WHICH IS BEST? 6 versions of The Chaos Engine player select music

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WHICH IS BEST? 6 versions of The Chaos Engine player select music

Postby Zeusdaz » Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:00 pm

Well here we are again and welcome to the April edition of "which Is Best?"
Another month rockets past since the last "which is best?" video where we saw "Wicked" defeat "Ghouls 'n Ghosts" for the creepiest music and that makes 3 landslide victories in this series,...last month starting off neck and neck until Wicked ran away with the votes.

This time I bring you the famous, excellent player select screen music by Richard Joseph of The Chaos Engine, this music was sooo cool on the A500 so thought it would be interesting to see how all 6 versions would turn out in the voting.
They are:
DOS, ATARI STE, MEGADRIVE / GENESIS, SNES, AMIGA A500 and the CD32 versions,...Which Is Best?,...only your votes will determine that!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J02JY1AF8E

Happy voting everyone!, Zeus :-D

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Re: WHICH IS BEST? 6 versions of The Chaos Engine player select music

Postby Zarchos » Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:33 pm

Zeusdaz wrote:Well here we are again and welcome to the April edition of "which Is Best?"
Another month rockets past since the last "which is best?" video where we saw "Wicked" defeat "Ghouls 'n Ghosts" for the creepiest music and that makes 3 landslide victories in this series,...last month starting off neck and neck until Wicked ran away with the votes.

This time I bring you the famous, excellent player select screen music by Richard Joseph of The Chaos Engine, this music was sooo cool on the A500 so thought it would be interesting to see how all 6 versions would turn out in the voting.
They are:
DOS, ATARI STE, MEGADRIVE / GENESIS, SNES, AMIGA A500 and the CD32 versions,...Which Is Best?,...only your votes will determine that!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J02JY1AF8E

Happy voting everyone!, Zeus :-D


The Archimedes did exist somewhere between 198xx and 199x, I can assure you ... it even had this game converted, among many others ... :mrgreen:
doing almost everything 100% software when the others used dedicated 'copros' for that ...
Why people always forget its existence when making comparisons, is beyond me.
Or maybe yes I do guess why, in fact.
Falcon, Atari 1040 STE, 520ST, 800xl, xegs, Amigas, Archimedes, RISC PCs, Iyonix, Omega, BBC B, Atom, Electron, ZX 81, Spectrum 48/128/+2/+3, Russian clones, Sam Coupe, V6Z80P, QLs inc. Q68, and more !
2200 m2 museum on its way https://youtu.be/xjB6_Ez-3BA
Shorter video here : https://youtu.be/UEZisfkcN1Y

Currently porting SOTB to the Archie : https://www.youtube.com/user/Archimedes75009/featured

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Re: WHICH IS BEST? 6 versions of The Chaos Engine player select music

Postby EvilFranky » Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:25 am

The Atari version was all software as well as far as I'm aware.

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Re: WHICH IS BEST? 6 versions of The Chaos Engine player select music

Postby Zeusdaz » Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:18 pm

The Archimedes did exist somewhere between 198xx and 199x, I can assure you ... it even had this game converted, among many others ... :mrgreen:
doing almost everything 100% software when the others used dedicated 'copros' for that ...
Why people always forget its existence when making comparisons, is beyond me.
Or maybe yes I do guess why, in fact.[/quote]

Yeah I was aware of that version but it sounded all over the place as if it was an experimental piece, it just sounded like they took the Amiga version and destroyed it.

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Re: WHICH IS BEST? 6 versions of The Chaos Engine player select music

Postby Zarchos » Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:53 pm

Zeusdaz wrote:The Archimedes did exist somewhere between 198xx and 199x, I can assure you ... it even had this game converted, among many others ... :mrgreen:
doing almost everything 100% software when the others used dedicated 'copros' for that ...
Why people always forget its existence when making comparisons, is beyond me.
Or maybe yes I do guess why, in fact.


Yeah I was aware of that version but it sounded all over the place as if it was an experimental piece, it just sounded like they took the Amiga version and destroyed it.[/quote]

No it's the emulator it's not faithful to the original hardware ... None are to be honest, and it's a pity.

I think there'll be a new version of Arculator, with some bug fixes, available in the near future, and who knows as soon as tomorrow for the RISC OS Wakefield Show.
It could even implement correctly timed updates of registers in the VIDC and MEMC chips, thus making it the 1st emulator to run correctly the RasterManager module, bringing at last an H-Sync interrupt to the Archie.
Falcon, Atari 1040 STE, 520ST, 800xl, xegs, Amigas, Archimedes, RISC PCs, Iyonix, Omega, BBC B, Atom, Electron, ZX 81, Spectrum 48/128/+2/+3, Russian clones, Sam Coupe, V6Z80P, QLs inc. Q68, and more !
2200 m2 museum on its way https://youtu.be/xjB6_Ez-3BA
Shorter video here : https://youtu.be/UEZisfkcN1Y

Currently porting SOTB to the Archie : https://www.youtube.com/user/Archimedes75009/featured

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Re: WHICH IS BEST? 6 versions of The Chaos Engine player select music

Postby MrMaddog » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:08 am

I voted on YouTube, couldn't believe how much the CD32 version sounds like a remix of the ST chipmusic...

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Re: WHICH IS BEST? 6 versions of The Chaos Engine player select music

Postby darklight » Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:02 am

Argh, well I think the Amiga wins this one, I feel dirty saying that out loud, on here. Sorry.

Hey Zeusdaz, I know it must be a pain to set up, but these sorts of videos benefit from playlist links in the description - like in Gaming History Source's videos. (eg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5peDOQbasDE)
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