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Lone News 20
Title:Lone News 20
Category:Magazine [ More Issues ]
Release Date:
Language:English
Size:64K
Device Req.:Disk only (1 side)
Machine:PAL & NTSC
Code Type:Machine code
Distribution:Freeware
Released by:Fantastic Italian Research Enterprise (FIRE)
Created by:C., Luca (Luca)
Uncredited (Additional Coded by):C., István (Coby)
Uncredited (Additional Coded by):H., Levente (TLC)
Notes:Contains an interview with Csio and several example tunes from various editors.
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This Compilation Contains
TLCplay 1x
TLCplay 2x
4-Mat Xmp
LodPlay2 Demo
LodPlay V1
LodPlay Old
Degauss Player
Tiny TED Player
Fukwit Teddy


Appeared On Compilations
Club Info 106


Effects
PartEffect nameParametersNotes
SID Support 


Magazine Text
                                        

1 - INTRO......... 4 - TEDSOUND 1....

2 - NEWS.......... 5 - TEDSOUND 2....

3 - CHARTS........ 6 - INTERVIEW.....




- USE UP, DOWN AND SPACE -

- PRESS RUN/STOP TO SWAP TUNES -

- COPYRIGHT LUCA/FIRE 17.06.08 -
INTRO
----------------------------------------
THREE MILESTONES HAD BEEN PUT ON IN THE
LONG TIME BETWEEN ISSUES 19 AND 20:BKN
ENTERING THE SCENE;THE FIRST NEGATIVE
FEEDBACKS ABOUT MY OVERACTING SCENE'S
CONDITIONING,THAT TOTALLY CHANGED MY
ENGAGEMENT AND QUENCHED MY PASSION;THE
FIRST PUBLIC RELEASE OF "XEO3",JUST IN
THESE DAYS,UNDER A 'TEST DEMO' VERSION.
THE SMALLER AND SLOWER THIS SCENE IS,THE
FASTER IT CHANGES BY WHOLE BIG MASSES.WE
SHALL SEE,THE FUTURE LOOKS QUITE MISTY.
INTRO TUNE IS:
"CRUEL ANGEL THESIS"/RADIANTX/PDD
----------------------------------------
NEWS
----------------------------------------
- "CLUB-INFO" MAGAZINE BROKE ANY RECORDS
SMASHING THE INCREDIBLE THREE DIGITS
THRESHOLD. A COOL CSABO'S INTRO HAS
MARKED THE HOLY DAY. THE LAST RELEASED
ISSUE IS 104,OUT IN APRIL 2008.
- "LIMITED 2007" ONLINE COMPO HIT THE
SCENE WITH A CASCADE OF 64/128/1024
BYTES DEMOS. UNFORTUNATELY,IT SEEMS
NOT IN SIGHT A 2ND EDITION,DUE TO THE
LACK OF FEEDBACK WHEN IT HAS BEEN HINT
AT +4WORLD'S FORUMS. MOREOVER,LUCA
WOULD NOT BE REMEMBERED AS "PESTING"
OR "EARS'CHEWING" FROM NOW,AS SHOWN ON
"WE ARE FAMILY 2" DVD'S COMMENTARIES.
- ACE AND WLS ARE NOW ONE FULL PACK:
"ABSENCE AND WILDS",BRIEFLY "ACW". IN
THIS TRANSICTION YEAR,ALL OF THEM HAVE
SHOWN THEIR SCENE ATTENDANCE,RELEASING
DEMOS LIKE "SURPRISEASTRO","BUSOMAN
PARTY","DISFUNCTIONAL ATTITUDES";MAGS
LIKE "PAPRITA 4" AND THE 5TH ISSUE OF
THE COOLER 2-SIDED "TRAFFIC JAM". JEDI
THE NEW BRAVE GRAPHICIAN,HAS DRAWN TWO
REMARKABLE BITMAP PICTURES:"MUSKETEER"
AND "EAGLE",CHRONOS HAS FOLLOWED WITH
"ONE SPOT LADYBIRD". LACOSTE RELEASED
A NEW DVD CONTAINING THE LAST +4 DEMO
PRODUCTION,PLUS BONUSES:"WE ARE FAMILY
THE 2ND COMING". READ THEIR MAG ABOUT
THEIR GRAPHICS AND PHOTOS COMPETITION.
- EMULATORS'BLOODFEST! YAPE 0.80 HAS NOW
MORE SUPPORTED HARDWARE,LESS BUGS AND
IS TRUE INTERLACE FRIENDLY. A BIT LESS
FRIENDLY BUT EXTREMELY CLOSE TO THE
REAL MACHINE,PLUS4EMU BY ISTVAN VARGA
REACHES V1.2.5.2,AND IT WALKS WITH ITS
BROTHER,P4FLICONV,A REVOLUTIONARY GFX
CONVERTER WHICH MANAGES DIFFERENT KIND
OF GRAPHICS AND ALLOWS YOU TO ADJUST
THE FINAL OUTPUT VIA SO MANY SETTINGS.
MINUS4 V2.7 AND FOREVER +4 ARE BOTH
WORTHY FOLLOWERS TOO.
- CHRIS SNOWDEN IS ACTIVE ON THE TEXT
ADVENTURE SIDE! FIRST,HE'D TESTED HIS
ATTITUDES WITH RACHY'S "ADVENTURE
BUILDING SYSTEM",RELEASING "DARK
MANSION";LATER,HE WROTE AND PUBLISHED
BY CRONOSOFT,THE FUNNY-TO-PLAY "CHURCH
OF DEATH",WITH CSABO'S HELP AND HINTS.
- +4 PROTAGONISM IN THE DEMO COMPOS!
SCENECON 2007,HELD IN BUDAPEST,HAD
SEEN THREE +4 DEMOS:"THALASSA"/FIRE,
"ADVENTURES IN MONO"/ACE AND THE
STUNNING WINNER "NOTIZEN AUS DER
PROVINZ"/TEK. "SHADE"/ACW TOTALLY
ROCKED THE AROK 9 PARTY. OXYRON PARTY
2008 RANKED 2ND AND 3RD IN 8BIT DEMO
COMPO,RESPECTIVELY "HAZIASAN"/TEK AND
THE MOST SURPRISING NEW ENTRY IN THE
SCENE:BAUKNECHT RELEASED "THREEVE".
- HIFI/TLT ON THE DIGIS AGAIN:"LUCIFER",
"PLUSSYWORLD 2007","BAILANDO AMIGOS",
"LADY FANTASY","SARGAROZSA","SARKANY",
"SUNRISE","C'EST LA VIE" AND "LED
ZEPPELIN" CAME TO ENRICH THE LIST.
- IT HAS BEEN ANOTHER SUCCESFUL YEAR IN
DISINTERING RARITIES! I'M PROUD TO
CITE THE MOST REMARKABLE:"NIKE HAWK",
"PATTERN DESIGNER" AND "POT DESIGNER",
ASTRALOG'S GAMES,"BUCKAROO BANZAI". EX
GFW MEMBERS ALSO PROVIDED THE VERY
IMPRESSIVE "PRINCE OF PERSIA" GAME
PREVIEW,WHICH HAS BEEN PROMPTLY
RE-RELEASED UNDER THE ACW LABEL.
- DEGAUSS/TEK HAS VIRTUALLY WON THE 256B
TWISTER CHALLENGE RANDOMLY STARTED ON
CSDB WITH "DIE GESCHWISTER VON HERRN
MAGISTER HAMM NEN TWISTER IN KANISTER"
WHICH DEMONSTRATED HOW POWERFUL CAN BE
THE COMBINATION BETWEEN SMART CODE AND
BASIC 3.5!
- AFTER THE GREAT "OLDSCHOOL" MEGADEMO,
SKORO/ASN DOESN'T DROP,BUT HE DOUBLES:
"IN MEMORIAM" IS AN ONEFILER IN WHICH
THE MOST FAMOUS EFFECTS BY SKORO HAVE
BEEN IMPROVED AND COLLECTED COMBINED.
- REINHARD "MYSOFT" KRATZBERG HAS TAKEN
PART INTO THE MINIGAME COMPO 2007 WITH
THE 4K SHMUP GAME "STAR CRUISER",AND
IT HAS BEEN RANKED 5TH OUT OF 13.
- "GET IT!" IS THE NEW ASSASSIN CREW'S
ACTION GAME,CODED BY SKORO,FEATURING
GREAT CSABO'S TED MUSIC AND COLORFUL
GRAPHICS BY KICHY.
- THE C64 GROUP "CRYPT" HAS OPENED A +4
LINE TOO,WHICH HAS OUR PAL NUKEM AS
MAIN DEVELOPER. HE USED TO CELEBRATE
HOLY DAYS,SO HE RELEASED "HAPPY 2008"
AND "EASTER-HELLO",WITH GFX BY DFLAME.
- SVS/FIRE IMPROVED HIS "BAL-SYS",WITH
THE BRAND NEW VERSION 3.1. THIS IS THE
MOST FRIENDLY VERSION,WITH SEVERAL
BUGFIXES,IMPROVED BACKGROUND PROCESSES
NEW COMMANDS AND REVISED HELP WINDOWS.





----------------------------------------
CHARTS
----------------------------------------
THIS TIME THE CHARTS CELEBRATE THE
ARRIVAL OF BAUKNECHT GUYS IN THEIR FULL
GLORY:"THREEVE" DEMO DESERVES IT FOR
REAL,SETTING NEW QUALITY STANDARDS FOR
THE SCENE'S PRODUCTION.
NINJA/DRM ASKED ME ABOUT SPREADING AN
.RTF VOTESHEET FILE INSTEAD OF A .DOC
ONE,AND I APPROVE OF COURSE. LITWR ASKED
FOR APPLICATIONS TOO,BUT,TO BE CLEAR,
"UTILITIES" WOULD MEAN EVERYTHING,CROSS
APPLICATIONS TOO,INCLUDING EMULATORS.
THANKS FOR VOTING:LACOSTE/ACW,CSABO/LOD,
DEGAUSS/TEK,CSIO/ACW,NINJA/DRM,SVS/FIRE,
CHRONOS/ACW,LITWR,ATI/GS.
::BEST 5 TEAMS
--------------
.1 THE ELECTRONIC KNIGHTS...........27
.2 ABSENCE AND WILDS................24
.3 BAUKNECHT........................17
.4 LEGION OF DOOM...................15
.5 FANTASTIC ITALIAN RESEARCH ENT...14

::BEST 5 CODERS
---------------
.1 DEGAUSS/TEK......................34
.2 DA CORPSE DESIGN/ACW.............20
.3 CSABO/LOD........................13
.4 BUBIS/RSC........................12
.5 LARRY/ACW........................10
MAD/BKN..........................10
::BEST 5 GRAPHICIANS
--------------------
.1 LUCA/FIRE........................27
.2 UNREAL/MX........................24
.3 CHRONOS/ACW......................18
.4 JEDI/ACW.........................09
.5 HARRY/GOTU.......................05
KICHY/ASN........................05

::BEST 5 MUSICIANS
------------------
.1 LUCA/FIRE........................31
.2 CSABO/LOD........................17
.3 DEGAUSS/TEK......................10
SIRE/BKN.........................10
.5 SLD/GS...........................09
::BEST 5 MAGAZINES
------------------
.1 LONE NEWS/FIRE...................44
.2 TRAFFIC JAM/ACW..................31
.3 CLUB-INFO/ULTD...................19
.4 NEWS REEL/WLS....................05
.5 MINI NEWS/ASN....................04

::BEST 5 UTILITIES
------------------
.1 BOTTICELLI.......................14
YAPE.............................14
.3 PLUS4EMU.........................09
.4 MULTIBOTTICELLI..................08
.5 SLEDGE HAMMER....................07
::BEST 10 DEMOS
---------------
.1 NOTIZEN AUS DER PROVINZ/TEK......50
.2 THREEVE/BKN......................46
.3 MONOPSY 2/WLS....................42
.4 8 SHADES OF BLACK/COOP...........39
.5 SHADE/ACW........................32
.6 CHAOS/ACE+WLS....................24
.7 THALASSA/FIRE....................18
.8 CRACKERS'DEMO 4/COOP.............15
INFINITY/EVS.....................15
ZENITH OF PUBERTY/TEK............15




::BEST 10 GAMES
---------------
.1 MERCENARY........................42
.2 LASER SQUAD/TGMS.................38
.3 ELITE/PIGMY......................30
.4 ACE +4...........................28
SUMMER EVENTS....................28
.6 BARD'S TALE III/PIGMY............26
.7 REVS/PIGMY.......................24
.8 ICICLE WORKS.....................19
.9 TOM THUMB........................16
10 BATTERY 2/TCFS...................12



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TEDSOUND 1:A BRIEF RETROSPECT
----------------------------------------
WITH LESS THAN 15K TO SPEND ON A GAME,
YOU WERE FORCED TO CUT DOWN SOME MINOR
ASPECTS;SOUND WAS,UNFORTUNATELY,THE VERY
FIRST SIDE TO BE HIT BY THIS FATE. THIS
IS THE MAIN REASON WHY TEDSOUND DIDN'T
EVOLVE ENOUGH IN THE COURSE OF YEARS.
"KING OF KINGS" PLAYS SEVERAL JOYFUL AND
WELL EXECUTED TUNES,BUT THAT'S ROUGH
FRQ+DUR STUFF;"D.T. STAR EVENTS" SHOWS A
BETTER ENGINE,WITH A GROSS NOTES'S VOL
CONTROL. 3 REMARKABLE CASES:SOME LITTLE
BUT WORTHY WORKS BY DAVE WHITTAKER IN
"DANGER ZONE" "G-MAN" "TERRA COGNITA";
SHAUN SOUTHERN'S GAMES,WHICH WERE IN ANY
CASE PROVIDED OF SWEET TUNES;KINGSOFT'S
GAMES,A MUST AND A SPECIAL CASE IN THE
WHOLE MARKET. "TERRA NOVA"'S TUNE MUST
BE CONSIDERED STILL NOW THE BEST SOUND
ENGINE FOR A C16 GAME,WITH VOL CONTROL,
ARPEGGIO AND VIBRATO. EVEN IN THE DEMO
SCENE,WE CAN COUNT 2-3 TED COMPOSERS:
ERNO ZALKA DEVELOPED TWO MUSIC EDITORS,
NOWADAYS LOST,TO WROTE MEMORABLE TUNES;
ELVIS/TEK USED A SIMPLE TEDMON'S PLAYER
WRITTEN BY MR.L/TEK,WORKING AS TWO PRGS
INDEPENDENTLY CHANGING THE 2 CHANNELS,
WHERE TO ENTER A NOTE,A PAUSE,OR JSR TO
SEVERAL SUBPRGS WHICH WOULD DEAL E.G.
WITH DRUMS.ONE WORTHY EXPERIMENT ABOUT
TEDSOUND HAD BEEN ACHIEVED BY ISTVAN
BOZSIK IN "HEXAEDER" GAME,WHICH INCLUDED
A POLYPHONIC DEMO WITH DIFFERENT WAVES.
WE USED TO CREDIT PIGMY ABOUT THE FIRST
SID PORTING ON TED,THOUGH IS UNCERTAIN
WHICH INTO COMES FIRST BETWEEN "A KIND
OF MAGIC" AND "GAME MUSIC 1". MONTHS
LATER,BOTH CROWN AND FUSION HAD SUCCESS
IN THE SAME TIME WITH TED+DIGIS,AS SHOWN
IN "IRON MAIDEN" AND "MUSICAL MADNESS"
RESPECTIVELY. WHO DID THE FIRST 3 VOICES
REAL MULTIPLEXOR FOR SID PORTING? THOUGH
NOBODY KNOWS PRECISE INFOS,THE MOST
CREDITED ONE SHOULD BE CROWN,CONVERTING
"LEGEND OF KAGE" TUNE INTO THE "TWIN
KINGDOMS VALLEY"'S INTRO,BUT TCL'S DEMOS
LIKE "HAWKEYE 5" MIGHT CHANGE THE TALES.
IN JULY 1990 THE 29TH,WIT FINISHED HIS
MASTERPIECE,TO BE RELEASED INTO "BLUE
KEEPS" MEGADEMO:THE WAVECONVERTER,A REAL
MILESTONE! 2 YEARS LATER,THE ARRIVAL OF
SIDCARDS WOULD KILL ANY DEMAND OF TED
MUSIC EDITOR ONCE AND FOR ALL.
ONE STEP BEHIND THE THRESHOLD OF MODERN
ERA,SHELMIE USED TO FULFILL HIS GAMES
WITH DANDY TED MUSIC;MEANWHILE,CSABO/LOD
ACCOMPLISHED TO COMPOSE A TEDTUNE BY A
CROSSASSEMBLER FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME.
WITH NO OTHER SIDCARD SUPPLIER IN SIGHT,
THE NEED OF A NATIVE SOUND'S EDITOR HAD
GROWN ALONG THE SCENE,ALSO BECAUSE THE
EMERGING SCENES'LINKING INDUCED BY THE
NET LEAD TO EXPLOIT THE NAKED MACHINE.
CURRENTLY,TEDSOUND IS LIVING ITS OWN
RENAISSANCE TIME,AND THE SCREECHING TWO
VOICES LIMITATION IS SIMPLY CONSIDERED A
NEW FRONTIER WHERE TO APPLY ENHANCING,
OPTIMIZATION AND CREATIVITY. IN A SHORT
PERIOD,WE'VE SEEN A SIMILAR NUMBER OF
MUSICIANS THAN IN 20 YEARS,STARTING FROM
AN OUTER GO WITH ZAPAC'S TUNES INCLUDED
IN "BEGGARS AREN'T CHOOSERS". CSABO/LOD
GREATLY IMPROVED HIS PLAYER,BECOMING A
TRUE FOCUS ABOUT. 4-MAT TOOK IN THE +4
SCENE HIS LONGLASTING EXPERIENCE WITH
COSINE'S STUFF. A NEW MITTELEUROPEAN IDM
STYLE HAS FOUND TWO WONDERFUL COMPOSERS
IN DEGAUSS/TEK AND SIRE/BNK. EH,ME WHAT?
----------------------------------------
TEDSOUND 2:CROSSASSEMBY COMPOSING
----------------------------------------
THIS CHAPTER HAS INTENDED TO BE A BRIEF
OVERVIEW,FAR TO PRESUME COMPLETENESS,ON
MOST OF THE CONTEMPORARY CHANCES ABOUT
TEDSOUND COMPOSING/PLAYING. SOME EXAMPLE
TUNES AND ADDITIONAL INFOS COME WITH
THIS ISSUE ON THE SAME DISK SIDE.

--------------------:: TLCPLAY V0.99 ::-
WRITTEN FOR TASM BY TLC/CNS IN MAY 2001,
THE TLCPLAY IS THE FIRST SOURCE TO BE
PUBLICLY FREED,AND IT'S STILL MY FIRST
CHOICE,BECAUSE THE AUTHOR TREASURED HIS
EXPERIENCE ACQUIRED TO CONVERT AND
IMPROVE THE "SIDWINDER" EDITOR,THEN HE
SPENT IT TO ENRICH HIS OWN PLAYER WITH
SEVERAL FEATURES,MOST OF ALL WORKING BY
8BIT OR 16BIT LONG ACCUMULATORS. SOUNDS
HAVE TO BE DEFINED BY ARPEGGIO SLIDE AND
VOLUME,WHERE FINAL VOLUME IS THE AVERAGE
OF BOTH THE TWO VOICES ACCUS,AND SLIDE
COMES TO MODIFY ARPEGGIO,WHICH WORKS AS
'WAVEFORM'. BY CERTAINA VALUES IN THOSE
THREE,YOU CAN SWITCH NOISES ON/OFF,FIX
ABSOLUTE NOTES,HAVE VIBRATO,SLIDE/GLIDE,
MUTE SINGLE CHANNELS. TRACK/SECTOR ALLOW
TRANSPOSING AND KEEPING,YOU CAN HAVE UP
TO 64 INSTRUMENTS AND MULTISPEED IS AN
INTEGRATE FEATURE. WITH SO MANY VARS AND
FLAGS,DIFFICULT TO KEEP WATCHING,A VERY
BEST IMPROVEMENT WOULD BE A SIMPLE GUI,
AS FOR THE SID DEDICATED "GOAT TRACKER".
IT'S A PITY LEVENTE DID NOT IMPROVED IT
SINCE LONG TIME... ANYWAY,MY THUMB'S UP!

---------:: 4-MAT'S TED MUSIC PLAYER ::-
QUICKLY PORTED FROM VIC20 TO BE MOSTLY
USED IN THE COSINE'S +4 PRODUCTIONS,TO
BE COMPILED WITH C64ASM,THIS PLAYER HAS
TO BE CONSIDERED A ROUGH APPROACH BY HIS
AUTHOR'S WORDS,NONETHELESS IT SEEMS TO
GIVE CHARMING RESULTS.
THE BIGGER GHOST HERE IS MEMORY SAVING,
VERY USEFUL ON A VIC20 BUT INFLUENCING
HEAVILY HOW THE PLAYER WORKS:YOU CAN SET
UP TO 16 INSTRUMENTS AND 16 DIFFERENT
PATTERNS;INSTRUMENT,PATTERN AND SONG
TABLES ARE UNCOMFORTABLE VALUES ROWS,IN
WHICH CERTAINS VALUES POINT OUT HOW MANY
STEPS TO LOOP BACK,AND THAT'S THE WORST
ODDITY,ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU BUILD UP AN
INSTRUMENT USING NOISE TOO AND THE WHOLE
BYTES REQUEST DOUBLES! ONE WRONG POINTER
ONLY,AND IT WON'T COMPILE! ALSO,THE LOOP
BACK FEATURES BECOME TOO MANY PER TABLE,
PUTTING YOU IN CONFUSION SOMETIMES. 4
VALUES MARK A SOUND:START/END VOLUME,VOL
SLIDE,VOL PRIORITY AND VIBRATO,LENGTH.
THIS TURNS OUT TO BE A VERY INTERESTING
AND ORIGINAL APPROACH,ESPECIALLY SETTING
A REAL VOLUME RANKING TABLE FOR SOUNDS,
WHICH PREVENT,E.G.,DRUMS FROM BEING
PERTURBATED BY MUTING THE OTHER VOICE.
TIME STEP CAN BE SET IN THE BEGINNING,NO
NATIVE MULTISPEED FEATURE ANYWAY. I HAVE
TO SAY I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO IGNORE
TRANSPOSE,ESPECIALLY REGARDING DRUMS,MY
FAULT? OVERALL,NICE PLAYER ANYWAY.

---------------------:: LODPLAY 1.00 ::-
SMALL,LITTLE CONSUMING,USUALLY 1X AND
VERY VERY EASY TO WORK WITH,THIS IS THE
LODPLAY BY CSABO/LOD. PATH DEFINE TAKES
6 COMMANDS ONLY:'QUIET' DEFINES A NO
SOUND LENGTH,'SNARE'PLAYS A PRESET DRUM,
'LOOPS' AND 'LOOPE' START AND END A LOOP
'ENDMARK' ENDS THE PATH,LAST THE NOTES.
DUE TO THE CLEAN CODE BEHIND IT,THE
RESULTING SOUND MAY BE SURPRISINGLY NEAT
DESPITE OF HOW SIMPLE IT IS,ALLOWING
EVERYBODY TO ACHIEVE HIS OWN MUSIC WITH
MINIMUM STRESS. THE MOST DEMOCRATIC
CROSSASSEMBLER TEDPLAYER EVER,PROBABLY
ORIGINATED FROM DEFOLIATING A PREVIOUS
MOST DEMANDING ONE.

------------------------:: LODPLAY 2 ::-
AFTER THE ACT OF POWER PERFORMED BY HIS
AUTHOR,CSABO/LOD,IN "8 SHADES OF BLACK",
LODPLAY 2 LOOKS LIKE THE MOST ADVANCED
SOURCE OF TEDSOUND ASSEMBLING AROUND.
UNFORTUNATELY,IT ALSO LOOKS LIKE A BIG
BULL TO TAME,EVEN THOUGH THE AUTHOR HAS
DECLARED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT THE
WHOLE USAGE OF HIS PLAYER CAN BE EASILY
GATHERED FROM THE SOURCES HE GAVE AWAY
WHEN THE 16K TRACKMO HAS BEEN RELEASED.
ALL THE PEOPLE WHICH TESTED IT,FELT EVEN
MORE GUILTY AND ASHAMED ABOUT THIS,JUST
BECAUSE,YES,IT SEEMS EASY TO UNDERSTAND
AT A FIRST GLANCE,BUT THE REAL POTENTIAL
IN LODPLAY 2 STAYS INTO ITS MODULAR
STRUCTURE:THEREFORE,IT HAS SEVERAL SOUND
MODULES IN ORDER TO PERFORM CERTAIN TED
ROUTINES,AND YOU CAN TURN THEM OFF IF
YOU DON'T NEED SOME,OPTIMIZING THE FINAL
PLAYER PER TUNE. HEY,SOMEONE SHOULD
INTRODUCE THESE MODULES ONE BY ONE TO
ME! CSABO WROTE A QUICK NOTE ABOUT HIS
PLAYER UNDER MY REQUEST,YOU CAN FIND IT
REPORTED BY ME IN THIS DISK SIDE,AND HE
REPORTS ON NOTES ENTERING,OFF,LENGTH,AND
INSTRUMENT SETTING,HE ALSO MISSED THE
NATURAL PRESENCE OF 'FI' NOTE,LOL,I TRY
TO UNLEASH CSABO'S WRATH! EVEN THOUGH I
APPRECIATED HIS NOTE,THE USER STILL DOES
NOT HAVE A FULL OVERVIEW TO ALL THE
FEATURES INSIDE,INCLUDING WHAT LOOKS TO
BE A VERSATILE MULTISPEED OPTION. IF YOU
READ SOME SOURCES,YOU CAN ALSO SPOT OUT
SOME FIXED DRUMS TO BE ASSIGNED IN THE
F0-FE INSTRUMENTS AREA:HOW MANY THEY ARE
IN ALL? ALSO,HEY LOOK THERE,IT SEEMS
THERE ARE VOLUME SETTINGS FOR SINGLE
INSTRUMENTS TOO:HOW THEY WOULD WORK,LIKE
TLCPLAY,LIKE 4-MAT'S OR LIKE WHATDAHELL?
LODPLAY 2 IS NOT SON OF THE PREVIOUS ONE
IT COMES FROM THE ANCIENT "LODPLAY" OLD
VERSION,DATED AUGUST 2000! YOU CAN FIND
AN EXAMPLE FOR THE LATTER ON THE DISK:IT
HAS VOLUME CONTROL AND SOUNDS LIKE 2X.
ANALYSIS RESULTS:GREAT,WANNA KNOW MORE!

----------------:: DEDICATED PLAYERS ::-
3 WORTHY CASES,WHOSE EXAMPLE ARE ON THIS
DISK:THE TRIUMPH OF IDM/MINIMAL WITH THE
4X TUNE MADE BY SIRE/BKN FOR "THREEVE";
UNVEILING DEGAUSS/TEK'S 2X PLAYER USED
IN "HAZIASAN";OBTAINING MAX WITH THE
SLIGHTEST,BRITELITE/DKD JUST DID IT IN
"8 SHADES OF BLACK". READ THE .TXT FILES
TO KNOW MORE ABOUT ALL OF THESE.
----------------------------------------
INTERVIEW
----------------------------------------
A PRETTY FUNNY BUD,THE WACKO SIDE OF THE
SCENE,A LONG STANDING +4 CODER:HE'S CSIO
OF ACW AND HE STAYS UNPARALLELED,NO
OTHERS LIKE HIM AROUND HERE!
AS HE HAS WRITTEN ON "TRAFFIC JAM 5",
WHERE HE RELEASED THE SAME INTERVIEW IN
HUNGARIAN,THIS IS DATED 2006,THEN IT
REFLECTS STATE OF THINGS IN THAT TIME.
WELL,BETTER LATER THAN NEVER! ;

- HI CSIO,PRESENT YOURSELF,EXPLAIN YOUR
SCENE NICKNAME,TALK ABOUT YOU LIFE IN
GENERAL.
- HI LUCA,AND HI TO ALL THE READERS. I
AM GLAD THAT I CAN WRIT AGAIN IN +4,
AND IT'S SO GOOD THAT I AM IN ANOTHER
MAGAZINE TOO BESIDE "TRAFFIC JAM".
OKAY,I PRESENT MYSELF. I'M 30 AND I AM
NOT ACCUSTOMED TO THIS. I MARRIED LAST
SUMMER SO THIS IS THE BIG QUITE FOR
ME. SO YOU DON'T KNOW BUT I CHANGED MY
SURNAME FROM SZIDONYA TO BUDOVINSZKY.
BEFORE I MARRIED,I HAVEN'T GOT A
FAMILY,MY PARENTS DIVORCED WHEN I WAS
8. MY FATHER IS A BIGAMIST - 3
CHILDREN,3 MARRIAGES - MY MOTHER IS A
SCHIZOPHREN TEACHER - DEPENDENCE OF
MEDICINES AND GOD-SYNDROME - SO THIS
IS THE STORY,WHY I HAT MY NAME. AND
WHEN I GET ACQUAINTED WITH MY LOVE,I
KNOW I WANT TO BE BUDO!
SO,MY JOB IS VERY INTERESTING. I WORK
IN A SOCIALSPHERE. IT IS A SOCIAL HOME
WHERE HANDYCAP PPL AND PSYCHIATRISTS
LIVE,NO COMPUTER HACKER CRACKER
SWAPPER CODER WORKER-JOB.
WE ARE LIVING IN MOHACS IN A NICE OLD
HOUSE ON THE BRINK OF THE CITY WITH 2
ANIMALS CALLED COCKROACH AND WILLIE.

- HOW DID YOU START WITH THE +4?
- WAH-WAH. WHAT AN OLD STORY IS IT? IN
1988 WHEN I WAS 12 IN THE ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL WE HAD A REQUIRED OPTIONAL
COURSE,CHOOSING SPORT WITH BALL,
HOUSEHOLD KNOWLEDGES AND COMPUTER
SCIENCE. I'D CHOOSEN THE SPORT OF
COURSE,CAUSE I LIKE THE BALL GAMES. OK
THE TRAINING WAS STARTING AND THE 1ST
TIME THE TEACHER SAID:HEY KIDS,RUN FOR
3KM! OKAY NO PROBLEM,IT IS NEEDED TO
BE A STAYING POWER...AND THAT'S ALL.
THE SECOND TIME THE TEACHER SAID AGAIN
AND AGAIN:JUST RUN 3KM! AND WHEN I WAS
AT 2.5KM I BROKE OUT INTO ANGRY WORDS:
WHAT A PITCHER-TEACHER,AND WHERE ARE
BALLS HE SAID? FUCK UP! ...AND I
DISQUALIFIED MYSELF. WHAT NOW? OK NO
PROBLEM,THE HOUSEHOLD KNOWLEDGE IS
GOOD FOR ME,GOOD GIRLS GOOD CAKES,PAW
THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS'FRUITS AND EAT
SOME PUDDING...BUT TEACHER DIDN'T
ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ME:IT'S FOR
GIRLS ONLY,SHE SAID IN A WAY,AND I HAD
NO OTHER CHOICE THAN COMPUTER SCIENCE.
WHAT'S A COMPUTER IS? OK I WILL TRY,NO
PROB... AND 1 YEAR LATER I GOT A +4
WITH DATASETTE AT 2ND HAND,17.280 HUF,
68 EUROS CIRCA. TO HAVE A VIEW,IN 1988
BEING AN ICECREAM PRICED AT 10 HUF,I
COULD BUY 1728 OF THEM,NOWADAYS ONE
ICECREAM IS 120 HUF SO I WOULD BUY 144
ICECREAMS ONLY,BUT I WOULD FIND A +4
FOR 6000-8000 HUF! WHY DIDN'T I CHOICE
THE ICECREAMS?? SO,THIS WAS MY START.

- LET'S TRY TO REBUILD YOUR WHOLE +4
CAREER:TTC,ABSENCE.
- FIRST I WAS PLAYING WITH "MAGICIANS
CURSE","SABOTEUR","TERRA COGNITA" FOR
ABOUT HALF A YEAR,AND AFTER I CHANGED:
HOW CAN I WRITE A PROGRAM,THE BASIC
ARRIVED,THEN ML. NO TEACHER,JUST HACK
EVERY PROGRAM I CAN,RUN/STOP+RESET AND
SEE WHAT A FUCK IS THE LDA23! SO,SOME
HARD AND LONG NIGHTS AFTER,I GOT INTO
A FAKECREW CALLED "THE TAX COLLECTORS"
WHAT YOU CAN READ IN "MEGACSIGA JAVIT"
INTRO. MY NICKNAME HAS BEEN RELEASED
JUST THAT TIME:MY LITTLE FRIENDS USED
TO CALL ME 'CSIO' WHY? DON'T KNOW,BUT
I LOVED IT. WHEN I STARTED HIGH SCHOOL
I MET KRONA AND WE'D FOUND A STABLE
CREW,"TERMINAL TECHNICS",IN WHICH WE
FOUND A BIG AND BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP
TOO. WE AGREED THAT KRONA IS THE
GRAPHICIAN AND ME THE CODER WITH THE
MOTHERCRUNCHING 1531 DATASETTE,IT WAS
A HARD TIME FOR ME. I DIDN'T CARE'BOUT
SCHOOL,BUT CODING ONLY,AND WHEN I GOT
A BAD MARK I WASN'T ABLE TO WATCH TV
OR USING +4 ANYMORE,AND I DIDN'T LEAVE
MY ROOM FOR 1 WEEK. AT THAT TIME I HAD
MANY MORE BAD MARKS...BUT SECRETLY I
COLLECTED MY LITTLE MONEY FOR A 1541 I
BOUGHT 1 YEAR AND HALF AFTER THAT,FOR
10.000 HUF,40 EUROS. THE HACK HAD
STARTED SINCE THAT TIME!
AFTER,WE RECRUITED TPSH INTO TTC,AND
WE RELEASED SOME INTERESTING STUFF
LIKE "ROTARY HACK",ETC... KRONA MADE
COOL GFX AT HOME,I HAD TO CODE SOME
STUFF AT KRONA'S HOME CAUSE I SERVED
MY SENTENCE. WHEN TPSH MARKED HIMSELF
AS UNACTIVE,AFTER "TERMINAL OBSESSION"
TTC CLOSED HIS GATES. THEN,ABSENCE
CAME,WITH NEW MEMBERS LIKE MOLDI AND
NIGGA,AND I FORGOT THE OTHERS. OUT 1ST
PRODUCTION WAS "PARTYLAND" I GUESS,AND
THE SHOW HAD TO GO ON.

- WHY DID YOU LEAVE THE +4?
- IN 1995 MY LIFE WAS A BIT CONFUSED,LOT
OF BAD THINGS RAISED AND A LOT OF GOOD
ONES HAD NOT. SO I LEFT THE SCENE IN
FEW DAYS,TILL 2002. DURING THIS TIME,I
REGENERATED MY BODY WITH A LOT OF
DEAD CAN DANCE,PJ HARVEY,LAMB,NIN,
PORTISHEAD... IN 2002 I BOUGHT A PC
AND TRIED TO LEARN USING THE WINDOWS
MOTHERLAMENT. EH NO GOOD,NO PC
KNOWLEDGES,OLD SMALL +4 ONLY. BUT I AM
BACK AND I HOPE TO FINISH MY IDEAS.

- MAYBE YOU'D LEFT SOME UNFINISHED
PROJECTS,IS IT SO? IF YES,WHICH WERE?
- YES,I HAVE SOME STUFF,BUT I DON'T
REMEMBER WHAT AND WHERE,THEY LIE INTO
OLD DISKS AND DCS STILL DON'T SEND ME
A CABLE...

- WHICH ARE THE BEST +4 DUDE,DEMO,GAME?
- GAME...SORRY I DON'T KNOW,I DON'T CARE
ABOUT GAMES. DUDE, HARD QUESTION:HOW
CAN WE WEIGH? THE BEST DUDE IS WHO
WORKS HARD FO HIS OWN PROJECT,AT THIS
TIM THE BEST ONE WAS WHO MADE A 256K
+4,OR WHO MADE A PC GAME ON +4,OR WHO
MADE A FIRST RASTER WITH 3X3 SCROLL
AND BEGAN ALL OF THE DEMOSCENE. CAN'T
CHOOSE... THE BEST DEMO IS WHAT STILL
SQUAT IN MY MIND AND WAITS FOR ME TO
DO ON +4

- WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE CURRENT
8BIT SCENE? AND THE +4 SCENE IN
PARTICULAR?
- I AM VERY GLAD TO SHARE IN THIS SCENE
AGAIN,AND I BELIEVE IT IS STRONGER
THAN ANYTHING ELSE! I LOVE THE +4
SURVIVORS AND I'M GLAD THAT LOTS OF
THEM ARE NEW TO ME.

- HAVE YOU USED SOME +4 EMULATORS? WHAT
DO YOU THINK ABOUT?
- YES,OF COURSE. YAAAPE RULEZ! WITH THIS
STUFF I CAN CODE AGAIN ON +4! THANX A
LOT!!

- SHALL WE SEE 3RD MILLENIUM CSIO +4
RELEASES?
- YOU CAN'T FLEE FROM BEFORE ME! YOU'VE
TO BE TRRIFIED OF ME! I HAVE SOME PLAN
INVOLVING YOUR BRAINS!
- BLANK SPACE: FEEL FREE TO TELL US
ANYTHING YOU WANT.
- I AM VERY SORRY FOR MY BAD-BRUTAL
ENGLISH KNOWLEDGE. I FEEL ASHAMED FOR
THIS.
AND FINALLY I WANT TO THANK YOU LUCA
THAT YOU THOUGHT TO ME FOR THIS
INTERVIEW.
THANX A LOT,AND GOOD CODE EVERYBODY!

NOTES: 'KRONA' AND 'DCS' ARE FRIENDLY
NICKS FOR 'CHRONOS' AND 'DCD'.



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