I had previously downloaded the collection and found some of my old favourites. I had been playing them every few months using the Windows version of sidplay.
But since I've moved to using ubuntu as my main operating system I was missing them as now I only boot Windows to do iTunes stuff. Installing a player was as simple as typing
sudo apt-get install sidplay.
To create a .wav version of a .sid tune you use:
sidplay2 -os -o1 -w -t5:14 sanxion.sid.
The flags are all documented in the man page.
You could use lame to convert the .wav to .mp3 but I used the Sound Converter application.
Then I added the folder containing the mp3s to iTunes, edited the ID3 tags, added them to my iPhone playlist, synced, and now I can listen to C64 music wherever I am.
The games I did this for include:
- The Ocean Loader: #1 and #4
- Last Ninja 2
- Monty On The Run
- Crazy Comets
- Cybernoid 1 and 2
- Flash Gordon