NSID_Emu - SID Player for Spectrum

On the creation of AY or Beeper music, including the packages used to do so.
Post Reply
User avatar
Pegaz
Manic Miner
Posts: 394
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:44 pm

NSID_Emu - SID Player for Spectrum

Post by Pegaz »

Yesterday I came across a fantastic SID emulator for Russian Spectrum models (Pentagon / Scorpion / Profi / ATM, etc) based on Simon Owen's SidPlayer and I can say that it works great. :)
The standard version requires a TurboSound interface, but there is also a basic version, which works on any Russian model with AY chip.
Each version comes with a lot of SID tunes, and there is also a conversion tool as the Total Comander plugin.
I tested the basic version (NSID_Emu r0244) for Pentagon and Scorpion with Fuse and Spectaculator and the sound quality is surprisingly good, recommend trying the Supremacy tune, its awesome!
https://anonfiles.com/B1f0z914od/NSID_r0244_Pentagon_7z
https://anonfiles.com/L0Zbze12of/NSID_r0244_Scorpion_7z
Also I tested the standard TS version with the UnrealSpeccy emulator and of course it sounds fantastic.
I didn't quite understand how to use the +3 version and whether its possible to run this emulator on standard Sinclair/Amstrad models, but here is the original thread with all the details and download links:
https://zx-pk.ru/threads/31677-nsid_emu ... ctrum.html
 
3 x

User avatar
lister_of_smeg
Dizzy
Posts: 53
Joined: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:44 pm

Re: NSID_Emu - SID Player for Spectrum

Post by lister_of_smeg »

Pegaz wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:37 pm
I didn't quite understand how to use the +3 version and whether its possible to run this emulator on standard Sinclair/Amstrad models.
You need a DivIDE/MMC device with ESXDOS firmware using it's TR-DOS emulation, as the Beta Disk Interface is incompatible with +2A/+3. It won't work on any of the earlier models, as it utilises the +2A/+3's special paging mode.

It runs and sounds great on my +3 w/ DivMMC. Well, the tunes that don't suffer from slowdown do...

Thanks for the heads up :)
1 x

azesmbog
Berk
Posts: 24
Joined: Sat May 16, 2020 8:43 am

Re: NSID_Emu - SID Player for Spectrum

Post by azesmbog »

Pegaz wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:37 pm
I didn't quite understand how to use the +3 version and whether its possible to run this emulator on standard Sinclair/Amstrad model 
On 3+ models it works only with divMMC, it doesn’t work with standard models, since it is necessary to replace the ROM zero page with RAM. There are both fresher versions, and versions that work with a real SID chip, or versions for ZXUno
1 x

stupidget
Manic Miner
Posts: 444
Joined: Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:09 pm

Re: NSID_Emu - SID Player for Spectrum

Post by stupidget »

I get this screen on my +2a with a DivMMC:

Image

but when I select any of the tracks I get some corruption on the screen and nothing happens.
0 x

azesmbog
Berk
Posts: 24
Joined: Sat May 16, 2020 8:43 am

Re: NSID_Emu - SID Player for Spectrum

Post by azesmbog »

Is + 2A model compatible on port # 1FFD with 3+?
If compatible, and can substitute RAM in the zero page - then you need to try the version with 3+, for example NSID r0244 +3 Slow
or NSID_Emu_TS r0274 +3 Slow.trd
https://dropmefiles.com.ua/ru/VPC72UBN
0 x

Post Reply