Maybe for lot of time it was discussed to make a cooperative tune done by many composers that work on it.
Unfortunately I did not see the light for those type of tune.
So, maybe the best solution is to motivate the composers by a competition.
For this we try to make the big sid compo: maybe no one tune will be born by this compo, but we must try in every case!!.
The idea is simple: a composer must use one editor for composing a peaces of tunes, then another composer will take that tune and extends it, and so one until a big sid is made.
As there are many factor that inflence a tune (like the editor version to use, multispeed tune, PAL/NTSC frequency, and so on...) here we have taken some decisions to take low all this variables, as all composers must use the same tool.
To participate to this competition you must following the below rules:
As there are more that 250 music editors available (with all the subversions), I propose to use some common editors in the last version available (+/-) as if a composer start to use Goattracker 2.35 (for example), than the next composer that work with that tune cannot use Goattracker 2.10 as this can cause compatibility problem
The list of choosed editor is showed in the first column of the main table. If you don't see the editor you want ot use (for example ROCKMONITOR VI), let me know that I will add it.
The frequency to use is PAL (NTSC not allowed)
Tune must be singlespeed (multispeed tune not allowed)
For one editor it is possible to work on the 6581 or 8580 tune (e.g the tunes will be different). Maybe it was simple to choose to use only 6581 chip, but many composer compose only with 8580, so let the chips to be separated
The composer that work on a tune must release the source of the tune (in the editor format) as the next one will use it. The source will be else released with the final tune at the end of compo.
The composer will even give an BIN relocated to $1000 version of the tune: this make we able to publish a preview of the tune in PSID format during the compo
In the main page, I put a sort of semaphore that can help composer to see the current state of one tune:
Green: no one composer is working onto this tune
Red: one composer is working onto this tune
Yellow: one composer is attendig to work on this tune as soon as the previous one has finished
Blue: one composer have already worked onto this tune
See the example at the end of this page.
A composer can compose for all the tunes but at the most 3 times onto a tune (eg. he can work for 3 times with Goattraker 6581 version and then 3 times for Goattracker 8580 version, 3 times for JCH xx versions, and so on)
At the moment no limit in the duration of a composer contribution is taken, so maybe you can even compose for 30 minute tune..
As you should be the last composer that work into the tune, you have to let the tune in a state that we can consider the tune finish (or that if it restarts, it sound good). Maybe the next composer could little changes the few last seconds of previous composer work for better attacking with his contribution
A tune for be voted, must have at least 2 contributors (otherwise it will be a bonus tune)
I will late the compo run for long time, as maybe it will be difficult to make this kind of competition, so end submission time will be 2 December 2006. End of vote will be 22 December 2006 and result 25 December 2006, as a Christmas Sid present.
Tune name is precalculated: Big "sid_chip_type" "Editor_name"
In the above examples, the 6581 Goattracker tune is already done by 2 peoples (blue color) and one (red color) is now working onto it
The 8580 version of Goattracker is never done and they are free (green) for being used
The 6581 version of JCH is done by one people and now it is free for working on it
The 8580 version instead is being done by one people and 2 people (yellow color) is attending to working on