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8 minutes ago, YukiRaven said:

Me too!  And piercings, too.  I'm hoping to get at least one more tattoo and a few more piercings by the end of the year.

 

Anyways, random fact: at least half of my home decor is technically halloween decorations, because everyday is Halloween.  The other half is made up of Gunpla, game/anime art, witchcraft-y stuff, or Godzilla figures.

 

This is why we love you Yuki :)

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3 minutes ago, Nine Inch Heels said:

What do you use that one for I wonder. Chiptunes perhaps?

Not yet, right now it's just to play old games and to play around with an oldschool BASIC interpreter.  But they're games I actually enjoy, and some I grew up with, so it's fun to use in that sense.

 

I'm also working out how to embed my Raspberry Pi into it, then hook its horrible keyboard into the GPIO ports through a breadboard.  Then I could put a toggle switch so that the keyboard either drives the Pi or the Atari itself.  I have the electronics worked out, so it's just a matter of finding time and getting the rest of the required parts, then writing some code.

 

EDIT: though actually, abusing that POKEY chip could be a really good idea...

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So how does one utilize old gaming systems in order to make chiptunes? There's tons of free VSTi chiptune dlls out there BUT I love the idea of using actual hardware to do it as well

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6 minutes ago, Neurosis said:

So how does one utilize old gaming systems in order to make chiptunes? There's tons of free VSTi chiptune dlls out there BUT I love the idea of using actual hardware to do it as well

Yeah, there are a lot of free and non-free VSTis that do a pretty good job.  Plogue's Chipsounds, 38911bytes, and the free VOPM comes to mind immediately, but there are others as well.  In fact, 38911bytes provided the bass in this song...

 

Anyway, I think a lot of musicians who do use the original hardware either compose using a tracker program or similar directly on the hardware, or, they have a player program that can load a music file from a custom ROM that was made with an external program.  The latter is easy if you have a device that lets you use an SD card on an old system.  There's one program on Linux, Windows, and OSX called Deflemask that emulates the chips itself, but can save .vgm and ROM files that could be loaded this way into an emulator or on real hardware.  It's a fun program that I've been playing with, and while it won't appear on my next album, it will eventually appear in something I do in the future.

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1 hour ago, Neurosis said:

So how does one utilize old gaming systems in order to make chiptunes? There's tons of free VSTi chiptune dlls out there BUT I love the idea of using actual hardware to do it as well

you may be interested in this:

 

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Just random fact again. I just wish that I could write poems in english as good as I write them in my native language. Maybe, it's because that I lack more deeper words to express myself and subjects in english than I can do this in my native language. 

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I bought a life-size Amy Rose doll for $500 a few months ago.

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On 9/6/2017 at 9:04 AM, Battle_Kirby said:

I went inside my pockets to grab my Sony Ericsson and play some Blackjack, when I touched something fuzzy and weird and both of my pockets were filled with wasps and caterpillars whatever creepy crawlies where there.

GHAAAAAAAAAAH! I think I would have fucking freaked if that happened to me, primarily because of the wasps. I hate those things.

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