Tuesday, January 28, 2014

SNDH Collection Updated

Rejoice! SNDH, the biggest collection of Atari ST chiptunes, has just seen a massive update. A total of 303 tunes have been added or fixed. The archieve now includes all the YM2149 releases from SillyVenture 2013 as well as some other, ummm, great stuff that wasn't in there before.

For details, check Grazey's SNDH blog. Or simply head over to sndh.atari.org and download the beast already.

Daily Dosis: Afternoon Voyage III by Pink^Abyss

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Scene World #22 Released

Issue #22 of the C64 diskmag "Scene World" has just been released, featuring scene news (obviously), programming tutorials, and in-depth interviews with video game legends Ralph Baer, David Crane, and C64DTV inventor Jeri Ellsworth, among other things. Check it out.

Daily Dosis: Eco OST by Fred Gray

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Daily Dosis: Hrvat by Bodenständig2000

Ilio - New Album by Vince Kaichan

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Vince Kaichan aka VCMG brings us his wonderful new album. Enjoy 9 fresh tracks of laid back chilled out jazzy Gameboy dub. Highly recommended.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Orbit - A 64 Byte Texture Tunnel

A rather jaw-dropping 64 byte MS-DOS intro by Baudsurfer^rsi. Iirc we've seen even smaller tunnels before, but not quite like this.
Download the demo + sources here.

Daily Dosis: 003 by SILent REQiem

It's PC Speaker time! And also Hardstyle Friday ;)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

How to Make Music on C64, Goto80 Style

The master shows us how it's done right.

The DEFMON editor is available here, and further instructions on how to use it can be found here.

Daily Dosis: Lambo by Frequent

Enough C64 for now. Let's do the Tramiel and move on to Atari.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Daily Dosis: CJ In The USA OST by Ashley Hogg

Rob Hubbard, You, Too?

WTF? A new Hubbard tune? Is this a joke or is 2014 turning into the year of videogame composer comebacks, or what??? Well, the "From Bedrooms to Billions" website sort of confirms the news, so I guess it's true after all.

Download the prod here, in any case.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Daily Dosis: International Sports Challenge OST

Theoretically it's Hardstyle Friday but oh well...

Also, how come the author of this awesome tune is still unidentified?

Doom for VIC-20

Not sure how this escaped my attention so far but holy sh*t! After almost four years of work, Kweepa has finished his port of Doom for the VIC-20.

The game requires 35K of memory, and a disk drive. 'Nuff said. Download it here.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Daily Dosis: Deactivators OST by Simon PC Frost

Tim Follin Is Back

Unbelievable but true: The videogame music legend Tim Follin returns to the scene with a new game, titled "Contradiction". It's going to be an interactive live-action adventure of sorts. The game is scheduled to be released this spring. Check out the details and watch a teaser on the project's Kickstarter page. The target has been reached already, but you still have a few hours to chip in, if you like.

MOD2VIC - New VIC-20 Music Utility

Good news for all VIC music composers! Pekka Väänänen aka cce has published a python utility that converts standard 4ch MODs to VIC-20 format. So, if you've always dreaded VICtracker and VDI, this is for you.

The utility requires Python 3.3 or higher to run. It also requires the win2c64 assembler, which is included in the download package.

Download mod2vic for Windows here, and check out the source and documentation here.

There's also a fork by Linde, which uses Kickassembler instead of win2c64, making mod2vic platform independant.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Daily Dosis: Abyss OST by Synthicat

Hacking by Playing: Arbitrary Code Execution in Super Mario World

So this guy Masterjun goes about hacking a couple of minigames into Super Mario World by simply playing it, finishing the game in about 100 seconds in the process.

Explanations of what you just saw can be found here and here.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Daily Dosis: Armalyte OST by Martin Walker

Test test test...

Yay, Daily Dosis is back - and now streaming some fancy stuff that wasn't available anywhere as (embeddable) stream before. So, let's celebrate with a whole week of, erm, C64 game classics!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

LavaLight'2014 by SerzhSoft

An awefully silent, but nontheless very impressive and unusual ZX Spectrum 1K intro by SerzhSoft. Placed 1st at DiHalt Lite 2014. More info and download on pouet.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Goto80 - cйbзя-tсaя Released


Hey guys, look what I had in the mail this morning! Yes, it's the new smash hit album from Goto80. 61 minutes of "this submission is indescribable" crazyness, f*ckyes. This might well be the best Goto80 release to date.

Well, I said Goto80, so you know what to expect. And if you don't, you better hurry to close that educational gap.

The album can be ordered by paypaling 12 EUR to info@goto80.com, or getting in touch directly via fax@goto80.com. Check here for additional info.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Mister Beep - Chromospheric Flares

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Yay, after two years Mister Beep has finally released his new album! 36 minutes of ZX Spectrum beeper excellence are waiting to be downloaded.

And if you haven't clicked download link already, then here's a little teaser of what's in store for you:

Monday, January 6, 2014

Even More Tamagotchis Were Harmed in the Making of this Presentation

Yess! Natalie Silvanovich returns to Chaos Computer Congress with another great talk on Tamagotchi hacking.

Also don't miss Natalie's talk from last year if you haven't seen it already.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

JumpVCS: A Canabalt Port for Atari 2600

You thought the C64 port of Canabalt was impressive? Well, check this out: Repixel8 recently finished his port of the popular Flash game - for the Atari VCS/2600! The prod, named JumpVCS, is now available as download and on physical cartridge.

Ancient Wonderworld Is Back

Hiya folks, and a slightly belated Happy New Year! Hope the 8/16-bit scene will be even more productive this year.

Also sorry for the unannounced hiatus that was going on lately. Google thinks that if I log in from a slightly different address, I should give them my phone number to confirm my identy. So again sorry, but I do value my privacy. This is just another nuisance that will motivate me even further to finally migrate this blog to Wordpress.

In any case, Ancient Wonderworld is back for now, and hopes to bring you the latest scene news throughout 2014.