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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 - during gameplay. It makes use of the DMA audio hardware lurking inside the Atari STe and (because it's a coprocessor) there is no CPU usage thus zero impact on the game's performance whatsoever. Of course, you will need an Ultrasatan or hard drive device to store the music file. This can be anything you like and basic instructions are included in the download. However, converting your own MP3 is dead easy using something like Audacity.

Well, what an incredible upgrade this is. It's something else hearing real music blasting out from your Atari STe. I'm only gutted it's Cannon Fodder getting this amazing upgrade. Why? Because it's a pile of rubbish and nothing more than a shabby Amiga port. So, I hope Peter uses this technology again - for better Atari ST games...

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