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2          SIDPlayer, Version 4.0    SIDPlayer, Version 4.0
3      A SID tune replayer
4    
5          A SID tune replayer for BeOS    Copyright (C) 1996-2000 Christian Bauer
   
         Copyright (C) 1996-2000 Christian Bauer  
         Freely distributable  
6    
7    
8  License  License
# Line 46  SID tunes is that they take very little Line 44  SID tunes is that they take very little
44  in size.  in size.
45    
46    
47    System Requirements
48    -------------------
49    
50    SIDPlayer runs on all Unix systems supported by SDL (which includes Linux,
51    FreeBSD, Solaris and Irix) and on BeOS R4.5 or later versions.
52    
53    Successfully tested systems include:
54     - Linux/i386
55     - BeOS/x86 R5
56     - BeOS/ppc R4.5
57    
58    
59  Supported file formats  Supported file formats
60  ----------------------  ----------------------
61    
# Line 54  files (these have the signature "PSID" i Line 64  files (these have the signature "PSID" i
64  available on the Internet is in this format.  available on the Internet is in this format.
65    
66    
67  Using SIDPlayer  Installing SIDPlayer
68  ---------------  --------------------
69    
70    See the file "INSTALL".
71    
72    
73    Using SIDPlayer under BeOS
74    --------------------------
75    
76  SIDPlayer can be started from the Tracker or from the Shell. If you give the  SIDPlayer can be started from the Tracker or from the Shell. If you give the
77  name of a PSID file as an argument from the Shell or drag a PSID file onto  name of a PSID file as an argument from the Shell or drag a PSID file onto
# Line 72  used to adjust the replay speed. Line 88  used to adjust the replay speed.
88  The SIDPlayer menu has three items:  The SIDPlayer menu has three items:
89    
90   - "About SIDPlayer" shows some information about SIDPlayer   - "About SIDPlayer" shows some information about SIDPlayer
91   - "Sound Control" opens the sound control window   - "Sound Control" opens the sound control window (see below)
92   - "Quit" quits SIDPlayer   - "Quit" quits SIDPlayer
93    
94  To load another PSID file, drag it into the SIDPlayer window. To quit  To load another PSID file, drag it into the SIDPlayer window. To quit
# Line 87  Some functions of SIDPlayer can also be Line 103  Some functions of SIDPlayer can also be
103    Right arrow: Next song    Right arrow: Next song
104    Q          : Quit    Q          : Quit
105    
106  SIDPlayer can also be used as an input plugin for CL-Amp by Claes Löfqvist.  
107  Simply copy the program to your CL-Amp "Plugins" directory (you have to copy  Using SIDPlayer under Unix
108  it, placing a link won't work) and rename it to "in_SIDPlayer".  --------------------------
109    
110    SIDPlayer currently only works as a command-line application. It is invoked
111    as follows:
112    
113      sidplayer FILE [song_number]
114    
115    "FILE" is the name of the PSID file to be loaded. The optional "song_number"
116    specifies the number of the song to be player (instead of the default song).
117    SIDPlayer cannot detect when a song has finished, so you have to use Ctrl-C
118    to quit it.
119    
120    
121  The Sound Control window  The Sound Control window (BeOS only)
122  ------------------------  ------------------------------------
123    
124  Sound post-processing is controlled with the "Effect" pop-up menu and the  Sound post-processing is controlled with the "Effect" pop-up menu and the
125  "Delay" and "Feedback" sliders. The available effects are "None" (no post-  "Delay" and "Feedback" sliders. The available effects are "None" (no post-
# Line 152  V4.0 - Now based on Frodo V5 CPU/SID cod Line 178  V4.0 - Now based on Frodo V5 CPU/SID cod
178         faster/slower buttons by slider, added popup menu and sound control         faster/slower buttons by slider, added popup menu and sound control
179         window, ported to BeOS R5 with new Media Kit, implemented CIA timer         window, ported to BeOS R5 with new Media Kit, implemented CIA timer
180         speed control, and SIDPlayer can now also be used as a CL-Amp plugin         speed control, and SIDPlayer can now also be used as a CL-Amp plugin
181    V4.1 - Runs as a command-line application under Unix (requiring SDL)
182    
183    
184  Christian Bauer  Christian Bauer

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