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Geek Culture / SIDs anyone?

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Tywald
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Posted: 19th Dec 2002 16:53
Just curious, how many how you have listening to a SID file?
MrTAToad
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Posted: 19th Dec 2002 17:45
I have...

Good news everyone! I really am THAT good...
Oh my, yes...
ZomBfied
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Posted: 19th Dec 2002 19:17
I used to play them on my c six fo.

ZomBfied
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Posted: 19th Dec 2002 19:17
...why do you have some sids for us?

Incandescant
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Posted: 19th Dec 2002 23:47
whats a SID?
some old file format?

sorry, not been on the computing scene all that long, was a late starter

System: Athlon TBird 800Mhz, 320MB RAM, GeForce 2MX440, DX8.1
Hubdule
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Posted: 20th Dec 2002 01:00
You want SID files

Then get them here ...
http://www.hvsc.c64.org/

one archive with over 19000 SID Tracks ... also get SIDPlay, a WINAmp plugin ... then the good old days are back ... If you listen 24/7 then you have over 30days SID music non stop hehe ...

Have fun with that ...

Shadow Robert
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Posted: 20th Dec 2002 01:41
i don't remember them ... but then never really been into Music technology

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Tywald
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Posted: 20th Dec 2002 09:39
For you who don´t now what a SID file is:

Well, did you remeber the Commodore 64? I´ll just call it C64 to keep it short. It was one of the most popular home computer as well the Sinclair,BBS and some other which i have forgotten the name of. (No, not Amiga, it came later.)
One of the thing that most people liked was not only the games but the awsome sound (on that time) that it could produce from a chip called SID. It could play three tunes (wow! big time!) and a digitalized one.

Now, the C64 is old and most people have forgotten it and are playing on 2+ ghz computers whit their Soundblaster Audigy. But if you want to hear the music from the C64 time you can download so called SID files and play them on your computer. (And they´re pretty small to)

-Tywald
Tywald
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Posted: 20th Dec 2002 09:43
Yes, i have some files (+600) that i´m listening on right now.
Golgo13
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Posted: 20th Dec 2002 10:04
Hey Tywald-the C64 was one of the coolest systems back in the days when real men had to make their own autoexec.bat files for configuring EMS amd XMS.

Remember games like 'Arctic Fox' and 'Airborne Ranger'?
I played the hell out of Gunship and F-117 Stealth Fighter. And you could use an old Atari 2600 joystick in the ports as well! How cool was that? One of my fave pices of game music was from Max Norman's 'Forbidden Forest'. I still can't get it out of my head. Eerie stuff.

Kangaroo2
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Posted: 20th Dec 2002 12:54
lol I remember typing "edit autoexec.bat" all tooo many times

I loved my C64 and have indeed recently downloaded SIDs. As for the other major competitors, well I remember the old Commodore C16 and C64s, the Spectrum 48/128k, and the Amstrad CPC as being the major players of the time, which l8r moved on to Amigas and Atari ST. And obviously through the mid 80s to '90 you had NES and SegaMasterSystem, with GameBoy in 89, Game Gear in 90, and the SNES and Megadrive/Genesis in 1991. I won't even go in2 the 'failed' machines...

Ahhh the good old Days

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Van B
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Posted: 20th Dec 2002 13:19
I loved the C64, the music was really good. Sorta had a funky sound to it, like it was a propper synthesizer. It's funny to remember the manual you got with the C64, it had a basic example at the back, showing howto program the SID chip and make little tunes. After about 3 day typing you end up with a little keyboard with changable sounds.

My favourite C64 music was on Robocop, it was featured on an Ariston advert (and on, and on, and Ariston "do dododo dodo dodo do do"), you might remember it. The Atari ST had some nice chip music too, people dissed it in the day, cos it was basically the same as a SID chip, but people don't realise that these were little chips that could run a little program to play interupt music - without slowing down the CPU.


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Tywald
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Posted: 20th Dec 2002 13:24
Hehe, Golgo13 did you use an old Atari joystick? I used the SEGA Megadrive joypad!

I didn´t remember an of those game you mentioned but since there was a lot of games available for the C64 i may have been playing one of them.

Haven´t heard the "Forbidden Forest" music (yet), i think my favourite sid is "Lightforce" by Rob Hubbard (Damn great music he composed!) and some of Chris Hülsbecks works are also great!

-Tywald
Van B
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Posted: 20th Dec 2002 14:58
Yeah, Rob Hubbard was the man on the C64. Jochen Hippel (Mad Max) was amazing on the Amiga and ST.


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Posted: 20th Dec 2002 19:12
I want a SidStation for xmas.

Shadow Robert
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Posted: 20th Dec 2002 21:42
Ahh C64... lol never had one of them
i knew only one person who did, most people had like an A500|A500+ or something else - like Sinclair Z80, Amstrad CPC64, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro well you get the idea.

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