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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As a special free Christmas gift, here is a Z88dk Memory visualizer.
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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The music engine Squeeker developed by Zilogat0r is a 4 channel engine (engine with no data takes 210 bytes. This engine offers 4 tone channel, however does not support Drums. Continue reading “Integrating Squeeker 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 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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For those that don’t live in the USA, today is Thanksgiving. This is a holiday made official by Abraham Lincoln in 1863.
President Lincoln’s official release.
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The 1Tracker software available at http://shiru.untergrund.net/ is another powerful tracker. While the GUI is not as friendly as Beepola, it’s power is support of many different sound engines. I am not going to publish how to use 1Tracker nor cover most sound engines available. I am mainly going to concentrate on a few low memory engines in 1Tracker.
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