Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Yerzmyey - Rave Is Illegal

Yerzmyey's new album is out! As the title suggests, this is 90's rave to the max, made on Amiga 500 running OctaMED. It's got plenty of the good ol' cheese, yet with a very fresh and unique sound.

Mandatory download is located here.

Talab - New Release by Hassan K

Well, it may not be chip-related, but my recommendation for today: Check out this crazy new album by French-Iranian fusion wizard Hassan K! I lack the words to describe the absolutely unique listening experience this album provides. So let me just say this: You know you've got some good music when you can't pin down the genre. And now hit the damn play button already.

Daily Dosis: You Time by Blitz Lunar

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Secrets of Protracker

And a little bonus from Revision... Check out this awesome, highly condensed (Amiga) Protracker talk/presentation by djh0ffman.

Daily Dosis: Ham Jam by Protodome

From the new album, "Chipfunk".

Monday, April 28, 2014

4kraVCS by TRSI & Red Sector Inc.

As promised, here's the third Atari VCS/2600 demo from Revision. Unlike the other two which used bankswitching, this is an actual 4K demo. Despite it being labelled "TRSI & Red Sector Inc.", the whole demo was made by SvOlli, who made Bang!, too. And thus ends the Revision revision week here at Ancient Wonderworld. There were a ton of other great prods which I haven't posted here (the main reason being that I'm not really interested in Amiga AGA). So I strongly recommend heading over to pouet to check those out.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Whereabouts by Planet Jazz

This one doesn't really offer much in terms of demo fx and such, but I'm digging that music. 4th place in the Amiga intro compo at Revision.

Download here.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Arsantica by Desire

Some classic demo cheese on Atari XL/XE then... Sorry for the low youtube quality, I'll swap the embed as soon as a better one becomes available.

Download here.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Bang! by XayaX

And another neat Atari VCS/2600 demo from Revision. Though I honestly don't understand why this one won the oldschool compo at Revision. I mean the in-jokes are nice, but tim1t is imho much more advanced in terms of technique and especially music. Nevertheless, fresh VCS material is always welcome!

Ah, almost forgot the download link.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

C64 in Space: 10 Orbyte by TRSI & Red Sector Inc.

No comment...

First place in the Wild compo at Revision 2014. Get the actual C64 cracktro here. Or try to contact the satellite...

PT-1210 MK1 - An Amiga Protracker DJ Tool

StingRay, djh0ffman, and Akira are redefining the meaning of the word "awesome" with the release of this killer application.

PT-1210 is a brand-new DJ tool, which allows you to mix your Protracker .mods, using two Amigas as if they were digital turntables.

Among other things, it supports super-neat stuff like realtime sample repitching for BPM adjustments, as well as line and pattern looping.

Supposedly it replays almost all .mods correctly. And perhaps the best news: It runs on all Amigas, not just the fancy ones.

The project has it's own mini-site, which is located at

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

TIM1T by Cluster and DMA

Well, what did you expect? Of course I'm going to post all the Atari 2600/VCS demos from Revision. Because 2600 rulez!

This one is my favorite of the 3 VCS prods released at the party, perhaps because it has much better music than the others. A shame it only got 4th in the oldschool compo.

Aaanyway... get the binary here.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Breaking Baud by CRTC and 3LN

Wow, an insane amount of new oldschool demos has been released at Revision last weekend. So I think I'll take a break from Daily Dosis this week, and instead post my personal favorites from the party. So, off we go with Ancient Wonderworld's Revision revision!

First up, an absolutely unique production by CRTC and 3LN, which placed 2nd in the oldschool compo. "Breaking Baud" is a tape loader demo for the Amstrad CPC and compatibles. Everything you see and hear is loaded from tape and unpacked to memory in realtime.

Unfortunately this Youtube render does not contain the tape loading sounds, which actually fit nicely with the rest of the music imo. So, to get the full picture, check out the live version, or even better, download the real thing and run it on real hardware or an emulator of your choice.

"How To Write Spectrum Games" Updated

Jonathan Cauldwell has released a new version of his excellent programming guide. The document covers nearly every aspect of writing assembly language games for the ZX Spectrum home computer in great depth.

But it is more than just that: "How To Write Spectrum Games" is one of the few docs out there that bridges the gap between beginner's knowledge and advanced expertise. When I started to learn Z80 asm a few years back, this was the guide that finally helped me make the transition from understanding the theory of Z80 asm to actually writing programs in it. I therefore highly recommend it to any aspiring ZX Spectrum programmer.

You can download the document here (scroll to bottom of the page).

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Daily Dosis: x by ounou

This will do nicely for a Sunday chillout, I believe:

Commodore Free #79 Released

The new issue of Nigel Parker's Commodore mag is out! Haven't checked it yet, but judging from the TOC it will be well worth the read, as always. Check the online version or grab your d64/tap/pdf/txt here.

Fairlight & Offence - Redefinition

Fresh from Revision 2014 comes this little prod by Fairlight and Offence. Perhaps not their most outstanding work ever, but I do dig the music by Danko.

Download the demo here.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Daily Dosis: Bzz Bzz Bzz bzz Bzz by Tilde

Vermeer Translated to English

Goat of Laxity has translated Vermeer to English. What is this Vermeer, you may ask? While it may be virtually unknown to the English speaking world, in Germany it is known as one of the most popular C64 business simulation games ever made. Now, 27 years after it's release by Ariolasoft, non-German speakers can finally enjoy this awesome game, too.

The story goes as follows: We are writing the year 1917. One of the greatest collection of art has disappeared in the turmoil of war. The former owner, a wealthy man named Walther von Grünschild, promises to bequeath his global business empire onto the one who can bring back the collection. 

Your task as a potential heir (players - up to 4 per game) is to buy back the valuable paintings from various auctions. To raise the money, you'll build your own empire, planting and trading coffee, tobacco, tea, and coacoa around the world.

Long story short, grab some friends (up to 4 players total) and check out this gem of a classic. Download here.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Daily Dosis: Air Buster - Seaside Front OST by Tatsuya Watanabe

AYAY Kaeppttn Tracker Sources Released

Great news for all Amstrad CPC musicians. BetaSoftCologne aka BSC has released the sources for his new tracker called "AYAY Kaeppttn". Now everybody can do SIDsound on the CPC!

As you can see, the interface is currently rather minimalistic. But well, it does the trick:

The sources are hosted at Github. Some technical backgrounds and pointers on how to use this software are discussed on CPCWiki.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Daily Dosis: Time Trax Tune #3 by Tim Follin

Ok folks, it's time for the promised SEGA Megadrive/Genesis week! Starting off with my favorite Genesis soundtrack, which comes from the never released game Time Trax. I already posted the title track a while back, so today let's check out the badass 2nd ingame tune.

Sunday, April 13, 2014


And here are some true facts about crocodiles. Because it's always good to know yer crocs.

2nd at combined demo compo at Gubbahelg i Lund 2014. Download here.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Armin Sander Interview

French Amiga site Obligement has published an interview with Armin Sander, the legendary developer of the well-known Amiga tracker Oktalyzer. Read the interview in French here, or check out the English translation here.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Coucou Releases 60's Chiptune Covers Compilation

Wow, the new 60s Chiptune Cover Compilation from Coucou Netlabel rocks! I'd say it's a huge improvement over the previous 70s-90s compilations, and definately worth checking out. Head over to the bandcamp site to grab your share of Doors, Stones, Elvis, and company, presented in all 8-bit and fakebit glory!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Daily Dosis: Pitfall II Main Theme + Death Theme by David Crane

Well, technically speaking this might not count as pure TIA music, as the music is in fact generated by the DPC chip inside the game cartridge. However, it's my favorite Atari 2600/VCS game music, so I had to include it anyway. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Daily Dosis: Sphaera Stellarum by Noice

Today's music dosis is brought to you once again by ilmarque. Sorry, but he's simply the king of TIA, it seems.