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Corruptions (Chip Furnace, or otherwise)
« on: February 16, 2020, 02:34:10 am »
Corruptions are a game phenomenon popularised by Twitch streamer and YouTuber Vinesauce. They aren't quite ROM hacks, but consist of randomly changing the data of either the ROM or RAM of the game. In the earlier days, it was common to corrupt a copy of the ROM file, but it's largely been deprecated in favor of corrupting the game's RAM in real time. This is done most commonly with a tool called Real Time Corruptor (RTC) by either auto-corrupting as the game plays or "manually blasting" the RAM, given various settings such as intensity, algorithm, which memory domains to affect, and engine. The Corruption Wiki is a good starting guide for this, as the UI can be pretty intimidating.

With the rise in use of RTC, a YouTube channel called Chip Furnace has recently gone up, who post daily submissions of corrupted game music (APURAM) for amusement. Though, corruptions can be visual and mechanical aspects as well, but it can cause seizures for those prone to epilepsy.

Attached, I've included my first APURAM blast test on Corridors of Time. Hopefully more will come.