Policenauts – Call Your Name (Ogota Yuhei)

Title – ポリスノーツ~Call your name~ (Policenauts – Call Your Name)
System – MSX / MSX2 / MSX2+ / MSX turboR (MSX-MUSIC)
Author – 窩闊田裕平 (Ogota Yuhei)
Publication – Micom BASIC (マイコンBASIC) April 1996
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Preserved By – TWE
Recommended Emulator – openMSX


Download ROM

Loading the Game –

NOTE: This program requires MSX-MUSIC support. If your MSX does not have it, make sure to insert a cartridge that adds it (such as the FM-PAC).

Two files are included: a .wav cassette tape file and a self-booting .dsk floppy disk image.

Load the .dsk file in the first floppy drive, then start the machine. The game should start automatically.

Load the .wav file;
Type ‘CLOAD’ and press Enter to load the game;
After the game loads, type ‘RUN’ and press Enter to start the game.


Extra Info –

Hello, this is my first submission, I think. This is a cover of Call Your Name, from Konami’s Policenauts. I’ve tried to keep it as close to the original as possible.

“This is a rather short BASIC program for MSX-MUSIC (less than 100 lines), so it should be easy to type in. Usually, there may be tempo deviations caused by BASIC, but I’ve tried to minimise that as follows: 1. Setting the tempo to 120 This is the tempo of the original, and tempo deviations are less prone to occur under multiples of 30) 2. Split the music into short bars By doing this, the tempo discrepancies will be minimal.”


“To be honest, I could only copy the main part(piano) and the bass(cello) by ear, and I kind of made up the guitar part. So here’s some possible modifications: 1. Include the exact guitar portion 2. Create a cello instrument and use is for the bass (this program was made using nothing but built-in tones, and I used instrument 6(trumpet) for the bass) 3. Use the remaining channel either for main or guitar. Given the 6-channel configuration, this could be ported easily to to other computers. I bet a MIDI version would sound beautiful.”

“Last December, I bought a CD player for the first time. Before then, I’d never listened to a CD before, so I went to a CD shop to listen to some of Yuzo Koshiro’s music. As of January, I’ve been able to buy a bunch of Koshiro’s CDs from second-hand shops, but I still haven’t found The Scheme or Early Collection anywhere. I bought Policenauts in December, and decided to ear cover it. By the way, I’m still trying to get into college, and since it’s mid-January right now… it’s been tough.”

PCM Soundtrack CD
The BASIC manual that came with my computer (It’s been a while since I did this)

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