i am and have been totally serious aout trying to get a tracker on the Z
it seems we have more interest now too!!!!!!!
i just wanted to let you all wonderful ppl know ive had some discoveries within the last several hours
by using frodo:http://www.lachner-net.de/Frames/Frodo_en.html
and the gui:http://www.lachner-net.de/Frames/FrodoGUI_en.html
(you will also need the libsdl if you dont have it already heres the link)http://www.lachner-net.de/Frames/Software/....2.5cvs_arm.ipk
(i do suggest reading those pages above i linked. to have a better understanding of how the commands work. and maybe be able to help me too
(this is the link for the trackers)
with frodo you can load up quite a few .d64 sound tracking roms
the result is almost too much!! so far some of them are really loud.
the thing is tho, each one of them has its own different ways of using the keyboard
so its a real pain trying to figure out which one is best...
so far i think Odin tracker might be best for this situation but im not to sure on how to use really at all yet.
i also kinda looked at ZX Spectrum emulator, it seems it would be better (for me at least, i use a Z5500G)
because it doesnt put the screen sideways.
there are a few trackerss for it but i cant for the love of god figure out how to use ZX Spectrum emulator yet.
i wanted to add this to the list of possible trackers to compilehttp://www.nongnu.org/tutka/
man theres so much i could write right now
so i will stop with a howto on using frodo to load up a tracker with a z5500G w/sharp rom 3.13:
1ST] install libsdl
in that order
2ND] now sadly to say heres the hard part, you need these 4 files:
(spelled exactly like that)
i think the only possible way to really do this without getting into trouble would be for me to email them to you (i guess we will know if i get banned)
3RD] after you have put those files into /opt/QtPalmtop/bin/frodo also put the trackers in there (*.d64)
4TH] make sure to see if frodo loads up and then if so then get out by pressing "home" then "cancel"
5TH] load frodogui: then goto the tab that says "other" and click "set defaults", then goto the tab "I/O" and select "digital" from the "SID emulation" menu, then goto the tab "drives" and goto /opt/QtPalmtop/bin/frodo? or where ever you put the unpacked trackers and select which ever one you want to try. then click "Quit" at the top.
6TH] load Frodo,then once its loaded, hold down tab and press T (f5) now the hold down Fthe function key and press K to get an asterik, and press return.
if it says anything other than this, it might not work...:
Loading FROM 0801 (2049) TO 4795
so if that looks similar and no error messages, then hold down tab and press E (f3)
it should load immediately if not then press return.
depending on the tracker you chose you might be blasted with music so be careful!!
-if it doenst work at all then try a different tracker-
taken from http://www.lachner-net.de/Frames/Frodo_en.html
# The cursor keys on the Zaurus can be used to emulate a joystick. The emulation can be activated with the tabulator key and 'J'. The mode of the emulation is shown in the lower right corner. If a Joysticks in port one is emulated a 1 is shown, for port two a 2 is shown. If no emulation is active nothing is shown.
# The C64 function keys can be reached by the following key combinations on the Zaurus:
* F1 - Tabulator and 'Q'
* F2 - Tabulator and 'W'
* F3 - Tabulator and 'E'
* F4 - Tabulator and 'R'
* F5 - Tabulator and 'T'
* F6 - Tabulator and 'Z'
# The Run/Stop key is mapped to Tabulator and 'O'.
# The Restore key is mapped to Tabulator and 'P'.
# To quit the emulator, press the menu key.
okay, so now your on your own i cant help any more past this, mainly because i dont know anything else that could help.
but if you find something out or figure out how to use any of them to actually make something please!!!please!!!!please!!!! let us/me know!!