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Level 27 Mixist
post #78848 :: 2017.02.19 4:48pm
  Quirby64, sethdonut, TMM12, pigdevil2010, shinichi, mk7 and Dimeback liēkd this
Level 27 Chipist
post #78852 :: 2017.02.19 4:53pm
  Quirby64, puke7, Modus Ponens, Zillah, Savestate, BubblegumOctopus, VinCMG, shinichi, mk7 and Jimmyoshi liēkd this
heartbrain!! fucking finally
Level 21 Chipist
post #78853 :: 2017.02.19 4:56pm
  Quirby64, puke7, TMM12, pigdevil2010, Savestate and shinichi liēkd this
Wild chips: Bold, exotic taste
Level 23 Chipist
post #78856 :: 2017.02.19 5:06pm
Level 14 Pixelist
post #78858 :: 2017.02.19 5:12pm
  Quirby64, ViLXDRYAD, RatShack, TMM12, MiDoRi, Xyz, Savestate, andres, Dimeback and mk7 liēkd this
Does the name of the compo mean that if I submit wildchip I won't win?
Level 27 Mixist
post #78860 :: 2017.02.19 5:18pm
  Quirby64, Galak Sea, pigdevil2010, MiDoRi, Melon, NerdMcBoon, pedipanol, mk7, Blaze Weednix and Dimeback liēkd this
Yeah, you only win if you submit a chip art
Level 23 Mixist
post #78864 :: 2017.02.19 6:01pm :: edit 2017.02.19 6:20pm
  Quirby64, DBOYD, puke7, TMM12 and Baron Knoxburry liēkd this
  Jimmyoshi hæitd this
I agree with the compo's name
Level 23 Chipist
post #78866 :: 2017.02.19 6:27pm
  DBOYD, TMM12 and shinichi liēkd this
always screwing stuff up goohhhhd
Level 23 Mixist
post #78882 :: 2017.02.19 8:41pm
  puke7, pigdevil2010, Dimeback, pedipanol and Jimmyoshi liēkd this
how can you possibly hate on wildchip when one of the chips it encompasses is vic20 :))
Level 22 Mixist
post #78889 :: 2017.02.19 9:40pm :: edit 2017.02.19 9:55pm
  shinichi, Razerek and Jangler hæitd this
  TMM12 liēkd this
Level 17 Chipist
post #78912 :: 2017.02.20 6:24am
owo whats this

Level 21 Chipist
post #78930 :: 2017.02.20 12:11pm :: edit 2017.02.24 3:39am
  Quirby64 liēkd this
I actually have a stash of unreleased and mostly unfinshed fakechip things let's see if I can dig up something nice

But on a second thought, fuck that lol
Level 12 Mixist
post #78976 :: 2017.02.21 2:06am :: edit 2017.02.21 3:00am
  MiDoRi hæitd this
is .exe an acceptable format (with rendered mp3, obviously)? I'll promise not to infect the whole botb

ediT: nevermind, I underestimated the amount of work and I have too much stuff with music school. Going to do the metal one only
Level 22 Pixelist
post #78977 :: 2017.02.21 3:18am :: edit 2017.02.21 3:19am
Directly executable formats are last thing we need imo, pottential abuse from trolls could be disastrous.
Aside of the fact i don't really see a point in it, unless it's a demo
Level 12 Mixist
post #78985 :: 2017.02.21 3:47am :: edit 2017.02.21 3:54am
  MiDoRi liēkd this
Yeah the idea was to make kind of a demo but I don't have time to code it all. Anyway if I make one I'll just zip the source code
Level 30 Mixist
post #78997 :: 2017.02.21 7:46am
  anewuser, lilifremen, shinichi, MiDoRi and mk7 liēkd this
oo00OO00ooohh. I need to figure out some way to do something outrageous!!
Level 27 Chipist
post #79101 :: 2017.02.22 5:13pm
I don't accept .exe files on my end due to a platform incompatibility. Even if this were circumnavigated, I still see it as a bad idea.

For whatever reason, I have an idea in my head that I'm half-tempted to create, but I'm too distracted to actually make it at the moment.
Level 23 Mixist
post #79102 :: 2017.02.22 5:17pm
  VinCMG, Quirby64, Dimeback, OrdinateIsDead, pigdevil2010, NerdMcBoon and Jimmyoshi liēkd this

fixed, gdi ordinate you can't just leave hanging brackets like that
Level 27 Renderist
post #79124 :: 2017.02.22 11:37pm
  Quirby64, Savestate, KungFuFurby, RatShack, puke7, shinichi and Jangler liēkd this
@KungFuFurby - We appreciate your patronage; even if it's continuous, well-written excuses.
Level 21 Chipist
post #79139 :: 2017.02.23 9:47am
  TMM12, Quirby64, shinichi, Jimmyoshi, puke7 and Dimeback liēkd this
Hey so if I write a very comical fairly odd parents parody gooftrack will I win the dingleburg category
Level 22 Pedagogist
post #79149 :: 2017.02.23 12:55pm :: edit 2017.02.23 1:03pm
  Quirby64, MiDoRi, m9m and Dimeback liēkd this

Level 22 Mixist
post #79177 :: 2017.02.24 12:41am
  AugustusBlkheart, Quirby64, Dimeback, shinichi, Jimmyoshi and MiDoRi liēkd this
This compo, I'm going to make sure the PlayStation gets a category in the next Summer Chip.

I could have so much fun with this damn thing. Just gotta remember how that reverb unit works again.
Level 28 Hostist
post #79194 :: 2017.02.24 11:49am
  Savestate, Quirby64, Dimeback, shinichi, MiDoRi and ViLXDRYAD liēkd this
oh wow I haven't considered PS1 before!
Level 29 Chipist
post #79218 :: 2017.02.24 5:49pm
  anewuser, MiDoRi and Dimeback liēkd this
found info, includes reverb presets
Level 27 Renderist
post #79222 :: 2017.02.24 6:21pm
just rip a good PSX driver? :X
Level 30 Mixist
post #79241 :: 2017.02.25 2:49am
  MiDoRi hæitd this
why/when they start calling it PSX? #*BLECH*#
Level 27 Renderist
post #79242 :: 2017.02.25 3:44am
  Modus Ponens, puke7, iamgreaser and MiDoRi liēkd this
PS1 came out after the PSX. PSY was the initial proposed name for PS2. Blech off.
Level 22 Pixelist
post #79245 :: 2017.02.25 4:08am
  ViLXDRYAD and puke7 liēkd this
PSX was the codename for original PlayStation, it was referenced in some prerelease ads, and ended up being dropped eventually, but it got stuck in mind for many users, so they keep using it to this day, me included. If someone mentions "PS1" i tend to think of the modernized thin version, PSone.

Fun fact, later Sony made a device that was officialy called "PSX"
. It was a hybrid between PS2 console, and home cinema DVR.
Level 23 Chipist
post #79270 :: 2017.02.25 9:23am
*stands in the background, not knowing the psx had an actual soundchip (honestly I thought it just streamed wavs or mp3s for games :o )*
Level 23 Mixist
post #79272 :: 2017.02.25 9:54am :: edit 2017.02.25 9:54am
  Quirby64 liēkd this
some psx games did in fact stream XA audio! but it did actually have its own sound chip and sequence format and many games made use of it :)
Level 22 Pixelist
post #79273 :: 2017.02.25 10:48am :: edit 2017.02.25 10:51am
  ViLXDRYAD and Quirby64 liēkd this
To my best knowledge, it has only sample processing capabilities (ADSR, reverb, etc) but no means to generate the sound itself, since no HW synths/PSGs present, thus it's more akin to newer PC soundcards.

I even remember some games streaming PCM (not ADPCM, for this many games used XA file format) from regular CD-Audio tracks recorded next to data tracks (i was able to listen to them in standard CD-Audio player!)

Also i'm not sure what sequence format is shinichi talking about... Many games used sample-based sequenced synthesis, much like module formats, but it was up to game engine programmers how they implement it, that's why PSF format (the one in which you store ripped sequenced module-like PSX music) comes with machine code containing music engine, which is executed in realtime during playback.

If there's some kind of "standard", pls enlighten me ;O
I have to read more about it, it's shame not knowing all capabilities of hardware you own :---)
Level 22 Mixist
post #79282 :: 2017.02.25 1:23pm
  Quirby64, MiDoRi and shinichi liēkd this
"no means to generate the sound itself"

Lies, it has a noise generator

Although to be more practical it's better to provide your own 28-nybble sample loops, but you could theoretically do everything using the noise gen and the reverb unit and stuff like that

But yeah, it's got a few nifty features, it even lets you at least try to do FM

These docs are more up to date and even have the formulae for reverb: http://problemkaputt.de/psx-spx.htm#soundprocessingunitspu
Level 9 Chipist
post #79291 :: 2017.02.25 3:58pm :: edit 2017.02.25 4:32pm
  MiDoRi, Cessor Safari and Quirby64 liēkd this
hey I was looking into ps1 stuff a while back, I actually found a really neat place with a lot of useful documentation, check it out! http://www.psxdev.net/downloads.html

there was a tool they used to convert midi files to some format that the ps1 could use. I already forgot the name of the tool but it's buried somewhere in the documentation(in the technical reference cd's)

actually you should really check out the technical reference cd's if you're interested in ps1 dev stuff. there' s a lot of cool stuff in there as well, like old like super low res tech demos from the mid 90s. it's really stinkin cool. anyway there's info in those docs about how to upload your own samples and convert midi(haven't tested it out but it's a lead to something)

I don't have time to look it up atm but I'll get on it when I do and report it back here. mainly wanted to shout this out rn so I don't forget about it cos wtf I've wanted to dig into proper ps1 stuff as a format for a long time(ps1 is the most emotional console imo, quite immersive by the nature of how it works. ps1 sounds are a proper trigger for those feeling too)

EDIT: nvrmnd, I went ahead and located it! check it out http://bit.ly/2mxH8bu

lol so these tools were available on ancient macos but this document provides some more intuitive insights outside of huge address tables. in ch3 they talk about the SMF2SEQ, AIFF2VAG, RAW2DA, and RAW2XA converters they used.

ANYWAY, again I haven't invested too much into this yet but wanted to pass off this stuff to whoever's interested

o, and srry 4 freudslipping '''ps1'''
Level 22 Pedagogist
post #79292 :: 2017.02.25 4:47pm
  MiDoRi liēkd this
do amiga mod counts as psx music? ~~i realized about amiga mod music thanks to the cracktros of some ps1 games lol~~ i also needz update
Level 22 Pixelist
post #79294 :: 2017.02.25 5:40pm
  ViLXDRYAD and sqwerty liēkd this
Random interesting thing i found
, looks like some PSX games might have been using custom XM playback code...

Though it's not technically-inclined type of forum, some people have been trying to isolate the modules from game files, to no avail, apparently. I wasn't able to locate any more information on this during a really quick research, and i don't own this game, so i can't check it myself ATM unless i get the CD image by other means :p

Tfw the comments got pretty derailed with this PSX discussion, lmao
Level 22 Mixist
post #79319 :: 2017.02.25 10:38pm
  anewuser and ViLXDRYAD liēkd this
ViLXDRYAD: For Ludum Dare and 1 Hour Game Jam and the like, I have an s3m playroutine which I've modified to support the PS1: https://github.com/iamgreaser/f3m

But for this compo I'm coding a playroutine from scratch and using chipsamples + noisegen + reverb. Just need to tune the reverb for the right effect...
Level 22 Pedagogist
post #79350 :: 2017.02.26 4:39pm
  anewuser and MiDoRi liēkd this
ooo i would be actually interested in developing a ps1 game if i could make its music on a tracker lmao ~~protracker for the win tho~~

also that is really neat, @iamgreaser! i would love to try that ~~once i figure out how to compile it ;-;~~

btw here is a old compilation that old psx cracker fellows ~~PARADOX aka PDX, Best amiga dominators aka BAD, MUPS and other cool dudes~~ did of all ~~if not most of~~ their cracktro releases; and all of them ~~i tried so far, they are a lot!~~ have amiga mod music! maybe someone could figure out how they managed to playback mod files on ps1


btw @MiDoRi that is a really cool discoverement there, if you would like to try something up, here is the full ps1's Driver (U) image files

Driver (U).7z

PS: do not let anyone demand you to pay for fun = )
Level 24 Chipist
post #79471 :: 2017.02.28 8:27am
  b00daw hæitd this
  ViLXDRYAD and Blaze Weednix liēkd this
fyi, firki has strikethrough, it's '[-s]stuff'[/-s]
Level 22 Pedagogist
post #79483 :: 2017.02.28 11:21am
  TMM12 liēkd this
i am just too used to discord's format ;-; i already use firki since i figured out no much later that post lmao ty =' 3
Level 24 Chipist
post #79509 :: 2017.02.28 6:45pm
  sethdonut, shinichi, RazerBlue6 and ViLXDRYAD liēkd this
Woo! Got a YM2151 in Wildchip :).
Level 23 Renderist
post #79617 :: 2017.03.02 8:32am
  shinichi liēkd this
regarding exes, as long as they are sandboxed i see no prob. and linux gets dosbox, too. otherwise, i'd say interpreted code like smallbasic or bbcbasic/brandybasic. At that point making an exe it's creating at the least a demo, at the most a game infrastructure on your own. Uphill but not impossible.
Level 7 Criticist
post #79697 :: 2017.03.04 3:11am
  sethdonut and Jimmyoshi liēkd this
  OrdinateIsDead hæitd this
I am on vacation... So i need extensh00n, KTHXBAI :*
Level 22 Mixist
post #79707 :: 2017.03.04 3:06pm
  Modus Ponens and pigdevil2010 liēkd this
  shinichi, pedipanol and Razerek hæitd this
shoulda thought about that before flying to tanzania
Level 23 Mixist
post #79715 :: 2017.03.04 5:14pm
  NerdMcBoon and Jimmyoshi liēkd this
extend now or i will hold your precious vic20 hostage!!!!! you wouldn't want that precious chip to be replaced with... *shudder* ... fakechip leadwank ............. :))
Level 28 Hostist
post #79735 :: 2017.03.04 11:58pm
  Quirby64, sethdonut, Dimeback, pigdevil2010, Jimmyoshi, m9m and shinichi liēkd this
  Melon hæitd this


but what's this other battle?
Level 23 Mixist
post #79745 :: 2017.03.05 1:13am
so many battlez! so many options! time to do all of them

and now u will get ur vic20 :))
Level 16 Pixelist
post #79751 :: 2017.03.05 2:39am
  pigdevil2010, shinichi and m9m hæitd this
  Melon liēkd this
Why did you guys extend :( I don't see any valid reason
Level 27 Mixist
post #79752 :: 2017.03.05 2:48am :: edit 2017.03.05 2:49am
  MiDoRi and NerdMcBoon liēkd this
There may not have been a valid reason to extend... but there wasn't a valid reason not to extend either! ;)
Level 24 Chipist
post #79754 :: 2017.03.05 3:58am
Aw, I was totally looking forward to a sync listen tomorrow...but I'm happy for the possibility of more entries coming in. Make the extra time count, you n00bs <3.
Level 22 Mixist
post #79757 :: 2017.03.05 4:27am
  shinichi, Jimmyoshi, RazerBlue6, Jredd and m9m liēkd this
it wouldnt be a botb major without an extention LOL
Level 24 Chipist
post #79760 :: 2017.03.05 5:19am
  Galak Sea liēkd this
He's not wrong :).
Level 23 Mixist
post #79761 :: 2017.03.05 5:30am :: edit 2017.03.05 5:32am
  MiDoRi, funute and shinichi liēkd this
I would have finished my entry today, but now I'm going to wait until the extension is almost over again.

Level 19 Chipist
post #79827 :: 2017.03.06 6:29am
  m9m and shinichi liēkd this
Dang, all this time to continue not working on my entry. Thanks!
Level 21 Mixist
post #79849 :: 2017.03.06 5:13pm
  sethdonut, charlotte, Jimmyoshi and shinichi liēkd this
thanks to the extension, I have decided to make an entry and started just this morning. gonna be interesting trying to finish this before Saturday with all the schoolwork I have to do this week haha
Level 18 Mixist
post #79943 :: 2017.03.08 1:54pm
  Baron Knoxburry and shinichi liēkd this
i think the all-nighter i spent powering through to hit the original Mar. 3rd deadline was just the thing to give my song the zhush it needed. i can get into my own little perfection loop by doting on a song for too long, and lose track of the vitality of its initial comp "sketch"

but i love it when more people can submit! oh, the drama of it all!
Level 24 Chipist
post #80018 :: 2017.03.09 8:33am
  Galak Sea and shinichi liēkd this
Well I made some weird art too :P. There are some really good entries in here. I think this is shaping up to be a rather nice compo :).
Level 5 Chipist
post #80152 :: 2017.03.11 9:46pm
  shinichi and Modus Ponens liēkd this
Hi everyone, I hit a hard snag on my upload; a file size limit of less than 8 MB?! That's not even four minutes at 320k (the only acceptable bitrate for a listenable piece of compressed music)! Does that change from challenge to challenge? Is there a limit because I am new? I realize that my 10 minute entry may be a bit much, but this was definitely a surprise. -DG
Level 23 Mixist
post #80153 :: 2017.03.11 10:05pm
  VinCMG liēkd this
That is, unfortunately, the file size limit for the *WILD_CHIP* format. What I would recommend doing is compressing a render to fit on the site, and then linking a higher quality render in the description or in the comments. That seems to be the standard practice for very large songs around here.
Level 21 Mixist
post #80155 :: 2017.03.11 10:36pm
Yeah, just upload a version with a lower bitrate and then link to the hi-quality version in the description or comments.

10 minutes tho, dang
Level 23 Mixist
post #80156 :: 2017.03.11 11:00pm
  MiDoRi, pigdevil2010, sethdonut, Jimmyoshi, VinCMG and shinichi liēkd this
As I promised, here I am, working on my entry 12h before the deadline.

Level 5 Chipist
post #80169 :: 2017.03.12 7:14am
I have taken your advices- thank you! With great pain I have created a 96 kbps version of the song and uploaded that with a link to the Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/dorian-grayscale/the-new-ol-town-square-bell) in the description. Also, I was entry number 69, so that is a charming little bonus. -DG
Level 20 Chipist
post #80172 :: 2017.03.12 9:45am
  MiDoRi liēkd this
haven't you ever heard of variable bitrate? saves a lot of room with no noticeable loss in quality. i usually submit in v1 with no problems, i could even use v0 if i wanted to but i don't want to waste too much of botb's bandwidth :-)
Level 24 Chipist
post #80176 :: 2017.03.12 10:32am
Variable bitrate breaks the player when I try using it here.
Level 20 Chipist
post #80179 :: 2017.03.12 11:18am
what browser do you use? i've never noticed a problem (on chrome) and i use dbpoweramp for conversion from wav to vbr mp3
Level 7 Criticist
post #80187 :: 2017.03.12 12:39pm
  MiDoRi liēkd this
Hei, Still too damn slow/uninspired/randomexcuse to finish anything :C
thanks 4 extench00n though <3 pukez
Level 27 Mixist
post #80191 :: 2017.03.12 3:06pm
  shinichi liēkd this
Sorry for not entering this, my life is literal hell right now.

Maybe I'll finish my thing for summer chip, or something.
Level 24 Chipist
post #80204 :: 2017.03.12 5:16pm
  funute and Quirby64 liēkd this
100 percent vorted!
Level 16 Pixelist
post #80205 :: 2017.03.12 5:19pm
Could someone please post a quick guide on how to vote in the different cathegories? ^^
I don't reall get the meaning of dingleburg
Level 5 Chipist
post #80206 :: 2017.03.12 5:28pm
Hello Max- I do not have a readily available way to encode variable bitrate right now, but I hadn't thought of that so thank you for the suggestion. Also being frank, I can't stomach VBR; I definitely can tell a difference (mostly in cymbals and other things with a complicated decay), and it is very jarring and untrue to the original audio. -DG
Level 21 Mixist
post #80208 :: 2017.03.12 6:11pm
  Baron Knoxburry and Galak Sea liēkd this
Galak Sea: dingleburg means whatever you want it to be : ) it's completely up to your interpretation
Level 24 Chipist
post #80209 :: 2017.03.12 6:24pm
Chrome and palemoon, I usually encode with the "High" preset on FlicFlac.
Level 18 Mixist
post #80421 :: 2017.03.14 4:04am
  Savestate, VinCMG, shinichi, Galak Sea and Baron Knoxburry liēkd this
for voting: however you interpret the voting system, just ensure you're consistent across all entries! :)
Level 14 Pixelist
post #81469 :: 2017.03.26 1:17pm
  Modus Ponens and Baron Knoxburry liēkd this
All went according to plan

Good job botb
Level 23 Mixist
post #81475 :: 2017.03.26 1:31pm
i won
Level 28 Hostist
post #81481 :: 2017.03.26 2:06pm
  shinichi, Savestate, sethdonut, VinCMG and Modus Ponens liēkd this
results stream archived here --

Level 18 Chipist
post #81484 :: 2017.03.26 2:19pm
  puke7, sethdonut and shinichi liēkd this
Thanks as always for a great results stream, puke!
Level 29 Chipist
post #81525 :: 2017.03.26 8:05pm
  xterm, pigdevil2010, Galak Sea, Modus Ponens, shinichi and VinCMG liēkd this
Truly we now know wildchip != win
Level 23 Chipist
post #81526 :: 2017.03.26 8:29pm
  MiDoRi, Galak Sea and Modus Ponens liēkd this
My flip, I got 10th!?!? How is that even!?!?
Thank you guys!!! \.o./
: >
(Also yeah Wildchip confirmed to not win, pixel master race. I for one accept our new overlord format)
Level 18 Chipist
post #81529 :: 2017.03.26 9:00pm
  TMM12, Quirby64, Savestate, Xyz, MiDoRi, Galak Sea and Baron Knoxburry liēkd this
  pigdevil2010 hæitd this
chip battle art == win
Level 24 Chipist
post #81550 :: 2017.03.27 7:47am
  Galak Sea liēkd this
  Jimmyoshi, MiDoRi, PeachBellini and shinichi hæitd this
😭 I still couldn't manage to like Galax Sea and his winning entry. 😭

😭 And now I have to see this cover art of extreme effort on the sidebar every time I browse this site now. 😭

Level 23 Mixist
post #81551 :: 2017.03.27 8:13am
  NerdMcBoon, Quirby64, Galak Sea, th4 D34D, gotoandplay, puke7, ViLXDRYAD, MiDoRi and PeachBellini liēkd this
even as much as i don't like cover art winning, sometimes you just can't be the best. what's important is that you tried, had fun, and you still got plenty of positive comments that should drive you forward, not hold you back. be proud of what you've accomplished instead of being mad at yourself (which solves nothing). it's fine to be modest, but you need to realize that life isn't about winning, and inherently neither is botb. it's fun to win, but it's more fun to have fun.
Level 7 Criticist
post #81552 :: 2017.03.27 8:30am :: edit 2017.03.27 8:31am
  Quirby64, Galak Sea, VinCMG, Modus Ponens, ViLXDRYAD, shinichi and MiDoRi liēkd this
I must say that shinichi put it much nicer than I ever could have.
Try to have fun and do your best/worst for the next compo. I for one, enjoy what you do and hope to hear more from you pigdevil2010.
Sulking about things never take you anywhere!


Edit: Thanks to all for a great compo btw!
Level 22 Pixelist
post #81553 :: 2017.03.27 8:31am
  PeachBellini, Quirby64 and ViLXDRYAD liēkd this
Words of wisdom have been spoken^
Level 14 Pixelist
post #81558 :: 2017.03.27 9:49am
  sleeparrow, th4 D34D, Quirby64, MiDoRi, VinCMG, Modus Ponens and ViLXDRYAD liēkd this
I get last place all the time and I'm proud of my drawing skills.

Your placement doesn't matter as long as you enjoy what you're doing and learn more from others and your own experience.
Level 27 Chipist
post #81564 :: 2017.03.27 1:16pm :: edit 2017.03.27 1:18pm
  RazerBlue6, MiDoRi, shinichi and Savestate liēkd this

buh srs id be proud of my posish if i were you.

just dont consider art part of the thing youre competing for and youll be fine.
Level 22 Pedagogist
post #81571 :: 2017.03.27 2:09pm :: edit 2017.03.27 2:25pm
  TMM12 and MiDoRi liēkd this
  Blaze Weednix hæitd this
Level 9 Chipist
post #81579 :: 2017.03.27 4:28pm :: edit 2017.03.27 4:43pm
  TMM12 hæitd this
uh, let's not forget the fact that people make music here with the idea of submitting them to competitions. if you're truly making music purely for fun then there'd be no motivation to bring it here. I don't think it's fair to peupeu people who express frustration from losing a music competition to an image(edit: seems a bit self righteous really)
Level 23 Mixist
post #81580 :: 2017.03.27 4:45pm
  th4 D34D liēkd this
the thing is, though, the complaining in this case was not about the music losing, but about not getting gold cover art. complaining about art beating music is something i have done much in the past myself, but there is no reason to inflict self-hatred because of your relative placement in a competition.
Level 9 Chipist
post #81582 :: 2017.03.27 4:57pm
  VinCMG and shinichi liēkd this
oh, I misunderstood
in that case
Level 23 Chipist
post #81584 :: 2017.03.27 5:38pm
  sethdonut, TMM12, pedipanol, RazerBlue6, sc, Galak Sea, Baron Knoxburry, VinCMG, Quirby64, MiDoRi, ViLXDRYAD and shinichi liēkd this
Salty Chips 2k17 lel

Thanks Puke for another awesome compo. Some of you are looking at this website in the wrong light. For example, sqwerty, you got 255 plays, 22 favorites, 15 downloads, and a ton of comments saying, "I love this!"

And as a guy who has "won" a bunch of categories before, I'll say that the excitement from the victories is very short lived, while the friendships I've made have given me great returns. And on top of that I get to hear a bunch of rad, original music from all of you badical botbrs.

Think less of this as a competition, and more of a collective, a sister/brotherhood of an elite group of musicians who make music that is special, not just some shit for the radio/club. We are all brought here for our love of chip music, gaming, general nerdome, etc. So as my young bro sinc/shinichi pointed out, focus less on the resluts and instead revel in the excitement of sharing your music with your new digital friends and getting to hear what they've been creating to share with you.

Personally, this site is the most fun website I've ever been a member of, and I used to battle and place in the top 10's over at the late reasonstation.net, and the popular Rocbattle, as well as the obvious/typical soundcloud, soundclick, youtube, myflashstore, etc. etc. And further, I feel like all of you are my digital chip squad (is that the fleeky lingo the kids are using still?) now and I am stoked to be a part of the circle.

Did you make some rad music? Yes. Did tons of people like it and praise you for it? Yes. Is voting unpredictable AF so you shouldn't care about the voting tally? Yes and yes.

Don't get me wrong, I'm a human too (and definitely not a broknerfluamstrakphff from planet zlkqxeng 7), and I can empathize with having a natural reaction of disappointment sometimes, but no need to wallow in it. Especially when there is so much positive reinforcement from your fellow botbrs about how much they enjoyed your music. You realize not everyone tries to be a musician, and so you are already getting to experience something many people in life never will. That is amazing when you think about it. And on top of that, you (most botbrs in fact) make *good* music, another thing many people can't claim.

All ya'll are great, your music is great, and I'm honored to have digitally met ya'll! In the words of the immortal Jack Septiceye, "High fives all around! *WHOOPPSSSSHHH*"

We are legion, we are botb.
Level 9 Chipist
post #81587 :: 2017.03.27 6:09pm
  Galak Sea and Baron Knoxburry liēkd this
you've misunderstood me, believe I'm in no need of consoling. I've won my share of majors in the past so I'm good.

there have been some frustrations expressed in irc lately regarding battleart in majors and I thought there was an extension of that going on here in the subtext.

keep in mind it's a lot easier to see things as less competitive and friendly when you're the one placing or winning. also, voting isn't so unpredictable when you engage in politics
Level 23 Chipist
post #81588 :: 2017.03.27 6:29pm :: edit 2017.03.27 6:30pm
  pedipanol, ViLXDRYAD and Baron Knoxburry liēkd this
All good my friend, it wasn't only directed at you tbch. Many of those I've noticed who seem to have trouble "see[ing] things as less competitive and friendly" have placed or won compos *themselves as well. Glad to know that you are good, your entry was rad. *moar high fives* |]
Level 26 Mixist
post #81602 :: 2017.03.28 1:00am
  VinCMG, MiDoRi, th4 D34D and Galak Sea liēkd this
  pigdevil2010 hæitd this
I think it's cool that battle art won because it was really good art. The 48 Hour Game Jam was exciting because it showed us a glimpse of what we can accomplish through the community. Inspiring our serious visual artists is extremely important for Botb and future potential.
Level 16 Pixelist
post #81604 :: 2017.03.28 1:16am :: edit 2017.03.28 1:17am
  sc, pedipanol, pigdevil2010, MiDoRi, RazerBlue6, th4 D34D and sqwerty liēkd this
I feel like I should comment on this..
First, I apologize for any trauma caused to anyone (Pigdevil, let's remain friends ^^) and I also agree on the fact that art shouldn't always win. But I should point out that most of the top ten entries were actually music, and GREAT music, so I'm not disappointed, and I think it was a great major (although I didn't know many ^^') and I'm definitely super excited to enter some of the big sista majors like spring tracks!
As I said in the chat, seeing your music win brings you much more proudness thant your art ever could. Trust me on that! The music is at a very high level here, and that's a real challenge that we should all crave for!
Level 24 Chipist
post #81612 :: 2017.03.28 5:01am
  Slimeball, sqwerty, Galak Sea, TMM12, MiDoRi and shinichi liēkd this
It's okay, I'm fine now. Just watch me enter animated gif in the next major that has chipbattle_art ;)
Level 17 Chipist
post #81617 :: 2017.03.28 7:11am
  sethdonut, shinichi and ViLXDRYAD liēkd this
I've never placed that high in a BotB major, but I really don't care about that anymore. Like what [everyone above] said, I feel it's more about the BotB community and the friends you make/meet rather than solely aiming for first place. Also, silently over-hyping your own song to place high is something that'll for sure get you down, but I'm way past those days haha. Uh, yeah that's all I got, later all :P
Level 16 Pixelist
post #81619 :: 2017.03.28 7:22am
Wow pigdevil, I'm looking forward to see that! Wait for my entry too ;)
By the way, what country is your flag from? I can't figure out.
Level 22 Pedagogist
post #81623 :: 2017.03.28 9:17am
hey! look at me, i get last place on literally every ohb BUT have lots of fun hanging out with you in the meanwhile also; i am sure i am getting better at it
Level 28 Hostist
post #81624 :: 2017.03.28 9:22am
  sc, Galak Sea, Modus Ponens, PeachBellini, VinCMG, ViLXDRYAD, pigdevil2010, pedipanol, TMM12, NerdMcBoon and shinichi liēkd this
Galak Sea, that flag is Thailand -- if you hover your mouse on any flag you should get the alt text with the country's name eventually.

Can I cry about my cover art not winning too?
I want to be one of the cool kids!! ;-;
Level 22 Pedagogist
post #81632 :: 2017.03.28 12:22pm
expand goatse
Level 9 Chipist
post #81633 :: 2017.03.28 12:36pm
  sethdonut and OrdinateIsDead liēkd this
Level 18 Chipist
post #81643 :: 2017.03.28 1:44pm
  pedipanol, sqwerty, shinichi, VinCMG and TMM12 liēkd this

Level 21 Mixist
post #81649 :: 2017.03.28 3:43pm
  pedipanol, Modus Ponens, shinichi and Galak Sea liēkd this
it's ok to sulk a little, it's not ok to sulk a lot

(I hope this doesn't come off weird or condescending because of where I placed in this, uh)
Level 24 Chipist
post #81656 :: 2017.03.28 5:13pm :: edit 2017.03.29 4:53pm
  Galak Sea hæitd this
  ViLXDRYAD, TMM12 and shinichi liēkd this
My 2 cents, don't vote art higher than 4 if you don't expect it to win sometimes.

Because I have more skill with music than graphics, my votes for graphics cannot be as objective. I think this shows in the results somewhat.

Edit: I'm pretty sure I gave Galak Sea's pic all 6s or all 7s, all I can say about the work put in is if I used the whole entry time trying to make animation of any kind it would turn out shit.
Level 30 chipist
post #82981 :: 2017.04.23 8:35am
  VinCMG and Quirby64 liēkd this
hey guys now is time for TRACKS but do you remember CHIPS? go to bancomp for chipz!

*not link

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