1aylet 0.5 - a player for Spectrum `.ay' music files.
2Copyright (C) 2001-2005 Russell Marks.
3Z80 emulation copyright (C) 1994 Ian Collier.
5This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
6it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
7the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at
8your option) any later version.
10This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
11WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
12MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
13General Public License for more details.
15You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
16along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
17Foundation, 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.
23The COPYING file contains a copy of the GPL described above.
25NEWS and ChangeLog describe differences between versions.
31aylet plays music files in the `.ay' format. These files are
32essentially wrappers around bits of Z80 code which play music on the
33Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128's sound hardware - either the beeper, or
34(eponymously) the AY-3-8912 sound chip. Files using the Amstrad CPC
35ports are also supported.
37`aylet' has a curses-based interface, and `xaylet' has an X-based one.
39One source of `.ay' files playable with aylet/xaylet is "Project AY"
40on the World of Spectrum website:
48You'll need an ANSI C compiler. `gcc' is fine - so should most other
49compilers be, these days.
51If you're running Linux, the Makefile should be ok; if not, you might
52want to check it. After doing that (or not :-)), you should do `make'
53(or `make aylet' if you don't have GTK+ installed), then (as root)
56Once it's installed, don't forget to read the man page for further
63You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
66Share and enjoy!