Friday, February 28, 2014 Hacked

The popular demoscene server has been hit by a major commercial backlinking attack via a wordpress exploit. The team has taken the server offline and will take a few days to repair the damage.

Once it's back, consider showing your support by donating a few bucks to the site, alright?

Update: The issue has been fixed, and is up and running again. Unfortunately some old content had to be removed though.

Daily Dosis: OGLE-2005-BLG-390lB by Constipation Man

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Daily Dosis: Billie Jean by Johannes Bjerregaard

Let's round up the Cover Tunes Week with the best C64 Michael Jackson cover in existance.

I got a few more of those pop stinkers in stock though, so there'll probably be another cover week in the not-too-distant future.

By the way, if you have any music requests for the Daily Dosis, let me know in the comments below!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Daily Dosis: Take Me Home, Country Roads by Mike Pepe

Why is nobody out there making any new Tandy Coco/Dragon music? That 6-bit DAC sounds pretty sweet, and the machines aren't exactly a rarety, are they?

Victorian Era - VIC-20 Sound Emu for C64

Aleksi Eeben has published a VIC-20 sound chip emulator for the Commodore C64. The included music disk contains a massive collection of tracks by 4-Mat, Britelite, Viznut (w/o special waveforms though), Mermaid and Mister Eeben himself.

The emulation isn't 100% complete, namely capacity overload and noise (growl) aren't reproduced accurately, and the player doesn't support high speed trickery such as digis or Viznut waveforms.

Despite these issues I'd highly recommend this prod. Head over to CSDb to grab your download.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Daily Dosis: Golden Brown

Yes, it's really simple, but I think in this case simplicity is beauty. The track is from Commodore's 1982 BASIC demo. To my knowledge, the author of the SID tune has still not been identified.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Coppernicus by Traktor

A hypnotic little 1K intro for classic Amiga, made by Traktor. Came in 2nd in the bootsector intro compo at this year's Datastorm.

Grab the diskfile over at pouet.

Daily Dosis: (La Isla) Bonita by Marcer

I hate this song. But somehow I still couldn't resist posting it :p

Friday, February 21, 2014

Daily Dosis: Break and Enter by Glenn Rune Gallefoss

stitch - A New Tracker for Apple ][

After more than a quarter of a century, a new music editor for the Apple ][ hooter has been released. stitch features 4 channels of pulse frequency modulated 1-bit sound, complete with a modern, minimalistic but slick looking tracker interface.

The mastermind behind this tool is krüe, who already brought us the Electric Duet plugin for 1tracker as well as the Drift music disk.

The software is currently in beta stage and does not support the original Apple ][ nor the ][+ yet (so in fact it requires an Apple //e). But other than that I can confirm that it's already quite usable.

Download stitch here. And if you like, head over to the 1-Bit Forum to discuss the software, report bugs, and request new features.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Daily Dosis: Another Brick In The Wall by 505

And Daily Dosis returns to the Ancient Wonderworld. To celebrate, we'll bring you one week of... cover tunes! Let's get it on then, shall we.

Up Rough City: A GBA Demo by up rough

Sweet, a prod for the Gameboy Advance. You don't see that every day... The demo could have been longer imo, but damn! what a slick design. Nice slow music by syphus, too.

This came in first place in the Console compo at this year's Datastorm. Which is funny because it seems up rough also took the second place in said compo.

Anyway, head over to pouet to download this demo.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Fist of Trade: A New Demo by Hack'n'Trade

Whoa, tons of slick oldschool productions were released at Datastorm demoparty last weekend. I'm gonna post a few highlights in the next days.

Let's start with the brand new PETSCII demo by Hack'n'Trade.

Wait what, this got only 7th place? It may not be as strong as other H'n'T productions, but still... Well, competition was tough after all. The C64 compo alone had a massive 14 entries.

Anyway, don't forget to download this demo here.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

BotB Winter Chip: Voting Commences

Just a quick message from Battle of the Bits: Submissions for Winter Chip IX are now closed, and the voting period commences. A massive 375 entries await your evaluation. You have time till March 1st to get yer votes on (registration required).

Even if you don't plan on voting, I strongly advice you to head over to BotB and check out the tons of awesome brand-new chipmusic.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Vandalism News #61 Published

Onslaught has released another Vandalism News already! I've only looked at it briefly so far, but it seems like a great read as always. The highlight in this issue is an in-depth interview with the legendary LFT aka Linus Åkesson. Head over to CSDb to download your latest copy of this excellent C64 diskmag.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy Birthday, Amstrad CPC!

The Amstrad CPC464 is celebrating it's 30th birthday this week, so best wishes from Ancient Wonderworld. If you want to have a nice read, there's a massive in-depth article over at The Register. Check it out!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Reset #02 - New C64 PDF Magazine

Last november, a new Commodore-themed PDF magazine called "Reset" appeared on the stage. A few days ago, issue #2 was released.

It may not impress graphically, but wow! a massive 70 pages packed with game, music, and hardware reviews (including a full overview over the RGCD 2013 16kb Cartridge Game Compo), scene news and other neat stuff surely makes up for that.

Don't hesitate to head over to and grab your free copy.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Payback - An ATM Demo

No, we're not dead yet ;) There's just not an awful lot going on in the 8-bit world right now, partially thanks to the ongoing Winter Chip challenge over at Battle of the Bits.

So instead, let me reaffirm that here at Ancient Wonderworld, demos running on obscure platforms have a special place in our heart. Check out this awesome demo by German group Haujobb, running on a real ATM cash machine. Can things get any more obscure than this?

The demo was released at Evoke 2010, where it took first place in the Wild compo. Check out the details here.

PS: Daily Dosis will be back shortly ;)