PLAY()
This page was last modified 19:10, 12 August 2021 by Mars2000you. Based on work by Gdx and NYYRIKKI.

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Effect

Checks if music is being played via PSG channels.

The function returns -1 (true) if the selected channel is playing. If playing has ended the function returns 0 (false) again. If the function is called immediately after the "PLAY" statement the value -1 is persistent.

Syntax

PLAY(<Channel>)

Parameter

<Channel> allows to specify the PSG channel(s) to check:

  • 0 = all channels
  • 1 = channel 1
  • 2 = channel 2
  • 3 = channel 3

Examples

10 PLAY "CDE"
20 IF PLAY(0) THEN 20 ' Wait for playing to end on all channels
10 A$="":BEEP
20 FOR I=1 TO 6
30 READ AA$:A$=A$+AA$
40 NEXT I
50 PLAY "XA$;"
60 SCREEN 0:CLS
70 IF PLAY(0)=-1 THEN PRINT "The music is playing":GOTO 70
80 PRINT "The music has ended"
90 END
100 DATA CCGGAAGR
110 DATA FFEEDDCR
120 DATA GGFFEEDR
130 DATA GGFFEEDR
140 DATA CCGGAAGR
150 DATA FFEEDDCR

Related to

BEEP, CALL PLAY, PLAY

Compatibility

MSX-BASIC 1.0 or higher