The player is included, of course. In this case, it's the Laxity NewPlayer v21, which takes approximately 1900 bytes.

Turn on the scopes to see how it controls the 3 synth voices to generate the entire song, and check the Visuals subtabs to see it run.

When you'll realize that all .sid tunes are actually C64 programs running in the vblank interrupt, it will blow your mind.

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The original SID was only 4154 bytes for 1m40s of great 6581 synth sound.

There's also an extended version: 3m43s of music in 5311 bytes.

deepsid.chordian.net/?file=/MU

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Ok, the oldest of all is actually libXaw, the mythical Athena Widgets toolkit created by MIT.

Few Linux users are old enough to know what the heck I'm talking about, but most probably have it installed on their systems because it's used by something.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Athena

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The 8-bit Guy goes 16/32-bit with the ๐‘จ๐‘ด๐‘ฐ๐‘ฎ๐‘จ 1000 :amiga:
youtube.com/watch?v=kjapiUQOi2

In the video description:
"A love song to the 16 colours of the Commodore 64."
๐Ÿ˜

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Ohh! ๐Ÿคฉ

"End credits song is "53280" by Bedford Level Experiment. Check out the music video here: youtu.be/lHOxmXCSqAs

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"We will continue work on new releases of AmigaOS 3.x and AmigaOS 4.x in 2022!"
hyperion-entertainment.com/

I tried building the emulator VICE from sources, and it wasn't too hard (the hardest part was remembering how to use Subversion, lol).

In spite of being an ancient codebase, it's still actively developed, with several new features and fixes for the upcoming 3.6 release:
sourceforge.net/p/vice-emu/cod

I'm listening to Equinoxe, Jean-Michel Jarre's 1978 masterpiece.

As always, Equinoxe Part 5 brings back memories of this game:
youtu.be/pD-HpcuA6js

Loco's gameplay wasn't remarkable, but associating Equinoxe Part 5's beat with a running steam locomotive was a stroke of genius.

In memory of Sir Clive Sinclair, learn about the incredibly clever cost-saving design of the , one of the cheapest home computers ever made:
youtube.com/watch?v=1Jr7Q1yJOU

Revisiting my collection of hardware and software.

Noteworthy pieces:
- DKB 4091, the fastest SCSI controller for several years
- DLG Pro, my BBS software
- AmiTCP/IP... yes, the TCP stack was not part of the OS, initially!
- IOBlix, a buffered multiserial card for high-speed modems
- Ariadne, a 10baseT Ethernet card
- StormC, a fast C/C++ compiler and IDE only available for AmigaOS
- iBrowse, an Amiga native web browser

Try the Icaros distribution, which includes a bunch of apps and games that were ported to AROS:
live.icarosdesktop.org/

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By the way, the AROS project is still active nowadays and has reached the point where it can boot in an x86 VM (or natively):

aros.sourceforge.io/

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