We're any terminal programs ever written that could play music while using a bbs or even transferring files ?
If not would this be possible on a stock Atari or would music playing clobber the serial port too much even for slower speeds like 1200bps?
Also how many bytes of space or ram would a tune plus code to play end up needing roughly ?
Most pokey music is a few KB to 16 KB, a few longer ones I have in my collection are up to 28-32KB.
There is a pokey player that is BASIC that can run during the vertical blank interrupt. That way you could add music to any BASIC game.
I suppose you could use that with a BASIC terminal program.
I am working on restoring my entire collection of pokey music and players from the Action Annex BBS back in the day. It's going to be at least on 16MB hard disk sized .ATR when I am done. At very least a bunch of smaller .ATR files.
Here's a sample of one old pokey player from the BBS:
Edited by mechanerd, Mon Dec 4, 2017 11:37 AM.