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Software > Oldschool music players >

https://www.bannister.org/software/ao.htm

An oldschool music player.

Has potential, but is missing critical features and its development appears to have ceased. Only good for playing ASMA (Atar) .mus, .str, and .wds files.



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Entertainment > Games >

(on Wikipedia)
https://github.com/Davidebyzero/Snipes

A multiplayer, text, third-person shooter originally made for DOS, but I know it from Novell Netware.

I had a hell of a lot of fun with it. Perhaps it's nostalgia which makes me stay so fond of it, but I think the fundamental gameplay still holds up today. I could easily imagine a great updated version of this but I have and still do see this same gameplay in all sorts of other top-down games.

TODO - I have shitloads of notes in my backlog.

Windows >

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Linux distributions + Unity Linux >

Oldschool Linux was to have been usable as a general-purpose light Linux distribution, with a focus on oldschool platform and operating system emulation/virtualization, demos, games, art and music.

Its target era was to be pre-Windows: DOS, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari, etc. Software will be Linux-native where possible, but two-stage software will be examined .. such as emulating DOS to run a DOS program.

  1. Platform Emulation (DOS: DOSBox and DOSEMU, other platforms like Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari)
  2. Console Platform Emulation (NES, Sega Genesis, Arcade, etc)
  3. Virtualization
  4. Demos (intros, demos, megademos, democomp-related stuff)
  5. Art (ASCII, ANSI, pixel, etc)
  6. Music (MODs etc, c64 SID, and more)
  7. Games (Free, not abandonware - either platform-specific, console or arcade games)

    1. This is a secondary interest.

It was to be a consumer distribution, and not a producer distribution. To be distributed with media viewers/players as well as actual content. It was to be a branch off of the Unity Linux base. It never made it past the planning stages.

Oldschool-Windows and producer editions were far-future ideas.



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