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Twisted Chipster #1 by Fairlight [web]
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release date : october 2002
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popularity : 69%
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alltime top: #732
added on the 2002-10-16 01:28:15 by graffik graffik

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Yeah! A really kickass musicdisk!. Well done guys =)..
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 01:32:54 by Sonic Sonic
Great music-disk ... The best I've seen for ages !

Great code and effects, fabulous gfx, and divine music... Thanx guyz, it's a wonderful gift :-)
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 01:35:46 by MrHoward MrHoward
nice prod guys !!!! :D
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 01:38:39 by EviL EviL
the best chipdisk ive ever seen so far! good work fairlight!
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 01:42:30 by oldaccount oldaccount
very nice prod ;]
great tunes by maktone.

sid brings back some memories...:}

rulez added on the 2002-10-16 01:57:52 by blz blz
maktone my hero :)
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 02:13:32 by kenet kenet
welcome to battle squadron
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 03:15:26 by robotriot robotriot
could use some freq analysis or something like that.. people like looking at it.
other then that its nice.
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 05:01:58 by psenough psenough
if it bleeps and beeps its rok'n'rol
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 05:22:16 by hooligan hooligan
Yeehaaarrr!! Fuckn rocks.. :D
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 07:21:41 by verm verm
incredible work!!!
the span between pure funkiness and the pleasure of excellent chips, be it mod, xm or sid, is just awesome. this is undoubtedly the best musicdisk I've ever heard, regardless of platform. just pure brilliance..
as mrhoward said: a gift!

ps: I miss an automatic advance between the tracks though, so it can just play in the background while I'm asleep :)
pps: reed: after this I hate you for no longer being able to call you a lamer ;)
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 09:07:32 by lug00ber lug00ber
The instruction at "'0x00243a86" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be "written".
<- launching twisted_hw.exe

too bad 'cause the chips are nice (fx keys are not working in sw mode?)
sucks added on the 2002-10-16 10:47:37 by spengler spengler
make sure you have dx 8.1b, we have a patch that we are going to upload very soon that deals with different bug issues.
added on the 2002-10-16 10:53:23 by pantaloon pantaloon
dx8.1 in debug mode
added on the 2002-10-16 11:06:33 by spengler spengler
you need dx8.1b not dx8.1.. we had this crash on my machine a couple of weeks ago as i had dx8.1 debug, and there were a couple of functions that couldnt be found (resulting in the null pointer reference you describe). get dx8.1b and it'll be solved.
added on the 2002-10-16 11:13:56 by smash smash
k, downloading dx8.1b (and sdk)... next time, mention it correctly in the nfo...
added on the 2002-10-16 11:32:32 by spengler spengler
Music isn't as good as in the Emissions music disks, interface is almost as cool as Andromeda's Mirror ... and otherwise the best and funkiest chipdisk I know on the PC platform ;)
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 11:34:58 by kb_ kb_
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 11:52:51 by Zafio Zafio
"- Mommy, mommy! That musicdisk ate all my CPU!"
"- Why don't you put it to sleep(); ?"

Although I am a CPC nostalgic myself, the tunes are quite good, the interface too. But it would be nice if it let my 1GHz+ computer do other things as well, for both the sw and hw versions... Also, an option to disable the 3d effects on the hw version (by clicking in the circle maybe?) would be perfect :-)
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 12:14:20 by moT moT
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 12:19:52 by Marisa Marisa

You wouldnt happen to have played an mpeg in woindows media player before running the musicdiisk? (pr0n perhaps hehe), cos we know there is a problem that occurs under that situation.
I'm running a 700mhz duron and use photoshop while listening to the disk using the hw player, and everything seems fine and dandy.

ps: turn off effects with the 'e' key.
added on the 2002-10-16 12:20:43 by graffik graffik
so it doesn't work with dx8.1a and you can't use media-player before running this? wow, excellent coding :)
added on the 2002-10-16 12:46:42 by sagacity sagacity
hm.. maybe we should have made it work with dx6 too (its not reasonable to expect the latest released dx to be installed, right?) :)
added on the 2002-10-16 12:51:22 by smash smash
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 12:55:08 by norecess norecess
sagacity, this does not work on dx3,5,7 but it shuld work on the newest Direct-X, all developers should use DX 8.1b or they are really stupid (if their aim is to develope dx8 prods). About the Media player bug, its a common windows bug that alot of people are aware of, there is a patch on Microsoft for this, and if you didn't know about this bug i'm not sure you should develope for the Windows Platform.
added on the 2002-10-16 12:58:01 by pantaloon pantaloon
compiling with dx8.1(b) headers can result in some fuzz with d3ddev creation on users running the dx8.0 runtimes. so i'd prefer fooling the factory func ;)
added on the 2002-10-16 13:40:11 by superplek superplek
cool :O
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 13:58:24 by lithis lithis
OMG! the best music disk ever?
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 14:25:24 by DiJ DiJ
i still think his masters noise is the best musik disk, closely followed by megahawks music disk. but this one got quite a few good tunes
added on the 2002-10-16 14:37:37 by hollowman hollowman
in fact, it only crashes with directx (8.1b here) in debug mode ( dunno why? )
added on the 2002-10-16 14:43:35 by spengler spengler
pantaloon: if it's such a common bug, why is your application the only app that exhibits it, on my pc? and if you actually *read* what I wrote you'd notice I didn't actually say you should support dx3/5/7, but you were too busy flaming, I guess.
added on the 2002-10-16 14:48:00 by sagacity sagacity
it is a common bug in the Windows community that after playing mpeg files in Media player it doesnt release all the memory. I can't answere your question really, since i know nothing abour your hardware/software setup.
added on the 2002-10-16 14:54:38 by pantaloon pantaloon
I LOOOÖOOve you.
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 14:59:29 by med med
Very nice job pantaloon.. and to reed maktone bliss etc =)
added on the 2002-10-16 15:08:13 by stealth stealth
I am a bug report:

System #1:
Intel Celeron 1.1->1.46GHz (256K cache), VIA 133T, 512MB PC133 SDRAM, NVidia Geforce 4Ti 4200/64Mb, Windows XP SP1, DX 8.1, 30.82 detonators WHQL

System #2:
Intel Pentium 4 1800->2400 (512Kb cache), Intel 845 chipset, 256 MB PC133 SDRAM, NVidia TNT2 Ultra/32Mb, Windows 2000 SP3, DX 8.1, 30.82 detonators WHQL

On both systems, both musicdisk versions exibit 50-70% CPU ulilisation, even with the visuals disabled. I prefered to assume that you forgot to put a sleep() somewhere than to assume that your player consumes hundreds of times more CPU resources than the ones on the original machines (c64, 486 etc.).

Hope that helps :-)
added on the 2002-10-16 15:08:20 by moT moT
Oh, on both systems, I did not use windows media player. I never use that shitty piece of software anyway - I watch my pr0n with divX player or winamp3 :-)
added on the 2002-10-16 15:10:33 by moT moT
Nice grafikk, nice visual effects in the background and nice tunes. Fairlight
is still making dreams come true.
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 15:29:37 by Wain Wain
good alternative to the rebels disks, still the interface is so heavy that it makes the tunes choppy. some tracks are great some are so so. great all over experience though.
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 16:25:42 by protectin'myhive protectin'myhive
well nice tunes...some bugs here and there but it happends to all of us...never mind about it..yeah liked it...cheers guys..more to come..right?
a real nice and a great work!
added on the 2002-10-16 16:25:46 by cxczevik cxczevik
ah and nice gfx..- design and code..yeah nice ideas for a music disk
added on the 2002-10-16 16:32:55 by cxczevik cxczevik
ah and nice gfx..- design and code..yeah nice ideas for a music disk
added on the 2002-10-16 16:34:36 by cxczevik cxczevik
i love the funky tunes by reed... =)
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 16:53:40 by starbuck starbuck
Love the tunes, design and gfx. I think that covers everything :)
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 18:02:41 by |bal| |bal|
The Absolute Vodka track should of been put in this great musikdisc, Rats......
But overall Very Impressive stuff, I love it
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 18:04:49 by pud-kvaz pud-kvaz
great disc, only problem i have is that i cant scroll the window in the browser for this thread while the musicdisc runs, due to low CPU on this machine ;((

i guess XP1500+ with gf2 gts just isnt ok to multitask a chipdisk ;(
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 18:05:57 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
nice interface, worst songs ever, except for marts tunes :)
added on the 2002-10-16 18:30:04 by kootiee kootiee

Nice gfx, but damnit, time to make another logo to use instead of that one? Or maybe you cant? =) lalala, jk

buggY! Yeah, get errormsgses all the time, but they dont affect anything, they just plop up and dissapear, and then disc freezes for like 10 secs, and come back to life again,

oh, yeah, only 50% of the songs work, the rest wount play, mostsly maktone songs that dont play =( No clue why

Music is good, Some of Reeds songs are boring since they are made with parts from other reed songs? =)

interface is cuter than zik =)

still, Biggest Thumb up for a long long time, great work!
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 19:40:41 by dubmood dubmood
wtf disc crashed my puter for real,=( now I dont dare to start it again =( =( =(
added on the 2002-10-16 19:41:59 by dubmood dubmood
nice... chiptunes rule! .. dont forget to get the paradox her collection chipdisk :)
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 21:23:16 by liNCOlN liNCOlN
this was very nice, oh yes! :>
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 22:32:36 by sinny sinny
good mx, good interface!
50-70% cpu (p4-1700) usage, but who cares about that? My cpu is a slave. she's gotta work hard for the power she consumes. ;)
rulez added on the 2002-10-16 22:34:08 by FooLman FooLman
just love it. I specially like those sids and commie gfx
rulez added on the 2002-10-17 00:50:54 by hiru hiru
dub, special crash just for you m8 ;P
hehe, no, seriously, we know about most bugs, final in a day or two.
next disk will be a bit different, and quite original.
added on the 2002-10-17 00:52:46 by graffik graffik
just have to say, it roxxx. nice prod. thx flt
rulez added on the 2002-10-17 01:07:23 by RaS RaS
Very nice musicdisk ;) good work guys, congratulations.

However some small details make it's not perfect ;) :
- a tune-playing progress indicator ?
- an option to loop a tune forever (so that i can listen continuously to "Summer parks" by maktone without having to press play every 2"43 ;) ?
- as it was said in the thread already, the musicdisk swallows 70% of my cpu calculation power even when it's minimized. any idea to solve this pantaloon?

that's all for now,
have a nice day
rulez added on the 2002-10-17 20:49:19 by nystep nystep
lugge: you have my permission to call me a lamer, as long as i get to return the favour ;)
added on the 2002-10-17 20:50:46 by reed reed
yeah i know how to solve the cpu problem, and i will when we release the next version of this. However i cant tell any dates for that version since im very busy doing alot of other things =)
added on the 2002-10-17 21:27:22 by pantaloon pantaloon
Nice interface and really cool tunes. Reed r000lz!!!
rulez added on the 2002-10-18 08:16:24 by JosSs JosSs
Cool chipdisk! You'll easily beat Rebels with their stuff then.. back to the roots! That is the right direction I would say!
rulez added on the 2002-10-18 14:01:37 by ghandy ghandy
added on the 2002-10-18 14:32:56 by Gungod Gungod
The interface is so cool, so are the tunes!
rulez added on the 2002-10-19 01:28:11 by Optimus Optimus
reed: of course, and let it be know that you are my favorite lamer :)
added on the 2002-10-19 02:36:58 by lug00ber lug00ber
aww! let's get married, shall we?
added on the 2002-10-19 03:57:31 by reed reed
agreed! :)
added on the 2002-10-19 03:59:32 by lug00ber lug00ber
yeah :) it rulez. good work pantaloon & others :)i love that
rulez added on the 2002-10-19 18:05:46 by voxel voxel
rocks! one of my favourites musikdiskz for now
rulez added on the 2002-10-19 21:35:23 by Grover Watrous Grover Watrous
this one in fact rulez! Great Visualization!!!
rulez added on the 2002-10-20 19:25:37 by Kami68k Kami68k
This is a very good musicdisk. The interface is way cool, almost like a small demo running on your desktop :) And offcourse the music, thumbs up to the musicians
rulez added on the 2002-10-20 22:36:00 by front243 front243
cool stuff!!
more .SID next time please!!!
rulez added on the 2002-10-22 23:26:00 by elkmoose elkmoose
Title> trouble at GC / records being broken...hell yeah guys! :)

some of the SID stuff are quite good aswell,
and the interface are nothing short of GREAT!

...Dammit...i thought there would never be the day. But .....there you have my thumb up mr. chiptune disk. :)
rulez added on the 2002-10-22 23:41:13 by NoahR NoahR
Nice chip-disk!
SID chiptunes from Maktone rulez!
rulez added on the 2002-10-23 14:48:13 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
great tunes, didn't hear a single one that i didn't like. i'd say the interface is a tad too huge to be incorporated into 'just' a chipdisk , but then again it fits to some of the tunes which bear way more than just the usual chip-feel.
rulez added on the 2002-10-28 22:49:58 by dalezr dalezr
excellent work by Maktone, Reed and the others, i like a lot this SID style
just a thing : can you add a volume button to the interface next time ?
and the scoller more fast please :]
i dont speak about sw version, wich is too complex to use for me ;-p
rulez added on the 2002-11-01 20:17:52 by Zone (leZone) Zone (leZone)
Love this music ...... THE BEST.... i didn`t know it was out there..... now i do.... hey every one should get the message to all the "soon to be maktone music LOVERS!" out there......PS: LOVE THIS MUSIC
rulez added on the 2002-11-07 17:57:30 by Willy Willy
Zone, just to answer your comments, there is a volume control on the right of the effects, you can also use the up/down keys on the keyboard.
And for those that havent found it yet, you can open any mp3, sid, xm, mod etc and play it using this interface (just press the 'f' at the bottom of the interface).
The rest of the controls are written in the nfo (the keys are based on those in winamp)
added on the 2002-11-15 19:36:21 by graffik graffik
Sheesh. I've totally forgot to rate this excellent chipdisc.. sorry for that.
Well, what can I say? This chipdisc totally owns. There are some minor downponts, such as the fact that some of the featured tunes aren't chiptunes. But I won't complain too much about that, because the rest of the music is so great it makes my spine chill. Especially reed's stuff (his chiptunes, that is) is stunning.
The interface is pretty nice, but I think it's sort of a paradox that a chipdisc is this cpu-demanding.
However, a "thumbs up" is not enough to describe this disc. You have to download it in order to understand how breathtaking it is.
rulez added on the 2002-11-25 03:52:50 by edzes edzes
well, i was to lazy to include a sleep (or rather i forgot it) and thats why it's so cpu demanding, ive now added a sleep in the loop and it pretty much solved it all =) just mail me if you want a new version, pantaloon@fairlight.org
added on the 2002-11-25 09:20:57 by pantaloon pantaloon
great tunes!! (especially the turboimploder remake!) --since you included a sw version I was able to "even" watch it on my (lame) notebook.. however, next time pls don't map unsupported chars to 'A' which makes the scrolltext a bit hard to read :P cheers!
rulez added on the 2002-12-02 13:08:10 by fli fli
Probably the best musicdisk I've seen since the early 90s. Great tunes, pretty gfx (why wasn't AngelDawn credited btw? :)).. Nothing to complain, except that from the name I expected all the music to be chiptunes.
rulez added on the 2002-12-02 13:15:06 by break break
Great gfx, great tunes.... a playlist would have made it perfect (adding tunes in via the config file suxx ;)
rulez added on the 2002-12-10 17:10:30 by psonice psonice
reed you rule! niiiiiiiice funky tunes :D
rulez added on the 2002-12-12 16:54:24 by loxs loxs
loved the first 2 secs of the first song, then it 1/2crashed and kept on repeating those 2 secs. =[
added on the 2003-01-22 14:52:18 by phage phage
hehe lol kthnxbye!!!!
makt1 rules my entire world :)
added on the 2003-02-20 03:58:42 by lug00ber lug00ber
SUUUUhhh-WEEEET! Found from Reed's mentioning it on his homepage and damn... the interface just rox too.
everything here works perfect... maybe the best chipdisk ive seen so far! =)
rulez added on the 2003-06-17 15:47:01 by fup fup
the logo bombs my ass!!!
rulez added on the 2003-06-20 15:59:31 by AdDe_ AdDe_
my favourite chipdisk!!
rulez added on the 2003-06-20 16:38:48 by v3nom v3nom
this one was awesome, lotz of luv from Maktone in this one, just gotta love that guy (-_-')
rulez added on the 2003-10-24 06:45:08 by djmaniac djmaniac
teh best.
rulez added on the 2004-07-20 02:20:36 by tintotinto tintotinto
great for listening too at work :)
rulez added on the 2004-07-31 05:28:41 by root root
uuu-jeah! Works nicely, sounds beautiful.
rulez added on the 2004-10-20 08:10:36 by izecolt izecolt
Great musical selection, with nice interfaces. The HwA one looks pretty neat, and the sfw one is reminiscent of classic Fairlight style.

Great tunes!
rulez added on the 2004-10-20 08:52:02 by Nezbie Nezbie
Very nice tunes!
rulez added on the 2004-12-23 17:41:34 by erpherman erpherman
kool gfx and effekts, great music, nice interface... i think we got a winner
rulez added on the 2006-01-02 17:21:27 by xteraco xteraco
great sounds - felt some tracks not as strong as others - but the more upbeat/disco ones (like 'what a day') totally rule.
Great code, very likable small interface
rulez added on the 2006-01-04 07:08:54 by Gaia Gaia
This musicDisk really rocks, I press the [play] button every day, while coding :-)

But where can I get the new version? Already tried to write pantaloon a mail, but my mailbox-master can't found panaloon, after I send my message. Please help me.

GreetZ Your greatest fan
rulez added on the 2006-05-05 22:06:28 by TabalugaFX TabalugaFX
Ooh, really great musicdisk! I somehow didn't expect this quality from modern musicdisks.. Love the Battle Squadron cover, sounds really close to the original (must use same samples at some parts like drums+hihats etc)... Wonderful stuff!
rulez added on the 2006-12-13 14:49:26 by _Monk_ _Monk_
great tunes, neat-o interface.
rulez added on the 2007-10-11 18:05:31 by seablue seablue
oldie but goldie!
added on the 2008-01-16 00:41:19 by v3nom v3nom
rulez added on the 2008-11-18 21:48:55 by Mystra Mystra
chiptunes are forever!
rulez added on the 2008-11-18 22:01:29 by gentleman gentleman
what mystra said
rulez added on the 2009-02-14 23:25:53 by Serpent Serpent
what mr crap said
rulez added on the 2009-02-15 01:30:18 by prm prm
Nice chippie tunes and cool interface, though a track progress bar would have been nice...
rulez added on the 2009-02-28 12:22:39 by raer raer
Btw. When I exited it crashed (HW version) and took my audio output with it... Sound of silence now.
added on the 2009-02-28 12:35:21 by raer raer
added on the 2009-06-01 16:00:00 by xeron xeron
rulez added on the 2009-06-01 16:00:28 by xeron xeron
rulez added on the 2009-06-01 16:23:23 by xernobyl xernobyl
slick, very nice :)
rulez added on the 2009-06-01 19:56:33 by keito keito
rulez added on the 2009-06-01 20:13:29 by magic magic
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 22:14:36 by F7sus4 F7sus4
Fantabulous. Really love the mix of c64 and more modern methods. Or, well, modern for 2002. Tunes are top notch!
rulez added on the 2010-12-05 13:14:36 by menace menace
Reed - yes, Maktone - hell no.
added on the 2010-12-05 14:07:20 by Jakim Jakim
rulez added on the 2010-12-05 14:26:26 by iks iks
POOR Angel Dawn logo ... another rape of this great piece of art ... the tunes are great, but a "winamp" skin like musicplayer is a bit outdated !
added on the 2010-12-05 14:43:03 by _H2o_ _H2o_
H2O, it's been made in 2002 :)
added on the 2010-12-05 17:08:17 by iks iks
nice tunes, sleek interface.

also I still find winamp to be the mediaplayer with the most practical GUI, fuckings to fullscreen-allinonewindow-itunes-like interfaces.
rulez added on the 2010-12-05 18:37:31 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Nice tunes although there were some play-code errors (dun remember what exactly...) so I preferred to play the tunes under the ordinary players
rulez added on the 2011-08-10 11:34:18 by sim sim
is there a chance for a win7 fix?
added on the 2011-12-16 16:11:24 by v3nom v3nom
legendary chipdisk :)
rulez added on the 2012-01-15 14:56:03 by rez rez
goo, 10yrs old already? O.o
rulez added on the 2012-01-15 15:47:03 by comankh comankh
10 years after, I still consider this music disk as the best thing ever done in this category.
added on the 2013-01-03 02:31:07 by norecess norecess
maktone inside.
rulez added on the 2013-08-07 17:30:44 by Xyl2k Xyl2k
Work great on my Win7 64 ultimate! (twisted_hw.exe)
rulez added on the 2014-01-12 08:36:39 by ramon ramon
Oppss, spoke too soon, only 2-3 songs work and then the player froze.
added on the 2014-01-12 08:44:31 by ramon ramon
Great tunes and a slick interface
rulez added on the 2020-12-26 16:16:14 by exocet exocet
The imploder remix by Reed on this music disk I'm still playing 18 years later!
rulez added on the 2021-03-15 22:07:50 by alexh alexh

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