Straight from the documentation:
The C012294 chip - also known as POKEY - was developed by Atari in the late seventies for their first line of Atari 8-bit home computers. It has also been used for a number of arcade hall machines through the early eighties. The chip took care of keyboard interfacing, serial port input and output, hardware IRQs, the paddle controls and random number generation. It is however better known for it's sound playback. POKEY's name is derived from POtentiometers and KEYboard.
GMPokey is a port for a library that emulates POKEY's sound output. This package is meant to bring 'retro' sound to your games, reminiscent of 8-bit home computers and game consoles. Of course similar effects can be obtained through the use of samples, but GMPokey has the added advantage that you have full control over the audio registers, allowing you to make in-game adjustments to the sound output. You can also save GMPokey output!
GMPokey does not play samples in the traditional sense - it produces (variations on) square wave output. The sound output can be rather crude, and creating interesting effects or even music may take time and experimentation.
Works in and , but the demo is only.
This extension does not work on Windows 98 and ME.
UPDATE: New version available that allows saving wave file output.
Download GMPokey 1.1 (214 Kb)
And let ye olde days revive...
Edited by Smarty, 02 March 2007 - 01:11 AM.