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 Post subject: New SPC player available
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:37 pm 

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Good news:
There is a new way to playback SPCs on authentic hardware!

The SD2SNES is a flashcart.
Expensive and hard to obtain, but the best.
You may have heard of it.

Next official firmware release for the SD2SNES will contain a SPC player!
Currently this firmware is beta, but it works already pretty well.

Usage is nice and simple:
Just unpack your .rsn files and put the resulting SPCs on the SD card. The player can use the SPC files directly without any further modification. No need for SPC2ROM, no need to reflash for the next song!
Browsing the filelist you select the tune you want and with a button press it is played.
The player shows name of the game, name of the song and name of the artist. Those infos are read from the tags. So use of Renset or SPC Renamer is not needed, but no problem also, long file names are supported.
Right now there are no options like fixed playing time or automatic advance to next song (timing info from ID666 tags are neither displayed, nor accounted for) or shuffle play, or ...

But it is the real thing!

edit 2012-07-13:

Firmware v0.1.4 is released.
So, now there is officially a new way of "Playback on authentic hardware".

Currently, the New SPC compression format is not supported.
I put the "Top 100 most popular sets" on a card. They require 293MB.
An 8GB SDHC is sufficient to place all sets on. Nowadays such a card costs less than 10 $/€.
So I think 'SPC2' will not be supported in future.

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