Thursday, January 14, 2016

Cannon Fodder [Atari STe update]

[ Metallica streamed from my own Atari STe computer ]

Peter Putnik has upgraded Cannon Fodder to support playback of 25KHz digital music. Yes, during gameplay. This new upgrade is making use of the DMA audio hardware inside the Atari STe and (because it's a coprocessor) the entire thing eats up zero CPU time. Thus not impacting on the performance whatsoever.

Of course, you need an Ultrasatan/hard drive/etc to store the music file, which can be quite large. However, it can be anything you choose and Peter has instructions on how to create your own music. Overall, this is an amazing audio upgrade with enormous potential. However, it's sadly for what I can only describe as a shabby Amiga port.

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