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Unis 669


  1. Information about Unis 669
  2. What Unis 669 can do?
  3. Playback Notes for Unis 669 modules
  4. System Requirements
  5. Images of Unis 669
  6. Download link for Unis 669
  7. How to run Unis 669 from newer hardware?
  8. Music repository of modules created on Unis 669

Information about Unis 669

Unis 669 is the first tracker using the Extended 669 Format features, such as including super fast tempo using the effect F0x, stereo balance fine slide to left or right using the effect Gnn, slot retrigger using the effect Hnn, the ability of using samples with frequencies adobe than 44kHZ and also export modules with 44kHZ frequency output rather than the Composer 669's 22kHZ, it is 8 channel digital audio tracker for PC, who also supported samples larger than 64 KByte. It was created by Jason Nunn for the DOS operative system and were last updated in 1994.

What Unis 669 can do?

Unis 669 allows you to use 8 channels to compose and play music on simultaneously, each mod can have up to 64 instruments using a maximum of 1408 KBytes of memory.

The max size of each sample/instrument is 1 MByte.

Each mod can have 128 patterns as most, with 64 rows each one.

Samples/Instruments uses .VOC file extension format, which you can save to or load from Unis 669

The screen only shows in VGA 80x50 text mode

The shortcuts commands in Composer 669 are most of just 1 keystroke

The mixing and output is done at 44 kHZ.

Using Extended 669 Format features.

Playback Notes for Unis 669 modules

Note that at this date, Unis 669 is the only program that gives you the maximum Extended 669 modules accuracy using the Extended 669 Format features, while Open ModPlugTracker may sound nicier and be over the quality of the Composer 669 and Unis 669 playback, be aware that it does not sounds as near as same.

System Requirements

- From 386 computers to better.

- A 2 MBytes RAM. (1408 KBytes extended.)

- A VGA Card.

- A Mouse pad.

- A Gravis Ultrasound sound card.

- An AT class machine with an AT class 101 keyboard plugged in.

- A DOS 2.0 as operative system or adobe.

Images of Unis 669

You can see images of how Unis 669 looks like here:

- How does Unis 669 look if you load a module in it

The Latest Stable version of Unis 669 is v1.10, which is also the latest version released.

- Unis 669 Download links from ModLand FTP repository.

How to run Unis 669 from newer hardware?

You can run Unis 669 on any machine that can run DOSBox, FreeDOS or MSDOS from 2.0 to higher.

BUT DOSBox users will most likely encounter an error saying:

Checking environment for GUS Settings...
Error: Your Environment settings are not there or incorrect. Please read "Installation & Start Up" in the user manual.

This is fixed by enabling the gus boolean found on the DOSBox configuration under its [gus] label, you can edit this configuration executing the batch file called DOSBox 0.74 Options.bat that appears on the DOSBox root directory when you run DOSBox for the first time.

Here is a screenshot of how your DOSBox's configuration file might look after this fix:

- How does your DOSBox's configuration file should look like after applying this fix.

Users who are running Unis 669 from a real DOS OS may first need to install the Gravis Ultrasound software found here for their Gravis Ultrasound sound card before running the Unis 669 tracker:

- Gravis Utility Software and Drivers.

Music repository of modules created on Unis 669

There are a couple of Extended 669 demos on the ModLand's repository, you can download them all from:

- Unis 669's Module music from the ModLand FTP repository.