Friday 1 March 2024

Hokuto Force - Monty is a Maniac

Well, it HAS been a while hasn't it? 

It has been a few months since my last CODEF screen - been a bit busy sorry! However, I recently saw a little Hokuto Force C64 intro which "tickled my fancy" (so to speak) - so I thought, "time for a long overdue remake"! And here it is...

Hokuto Forces' Monty is a Maniac screen from the Commodore 64 - recently released! 

Its a music bootleg I guess, try and spot the songs! :-) 

It also celebrates the love of the C64, SID music in general, as well as the legend that is Rob Hubbard!

Enjoy this remake!

Friday 15 September 2023

Latest version of SC68 Player in CODEF

Taking the work of Jürgen Wothkes' latest SC68 webplayer, and making my obligatory CODEF re-working - I'm happy to show you this...

It plays both Amiga .sc68 and Atari ST .sndh files.
Click CHIPSET to switch between songs/machines, and VU STYLE to change between bars/lines.
Features a couple of classic tunes from each machine! Enjoy!
(I've also fixed the fullscreen 'bug' that had stopped working recently!)

Monday 17 July 2023

CODEF webEuphony player

This JavaScript/HTML5 port of "eupmini" allows to play EUPHONY format songs directly within the browser.

The FM Towns was a Japanese personal computer, built by Fujitsu from February 1989 to the summer of 1997. For audio output it was equipped with an 8-channel Ricoh RF5c68 for PCM sample playback and a Yamaha YM2612 (OPN2) for FM synthesis. (Outside of Japan the same Yamaha chip was better known for its use in Sega's Mega Drive/Genesis video game consoles.)

The EUPHONY music format seems to have been popular on FM Towns - probably due to the freely available "HEat-Oh!" ("High EUP active tool") that used the format. For many Japanese computer enthusiasts this must have been their first opportunity to try their luck at creating computer music themselves.

As always, chip music maestro Jurgen Wothke has converted this to Javascript, and here is my obligatory CODEF version of his player! Enjoy!

Wednesday 17 May 2023

AK Screen by Giga-Tex (Atari ST)

I know it's been a while, I started making this about 3 years ago - and then my HDD crashed and I lost it all - luckily I managed to find an old backup - and was able to restart where I'd left off. Here is my CODEF "reworking" (I won't the use the term "remake" ;-) ) of the AK screen by The Gigabyte Crew and The Exceptions.

Saturday 8 April 2023


Having seen the newest version of the webSID player by Juergen Wothke now supports multiple SIDs for stereo playback & reverb, I thought it best to make the obligatory CODEF version. 

The latest update to webSID includes stereo features. These features should NOT be activated if you are a purist looking for the original C64/SID chip experience!

The original chip outputs *one* mono-audio-signal into which all the SID's three voices are mixed. The only means by which stereo can be produced with the original hardware is by wiring up some non-standard multi-SID configuration.

Unlike the original hardware, WebSid provides voice level stereo panning: This allows to simulate multi-SID scenarios as well as single SID stereo not supported by the original SID chip.


Friday 10 March 2023

Updated S98 webaudio player

A minor update to Jürgen Wothkes' S98 webaudio player, means I've just added the latest tweaks to my stripped down CODEF version, which can be found here...

Monday 6 March 2023

Updated ASAP webaudio music player!

Juergen has also updated his ASAP player today (he's been a busy boy!) - so I've updated my simplified CODEF version to match, using the latest backend. 

Here is the link - enjoy!

Updated V2M wevaudio music player

 ...and yet another webaudio music backend has been updated by the hardest working coder I know! This time Juergen Wothke has updated the Farbrausch V2 synth playback engine. 

My stripped down CODEF version (with EQ) can be found here...

Updated AYUMI webaudio music player

Yes, he's been at it again! An updated backend for the "ayumi" webaudio music player for Atari ST .YM files has been released by Jürgen Wothke!

My trimmed down CODEF version can be found here >>>

Sunday 5 March 2023

Updated ZX webmusic player!

Guess what? Yep, another update to one of the webaudio music players by Jürgen Wothke! This time his SpectreZX player has been updated, to use a reduced buffer size - so again here is my CODEF stripped down version. As the sound chip in the ZX Spectrum was almost identical to the one used in the Amstrad CPC, many of the same music files work perfectly on this player, so in my CODEF version you can select between ZX and CPC music files!