Winter Chip IX
 

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35185
Level 24 Chipist
post #35185 :: 2014.01.08 10:31pm
  
  mootbooxle liēkd this
I can't wait to submit to winter chip 9-2: revenge of lightning
 
 
35186
Level 24 Chipist
post #35186 :: 2014.01.08 10:33pm
  
  digitalpcock and rainwarrior liēkd this
ok the first winter chip 9 is gone my joke doesn't make sense anymore
 
 
35187
Level 30 Chipist
post #35187 :: 2014.01.08 10:35pm
  
  digitalpcock, DimWiddy, null1024, Flaminglog, jrlepage, Jangler, Xemogasa, Doxic, Interrobang Pie, plrusek, Slimeball and kfaraday liēkd this
The only reason why i allowed 2014 to happen!
 
 
35188
Level 30 Chipist
post #35188 :: 2014.01.08 10:52pm
  
  Jangler, zanzan, Doxic, brightentayle, SketchMan3 and anewuser liēkd this
  
  Slimeball hæitd this
I can't wait to see what zanzan makes! (what?? its 2014)
 
 
35192
Level 30 Chipist
post #35192 :: 2014.01.09 12:27am :: edit 2014.01.09 12:30am
  
  brightentayle liēkd this
Edit: Submission bug fixed.
 
 
35199
Level 22 Chipist
post #35199 :: 2014.01.09 1:08am
  
  Zillah and kfaraday liēkd this
WC9? Already?!

...holy.

I still can't really believe 2014 happened.
 
 
35210
Level 16 Chipist
post #35210 :: 2014.01.09 3:45am
  
  Doxic, brightentayle and Slimeball liēkd this
:'}
 
 
35213
Level 23 Mixist
post #35213 :: 2014.01.09 4:08am
  
  brightentayle liēkd this
YAY IT'S HERE! :D
 
 
35214
Level 24 Chipist
post #35214 :: 2014.01.09 4:20am
  
  brightentayle liēkd this
Hey yeah!! I've frozen the "voting" page.

Let's make it a good one!! Good luck to everyone <3
 
 
35222
Level 19 Chipist
MS
post #35222 :: 2014.01.09 5:21am
To 250 entries... and beyond!
 
 
35223
Level 30 Chipist
post #35223 :: 2014.01.09 5:23am
  
  goluigi, Flaminglog, Slimeball and MS hæitd this
  
  raphaelgoulart, Doxic, Fearofdark, zanzan, HertzDevil, kfaraday, Interrobang Pie and plrusek liēkd this
Sorry, no mariopaint in this compo.
 
 
35226
Level 22 Chipist
post #35226 :: 2014.01.09 5:40am
  
  goluigi hæitd this
  
  Slimeball liēkd this
hooray winter chip 9

perfect timing because there's no snow here

i hate snow :)))) thank u
 
 
35230
Level 22 Chipist
post #35230 :: 2014.01.09 5:54am
  
  goluigi liēkd this
I love snow. And we've got none.

Fuck. :c
 
 
35231
Level 30 chipist
post #35231 :: 2014.01.09 5:58am
  
  brightentayle, Slimeball and Jangler liēkd this
probably not going to have enough free time to all kill this winter chipz T___________T

also: FormatPop
 
 
35232
Level 26 Chipist
post #35232 :: 2014.01.09 6:03am
  
  goluigi, brightentayle, plrusek and Slimeball liēkd this
its summer here in brazil its hot as f**k s**t
 
 
35237
Level 24 Chipist
post #35237 :: 2014.01.09 6:21am
  
  goluigi and Slimeball liēkd this
its 2014 nothing should be plain and simple anymore come on who thought of this you microsoft What Is This 8=> ?????
 
 
35250
Level 27 Chipist
post #35250 :: 2014.01.09 7:54am
  
  Fearofdark, Chip Champion and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
14 entries already what the FROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP
 
 
35253
Level 23 Mixist
post #35253 :: 2014.01.09 8:43am
  
  Xemogasa, raphaelgoulart and Slimeball liēkd this
Already 15 entries and I can't even listen to the songs yet.
CURSE YOU SCHOOL!!!! :(
 
 
35255
Level 24 Chipist
post #35255 :: 2014.01.09 8:50am
  
  goluigi and Slimeball liēkd this
all you k***** m*******s
 
 
35257
Level 23 Mixist
post #35257 :: 2014.01.09 9:01am
Well, I don't usually bring my headphones to school anymore, so bleh.
 
 
35266
Level 26 Chipist
post #35266 :: 2014.01.09 9:40am
  
  Slimeball liēkd this
Alright! It's time for me to make some songs! ^_^
 
 
35272
Level 22 Chipist
post #35272 :: 2014.01.09 10:18am
  
  Slimeball and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
Time for me to make some songs two days after this post... ._.

More or less.

Drastically less, hopefully.
 
 
35283
Level 22 Chipist
post #35283 :: 2014.01.09 12:07pm
  
  kfaraday liēkd this
Oh god damn it
 
 
35293
Level 22 Mixist
post #35293 :: 2014.01.09 12:41pm
  
  brightentayle liēkd this
this is one frooty day
 
 
35325
Level 30 chipist
post #35325 :: 2014.01.09 6:04pm
  
  raphaelgoulart, Mios, Interrobang Pie, Slimeball and kfaraday liēkd this
hey at this pace we're gonna have like 900 entries
 
 
35326
Level 23 Mixist
post #35326 :: 2014.01.09 6:08pm
  
  brightentayle and Mios liēkd this
Over 30 entries already.
Jesus that was quick.
 
 
35366
Level 16 Mixist
post #35366 :: 2014.01.10 3:38am :: edit 2014.01.10 3:41am
  
  goluigi, raphaelgoulart, Slimeball and Chip Champion liēkd this
:ooowooow... how many entries will be at the end, when now it is 40 ...400? ...1000? :DDD .... (aha... chipchampion already post)
 
 
35378
Level 26 Chipist
post #35378 :: 2014.01.10 7:07am
  
  raphaelgoulart, iamgreaser, Slimeball, sethdonut and kfaraday liēkd this
If these instincts are correct, Summer Chip 3 has nothing on Winter Chip 9... of course, jokingly, I could say that this compo will get triple the entries that Summer Chip 3 got.
 
 
35477
Level 22 Mixist
post #35477 :: 2014.01.11 12:14pm
  
  KungFuFurby and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
betting that wc9 completely destroys sc3 in terms of the number of entries
 
 
35486
Level 27 chipist
post #35486 :: 2014.01.11 4:42pm
  
  raphaelgoulart liēkd this
right in the bones
 
 
35560
Level 23 Chipist
post #35560 :: 2014.01.13 1:22pm
  
  Jangler and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
holee fuuk, who's gonna vote on all that???
 
 
35561
Level 30 Chipist
post #35561 :: 2014.01.13 1:26pm
  
  Doxic and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
all of us, of course!
 
 
35562
Level 25 Chipist
post #35562 :: 2014.01.13 1:31pm :: edit 2014.01.13 1:32pm
  
  cce, kfaraday and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
Remember a time when Winter Chip would only have about 31 entries by the end of the submission period? ...

Well, I don't, because I joined in 2011, but some of you might.
 
 
35564
Level 30 Chipist
post #35564 :: 2014.01.13 1:51pm
  
  gotoandplay, Fearofdark, kfaraday, Slimeball and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
I remember a snowy cold day in 2007....
 
 
35565
Level 26 Chipist
post #35565 :: 2014.01.13 2:41pm
  
  kfaraday, Jangler, Slimeball and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
I was around back then, but not at Battle of the Bits. I was trying my hand at SNES music back when I had no proper utensil for testing and converting .it files (XMSNES existed, but I couldn't use it due to a platform incompatibility).
 
 
35570
Level 24 Chipist
post #35570 :: 2014.01.13 6:11pm
  
  irrlicht project and Slimeball liēkd this
please switch to creative commons 4.0 now
 
 
35581
Level 10 Chipist
post #35581 :: 2014.01.14 3:45am
  
  Tilde and Doxic hæitd this
  
  Slimeball liēkd this
i said i was going to submit something to this

not likely
 
 
35631
Level 26 Chipist
post #35631 :: 2014.01.14 6:08pm
  
  brightentayle liēkd this
Barely a week in and we're over 100 entries! Whee!!! ^_^
 
 
35633
Level 22 Chipist
post #35633 :: 2014.01.14 6:59pm
  
  goluigi, Slimeball, puke7 and Doxic liēkd this
What the cock
 
 
35639
Level 30 Mixist
post #35639 :: 2014.01.15 1:10am
  
  anewuser, sethdonut, Fearofdark and gotoandplay liēkd this
I just don't know what to do first!!! It's of course not my style to start working on a compo entry any sooner than 10 days before the deadline though, so........yeah I'm a think about it some more. But planning on doing a lot of entries this time, good Lord willin' and the creek don't rise...
Probably just a remake of the Chip's Challenge OST in every format (including battle art in the form of sheet music)
 
 
35694
Level 18 Mixist
post #35694 :: 2014.01.15 4:37pm :: edit 2014.01.15 4:37pm
  
  gotoandplay, Jangler, Doxic and kfaraday liēkd this
the first ever time I didn't accidentally favorite my own track
 
 
35695
Level 23 Mixist
post #35695 :: 2014.01.15 5:41pm
  
  raphaelgoulart, Slimeball and kfaraday liēkd this
Sucks being without a working computer/laptop. Otherwise I'd probably be making some more entries. Oh well I'll probably be getting a new laptop as a birthday present (I turn 18 on february 2nd!). And maybe I'll be able to get some more out for this compo.
 
 
35714
Level 17 Chipist
post #35714 :: 2014.01.16 7:46am
  
  Jangler, gotoandplay, HertzDevil, puke7, Zillah, raphaelgoulart and Strobe liēkd this
i downloaded deflemaskl


idk if this was a good idea
 
 
35715
Level 30 Chipist
post #35715 :: 2014.01.16 7:56am
  
  Zillah and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
it IS a good idea!
 
 
35717
Level 22 Chipist
post #35717 :: 2014.01.16 10:10am
  
  HertzDevil, mootbooxle and DalekSam liēkd this
  
  raphaelgoulart hæitd this
Now, using deflemask...
 
 
35744
Level 23 Renderist
post #35744 :: 2014.01.17 4:58am
  
  Slimeball liēkd this
zillah, that's when mml would help XDDDD
 
 
35895
Level 19 Chipist
post #35895 :: 2014.01.19 1:52pm
  
  Slimeball and raphaelgoulart hæitd this
  
  kfaraday and anewuser liēkd this
Hmmmmmmmm. I can see there some serious problems.
Only *.AY and *.YM formats accepted in the YM/AY compo. It's very bad: those formats are highly obsolete and nobody used them for years. Proper formats nowadays are STC, PT3 and SQT.
Also, the Atari ST "SndPlayer" as a recommended player for playback songs from ZX Spectrum / ZX81 / Amstrad CPC - is sadly a serious mistake.
The last thing. There is no "slot" for uploading own MP3 file (like I mentioned above - accepted are only emulator files). My primary rule is: nobody records my songs but me. I don't use any "rendering MP3" from any emulator. I use only real hardware for _recording_ stuff.

But of course I must obey the rules, hence I cannot submit my song in the YM/AY compo (ah well, the song was crap anyway).

I would, however, suggest updating next time those obsolete rules, into mentioned ZX formats + Sergiey Bulba's AY_EMUL as the recommended player for playback songs from ZX Spectrum / ZX81. And the VortexTracker II for TurboSound songs, that - I imagine - are allowed too.

Greetz,
Y
 
 
35896
Level 26 Chipist
post #35896 :: 2014.01.19 2:17pm :: edit 2014.01.19 2:21pm
  
  Xemogasa, Slimeball and anewuser liēkd this
YERMZYEY - It's not difficult getting an AY or YM out of these proper formats you mentioned (specially PT3 - VT2 exports as both .ay and .ym), AND these (ay/ym) are the file formats that are ripped from the actual systems... I think. I don't understand much about those D: (sorry if I'm saying crap).
But about uploading a mp3, there IS how to upload a mp3 - Just upload the .ay/.ym first, then there'll be a up mp3 option in the song's page.
Reading your profile I see you're no n00b so most of the things I said will stick out as obvious, but if you need any kind of help, my skype name is at my BotB profile :D
 
 
35897
Level 23 Renderist
post #35897 :: 2014.01.19 2:32pm
  
  kfaraday liēkd this
=o yermzyey we had no idea *takes notice* it'll be updated for future compos. ty
 
 
35898
Level 19 Chipist
post #35898 :: 2014.01.19 2:32pm
  
  Slimeball hæitd this
  
  kfaraday and anewuser liēkd this
Oh but I AM total noob, as I know nothing about those Internet matters, portals, scripts and so on, haha. I only make some music for some time now, but nothing more, considering the "Internet communities" stuff, You know. So any help is always appreciated.

Exporting into AY, in the VTII is actually serious atavism. :)
And anyway I wanted to submit the TurboSound song actually. Which would mean the PT3 or classic *.$M file.

But that's not the point really, if You get my drift: there's really no sens in converting modern music into ancient *.AY format, even if it's possible. :) (And it's not, in my case because nobody will hear the actually music from this damn *.AY format, hehe).

So anyway the rules prevent me from sending a song, however I thank You very much for the MP3 information, I will remember about it, for the future.
 
 
35899
Level 23 Renderist
post #35899 :: 2014.01.19 2:44pm :: edit 2014.01.23 8:29pm
which of those is more likely to play on zx spectrum hardware without too much trouble. I think that was the criteria, rom data to be truthful on hardware, and no hacks in particular.
 
 
35902
Level 19 Chipist
post #35902 :: 2014.01.19 3:23pm :: edit 2014.01.19 3:32pm
  
  Slimeball hæitd this
  
  null1024, Flaminglog, kfaraday, anewuser and Doxic liēkd this
STC, PT3 and SQT, because they are simply ZX Spectrum files.
They are strictly - compiled modules of SoundTracker, ProTracker3 and SQ-Tracker. Heavily used also on PC, for one and only the best Spectrum's sound emulator, that is AY_Emul of S. Bulba. Those formats are also used for VortexTracker II and so on.
People use them all the time while actual ZX Spectrum compos because all modern software of PC uses them, and it's enough to COPY them into a diskette and play from ZX Spectrum. With _any_ player made in last 10 years, more/less.
Copying on a diskette/SD card from PC into ZX cannot be considered as 'too much trouble', I imagine.

*.ay files were strictly for emulators (presently, for some time there _might_ be an actual ZX Spectrum player of *.ay files but it's mostly useless anyway). The format is obsolete.


PS: Stable last version of AY_EMUL (Windows soft) -
http://bulba.untergrund.net/Ay_Emul29b11.7z
The same for Linux but supposedly not entirely finished:
http://bulba.untergrund.net/Ay_Emul29b6-Linux.7z

Some 'alpha' version but I wouldn't recommend it:
http://bulba.untergrund.net/Ay_Emul30alpha11.7z

For SND/SNDH files from Atari ST/e/F030 I would strongly recommend JAM 2.1 for Windows:
http://www.creamhq.de/download.php?file=creamfiles/jam21.zip
If I test anything I made on Atari ST (before recording from an actual machine) I use only this one player.
Or even the 2.0 Beta version, because seems to sound much better.
 
 
35906
Level 23 Renderist
post #35906 :: 2014.01.19 3:49pm
oh so much I didn't know hahahah *embarrased*

Copying on a diskette/SD card from PC into ZX cannot be considered as 'too much trouble', I imagine. > not at all, it's perfect XD

ok, will be updated =o
ty!
 
 
35907
Level 19 Chipist
post #35907 :: 2014.01.19 4:03pm :: edit 2014.01.19 4:04pm
  
  Slimeball, anewuser and kfaraday liēkd this
Thx a lot for understanding. I think it would be the simplest solution to add those format to the *.ay one, like You have made with Atari ST (modern SND/SNDH has been added to the old *.ym one).

Maybe I will add my ZX TurboSound soung to the "Wild" category meanwhile, hehe. ;) We will see. ;)

Kind regards,
Y
 
 
35910
Level 30 Chipist
post #35910 :: 2014.01.19 5:22pm :: edit 2014.01.19 5:25pm
  
  Slimeball, anewuser and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
YERZMYEY: you can pretty much enter any file to the compo since the website doesn't have a check >:) its customary to upload .savs and .dmf for gameboy and .tap for zx spectrum beeper despite it not being an "accepted format", as long as its a source and not an mp3! i would definitely wager a strong enough case has been made here to allow alternatives for ay here

(for mp3 rendering, i'd imagine you can definitely upload a hardware recording AY for mp3, rendering from emulator is the common way to do it which is where i'd imagine it gets its name)
 
 
35917
Level 27 Chipist
post #35917 :: 2014.01.19 6:23pm
  
  gotoandplay and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
hey thanks for the info as well yerzmyey! not many of us on the site are more than superficially experiened with atari/spectrum music, so it's cool to get some advice from someone familiar with the scene.

as kfaraday said, it seems like you've had a strong case for alternative formats, so feel free to enter whatever aym source file you have (and maybe some playback instructions for anyone unfamiliar). as far as an mp3 goes, hardware recordings are accepted alongside emulated renders.

i'm also not sure why sndplayer is recommended for playing aym files instead of ay_emul; hopefully we can correct that shortly.
 
 
35986
Level 6 Chipist
post #35986 :: 2014.01.21 12:51pm :: edit 2014.01.21 12:57pm
  
  cce, kfaraday, anewuser and Jangler liēkd this
Hey guys, here is my converter for tia: http://download1590.mediafire.com/7r8nt8za2i7g/bf4g0g3ag2sddw5/torTIA.rar

You need python 2.7 and PIL to use it:
http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.7.6/
http://effbot.org/downloads/PIL-1.1.7.win32-py2.7.exe

I was hoping to have a thread dedicated to this, but it's beyond by n00bilities at the moment(can you migrate me, admins?)

PS, I'm talking to Slocum about getting around this limit in his driver. Maybe he can even join us for a bit of Winter Chip.
 
 
35992
Level 27 Hostist
post #35992 :: 2014.01.21 2:35pm :: edit 2014.01.21 2:36pm
  
  raphaelgoulart, anewuser and kfaraday liēkd this
Ok, sorry, but that was a bunch of information I just read...

For the ay/ym format I should add the .STC .PT3 and .SQT file formats? I wasn't clear if there was a better emu player suggested that handled all.

Also, I personally prefer the mp3 renders to be hardware recordings. Most are done in emulation because that's what is the most accessible for most people. Some prefer emulation like that time I uploaded a Strobe track recorded from my actual Sound Blaster OPL3 in a 486 machine for his adlib entry.

I probably won't get around to it anytime soon, but if someone would put this information and the format tools in their lyceum articles that would be super cool!
aym vic20 tia
 
 
36005
Level 23 Renderist
post #36005 :: 2014.01.21 5:37pm
  
  puke7 liēkd this
puke you were not supposed to read that thing yet! I need a how! why! button to reflect my emotion to see you reply =o
 
 
36069
Level 19 Chipist
post #36069 :: 2014.01.23 5:04am
I was wondering - is there any possibility to edit those info-articles like this one? http://battleofthebits.org/lyceum/View/aym%20%28format%29
I would make the matters far easier, in fact.
 
 
36070
Level 23 Chipist
post #36070 :: 2014.01.23 6:02am
  
  raphaelgoulart and anewuser liēkd this
Not until you reach level 7.
 
 
36072
Level 22 Chipist
post #36072 :: 2014.01.23 6:28am
  
  raphaelgoulart and irrlicht project hæitd this
Uh, correction: not until you reach level 12. Or 13, I forgot.

Regarding the "accepted formats" tab, that should be left to puke7.
 
 
36115
Level 23 Renderist
post #36115 :: 2014.01.23 6:31pm
  
  irrlicht project and kfaraday liēkd this
irrlicht project ty for the corrections on the lyceum pages :D/
 
 
36116
Level 27 Hostist
post #36116 :: 2014.01.23 7:19pm
It is level 7. Also, I am the only who can change the format's meta data right now which includes the list of appropriate extensions. So whatever that final list is, let me know!
 
 
36121
Level 23 Renderist
post #36121 :: 2014.01.23 10:43pm :: edit 2014.01.23 11:22pm
In short
atariST snd/sndh
Zx Spectrum stc/pt3/sqt Turbosound being pt3 which is 2xZX Spectrum
recomended player for atari jam2.10


Galore of formats/tools for the AY-3-8910/YM2149F but all formats quite playable. The most loved chip it seems.
Updated lyceum pages.
 
 
36135
Level 23 Chipist
post #36135 :: 2014.01.24 4:47am
  
  anewuser, Slimeball and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
I'd be in favor of keeping .ay as well, even though it's old. .ay is for Spectrum what sndh is for ST, as opposed to stc/pt3/sqt which are source formats.
Turbosound is not acceptable, we had that discussion a few years ago.
 
 
36138
Level 26 Chipist
post #36138 :: 2014.01.24 6:28am
  
  anewuser and Slimeball liēkd this
well as i already said vortex tracker II can easily convert stc/pt3/sqt to .ay (i think) but i dont think there would be a problem letting people upload stc/pt3/sqt since they'd also be proof that the song works on a zx spectrum. its just like, as keffie said earlier, uploading .sav or .dmf for gameboy.
 
 
36139
Level 25 Chipist
post #36139 :: 2014.01.24 8:32am
  
  kfaraday, Slimeball and Chip Champion liēkd this
I like formats that are a common emulator format. Preferably something that isn't specific to a single program (and especially not a single platform). Here's how I would rank them, generally:


.NSF - best. It's a music only format, many emulators and players are available on many platforms. The validity of its playback can easily be checked from multiple angles, including available hardware players. Other examples in this category include .SID, .SPC, .VGM, .AY, .SNDH... Code formats like NSF or SID tend to be ideal for playback on hardware, but logged formats like VGM are less suited for this, so I would rank them very slightly lower.

.GB - good. Will play in any Game Boy emulator, can be tried in multiple emulators to check its validity, works on multiple platforms. The only downside it it's not a music-only format. Other examples include .TAP.

.DMF - poor. Deflemask is multiplatform, so it at least has this advantage, but no program besides Deflemask will play these files. Emulation accuracy is only as good as the single implementation used by Deflemask, and can't really be checked up unless exported in another format (which are already in the good/best category).

.SHO - poor. It's a music only format, and it has multiple players, but very few. It's not directly emulatable, but the alternative requires an illegal ROM as well as savestates why are nonstandard and emulator specific. Multiple platform support is poor, but the ability to inconveniently check up with emulators is a plus. This format is poor, but there aren't really better alternatives at the moment. (Possibly an SPC export would be a better alternative, but is not available currently.)

.BBSONG - worst. Only plays in one program which only runs on windows. Same problems as .DMF, but compounded by a further lack of portability.


Also, for chip music I am still in favour of having a separate "upload source" option so that we have an appropriate place to put FTM/DMF/BBSONG/etc files.
 
 
36148
Level 23 Renderist
post #36148 :: 2014.01.24 7:50pm
That's why mp3 renders are nice hahahaha, the real ease of play right there.

Yeap, ay must be still be accepted. It's legacy (I mentioned on the lyceum edit for the ay article) and very long standing despite being old.

atariST snd/sndh
Zx Spectrum ay/stc/pt3/sqt
No turbosound.
 
 
36151
Level 27 Hostist
post #36151 :: 2014.01.24 8:00pm
@rainwarrior : By .SHO are you talking about the old mariopaint format?
 
 
36162
Level 26 Chipist
post #36162 :: 2014.01.25 5:46am
  
  ViLXDRYAD and malmen liēkd this
My interest got killed off in the Mario Paint format (.sho) due to that problem: I was having technical difficulties, and playback support was pretty bad. I would have been interested in just using a savestate or something that I can just load and play through the actual game. A .spc export might be problematic because I think they're just a bunch of sound effect commands, so note data is streamed from the ROM.

I'm interested in .srm files for Mario Paint because they're actual save files for Mario Paint. It's easy to do on the actual game, and with reverse engineering, you can also make one to run on Mario Paint. Plus, they have much more consistent emulator support than savestates.

The rest of them? .dmf and .bbsong are the worst formats for me due to a platform incompatibility (Deflemask is Intel Mac only). I have a couple of Game Boy emulators for .gb files, so that's not a problem.

Speaking of which... MIDI is the format that I distrust using for listening to the most due to playback inconsistency. The main player listed is Windows only, and in my case, it may as well be Quicktime or some sort of soundfont (not good if it's Quicktime... although it has the same sounds as the one that the Windows player uses).

Interestingly enough, if I were to ever bother making one, I would produce .smc/.sfc files if I ever made a SNES song that required me to stream/swap samples or stream real-time note data.
The .snsf format exists, but I don't use it both because I don't know how to make one (and even if I did, it's ten times worse than making SPC files because I have snippets of code to copy and paste... this is especially bad for Interplay games, which are much more problematic for me) and I can't play back those files on my end due to a platform incompatibility.
 
 
36165
Level 22 Chipist
post #36165 :: 2014.01.25 9:55am
Sure does suck that winter chip and global game jam are in the same month.
 
 
36167
Level 25 Chipist
post #36167 :: 2014.01.25 11:59am
  
  mootbooxle and Baron Knoxburry liēkd this
Yes puke, I was referring to Mario Paint when I said .SHO.

KFF there is no sample streaming in mario paint, all the samples would fit in an SPC. Actually, we could probably rip the existing SPC memory block directly from the game, what we'd need to add is the note data and a simple playback routine to that SPC driver (the existing one just spins, waiting for the CPU to tell it when to play notes, I believe).

The reason I never added SPC export to Mariopants is that I don't know how to program the SPC.

The reason I never added SRM export to Mariopants is that mario paint actually has a data validation and compression scheme which I would have to reverse engineer to be able to produce an SRM that Mario Paint will load. This would require learning to program and debug the SNES, another thing I do not know. The ZSNES and SNES9X savestate support was much easier, since the data is just there in memory. You can produce a SRM by saving from either of those emulators after loading the savestate, it's just unfortunately something I could not automate without a tremendous amount of work.
 
 
36224
Level 19 Chipist
post #36224 :: 2014.01.27 5:39am
  
  anewuser liēkd this
Like I mentioned before, I didn't mean to cancel the *.ay format. It can stay. Simply the matter is - many people still use native Spectrum programs (like SQ-Tracker or ProTracker 3.x). I don't use cross-platform VortexTracker for making music, I use real hardware, so the STC for me (and SQT/PT3 for others) is a natural format.
TAP might be accepted as well - it is simply a default format of all Spectrums with HDD/SD/CF cards. It can be converted into wav (to load into real machine from tape) in a no-time, and also 100% of emulators support TAP.
 
 
36225
Level 22 Chipist
post #36225 :: 2014.01.27 6:19am :: edit 2014.01.27 6:22am
  
  raphaelgoulart, HertzDevil and anewuser liēkd this
PILEUP!! :D

.STC is not extremely popular these days, though - and given that Vortex Tracker II is basically a Windows port of ProTracker (no relation) 3.X, it means that .pt3 modules are ENTIRELY counter-compatible between those two programs.

And, as a matter of fact, .pt3 is perfectly runnable and editable on the real ZX Spectrum, too.

What's kinda a bummer, though, is that VTII modules can't be really compiled with the ready-to-run player program, unlike in Beepola... Uh... Okay, not really, since there are AYPlay and tons of TR-DOS-based music players/commanders - THOSE are capable of playing raw .pt3s!
 
 
36432
Level 9 Pixelist
post #36432 :: 2014.02.01 12:03pm
  
  Jangler liēkd this
is it okay to use samples you didn't create yourself? (i'll be using mpt)
 
 
36433
Level 27 Chipist
post #36433 :: 2014.02.01 12:16pm
  
  laureltaupe liēkd this
yes go ahead!
 
 
36435
Level 9 Pixelist
post #36435 :: 2014.02.01 12:28pm
thank you jangler! i didn't want to do anything that might be considered cheating <:)
 
 
36436
Level 22 Chipist
post #36436 :: 2014.02.01 12:38pm
You should never do anything that might be considered cheating, just ask Strobe.
 
 
36441
Level 23 Mixist
post #36441 :: 2014.02.01 5:26pm
  
  KungFuFurby liēkd this
And now we've already surpassed winterchip 8...
But can we surpass summerchip 3???? (yes, of course we will)
 
 
36472
Level 26 Chipist
post #36472 :: 2014.02.02 10:13am
If five more entries come in (as of the time of this writing), then yes, we will surpass Summer Chip 3.

I'm developing a NES entry. It'll probably be my last one that I will enter due to time constraints.
 
 
36473
Level 6 Chipist
post #36473 :: 2014.02.02 10:34am
I too have a NES entry incoming before I take my time constrained seat.
 
 
36474
Level 22 Chipist
post #36474 :: 2014.02.02 10:50am
wildchip incoming soon. no other formats planned for me
 
 
36480
Level 29 Mixist
post #36480 :: 2014.02.02 11:47am
  
  HertzDevil and laureltaupe liēkd this
@laureltaupe No copyrighted samples tho!
 
 
36486
Level 9 Pixelist
post #36486 :: 2014.02.02 12:27pm
okay, thanks!
 
 
36501
Level 22 Chipist
post #36501 :: 2014.02.02 2:49pm
  
  raphaelgoulart and Roofie liēkd this
Can someone please link me to a list of copyrighted samples so I can use all of them in my next wild chip
 
 
36506
Level 25 Chipist
post #36506 :: 2014.02.02 2:56pm
There is more time on the clock now than I remember.
 
 
36519
Level 24 Chipist
post #36519 :: 2014.02.02 4:22pm
  
  kfaraday liēkd this
it coincides with the start of the synclisten!
 
 
36525
Level 22 Chipist
post #36525 :: 2014.02.02 7:25pm
  
  goluigi, raphaelgoulart, Fearofdark and Baron Knoxburry liēkd this
Can someone please link me to a list of copyrighted samples so I can use all of them in my next Atari TIA
 
 
36533
Level 21 Chipist
post #36533 :: 2014.02.02 11:52pm
  
  gotoandplay, DalekSam, Fearofdark, raphaelgoulart, Zillah, ShadowScythe and KungFuFurby liēkd this
congrats for now being the largest botb compo ever : )
 
 
36539
Level 23 Mixist
post #36539 :: 2014.02.03 3:41am
New record!
 
 
36546
Level 24 Chipist
post #36546 :: 2014.02.03 5:37am :: edit 2014.02.03 5:37am
  
  MKSTAR26 and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
68 frames done, no fewer than 50 to go
 
 
36547
Level 26 Chipist
post #36547 :: 2014.02.03 5:42am :: edit 2014.02.03 1:25pm
  
  plrusek liēkd this
  
  HertzDevil, MKSTAR26, DalekSam, Doxic, Fearofdark and Tilde hæitd this
I'm excited to see HertzDevil's entry! This guy is craaaaaaazy.
(...did I say something wrong?) :(
 
 
36557
Level 25 Chipist
post #36557 :: 2014.02.03 8:08am
  
  goluigi, Jangler, Grumskiz, raphaelgoulart, puke7, KungFuFurby, DalekSam, Tilde, Zillah and Doxic liēkd this
I'm excited to see all the entries! Everyone is craaaaaaazy.
 
 
36570
Level 22 Chipist
post #36570 :: 2014.02.03 10:58am :: edit 2014.02.03 11:00am
  
  goluigi, Chip Champion, Doxic and commandycan hæitd this
  
  plrusek, HertzDevil, raphaelgoulart and laureltaupe liēkd this
i
 
 
36575
Level 22 Chipist
post #36575 :: 2014.02.03 11:27am
  
  goluigi and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
like

big

songs

and

i cannot

kff

:c
 
 
36580
Level 24 Chipist
post #36580 :: 2014.02.03 12:10pm
  
  goluigi liēkd this
  
  DalekSam and raphaelgoulart hæitd this
why the k***** m******* doesn't Yibbon join this
 
 
36585
Level 22 Mixist
post #36585 :: 2014.02.03 2:35pm :: edit 2014.02.03 2:38pm
 
 
36601
Level 24 Chipist
post #36601 :: 2014.02.03 5:35pm
  
  Blaze Weednix, goluigi and plrusek liēkd this
  
  cce, MKSTAR26, Doxic and raphaelgoulart hæitd this
يَسُوعُ يُرسِلُ تَلامِيذَه

10 وَدَعا يَسُوعُ تَلامِيذَهُ الاثنَي عَشَرَ، وَأعطاهُمْ سُلطاناً عَلَىْ الأرواحِ النَّجِسَةِ، لِطَردِها وَشِفاءِ جَمِيعِ الأمراضِ وَالعِلَلِ. 2 وَهَذِهِ هِيَ أسماءُ الاثنَي عَشَرَ رَسُولاً:

أوَّلاً سِمعانُ الَّذي يُدعَى أيضاً بُطرُسَ،
وَأخُوهُ أندراوُسُ، يَعقُوبُ بْنُ زَبَدِي وَأخُوهُ يُوحَنّا،
3 فِيلِبُّسُ وَبَرْثِلْماوُسُ،
تُوما وَمَتَّى جامِعُ الضَّرائِبِ،
يَعقُوبُ بْنُ حَلْفَى وَتَدّاوُسَ،
4 سِمعانُ الَّذي يُدعَى أيضاً «الغَيُّورَ،» [a]
وَيَهُوذا الإسْخَريُوطِيُّ الَّذِي خانَ يَسُوعَ.
5 وَقَدْ أرسَلَ يَسُوعُ هَؤُلاءِ الاثنَي عَشَرَ وَأعطاهُمُ التَّعلِيماتِ التّالِيَةَ: «لا تَذهَبُوا إلَى مِنْطَقَةٍ غَيرِ يَهُودِيَّةٍ، وَلا تَدخُلُوا مَدِينَةً سامِرِيَّةً، 6 بَلِ اذهَبُوا إلَى خِرافِ بَني إسْرائِيلَ الضّالَّةِ، 7 وَأعلِنُوا أنَّ مَلَكُوتَ السَّماواتِ قَرِيبٌ. 8 اشفُوا المَرضَى، أقِيمُوا المَوتَى، اشفُوا البُرصَ، أخرِجُوا الأرواحَ الشِّرِّيرَةَ. أخَذْتُمُ السُّلطانَ لِعَمَلِ ذَلِكَ مَجّاناً، فَأعطُوا الآخَرِينَ مَجّاناً أيضاً. 9 لا تَحمِلُوا فِي أحزِمَتِكُمْ نُقُوداً مِنَ الذَّهَبِ أوْ الفِضَّةِ أوْ النُّحاسِ، 10 وَلا تَحمِلُوا حَقِيبَةً وَلا ثَوباً إضافِياً أوْ حِذاءً إضافِياً أوْ عُكّازاً. فَالعامِلُ يَستَحِقُّ طَعامَهُ.

11 «وَعِندَما تَدخُلُونَ أيَّةَ مَدِينَةٍ أوْ قَريَةٍ، ابْحَثُوا عَنْ شَخصٍ يَستَحِقُّ أنْ يَستَقبِلَكُمْ، وَامْكُثُوا عِندَهُ حَتَّى تُغادِرُوا المَدِينَةَ. 12 وَعِندَما تَدخُلُونَ بَيتاً سَلِّمُوا عَلَى أهلِهِ. 13 فَإنْ كانَ أهلُ البَيتِ مُستَحِقِّينَ، فَإنَّ سَلامَكُمْ سَيَأتِي عَلَيهِمْ. وَإنْ كانوا غَيرَ مُستَحِقِّينَ، فَإنَّ سَلامَكُمْ سَيَرجِعُ إلَيكُمْ. 14 إنْ كانَ أحَدٌ لا يُرَحِبُّ بِكُمْ فِي بَيتٍ أوْ فِي مَدِينَةٍ، وَلا يَستَمِعُ إلَى رِسالَتِكُمْ، فَاخرُجُوا مِنْ ذَلِكَ البَيتِ أوْ تِلكَ المَدِينَةِ، وَانفُضُوا الغُبارَ الَّذِي عَلِقَ بِأقدامِكُمْ. 15 أقولُ الحَقَّ لَكُمْ، فِي يَومِ الدَّينونَةِ، سَيَكُونُ لأهلِ سَدُومَ وَعَمُّورَةَ حالٌ أكثَرَ احتِمالاً مِمّا لِتِلْكَ المَدِينَةِ.

يَسُوعُ يُحَذِّرُ مِنَ الضِّيقات

16 «ها أنا أُرسِلُكُمْ كَالغَنَمِ بَينَ الذِّئابِ. فَكُونُوا أذكِياءَ كَالحَيّاتِ، وَأبرِياءَ كَالحَمامِ. 17 احذَرُوا مِنَ النّاسِ، لِأنَّهُمْ سَيُسَلِّمُونَكُمْ لِلمُحاكَمَةِ فِي مَحاكِمِهِمْ، وَسَيجلِدُونَكُمْ فِي مَجامِعِهِمْ. 18 وَسَيُسَلِّمُونَكُمْ إلَى حُكّامٍ وَمُلُوكٍ لِأنَّكُمْ تَلامِيذِي. سَتَكُونُ هَذِهِ فُرصَتُكُمْ لِتَشهَدُوا عَنِّي لليَهودِ وَلِغَيرِ اليَهُودِ. 19 وَعِندَما يَقبِضَونَ عَلَيكُمْ، لا تَقلَقُوا بِخُصُوصِ ما سَتَقُولُونَهُ، لأنَّكُمْ سَتُعْطَونَ الكَلامَ المُناسِبَ فِي تِلْكَ السّاعَةِ 20 تَذَكَّرُوا أنَّهُ لَيسَ أنتُمُ الَّذِينَ سَتَتَكَلَّمُونَ، بَلْ رُوحُ أبِيكُمْ هُوَ الَّذِي سَيَتَكَلَّمُ فيكُمْ.

21 «سَيُسَلِّمُ الأخُ أخاهُ لِلقَتلِ، وَسَيُسَلِّمُ الأبُ وَلَدَهُ. وَسَيَنقَلِبُ الأولادُ عَلَى وَالِدِيهِمْ وَيَقتُلُونَهُمْ. 22 وَسَيُبغُضُكُمْ جَمِيعُ النّاسِ بِسَبَبِ اسْمِي، وَلَكِنِ الَّذِي يَبقَى أميناً إلَى النِّهايَةِ، فَهَذا سَيَخلُصُ. 23 وَعِندَما يَضطَهِدُونَكُمْ فِي إحدَى المُدُنِ، اهرُبُوا إلَى مَدِينَةٍ أُخْرَى. أقولُ الحَقَّ لَكُمْ، لَنْ تَنتَهُوا مِنَ الذَّهابِ إلَى كُلِّ مُدُنِ إسْرائِيلَ حَتَّى يَأتِي ابْنُ الإنسانِ ثانِيَةً.

24 «ما مِنْ تِلمِيذٍ أفضَلُ مِنْ مُعَلِّمِهِ، وَلا عَبدٍ أعظَمُ مِنْ سَيِّدِهِ. 25 فَلْيَكتَفِ التِّلمِيذُ بِأنْ يَصِيرَ كَمُعَلِّمِهِ، وَلْيَكتَفِ العَبْدُ بِأنْ يَصِيرَ كَسَيِّدِهِ. فَإنْ لَقَّبوا رَأسَ البَيتِ «بَعلَزَبُولَ، [b]» فَماذا سَيُلَقِّبونَ بَقيَّةَ أعضاءَ البَيتِ؟

الخَوفُ مِنَ اللهِ لا مِنَ النّاس

26 «فَلا تَخافُوا مِنهُمِ، فَما مِنْ مَخفِيٍّ إلّا وَسَيُكشَفُ، وَما مِنْ مَستُورٍ إلّا وَسَيُعلَنُ. 27 فَكُلُّ ما أقُولُهُ لَكُمْ فِي الظُّلمَةِ، قُولُوهُ فِي النُّورِ، وَكُلُّ ما هُمِسَ بِهِ فِي الآذانِ، أذيعُوهُ مِنْ فَوقِ سُطُوحِ البُيُوتِ.

28 «لا تَخافُوا مِنَ الَّذِينَ يَقتُلُونَ الجَسَدَ، لَكِنَّهُمْ لا يَستَطِيعُونَ قَتلَ النَّفسِ، بَلْ خافُوا مِنْ ذَلِكَ الَّذِي يَستَطِيعُ إهلاكَ الجَسَدِ وَالنَّفسِ كِلَيهِما فِي جَهَنَّمَ.

29 «ألا يُباعُ عُصفُورانِ بِفِلْسٍ واحِدٍ؟ وَمَعَ ذَلِكَ، لا يَسقُطُ أحَدُهُما عَلَىْ الأرْضِ إلّا بِإذْنِ أبِيكُمْ. 30 أمّا أنتُمْ فَحَتَّى شَعرُ رَأْسِكُمْ كُلُّهُ مَعدُودٌ. 31 إذاً لا تَخافُوا، فَأنْتُمْ أثمَنُ مِنْ عَصافِيرَ كَثِيرَةٍ.

الاعتِرافُ بِالمَسِيحِ أمامَ النّاس

32 «كُلُّ مَنْ يَعتَرِفُ بِي أمامَ الآخَرِينَ، فَسَأعتَرِفُ بِهِ أمامَ أبِي الَّذِي فِي السَّماءِ. 33 وَمَنْ يُنكِرُنِي أمامَ النّاسِ، سَأُنكِرُهُ أمامَ أبِي الَّذِي فِي السَّماءِ.

المَسيحُ أوَّلاً

34 «لا تَظُنُّوا أنِّي جِئتُ لِكَي أُرَسِّخَ سَلاماً عَلَى الأرْضِ. لَمْ آتِ لِأُعطِيَ سَلاماً بَلْ سَيفاً! 35 أتَيتُ:

‹لِيَنقَسِمَ الرَّجُلُ عَلَىْ أبِيهِ،
وَالبِنتُ عَلَىْ أُمِّها،
وَالكَنَّةُ عَلَىْ حَماتِها.
36 فَيَكونَ أعداءُ الإنسانِ هُمْ أهلَ بَيتِهِ!›
37 «لِأنَّ مَنْ يُحِبُّ أباهُ وَأُمَّهُ أكثَرَ مِنِّي، لا يَستَحِقُّ أنْ يَكُونَ مِنْ خاصَّتِي. مَنْ يُحِبُّ ابْناً أوْ ابنَةً أكثَرَ مِنِّي، لا يَستَحِقُّ أنْ يَكُونَ مِنْ خاصَّتِي. 38 وَمَنْ لا يَأخُذُ صَلِيبَهُ وَيَتبَعُنِي فَهُوَ لا يَستَحِقُّنيْ. 39 مَنْ يُحاوِلُ أنْ يَربَحَ حَياتَهُ سَيَخسَرُها، أمّا مَنْ يَخسَرُ حَياتَهُ لِأجلِي فَسَيَربَحُها.

40 «مَنْ يُرَحِّبُ بِكُمْ، فَإنَّهُ يُرَحِّبُ بِي. وَمَنْ يُرَحِّبُ بِي، فَإنَّهُ يُرَحِّبُ بِالَّذِي أرسَلَنِي. 41 فَالَّذِي يُرَحِّبُ بِنَبِيِّ لِأنَّهُ نَبِيٌّ، سَيَنالُ مُكافَأةَ نَبِيٍّ. وَالَّذِي يُرَحِّبُ بِبارٍّ، لِأنَّهُ بارٌّ سَيَنالُ مُكافَأةَ بارٍّ. 42 وَمَنْ يُعطِي وَلَو كَأسَ ماءٍ بارِدٍ لِأحَدِ تَلامِيذِي المُتَواضِعِينَ، لِأنَّهُ تِلمِيذِي، فَالحَقُّ أقُولُ لَكُمْ إنَّهُ لَنْ يُحرَمَ مِنْ مُكافَأتَهُ.»
 
 
36602
Level 24 Chipist
post #36602 :: 2014.02.03 5:44pm
and that's how you make a proper mega zun
 
 
36610
Level 24 Mixist
post #36610 :: 2014.02.03 10:55pm
  
  raphaelgoulart liēkd this
I agree with literally everything that was ever said in here!
 
 
36675
Level 26 Chipist
post #36675 :: 2014.02.05 9:03am
  
  anewuser, raphaelgoulart, rainwarrior, brightentayle and Fearofdark liēkd this
I predict that this will be the first compo to break the 8-bit barrier in number of entries.
 
 
36692
Level 22 Chipist
post #36692 :: 2014.02.05 10:35am
  
  raphaelgoulart and brightentayle liēkd this
really? byte me
 
 
36693
Level 22 Chipist
post #36693 :: 2014.02.05 10:38am
  
  anewuser, raphaelgoulart and kfaraday liēkd this
last year me voting took one whole day

this year it will take two
 
 
37047
Level 24 Chipist
post #37047 :: 2014.02.12 3:02am
  
  commandycan and kfaraday liēkd this
I'm going for the record of "longest time difference between entrant's second and third entries".
 
 
37048
Level 22 Chipist
post #37048 :: 2014.02.12 3:12am
  
  anewuser and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
WE MUST HAVE OVER 300 ENTRIES.

WE SHOULDN'T LET KFARADAY SLEEP.

#ImmaBadMan
 
 
37049
Level 25 Chipist
post #37049 :: 2014.02.12 5:47am
  
  KungFuFurby and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
KungFuFurby's prophecy has come to pass.
 
 
37050
Level 27 Renderist
post #37050 :: 2014.02.12 7:26am
ohio phoebes 'tyman twins
 
 
37051
Level 24 Chipist
post #37051 :: 2014.02.12 7:58am
  
  goluigi, puke7, DalekSam, raphaelgoulart and anewuser liēkd this
300 entries, 100% whey, 0% body fat, 0% nug, RESPECT
 
 
37061
Level 22 Chipist
post #37061 :: 2014.02.12 11:55am
ipi no that's my turf
 
 
37149
Level 26 Chipist
post #37149 :: 2014.02.13 5:39pm
  
  Zillah and puke7 liēkd this
Huzzah! 300 entries and counting!
 
 
37153
Level 24 Chipist
post #37153 :: 2014.02.13 7:11pm
at least yibbon is finally in this one
 
 
37163
Level 22 Chipist
post #37163 :: 2014.02.14 4:06am
I'm gonna take a nap and then submit four songs.
 
 
37314
Level 24 Chipist
post #37314 :: 2014.02.15 6:39pm :: edit 2014.02.15 6:39pm
DAY ONE
 
 
37325
Level 23 Pixelist
post #37325 :: 2014.02.15 8:02pm
375 entries exactly! Niiice.
 
 
37342
Level 18 Chipist
post #37342 :: 2014.02.15 9:36pm
  
  anewuser liēkd this
http://puu.sh/6XWHp.mid "icesnopowah.mid" this is the closest i got to participating in this major
 
 
37462
Level 19 Chipist
post #37462 :: 2014.02.16 3:21pm
  
  gotoandplay, raphaelgoulart, anewuser and Doxic liēkd this
Jee, I wish I knew how to vote, hehe. :) Sadly the descriptions are totally not clear to me. ;) I'm probably just too old, and this is some 'youth slang', haha. ;)
Good luck in the "battle", everyone!!!!!!!!!! =8-D
 
 
37469
Level 19 Criticist
Xyz
post #37469 :: 2014.02.16 3:30pm
  
  kfaraday and anewuser liēkd this
I go by
Heart-magic = how pleasant it is
brain-tech = how well done it is technically for how it pushes the chips/speaker coil/format to the limits
thumb-blister = how energetic it makes you feel. Like, do you tap your foot? or head bob? or head bang? or get up and start dancing?
wow-tlit = my throw away category, I don't know what to do so I just make this the simplistic "do I like this song?" category
shit-in-pants = kinda goes along with brain-tech in that it makes something you totally didn't expect nor thought possible
 
 
37473
Level 23 Renderist
post #37473 :: 2014.02.16 3:39pm :: edit 2014.02.16 3:40pm
  
  mootbooxle and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
YERZMYEY I'm pretty sure you are old...yet we're all n00bs! XDDD

Anyway I suggest you vote per format (all chipart, all ay, all midi, all gb, and so on so that you compare apples to apples on their own merits, not wildchip against chipart for instance)

heart-magic > cute feeling, good vibes, pumping.
brain-tech > technical (chords, melody, bars, measure, time signatures, how was this done in such a tool, never before heard secrets)
thumb-blister > how are would it be to play it live (instruments, or console XD)
wow-tilt > this amazed me, how was it done.
shit in pantz > this has to win.

Good luck. Decide on your experience in the scene, and gut feeling.
 
 
37480
Level 27 Chipist
post #37480 :: 2014.02.16 4:30pm
  
  agargara, gotoandplay, anewuser, HertzDevil, Warlord, Chip Champion, raphaelgoulart and Fearofdark liēkd this
just to be clear, there are no offically sanctioned interpreations of the voting categories. you're free to interpret them however you like!
 
 
37484
Level 16 Mixist
post #37484 :: 2014.02.16 5:16pm
  
  plrusek, DimWiddy, maxvdub, anewuser, laureltaupe, Warlord, cce, zebra, Jangler, Doxic, raphaelgoulart, Fearofdark and Xyz liēkd this
heart-magic: spells gained from consuming a sacrificial animal heart, spell power and type depends on species and moon cycle
brain-tech: cybernetic enhancements to the human brain, with features such as memory upload and the loss of one's individuality
thumb-blister: cultivated over years scaling the slippery slopes of the endless limestone valley
wow-tilt: an eternal carousel of forced smiles and genuine terror screams
shit-in-pantz: your reaction when coming across one who has experienced the above
 
 
37511
Level 22 Chipist
post #37511 :: 2014.02.17 3:27am
  
  Modus Ponens and agargara liēkd this
  
  goluigi hæitd this
heart-magic: creative use of minor-major7 chords
brain-tech: number of filter envelopes from 0(1) to 6+(7)
thumb-blister: how hard it was to click the "play" button
wow-tilt: inclination to react to song with "wow, tilt"
shit-in-pants: how ok the song is
 
 
37515
Level 24 Chipist
post #37515 :: 2014.02.17 5:48am
  
  Jangler, Modus Ponens, agargara, raphaelgoulart and Tilde liēkd this
heart-magic: witchcraft
brain-tech: biochemical weaponry
thumb-blister: material science
wow-tilt: special relativity
shit-in-pants: size of the "sociopathy" tag
 
 
37516
Level 18 Pedagogist
R3M
post #37516 :: 2014.02.17 6:06am
  
  agargara and anewuser liēkd this
heart-magic: How strongly a song makes you feel, emotionally.
brain-tech: This one is weird, I like to think how futuristic it sounds.
thumb-blister: how 'heavy' a song is
wow-tilt: how good the song is in general
shit-in-pants: how surprising a certain point in the song was
 
 
37519
Level 22 Chipist
post #37519 :: 2014.02.17 6:45am
  
  anewuser liēkd this
/me understood everything except the "thumb-blister" category so he puts all 7s on these anyway
 
 
37520
Level 25 Chipist
post #37520 :: 2014.02.17 6:49am
  
  raphaelgoulart hæitd this
  
  Fearofdark and anewuser liēkd this
More time to vote, please!
 
 
37521
Level 26 Chipist
post #37521 :: 2014.02.17 7:09am
  
  Slimeball, agargara and anewuser liēkd this
heart-magic: I use this as kind of the emotional feel of the song...
brain-tech: Chip wizardry, to say the least.
thumb-blister: This one depends on the notation and pace of the song.
wow-tilt: How much it makes my jaw drop... well, not that literally.
shit-in-pants: I interpret this as the joke category. Thus, perhaps comedy value.
 
 
37527
Level 24 Mixist
post #37527 :: 2014.02.17 9:47am
  
  goluigi, trough, agargara and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
I'm the bastarg who "monovotes" ... I.e. All categories get the same numeric rating* to simplify the process because there's 300 entries and I have no idea how to remember what I decide to assign each category to. :P

*except Pants. Everyone always deserves maximum Pants.
 
 
37528
Level 18 Chipist
post #37528 :: 2014.02.17 10:11am
  
  raphaelgoulart liēkd this
Thumb blister sounds like it has something to do with up down left right a b start and select
 
 
37529
Level 18 Mixist
post #37529 :: 2014.02.17 10:54am
  
  raphaelgoulart, trough, Doxic, agargara, Jangler, rainwarrior, Xyz and kfaraday liēkd this
shirt-in-pants
 
 
38598
Level 24 Chipist
post #38598 :: 2014.02.27 11:44am
  
  Slimeball, HertzDevil and raphaelgoulart hæitd this
  
  Fearofdark and Zillah liēkd this
I would appreciate a longer voting session!!
 
 
38707
Level 21 Chipist
post #38707 :: 2014.02.28 9:05am
  
  trough liēkd this
done.
 
 
38730
Level 25 Chipist
post #38730 :: 2014.02.28 2:56pm
  
  Slimeball hæitd this
  
  raphaelgoulart liēkd this
I'm in the same boat as ipi. 10% of these entries will not see votes from me at this rate due to an insanely busy week. I don't remember whether there was an initial voting extension or not, but (another) one would be appreciated :)

I didn't make it all the way through either stream, and voting on everything that I missed has been unmanageable due to the sheer quantity of entries.
 
 
39020
Level 14 Chipist
post #39020 :: 2014.03.03 2:22pm
  
  maxvdub, HertzDevil, Jangler and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
I'm already nostalgic of this winter
 
 
39035
Level 22 Chipist
post #39035 :: 2014.03.03 8:02pm
  
  Slimeball, raphaelgoulart and KungFuFurby liēkd this
  
  Chip Champion hæitd this
We're at the point where synclistens and voting on every single entry will soon become unfeasible. As the number of entrants continues to grow each season, this is going to become an increasingly difficult endeavor. BotB 3.0 may have to account for this.

Since I'm the best backseat designer ever, I've come up with an alternative system for majors with over 300 entries: Ditch the five categories, and like OHCs, go with one single bar, perhaps going higher than 7. In the "Hear All" radio box, include a voting graph just underneath the player so that a listener can vote on the currently-playing song. In future listens, make sure that Hear All will only play songs (perhaps random songs) that the user has not voted on yet.

Man, I oughta run Congress.
 
 
39036
Level 22 Chipist
post #39036 :: 2014.03.03 8:09pm
  
  raphaelgoulart liēkd this
No wait! I should tell people in Congress what to do.
 
 
39055
Level 30 chipist
post #39055 :: 2014.03.04 5:06am
  
  raphaelgoulart, HertzDevil and brightentayle liēkd this
we'd have over 300 entries with the same score if we did that
 
 
39056
Level 26 Chipist
post #39056 :: 2014.03.04 6:16am
  
  raphaelgoulart liēkd this
Yeah... it took me a while to vote on all of these entries. I did make it before the original deadline, but it will be increasingly harder for me to vote.
 
 
39057
Level 28 Chipist
post #39057 :: 2014.03.04 7:02am
  
  Doxic, KungFuFurby, Jangler and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
  
  zebra hæitd this
there might be a big quantity of entries but are these entries of quality???????????
 
 
39058
Level 24 Chipist
post #39058 :: 2014.03.04 7:28am
  
  Tilde, Xyz, Slimeball and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
there needs to be one new vote category introduced to every subsequent major so that eventually people will be tricked into voting uniformly randomly per category but in reality reaching a normal distribution
 
 
39065
Level 28 Renderist
post #39065 :: 2014.03.04 9:22am
  
  Zillah, raphaelgoulart and REMBO hæitd this
I wouldn't mind a 6 month voting period for winter chip ^o^
 
 
39066
Level 22 Chipist
post #39066 :: 2014.03.04 9:44am
  
  Tilde, Slimeball and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
/me turns away from his laptop to find some money for a trip to Netherlands and a sledgehammer
 
 
39483
Level 27 Hostist
post #39483 :: 2014.03.08 7:07pm
  
  goluigi, raphaelgoulart, Xyz, HertzDevil, R3M, kfaraday, ElHuesudoII, Doxic, Beard and Fearofdark liēkd this
The admins discussed it and we agreed that the top mostestest entries shouldn't be the only ones to get bonus points. From now on on all major battles BotBrs will get the following bonus:

if (score >= 20.000) bonus = total_entry_count - rank
 
 
39484
Level 22 Chipist
post #39484 :: 2014.03.08 7:16pm
  
  raphaelgoulart and Slimeball liēkd this
yes good
 
 
39485
Level 21 Chipist
post #39485 :: 2014.03.08 7:17pm
  
  raphaelgoulart, kfaraday and zebra liēkd this
thank you puke7 : ) <3
 
 
39487
Level 18 Mixist
post #39487 :: 2014.03.08 7:22pm
  
  goluigi, raphaelgoulart and Doxic liēkd this
that's kind of cool because it encourages botbrs to enter more formats
 
 
39512
Level 23 Pixelist
post #39512 :: 2014.03.08 10:16pm
  
  raphaelgoulart, Rainbow Dash, Baron Knoxburry and brightentayle liēkd this
I felt like I should leave a comment here and stuff. Because. I should. You guys are great.
 
 
39533
Level 24 Chipist
post #39533 :: 2014.03.09 1:56am
  
  goluigi and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
2 bonus points in deflemask 6
 
 
39536
Level 23 Chipist
post #39536 :: 2014.03.09 4:16am
  
  Jangler, Zillah, zanzan, raphaelgoulart and HertzDevil liēkd this
  
  goluigi and Rainbow Dash hæitd this
Congrats to all winners!
That being said, I think battleart should run seperatly in the future. Don't get me wrong, that pic is freakin awesome. But it's called Winter Chip and not Winter Pixel.
Just my 2 cents.
 
 
39537
Level 24 Chipist
post #39537 :: 2014.03.09 4:35am :: edit 2014.03.09 4:46am
  
  Rainbow Dash liēkd this
ranking


Mean = 21.99168
Variance = 15.7586776032
Skewness = -1.0691365615
Kurtosis = 1.6806482327

now i am sure the site can do this automatically, this was done from the results page with a large copy paste, some regex, and some openoffice calc
 
 
39541
Level 19 Mixist
post #39541 :: 2014.03.09 4:55am
  
  raphaelgoulart, 9999HP and Tilde liēkd this
YAY I WO wait

well u liekd my new toy sogn at least thanks you for dat

ROOF congrets to winars
 
 
39600
Level 14 Chipist
post #39600 :: 2014.03.09 5:14pm
  
  raphaelgoulart, Baron Knoxburry and DimWiddy liēkd this
eagerly awaiting the bandcamp release!
 
 
39998
Level 30 chipist
post #39998 :: 2014.03.14 4:07pm
  
  ShadowScythe, raphaelgoulart, Baron Knoxburry, Rainbow Dash, commandycan and Jangler liēkd this
winter 9 now has an official release!

https://battleofthebits.bandcamp.com/album/winter-chip-ix

74 tracks!
almost 4 hours of music!
are you man enough to sit through the whole thing?
 
 
40001
Level 24 Chipist
post #40001 :: 2014.03.14 5:37pm
  
  goluigi, DimWiddy, ShadowScythe, Tilde, raphaelgoulart, Baron Knoxburry, kfaraday, Doxic, Jangler and Zillah liēkd this
I survived the great synclisten of 2013 sitting through this is CHILD'S PLAY!!!!!!!!!
 
 
40003
Level 21 Chipist
post #40003 :: 2014.03.14 7:08pm
  
  Chip Champion, commandycan and Baron Knoxburry liēkd this
who can make the sun shine

who can make the sun shine

sit through a sync listen

sit through a sync listen


commandycan can
 
 
40004
Level 23 Mixist
post #40004 :: 2014.03.14 8:31pm
  
  raphaelgoulart liēkd this
Oh look I made it there... somehow
 
 
40042
Level 22 Chipist
post #40042 :: 2014.03.15 6:03pm
I was wondering why on earth breaka railway of all things made it in, then I realized that old mantra: The Medal's The Money
 
 

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