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[Discussion] New module format - openModplug
« on: March 14, 2007, 17:28:12 »

Hi, finally, there's a new module format coming with OpenModplug. it's called MPTM (that's also the extension) and will be supported in OpenMPT 1.17.03.00 (it's still alpha).
So my question is, can you support the MPTM format in the near future? afaik it's still an IT-style format (maybe even the same, but with a few changes like the new tuning of the insturments)...

Another request:
VST plugins get popular these days, and even I use them now :) I know that it is too hard, maybe even impossible to upload them all at one place, but wouldn't it be a cool idea to SCAN the uploaded modules for used plugins? The needed plugins could be displayed at the song info page then and someone could also compile a list with the download sources to the freeware plugins...

-jojo

edit: don't rush, the file format is not really public yet ;)
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[Discussion] New module format - openModplug
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2007, 22:39:52 »

I think it's too early to put support in at the moment as we'll have to wait for more players to support the format.
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[Discussion] New module format - openModplug
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2007, 23:30:20 »

but modplug is a very well known tracker, many people are using it, and when then new version is public (which may take a while), many people will use the new format for sure, i tell ya :)
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[Discussion] New module format - openModplug
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2007, 08:48:15 »

Don't be so sure, Jojo. Sure, a new format is great, but that does not mean people will abandon the olde format. I'm sure I will stick to the older formats as I am a backward kind of person.

Well, once that new format is developed enough for an all-go, you could post about it here later.
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[Discussion] New module format - openModplug
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2007, 10:38:41 »

Quote from: "Jojo"
but modplug is a very well known tracker, many people are using it, and when then new version is public (which may take a while), many people will use the new format for sure, i tell ya :)

Yes but that's a tracker, not a player ;)

I'd want to wait till XMPlay supported the file format before adding support into TMA.
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[Discussion] New module format - openModplug
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2007, 01:42:15 »

I've been using MPT 1.16 for a couple of years now and for me it's the ultimate tracker.
But whenever I try to win some new tracking souls among my friends and acquaintances, I have to hook them up with MPT 1.17, because MPT 1.16 isn't downloadable from their website anymore.
As far as I've used it yet, it could go straight down the sewers.
It's terrible for someone who's used to the Fasttracker 2 colour and keyboard setup.
but I thought it's still only a beta, so we have to stay tuned for updates, I'd say.
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[Discussion] New module format - openModplug
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2007, 11:00:02 »

There's a v1.17 now? Are you sure that is not OpenModPlug Tracker? Or has Olivier Lapique himself gotten down to update the code himself?

EDIT: Just looked on modplug.com, and v1.16 is still available as a Starter Kit version. Got to try v1.17 now.
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[Discussion] New module format - openModplug
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2007, 20:14:22 »

1.17 IS defined as openModplug, they continue the version history ;) the next big step towards a even greater tracker will be v1.17.3.0, coz it has - as say- its own file format and special tuning settings. as far as i can understand those settings, you are able to alter the note frequency associated to the notes... so you could easly play not only in halftones but also in cents :)
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2007, 23:36:13 »

Quote from: "Jojo"
edit: don't rush, the file format is not really public yet ;)

No rush indeed - it's still on quite experimental status  :)


Quote from: "woolters"
But whenever I try to win some new tracking souls among my friends and acquaintances, I have to hook them up with MPT 1.17, because MPT 1.16 isn't downloadable from their website anymore.
As far as I've used it yet, it could go straight down the sewers.
It's terrible for someone who's used to the Fasttracker 2 colour and keyboard setup.

I'm quite surprised how often I hear how people don't like, or don't even dare to try, the open source version, while my thought is closer to 'did something change?' when speaking about way GUI works. What comes to the keyboard setup, it is configurable, so slight changes can be easily 'fixed', and there are different keyconfigfiles in the release package, one of which even has "FT2Style" as part of its description.
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[Discussion] New module format - openModplug
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2007, 01:17:41 »

indeed, when i "had to" change to openMPT instead of MPT (coz of my new soundcard), i hated the new features at a first sight - but even after a week i got used to them and don't wanna miss them - the channel manager, the increased support of VST, and so on...
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