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TCTD Links for 2010-11-15

  • Album Review: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game | LA Music Blog #
  • Cornbeast at Blip Festival 2010 – Scandinavia with Realtime Visuals — Bit_Synthesis #
  • Pulsar Sample Contest: #
  • Data East Music Collection … 2! – Tiny Cartridge #
  • RT @2pproductions: The Reformat The Planet DVD is on 1UP’s Holiday Gift Guide! Time to start stuffing those stockings. #
  • MIDI-Interface für den GP2X (/littlegptracker) löten! #
  • RT @demoscenepouet: BattleOfTheBits ZX Spectrum Beeper Speaker Compo 2010: #
  • tv-noised demo by 7dUMP #
  • GoatTracker upated to 271 #
  • So TCTD is being kicked off its webhost. If you own or work for a rad hosting company, let me know. #
  • Our Bandwidth needs are modest, but the backend database is around 4gb in size, and requires about 20GB of storage. #
  • Oh yea, and we only have 14 days to find a solution. EEP!! Also @hostmonster are jerks. Everyone should retweet this last part. #
  • RT @fortninety: At long last, the entire rundown of ATTRACT MODE X BABYCASTLES is finally live! Here’s part 1: #
C64 • software

GoatTracker 2.68 for OSX released

Great news for all SID music enthusiasts running OSX! GoatTracker 2.68 OSX

GoatTracker is a cross-platform tracker written by Lasse Öörni, producing SID chiptune music for the Commodore 64, and released with source code under the GPL.


This Mac OS X port of GoatTracker integrates the cross-platform code with a standard Mac OS X GUI, and adds additional features, such as MIDI keyboard support and comprehensive built-in help.

Versions of GoatTracker for other operating systems such as Windows and Linux can be found on the Covert Bitops page.

The previous OSX port of Goat Tracker was version 1.4, which in my experience was running really slow and unstable. After a few minutes trying out the new update on my MacBook, my impression is quite the opposite.

This time around, the Mac OS X integration is much more complete, offering standard keyboard shortcuts, built-in help windows, and open/save dialogs for songs and instruments. There’s more room for future improvements though. If you’re actively using GoatTracker, please let me know of any ideas and suggestions you might have.

The port is made by Andreas Varga.