STsndplay is a program for playing all those old atari tunes without the
need for an actual atari to play them.
Those who have been following will notice that this is exactly the same
description as PSGPlay has. The concept is somewhat different though.
PSGPlay plays raw PSG data, which has been prepared in a somewhat messy format.
STsndplay uses a different approach (and different song files), by instead
emulating the Motorola 68000 CPU, and play the songs using the original atari
playback routine. The benefit from this is that I do not need specifications
of the audio format, because the player already knows how to play it.
Currently supported things are:
Bugs, reliability, other crap
This software has successfully been tested on:
- 50Hz playback without extra features
- Linux/ppc v2.4.0
- Linux/x86 v2.2.14 (only sample generation tested)
- Linux/sparc v2.3.99
This software has unsuccessfully been tested on:
Note that there are most likely loads of bugs and I will update the lists
of working and nonworking systems as I get to know them
The actual player:
- Linux/alpha v2.0.36 (oCPUis doesn't seem to be 64 bit compliant)
The PSG library:
The CPU emulator:
All three packages are needed for stsndplay to work.
You can also get the latest versions from CVS.
Information about this method can be found here.
Songs to play with the player can be found at the real
SND Player homepage
Any problems (or compliments) can be sent to me