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21-Sep-99: Added the following Game Box Scans scans to the Games Gallery:

R: Rules Of Engagement

T: Table Tennis Simulation, Tangle Wood, Techno Cop, Tetris (Soviet Challenge), Top Banana, Tower FRA, Twilight Zone

U: UMS, Uninvited, Universe 3, Utopia

V: Vindex, Virus (Alternative Scan)

W: Welltris, Where In The USA Is Carmen Sandiego?, World Cup USA 94

X: Xiphos

Z: Zeewolf 2, Zoom

This takes the gallery to a total of 700 Box Scans!.

Added an improved scan and info for Space Harrier II and an improved scan for Wizkid. The game Road Raider was accidently called Road Rider. This is now fixed along with updated information for Spherical, Blasteroids and P47 Thunderbolt. Updated the main Game Information Text on the Info Section.

Made the following changes to the HIP-Hippel music section (View: Compact|Full):

Added the music from the game Tower FRA - HIP.Tower_FRA.lha
Added the missing end music from Wings Of Death - Wings_Of_Death.lha
Added a missing tune from Lethal Xcess - Lethal_Xcess.lha
Changed various filenames, fixed some credits and replaced a few 7v COSO rips with originals.

Made the following changes to the TFMX music section (View: Compact|Full):

Added all the music from Abandoned Places - Abandoned_Places.lha - Huge thanks for Mr.Styckx for this great rip. I tried but was unable to find the depack routine in the loader kernal. Oh well :)
Added a fixed version of the music from Circus Attractions - Circus_Attractions.lha - Fixed by Jan Krolzig. Thanks! (There was a destroyed sample on the original game which he was able to replace with a good version of the same sample from a TFMX editor disk)
Added a patched version of a TFMX file from Master Blazer - Master_Blazer.lha - which before contained only sound effects, but now has them added as pattern data so you can listen :) Thanks again to Jan Krolzig for this.
Replaced the loader tune from Turrican 2 - Turrican_2.lha - with a patched one from Jan Krolzig. The drums should now sound correct.

You can find some rather excellent TFMX compositions from Jan Krolzig on ExoticA also - Jan_Krolzig.lha - I recommend you have a listen :)

Updated ExoticA's mirror of the High Voltage Sid Collection to version 3.3. This is the most complete C64 music collection available, with over 11,500 tunes. ExoticA offers the files individually via a simple HTML Interface or you can download the files in 1 rather large gzipped tar archive - HVSC.tar.gz.

07-Sep-99: Sorry for the delay in updates, but I have been quite busy recently.

Added 38 scans to the Games Gallery. All with full author information and links to the music if available. The scans are as follows:

O: Omega, Oswald Of The Ice Flows

P: Paws Of Fury, Perfect General, Persian Gulf Inferno, Pictionary, Ports Of Call, Prison, Pro Tennis Tour, Prosoccer 2190

Q: Qix, Quantox

R: Racter, Rambo III, Reach For The Skies, Reach For The Stars, Romantic Encounters

S: Sabre Team, Scrabble, Shaq Fu, Shuttle, Silent Service, Sim Earth, Sim Life, Sky Chase, Slaygon, Space 1889, Space Hulk, Special Forces, Stack Up, Starblade, Starflight II, Starlord, Stellar 7, Strike Force Harrier, Super Methane Bros, Sword Of Sodan, Swords Of Twilight

Also added an improved scan of Epic and updated the information and the scan of Robo Sport. Added the cover artist for the game Zak McKracken.

Updated the Games Information on the Info Section.

Fixed the dates for Switchblade music - BD.Switchblade - and Deflektor music - BD.Deflektor.lha - on the BD-BenDaglish tunes section (View: Compact|Full). Thanks to Mr.Styckx for this information.

Added a full rip of the music from M.U.D.S (Mean Ugly Dirty Sport) - M_U_D_S.lha - which is in TFMX format (View Section: Compact|Full). Thanks to Nomaios for sending this in. Also updated the information for the music from the game Wolfen on the TFMX section - Wolfen.lha. Thanks to Bored Seal for this.

Updated the Amiga Demo Scene Reference Manual to version 3.41

And, to finish of today's update (actually this update took longer than a day) I have been given permission to put DeliTracker 2.31 on ExoticA. You can find it on the Amiga Players Section. Thanks to Peter Kunath and keep an eye on for information about his new player (Windows only :( ).
There is nothing obviously new in the 2.31 version, but I'm told it has long filename support and NotePlayer improvements.

Oh, and before I forget, The mailing list is back online. See the Support Page for details.

24-Aug-99: Added the following 27 scans to the Games Gallery. All have full author information and links to the music if available.

0-9: 3D World Tennis

B: Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

D: Distant Armies

F: F-15 Strike Eagle II (Alternative Scan), Fist Fighter

H: Heavy Metal, Hired Guns, The Humans, The Hunt For Red October

I: Imperium, Into The Eagles Nest

J: Jack Nicklaus' Greatest 18 Holes Of Major Championship Golf, James Pond 2 Codename Robocod, Jungle Jim

K: The Karate Kid Part II

L: Lancelot, Laser Squad, Leisure Suit Larry In The Land Of The Lounge Lizards, Leisure Suit Larry III (Passionate Patti in Pursuit Of The Pulsating Pectorals), The Lion King, Lords Of War

M: Mean 18 Ultimate Golf, Mean Arenas, Merchant Colony

N: Narco Police, Night Shift, Nova 9

Added an improved scan and info for Hunter, Indiana Jones And The Fate Of Atlantis, Nebulus 2.

Updated the Game Info page on the Info Section. The file is now over 10,000 lines long! :)

20-Aug-99: Added some new scans to the Games Gallery. All games have the full author information and a link to the music if available. The new scans added are:

C: Champion Of The Raj

D: Dream Zone

F: F-15 Strike Eagle II, F-16 Combat Pilot, F17 Challenge, F29 Retaliator, Final Command, Flies, Flight Of The Intruder, Flight Path, Fright Night, Frontier

G: GFL Championship Football, Gear Works, Greg Normans Shark Attack (Ultimate Golf)

Also fixed various errors on the Games Gallery and added missing information for the following games: Quadralien, Litil Divil, Liverpool, Line Of Fire Cover and Lin Wu's Challenge.

Updated the Games Information text on the Info Page.

Added a an Intro Logo Gallery to the Gallery Section. On this area you can see all the different logos which have been used on the ExoticA Intro Page. If you are an artist and think you could make an interesting graphic for ExoticA please mail me. I certainly would love to see some new and exciting logos :)

Made the following changes to the TFMX section (View: Compact|Full):

In the archive Unknown.lha:
Removed the tune Magn_Beat as this is from the game Rock'n'Roll.
Replaced the tune TRSI with a patched version from Nomaios which actually plays :)
Moved the tune Game to an archive Lethal_Zone.lha as it is the ingame music from this.

Updated the credit information for the following games:
Apidya, Brainball, Gem'Z, Gordian_Tomb, The Power, R-Type, Software Manager, Turrican III and Zo Zoom.

Renamed the dir FreaOut to Freak_Out - Freak_Out.lha - as this is the actual name of the game :)

Added a full rip of the music from Danger Freak - Danger_Freak.lha.

Huge thanks to Nomaios for the TFMX fixes, rips and extra information. Your help is very much appreciated.

16-Aug-99: Created a new area on the Info Section for the Amiga Demo Scene Reference Manual. The manual is the most complete and in depth source of Amiga Demo Scene releases. An incredible compilation of information covering releases, parties, coders, musicians and graphic artists.

An ExoticA update wouldn't be complete with out some more Game Box scans. Added the following scans (with author information) to the Games Gallery:

C: The Carl Lewis Challenge, Centerbase, Combat Air Patrol, Craps Academy

D: Damocles, Deja Vu, Denaris, Desert Strike, Dizzy Dice, Dizzy Panic, Double Dragon, Dungeon Master,Dylan Dog

E: Enlightenment, Eye Of The Storm

Also fixed some errors on the gallery and filled in the missing info for a few games. Thanks to Roman Werner for the information for Traps'n'Treasures.
Updated the Games Information page on the Info Section.

13-Aug-99: Over the last few weeks I have been working on a huge revamp of the TFMX Section and it's now complete. (View: Compact|Full). Almost all the tunes have full author information and many are originals with the filenames intact. Alot of people have helped me to update this section so I would like to thank the following:

Bored Seal: For some rips (Metal Law and others) and lots of author information.
Nomaios: For the 2 excellent rips of Turrican 2 loader and Apidya Loader music.
Rudolf Stember: For great composing and help with credit information.
Sol0: For the rip of Caribbean Disaster.
XtC: For the rip of Fly Harder.
Chris Huelsbeck: For great tunes to listen to while updating :)

Thanks very much to all of you. I Hope I didn't forget anyone.

See you all in the next update! :)

12-Aug-99: Added some Box Scans to the Games Gaallery. Some real classics in this batch. Complete credits for the game are also listed and links to the music if available. The following lists the new scans:

A: Airball, Air Strike USA, The Ancient Art Of War In The Skies, Apprentice, Arena, Arkanoid, Awesome

B: Bad Dudes (Dragon Ninja), Balance Of Power, Bandit Kings Of Ancient China, B.A.T. II, Battle Chess, Battleship, Bill Elliott's Nascar Challenge, Birds Of Prey, Borrowed Time, Buck Rogers (Countdown To Doomsday)

Replaced the scan of Blood money with an improved one and updated the Game Info page on the Info Section.

The ExoticA Mailinglist is still down. The server which hosted it had a complete harddisk failure and the list wil be hosted on a new server soon. I will get a forum added to ExoticA soon so you can all discuss matters via the WWW.

11-Aug-99: I hope you Euro visitors saw the fab eclipse this morning. If not then you can still check out the beautiful eclipse intro logo on the Intro Page. Huge thanks to XtC for this.
04-Aug-99: Just a smallish update today. It seems I have discovered a bug in LHA when handling long filenames and so had to re-upload the tunes from Super Monaco Grand Prix - Super_Monaco_Grand_Prix.lha - in the TINY-TinyWilliams section (View: Compact|Full).

Added the tune from the game Hot Rod - BD.Hot_Rod.lha - to the BD-BenDaglish section (View: Compact|Full). Also corrected the information for the games Motorhead and Switchblade on this section. Thanks to Bored Seal for the information.

I have recently been doing a revamp of the TFMX section which should be finished very soon. Some new tunes, and fixes to old ones, and of course lots of author credits. Many of the tunes are originals, and I have kept the filenames intact as much as possible. There will also be some new Games Gallery images added soon.

Ok thats all for now. Now I will go and play on my C=64 for a while.

27-Jul-99: Another large Game Box Gallery update today with the addition of another 47 images. The new scans are:

R: Rainbow Island, Red Heat, Red Zone, Road Rash, Road Rider, Roadwar 2000, Roadwars, Robocop 3, Rocket Attack, Rubicon

S: Sharkeys Moll, Skeleton Krew, Ski Or Die, Sonic Boom, Sorcerer Lord, Space Battle, Spaceward Ho!, Speedball, Spherical, Spindizzy Worlds, Star Flight, Starball, Starblaze, Starways, Steve Davis World Snooker, Stormball, Stormlord, Super Tennis Champs, Supremacy

T: Targhan, Team Yankee, Team Yankee (Alternative Scan), The Third Courier, Thunderbirds, Thunderhawk AH-73M, Tie Break, Toobin, Tower Of Babel, Trolls

U: The Untouchables

V: Volleyball Simulator

W: Wolf Pack, Woodies World, World Class Rugby, Zero Gravity, Ziriax, Zool

Also updated the Game Info page on the Info Section.

Huge thanks to Joachim Ljunggren for the excellent Rubicon box scan. For those that don't know, He is programmer of the C=64 version and the designer of the game. I recommend you take a listen to the music from the C=64 version which was composed by Jeroen Tel. It's a superb tune. You can find it here - Rubicon.sid.

Added a improved version scan of the Shadow Of The Beast box, which has much better contrast and colouring.

Added a graphic link to the Main Page for the website Dreamland as it is in my opinion the best place for Amiga Audio News, Software and much more.

Remade the TINY-TinyWilliams Section completely (View: Compact|Full) adding credits to the files and the following game music:

Sharky's Moll - Sharkys_Moll.lha
Super Monaco Grand Prix - Super_Monaco_Grand_Prix.lha
Chuckie Egg 2 - TINY.Chuckie_Egg_2.lha
Nevermind - TINY.Nevermind.lha
Viz (The Game) - Viz.lha

All the music was composed by Tony Williams. The name Tiny refers to Tony and also his brother. Thanks to Amadeus for the rip of the Chuckie Egg 2 music.
The previous TINY-TinyWilliams deliplayer had some real problems on 040 and 060 CPU's and so I have replaced it with a much improved player from Sunbeam. Thanks!
Get this latest player here - TinyWilliams.lha

Some of you might have noticed the ExoticA Mailing List is down at the moment. This should be fixed soon. Sorry for the inconvenience.

See you all in the next update.

19-Jul-99: I've been working thoughout the whole weekend on ExoticA, and here is the result :)

Added 45 new scans to the Games Gallery. This brings the total to 521 scans!. All have full author information and links to the music (if available). The following lists the new scans:

F: First Contact, First Samurai, Fly Harder, Fools Errand, Footballer Of The Year 2

G: Ghouls'n'Ghosts, Global Gladiators, Go, Graffiti Man

H: Hexuma, Hunter

I: The Immortal, Indy Heat, ISS

J: Jimmy White's 'Whirlwind' Snooker, Jinks, John Madden American Football

K: Khalaan, King Of Chicago, Kings Quest II, Kings Quest III

L: Legend Of Faerghail, Liverpool

M: Mad Professor Mariarti, Mad TV, Mafdet, Mayday Squad, Metal Masters, Motor Massacre, Murder

N: Nebulus, The Ninja Warriors, No Second Prize

O: Omnicron Conspiracy

P: P47 Thunderbolt, Pacific Islands, Peter Beardsleys Football, Phantasie III, Pinball Fantasies, Pinball Mania, Pipe Mania, Plutos, Project Neptune, Puggsy, Putty

Replaced the scan for the game Overdrive with one with better contrast. Also updated the Games Information List on the Info Section.

Added the music from the game First Samurai - First_Samurai.lha - which was composed by Nick Jones and ripped/customised by Kyzer. This rip was first released on the excellent HAM website.

Did a complete revamp of the BD-BenDaglish Section (View: Compact|Full) adding information and the music from the game Footballer Of The Year 2.
If you downloaded this section before, I suggest you update it with the new one :)

Added the music (if you can call it that) from the game Metal Masters - Metal_Masters.lha - which is in RH-RobHubbard-2 format (View Section: Compact|Full). It was composed? by Charles Callet.
Despite the name, it has nothing to do with Rob Hubbard but is infact a format used for many Infogrames games. I think it was originally named this due to a similarity between this and Rob Hubbard's Amiga audio routines. But I could be completely wrong :)
I also added some information to a few other tunes in this section.

Well, thats all for now. Expect some more Games Gallery in the next few days. Hope you are all enjoying the summer so far. We've had some really scorching weather here in the UK.
As you may know, the World Of Amiga Show is coming along in a couple of weeks, and both me (BuZz) and XtC will be attending. Feel free to mail me if you would like to meet up for a beer (or 4).

16-Jul-99: Added some more scans to the Games Gallery. This brings the archive to 476 images! Many more to come soon. The additions are as follows:

A: Air Supply, Air Support

B: Battle Master, Battle Squadron, Brat, Brutal Football

C: Captain Blood

D: Dark Side, Demolition, Down At The Trolls, Dragon Breed, Dragon Flight, Dragon Flight (Extra Large Poster Scan), Dragon Scape, Dynamite Dux

E: Enchanted Land, Entity, Escape From The Planet Of The Robot Monsters, European championship 92, Eye Of Horus

Also fixed some errors on the Games Gallery and added some missing information including Startrash Cover which is by Celal Kandemiroglu.

Updated the Game Information text on the Info Section.

Other changes to ExoticA include a new Main Page animated logo. Thanks to XtC for this.

Some new rips for you today also. Ripped the music from Crazy Football - Crazy_Football.lha - which was composed by Richard Joseph and is in VectorDean format (View Section: Compact|Full).

I also ripped the music from the game Dragon Breed - AVP.Dragon_Breed.lha - which was composed by Martin Walker and is in AVP-ActivisionPro format (View Section: Compact|Full).

11-Jul-99: The Sidebar has changed abit. The Support Page and the IRC Page have move to the Info Section. There is also a CGI interface so WWW only users can join in discussions on our IRC channel.

There is 2 new sections now added to the Sidebar. A Source Section which will contain program source for music replays, demos and much more. Also there is a Misc Section which will be used to stick anything which doesn't quite fit into the other areas :). At the moment there is no HTML made for these sections, But I have uploaded some music replays to the Source Section.

04-Jul-99: Added more credit information to the MON-ManiacsOfNoise-Old Section - (View: Compact|Full)

Corrected the spelling of the music from Venom Wing and added the credits - Venom_Wing.lha - on the SID1-SidMon-1 Section
(View: Compact|Full)

On the Games Gallery there is extra information for Powerdrome. Cover artist PAJ is now known to be Peter Andrew Jones. Fixed this information for games Artura, Badlands and Interphase.

Also added/fixed the following cover artist credits:

Junior Tomlin: Star Ray
Hartwig Nieder-Gassel: Grand Monster Slam
Roger Dean: Aquaventura, Chrono Quest
Ian Craig: Menace
Bob Wakelin: Wizkid
Peter Andrew Jones: Cytron,Matrix Marauders
Melvyn Grant: Captain Fizz
Simon Roberts: Interceptor

An ExoticA update wouldn't be complete without some game box scans and info. Added the following images to the Games Gallery:

A: The Amazing Spider-Man

B: Bad Cat, Blastar, Blob, Borodino

C: Chaos Engine 2, Chronicles Of Omega, Combo Racer, Cubulus, Cybercon 3, Cyberworld

Also updated the Amiga Game Information page which is on the Info Section.

Updated ExoticA's mirror of the High Voltage SID Collection to version 3.2. The collection now contains over 11,000 C64 Music files.
ExoticA mirrors the collection unpacked with an easy to use HTML Interface and also they are available packed in 1 large tar.gz - HVSC.tar.gz


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