Posted 30 October 2016 - 08:17 AM
I don't know if this has been posted already, sorry if it has. (I'm also not sure if this is the right subforum, but anyway)
Some people from the Acorn/BBC computer community have ported the songs from Sonic 1 and Sonic Chaos to the BBC Micro. I thought people here might appreciate it.
I think it's really cool myself. From what I can tell, the sound is fairly authentic. If I didn't know any better I'd think it was the original music coming from the MS itself, but it has been several years since I last played any of the Master System games or heard the music.
Posted 30 October 2016 - 08:35 AM
It does help that they do run on the same soundchip, which would help things. Bar the few minor differences regarding the Noise Channel.
Quite neat to see a port, however!
Posted 30 October 2016 - 08:57 AM
The real challenge is to get your BBC Micro to do something else at the same time (as in, something meaningful).
Posted 30 October 2016 - 09:47 AM
I find it a little hard to call it a port when it's a glorified VGM file. It's like calling a WAV of a Mario World song being played on the Mega Drive's DAC channel a port.
Posted 30 October 2016 - 10:21 AM
Big Hellos to you DHG, and what a fascinating innovation. I'd love to hear it on hardware on a youtube video.
Posted 30 October 2016 - 05:50 PM
Hello there Narstyle. Yeah I was thinking of getting my family's old BBC micro out of the attic and trying to get this running on it, but I don't have a disc drive for it - only a cassette recorder - so I'm not sure if it's possible. I'll probably still try.
Posted 30 October 2016 - 08:45 PM
The pitch of Aqua Planet Zone's music is off... Plus I prefer the Game Gear version of the track, which is rare seeing how I prefer the SMS tracks over the GG tracks aside from APZ and THZ. Still this is a pretty interesting project!
Posted 30 October 2016 - 09:28 PM
So, it turns out my phone is perfectly capable of displaying HD video, but entirely incapable of running a Java emulation of a BBC Micro at full speed. Go figure.