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Mike Oldfield
« on: May 12, 2015, 04:45:57 PM »
Just been listening to Steve Wright chat to Mike Oldfield, so looked up Tubular Bells on wikipedia and found the following;

Computer games
 
Commodore 64
 
With the aid of the software house CRL and distributor Nu Wave, Mike Oldfield released an interactive Commodore 64 version of the album in 1986, which used the computer's SID sound chip to play back a simplified re-arrangement of the album, accompanied by some simple 2D visual effects.
 
The "interactivity" offered by the album/program was limited to controlling the speed and quantity of the visual effects, tuning the sound's volume and filtering, and skipping to any part of the album.


Never knew that !!

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Re: Mike Oldfield
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2015, 08:08:01 PM »
Sounds awesome! Any videos of it in action?
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2015, 08:11:07 PM »
Saw it on youtube and there is also a ZX Spectrum version!
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Re: Mike Oldfield
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2015, 12:37:25 PM »
Can't see the speccy version being particularly great unless it's done on the later models with the AY chip.

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Re: Mike Oldfield
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2015, 07:25:23 PM »
Can't see the speccy version being particularly great unless it's done on the later models with the AY chip.
It was on the +2 and just to let you know, Wham Music boxes rendition of Careless Whisper against this sounds like 80s U2 to 90s over the top U2.
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