TwoFun beta

by wolf_ on 29-02-2008, 17:10
Topic: Software
Tags: Utilities
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For a while already, classic MSX soundchips rule the scene again. Partly due to the MSXdev contests and partly due to the availability of such tools as Vortex Tracker, the PSG is currently in its renaissance days. Another chip which regained some of its popularity is the SCC chip by Konami and Yamaha. As the scene back in the 90's mostly focussed on FM-Pac, MSX-Audio and later on the Moonsound, the number of available trackers for PSG and/or SCC is a bit on the low side.

XL2s, who are always on the move, are entering the arena with a brand new tracker for PSG and SCC: TwoFun! Initially, the tracker appeared to become a PSG tracker, but some SCC support was added. The editor has a lot in common with the -also under development- Moonsound tracker RealFun.

Features so far include:

  • PSG and SCC support
  • Supports both DOS1 and DOS2
  • Uses the R800 on turbo-R machines
  • Multiple song buffers
  • Every song can have its own colors
  • PT3-like approach with samples and ornaments

Current requirements:

  • MSX2+, but MSX2 or Turbo R will work just fine
  • Lots of memory, in one mapper
  • Any DOS version that works
  • An SCC cartridge in a primary slot

Note that TwoFun is currently in beta state, so there are no 100% guarantees yet. You may nonetheless try it out, for as long as TwoFun is said to be free!

Relevant link: XL2s

Comments (10)

By poke-1,170

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29-02-2008, 18:47

screenshots look promising Smile userfriendly at least !
what kind of functions does it have for composing,
and editing etc ? block copying, note commands ?

By GhostwriterP

Champion (503)

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29-02-2008, 20:10

Both the track editor and scc wave editor have block functions (using q startpos and w endpos). The ornament and sample editor does not, but you can use CRTL+C and CRTL+V to copy the entire sample ornament to or from a clipboard (CRTL+X is swap with clipboard).

There is a text file included with the possible key combinations per edit screen twofun.txt

But most important is to PRESS F10 first and set the option 'song colors' to 'use' and then 'save settings' Wink

PS: Manual still needs to be written.

By ARTRAG

Enlighted (6181)

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29-02-2008, 22:28

Any asm replayer ?

By spl

Paragon (1461)

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01-03-2008, 00:09

Great news. I will try to do something good with it ^-^

By sjoerd

Hero (593)

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01-03-2008, 10:15

The asm replayer is slightly out of date since we included the scc.

By Manuel

Ascended (15449)

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02-03-2008, 18:18

How many colors does it support?

By wolf_

Ambassador_ (9757)

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02-03-2008, 19:09

I estimate 4 out of 512 .. just like FST, Moonblaster, etc.

By sjoerd

Hero (593)

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03-03-2008, 10:45

Yes, 4 out of 512. But that is per song Smile

By Huey

Prophet (2642)

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04-03-2008, 08:20

Hope to see the asm replayer soon. Then it really gets interesting.
Now its not much use for projects....

This won't be freeware? QuestionQuestionQuestion

By sjoerd

Hero (593)

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04-03-2008, 12:46

I do not like freeware Tongue Nothing wrong with payware, but the replayer will probably be free, to keep things simple.