebird Hayo Rubingh News (MSX-MUSIC)
GENIC - - Genic Ernst Schuller Intro (MSX-MUSIC)
PDISKFM - - Chase Ronald Egas Menu (MSX-MUSIC)


Note: INTRO3.BIN is actually a special looping version of the FST.BIN driver

If you don't use the interface of this demodisk, FAC Soundtracker, MIDI Blaster or the FM Music interface, these musical files can be used on MSX1.

For more tips about usage of this musical format, check the FAC Music Disk 1 Wiki page.