Do you still remember the 80s and 90s when 8 bit computers conquered the children’s rooms? Did you also love the cracktros and demos, some of them with elaborate animations, great scroll texts and groovy 8-bit music? I did! Possibly because I also developed cracktros and demos back then…
Because I wanted to have stylish music for it, I did some research on the internet and actually found a purely browser-based SID player (SID is the colloquial name for the sound chip of the Commodore C64). All in all it is – in my opinion – a very successful experiment.
If you are sitting at your laptop or desktop, you can start the result of my play right here in the browser. With a modern Firefox, Chrome or Edge it should work fine. No additional downloads are required. On smartphones and tablets it might be difficult due to the much smaller displays and reduced performance 😉
By the way, the music comes from “Cubehead” and is called “Present”. The pictures come from Joe Kurz and Smatilla. If you also enjoy it and are curious to see how it all looks like, take a look at my Github repository. There you can find the complete source code…
Check out the code
Full source code and more can be found on my Github profile