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NotSoFatso v0.851
by Disch/Slick Productions
posted on 2006-10-27

Here's the description from the official website:
"NotSo Fatso is an open source input plugin for Winamp for playing NSF/NSFE files. NSF files are rips of music data from various NES/Famicom games, which allow you to listen to an entire game soundtrack at only a few Kb per game. NSF Players are a dime a dozen, but what makes NotSo Fatso unique is its myriad of features which other players often lack:

- Configurable Samplerate (8000 - 96000 Hz playback).
- Mono or Stereo playback (with configurable panning and optional pseudo-surround sound effects for each channel).
- Individual channel volume control and mute option.
- Support for NSFEs which allow for individual track time specifications.
- Silence detection, so that ends of songs/sound effects are detected and skipped.
- Various methods to reduce ugly popping sounds.
- Several sound filters, and the option to adjust the strength of the filter, and even the option to disable them completely.
- NSF "Shadow" feature, which allows you to have a single track represented by a single entry in Winamp's playlist.
- Speed Throttling to allow you to speed up / slow down the playback of a song.
- Options to be less strict with NSFs (so that NotSo will work with NSFs which are not quite ripped properly). Also useful to nsf rippers for debugging their rips.

On top of the feature list, NotSo strives to provide high-quality sound and accurate system emulation. All 6 expansion chips (VRC6, VRC7, MMC5, FDS, N106, FME-07) are fully emulated; both NTSC and PAL system modes are emulated; several system quirks (like the DMC's volume sideeffect) are emulated to try and play music back as it sounded on the real thing.

NotSo Fatso has been discontinued, officially as of 2-1-06, unofficially much earlier."

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#8 - Erquint rated this file 4 stars on 2021-10-06, 06:38:40
Would be perfect if its controls could be integrated into the main player UI. Provides tons of control with its own window.

Can you balance the numerous NES channels without that "unnecessary GUI" for one?

#7 - anon rated this file 2 stars on 2016-05-13, 13:19:09
Load a pervasive and unnecessary GUI on top of the player, which can't be toggle off. Note that XMPlay is able to navigate through sub-tracks. To do this, RIGHT-click the forward button instead of left-clicking it. Exact same functionality as NotSo's GUI.

I personally opt to use the GME plugin instead. No invasive GUI addons.

#6 - marco rated this file 5 stars on 2011-06-17, 21:49:10
damn rocks, its better than NFSPlug because it loads an addition next/prev interface. that is useful because nes files have multipla tracks inside and you can NOT skip through via the normal xmplay interface.

#5 - Jill rated this file 1 star on 2010-08-24, 15:33:46
does not work at all, a pure waste of time

#4 - bytal commented this file on 2008-12-21, 18:43:29
Can't seem to make this work. It just rapidly scans through the nsf file, but doesn't make a sound. Can't edit the config either.

#3 - Grendel rated this file 4 stars on 2006-12-06, 22:35:41
Works great. I wish the author would add support for GBS format, though.

#2 - Thomas commented this file on 2006-11-14, 22:28:30
I'm sorry for that, the S just slipped in. It's correct now in the news. ;-)

#1 - anonymous commented this file on 2006-11-13, 11:40:21
"Added the Winamp plugin NotSo FatSo, which plays _SNES NFS_ files."
oh man that cracked me up