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The C64 Grand Tour Challenge Musicdisk   [2022]

The C64 Grand Tour Challenge Musicdisk Released by :

Release Date :
21 January 2022

Type :
C64 Music Collection

GTC2021 Musicdisk

Website :

User rating:**********  9.8/10 (39 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.6/10 (14 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Trap of Bonzai
  Visage of Lethargy
Music .... da Blondie of Resource
  Jammer of 1mandivision, MultiStyle Labs, Protovision
  NecroPolo of Avatar, Hokuto Force, Level 64, SIDRIP Alliance
  Spider Jerusalem of Mayday!, svenonacid, Tristar & Red Sector Inc.
  Vincenzo of Lethargy, Molecoola, Rebels, SIDRIP Alliance, Singular, STARZ
Graphics .... The Sarge of Fairlight
Idea .... The Sarge of Fairlight
  Trap of Bonzai
  Vincenzo of Lethargy, Molecoola, Rebels, SIDRIP Alliance, Singular, STARZ
  Visage of Lethargy
Linking .... Visage of Lethargy
Loader .... Sparta of Genesis Project, OMG, Propaganda Magazine Staff
Directory Art .... Grass of Avatar, Digital Monastery, Hokuto Force, Lethargy, Resistance

SIDs used in this release :
Aegis VII(/MUSICIANS/N/NecroPolo/Aegis_VII.sid)
Anticitizen 64(/MUSICIANS/N/NecroPolo/Anticitizen_64.sid)
Broken Tractorbeam(/MUSICIANS/V/Vincenzo/Broken_Tractorbeam.sid)
Butterfly Effect(/MUSICIANS/V/Vincenzo/Butterfly_Effect.sid)
Cheetah Boi(/MUSICIANS/V/Vincenzo/Cheetah_Boi.sid)
Crankshaft Pulley(/MUSICIANS/N/NecroPolo/Crankshaft_Pulley.sid)
Experiment: Zeta(/MUSICIANS/N/NecroPolo/Experiment_Zeta.sid)
Grove Street 69(/MUSICIANS/N/NecroPolo/Grove_Street_69.sid)
Improvatorus Maximus(/MUSICIANS/V/Vincenzo/Improvatorus_Maximus.sid)
MegBass Theme(/MUSICIANS/N/NecroPolo/MegBass_Theme.sid)
My Woman(/MUSICIANS/D/Da_Blondie/My_Woman.sid)
One Hit Wonder(/MUSICIANS/V/Vincenzo/One_Hit_Wonder.sid)
Pink Shuriken Part 1(/MUSICIANS/V/Vincenzo/Pink_Shuriken_Part_1.sid)
Pink Shuriken Part 2(/MUSICIANS/N/NecroPolo/Pink_Shuriken_Part_2.sid)
Seven Nights Awake(/MUSICIANS/V/Vincenzo/Seven_Nights_Awake.sid)
Techno Syndrome(/MUSICIANS/V/Vincenzo/Techno_Syndrome.sid)
Thinking About You Cover(/MUSICIANS/V/Vincenzo/Thinking_About_You_Cover.sid)
Trabant 601(/MUSICIANS/N/NecroPolo/Trabant_601.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by vincenzo on 14 February 2022
No more update for old 1541U's? I didn't know that, I have a 1541U2 and it just works fine.

@hedning: thank you for giving it a testride!
User Comment
Submitted by Martinland on 13 February 2022
Vincenzo: It's marvellous! \o/ <3
Hedning: Thanks4testing!! I know.
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Submitted by hedning on 13 February 2022
There is nothing wrong with the d64, and it works fine on real hw.

I did however try this one with the original Ultimate (even with the updated FW Version 2.6d.O918.4 Based on Gideon’s SVN revision 131), the U2 and the U2+.

Conclusion: Forget the original Ultimate for now, as it has too old FW and is not 100% compatible with the 1541... To use the U2, you will need fw 3.10a (11C). Works fine. U2+ with 3.10a, no problems.
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Submitted by Martinland on 13 February 2022
Thanks for your reply Vincenzo! :D

Unfortunately my two trusty 1541U devices are like the C64: No more updates available (required?)... ;-D

I will transfer this wonderful release to a real disk to present it at our next Commodore meeting using a real 1541 drive. Which is quite classy anyhow. ;) Still I do hope this will be a rare exception... ;)
User Comment
Submitted by vincenzo on 11 February 2022
@Martinland there's a known 1541 emulation issue with older 1541u firmware so it must be the problem. We didn't experience the same issue on newer 1541u's or Ultimate board too. Have you tried to update it?
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Submitted by Martinland on 7 February 2022
By the looks of it an absolutely amazing music disk!

Oh, I so wish I could just enjoy this on my C64 - w/o writing it out onto a floppy disk, that is:

Alas this is the *only* one of all releases past and present I ever tried (!) that neither works on my 1541U Batch1 nor on the 1541U w/ Ethernet and more RAM; both devices I've been enjoying since about 12 years and this release doesn't even start loading in any case on an old C64 breadbox and a new C64c as well. oO

This is rather disconcerting because it's a first around here.

(I know about those inaccuracies of the old 1541U devices, yet everything still worked ... so far)

Anybody have any idea why this release is so different than all the others I ever ran? (Would have to dig - can't believe this is the only production using a newer Sparkle I ever gave a try)

Any hints *very* much appreciated!

Have a nice 8-bit day/night! o/
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Submitted by Stinsen on 5 February 2022
Just finished watching the podcast, very interesting talk! It must have taken a shitload of patience to finish the challenge...
Some really great tunes came out of it and the presentation here is SLICK! Mucho respect <3
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Submitted by vincenzo on 28 January 2022
NecroPolo and Vincenzo talk about the GTC2021 in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTW8akeQsOk
Expect a 2 hours long, detailed but not too detailed friendly chat about Commodore64, music editors and more.
User Comment
Submitted by TheRyk on 24 January 2022
goes to eleven!
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Submitted by Morpheus on 24 January 2022
Awesome production! Vincenzo and NecroPolo, you guys are CRAZY!!
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Submitted by Genius on 23 January 2022
This is so cool! I love the music and all the details in the graphics like the help functions, the robot fingers and the tape.
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Submitted by Yogibear on 22 January 2022
Great design!
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Submitted by Mr. Mouse on 22 January 2022
This is so excellent!
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Submitted by goerp on 22 January 2022
This had me at the first track: a cover of my most-played tune of 2021!
Amazing prod.
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Submitted by katon on 22 January 2022
Amazing production, congratulations 10/10 :-)
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Submitted by HCL on 22 January 2022
Awesome! True spirit of data is in here!!
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Submitted by The Sarge on 22 January 2022
This was a great project to be involved in and an honour to be asked to do the graphics for Vincenzos music disk. As usual when working with Trap its a bit like two crazy guys in a candy store that just have to try every candy there is and see how it taste. So this kept evolving quite a bit. Something that was intended as a small project grew to something a bit bigger. :)
-"Oh, what happens if we add this idea? Or this? And that? Cool!"

Superb music packaged in a completely filled music disk.
Loved every day we worked on this.
User Comment
Submitted by KAL_123 on 22 January 2022
Good looking screen, great interface, nice tunes and the animations, for example when the cassette is changed, or when the fingers move on the steering-wheel, also look cool! Overall a great music-disk.
User Comment
Submitted by El Jefe on 22 January 2022
TBH i missed some of the contibutions during the tour.

Great to have them all in one release and in a close to perfect interface!

Love it!
User Comment
Submitted by psych on 22 January 2022
You've nailed it! Love it!
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Submitted by Magic on 22 January 2022
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Submitted by Carrion on 21 January 2022
@what Jammer said.
Cool music with fantastic graphics. I love this 80's vibe.
User Comment
Submitted by Shogoon on 21 January 2022
Gratz guys! Lovely prod.
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Submitted by Chico on 21 January 2022
Nice production ! 10/10
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Submitted by Proton on 21 January 2022
Great collection of awesome tunes.

zzarko: press Run/Stop
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Submitted by MCM on 21 January 2022
Wow this is so cool. Great presentation of a such cool sids !!!
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Submitted by Xiny6581 on 21 January 2022
Top quality!
Super quality music wrapped in a lovely presentation. Such a varit of music and graphics. ++10/10++
What an effort guys <3
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Submitted by Flex on 21 January 2022
This is what a 10 is for. Stylish package like said earlier! (...seeing myself tapping shoulders of everyone involved.)
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Submitted by Joe on 21 January 2022
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Submitted by zzarko on 21 January 2022
Wow, what a polished release!
Just a quick question, I couldn't find Techno Syndrome on the list, is it in compilation? Or I just may be tired...
User Comment
Submitted by Dr.Science on 21 January 2022
GREAT! Thanks for this collection, superb presentation for awesome sounds!
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Submitted by Jammer on 21 January 2022
Now THAT's a stylish package! <3
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Submitted by Bob on 21 January 2022
looks awesome, feels awesome sounds awesome, so its awesome ;)
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Submitted by Frantic on 21 January 2022
Sweet stuff. I particularly liked the hand animation when waiting for load.
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Submitted by theK on 21 January 2022
Awesome! Super tunes and a fantastic package! <3
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Submitted by aNdy on 21 January 2022
Like, WOW! Great stuff!
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Submitted by zscs on 21 January 2022
Oh man, what an awesome release! :O Top, 10/10!
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Submitted by Wile Coyote on 21 January 2022
Great graphics. Seeing that hand on the wheel takes me back to Sega's Out Run
..time to check out the audio :D
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Submitted by Mibri on 21 January 2022
Now THIS is a collie!! Teeming with quality, and the ideal victory lap for your super cool year-long project. Excellent!
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Submitted by Motion on 21 January 2022
Stunning presentation! You got that RETROWAVE vibe down to the max!
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Submitted by vincenzo on 21 January 2022
So, here it is. After the challenging year of 2021, we can finally close the GTC project with a proper musicdisk which contains 27 music that were submitted monthly.
Thank you to NecroPolo, da Blondie, Jammer and Spider Jerusalem for the exclusive music.
Thank you to Trap, The Sarge, Visage and Grass for helping to make it happen.
Honorably mention and thank you to Poison for designing the monthly challenge's interface.
Thank you to Sparta for Sparkle.
And finally, thank to every coder in the past and present who's music editor and player were used in the challenge.
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