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A Chipful of Love For You

I made a schlager chiptune for Gubbdata 2013, and it won the C64 Music compo!

It is inherently impossible to parody Schlager music with its abundance of clichés, because if you try to overdo it, your song will just end up sounding like a sincere attempt. So the ambition here was to make a real and proper Schlager, if only for the lulz.

It turned out to be quite fun, actually, in particular the challenge of inventing a new catchy melody that goes with a standard chord progression, feels familiar, is simple, doesn't stray far from the norms, yet is substantially different from all existing songs.

I can't know for sure if I succeeded, of course, as I haven't heard all existing songs.

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Posted Tuesday 7-May-2013 00:07

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Anonymous
Thu 9-May-2013 03:11
Wow, that sounds great!
Anonymous
Tue 2-Jul-2013 00:13
You´re great, keep at it.
Anonymous
Thu 7-Aug-2014 05:41
Love this, it's so, so amazing....
Anonymous
Mon 9-Feb-2015 19:47
I like the background sounds on this.
pik33
Fri 10-Jun-2016 12:48
I wrote the sid player for the raspberry pi(still in alpha state but it works and it can play most of PSID files.

https://github.com/pik33/Retromachine-SID-player

When I tried to play this tune I got only silence.

"A_Chipful_of_Love_For_You.sid" outputs the silence too...

So now I have to find a bug in my player...

...but I have a question: is there something not typical in these .sid files (SID registers not at D400 for example?)
pik33
Fri 10-Jun-2016 14:03

pik33 wrote:

I wrote the sid player for the raspberry pi(still in alpha state but it works and it can play most of PSID files.

https://github.com/pik33/Retromachine-SID-player

When I tried to play this tune I got only silence.

"A_Chipful_of_Love_For_You.sid" outputs the silence too...

So now I have to find a bug in my player...

...but I have a question: is there something not typical in these .sid files (SID registers not at D400 for example?)

Oops.. This comment had to be placed in "A computer in my backpack". This file outputs silence, too
lft
Linus Åkesson
Wed 15-Jun-2016 23:43

pik33 wrote:

...but I have a question: is there something not typical in these .sid files (SID registers not at D400 for example?)

One thing I can think of is that I use so called illegal opcodes. These were undocumented and generally considered unreliable back in the day, but they work perfectly fine on any C64. But they're not used in older playroutines, and perhaps your 6502 emulator doesn't support them.
Anonymous
Tue 21-Jun-2016 11:15
I have illegal opcodes in my 6502. Maybe not all of them. The 6502 emulator implements all 65C02 opcodes, so if an illegal opcode uses the place of legal 65C02 opcode, 65C02 instruction will be executed. The illegals were left @ x3,x7,xB and xF

Maybe this can cause silence. 65C02 opcode executed instead of illegal 6502 opcode. I have to compare the opcode table.

The 6502 is doing something, I got finite time of jsr play so it does something and returns, but there is no sound from emulated SID as if no valid values are stored into SID registers
Anonymous
Sat 17-Dec-2016 14:43
Отлично чувачек :)