New music conversion - Castlevania III

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New music conversion - Castlevania III

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It's been a couple of years or so, must be time for a new music conversion. Today's ABUG release is Castlevania III : Dracula's Curse, or to be more precise Akumajō Densetsu, as this is the Famicom version that's been converted. This has an additional sound chip in the cartridge, adding an extra 3 voices in addition to the standard 5 voices on the NES/Famicom. This conversion implements 7 of these (as CV3/AD doesn't use the triangle wave), implementing 4 pulse waves, 1 sawtooth, 1 noise and 1 sample playback.

This conversion needs a Master 128, the dreaded ADFS, and banks 4 and 5 of SWRAM to be available. It mixes 7 voices at 10 kHz on the standard sound chip. Real hardware is recommended, with some kind of external amplification as the internal speaker isn't massively loud.

Enjoy!
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This is unbelievably good. Never heard anything like it before - amazing stuff! And so many tunes on one disc! =D>
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Great work Sarah! It was lovely to hear this on real hw at ABUG. :) Sounds amazing, like a real arcade machine and nothing like a Beeb! =D>
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Wow cant wait to try this on real hardware =D>
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Dig out an old Master and managed to get through the first three tracks before the caps went pop :oops:

But what I heard was stunning, amazing work Sarah - does this open the door to a whole library of NES music conversions? Or is there a fair degree of work involved to convert each track?
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This sounds like a valid excuse for me to go and buy a Master from eBay. :D
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Nice one Sarah, looks interesting, good to see you're keeping busy :D

Hopefully can have a listen at the January get together, don't have a Master set up (yet)
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Oooh, this is very impressive! I had no idea the Master could sound so good. :D
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Is there a chance that someone could post a Youtube Video showcasing these songs on the Beeb?
I don't have a Beeb, but would love to hear the tunes.
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Sounds good! But.... should BeebEm or BEm in M128 mode load this? I get a disc error 18.

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Me too.
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It's an ADFS disc so you need to do a SHIFT-A-BREAK.
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Thanks and I'm very impressed!
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Struggling to run this on a Master.

I’ve copied the file across to the cf card on my data centre;
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I have swram banks free, but *castlevani results in nothing happening, and ch.”castlevani” brings up this garbled screen:
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Any ideas?
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The directory should look like this
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It's then *EXEC !BOOT, which *RUNs VRC6PLY
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Well. Stupid me didn’t realise it was a directory! Thanks :? :shock: :lol:
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Got it now!! Thanks Sarah - no idea about the shift-a-break in BeebEm!

And... brilliant work! Sounds fantastic!!
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sounds amazing :D
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