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fsound (format)

token - fsound

points - Chipist

file types - .fss

max filesize - 10mb

description -
  1. Tools
  2. Restrictions on submit
  3. Accepted file format
  4. Playback (for voting)
  5. Render to MP3
  6. Dead links for posterity
fsound is a tool for making (at the moment) one-channel music on Microsoft Windows (and works fine in Wine
). It takes specially formatted text files (*.fss for posterity) as input and spits out 8-bit wav files.

Download here


A tool by Jangler to convert IT modules into fsound FSS files is also available here
An updated version of the converter by kleeder with Sample Support and Volume Control is available here

shiru also has a flash version at but it may be slightly behind on features.

Restrictions on submit

Your submitted .fss-file has to be in the correct syntax for fSound to convert into a wav-file.
Not official yet: If you're using custom samples, put them together with the .fss in a zip-folder and upload the zip!

Accepted file format

- fss
- zip (not official yet)

Playback (for voting)

drag and drop the .fss onto the fSound.exe. It will generate a wav-file for you to listen to. Make sure to have the kick.raw and snare.raw files in the same folder as the fSound.exe. If there are special samples provided in the bitpack or if the uploaded file is a zip, make sure to replace the default kick and snare-files.

Render to MP3

Use fSound to generate the wav-file and convert it with a tool of your choice into a mp3-file.

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