Remade entire THX Soundsystem section. Changes include directory
name alterations, comment additions to all files, and the following new music additions:|
Many new game box scans and info added to the Games Gallery. There is
now 200!! hi-quality images :) Todays additions are :|
H: Hellfire Attack
K: The Kristal
O: Oscar, Outlands, Outzone
P: Passing Shot, PGA European Tour, Projectyle, Prospector, Purple Saturn Day
S: Space Quest IV, Summer Olympiad, Swooper
T: Toyota Celica GT Rally
W: Wing Commander, Winter Olympiad 88, Wizkid, WorldDarts
X: Xenon 2
Sorry for lack of updates in the last week or so. I did infact make some updates locally some days ago, but didn't complete it enough to be uploaded.|
Ok, so whats new...
Updated our mirror of the High Voltage SID Collection to V2.7. ExoticA now has over 9200 C64 tunes online.
Split the tunes page up abit for easier navigation.
Added a new music format - PN-PokeyNoise. Pokey is the soundchip found in the 8-bit Atari series of computers - 400/800/XL/XE. The PokeyNoise DeliPlayer was written by Achim Haertel in 1996, but as far as I know it was never released/finished. The fileformat for these tunes is abit like the old PlaySID format with an icon for each music file. Thanks to Kerni for sending this in to me :)
Added 2 new CUST-Custom tunes - Music from HawkEye and the fantastic loader tune from Crionics's NeverWhere demo. Both tunes were ripped/reworked/ and customised by our good friend Mr. Styckx. Thanks alot :)
|13-Sep-98:||Lots of small fixes to ExoticA including spelling and some HTML changes. Big thanks to Greeble for helping me correct this.|
Added the following game box scans/info to the Games Gallery:|
H: The Halley Project, Harlequin
I: Impact, Indiana Jones (And The Fate Of Atlantis), Indianapolis 500, Interceptor, Interphase, International Ninja Rabbits, Invest, Ishido (The Way Of Stones)
J: Jurassic Park
K: Kid Gloves 2, Kings Quest VI
L: Legend Of Kyrandia, Lemmings 2 - The Tribes, Links, Litil Divil, Lotus III
M: MicroProse Formula One Grand Prix
N: Neighbours, Netherworld
Added the following game box scans/info to the Games Gallery:|
C: Chrono Quest, Chubby Gristle, Crack Down
E: Eagle's Rider, Elvira (Mistress Of The Darkness), Exolon
F: Formula 1 Grand Prix, F1 Tornado, Face Off Ice Hockey, Falcon, Ferrari Formula 1, Fighter Bomber, Flashback, Flight Simulator 2, Flip-It and Magnose, Football Manager, Future Bike Simulator
G: Garrison, Gem'X, Globulus, Gravity, Great Courts, Great Courts 2, Gunship
Added the following scans to the Games Gallery (All with full
author information) - Body Blows, Castles, Cybernoid, Darius +, Datastorm, D/Generation, Die Kathedrale (The Cathedral),
Drakkhen and Dr. Plummet's House Of Flux.|
Changed the Gallery table sizing slightly so it fits abit better on Voyager with 640 width.
Added PREV and NEXT links to the gallery and also placed the gallery navigation strip on the bottom of each page.
Made the HTML for the High Voltage SID Collection.|
Altogether this makes up over 260 pages and uses more than 2.5 meg of space! The pages show the author/copyright information for each tune also :)
There is still no search function. This will be aded sometime in the future.
|07-Sep-98:||New Scans - A320 Airbus, Alpha Waves, APB, Australo Piticus Mechanicus, Armalyte, Atomino, Back To The Future III, Badlands, The Bards Tale, Battle Command, Bills Tomato Game, Blastaball, Blasteroids, Brain Blasters, Budokan and Builder Land.|
I created a better script for updating the tune pages. It will now take the file comments from my own local uncompressed version of the site and use these in the corresponding HTML files. We have decided to use the following naming method for the file comments:
Author (Handle) | Source | Type | Year
Author and Handle is pretty obvious, Source is the name of the product it came from, Type is the type of prooduct it was (Game, Demo, Music Disk etc), and Year is also easy I think :)
Currently most of the files on ExoticA have bad comments packed within the lha's.
Over the next year or so I will work my way though each directory, re-making the file comments and repacking and uploading the archives.
I have used the scripts to update all the online tune pages. However, files which currently have bad comments (Not in the correct format) will have N/A instead.
Oh, and of course everything is now alphabetically sorted :))
Realised the AON-ArtOfNoise section was missing a demosong. Due to terrible filenames and to fix mix up problems, this and the previous 2 FM-Demosongs are now all in a subdirectory called FM-DemoSongs which of course is packed to FM-DemoSongs.lha.
Added more game box scans to the gallery - Loom, Lords Of The Rising Sun, Legend Of Djel, Licence To Kill, Las Vegas, Lombard Rally,
Life And Death, SDI, Shadowgate and Space M+A+X|
Corrected some game author information.
Fixed some HTML errors.
About time I made some music additions I think. Added the music from the game Necronom which is in
OKT-Oktalyzer format - Download. Thanks to
Cache/DTL for sending this in to me.|
Added some Fantastic! THX-THXSoundSystem tunes from my good friend LLoyd Rosen. Thanks.
Lloyd_Rosen.lha contains the following tunes:
Received some new Future Composer 1.3 (FC13-FutureComposer) rips:
These are really nice. I just LOVE the sound of Future Composer.
New gallery images / info : Mr. Heli, Mindbender, MoonFall, Mystical, Mighty Bomb Jack, Mega Traveller 1,
Myth, Midwinter, Manchester United, Swiv, Railroad Tycoon and Test Drive 2.|
Removed Rainbow Collection Scan (Bubble Bobble, Rainbow Islands, New Zealand Story) as these will be put on individually.
Fixed some bugs in HTML, and improved layout on main page.
Added 18! new image scans : Return To Genesis, Revelation, RVF Honda, Robinsons Requiem, Rise Of The Dragon, Shadow Of The Beast, Shadow Of The Beast II,
T-Bird, Turbo Cup, TV Sports Basketball, TV Sports Football, Turn It, Thexder, Terrorpods, Titus The Fox, Typhoon, Total Eclipse and Time Scanner.|
Fixed some information on other pages. Made some other HTML changes to ExoticA.
|28-Aug-98:||S Crazy! again today with the following new gallery addition : Sarakon, Starglider, Shinobi, Star Ray, Slabs, Spy vs Spy, Silent Service 2, Startrash, Sim Ant and Steel|
Yet again, I've been working hard. We the Exoticeers decided to go for the S's today, with the following gallery additions
Simon The Sorcerer, Sidewinder, Satan, Space Rogue, Space Harrier II, Space Ranger, Stun Runner, Space Quest III and Star Goose!|
Fixed a few HTML errors, and updated a bit of information also.
I'm thinking about running a small competition soon. I will send an e-mail about it later this week. If you are not yet on the ExoticA Mailing-list I suggest you join, and take part in our Amiga, classic music, and gaming discussions. Weather is beginning to get shitty here. Damn English weather!
Added 8 new images to the gallery - Kengi, Krypto 'n Egg, Nebulus 2, Pick'n Pile, Pirates, Powerdrome, Soldier Of Light and Twin World.|
Fixed *all* (I hope) gallery music links, and restructured the information slightly. There is now 50 images online.
Added 6 new images to the Games Image Gallery - Defender of the Crown, Elite,
Lethal Xcess, Lotus Esprit, Improved Populous Scan and Zak McKracken. Corrected some information on other gallery pages.
Thanks to Greeble for helping me sort them out :)|
Added new gallery logo from Vital. Thanks.
*MAJOR UPDATE* After many many hours hard work the Game Image Gallery is online.
This contains many hi-quality scans of Amiga game box covers/adverts.|
All images are thumbnailed with full author information!! This is an early version of the gallery and many new pics will be added soon. Most of the links to music on these pages DO NOT WORK. These will be fixed at a later date.
Fixed a few problems around the site. Those nasty typos! :) Updated a few pages.
|07-Aug-98:||Added new sidebar images from XTC. Thanks. Well its summer now, and I hope you all have a great holiday. Plenty of sun, lots to drink, barbecue's in the garden :)|
|03-Aug-98:||Updated the High Voltage SID Collection to version 2.6. Now there is over 8700 C64 tunes online!! No Search yet but you can browse the collection or view a large index.|
Added Newsflash Issue #7 Support Disk. Sent in by Nosferatu - Thanks!
Check the Newsflash DiskMag Page for full list of issues available.
Added many CUST-Custom tunes. They are as follows:
CUST.Pang.lha - Cool music from the Game Pang. Customised by Sunbeam. Sent in by Amadeus.
Huge thanks to the people above who put a great deal of hard work into Ripping/Customising these tunes. Also ofcourse we have to thank the musicians for creating such fantastic music on our beloved Amiga. :))
Added FW-ForgottenWorlds format for tunes from the game Forgotten Worlds - Forgotten_Worlds.lha. Resource and Adaption by Psygore. You will need Psygore's Deliplayer for these. Grab it HERE or from Players Section.
Undated the Tunes Index.
|31-Jul-98:||Added music from Nebulus 2 - The title tune is in Oktalyzer format - OKT.Nebulus_2_Title.lha - and the game has 11 in-game tunes which were made on Delta Music - Nebulus_2.lha. Thanks to XTC for sending them in. I didn't use the in-game tunes he sent since I already had them with more descriptive names.|
Hi folks. Thanks for all the lovely comments you have made recently on the guestbook.
Now, lets get on with some updates :)|
Removed UNIC-UnicTracker format. This should never have found its way onto my pages. It's NOT exotic.
|19-Jul-98:||Added the complete High Voltage SID Collection (v2.5) - over 8200 C64 Tunes!! They are online uncompressed, and there will be a search function added soon. In the meantime you can browse the collection or view a large index.|
Ooops. Forgot to update the Main Page. This is done now, and it has a brief overview of each
Sorry there have been no updates for a while.|
Restructured alot of the site. Re-wrote the Info Section. Added new Sidebar images from XTC. Thanks mate. The final ones may not have the strange captalisation, but I think the colours are great. :)
Made alot of other small modifications to the site.
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