Winter Chip XIV

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Level 21 Chipist
post #106154 :: 2018.12.22 4:58pm
  Producer-san, GudPiggeh, ipi and petet hæitd this
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Level 23 Chipist
post #106155 :: 2018.12.22 4:58pm
  Producer-san, GudPiggeh, Slimeball and puke7 liēkd this
Level 25 Mixist
post #106156 :: 2018.12.22 4:58pm :: edit 2018.12.22 4:59pm
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Level 21 Chipist
post #106157 :: 2018.12.22 4:59pm :: edit 2018.12.22 4:59pm
Level 28 Chipist
post #106158 :: 2018.12.22 4:59pm :: edit 2019.02.11 3:27pm
  bigSmonkinLoser, sethdonut and MiDoRi liēkd this
[x] PC Engine
[x] MIDI
[x] Chan F
[x] SMS
[x] pixel
[x] zxbeep
[x] nsfc
[x] pcx801
[x] fsound
[x] mod8k
[x] mariopaint
[x] mariopaint #2
[x] Vic20
[x] mariopaint #3
[x] TED
[x] ANSI
[x] C64
[x] AdLib
[x] wildchip
[x] wildchip #2
[x] mod12k
[x] SNES
[x] Battle Art
[x] nsf
[x] tia
[x] Gameboy
[x] sgen
[x] ANSI #2
[x] mod24k
[x] nsf #2
[x] aym
[x] sgen#2
[x] wildchip #3
[x] TED #2
[x] Gameboy #2
Level 21 Chipist
post #106159 :: 2018.12.22 5:04pm
i call dibs on snes btw
Level 23 Chipist
post #106160 :: 2018.12.22 5:12pm :: edit 2019.02.12 9:33am
  Yung Gotenks and kleeder liēkd this
Let's see if I can beat my last record of 13 entries!
I surpassed my previous record! :D

Also here's my wishlist of formats:
Any xk module formats
Thank you, Puke!

List of music formats I have yet to conquer:
[ ] Adlib
[ ] PC-Engine
[ ] Game Boy
[x] VIC-20
[x] Sega Genesis
[ ] Plus/4 TED
[ ] C64 SID
[x] fSound
[x] 24k module

How many of the other formats can I also go for?
[x] Wildchip
[x] NSFc
[x] NSF
[x] SNES
[x] 8k module
[x] 12k module
[ ] MIDI
[x] PC-x801
[x] Channel F
[ ] AY/YM
[x] Mario Paint
[x] Sega Master System
[x] ZX Spectrum Beeper
[x] Atari TIA
Level 18 Chipist
post #106161 :: 2018.12.22 5:28pm
  Slimeball, Yung Gotenks, Galgox, MiDoRi and kleeder liēkd this
hey, please add pandatracker, thanks
Level 23 Chipist
post #106162 :: 2018.12.22 5:30pm
  raphaelgoulart, Savestate, Slimeball and kleeder liēkd this
hey, super cool and all that we got all this nice formats this year. (thank you, thanks!) yes. that's great, but please add every format, i need a wide range of diversity because i'm so indecisive. thank you for your consideration (thank you, thanks!).
Level 21 Chipist
post #106165 :: 2018.12.22 7:00pm :: edit 2019.02.11 3:28pm
  kleeder liēkd this
To-Do list:
VIC-20 [X]
ChanF [X]
fSound [X]
12K [X]
PC-x801 [X]
(maybe) ANSI Art []
8K [X]
24K [X]
Wildchip [X]
(maybe) PCE []
(maybe) NSF/NSFC [X]
Gameboy [X]
(maybe) Adlib []
Level 11 Chipist
post #106166 :: 2018.12.22 7:11pm
  Flaminglog, MiDoRi, pandavova, Yung Gotenks, Tobikomi, Galgox and kleeder liēkd this
Ooh cool! Many chances for me to make really bad music!
Level 22 Chipist
post #106168 :: 2018.12.22 7:47pm :: edit 2018.12.22 7:53pm
  Galgox liēkd this
2A03+ Exp
Adlib could add MPTM Support
Level 26 Chipist
post #106170 :: 2018.12.22 7:49pm :: edit 2018.12.22 8:19pm
  Flaminglog, kleeder, Yung Gotenks and Galgox liēkd this
How about adding that TED Format!

(What? Were you expecting me to yell out an ATARI format?)

EDIT: Oh yeah, Wildchip!
Level 27 Mixist
post #106171 :: 2018.12.22 8:55pm
  MiDoRi hæitd this
  Flaminglog liēkd this
Where is wildchip
Level 25 Mixist
post #106172 :: 2018.12.22 8:57pm
[ ] midi
[ ] nsf
[ ] vic20

these were the ingredients chosen to create the perfect little gi--
Level 24 Chipist
post #106177 :: 2018.12.23 5:18am :: edit 2019.02.10 7:38am
  MiDoRi and Sinc-X liēkd this
[ ] AdLib
[ ] Channel F
[x] Gameboy
[x] PC-E
[x] MIDI
[x] 2a03
[x] NES Classic
[ ] SNES
[ ] VIC 20
[x] Beeper
I'm being very optimistic this time around. I'd love Amiga MOD and C64 as formats too, but *shrug*

[x] SMS
[x] 24k (that's a lot of space)
[x] 12k
[x] AYM
Level 23 Chipist
post #106180 :: 2018.12.23 6:29am
  MiDoRi hæitd this
  Jimmyoshi liēkd this
Where is wildchip (2)
Level 30 chipist
post #106182 :: 2018.12.23 6:51am
  Slimeball and Sinc-X liēkd this
beardo here is my christmas list:


that's it
Level 19 Chipist
post #106185 :: 2018.12.23 8:43am
no aym :(
Level 9 Chipist
post #106186 :: 2018.12.23 9:01am
  MiDoRi, Robyn and YQN liēkd this
I would very much like to make this my debut BotB compo! Any chance of C64 being made available? I have a couple of ideas that I’d like to piece together and share... Also, Super Famicom, yes, I think I’ll be having a go at that...
Level 17 Chipist
post #106188 :: 2018.12.23 9:52am
Aaaaah, bad timing, I'll be busy af.

Hope I'll have more time when voting starts and, if I'm very, very lucky, even squeeze an NSF or NSFc entry.
Level 28 Renderist
post #106199 :: 2018.12.23 1:47pm
  MiDoRi liēkd this

Level 27 Chipist
post #106200 :: 2018.12.23 1:48pm :: edit 2019.01.05 9:32am
  Savestate liēkd this
(gb) as a warmup to get used to defle workflow again
with a view to
Level 23 Mixist
post #106224 :: 2018.12.24 8:03am :: edit 2019.02.09 7:20am
  tonreihe, Yung Gotenks, Savestate, Torowin, Galgox, MiDoRi, kleeder and Robyn liēkd this
[x] anything at all
Level 17 Chipist
post #106229 :: 2018.12.24 9:05am
  MiDoRi and Slimeball liēkd this
See you noobs on IRC! Take care (or don't, it's up to you!)
Level 23 Chipist
post #106234 :: 2018.12.24 11:27am
  Savestate, Sinc-X and Sintel liēkd this
Level 21 Pixelist
post #106256 :: 2018.12.25 4:46am
  raphaelgoulart liēkd this
To Yuki: Your Winrar seems to be broken, you need more 7-zip
Level 21 Chipist
post #106272 :: 2018.12.25 8:45pm
  pedipanol, MiDoRi and Galgox liēkd this
add pc-x801 or a tracker module format please :3
Level 23 Chipist
post #106277 :: 2018.12.26 9:57am
  Sinc-X and MiDoRi liēkd this
ohhh, I hope Santa brings me the time and mental fortitude to at least do a MIDI or SMS this time. (I know he already did his thing yesterday and didn't bring me that, but I'm hoping he'll come back through.)
Level 18 Mixist
post #106284 :: 2018.12.26 10:07pm
Level 30 Chipist
post #106285 :: 2018.12.26 11:27pm
  gotoandplay, Sinc-X, kleeder, Yung Gotenks, A-zu-ra and Galgox liēkd this
*Wakes up from deep slumber* *groggy eyes*
Someone… mentioned…. winrar chyps….. I'll get my damn wankery-coat on..... *funnels down beer and coffee right into the small intestine*

Level 23 Chipist
post #106286 :: 2018.12.27 12:35am
  Strobe liēkd this
a strobecore?
in MY winter chips?

its more likely than oyu think

btw you can use samples in SAP
Level 13 Chipist
post #106287 :: 2018.12.27 3:57am
  tennisers, Flaminglog, Tobikomi, gotoandplay, petet, Savestate, Galgox, kleeder, Strobe, Sinc-X and kfaraday liēkd this
Ho ho ho ,open up your door....after 10/11 Years of my last Competition entry here @ 3xTheme Chip ][ , i am back and hope ich got enough time to spend it to the WinterChip XIV, it would be an Honor for me :)

PS. can it be that I am here at age 50, the oldest at botb ^ ^
Level 30 Chipist
post #106289 :: 2018.12.27 5:22am
  Sly and kleeder liēkd this
Oohohohohoh, a Sly appears! Remember you from the old old BotB Days! :D
Level 13 Chipist
post #106295 :: 2018.12.27 10:42am
  Strobe liēkd this
Sure m8 , i remember too, and on your Tracks Je t´aime and Quaora System, sooo much ass kicking tracks :D
Level 29 Chipist
post #106298 :: 2018.12.27 11:04am :: edit 2018.12.27 11:05am
  gotoandplay and Yung Gotenks liēkd this
[ ] chanf
[ ] adlib

..... maybe
[ ] gb
[ ] snes
Level 13 Chipist
post #106299 :: 2018.12.27 11:15am
  MiDoRi, Galgox, Yung Gotenks, kleeder and Robyn hæitd this
oh, i just read the rules and notice, there is no Amiga. mod format, so I'm out of it
Level 10 Chipist
post #106314 :: 2018.12.27 11:51pm
what about aym?
Level 21 Pixelist
post #106318 :: 2018.12.28 1:48am
what about Adlib ;-;
Level 30 Chipist
post #106321 :: 2018.12.28 6:07am
  Slimeball, kleeder and Savestate liēkd this
Greetings my lovely little lollipops, were can a n00b find a Windows Binary for Sleizsa Trio that a this young nice boy can try out?

Thank you kindly for your inexhaustible help.
Level 29 Chipist
post #106322 :: 2018.12.28 6:52am :: edit 2018.12.28 6:53am
  Strobe and kleeder liēkd this
Sleizsa Trio Info
* BotB Thread
* GitHub Releases
Level 30 Chipist
post #106323 :: 2018.12.28 6:56am
  Galgox, MiDoRi, Savestate and kleeder liēkd this
Thank you kind deer! you are most lovely little deer!
Level 29 Chipist
post #106324 :: 2018.12.28 7:21am
  Modus Ponens and Galgox liēkd this
omg ~
Level 0 n00b
post #106332 :: 2018.12.28 9:10pm
  MiDoRi, kleeder and Sinc-X hæitd this
  epic_caterpillar and kfaraday liēkd this
Why the limited formats? I want to use my own tracker.
Level 16 Chipist
post #106346 :: 2018.12.30 6:10am
  Slimeball and Strobe liēkd this
i began writing a .it file for this then i noticed there wasn't a category for it. what can ya do
Level 30 Chipist
post #106347 :: 2018.12.30 6:31am
  kleeder liēkd this
Convert it to .* and hope it works!
Level 12 Criticist
post #106353 :: 2018.12.30 8:43am
convert it to snes
Level 16 Chipist
post #106355 :: 2018.12.30 9:13am
  Sintel liēkd this

here's my submission for the year
Level 30 Chipist
post #106361 :: 2018.12.30 10:56am
  MiDoRi, Slimeball and Galgox liēkd this
Good evening my Lovely Flomping Chiptastic Plumberjacks,
is it "legal" to crank up the refresh rate for SMS above 50-60Hz, to
say….. 200-300Hz, or would that be "cheating"?

//Worried BotBer
Level 29 Chipist
post #106362 :: 2018.12.30 11:02am
  kleeder liēkd this
i think as long as it plays on hardware it's fine
Level 30 Chipist
post #106363 :: 2018.12.30 11:21am
Well I... don't have any hardware to test on :( ….but I guess emulation kind of counts.
Level 30 chipist
post #106375 :: 2018.12.30 2:52pm
  MiDoRi, Robyn, ipi, Slimeball, Sinc-X, Strobe and kleeder liēkd this
hey strobe i've got some hardware you can test on :3
Level 27 Chipist
post #106378 :: 2018.12.30 4:11pm
  Savestate liēkd this
is this a sneventracker thing? i think tmm12 did something similar
and it appears they were able to get it working on stock hardware.

no luck on snoozetracker made stuff though, that tends to target the chip only and not the systems limitations
Level 27 Mixist
post #106413 :: 2019.01.01 1:06pm
  MiDoRi and Sinc-X hæitd this
There is still no wildchip.
Level 28 Chipist
post #106416 :: 2019.01.01 1:18pm
HMMMMM i wonder why
Level 27 Hostist
post #106434 :: 2019.01.02 2:27pm
  YQN, MiDoRi, Robyn, Yung Gotenks, Sintel, kleeder and Galgox liēkd this

mOAR 4mats 4 U nubs
Level 23 Chipist
post #106435 :: 2019.01.02 2:34pm
  kleeder liēkd this
3 xk tracker formats?! Thank you SO much <3
Level 28 Chipist
post #106436 :: 2019.01.02 2:46pm :: edit 2019.01.03 10:30am
i'm still missing my fsound, pukey :((

Level 18 Chipist
post #106438 :: 2019.01.02 3:16pm
  Robyn, MiDoRi and kleeder liēkd this
am i blind or where is pandatracker?
Level 28 Chipist
post #106439 :: 2019.01.02 3:20pm :: edit 2019.01.04 12:27pm
  Robyn hæitd this
  pandavova liēkd this
its available but your acc got a special ailment "not being able to submit to pandatracker in major battles". thats why you cant see it

edit: stop hæiting me robyn, all i said is 1000% true! >:(
Level 27 Mixist
post #106447 :: 2019.01.02 10:49pm :: edit 2019.01.02 10:51pm
  Robyn hæitd this
puke you accidentally forgot to include wildchip as one of those 4 new formats I mean yay mod24k
Level 30 Chipist
post #106449 :: 2019.01.03 4:03am
Uncle SID-N00b needz HALP. I'm having issues understanding how
filter delegation on channels work in DefleMask, for example
I have 1 instrument with filter enabled (and init enabled), it plays fine in channel 1.

I have Another instrument with filter enabled, but it wont filter
on channel 2 or 3. not even with 1401 for all channels,.

Do I have the wrong approach here? I basically want the filter envelope to work for all channels, not just the first one.

plz halp
Level 30 Chipist
post #106450 :: 2019.01.03 4:04am
For the record, the filter works for ALL channels if i use the first instrument with filter init, but that resets the envelope,
and that is what im trying to avoid.
Level 13 Chipist
post #106453 :: 2019.01.03 6:00am :: edit 2019.01.03 6:02am
  Strobe liēkd this
@Strobe if you wanna deactivate filter on a certain channel in Defle, I believe you need to mark the option "apply filter to instrument", but with no filter activated 'on the target instrument'. I'm not totally sure, since I barely use the C64 side of Deflemask. Honestly, you really should go with GoatTracker. It's not that hard to learn :P
Level 30 Chipist
post #106454 :: 2019.01.03 6:10am
I have fiddled a bit with GoatTracker Before, so that is my second option if I can't get this to work properly, it is just easier for me to use DefleMask at the moment since i'm more knowledgeable in that tracker currently ;)
Level 13 Chipist
post #106455 :: 2019.01.03 6:13am :: edit 2019.01.03 10:36am
Now that I look at it, I didn't actually pay enough attention to your issue. I guess you may have to make a copy of the target instruments you wanna add filter, but with the configurations you wanna use, because Deflemask :/
Level 30 Chipist
post #106456 :: 2019.01.03 6:17am
Actually, I tried that too…….. .=D , I still Think im doing this wrong.
Level 23 Chipist
post #106513 :: 2019.01.05 11:12am
  Slimeball and kleeder liēkd this
reviving myself just for fsound brb
Level 26 Chipist
post #106514 :: 2019.01.05 12:46pm :: edit 2019.01.05 1:06pm
  MiDoRi liēkd this
hey, if im making an adlib entry in .mptm (or even .s3m for that matter, as long as im doing it in openmpt) format, what limitations should i adhere to? (aside from the obvious ones such as no filters, no PCM samples, i mean more stuff like "how many channels should i use?" "is there a max number of instruments i can have?" etc etc)
Level 28 Chipist
post #106515 :: 2019.01.05 1:17pm
  MiDoRi and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
s3m opl already has a channel limit. but i dont know about other limitations
Level 26 Chipist
post #106516 :: 2019.01.05 1:29pm :: edit 2019.01.05 1:34pm
  MiDoRi, Galgox and kleeder liēkd this
yeah but how many channels? on openmpt apparently i can have 32 channels and notes playing on all of them at the same time, but would that work on real hardware? what are the real hardware limitations i should play attention to?

edit: nevermind, i found out its 9 upon saving the module (openmpt warned me that "This module has more than 9 OPL channels, which is not supported by Scream Tracker 3.") oops

edit 2: if i remember correctly, adlib tracker II has a channel limitation of 18 channels. so would a 18-channel mptm file be a valid entry, even though s3m only supports 9 channels, since adlib tracker II supports 18?
Level 28 Chipist
post #106517 :: 2019.01.05 1:44pm
  MiDoRi liēkd this
good questions and i'm curious, too.
Level 26 Chipist
post #106518 :: 2019.01.05 2:03pm
  MiDoRi and kleeder liēkd this
if anything just make a 18-channel opm-only s3m file, open that in adlib tracker 2, resave and submit the .a2m file
but having mptm as a valid format would be useful since we'd have access to volume/pan/pitch envelopes and other cool stuff that i know im forgetting
Level 27 Chipist
post #106519 :: 2019.01.05 2:18pm :: edit 2019.01.05 2:20pm
  Slimeball, MiDoRi and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
linked 2op instruments (to make a 4op instrument) take up 2 channels of space on adlib tracker, so keep that in mind if youre doing opl3 stuff beyond the usual realm of just extra waveforms.
really, what mptm needs is a player that can play it back on hardware that has an adlib soundcard, otherwise opl3 is more in the realms of a vst than it is support
Level 26 Chipist
post #106521 :: 2019.01.05 2:36pm
  MiDoRi liēkd this
i dont think 4-op instruments are possible on openMPT but i could be wrong
also yeah thats a good point; even though it technically runs on hardware, if there isnt a mptm player for it then it cannot be played on hardware therefore shouldn't be accepted
someone should probably create a forum thread to discuss that
Level 23 Chipist
post #106537 :: 2019.01.06 11:48am
  Slimeball liēkd this
Damn, so many tempting low end formats. Will try to do at least F and TED, hopefully zxbeep, VIC, and TIA as well. Time's been an awfully scarce resource around here lately, though.
Level 11 Chipist
post #106546 :: 2019.01.06 7:27pm
  MiDoRi, YQN, kleeder and Galgox liēkd this
Ooh TIA!

If anyone needs a crisp render from hardware, feel free to ask me!
Level 27 Hostist
post #106567 :: 2019.01.07 1:35pm
  MiDoRi, Jangler, Robyn and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
From what I understand adlib is OPL2 with 9 channels mono, and the soundblaster (and maybe adlib gold) are OPL3 with 18 channels stereo. I'm sure there's someone here that knows this off the top of their head better than I do...
Level 30 chipist
post #106570 :: 2019.01.07 5:55pm
  puke7 and Galgox liēkd this
HEY! where'd channel f go!??!?!?!
Level 10 Chipist
post #106574 :: 2019.01.07 6:34pm
  MiDoRi, raphaelgoulart, tennisers and Robyn liēkd this
Level 11 Chipist
post #106600 :: 2019.01.09 12:50pm :: edit 2019.01.09 1:42pm
  Slimeball liēkd this
wishlist of formats:

[]ay chip
Level 21 Pixelist
post #106602 :: 2019.01.09 5:09pm
  Slimeball and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
If i'm not mistaken OpenMPT will not play more than 18 OPLx voices at once, and if you exceed that, it's just going to lead to voice stealing, but yeah for the real HW it's either 18-channels of 2OP instruments, and 9 for 4OP (if i'm getting it right they can be mixed, but 4OP ones will always eat 2 out of 18 voices)

EDIT: It's apparently more complicated

Citing that site:
So let's clear some facts. First, OPL3 has only thirty-six (36) operators which can be combined in several ways:

18 FM channels (36 operators), or
15 FM channels (30 ops) and 5 percussion instruments (6 ops), giving us 20 channels altogether, or
up to 6 four-operator FM channels (max 24 ops), the rest again being divided into two-operator FM channels and drums.

From the table above you can see that not all channels can be used in four- operator (4-OP) mode -- only a part of the synthesizer is really capable of making 4-OP sounds -- the rest uses traditional two-operator (2-OP) mode.

Second, the manual states this card is capable of "stereo" music. Yes, the quotes are necessary, because the stereo capabilities are very limited. You are given ability to control output going to left or right channel by turning it on and off. That's all. So the sound can flow from very left side, center and very right side. No sound panning, no special stereo effects. :-(

Also OpenMPT supports OPL3 features except for the operator count dumbed down to 2, but it might change soon-ish
Level 27 Chipist
post #106623 :: 2019.01.11 8:28am :: edit 2019.01.11 8:29am
  Robyn, MiDoRi, puke7, Galgox, irrlicht project and kleeder liēkd this
Over 100 entries of not wildchip \o/ keep bit up
Level 23 Chipist
post #106624 :: 2019.01.11 10:53am :: edit 2019.01.11 11:00am
  kleeder, Slimeball, Chip Champion and puke7 liēkd this
A little psa since I just saw Chip Champ rant about non-working MAME:
MAME versions 0.193 - 0.204 had a bug in the F8 core which broke Sleizsa Trio. It's been fixed in 0.205 so either upgrade to that or stick with your legacy MESS builds :D

Also why is Chip Champion a chipist when everyone else is a Chipist? hmmmm guess when I grow up I wanna be a Cheapist.
Level 30 chipist
post #106626 :: 2019.01.11 12:27pm
  irrlicht project, Yung Gotenks, kleeder and Slimeball liēkd this
"Why?" is a question we have to ask a lot around here at botb :p
Level 28 Chipist
post #106627 :: 2019.01.11 2:39pm
zanzan is also a chipist!
Level 30 chipist
post #106628 :: 2019.01.11 4:28pm
  kleeder liēkd this
proof of our eternal bond
Level 28 Chipist
post #106675 :: 2019.01.14 10:55am
  Robyn liēkd this
just realized there are 25 formats right now wow. thats a plenty. guess there will be no more formats added, huh?
Level 21 Chipist
post #106683 :: 2019.01.14 6:01pm
  kleeder liēkd this
never say never.
also i kinda want wildchip. it's okay if it doesnt get added but can we have it?
Level 18 Mixist
post #106700 :: 2019.01.16 3:22pm
  YQN, Galgox, kleeder, A-zu-ra and petet liēkd this
i only compose in PXTONE godDAMMIT
Level 12 Criticist
post #106704 :: 2019.01.17 4:05am
  Jimmyoshi liēkd this
Yes I like the idea of wildchip being added.
Level 19 Chipist
post #106709 :: 2019.01.17 10:45am
  petet, Torowin, tfx, Yung Gotenks, gotoandplay, Galgox, MiDoRi and kleeder liēkd this
Level 30 Chipist
post #106724 :: 2019.01.18 5:18am
  gotoandplay and kfaraday liēkd this
Is it possible to add the GameBoy Pin-out Reverse format? it's like Gameboy, but all pin-outs on the chips are reversed.
Level 30 chipist
post #106732 :: 2019.01.18 4:27pm
  Strobe liēkd this
strobe you asshole you aren't allowed to have more entries than me DX !!!!
Level 30 Chipist
post #106741 :: 2019.01.19 5:54am
  Chip Champion liēkd this
I was merely trying to trigger your chipmusic-sensors, since I felt that you were being a bit on the low-end this year, what's up with my favorite assmonger??! ARE YOU CHICKENING OUT?
Level 30 chipist
post #106742 :: 2019.01.19 6:22am
i got caught with no juice, give me a re-do in a month :P
Level 27 Hostist
post #106760 :: 2019.01.20 8:21am
  Zillah, DCT Master and kleeder liēkd this
  Robyn hæitd this

there's only a week left?

i guess we can wildchip :x
Level 28 Chipist
post #106761 :: 2019.01.20 8:23am
Level 12 Criticist
post #106765 :: 2019.01.20 11:19am
  petet hæitd this
Level 30 Chipist
post #106766 :: 2019.01.20 11:29am
  raphaelgoulart, tennisers, Zillah and MiDoRi liēkd this
Level 11 Chipist
post #106776 :: 2019.01.20 5:47pm
  Strobe liēkd this
Damn robots.
Level 30 Chipist
post #106781 :: 2019.01.20 10:46pm
  tfx, Shitrobe, raphaelgoulart and MiDoRi liēkd this
*robotic pout**angry blip-sound*
Level 7 Chipist
post #106799 :: 2019.01.22 6:45am
welp, maybe I should try helping out more with SPC conversions like I did with that collab me and Rigid made honestly, but I really don't think that would actually be useful enough since I'm sure quite a few others here can already do SPCs just fine

and well, I can't compose (tho I am planning on practicing this year, just need to get enough money to buy a keyboard) or do anything other than SPC and FL/allgear stuff, so sadly I think I may be able to only participate once this time :V
Level 12 Criticist
post #106819 :: 2019.01.23 2:35am :: edit 2019.01.23 2:40am
I think you mean an usb/midi keyboard, of course buy what inspires you and gets you to make music. But I'll say this, the last midi controller I bought went back into the closet and I just use my laptop keyboard.

But go for the usb/midi controller if you want to play more complex chords or really want to start playing some songs. (which in turn is also a way to learn to "compose" since by playing you see how songs (melody and progressions) are structered and use it in your own stuff.)
Level 7 Chipist
post #106821 :: 2019.01.23 6:44am
yeah, that's what I meant lol

and honestly, I have tried to make a few tests to transcribe certain songs in MIDI format and using FL Studio by myself, and while I have managed to get fairly far in some of these, I have gave up countless times as well since I got way too impatient at the end and just... didn't finish what I started

I'm not sure if it's because of FL not being a very good tool to make MIDIs or not anyway, but if anything, I feel like using and learning how to use a MIDI/controller keyboard will definitely be a great learning experience for me, in quite a few ways, haha
Level 27 Hostist
post #106824 :: 2019.01.23 8:49am
  irrlicht project, Strobe and MiDoRi liēkd this
MIDI controllers send velocity information (also aftertouch if its supported) which helps with a more organic sound. But if yer just doing chiptunes in a tracker a cornputer keyboard totally works. Also, I have no experience making MIDIs with FL, but iirc all of Strobe's MIDI entries were done in FL.
Level 21 Chipist
post #106835 :: 2019.01.23 4:19pm
  MiDoRi and mk7 liēkd this
Sorry for bein' a no-show this time around.

Was grounded in October chasing multiple motorcycle repairs, so I haven't had real inspiration for a while.
Level 30 Chipist
post #106839 :: 2019.01.24 12:05am
  zygrunt, kleeder and Galgox liēkd this
Yes, FL Studio is Always used for my MIDI Entries.

Will there be an extension for WinrarChyps?!! pl0x.
Level 28 Chipist
post #106843 :: 2019.01.24 1:13am
  MiDoRi, DCT Master, zygrunt and Strobe liēkd this
since we're already talking about it...
i will just copypaste my discord-message in here:

dear puke789,

this winter chip is great. it has a lot of formats and already a lot of great entries.
but there is a big problem.
the big problem is, that i still need to submit to 9 more formats before i finish this battle 100%.
i doubt that it's possible for me to do this in 3 days, even if i have 3 more things almost done.
That's why an extension would be great!

Yours truly
Level 23 Chipist
post #106844 :: 2019.01.24 2:31am
  MiDoRi, tennisers, gotoandplay, zygrunt, raphaelgoulart, Strobe and kleeder liēkd this
Re: chiptoon, trackers, MIDI: One of the goals of the big project that I've been working on for the past year is to make it possible to use the full power of MIDI in a tracker-like environment. Think "Chiptune Audio Workstation". So, like a DAW, but then specifically for chiptunes, and of course very tracker-y. However, the whole thing is a massive undertaking, so I will need the help of all of you at some point. As in, I can't afford anymore to work on this stuff full-time without any source of income. So I'm thinking of launching a Kickstarter/Indiegogo campaign to help fund further development a bit. Would people here be willing to, eh, chip in for that? Click liek if you do.
Level 13 Mixist
post #106847 :: 2019.01.24 6:43am
An extension would be nice.
Level 26 Chipist
post #106849 :: 2019.01.24 8:26am
same here, would appreciate an extension.
Level 13 chipist
post #106852 :: 2019.01.24 9:57am
How much of an extension are you hoping for?
Level 27 Hostist
post #106853 :: 2019.01.24 10:59am
  zygrunt, tennisers, Sintel, YQN and GoldenDenis liēkd this
what are extansive?
Level 24 Chipist
post #106855 :: 2019.01.24 11:08am :: edit 2019.01.24 11:10am
  zygrunt and kleeder liēkd this
a good seasonal battle turnout is generally about 200 to 300 entries, right? if we assume that entry counts are proportional to time, and the battle's already been going on for about a month with 167 entries, we'd require an extension of 1 to 4 additional weeks to achieve those numbers.
Level 13 chipist
post #106859 :: 2019.01.24 11:35am :: edit 2019.01.24 11:36am
  Robyn, Sintel, raphaelgoulart, MiDoRi and Xyz liēkd this
puke7, I'll make a song for Winter Chip XIV and post it tomorrow, but ONLY if you want me to. I mean, I'll make a song and post it, but ONLY if you tell me that you want me to do it.
Level 27 Hostist
post #106864 :: 2019.01.24 1:52pm
  Xaser, irrlicht project, Robyn, Galgox, Sintel, MiDoRi, tennisers, VinsCool and petet liēkd this
Level 21 Pixelist
post #106893 :: 2019.01.25 6:41am :: edit 2019.01.25 6:42am
  GoldenDenis, tennisers, Slimeball, raphaelgoulart and kleeder liēkd this
Hi, Puuke7 here, i WANT you to compose a Winter Chip song, now go and make the damn song.

Level 28 Chipist
post #106896 :: 2019.01.25 8:26am
  Slimeball liēkd this
pls do fsound, we need more fsound entries
Level 27 Chipist
post #106897 :: 2019.01.25 8:54am :: edit 2019.01.25 9:13am
  mk7, petet and kleeder liēkd this
In a heel turn event complete with booing and raised eyebrows I would like an extension
edit; please
Level 26 Chipist
post #106899 :: 2019.01.25 10:44am
  mk7 and DaJoshy liēkd this
yes extension plz
Level 17 Chipist
post #106900 :: 2019.01.25 11:53am
I'd like an extension as well, if you don't mind!
Level 23 Chipist
post #106901 :: 2019.01.25 11:58am :: edit 2019.01.25 12:04pm
  mk7, DaJoshy, kleeder and zygrunt liēkd this
Extension pleeease, at least a few more days!

Let's try for 200 entries, y'all!
Level 23 Chipist
post #106933 :: 2019.01.26 10:20am
  Razerek liēkd this
wait there's wildchip now

dang it i was gonna submit this to famicompo but NOW I AM CONFLICTED
Level 21 Pixelist
post #106960 :: 2019.01.27 7:22am
  mk7 and YQN liēkd this
Uhm, helo Pjuk, is there going to be extendong? Asking for a friend uwu
Level 28 Chipist
post #106961 :: 2019.01.27 7:56am
  Slimeball liēkd this
do the extension but remove all formats except fsound until we reach at least 30 entries
Level 18 Chipist
post #106968 :: 2019.01.27 9:14am
We got over 200 entries! Woot!
Level 13 Chipist
post #106971 :: 2019.01.27 10:05am
  mk7 liēkd this
Extendamundo ?
Level 29 Mixist
post #106972 :: 2019.01.27 10:16am
  Galgox, tfx, Slimeball and kleeder liēkd this
I can't believe there hasn't been an extension! ^__^;
Level 19 Chipist
post #106974 :: 2019.01.27 10:34am
  mk7 and tfx liēkd this
Upload rush as if no enxtension enxtension
Level 27 Hostist
post #106980 :: 2019.01.27 11:38am
  YQN and GoldenDenis liēkd this
what's going on, folks?
Level 28 Chipist
post #106981 :: 2019.01.27 11:39am
  gotoandplay, YQN, Slimeball, mk7 and Sintel liēkd this
nothing. just chilling
Level 21 Chipist
post #106982 :: 2019.01.27 11:40am
  Galgox, Robyn, Savestate, Flaminglog, tennisers, Yung Gotenks, Slimeball and Razerek liēkd this
  DaJoshy hæitd this
Please don't extend it. Thanks.
Level 24 Chipist
post #106986 :: 2019.01.27 12:02pm
  DaJoshy, gotoandplay and Galgox liēkd this
...puke7 you cheeky bastard
Level 13 Chipist
post #106987 :: 2019.01.27 12:04pm
  gotoandplay and mk7 liēkd this
puke7 you tease :D
Level 28 Chipist
post #106988 :: 2019.01.27 12:04pm
  Xaser, YQN and tennisers liēkd this
thanks. i will now beat this motherfucking battle 100%
Level 23 Chipist
post #106989 :: 2019.01.27 12:04pm
LOL owned
Level 23 Chipist
post #106991 :: 2019.01.27 12:07pm
  Galgox, tfx, Robyn and mk7 liēkd this
  DaJoshy hæitd this
awww yis 2 more weeks for procrastinating!
Level 23 Chipist
post #106993 :: 2019.01.27 12:10pm
  DaJoshy and mk7 liēkd this
It's even better that Puke let the battle enter voting period and THEN reopened and gave us a two-week extension.

Level 19 Chipist
post #106996 :: 2019.01.27 12:18pm
  tfx liēkd this
Ok I'll use this extension to resubmit my aym :D
Level 24 Chipist
post #107005 :: 2019.01.27 1:49pm
  mk7 and Galgox liēkd this
Thanks for the extension!! Now to finish PCx801ing....
Level 29 Chipist
post #107007 :: 2019.01.27 2:26pm
while i generally vote "no" on extensions, i will use it to finish a song or two
Level 28 Chipist
post #107009 :: 2019.01.27 4:09pm
  tennisers liēkd this
no excuse now lets hit 400
Level 12 Criticist
post #107011 :: 2019.01.27 4:25pm
I am pleasantly surprised, I now have time to actually work on something ~
Level 27 Chipist
post #107012 :: 2019.01.27 5:05pm
  YQN liēkd this
well, I guess I have to enter something now ;P
Level 24 Chipist
post #107015 :: 2019.01.27 7:26pm :: edit 2019.01.27 7:32pm
  Strobe liēkd this
@Strobe jsyk, SID-Wizard allows you to overclock up to 400Hz on PAL and 480Hz on NTSC.
Also, it can export to .sid without quickly running out of memory like in Deflemask. GoatTracker also allow you up to 800Hz but I don't know if it will run out of CPU time on hardware playback.
Level 29 Mixist
post #107026 :: 2019.01.28 8:25am
is it the SID chip or the CPU running at that rate?
how would you do this with actual hardware without melting a chip?
Level 23 Chipist
post #107049 :: 2019.01.28 3:53pm :: edit 2019.01.28 3:56pm
  tfx and kleeder liēkd this
Just had a quick listening session. Looks like quite a few ppl are taking some chances with unusual/unconventional styles this time. Me likey.

bnox, it's the rate at which the SID is updated. Normally updates are done once per frame (so, 50/60 Hz depending on PAL/NTSC). But there's nothing stopping you from updating more often, other than if you're trying to pull off some fancyshmancy demo eff eggs that eat all your rastertime. Eg. Pollytracker updates at up to 9 KHz and that's totally fine.
Level 9 Chipist
post #107207 :: 2019.02.06 10:11am
  argarak, kleeder and Galgox liēkd this
Hmm, I can't seem to upload an MP3 for my 12k MOD entry. Anyone know what's going on there? Maybe I just need to try again later?
Level 28 Chipist
post #107208 :: 2019.02.06 11:09am
  Mibri liēkd this
yes just wait a few hours or days
Level 21 Chipist
post #107212 :: 2019.02.06 3:08pm
so apparently people arent able to render new entries or something.
what up with that?
Level 26 Chipist
post #107215 :: 2019.02.06 5:50pm
8-bit limit reached (and soon to be broken).
Level 28 Chipist
post #107234 :: 2019.02.07 7:39am
hey puke something is wrong, i cant find a submit-button on the submit-page :(
all i see are resubmit-buttons?
Level 28 Chipist
post #107235 :: 2019.02.07 7:39am
  Xaser, YQN, argarak, pandavova, TrippleP, Galgox, raphaelgoulart, Mibri and puke7 liēkd this
ohh wait, i've already submitted something to every format? ... damn
Level 21 Chipist
post #107239 :: 2019.02.07 2:15pm :: edit 2019.02.07 2:35pm
btw KFF, what is this 8 bit limit you speak of and why is it there?
Level 13 Chipist
post #107241 :: 2019.02.07 3:51pm :: edit 2019.02.07 3:51pm
  kleeder and KungFuFurby liēkd this
@Dippy 11111111 (255)
Binary, pal. ;)
Level 27 Hostist
post #107243 :: 2019.02.07 5:06pm
@Mibri - I have no idea why you can't upload your own render right now.

@Yung Gotenks - "people arent able to render new entries"

Is this true for everyone? (only admins can replace renders)
Level 23 Chipist
post #107244 :: 2019.02.07 5:13pm
  mk7 liēkd this
At the moment, I can't upload mp3 renders for my entries. It tries to load and eventually refreshes the page, and my render doesn't go through.
Level 11 Chipist
post #107245 :: 2019.02.07 5:34pm
  mk7 liēkd this
Same here, cannot upload a render. It does exactly what Galgox said.
Level 28 Chipist
post #107246 :: 2019.02.07 5:53pm
everything that is normally posted by botb-irc-bot (logging in, logging out, uploading renders, hosting ohbs, updating profile bio) is not possible atm
Level 23 Mixist
post #107263 :: 2019.02.09 1:09am
  mk7, Yung Gotenks, argarak and kleeder liēkd this
  Robyn hæitd this
I find the lack of mp3's disturbing
Level 26 Chipist
post #107299 :: 2019.02.10 7:31am
  GoldenDenis, Zillah, mk7 and kleeder liēkd this
I'm requesting an extension for those that were unable to log in due to BOTB IRC's bot malfunctioning.
Level 21 Chipist
post #107310 :: 2019.02.10 11:45am
  argarak, KungFuFurby and mk7 liēkd this
the bot works on irc again, which means rendering works again
render yer entries now
Level 23 Chipist
post #107312 :: 2019.02.10 11:59am
  Yung Gotenks, gotoandplay, argarak, Ataritufty and mk7 liēkd this
Never mind rendering... YAAAY I CAN LOG IN AGAIN!
Level 18 Chipist
post #107316 :: 2019.02.10 12:35pm
  argarak liēkd this
Woot! We're back in action!
Level 13 Chipist
post #107319 :: 2019.02.10 1:17pm
  gotoandplay liēkd this
Wahay, we're back in the room :)
Level 21 Chipist
post #107382 :: 2019.02.11 3:19pm
  Sintel liēkd this
Level 23 Mixist
post #107388 :: 2019.02.11 9:05pm
The big Three Double Zero
Level 28 Chipist
post #107422 :: 2019.02.12 12:00pm
  Pale Dim liēkd this
how about everyone give kleeder a big round of applause for completing chip's challenge! kleeder, you've just won yourself 1,000 boons! reward pot has depreciated and i'll be posting an intimate review of each of your entries! enjoy your stay in The Hall of Completionists once scores have posted! of course, since collaborations were involved with your entries, i'm afraid your place in the record books will come with a big fat asterisk
Level 9 Chipist
post #107625 :: 2019.02.15 5:50am
  argarak, bigSmonkinLoser, kleeder and kgb525 liēkd this
Just want to say that I'm really enjoying listening through the entries and voting; I was a bit of a lurker on BotB before registering so I knew there were a lot of talented composers on here, but yikes...! No wonder my 'aura' is now covered in hearts.
Level 11 Criticist
post #107633 :: 2019.02.15 9:58am
man, this might take a while to get through. i'll try doing it category by category
Level 28 Chipist
post #107639 :: 2019.02.15 11:04am
i think you mean *format by format
Level 21 Chipist
post #107648 :: 2019.02.15 3:25pm :: edit 2019.02.15 3:25pm
there's no way i'll be able to vote on all of these tracks by myself. unless there's a synclisten, i wont be able to vote on all of 'em.
Level 28 Chipist
post #107650 :: 2019.02.15 3:48pm
  Yung Gotenks liēkd this
good because robyn will do a synclisten stream tomorrow
Level 24 Chipist
post #107680 :: 2019.02.16 1:06am
  gotoandplay, kgb525, argarak, Strobe, Galgox and kleeder liēkd this
Planning on streaming today at 8pm UK time! (9pm for most of Europe)
Level 30 Chipist
post #107685 :: 2019.02.16 2:17am
  argarak and kleeder liēkd this
I might chime in!!!
Level 18 Chipist
post #107699 :: 2019.02.16 9:08am
  YQN, argarak and kleeder liēkd this
Looking forward to hearing everything from all you fine folks!
Level 11 Criticist
post #107700 :: 2019.02.16 9:41am
damn, i'm going out, will have to pass
Level 23 Chipist
post #107704 :: 2019.02.16 11:08am
  sethdonut and kleeder liēkd this
...100.000% Done!

I'll make sure to tune into the synclisten stream! :)
Level 30 Chipist
post #107705 :: 2019.02.16 11:12am
Is there a link to le streamz? =O
Level 28 Chipist
post #107706 :: 2019.02.16 11:21am :: edit 2019.02.16 12:01pm
i'm sure there will be soon. wait until its 9 :D

stream will be up here in a few minutes:
Level 24 Chipist
post #107730 :: 2019.02.16 3:31pm
  gotoandplay and kleeder liēkd this
part 2 will commence same time Sunday unless something happens otherwise (8pm)
Level 27 Hostist
post #107808 :: 2019.02.17 11:18am
  sethdonut liēkd this
do we need another week added for votes?
Level 28 Chipist
post #107811 :: 2019.02.17 12:50pm
i'm already done. soooo. depends on how fast the synclisten stream is going on, i guess
Level 23 Chipist
post #107823 :: 2019.02.17 1:31pm
  puke7 and kleeder liēkd this
I'd say to extend by a week if all the entries can't at least get around 30 votes each. But I'm hoping we can get 40 votes on all entries like last Winter Chip!
Level 11 Criticist
post #107960 :: 2019.02.20 2:52pm
i'm 50% through, have some doubts i'll be able to finish in time
Level 19 Chipist
post #107983 :: 2019.02.21 10:29am
damn i wake up early monday i don't know if i should ask for another shift, i guess there will be an extension :/
Level 12 Criticist
post #107987 :: 2019.02.21 11:39am
i might probably go above 50% done estimate. i wouldn't like to be a criticist much but whatever.
Level 18 Mixist
post #108016 :: 2019.02.21 4:33pm
  Robyn, gotoandplay, puke7, Sinc-X, Galgox, Zillah, petet, YQN, Sintel and Chip Champion liēkd this
extend time i'm getting married on Monday
Level 28 Chipist
post #108017 :: 2019.02.21 4:45pm
  Sinc-X, Zillah, YQN and Galgox liēkd this
voting extension would be good, yes.
Level 19 Chipist
post #108043 :: 2019.02.22 11:27am :: edit 2019.02.22 11:32am
  Sinc-X, kleeder and Zillah liēkd this
With an extra week I'd reach 100% for sure. I have still 104 tracks to review :/ edit: and I work on saturdays and sundays!
Level 27 Hostist
post #108050 :: 2019.02.22 1:27pm
  sethdonut, DCT Master, VirtualMan, bigSmonkinLoser, Yung Gotenks, Robyn, kleeder, Sintel, Sinc-X, YQN and Galgox liēkd this
1 moar week 4 vortings
Level 19 Chipist
post #108051 :: 2019.02.22 1:33pm :: edit 2019.02.22 1:34pm
  DCT Master, Yung Gotenks, argarak, kleeder, puke7 and Sinc-X liēkd this
"1 moar week 4 vortings"!!! ^^
Level 24 Chipist
post #108080 :: 2019.02.23 7:07am
  YQN, Galgox, gotoandplay and kleeder liēkd this
part 3 synclisten 8pm UK time today and tomorrow as usual
Level 23 Chipist
post #108105 :: 2019.02.23 2:29pm :: edit 2019.02.23 4:18pm
  kleeder liēkd this
part 4 synclisten at 7:15 PM EST today (actually it's whenever the ohb is over)
Level 24 Chipist
post #108178 :: 2019.02.25 4:15am :: edit 2019.02.26 11:43am
  YQN, kgb525, tennisers and kleeder liēkd this
Another part every day at same time til done~ let's finish voting this week!
Level 24 Chipist
post #108234 :: 2019.02.26 2:41pm
  Quiet, YQN, kfaraday, Galgox, Slimeball and kleeder liēkd this
sync ended! you can rewatch all of them if you want, they are saved ^^
Level 28 Renderist
post #108235 :: 2019.02.26 3:28pm
Level 19 Chipist
post #108384 :: 2019.03.01 2:10pm
  kleeder liēkd this
100% :)
Level 12 Criticist
post #108406 :: 2019.03.02 6:39am
  YQN liēkd this
Level 28 Chipist
post #108625 :: 2019.03.04 5:34pm
Average Score :: 22.257
Level 29 Chipist
post #108701 :: 2019.03.05 11:55pm
  ipi, Chip Champion, Robyn, argarak, kleeder and Galgox liēkd this
Missed the whole WC XIV (mainly due to life and work related hassle), maybe next time! :P

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