Michael Delaney

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Michael Delaney
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Born 1974-01-01
Birth Place Crowborough, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Nationality English   UK.svg
Aliases AudioArts

Michael Delaney is an English video game programmer. He attended Beacon School in Crowborough for 2 years, then Uplands Community College in Wadhurst when his family moved to a different town.

Around 1990, he wrote the first music driver on the Commodore 64 for Allister Brimble and Mat Simmonds (4-Mat) using Turbo Assembler. Allister specified the driver. Allister used the driver in several games.

He designed and developed a second driver in 1991 which was faster and capable of more complex sounds but as the C64 was no longer being developed for, the driver was used only in one game, "Grell and Fella". The music was produced by Mat using the editor for the first driver and Michael converted the music data over. Developed on an Amiga based 6502 assembler and downloaded to the 64 using a development system he produced which connected from the Amiga's parallel port to the serial device bus via a cable Allister's father put together.

Around 1999, he wrote the GBC music driver which in many ways was based on his second C64 music driver. The code was written in Z80 assembly and used by Allister Brimble and Will Davis. Michael wasn't a Nintendo registered developer at the time, so the driver was developed using technical information found on the internet. He used a cartridge programmer bought from Lik Sang to test code on the target hardware.

The GBA driver then followed in 2001 and was written in Arm Assembler and tested on the target hardware using another cartridge programmer purchased from Lik Sang.

From around 2003-2008, Michael produced music and sound effects for quite a few Jakks Pacific Plug and Play products. He also developed a music driver and supporting tool(s) which were also used by Allister and Anthony Putson.

Michael currently owns and operates Notable Developments as a programmer and audio developer.

Audio Development

Game Boy Color/Advance

Michael wrote a sound driver in Z80 assembly. The driver was used by Allister Brimble and Will Davis for their music and sound effects. In Masters of the Universe, they are credited with consoleaudio.com, and in some titles, games using the sound driver use the moniker AudioArts or Full Fat Productions.

The driver is well known and respected, as the PCM channel accurately emulates the sound of Commodore 64 pulse waves.

The driver had no name.


Released Title Listen Notes
1999-12-01 Cool Bricks (GBC) Sound Driver
1999-??-?? Worms: Armageddon (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-01-?? David O’Leary’s Total Soccer 2000 (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-01-?? Ghosts’n’Goblins (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-02-22 Mission: Impossible (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-05-?? Casper (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-05-18 Toobin' (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-07-?? Rip-Tide Racer (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-08-?? Asterix and Obelix Contre Cesar (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-10-18 Magic Drop (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-10-24 Microsoft: The 6in1 Puzzle Collection Entertainment Pack (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-11-07 The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-11-22 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-11-24 Chicken Run (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-11-29 Road Rash (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-12-01 Thunderbirds (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-12-08 Tom and Jerry in Mouse Attacks (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-12-?? 3-D Ultra Pinball: Thrillride (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-12-?? Flintstones Burgertime in Bedrock (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-12-?? Hoyle Card Games (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-??-?? Carmageddon (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-??-?? Painter (GBC) Sound Driver
2001-??-?? Wendy: Der Traum von Arizona (GBC) Sound Driver
2001-03-16 SWiV (GBC) Sound Driver
2001-06-15 Tootuff (GBC) Sound Driver
2001-10-28 Doom (GBA) Sound Driver
2001-11-13 Cubix: Robots For Everyone - Race 'N Robots (GBC) Sound Driver
2001-11-15 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (GBC) Sound Driver
2001-11-30 Santa Claus Junior (GBC) Sound Driver
2001-12-07 Thunderbirds: International Rescue (GBA) Sound Driver
2001-12-12 *NSYNC: Get to the Show (GBC) Sound Driver
2001-??-?? Die Maus: Verrueckte Olympiade (GBC) Sound Driver
2002-02-08 The Nations: Land of Legends (GBC) Sound Driver
2002-10-04 Colin McRae Rally 2.0 (GBA) Sound Programmer
2002-10-29 Masters of the Universe - He-Man: Power of Grayskull (GBA) Audio: Sound Driver
2002-05-30 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (GBA) Sound Driver
2007-10-15 Tony Hawk's Proving Ground (PS2) Audio Technician
2007-10-15 Tony Hawk's Proving Ground (PS3) Audio Technician
Unreleased Superman: Battle for Metropolis (GBC) Sound Driver

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