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Mastersystem Sonic 1 & Sonic Chaos tunes playing on BBC Micro

#1 User is offline dust hill resident 

Posted 30 October 2016 - 08:17 AM

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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.
https://bitshifters....ebtracker3.html

They have a web-based/javascript emulator built into the page, so you can try it out and listen to the songs without having to install BeebEm. I'm guessing it wouldn't work on mobile phones though, so I've uploaded this clip to youtube so you can get an idea of what it's like: https://www.youtube....h?v=lxs9DgVs9lw

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.

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 08:35 AM

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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!

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 08:57 AM

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The real challenge is to get your BBC Micro to do something else at the same time (as in, something meaningful).

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 09:47 AM

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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.

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 10:21 AM

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Big Hellos to you DHG, and what a fascinating innovation. I'd love to hear it on hardware on a youtube video.

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 05:50 PM

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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.

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 08:45 PM

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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!

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 09:28 PM

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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.

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