Hi and welcome to the first episode of a brand new format of MRC. It's so new that by the time of creating this newspost none of the crew has ever heard of it. Well, at least not its name: Old New Stock. Behind the scenes quite some work has been done in the form of locating responsible people of the software which brings back a lot of memories to the (at least) Dutch fair visitors. They all got one question: "Isn't it about time that your software gets a second life and shouldn't it be showed to the people who aren't familiar with your legacy?".
The replies up to now are all positive and a "just find a way to hack into the protections yourself" was often part of this reply.

Not so much with the first candidate of this series. 1994's Coverflow! never had a copy protection, but it does have quite a huge load of quality Moonblaster Stereo music. This typical kind of stereo is achieved by connecting your hardware in a very specific way. You need both MSX-Audio and MSX-Music and be able to output them seperately. It's up to you if you want to hear MSX-Audio or MSX-Music left or right but you have to seperate them to their own side. Many Dutch 90s scene products have been provided with this musical philosophy, so you'll have to do some more audio channel splitting during the next few months.

Coverflow! is a typical 90s era music disk. It has an intro, a replayer and an extro. In the intro the story is being told in a vertical scroller. Press space bar if your eyes can't keep up with the scroller. Sadly there is no music in this intro.

After the intro there is the replayer with 38 quality covers all in the same style the composer is famous for. Most of the covers are from MSX games like Mr. Ghost, the Ys series, Firehawk and quite some tracks from the Micro Cabin library. A few tracks originate from the Super Famicom and Sonic the Hedgehog the lonely Sega representative.
The menu is controlled with cursor keys and mouse. It's up to you to find out "what does this button do?". One button is rather hidden as the escape button is the complete top part of the screen.

We'd like to thank the guys behind Overflow! and Emphasys for their permission to add Coverflow! to the download database.

Relevant link: Coverflow!

See you in the next episode of Old New Stock.

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Comments (9)

By valkyre

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10-09-2017, 17:08

Great idea!

By sd_snatcher

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10-09-2017, 19:21

Indeed a great idea! Keep them coming!

By tfh

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10-09-2017, 20:40

Nice idea! Smile

By Jorito

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10-09-2017, 20:54

I have fond memories of this music disk, glad to see it posted!

By Pencioner

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10-09-2017, 22:24

Happy to see this coming! Great news from Great Guys! Smile

By Pippo

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11-09-2017, 06:58

Super Wonderful!! Big smile Big smile
This is, without dubt, a magnificent musical realization! Big smile
I like it very, very, very much! Big smile
My real congratulations to Emphasys and Overflow for sharing!

By Imanok

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11-09-2017, 17:41

I loved Coverflow back in the days. I listened to it loads of times! Big smile


Champion (293)

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14-09-2017, 00:57

Old New Stock #1... wonder what else is coming! Looks like you have a lot more in store for us if you make a series out of it Smile Thanks for contacting all these ancient developers and convincing them to make their products available to the community, for free.

By meits

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14-09-2017, 11:42

There is quite a list, so in order to not let the series take halve a year, I think it's about time to start episode two Smile