Nosefart plays NSF (Nintendo Entertainment System Sound Format) files so you can listen to those old tunes without actually having to play through the games. The Sourceforge project for Nosefart is maintained by Matthew Strait <quadong AT users . sf . net>. See also the homepage of the orginal author, Matt Conte.
Nosefart runs in a variety of environments:
Maintained by me (Matthew Strait). You can get this by installing the nosefart and gnosefart RPMs. (If you don't use an RPM-based distro with an x86 processor, you can compile nosefart and gnosefart from the source package. Also should work in FreeBSD, OpenBSD, etc.)
gnosefart/nosefart does not play nicely with the way some Linux systems handle sound in the modern age. It might not work if, for instance, esd is running. In this case, you must killall esd (breaking all your normal sound programs for the session) for it to work. It does work by default in Ubuntu 7.10, so maybe esd has become smarter since I noticed this problem in early 2006. However, it'd be nice if it always worked. If you have the skills, please fix it and mail me a patch.
Maintained by me (Matthew Strait). You can get this by installing the nosefart RPM. (If you don't use an RPM-based distro with an x86 processor, you can compile nosefart from the source package.) There is also a FreeBSD port.
See the above note about esd, etc.
Unmaintained. (I can't maintain this because I don't run Windows/DOS.) You can get this by unzipping the MS-DOS package. It can also be found in the source package.
Contributed by Benjamin Gerard <ben AT sashipa DOT com> and psuedo-maintained by Matthew Strait. You can get this by installing the nosefart-xmms_plugin RPM. (If you don't use an RPM-based distro with an x86 processor, you can compile the plugin from the source package.)
Works in Winamp 2.x and 5.x thanks to K`rai. Download it and copy the DLL into your Winamp plugins directory. It's also in the source package.
Contributed and possibly maintained by Eli Dayan. (I can't maintain this because I don't run BeOS.) You can install it from the CL-amp package. It can also be found on Eli's page or in the source package.
I've heard that nosefart is embedded in PocketPSP for Windows CE. Scary.
Likewise, I'm told that it's somewhere inside The Xbox Media Center.
My other projects: l7-filter, protocolinfo.org.