Who Knew That Floppy Drives Could Make Sweet, Sweet Doctor Who Music

When I was in primary school, if I finished my work quickly, I could play terrible, terrible video games on my school's BBC Micro. I'll never forget those weird floppy disc drives, and the weird noises they made. Who could possibly have known that those weird noises could have been used to make the actual Doctor Who theme song. This is amazing...

To be perfectly honest, I have no idea how this even works. I can barely conceive of it. But it's pretty incredible.


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    3 Doctor Who games if I recal were released for the BBC Micro. According to sources:
    (1983) Doctor Who: The First Adventure
    (1985) Doctor Who and the Warlord
    (1985) Doctor Who and the Mines of Terror

    Mines of Terror was also released on multiple platforms.

    I assume they mapped the noise= note to the which disk sector was accessed. Then wrote a routine to access said sectors in a sequence that emulates the Who theme.

    mmmm..

    Super mario: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81qrG4ixR8E
    Still Alive: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY0mDRrqcVU

    but nothing is as good as The Imperial March! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWkUFxItWmU&feature=related

    hmm, the duke nukem one sounded much better

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmoDLyiQYKw phantom of the floppera.

    Done using an oscillating power supply.

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