Salamander (沙羅曼蛇 / サラマンダ) & Life Force (ライフフォース) ST MSX PSG

By [WYZ]

Champion (447)

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01-01-2022, 16:38

Dear all,

Happy new year. Here is my single PSG cover of the great Konami's Salamander ST arcade. Hope you like as much I enjoyed doing it. You will notice some plop´+click ramdomly but, hey, c'est pas ma faute.

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By ren

Paragon (1928)

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01-01-2022, 17:37

That's pretty cool (again)!

Can you tell something about how you did these? I suppose some SCC to PSG conversion tool lies @ the base, or is it all manual work? These load & play in WYZtracker?

I can imagine how rich a dual PSG version could sound Smile

NB: wyzplayer google site is down?

By [WYZ]

Champion (447)

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01-01-2022, 18:34

Well, Few days ago I completed 2 more songs from Life Force so I decided to upload the result. I'm convering the whole OST to PSG from year ago depending of my real life.

This is a complete manual work with the next list of tools:

  • Bridge Arcade sound Player
  • WYZTracker/WYZPlayer(Mod)
  • AsMSX as ROM compiler (*)
  • OpenMSX Toshiba HX-10 or HX-21 (I'm a very proud owner own this MSX) config. as Player & Recorder

This is not SCC related version of MSX Salamander but a long time of listening from the original Arcade so the sound is not exactly the same but very close. isn't it? :)
I added my personal way to work with with PSG, nor better nor worst than others, only my way of manage the chip capabilities and personal likes.

The challenge is to use a single PSG, i do not know if 2 PSG can improve the quality but I'm sure that MSX SCC versions are far away from I reached and probably are the best arround there.

(*) All this ROM are available.

By Manuel

Ascended (18779)

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01-01-2022, 18:59

Is it me, or is the lead melody quite soft compared to the bass?

By Guillian

Prophet (3502)

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01-01-2022, 19:04

It sounds great! Thanks for sharing, WYZ!

By Bengalack

Hero (578)

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01-01-2022, 19:43

Awesome work right there! Speech inside too (https://youtu.be/koO7cDyPsoo?t=669 NOTE: Youtube-videos seem to have to be opened in a new window to be able to jump to correct pos, t=669). Oh memories from the arcade!!! Nice tool as well, this WYZTracker!

By [WYZ]

Champion (447)

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01-01-2022, 20:01

Thanks Smile

By ARTRAG

Enlighted (6843)

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01-01-2022, 20:45

Are you playing speech on two channels while the 3rt is used by music?

By Bengalack

Hero (578)

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02-01-2022, 07:57

Ah, great. thanks. very handy. I missed that one.

By [WYZ]

Champion (447)

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02-01-2022, 14:09

ARTRAG wrote:

Are you playing speech on two channels while the 3rt is used by music?

The sample you can listen is not an ISR sample, it was coded before that. This is the ISR Voice for PSG attempt.