Journal #7210

Posted 8 years ago2011-05-11 20:22:18 UTC
Stojke StojkeOPL - 3
Yo chiptune lovers

I got just what you need. While searching for my favorite chiptune format, the IT - impulse tracker i have stumbled upon this archive of almost 95000 chiptunes!

http://board.kohina.net/viewtopic.php?id=905

The file size is 1.2GB, when installed 2.2GB, and it contains chiptune in various formats, such as: MOD, XM, IT, S3M, SID, GYM, YM, etc. Just take a look at the main folder properties screen:
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[Edit] Most of the game music are in RAR/ZIP, so that adds about 10000 more files to the total count, making this even more extremely large :o

Everything is in folders, nice and clean. Also i recommend my favorite chiptune player the magical - = XMPlayer = - for listening to them.
The player supports a wide number of formats and plug ins. I use it for chiptune only. It can only play the most popular chiptunes [MOD, IT, XM, S3M]. For other stuff i use Foobar2000 with chiptune components. Foobar2000 can convert any chiptune to other audio format [OGG,MP3, etc] but thats an other story. Here are some screens for the XM Player:

The main window (Using my favorite skin):
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My 2 favorite visualisations:
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This archive has a very large number of chiptunes, and listening to them all will be a time taking job :D

If any one knows where i can get IT modules please tell me!
Enjoy.

6 Comments

Commented 8 years ago2011-05-12 02:42:39 UTC Comment #66465
this looks neat i will have to check it out! =)
Commented 8 years ago2011-05-12 08:01:01 UTC Comment #66469
You should :D

The AdLib section contains some great FM chiptunes. And there is nothing better than a good FM in the morning :D
Commented 8 years ago2011-05-14 13:00:22 UTC Comment #66466
Thank you. I will check it out.
Commented 8 years ago2011-05-15 02:26:33 UTC Comment #66467
Taking me forever to download, better be good.

EDIT: Ok, what do I use to open these weird ass files?
Commented 8 years ago2011-05-15 08:19:30 UTC Comment #66470
Well Brendanmint, i think i should first explain what those are.

Chiptunes are music from old computers and consoles. They are music generated by sound chips. Those sound chips supported, ranging from time, 2,4,6,8 channels of sound generation. Some chiptunes use samples that are already presampled in the sound chip, some use its generator to generate new ones. Whats fascinating about chiptunes is creating something beautiful with all those limitations.
Some newer chiptune formats, when i say new i mean like 10 years old, support voice coding at 8kHz or so. One of those formats are XM and IT.
Mod is the most popular, but its sound can be a rather beepy and annoying.

Ok so, to play that ancient tech, you will need a chiptune player.

I will recomend Foobar2000 since it can open over 70% of formats with right plug ins. Use these components here:

foo_input_adplug
foo_dumb
foo_gep
foo_input_ym
foo_sid
foo_vgstream

You can download Foobar2000 here:

http://www.foobar2000.org/download

With those components, especially vgmstream you will be able to play most of those formats.

And yeah, try this one: http://localhostr.com/files/b8ZH1Zw/6beat.mod
Commented 8 years ago2011-05-15 18:19:39 UTC Comment #66468
I just cant get the miniusf's to work, and a few other file types.

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