Trouble In Store

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Trouble In Store

Post by Symoon » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:02 pm

Hi,
I'm looking for a nice audio recording (ideally 8 bits, 44kHz stereo WAV file) of the original game Trouble in Store.

Would anyone have this... in store? ;)
Got the original tape but the recording is almost dead...
Thanks!

PS: I'm not interested in audio of copies ;)

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Re: Trouble In Store

Post by Dbug » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:26 pm

I'm going to give a shot, just the time for the game to load :)

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Re: Trouble In Store

Post by Symoon » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:36 pm

You're a star, thanks a lot!
Downloading ;)

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Re: Trouble In Store

Post by mikeb » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:57 pm

Symoon wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:02 pm
Hi,
I'm looking for a nice audio recording (ideally 8 bits, 44kHz stereo WAV file) of the original game Trouble in Store.
Oh, I thought you meant the music track! "Coney Island Cakewalk", as I recall ...

<distorted-voice-fx>"Whoops!" :)

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Re: Trouble In Store

Post by Symoon » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:29 pm

Ha ha, no, I was looking for the program itself!

That being said, Dbug's recording doesn't load here. Bad luck or could Orpheus have recorded their tapes really badly?

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Re: Trouble In Store

Post by Dbug » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:43 pm

Symoon wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:29 pm
That being said, Dbug's recording doesn't load here. Bad luck or could Orpheus have recorded their tapes really badly?
I assume that you only kept the right audio track?

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Re: Trouble In Store

Post by Symoon » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:07 am

Dbug wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:43 pm
I assume that you only kept the right audio track?
Sure. Tried both actually, 1st with transfer tools, then with a few tries to modify the signal, finally tried loading on an Atmos.

(that being said, I'm not giving up. The data is here and with some time, who knows).

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Re: Trouble In Store

Post by mikeb » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:39 pm

Seeing as your existing WAV didn't work out, I went looking for the cassette for this -- because I know it has to be around here somewhere. Sadly, I cannot find it amongst other Oric and Enterprise-64 tapes, and that's got me puzzled as to where it's gone. It has to exist, I remember playing it, and have the audio of the game music!

As I recall, it was the first time that sampled audio ("Harridges" and "Whoops!") was played on Oric: A technique Geoff Philips wrote about in his Machine Code book for the Oric.

I only found a non-original tape, with a hand written note "Trouble in Store #400 section nobbled" ... not sure if that's a modified version to prevent autorun/auto destruct on reset. It's possible that TIS had a pre-loader programme that went into #400 that chained on the main program, and it set up the security (remapping reset vectors?)

That's going to bother me now :(

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Re: Trouble In Store

Post by Symoon » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:41 pm

Ah, I know the feeling; hope you find it soon. Lost a tape years ago before I knew the Internet and clubs existed... I thought the games that were on it were lost forever, and that's probably one of the things that motivated me to try backuping datas from tapes.

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