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Open Cubic Player

Introduction

Open Cubic Player original home page is located at http://cubic.org/player and was written by the Cubic Team. It first appeared around december 1994 as a binary-only freeware. It was one of the best module-players if you ask me personally. It had support for many soundcards and module-formats. But as windows grew more and more popular, and users demanding for GUI software, the popularity started to fall off and the project became more or less dead. At some point the sourcecode was opened up for the public under the GNU Public License in a hope that other users might find the code usefull, and perhaps use it for something.

Christmas 2003 I started to look at the the source-code and a little hope to get the software to compile and run under Linux. After 2 months of sparetime playing, I got my first characters on the screen. No sound still, but I had something on my screen. Later more and more code was converted to POSIX and some to gcc inline assembler. Today the project is still not ported finish, but it can be used to beta-testing. There are still a lot of missing features and some strange bugs.

During the porting I also discovered a serious kernel-bug regarding how to handle late FPU-exeptions when returning from a signal-handler. The offending code was located inside stuff/irq.c, and when trimmed down it looked like this (look here)

Snapshot

Source code is now hosted on sourceforge in a GIT repository. For snapshots, just poll that tree.

IRC

Me (Stian), and some others can be found on #ocp on FreeNode.

FreeBSD

Version 0.1.20 of ocp is now in FreeBSD ports.

$ cd /usr/ports/audio/ocp
$ make install clean
or if you have sysutils/portupgrade
$ portinstall ocp

Fedora

See https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/acls/name/ocp. (0.1.20)

Red Hat

In theory, the source should build if dependencies are met from the source-ball with something like this: (please send me an email if this doesn't work)

$ cd /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES
$ wget http://stian.cubic.org/ocp/ocp-VERSION.tar.bz2
$ cd ../SPECS
$ tar xfj -O ../SOURCES/ocp-VERSION.tar.bz2 ocp-VERSION/ocp.spec > ocp.spec
$ rpmbuild -bb ocp.spec
$ rpm -i ../RPMS/i386/ocp-VERSION.i386.rpm

Debian

See http://packages.debian.org/opencubicplayer and http://buildd.debian.org/build.php?arch&pkg=ocp (0.1.21).

Gentoo

ebuilds have been posted at bugs.gentoo.org, but not accepted as of today, so here we go:

$ mkdir -p /usr/local/portage
$ cd /usr/local/portage
$ tar xfj gentoo-VERSION.tar.bz2
$ echo PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/usr/local/portage" >> /etc/make.conf
$ mkdir -p /etc/portage
$ echo "media-sound/ocp ~x86" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords
$ echo "media-sound/ocp X adplug sidplay alsa flac sdl" >> /etc/portage/package.use
$ emerge ocp

OS-X Homebrew

See http://mxcl.github.com/homebrew/ (git, blog). (0.1.21)

$ brew update
$ brew install ocp

OS-X Fink

See http://pdb.finkproject.org/pdb/package.php/ocp (0.1.16).

Ubuntu

See http://packages.ubuntu.com/opencubicplayer (0.1.20)

Other unix-variants

Other unix variants must build from source.
ocp-0.1.21.tar.bz2 ocp-0.1.21.tar.gz ocp-0.1.21.tar.xz ocp-0.1.21.7z
ocp-0.1.20.tar.bz2 ocp-0.1.20.tar.gz ocp-0.1.20.tar.lzma ocp-0.1.20.7z Gentoo build files
ocp-0.1.19.tar.bz2 ocp-0.1.19.tar.gz ocp-0.1.19.tar.lzma ocp-0.1.19.7z Gentoo build files
ocp-0.1.18.tar.bz2 ocp-0.1.18.tar.gz ocp-0.1.18.tar.lzma ocp-0.1.18.7z Gentoo build files
ocp-0.1.17.tar.bz2 ocp-0.1.17.tar.gz ocp-0.1.17.tar.lzma ocp-0.1.17.7z Gentoo build files
ocp-0.1.16.tar.bz2 ocp-0.1.16.tar.gz ocp-0.1.16.tar.lzma Gentoo build files
ocp-0.1.15.tar.bz2 ocp-0.1.15.tar.gz ocp-0.1.15.tar.lzma Gentoo build files
ocp-0.1.14.tar.bz2 ocp-0.1.14.tar.gz ocp-0.1.14.tar.lzma Gentoo build files
ocp-0.1.13.tar.bz2 ocp-0.1.13.tar.gz ocp-0.1.13.tar.lzma Gentoo build files
ocp-0.1.12.tar.bz2 ocp-0.1.12.tar.gz ocp-0.1.12.tar.lzma Gentoo build files
ocp-0.1.11.tar.bz2 ocp-0.1.11.tar.gz ocp-0.1.11.tar.lzma Gentoo build files
ocp-0.1.10.tar.bz2 ocp-0.1.10.tar.gz ocp-0.1.10.tar.lzma Gentoo build files
ocp-0.1.9.tar.bz2 ocp-0.1.9.tar.gz Gentoo build files
ocp-0.1.8.tar.bz2 ocp-0.1.8.tar.gz Gentoo build files
ocp-0.1.7.tar.bz2 ocp-0.1.7.tar.gz Gentoo build files
ocp-0.1.6.tar.bz2 ocp-0.1.6.tar.gz Gentoo build files
ocp-0.1.5.tar.bz2 ocp-0.1.5.tar.gz Gentoo build files
ocp-0.1.4.tar.bz2 ocp-0.1.4.tar.gz Gentoo build files
ocp-0.1.3.tar.bz2 Gentoo build files
ocp-0.1.2.tar.bz2 Gentoo build files
ocp-0.1.1.tar.bz2 Gentoo build files
ocp-0.1.0.tar.bz2 Gentoo build files

Screenshots

And some screenshots are always nice to have:
ocp1.png
ocp2.png
ocp3.png
ocp4.png

Links to other various sites

Schism Tracker
Chiptunes
Even more Chiptunes
ftp://ftp.modland.com/
The High Voltage SID Collection
Music from keygens, cracks, trainers, intros