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Anyone up for continuing a zTracker-to-OSX porting project?

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Hi, I posted about this on wanted.scene.org a while ago, but just thought to post it here.

If you are interested in helping with the OSX porting of zTracker (ImpulseTracker clone for MIDI only), then do clone this and start mucking about with it.

https://github.com/CrossProd/ztracker_mac
added on the 2015-04-30 09:08:06 by distance distance
Getting impatient, eh? :)

Just started porting the midi code, shouldn't take too long I hope. If somebody picks it up please let me know as it would be quite a waste of time if more then one person is doing the same thing.
or one could just use it on Windows? I hear those mac thingies install it quite okay...
added on the 2015-04-30 14:27:11 by leGend leGend
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or one could just use it on Windows? I hear those mac thingies install it quite okay...


nah.. they cpu hungry fookers;)

also fan-hungry. they want fans spinning. unusable.
added on the 2015-04-30 16:27:57 by distance distance
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Getting impatient, eh? :)

Just started porting the midi code, shouldn't take too long I hope. If somebody picks it up please let me know as it would be quite a waste of time if more then one person is doing the same thing.


well, that guy who is working on ztrackerprime seemed vaguely interested, but i think maybe it's not on his radar since he doesn't have a mac :) ;)
added on the 2015-04-30 16:28:32 by distance distance
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Getting impatient, eh? :) Just started porting the midi code, shouldn't take too long I hope. If somebody picks it up please let me know as it would be quite a waste of time if more then one person is doing the same thing.


No no, I'm not getting impatient :)

No-one has picked it up.. So it's just you, CrossProduct! :)
added on the 2015-06-19 14:41:24 by distance distance
Ok, CrossProd moved the github repo to my grubby hands and here it is:

http://github.com/esaruoho/ztracker_mac

I guess I'll have to reach out to the author of ztrackerprime on github and see if they might be interested.

So far, I'm just mirroring the contents of ztracker.sourceforge.net to the github, so at least the stuff doesn't get lost.

I might even take the time to look at the bug-listings on sourceforge and mirror them as issues for ztracker_mac. Don't know. Maybe it's useful.

Anyone willing to assist in bringing ImpulseTracker-like Midi to Mac? :)
added on the 2017-07-13 19:34:51 by distance distance
I've added the old skins and screenshots to there now. that should help a bit, huh?
added on the 2017-07-13 19:54:18 by distance distance
hmm..
https://youtu.be/4DLMNx9TLoI
added on the 2017-07-14 23:34:30 by distance distance
[youtube]https://youtu.be/4DLMNx9TLoI[/youtube]
added on the 2017-07-14 23:35:01 by distance distance
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[youtube]https://youtu.be/4DLMNx9TLoI[/youtube]

ahh you dimwit

https://youtu.be/4DLMNx9TLoI
added on the 2017-07-14 23:35:15 by distance distance
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Anyone willing to assist in bringing ImpulseTracker-like Midi to Mac? :)


Still remember doing midi with zTracker.
The timing was the worst. Using more than 1 channel made the timing more than "humanized". It was retardized.
added on the 2017-07-15 08:57:43 by 1in10 1in10
your experience may vary - i was using it with multiple bits of midi gear and it worked really stably and without a hitch. mind you, i was on an intel pc, using RME Hammerfall for Midi.
added on the 2017-07-15 10:04:06 by distance distance
Renoise already has midi out and correct me if i am wrong but isn't it just better version of zTracker?
added on the 2017-07-15 10:38:18 by 1in10 1in10
As much as zTracker is a cool piece of software, I still think the effort would be better spent on improving Schism Tracker's MIDI timing (and fixing the ALSA/Linux device selection bug!) MIDI in Schism is LEAPS AND BOUNDS ahead of where it was just a year ago but still needs some work to make it really accurate. It could be fantastic, it just isn't yet.

Impulse Tracker itself is still the gold standard of tracker MIDI timing, IMHO. Clunky implementation but ROCK SOLID timing accuracy. Good old DOS ASM code & direct hardware manipulation. :)
added on the 2017-07-15 12:56:15 by jmph jmph
1in10 what are you talkin about? zTracker is like ScreamTracker3/ImpulseTracker2 and all that Renoise is, is yet another FastTracker clone.
Renoise is good though. but it ain't impulse tracker.

sure, schismtracker's midi, i've looked at their back'n'forth about midi sucking for many a year and they can't seem to do anything about it.
if it's better now than it was a year ago, it's still awful.
added on the 2017-07-15 16:44:41 by distance distance
Had forgotten that. Havent't touched seriously a tracker since the 90's.
Always hated FastTrackers UI thought so i can now understand the need for this.

If only there was a way to plug-in a user interface...
added on the 2017-07-15 22:17:12 by 1in10 1in10
1in10 have you tried ReViSiT? :)
added on the 2017-07-19 20:49:05 by distance distance

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