Let this be my first actual posting here, after introducing myself.
Negative Charge, thank you for converting SIDs to BBC!
If you are making your 64>BBC conversions even better in future, by trying to make actual SID emulation, does it matter which SID release you are using? I mean, can your emulation be THAT accurate that differences between SID releases could be heard?!
I don´t remember it exactly anymore, but I think there were differences in (low?) filtering between 6581 and 8550. When one listens same tunes on 6581 and 8550, you may not hear something on the other SID chip. On the other hand, some sounds may be heard very different way. The biggest and usually most easy to hear difference is that 8550 has very bright sound and the warm sound of 6581 is lost. I hope you can think the ways, how you could bring certain sounds of certain SID release to BBC conversion.
In that case, one 6581 SID emulation with a warm sound for me, please!!!
But, for everybody, please make two different emulations, 6581 and 8550, to be able to choose which chip emulation is used for converting, thank you!
I hope you can do that someday.
Do you still make more conversions? I have written lists for almost every year, between 1983-1990. I have listed games by the year from my memory, checking just few ones. If anybody here knows some game´s publishing year is wrong, please let us know, if you are sure.
Please remember though, game database sites´ publishing years are not always correct. Some such sites have listed lots of games with wrong publishing years, the wrongly marked years being many years away from the correct publishing year. That is not always because the site owner might have listed just the re-releases publishing years, as those years are wrong, too.
My lists by the year are not "The Best of The Most Wanted of The Best of 64 game tunes"
but some of my own favourites. Many greats are missing, but just to make lists shorter.
I can later list more similar ones, if wanted.
Some tunes are short ones, but they are great, that´s why I hope you could include them.
There are some games what were published on the BBC, but they either didn´t have music or the music sounds different on the 64, that´s why I listed them here. My first list is 1983. I have another lists for the years 1984 to 1990 mostly ready, the last two ones being the shortest ones.
I hope you could convert all of those someday, no hurry.
I would like to introduce some of the perhaps lesser known or forgotten tunes to Acorn people.
You may not have heard all of them. I am also very interested to hear how they will turn out for the BBC.
If you want to add some visualisations to your BBC MICRO SID TUNES menus, I would suggest that please make visualisations as the separate programs, as I like your menus as they are now.
I wonder how Mega Apocalypse would turn out? I didn´t want to ask for it, as it is not the easiest tune to convert. Even less, when you think about that Mega Apocalypse plays five channels!
Question: about games with many tunes in BBC MICRO SID TUNES, like Parallax, are all tunes there, or just one long tune? I would like to hear the one what plays when you step out from your ship. But please, do not include that in the wrong year, as I would like to make lists by the year.
In case you are still converting them.
Here´s my first list anyway. At least everybody can see it, no matter if they will be converted or not.
Aztec Challenge : title and in-game
Archon : title
Burnin´ Rubber : Colosoftware
Cosmic Convoy : Taskset
Cyclons : Rabbit Software
Death Star : Rabbit Software
Dig Dug : main theme
Frantic Freddie : all the tunes
Frogger : Parker Bros / Sierra Online : all the tunes, I don´t know if it´s just one tune or few separate ones, heard only, if played long enough
Humphrey : Mr. Micro
Manic Miner : title and in-game, title tune plays differently after demo mode comes back to the title screen, I don´t know if you can convert that
Necromancer : Synapse Software : all the tunes
Olympic Skier : Mr. Chip : title
Protector II : Synapse Software : title
Punchy : Mr. Micro
Trooper Truck : Rabbit Software : instruments will change each time the tune loops