A Temporal Shift album by Uncle Art

Sunday, 28 June 2015

A Temporal Shift (album cover)

Just two weeks left to back this new Kickstarter funded album by Dave Lowe, which is to feature remakes of classic Amiga, Atari ST and C64 soundtracks. The highlight of the project will be a full orchestral performance of the Frontier soundtrack by the Chamber Orchestra Of London at the famous Abbey Road studios.

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RetroPie 3.0 beta 4 is released

RetroPie is a system to build / configure and launch emulators on the Raspberry Pi.

RetroPie 3.0 beta 4 has been released. Changes include:

  • Work around issue with RetroArch GUI not accepting input/freezing.
  • Fixed up RetroArch control configuration via our new integrated input configuration.
  • Moved RetroArch joypad configurations to /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch-joypads

Pre-built images and further information are available from the RetroPie project website. For those who want to install on top of Raspbian – the system can be installed directly from the GitHub project, where you can also find a detailed list of changes.

Good video introductory here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbCvNsyLmQw

RetroPie 3.0 beta 3 is released

RetroPie is a system to build / configure and launch emulators on the Raspberry Pi.

RetroPie 3.0 beta 3 has been released. Changes include:

  • Integrated controls for emulationstation / retroarch – on first start  emulationstation will ask for controls to be configured, and will then also configure retroarch based on your choices. Note there will be a delay after selecting OK whilst this is done – this will be improved later to give feedback so it doesn’t look as though ES has frozen.
  • New experimental modules/emulators: limelight (Networked game streamer for Steam), lr-tgbdual (gameboy color emu with link support), DXX-Rebirth port (Decent 1/2), lr-mednafen-wswan (Wonderswan emu), lr-mednagen-gbp (NeoGeo Pocket emu), uae4arm (Amiga emu), lr-fuse (ZX Spectrum emu), lr-caprice32 (Amstrad CPC emu), lr-gw (Game and Watch simulator). All modules prefixed with lr- are libretro cores for use
    with Retroarch.
  • New startup picture with new RetroPie logo.
  • Added additional ES theme “Color Pi”
  • Dosbox bug fixes / Ability to launch custom shell scripts.
  • Wifi configuration under RetroPie menu.
  • PS3 controller setup improvements
  • Various other fixes / improvements.

Pre-built images and further information are available from the RetroPie project website. For those who want to install on top of Raspbian – the system can be installed directly from the GitHub project, where you can also find a detailed list of changes.

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Insert Disk 2 album by Instant Remedy

Seven years in the making, the latest album Insert Disk 2 by Instant Remedy is now available to pre-order from Dutch label 010101 Music (of “Paula Agnus Denise” fame). The album features 12 remixes of Amiga game and demo music, expertly mastered by Holger Lagerfeldt and will premiere June 20th, 2015 at the Back in Time Brighton party.

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ZX Spectrum: a visual compendium / The Spectrum Works album on Kickstarter

It’s the final week of this latest venture by Bitmap Books. This Kickstarter has several stretch goals, the highlight of which has to be The Spectrum Works album by veteran musician Allister Brimble. Tracks on the CD will include modern remixes of classic ZX Spectrum tracks such as Robocop (Jonathan Dunn), Agent X (Tim Follin) and Glider Rider (David Whittaker). This CD will only be available to Kickstarter backers and not available afterwards.

Links: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2146199819/zx-spectrum-a-visual-compendium-by-bitmap-books

Update for Xubuntu / Ubuntu Base 14.04 for the O2 Joggler

Xubuntu 14.04 and the 14.04 Ubuntu base image have been updated. I have discontinued all the Joggler distros except this one now.

Changes from previous image:

  • Some package changes/pinning to fix some dependency issues
  • Includes Kodi 14.2 (With the Re-touched skin)
  • Kernel 3.2.69
  • Use r8168-dkms from Ubuntu repository
  • Package Rollups

Images are downloadable from here:

http://jwills.co.uk/joggler-xubuntu/download/

XBMC4Xbox 3.5.1 is released

XBMC4Xbox 3.5.1 is now available. It is a minor update from 3.5 to fix some recent problems with scrapers and the Addon installer:

  • Fixes for the TMDB scraper – including search, certification, and images.
  • Updates to the Addons installer script – it now includes the XBMC Gotham repository, as well as the Kodi Helix repository. Unfortunately we have no working youtube addon currently as there was an API change on youtube which stopped the older youtube addon working. There is a newer one for Kodi, but it requires some changes to be made compatible with XBMC4Xbox.
  • Moved our XBMC4Xbox Addons repository off Google Code, since that service is closing down. It is now hosted on our own equipment along with the main XBMC4Xbox repository.

Thanks

Thanks to Dan Dar3 and Dom for contributing to the TMDB fixes. Thanks also to everyone who helps out on the forum.

If you enjoy using XBMC4Xbox and want to show your support for the ongoing development please consider making a donation to the project. Please also do join in the discussions over at our Forum.

Obtaining XBMC4Xbox

See the development page for links to the source code and the SVN repository. For binary builds, read the information on the download page. For those that want to build from source, 3.5.1 is tagged here: https://svn.exotica.org.uk:8443/xbmc4xbox/tags/3.5.1/.

Dave Lowe / Uncle Art on Kickstarter

Tuesday, 10 March 2015


Dave Lowe aka Uncle Art and his daughter Holly Jazz Lowe have started a Kickstarter project to create a double album called “A Temporal Shift” – with originals and remakes of Dave Lowe’s Amiga, Atari and C64 Music – Link to project. Well worth backing in our opinion!

Apologies (again) for lack of news updates here. There have been some changes around the site though. Changes since the last update include:

Versions 61 & 62 of the High Voltage SID Collection were released by the HVSC Team. Our mirror and search interface has been updated with v62. The collection now contains more than 46,000 SIDs!

There has been some work on the wiki too – recently updated pages include List of games and demos with studio CD versions, and Lost In Translation/Shadow Of The Beast which now has platform screenshots and audio comparisons. The Shadow of the Beast page has also been updated with screenshots – thanks XtC.

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Kernel/Package updates

All currently maintained images have been updated to kernel 3.2.63 as well as having all packages updated. XBMC 13.2 has been added to the Joggler repository, and is included in the updates. Currently the squeezeplay installer script isn’t working, but hopefully this will be fixed soon by the maintainer. As the script is downloaded – it can be sorted later without needing to change anything in the builds.