NerdTracker 2



AUTHOR/CREW

Bananmos/Phlumb-Dumb/thefox  


LICENCE

FREEWARE
[giftware]

SOURCE


OPEN


GENERATION


FM/PCM


DEVELOPMENT

ABANDONED


STABILITY

STABLE/MILESTONE



LAST UPDATE

2010

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

- Soundblaster (or 100% Compatible)
- x86 233 Mhz
- DOS


OVERVIEW


Nerd Tracker 2 is a tracker released for MS-DOS and later ported to Windows that specializes in accurate emulation of the audio capabilities of the 2A03 found in the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was programmed by Michel Ivaniec, and was the was the first tracker dedicated to NES music. It was used for many early NES homebrew titles. The program saved music in the NED format, and later had a conversion tool made that would convert NED files to the popular NSF file. Unfortunately, the program did not support any expansion chips and was eventually surpassed by Famitracker. Nerd Tracker 2 has reached its final DOS version, but it was recently upgraded to SDL, and has since been ported to Windows.


FEATURES

This is what makes Nerdtracker 2 really great; it gives one the capability to hear your music on a real NES system.  If you want to make an NES game or demo, this is a good way to get music in your program quickly if you're not planning on writing your own music program. The only downside is the lack of simultaneous music and sound effect playback, though that could be possible with some kind of code modifications.

MIDI SUPPORT

[NO INFO AVAILABLE]

IMPORT/EXPORT

[NO INFO AVAILABLE]


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