Sound effects in your game

As much as a great menu is important to your game, so are in-game sound effects. Audio feedback of firing your gun is much more appealing to the player than a silent bullet being fired. It allows for more immersion into the game you are playing.

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Integrating Phaser into Z88dk

The music engine Phaser developed by Shiru, has two tone channel engine with one channel supporting a sweeping phasing effect and the other channel has a square tone with a further channel of interrupting drums. Phaser is an awesome sounding sound engine that has to be listened to. It can really make the mono speaker bang out some awesome tunes, this all comes at a cost though, it takes a lot of precious memory.
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Integrating Tritone into Z88dk

The music engine Tritone developed by Shiru, has three tone channels with a further channel of interrupting drums. Tritone is a popular sound engine for a number of reasons, it sounds great, supports drums and multiple channels and has an XM converter. So far the only downside is that the music engine is larger and takes up precious memory, but you certainly could do worse for size.
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Z88dk Memory Visualizer

As a special free Christmas gift, here is a Z88dk Memory visualizer.

https://1drv.ms/f/s!Atc34t6eCvqj1F2CpsoCxKC_PU6r

Note this only works with an older version of Z88dk Version 1.10

Anything newer, it probably won’t work as the Z88dk team changed the map output.
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Integrating Anteater into Z88dk

The music engine Anteater is a bit of a different beast, it’s about twice the size of Nanobeep somewhere around 280-300 bytes, but it packs a punch with louder volumes and a better bass.

In fact, I like this sound engine so much, I am using it for all of my beta test at the moment and that will probably carry over to the real game.
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Nanobeep Code

NanoBeep is the smallest music engine currently available and tiny it is coming in at 79 bytes long plus the music data and slightly smaller than the last engine we played with Huby (which was 100 bytes). Just as with Huby, you are not going to get impressively spectacular music. However, it does its job well and saves you on memory.
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