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CGSC Sid music: Loading Sid music on UIEC2SD setup
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Terry Raymond
2019-05-21 22:21:36 UTC
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Hi all who enjoy listening to the older Compute Gazette Sid Music
and this pertains to the update I worked on to be able to enjoy the
Q-Link Sid music, and Stereo Sids.

While I was working on this project I discovered that Jim Brain's
UIEC 2 SD can actually Load the Sid song and play it, and if you have the faster
version of CMD's Jiffy Dos really benefits from loading speed.

For those whom haven't discovered how to make the UIEC work with mainly the
STEREO PLAYER V10.3
The problem is the UIEC does not support FAST LOAD there is a way to shut this
off in the Stereo player so heres my way of configuring the Stereo Player:

In C64 basic using DOS commands change the device number (for those who don't know how to) Lets say your UIEC is set at Device#10 we need to change it to Device#8 for the player:

OPEN1,10,15,"U0>"+CHR$(8):CLOSE1

To save this
OPEN1,8,15,"XW":CLOSE1

In the Stereo Player files there is a file there called
SID.CONFIG (something similar) Delete that file, this contains the last known
configuration we will get rid of those.

Boot the Stereo player
LOAD"STEREOPLAYERV10.3",8,1 (PRESS ENTER KEY)
If you don't have Jiffy Dos or a Super CPU just be patient its slow, but not locked up.
Now press the C= logo key
Halfway down is a setting: FASTLOAD turn this off(for any of the UIEC models).
Set the Disk Drive setting to Device8 or 9 either will work.
Right at the top is the back left arrow key, press that to save the current
settings. Now whenever you boot youre all set and youre UIEC should load
Sid songs just fine.

Most may have possibly figured this out but for those that haven't well I wanted to pass this on to help.

Again with Jiffy Dos on the UIEC is really very fast.
To get the updated work I did again with the CGSC Sid Collection go to:
www.c64music.co.uk
Go down to REAL C64 version mentions my name Terry Raymonds work on this.
I really do hope most have enjoyed being able to play ALL of the Q-Link
MONO and Stereo Sid music on a REAL C=64 or C=128 was my goal to help the Commodore scene, mainly to enjoy All of the collection.
Again the problem was large filenames on some of the songs exceeded the 16 character file limit, chopping off the .Mus, .STR and .WDS extensions, resulting in the songs not showing up in ANY of the players, now this is fixed
since last August.
I hope most enjoy this and appreciate my efforts, I know I do and really enjoy this, wow did Q-link ever have a lot of uploaded Sid music.
Enjoy...
I removed my email address but if there are any problems please do inform Peter Weighill by email.

Have fun Sidding.
Thierry64
2019-05-25 01:48:19 UTC
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Thanks for this , i try it !

best regards

Thierry/64

On Tue, 21 May 2019 15:21:36 -0700 (PDT), Terry Raymond
Post by Terry Raymond
Hi all who enjoy listening to the older Compute Gazette Sid Music
and this pertains to the update I worked on to be able to enjoy the
Q-Link Sid music, and Stereo Sids.
While I was working on this project I discovered that Jim Brain's
UIEC 2 SD can actually Load the Sid song and play it, and if you have the faster
version of CMD's Jiffy Dos really benefits from loading speed.
For those whom haven't discovered how to make the UIEC work with mainly the
STEREO PLAYER V10.3
The problem is the UIEC does not support FAST LOAD there is a way to shut this
OPEN1,10,15,"U0>"+CHR$(8):CLOSE1
To save this
OPEN1,8,15,"XW":CLOSE1
In the Stereo Player files there is a file there called
SID.CONFIG (something similar) Delete that file, this contains the last known
configuration we will get rid of those.
Boot the Stereo player
LOAD"STEREOPLAYERV10.3",8,1 (PRESS ENTER KEY)
If you don't have Jiffy Dos or a Super CPU just be patient its slow, but not locked up.
Now press the C= logo key
Halfway down is a setting: FASTLOAD turn this off(for any of the UIEC models).
Set the Disk Drive setting to Device8 or 9 either will work.
Right at the top is the back left arrow key, press that to save the current
settings. Now whenever you boot youre all set and youre UIEC should load
Sid songs just fine.
Most may have possibly figured this out but for those that haven't well I wanted to pass this on to help.
Again with Jiffy Dos on the UIEC is really very fast.
www.c64music.co.uk
Go down to REAL C64 version mentions my name Terry Raymonds work on this.
I really do hope most have enjoyed being able to play ALL of the Q-Link
MONO and Stereo Sid music on a REAL C=64 or C=128 was my goal to help the Commodore scene, mainly to enjoy All of the collection.
Again the problem was large filenames on some of the songs exceeded the 16 character file limit, chopping off the .Mus, .STR and .WDS extensions, resulting in the songs not showing up in ANY of the players, now this is fixed
since last August.
I hope most enjoy this and appreciate my efforts, I know I do and really enjoy this, wow did Q-link ever have a lot of uploaded Sid music.
Enjoy...
I removed my email address but if there are any problems please do inform Peter Weighill by email.
Have fun Sidding.
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