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channelf (format)

Channel F

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Music made for the Fairchild Channel F, a rare and old machine with limited tools.
Submission should be able to play back on real hardware (or in an emulator)!
  1. Tools
  2. Restrictions on submit
  3. Accepted file format
  4. Playback (for voting)
  5. Render to MP3
  6. See also
The channelf format is music generated by the microprocessor chip for the Channel F (console)


- Sleizsa
- Sleizsa Duo
- Sleizsa Trio

Restrictions on submit

The restriction for this format is that the sound is generated by the Channel F chip, either on hardware or by emulator. In case Sleizsa is used, provide 'ntsc'(default) or 'pal' in the name. This is necessary to know for playback during voting.

Accepted file format


Playback (for voting)

You have to process each entry one by one by the emulator. It is the easiest to just use either tool:
Sleizsa: renaming and replacing 'song.bin' and use '!run.bat' or '!run-pal.bat'
Sleizsa Duo: rename and replace 'test.bin' and type/run 'mess channelf -rompath roms/ -cart test.bin' form the command prompt, from the SleiszaDuo folder.
Sleizsa Trio: same as with Duo

Using only the emulator and Channel F boot rom files is possible too, but you have to know where to place the files in order for the emulator to find them.

Render to MP3

By default both tools have a .wav file rendered in the 'mess' directory .
Sleizsa: 'filename.wav' in the 'mess' folder
Sleizsa Duo: 'song.wav' in the 'SleizsaDuo' folder
Sleizsa Trio: 'song.wav' in the 'SleizsaTrio' folder

Convert this file to MP3 with your favourite tool (suggestion: Audacity)

See also

- Channel F (console)