18 - Playing Music (Part 3)

PART THREE: Atari ST .YM music

Firstly you'll need to add in a script to allow us to play the music.
The ST replay engine is simpler than the C64 one, and we only need to call one script. 

<script src="http://codef.namwollem.co.uk/JS/CODEF/codef_music.js"></script>

Next up is a couple of commands to setup the playback, and these should be placed in your code BEFORE the INIT section.

var player = new music("YM");

How this works is by calling the 'YM' routine within the CODEF_MUSIC script, which controls playback of Atari ST .YM tunes.

Finally, in the INIT section, just before the go(); command, we add this final command to load and run the song. 
NOTE: As with the C64 songs, the music file MUST be in a local directory, as cross-origin locations will cause the browser to refuse to play the song due to a security error.

player.LoadAndRun('So Watt - Tcb Sprites.ym');

And that's it! The full page code is below as en example, which can be seen working here.

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">


<script src="http://codef.namwollem.co.uk/JS/CODEF/codef_core.js"></script> 
<script src="http://codef.namwollem.co.uk/JS/CODEF/codef_music.js"></script>


var mycanvas;

var player = new music("YM");

function init(){
mycanvas=new canvas(640,480,"main");

player.LoadAndRun('So Watt - Tcb Sprites.ym');


function go(){

requestAnimFrame( go );


<body onLoad="init();">
<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF">
<div id="main"></div><br><br>
<a href="javascript:window.location='view-source:'+window.location">View Source</a>


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