I've being asked many times - "How do you rip tunes ?".
To be honest it would take aeons to go through everything. Remember
I started hacking tunes on the Commodore 64 in 1985!, then I
progressed on to the ST music ripping scene in 1988-9! In that
time I've hacked literally hundreds and hundreds of tunes -15
years of ripping experience condensed into a few paragraphs
of text - I don't think so!!. There's also the fact that we
are living in the 21st century and to be honest there's no new
music formats being released on the ST. Nowadays all you need
is your trusty MonST and a quick text search for "TSSS"
and "TSST" and hey presto there's a Sid Sound Designer
tune ripped and sitting on your hard drive.
But what I have done is collect together all the hacking tools
I've possessed and made them downloadable here. I must stress
that I've never used a multipurpose zak ripper. I did ALL my
Hope they are of some use.
Grazey in 2000
Probably the most comprehensive music ripper which recognises
the most formats (over 30). Excellent GFX ripper and the ability
to un-compress many packed files. Excellent!
Note: File is a self-extracting archive so copy to a blank
Marvellous program written by Andy the Arfling / BBC / Automation.
Hacks , packs and links many Rob Northen copy protected games
in one easy process.
Proggy written by Dack and The Law o remove Rob Northen protection.
Some more juicy hacking tit bits for you. This time by Absu
aka Mighty Clog aka Zippy aka Milky Bar Kid of Cynix / T.M.B.
and Hank / Diskmap Crew.
Fore runner to Andyload. Just some example source code by that
pesky Alien / PP describing how to remove Rob Northen protections.
As far as I know the first ever multi demo 'breaker' coded
by Epsilon in 1989. Cracks the Phalanx, Union, BIG, Amiga, CST
and Omega demos.
Even more demos hacked to smithereens.
One of the first decent software rippers written by Kelvin
& Kasar / Fuzion in 1991. Allows searching of the most common
sound chip formats (Mad Max, Count Zero). GFX ripper too.
Professional Mega Ripper
Much improved version of Kasar's Mega Ripper. MSA file as it
needs to run from a boot disk.
Commercial ripper. Includes chip music ripper, sample ripper,
GFX ripper and disk / memory editor. One of the 'newest' rippers
, written in 1993.
||This little program by
Supernova / Cynix unpacks files encryted with Cooper v.05 which
was written by Cameo / Replicants.
||By Axe (then of Delight/Automation).
A bug fixed/optimised version of Automation 2.3r.
||By Axe/Delight - see above
||By Axe/Superior. Final
version released for ST News.
||By Altair / VCS. Decent
speed and compression ratio.
1.6D Program Packer
||By Markus Fritz. Packs