Thursday, December 18, 2014

Winter Break

Howdy folks, just letting you know that I'm going on my traditional end-of-the-year mission in a place far away from everything, to record a new Doppelplusungut album.

That means that for the most part, Ancient Wonderworld will be on hiatus till beginning of next year. I wish all readers a nice and relaxed holiday season and a good start into 2015. Hope to see y'all around again next year.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

[musicdisk] Ján Deák Tribute


A ZX Spectrum music collection in memory of Ján Deák, who recently passed away. With 1-bit music made on Ján's beeper engines by Factor6, Garvalf, Mister Beep, MovieMovies1, z00m, and myself.

Download the .tap file here.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Lotek64 - Final Issue



Another one bites the dust :( After 12½ years and 50 issues, the German language Commodore papermag "Lotek64" is discontinued in it's current form. The editors cite a lack of funding and an overbearing workload as the main reasons.

Having been an avid reader of the mag for many years, I'm of course unhappy about the news. However, Lotek64 has plans to continue in digital form, so keep an eye out on the website. There, you can also download the latest issue (published today) as well as all the other issues in pdf format.

[demo] Undesigned by Masters of Electric City and Checkpoint

A very stylish and unique prod for the Atari XL/XE. Horray for monochrome! Ran at Sillyventure, unfortunately the rankings still haven't been published.



Download and discuss here.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

R.I.P. Ralph Baer


Ralph H. Baer, the inventor of the home video game console (among many other things), has passed away at the age of 92. He was a true genius who in his lifetime never quite received the fame he really deserved, so if you haven't heard about the man before please do read up on him.

I had the pleasure of attending one of his talks a few years ago. Even at this high age he seemed to posess an exceptional clarity of mind. Sad to hear the news, however I'm glad that he was able to live such a long and fulfilled live. Rest in peace, Mister Baer.

[demo] Ascend by Cluster & DMA

Yay, the first productions from Sillyventure 2014 are starting to roll in. Don't have a placing for this one yet, but that doesn't matter because it's an Atari VCS/2600 demo. And we all know VCS is teh bestest ;)



Download and discuss here.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

MidiJoy - PCBs Schematics Available Soon


Phobotron has announced that he will be publishing Gerber files for his MidiJoy interface soon. There's currently also a limited amount of PCBs available. You can contact Freetz/Phobotron through Atariage.

I posted about this earlier, but in case you haven't heard about this exiting new Atari 800/XL/XE MIDI interface yet, check it out on the project page linked above.

Monday, December 1, 2014

[demo] Fleisch Bitte GmbH Ad 2/3 by Up Rough

Harharhar... More Fleisch Bitte ads for the Amiga OCS/ECS.



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In case you missed the original Fleisch Bitte GmbH ad, you can find that here.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

One Year Chipwiki.ru


Birthdays, birthdays, birthdays! Today chipwiki.ru is celebrating it's first anniversary. In just one year, this fast-growing Russian language site has become the largest chiptune resource on the web. Congratulations on this outstanding achievement.

[demo] Wonderball by introspec & triebkraft

Birthday prods are usually not exactly a highlight. This new ZX Spectrum release is quite an execption though, I'd say. Made for well-known Russian coder diver by introspec, with music by Luchi Bobra of triebkraft.



Download and discuss here.