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Old 30 March 2007, 02:49   #1
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ChipTune.com Update - Workbench Imitation

Not sure when this site changed over, but I had a look at it just and am quite amazed at the amount of hard work they must have put in:

http://www.chiptune.com/

It's a pretty accurate simulation of WB1.3 in a browser (Firefox only, I think). It's been done before, but never with quite so much style, or with the extra programs you can run from the desktop! If you drag the screen down you even get a little surprise.

The only problem I have with it is the right-click detection - it "gurus" the site and re-loads everything, presumably to stop you (you!) from stealing all their secrets. Great, except I keep right-clicking out of habit, and keep getting booted back to the start. If I wanted their source code all I have to do is click "View", then "View Source". So what does the right-click guru achieve? Just pisses me off, that's all.

Still, a very clever site, and well worth a look. (Shockingly bad for their Google ranking, though - search engines can't index DHTML-generated content...)
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Old 30 March 2007, 03:24   #2
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Amazing!

Works fine on Opera 9 too!

Click the SOBT icon!
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Old 30 March 2007, 11:20   #3
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I really like this site. Very well done.
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Old 30 March 2007, 14:56   #4
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Works in IE6 as well but don't click the starfield - gets stuck in an endless loop. Probably work ok in other browsers but IE6 is having none of it.

Am going to have to clear my cache and cookies so I can view the site!
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Old 31 March 2007, 00:58   #5
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Yeah, there's always been some small hiccups on that site, but it mostly works fine. Got most of the tunes off the site a while back.
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Old 31 March 2007, 02:00   #6
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Nice.
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Old 31 March 2007, 16:31   #7
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Nice, these type of WB imitation websites has been around a long time.

They look great but the usability is horrible.
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Old 31 March 2007, 18:59   #8
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And they have a "scanlines" option!!
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Old 07 April 2007, 07:15   #9
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Just found a neat feature. Well, sort of a hidden link...

From the desktop open the "Chipbench1.3" icon and look inside the trashcan...
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Using Opera 9 it seems to be piece of cake to get the sourcecode, just rightclick and click on sourcecode ...
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Old 08 April 2007, 02:16   #11
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Using Opera 9 it seems to be piece of cake to get the sourcecode, just rightclick and click on sourcecode ...
Yeah, it's a piece of cake in any browser - the devs obviously aren't aware of the drop-down menus present in every browser ever created, or things like The Proxomitron, which can easily disable the anti-right-click code.
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Old 14 April 2007, 15:36   #12
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I wonder the usefulness of this kind of sites
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