Thomas Petersen

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Thomas Egeskov Petersen
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Born 1973-01-31 (Age 45)
Birth Place Vejen, Ribe, Denmark
Nationality Danish   Denmark.svg
Aliases Thomas Egeskov Pedersen, Tom Pedersen, Laxity

Thomas Egeskov Petersen is a Danish composer, sound designer and programmer. Around 1986, he started programming on the Commodore 64. He immediately became good at programming on the C64 and designed his own sound driver for it. In February 1990, he joined Jeroen Tel's music group, Maniacs of Noise. In the 90s, he was composing music in both trackers and MIDI sequencers. In 2005, he returned to C64 programming and designed another sound driver and an editor called SID Factory, based on a popular driver and editor developed from 1988 to 1991 by Jens-Christian Huus (also known as JCH).

Petersen has worked for a various amount of game developers as a sound designer including Funcom, Kiloo, Zylom and Ziggurat Interactive. He now currently works at Progressive Media as a programmer.

Music Composition


Petersen wrote his own sound engines and editors (TFA/Laxity Editor, SID Factory and SID Factory II). The early TFA / Laxity Editors are more-or-less convenient frontends for HEX and assembler editing. From SID Factory and onwards, his music was composed using tracker-style editing.


For the unreleased Super Star Wars game, Petersen used Musicator and Cakewalk. His files were converted to a sound engine by Svend Dellepude.


Petersen wrote two sound drivers for the GBC, MPlay and MPlay2. MPlay used converted music-data from the C64, while his later GBC-music was composed using Fasttracker II on the PC and then converted and merged with MPlay2.


Petersen developed maPlay2 Sound System, which can play XM files. Davis Cup is only game, that used maPlay2 Sound System.

At Progressive Media, Petersen used Fasttracker II and converted his files to Krawall, a GBA sound driver by Sebastian Kienzl.


Released Title Sample Notes
1996-??-?? DragonHeart: Fire and Steel (SAT) Music
Sound Effects with Bjørn Arve Lagim and Morten Sørlie.
1998-??-?? V-Ball: Beach Volley Heroes (PS1)
1999-04-?? Logical (GBC) Sound Effects/Sound Player
2000-01-?? Micro Machines 1 & 2: Twin Turbo (GBC)
2000-01-26 X: Beyond the Frontier (W32)
2000-06-01 X-Tension (W32)
2000-06-30 KRTL: Jay und die Spielzeugdiebe (GBC) Music Driver
2000-07-04 The Land Before Time (GBC) Music Driver
2000-10-24 Microsoft: The 6in1 Puzzle Collection Entertainment Pack (GBC)
2000-11-13 Micro Machines V3 (GBC)
2000-11-04 TOCA Touring Car Championship (GBC)
2001-03-09 Puzzled (GBC) Music Driver
2001-06-29 The F.A. Premier League Stars 2001 (GBC) Music Driver & Sound Effects.
2001-09-21 Player Manager 2001 (GBC)
2002-03-21 Bear in the Big Blue House (GBC) Music Driver
2002-06-07 Davis Cup (GBA) (Davis Cup Tennis)
2003-12-03 X2: The Threat (W32) Reused some tracks from X: Beyond the Frontier (W32).
2004-11-15 BreakQuest (W32)
2005-10-28 X3: Reunion (W32)
2006-08-04 Delicious (W32)
2006-10-04 Lotus (W32)
2006-11-01 Terminator Revenge (J2ME)
2007-06-18 Text Express 2 (W32)
2007-08-04 Joe Gunn (C64)
2007-11-02 Pixeline i Pixieland (GBA) Composer?
2007-??-?? SolaRola (J2ME)
2007-??-?? Yahtzee (W32)
2008-06-?? Jupiter Lander (J2ME)
2008-10-16 X3: Terran Conflict (W64)
2011-07-28 The Marbians (IOS)
2012-07-26 SolaRola (IOS)
2014-??-?? Chronology (IOS) Cheesy Office Music.
Unreleased Super Star Wars (DOS) Arranged John Williams' music.