Saturday, 14 November 2009

A C64 Christmas!

Being a fan of chip tunes I've stumbled across several 8-bit Xmas albums on the net featuring chip versions of well known Christmas songs. As it's getting close to that time of the year I decided to put together a collection of festive Commodore 64 SID tunes from the HVSC.

The tunes have been converted to MP3 and edited slightly; you can download the collection here
You can download the songs individually or download the two ZIP files to get the whole album

I've also recently moved the collection to SoundCloud, you can also download the tracks there.

If it proves popular I may put together a few more collections; perhaps some using different hardware. Any suggestions are welcome, thanks.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Duplicate shortcut not working in Illustrator CS4?

Just come across this and found a quick solution.

I've used Illustrator for years and very often I'd 'alt drag' an object to copy it, then I'd use 'ctrl+d' (or Apple(cmd)+d on Mac), to duplicate my last action; very useful for creating a series of objects following a path.

For some reason this shortcut no longer works; I couldn't even find the 'Duplicate' option in the menu.

The fix is to 'alt drag' your object as you would normally; then, in this order, use:

then 'ctrl+d'

(Mac users swap the Apple (cmd) key in place of ctrl).