The file on the 3.5” floppy disk is a 170 kilobyte Commodore 64 disk image that can be loaded into VICE, a program that runs on Windows, Linux or Mac, which runs programs intended for old 8-bit Commodore computers.
Half of the tracks are generative and sound different each time they're played. The other half have synchronized PETSCII-visuals.
The digital download contains mastered recordings of the tracks and includes the Commodore 64 disk image (rename the file extension to .d64).
1. Download VICE from sourceforge.net/projects/vice-emu
extract and run x64.exe.
2. In the dropdown menu, top left: File - Attach floptrik-exe.d64 disk image in Drive 8.
3. Type LOAD"$",8 (enter) wait a few seconds, then type LIST (enter) to see the directory. (Slow down scroll with the tab-button, and stop the listing with Caps Lock).
4. Load the files by typing LOAD"filename",8 (enter), wait until loaded, then type RUN (enter). For example LOAD"OSO",8 (enter).
5. To stop and load another file, press ALT+R (or File - Reset - Soft reset) and goto 3.
For the best sound go to the dropdown menu: Settings - SID Settings and choose "8580 (ReSID)".
Watch Fist of Trade video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf0mG6and_c
Promo mix here: soundcloud.com/cpurecords/goto80-floptrik-promo-mix
released June 16, 2017
All tracks written and produced by Anders Carlsson.
Code & graphics by Raquel Meyers, Frantic, Mathman & Linde.
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