category: general [glöplog]
""if you happen to have a backend with a load of mods and search API, mail me"

I offered one right here on this thread ;)
added on the 2010-04-23 15:58:39 by m0d m0d
I don't think the creator of that thing is reading this thread, though :P
added on the 2010-04-23 16:00:46 by stijn stijn
Then a mail has been sent!

added on the 2010-04-23 16:03:28 by m0d m0d
Well, don't be too sure :)
Hi Ralph! Awesome stuff - as always!
added on the 2010-04-23 16:09:03 by Sander Sander
m0d: I did forward your link to Ralph yesterday...

@UnitZeroOne http://modarchive.org/index.php?xml-api

@mrdoob Awesome! Shitty you have to pay for the full service, but hey, let's see how much.
added on the 2010-04-23 16:23:57 by mrdoob mrdoob
There is a huge problem though, the author is using the wrong technology. Flash is dead, so are the demoscene.
added on the 2010-04-23 16:53:43 by Zplex Zplex
Oh damn! You're right Zplex. All this has been a mistake :(
added on the 2010-04-23 17:31:27 by mrdoob mrdoob
@sander, I'm pretty sure - I sent a mail. That's what i meant :D got a reply too!
added on the 2010-04-23 17:50:27 by m0d m0d
added on the 2010-04-23 19:07:36 by Zplex Zplex
The problem is that most specs don't really clarify how an effect works, so it's mostly guesswork unless you know the tracker inside out.

The particular effect in question was indeed not properly documented in the published specs.

PolyTracker had the equivalent of the traditional sample offset effect, plus one that plays the sample in reverse. You get the gist if you compare the replay of BUGFIX.PTM in pretty much any player with the demo. I doubt that I still have the leaked betas of that tracker, but worth looking into :)
added on the 2010-04-24 19:31:18 by Shifter Shifter
I've noticed a few more differences which are not documented (at least not in PTMFORM.TXT), for example a volume effect after a note cut seems to reset the sample, this does not happen in ScreamTracker. So yeah, although the goal was to make a tracker close to ST3, the guts of this thing are apparently very different so making a proper conversion tool (instead of a dedicated playback routine) seems to be rather complicated. :)
Totally awesome. Finally a flash player that supports XMs etc.
Gotta implement this on modules.pl if author agrees :)
added on the 2010-04-28 10:37:27 by AceMan AceMan
for some bizarre reason it slows down playback in firefox when you drag a scrollbar in a 2nd tab, in a cool fashion tho, kinda re-trigger like ;D
added on the 2010-04-28 10:44:30 by Maali Maali
ModPlug still has problems playing cream.mod after all these years, it murders it.
added on the 2010-04-28 11:08:09 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
Intrinsic: No false claims, please. This file is most likely just broken, because even the old MPT 1.16 from 2002 or so plays the version of Cream of the Earth I have correctly, and libmodplug is mostly based on the MPT 1.16 code. However, the last time I checked WinAmp (== MIKMOD), it still played it wrong.
i remember chopper.mod sounding way better back in the past ...
... or maybe just different. but cool anyway. :D
added on the 2010-04-29 21:59:01 by doc^21o6 doc^21o6