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Ultima V MIDI with hidden arrangements

For preservation:

A collection of MIDI files extracted from Ultima V in 1995, copied through a MIDI cable to a Roland SCC-1, saved for decades on a 3½" floppy disk, reproduced here on a GS-compatible Roland MT-120.

A full performance is recorded here, and on YouTube.

Artifacts hidden inside the MIDI data reveal hidden arrangements and sound effects that were not reproduced during game play -- including percussion and sound fx that were probably reproducible only on the original composer's equipment.

DAN ][ THE FUTURE: Boosting your favourite 80s machine to "8.59 jigobytes"

Imagine in 1980-something you started your Apple ][, /// or //e - and you had 8 gigabytes of storage... Mind blowing?

Well, if you have a DAN][ Controller card, you can now easily boost your 1980s machine to 8GB. In decimal numbers, the maximum usable storage now supported by the DAN][ Contoller is actually 8.59GB. That would certainly have spooked Doc Emmett Brown in 1985 - though he'd have pronounced it "8.59 jigobytes", of course... But no need to accelerate to "88 miles per hour". All it takes is a simple firmware update.


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