Clubguide Picturedisk 09
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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 08 was released in June 1991 by Genic. This diskmagazine was also sold as MCM Public Domain disk B47. The general design has been conceived by the Redsoft team, with help from Fony, Shadow and XelaSoft.

The interface and all parts of this demodisk are for MSX2 and higher, with exception for the Dr. Archie Promo. See also section about the musical files.

This demodisk comes with original musics in the FAC Soundtracker 1 format for these parts: Frequency Selector, Menu, Awesome Promo, intro of Squeek Promo 2. For the menu, 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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Fony created for this edition an adequate frequency selector using a seesaw and adding a nice MSX-MUSIC song.

Menu

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A racing game by XelaSoft (coding, mapdesign) and Shadow (graphics, music) serves as menu and has been used on other issues as well. A special PSG effect is combined with a MSX-AUDIO or MSX-MUSIC melody.

Selecting a demo is a matter of driving and bumping into a building. The numerical keys on the keyboard can also be used however.

The map of this menu can be found here.

Number Number
0 Surpassing Promo 5 Dr. Archie Promo
1 The Bullshit Demo 6 Mission X
2 Sampbox 3 Deluxe Promo 7 Microbase Promo
3 Awesome Promo 8 Squeek Promo 2
4 SCC-Musixx Promo 9 Memoflex


Surpassing Promo

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This promo by Mi-Chi and Kaos features a simple scroll text, flanked by graphics from SD-Snatcher and a nice MSX-MUSIC melody. The blue logo shows various types of horizontal waving.

The promo uses a RAM version of the runtime compiler X-BASIC (file PROMO.003 with CALL STATI ON and CALL STATI ON2 as replacements for CALL TURBO ON and CALL TURBO OFF).

In the greetings part, a message to ANMA tells: As you can see, we also typed the Mirage-program from MSX-Magazine Japan.... ANMA wasn't amused and used the intro of their Antirip Demo to make a statement about it.

Direct launching: COLOR1,15,0:RUN"PROMO.LDR"

The Bullshit Demo

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This first demo by Fuzzy Logic prominently shows a gravestone with the text R.I.P. all boring scrolls. Underneath that image there is a scroll text nonetheless.

This scroll is especially the opportunity to explain that the MSX-MUSIC tracker First Rate Music Hall, written by Shadow, is better than FAC Soundtracker as it can contain 4 songs in a 16kB file, while only one song can be found in a 16kB MUS file.

Actually, this demo is enhanced by 4 musics written by Ernst Schuller of Unicorn Corporation. You need to press one of the numeric keys 1 to 4 to hear a different music.

Direct launching: RUN"BULLSHIT.LDR"

Sampbox 3 Deluxe Promo

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A promo for Sampbox Deluxe 3.20, sampler software for the Music Module (MSX-AUDIO + MIDI), created by Maarten Loor, member of N.O.P.

This promo has mouse support and contains 2 samples that you can find by clicking on the question mark.

No direct launching (the samples are not heard outside the interface of the diskmagazine).

Awesome Promo

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A promo for Awesome Episode II, a demo / music disk by Moonsoft with stereo replayer (MSX-AUDIO + MSX-MUSIC).

The long intro scroll includes the announcement of the Awesome Compilation Disk 3 and the features planned for a new tracker (whose working title is Stereotracker, before becoming Moonblaster).

Two songs in FAC Sountracker 1 format are available in this promo and can be chosen using a typical Hi-Fi interface - not an uncommon method among MSX music disks. Note that the music is only mono on the intro screen, but the stereo option is present in the replayer.

Direct launching: RUN"MOONSOFT.LDR"

SCC-Musixx Promo

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A promo for Tyfoon Soft's tracker SCC-Musixx that opens the world of the SCC universe to all MSX fans!

This promo includes 4 songs in SNG format.

Direct launching: RUN"MUSIXX.LDR"

Dr. Archie Promo

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A promo for MSX1 game Dr. Archie, created in 1989 by Microtac (Wijnand and Sjors Derks).

This promo is one of the very few MSX1 productions in the whole line of picturedisks.

Direct launching: RUN"DRARCHIE.LDR"

Mission X

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A tough adventure game with mysterious puzzles, created in 1988 by Cesium-137 (E.Hensen).

It is introduced by an obvious MSX2 MCM screen. Although the graphics of the game itself make think about MSX1, it's actually a MSX2 game as it uses screen 4.

Direct launching: RUN"MISSIONX.LDR"

Microbase Promo

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A promo for Microbase, a data base for MSX2 and higher, created by Microtac (Wijnand and Sjors Derks).

Direct launching: RUN"MICROBAS.LDR"

Squeek Promo 2

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The second promo for the game Squeek by ANMA. Squeek, a game inspired by Konami's Penguin Adventure, is one of the slew of MSX1 games by ANMA.

The large bulk of colors in the intro logo inspired the Royal MSX Force to do the same thing for their demo Warning! This Demo is In Color, but then behind a logo.

Direct launching: RUN"SQ-DEMO2.LDR"

Memoflex

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Memoflex, a MSX2 game, created by B&M Software.

Direct launching: Z=&HC0:POKE&HF677,Z:POKEZ*256,0:RUN"MEMOFLEX.LDR"

Musical files

FAC Soundtracker

Here's the list of files to eventually put on a dedicated FAC Soundtracker music disk, mainly for the people who know how to get these files and adapt them, when they are not directly available on the disk:

Song (MUS) Drumkit (SM1/SM2) Title Composer Part of the Picturedisk
DUTCH - Dutch Weather The Pretender Frequency Selector
HEOROT - Heorot Ernst Schuller Menu (MSX-MUSIC)
HERERULE - We're Here To Rule Knightram Squeek Promo 2 (intro)
KBRPART3 KBRPART3 K.B.R. Part III Coen van der Geest Awesome Promo
SLASH SLASH Slash 'N Burn Ernst Schuller Menu (MSX-AUDIO)
SPMANBOW KBRPART3 Space Manbow Coen van der Geest Awesome Promo


Notes:

  • CGP9MUSI.BIN is actually a special looping version of the FST.BIN driver
  • DUTCH.MUS is crunched with other data in SELECTOR.CRU
  • The Moonsoft files are crunched with other data in MOONSOFT.DAT
  • HERERULE.MUS needs to be extracted from SQ-DEM2B.BIN and adapted
  • SLASH.DAT merges SLASH.SM1 and SLASH.SM2 - see Quasar 04 for separate files

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.

First Rate Music Hall

The BULLSHIT.006 file is actually a PCK file for First Rate Music Hall. It contains 4 musics written by Ernst Schuller of Unicorn Corporation: Nancy & Charly, Let Go, Hell Tracer, Stand Up.

See First Rate Music Hall page for more info.

SCC-Musixx

Four SNG files are available on this disk: FEASILY.SNG - HOUSING.SNG - POEMPJE.SNG - SOLIDAS.SNG. They have been written by the Fony team.

See SCC-Musixx page for more info.