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Sidplay/w V2.6   [2011]

Sidplay/w V2.6 Released by :

Release Date :
23 December 2011

Type :
Other Platform C64 Tool

User rating:*********_  9.4/10 (15 votes)   See votestatistics

Credits :
Code .... Adam Lorentzon of HVSC Crew
  Inge of HVSC Crew

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User Comment
Submitted by Akira on 28 February 2021
This, like the previous versions, still crashes when I try to navigate a network (samba) volume. Is a fix possible?

Or can anybody recommend a better Windows solution?
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Submitted by Shine on 28 September 2020
Still my standard SID player on Windows!!! <3
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Submitted by PulseBot on 16 May 2017
I miss the mixer (being able to listen to a channel individually helped for tune analysis a lot) but this is still a fantastic player? Are there going to be any more updates?
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Submitted by Photon on 25 March 2016
Humm I used SidPlay2 on my old PC but with this one on my new PC I can't get any sound even though my detected sound card is selected. SID plugin for XMPlay worked right away, using that until I know what's up.
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Submitted by morphfrog on 11 September 2015
Anyone know where I can download this resid patches so I can create a sidplay2 build for my Linux system?
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Submitted by Shinobi on 19 May 2015
I noticed that this one plays high pass filtered sounds at very low volume, I kept wondering and wondering what I did wrong with SID-Wizard until I finally tested with another version.
Who would've thought of that! lol

So now I'm going back to an older version, aswell.
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Submitted by WdW on 13 May 2015
I went back to 2.5. This version is messing up too much SIDs I like to listen to. I hope an update will soon. Probably not :)

Also, has anyone ever given though to update the UI? This thing is ancient, and the playlist GUI is terrible.
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Submitted by WdW on 10 May 2015
I am having problems playing Martin Galway's "Wizball" main tune especially. The lead voice keeps changing volume. I've played with the filter settings but cannot get rid of it. Any tips??
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Submitted by iAN CooG on 19 January 2014
normally in c:\windows\Sidplay2w.ini
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Submitted by chatGPZ on 4 December 2013
to get stereo ... try playing a stereo tune =P
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Submitted by theWizard on 1 November 2013
ian: i know ,i ment mixer btw not stereo.

i just took another look at this ,is it me or does every tune play in mono even when stereo is turned on or is it just very poor stereo support

even with headphones it still sounds mono or only 'just' stereo when stereo is on , also no way to change filter?.

i also noticed it didnt play some old tunes one that springs to mind is paper boy.


and it thinks some tunes are ntsc when they arent is that normal?

it probably needs updating to the latest residfp and libsidplayfp like this one has been.

WOW C64 Surround Sound SIDPlayer V1.0
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Submitted by iAN CooG on 31 October 2013
thewizard: this version uses residFP and has stereo support already.
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Submitted by theWizard on 31 October 2013
good release matey , but i have no idea why he took out the filter and stereo , i seen this and thought id done something simalar in the past , i had so i just posted it here
Surround Sound Stereo Sidplay 2 fp sid player

full filter support and stereo
floating point support also , threw in a few sids for a quick start just unzip to desktop and read the read me , deadsimple to use.
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Submitted by TheRyk on 24 May 2013
What NecroPolo said :D only that it wasn't not knowing but mere laziness. Listening mostly on real hw I didn't care too much about PC player as long as it mostly works. But finally I also overcame my laziness and updated my June 2005 version :) Was really worth it! Great features! Thanks a lot!

PS: And pllleease leave the looks/interface as simple, plain and clear as it is. Everyting which I can make look like Win98 on my screen makes me sooo happy. Let's not be jealous on colorful huppyfluppy stuff of other systems pimps, this is about music, not visual pr0n ;)
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Submitted by Dane on 3 January 2013
It doesn't seem to work for me. Ok, if I'm lucky some kind soul will make a proper .sid out of Hexadecimal [2sid] then. :)
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Submitted by Frantic on 3 January 2013
I think $d420, $de00, and $df00 are more common in actual 2sid hardware. At least in more recent day 2sid hardware. Not sure for older 2sid hardware though. Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong.

(The latter two adresses may of course conflict with common carts, but everyone knows that...)
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Submitted by Fred on 3 January 2013
@Dane: $D500 is fine. In the header of the SID file you can specify the address of the second SID chip. See the SID file format specification.
You can write $50 at offset $007A in the SID header to specify $D500. Make sure you set the SID file header version to $0003.
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Submitted by Dane on 3 January 2013
Trying to make my first 2SID...so what adress does this version recognise as the second chip? (In my player I used D500, but that can be fixed I suppose)
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Submitted by NecroPolo on 10 November 2012
Damn! I mean, how the HELL could I skip this one for so long? Awesome release, in retrospect.
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Submitted by G-Fellow on 10 November 2012
Could you guys please make a new skin for Sidplay2/w? I saw this Linux player XMMS-SID and I get a bit jealous! :)
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Submitted by G-Fellow on 20 October 2012
Awesome work! Thank you guys for Sidplay/w 2.6 !!!!


(I use it already nearly a year, I thought it is time to thank you!)
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Submitted by Pouso-G on 2 May 2012
Will we get the mixer back? :D
Great release!
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Submitted by booker on 8 March 2012
Nice work Inge!

@Jammer, it's not filter saturation on 8580, it's signal overdrive bug :) And yes, it's not emulated.

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Submitted by Rough on 19 February 2012
Just going through the 2SID tunes, thanks for the option to hear them. Great.
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Submitted by Conrad on 27 December 2011
Finally, my favourite SID player which now supports 2SIDs, including mono-ouput playback! \o/

One little bug I noticed... after you select "mono" on playback settings, and then you select another .sid, it resets to "stereo" again. Not a biggie though.

Anyway, thanks guys for the great work!
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Submitted by iAN CooG on 24 December 2011
sidplay2w.exe uses resampling (a bit more heavy on the CPU)
sidplay2w-int.exe uses interpolation (less CPU intensive)
User Comment
Submitted by Monte Carlos on 24 December 2011
What is the difference between the two .exe's sidplay2w.exe and sidplay2w_int.exe?

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Submitted by Hate Bush on 24 December 2011
player identification! stereo support! marvellous.
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Submitted by Jammer on 24 December 2011
Already in use here :D I see that PolyTracker bugs have been fixed, splendid. Booker told me recently about 8580's feature that hasn't been emulated so far. Precisely, SID starts to saturate and choke by the lowest cutoff. I remember having been really upset hearing my Galaxy Bounce recorded from real thing and thought - WTF? Actually, that's a nice example of this phenomenon.
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Submitted by Yogibear on 24 December 2011
Nice! Already using it!
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Submitted by PAL on 23 December 2011
there are a lot of presents for us on the scene this year... feels great!
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Submitted by Sixx on 23 December 2011
Is it just me, or does this one sound ALOT better than 2.5? Keep up the good work.
User Comment
Submitted by iAN CooG on 23 December 2011
This is not the final version but works. There are some bugs but nothing that compromises normal usage. Should have been released at LCP 2011 but time isn't always available when you need it.
Inge agreed to release this version anyway, must keep ppl happy until the final debug is done.
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