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  Forums > General Tracker and Music Discussion > Chiptune or ahx like tracker programs for Amiga 500

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Chiptune or ahx like tracker programs for Amiga 500

Andre
Posted: 2008-12-28 08:12:50
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2008-12-28 08:04:05
Hi everyone! I only have an Amiga 500 and a 2000. I'd like to make that Sid-like music that I like to hear in many Amiga-intros. I've heard of AHX and Hively Tracker to accomplish this. My question: Do these programs only work with a Harddrive? When I download AHX for instance, I don't get a bootable adf disk file. If anyone could help me out with it, and in the worst case provide disks for me with a said tracker on it, I would greatly appreciate it and at least pay for the usual costs. Thank you all for any advice and info. - Andre
Xeron
Posted: 2008-12-28 17:18:32
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Hmm... there is a version of AHX that works on 68000. It should work fine on an A500.

Most Amiga software is distributed as lha archives of the files, rather than as disk images, but that doesn't mean it requires a hard disk.

If you can get an ADF file onto your A500, you can use the same method to get an lha file onto it.

Heres what you do:

* Boot up workbench
* Format a disk, and install it to make it bootable
* (somehow) get the lha archive, and the lha program onto the a500.
* Extract the lha archive to your new floppy with:

lha x archive.lha df0:

* Boot the disk, and run the executable.

You might need to put setpatch or whatever on there too.

AHX forever!
Andre
Posted: 2008-12-28 18:17:07
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2008-12-28 08:04:05
Dear Xeron
Thank you a lot for the response.
I just checked the AHX version I downloaded, and it says it works for A500. Here is a list of the folders and files in the lha-file, which you say can be opened by the amiga? Hard to understand. :

Documentations
Examples
fonts
Insturments
Players
Songs
AHX Prefs
AHX.composers&users-READIT
AHX.history
AHX.showme
AHX-68000
AHX-68020
ays-a233.readme
file_id.diz

That 'somehow' you mention is my problem.
I feel quite clumsy in general, as even I'm in posession of a Catweasel MK4, but still can't get the lha-file or its content to an Amiga disk (or an adf) - with my PC(with the CW). It only seems to accept ADFs. I've tried it with a pc-program called adf opus, to put the files into an adf, but the disk after copying wasn't readable by the Amiga... or not bootable? I don't know what setpatch is. I am really not a good Amiga-user. I am used to put the disk in and play. :(
Xeron
Posted: 2008-12-28 21:51:23
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I've made an ADF for you:

http://www.hivelytracker.com/tmp/ahx.adf


AHX forever!
Andre
Posted: 2009-01-17 14:50:57
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2008-12-28 08:04:05
Dear Xeron, It's so kind of you to provide me with this. I'll try out this version as soon as I can. Kind regards - Andre

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