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[Files] Acid64 player now with Catweasel MK3 supportANN.lu
Posted on 23-Aug-2003 14:42 GMT by Jens Schönfeld9 comments
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Acid64 is a windows-based SID-player that now supports the soundchip of the Catweasel MK3. The author Wilfred Bos has released the software as Freeware on his website www.acid64.com. In windows-terms, it's a fairly small program at about 200K size. It does not require a complicated installation procedure, because it's a single file.
Acid64 player now with Catweasel MK3 support : Comment 1 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 23-Aug-2003 16:50 GMT
"In windows-terms, it's a fairly small program at about 200K size."

This sort of comments is really stupid and, btw, false. You must not have been using Windows to say that.
Acid64 player now with Catweasel MK3 support : Comment 2 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Jope on 23-Aug-2003 17:02 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Anonymous):
Come on, it IS rather small for a current Windows program. People nowadays seem to come up with huge installs even for software that does very little.

Not every comment is necessarily a direct insult against an operating system, please don't be so thin skinned.
Acid64 player now with Catweasel MK3 support : Comment 3 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 23-Aug-2003 21:08 GMT
I'm just fed up with these kind of remarks... Wouldn't "the program is rather small: 200kb" have been enough for the post ?
Acid64 player now with Catweasel MK3 support : Comment 4 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Jens Schönfeld on 24-Aug-2003 00:26 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Anonymous):
There's something negative in a news item whenever you *want* to see it negative. I see three positive issues:

- there's a SID player for the Catweasel MK3
- the program is small
- the program is "click'n start"

Since 200K is a quite large chung in Amiga-terms, the windows reference had to be made. Just look at Adam Dunkel's Contiki operating system: Web browser, web server, IRC client, VNC client, eMail client - all in 42K. Now tell me again that the windows reference is negative.

Jens Schönfeld
Acid64 player now with Catweasel MK3 support : Comment 5 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by John Q Public on 24-Aug-2003 05:43 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Jens Schönfeld):
Wonderful announcement, but the last time I checked, the "A" in ANN refers to Amiga not Windows. Unless this author made the sources available for possible porting to the Amiga platform, therefore making it a benefit to the Amiga community I don't see any reason why this "new Windows software announcement" should be here.

Feel free to correct me if this author has, in fact, released the sources. Personally, I can't be bothered to fill my webcache with drivel about software for a platform I (and others) have no interest in and has no place being here to begin with.
Acid64 player now with Catweasel MK3 support : Comment 6 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by JoannaK on 24-Aug-2003 07:51 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (John Q Public):
I can't tell about the others but personally I see a great interest
to Catweasel 3 drivers/applications no matter what OS they run on. Of
course current preference is on MorphOS ...

And no. ANN has not been strictly Amiga-only long time..
Acid64 player now with Catweasel MK3 support : Comment 7 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Christian Kemp on 24-Aug-2003 08:21 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (John Q Public):
> Wonderful announcement, but the last time I checked, the "A" in ANN refers to
> Amiga not Windows

When did you last check? ;)

I think haven't referred to ANN.lu as "Amiga Network News" for at least two years now, if not more.

(And I'd rather see an announcement that might potentially be useful for current and former Amiga (as in "Amiga-based software or hardware") users (especially if they are running hardware developed by one of the few remaining hw producers), than another rehash of the Articia bug discussion, some stupid MorphOS/Amiga flame fest, or meta talk about how the websites, its forums or individual people don't live up to one's expectations on how things are supposed to be...)

(This isn't strictly aimed at you, it's just something I thought was worth mentioning.)
Acid64 player now with Catweasel MK3 support : Comment 8 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Frans on 24-Aug-2003 12:58 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Jens Schönfeld):
I'm with you Jens. There's nothing misleading or disturbing in your original post and the reference was quite fair in my view.
Acid64 player now with Catweasel MK3 support : Comment 9 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by John Q. Public on 25-Aug-2003 07:15 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (Christian Kemp):
@ CKemp
"I think haven't referred to ANN.lu as "Amiga Network News" for at least two years now, if not more."

No offense but it has little to do with what ANN's been referred to and more what Amigans have considered it since it's inception as an Amiga news site. MANY still regard it as such, and opinions to the contrary are probably one of the roots of the problems. Perhaps if ANN went back to it's original philosophy of being a news site catering specifically to Amiga software and hardware, there'd be a lot less of the slashdot antics with all the trolls running amok here.

And before anyone get's a wild hair in their keister, "Amiga software and hardware" would be up to Chris and his team of moderators to decide what their definition is. One rather neutral idea that could encompass all players in the current childish fiasco running rampant throughout the "Kommunity" is: Any game, application, etc designed to run within the Amiga OS environment (all versions of the OS from 1.1 to 3.9). This could include MorphOS, AROS, and Amithlon/UAE but NOT the OS the latter two run under. There are plenty of sites for Win* and Linux out there for that.

A possible working, mostly politically correct definition for "Amiga hardware" could be: Any hardware/peripheral for use with Amiga branded and clone hardware, as well as peripherals FOR 3rd party hardware (a good example would include Norway and new PCI cards supported by Mediator, since they don't work without their respective host-cards, and those have to be in Amiga hardware to work in the first place).

Of course, I'm glad for anything other than the flamewars that normally run rampant on here. Unfortunately, given the nature of 98% of the posters, the solution I proposed above wouldn't work because it makes too much sense.

On another note, I'd love to see a decent SID player ported (or created native) for the Amiga, since the HVSC has gone SIDPLAY2 (which means a LOT of the converted sids no longer play correctly with currently available players), and especially one *FOR THE AMIGA* announced for use with the Catweasel Mk3's.

"Like I've always said, you get more with a kind word and a 2 by 4 than just a kind word..." [Marcus, Babylon 5 "A Late Delivery from Avalon"]
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