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Old 17-11-2012, 20:08
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Having been into gaming since the beginning and now revisiting my past with emulators, I realise how many great tunes that were made and I miss the sound chips and how they were as much a part of the spec I looked at as anything else.
Pinnacle for me has to be the Amiga.
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Old 17-11-2012, 20:09
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I miss Soft N Cuddly.
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Old 17-11-2012, 20:49
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Old 17-11-2012, 21:14
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Sod the game noises, I miss the tape loading sounds...
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Old 17-11-2012, 21:29
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Sometimes I let the emulators do the full-tape load even though it does take a few minutes just for nostalgia purposes! And at least with the emulator I don't get tape loading errors.
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Old 17-11-2012, 21:43
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I prefer retro music over the big cinematic over the top stuff we get a lot these days. I find it much more fun to play along too (or even to listen to by itself ).
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Old 18-11-2012, 13:16
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Sometimes I let the emulators do the full-tape load even though it does take a few minutes just for nostalgia purposes! And at least with the emulator I don't get tape loading errors.
I'm not the only one, then.

I recently bought Soulless for the C64 as a digital download for playing on an emulator. There's a cartridge image, a disk image and a tape image. I played the tape image. Why? Because it has a kick-arse loading tune!
Damn I love the retro scene.
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Old 18-11-2012, 15:32
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Tape loading TUNE? How does that work?

I've always wondered why loading data makes noise of any sort, can anyone explain?
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Old 18-11-2012, 18:13
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Having been into gaming since the beginning and now revisiting my past with emulators, I realise how many great tunes that were made and I miss the sound chips and how they were as much a part of the spec I looked at as anything else.
Pinnacle for me has to be the Amiga.
I still have a working Amiga A1200 with 540mb(huge for the time) hard drive.

Think you might like this if you are into old sound chips:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qsWFFuYZYI
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Old 18-11-2012, 18:25
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Yer !!
Even relive how long it took to load Rambo from tape. lolz

I digged that loading tune. martin galway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Nmkn...eature=related
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