SIDPLAY 3.4.1 review

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SIDPLAY is a Commodore 64 music player.

License: Freeware
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 1501K
Developer: Andreas Varga
Price: $0.00
Updated: 20 Apr 2006
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SIDPLAY is a Commodore 64 music player. It emulates the sound chip and other internals of the Commodore 64 home computer to play back music that was originally written for that computer.

The sound chip was called the "Sound Interface Device" or SID, and therefore this music is known as SID music.

SIDPLAY for Mac OS X is a complete rewrite of SIDPLAY for Mac OS, which was originally released in June of 1996. As I had the feeling that a lot of things have changed since then, I decided to redesign SIDPLAY for Mac OS X, instead of just porting it.

Therefore some of the features of the old versions of SIDPLAY are still missing in this release. Because it takes advantage of some of the special features of OS X, it will not run on OS 9.

SIDPLAY strives to offer the best possible SID music experience on any platform. It has been designed with the High Voltage SID Collection (HVSC) in mind.

Here are some key features of "SIDPLAY":
Includes the SIDPLAY2 playback
engine by Simon White
Includes the reSID emulation engine by Dag Lem
Support for the HardSID card (Mac OS X Panther only)
Support for the SID chip on the Catweasel MK3 PCI card (on PowerPC only)
Built-in directory browser, ideal for browsing the HVSC
Playlist support, with built-in playlists for HVSC Top 100 and Best of VARIOUS
Favorites playlist
Support for the HVSC songlength database
Fast search function using Spotlight, can search the whole HVSC in seconds
Built-in STIL viewer, based on STILView by Imre 'LaLa' Olajos jr.
AIFF export function
MP3 export function (using the LAME mp3 encoder)
PRG C64 executable export (using PSID64 by Roland Hermans)
Oscilloscope and SID register views
Only SIDPLAY2-based player with mixer and mute controls
First-ever graphical adjustment of reSID's filter emulation
Oversampling support
Automatically shows a photo of the composer
Automatic HVSC update
Full tempo control

What's New:
Fixed a problem with detecting HVSC Update #45.
Fixed incorrect subtune and songlength display on Intel-based Macs.
Info window now stays hidden if it has been closed.
Fixed AIFF export on PowerPC systems.
Added option to copy relative path of file in HVSC.

G4 / Intel processor.

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