1995 I created the YM
file format and wrote ST-Sound, a program to play ATARI-ST on
your PC. I was very happy to see how ST-Sound was popular. MS-Dos
player at first, I write a Windows player, a winamp and a netscape
plugin. ( then some website use Atari tunes !).
then time passed and I worked on other stuff. Quite often, some
people asked me to release the source code, and I always answered
that I should clean some code and add license stuff, so I never
it's done ! 2005, ten years after the first ST-Sound creation, here
is the ST-Sound library with sample project, all under LGPL license.
The code is not as clean as I hope but no time to change it. Don't
forget almost all that stuff was written in 1995 :-)
library package comes with four main directories.:
is the most important directory. Portable ( I hope !! :-)) C++
code to play YM files into your own production. There is a simple
"C like" user API, and you just need to include "StSoundLibrary.h"
to work with YM files. See tutorial projects for details. Theorically
should compile under windows, linux, etc.
code. Portable ( I hope !! :-)) code to render an YM file into
a WAV file. Works in command line. theorically should compile
under windows, linux, etc.
code. Non portable (windows only) real time YM player using StSoundLibrary.
Works under windows (use the waveOut sound API)
contains a set of YM sample files to fastly test the library without
browsing the whole world wide web ! :-)
package is done to work very nicely with Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0
and Microsoft Visual C++ Express edition (free!)
Visual C++ 6.0 users: Load StSoundGPL.dsw file into your lovely
IDE and just build one of the tutorial sample or the main library.
Everything should work like a charm without pain.
other users ( .NET, Linux, Gameboy color or other strange system),
just search in your head some very, very oldschool knowledge and
build a nice makefile :-) ( should be easy for StSoundLibrary)
library, Copyright (C) 1995-1999 Arnaud Carré ( http://leonard.oxg.free.fr
library is distributed under GNU
LGPL license. If you use it in your own production, please include
at least that ZIP package and make me a little credits :-). You
can find the LGPL legal file within that package ( license.txt ).
almost all YM files on the web are packed with LZH method, ST-Sound
includes LZH depacking code written by Haruhiko Okumura and modifyed/improved
by Kerwin F. Medina.
Enjoy ATARI-ST sound !!