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108632
Level 21 Chipist
post #108632 :: 2019.03.04 8:10pm :: edit 2019.03.04 8:10pm
  
  gotoandplay, argarak, Slimeball and Galgox liēkd this
the stream of puke making this was fun to watch
 
 
108633
Level 28 Renderist
post #108633 :: 2019.03.04 8:11pm
  
  Yung Gotenks liēkd this
second!
 
 
108634
Level 22 Chipist
post #108634 :: 2019.03.04 8:11pm
  
  Yung Gotenks liēkd this
Yes. Dpit
 
 
108635
Level 28 Renderist
post #108635 :: 2019.03.04 8:12pm
  
  Yung Gotenks liēkd this
And by that I mean I second Yung Gotenks his sentiment.
 
 
108637
Level 18 Chipist
post #108637 :: 2019.03.04 8:23pm
  
  Lia and Yung Gotenks liēkd this
brb making rebound 2 2
 
 
108638
Level 23 Mixist
post #108638 :: 2019.03.04 8:27pm
  
  Lia and Yung Gotenks liēkd this
My worst nightmare come true
 
 
108639
Level 18 Chipist
post #108639 :: 2019.03.04 8:30pm
  
  Zillah, pandavova, tennisers and Yung Gotenks liēkd this
you accidentally rhymed, but that's nothing new
 
 
108640
Level 23 Chipist
post #108640 :: 2019.03.04 9:20pm
same restriction on vcv rack as last time? (only free modules available in the VCV Rack Plugin Manager)
 
 
108642
Level 23 Chipist
post #108642 :: 2019.03.05 12:33am
  
  kfaraday liēkd this
huzzah! now we talkin.
btw I'd be in favour of going for hand-written SVGs. I mean it's A) kind of hard to enforce that rule, and of course B) it's much more practical to use a vector gfx editor. But manually writing SVG is such a unique and fun experience for which there's otherwise little reason to indulge in (not least because of B).
 
 
108643
Level 28 Chipist
post #108643 :: 2019.03.05 2:35am :: edit 2019.04.14 8:20am
done:
- pcx801
- ansi
- mt32
- svg
- mod32k
- ted
- klystrack
- lgpt
- mix battle art
- NTRQ
- tic80
 
 
108645
Level 21 Chipist
post #108645 :: 2019.03.05 3:20am
HEY YALL. If you guys need music for your TIC-80 game, feel free to contact me (Discord: Dippy#0615, Email: grimeskeith2@gmail.com), cause i'll be willing to do it. I'm not always available, so weekends would be a good time.
 
 
108655
Level 26 Chipist
post #108655 :: 2019.03.05 7:30am
  
  Sinc-X liēkd this
okay question (kinda silly but here it goes): does a tic-80 entry needs to be an actual game? can it just be a cart with a music that plays automatically when you open it? or maybe a demo kind of stuff?
 
 
108656
Level 28 Chipist
post #108656 :: 2019.03.05 7:35am
  
  YQN and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
it might end up ranking lower than an actual game for obvious reasons, but it is absolutely fine to submit a demo type thing as long as it actually Does Something :)
 
 
108657
Level 26 Chipist
post #108657 :: 2019.03.05 7:49am :: edit 2019.03.10 4:22pm
  
  kleeder liēkd this
ah ok, fair enough. yeah i'm of course not expecting a "non-game" entry to score higher than actual games, just wondering if they were valid at all

my todo list (which i'll probably forget and/or ignore afterwards but here goes):
[x] bytebeat
[ ] pc-98
[ ] mt-32
[ ] mod32k
[ ] tic-80 (possibly collab with someone who can actually program)
[ ] take a proper look at the other formats to include them in this list or not

wasnt on my list but i still did it
[x] commodore plus/4
[x] bytebeat1k
 
 
108658
Level 23 Chipist
post #108658 :: 2019.03.05 8:36am
  
  Yung Gotenks, raphaelgoulart, petet and Sinc-X liēkd this
I'd actually vote higher on a demo, if that demo is properly pushing the limits.
Also, waiting for someone to make an actual demo in svg :D
 
 
108662
Level 30 chipist
post #108662 :: 2019.03.05 11:15am
  
  Yung Gotenks and Galgox liēkd this
*chipchamp has entered chat
 
 
108676
Level 18 Chipist
post #108676 :: 2019.03.05 3:36pm
  
  raphaelgoulart and Galgox liēkd this
 
 
108677
Level 23 Chipist
post #108677 :: 2019.03.05 3:37pm :: edit 2019.04.13 10:42pm
  
  Oli, raphaelgoulart and Yung Gotenks liēkd this
[x] 32k
[ ] PC-x801
[ ] NTRQ
[ ] snibbetracker
[ ] klystrack
[ ] TED
[ ] bytebeat1k

Might attempt some other formats besides what's on this list.


Gonna save my energy for Spring Tracks VIII and for finishing the rest of the 21-Day VGM Challenge.
 
 
108697
Level 21 Chipist
post #108697 :: 2019.03.05 9:48pm :: edit 2019.03.11 4:41pm
To do:
PC-x801
mod32k
klystrack
maybe lgpt


Done:
Bytebeat
Bytebeat 1k
snibbetracker
 
 
108712
Level 13 Chipist
post #108712 :: 2019.03.06 5:49am
there's no format that accomodates me except for mod32k
 
 
108716
Level 28 Chipist
post #108716 :: 2019.03.06 6:55am
do whatever you want, but: this major is to try out the rare (and obscure) formats botb has to offer and limiting yourself to sexmodit is a bit dull imo.
 
 
108740
Level 14 Mixist
post #108740 :: 2019.03.06 8:33am
klystrack looks familiar enough and apparently does a lot of sounds, I want to try it.

Also, is there any way of making a legal pc-x801 entry with bamboo tracker?
 
 
108755
Level 10 Chipist
post #108755 :: 2019.03.06 10:24am
about Very Rare Formats I think this has never been used before.
 
 
108768
Level 24 Chipist
post #108768 :: 2019.03.06 11:15am :: edit 2019.03.07 5:17am
  
  zygrunt liēkd this
@zygrunt only if you make a track of which the VGM generated is less than 128kb (it can be compressed with vgm_cmp but not into .vgz) you can use S98player
(submit the generated .D88 file), other than that, there's no way to play bamboo tracker things on PC-x801 hardware for now, so not legal
 
 
108770
Level 24 Chipist
post #108770 :: 2019.03.06 11:17am
  
  kleeder, Galgox and zygrunt liēkd this
Anyways here goes my epic list

[ ] PC-x801
 
 
108772
Level 14 Mixist
post #108772 :: 2019.03.06 11:27am
Thanks! <3
 
 
108814
Level 26 Chipist
post #108814 :: 2019.03.06 5:28pm
I can attempt to make music for the following formats...
- 32k module (the only s3xmodit format this go round)
- bytebeat
- LittleGPTracker
- Roland MT-32 (using Harmony Assistant + Munt)
- NTRQ (using nestopia as my emulator)

These are question marks...
- NEC PC-x801 FM (DOSBox would be able to get this working in theory, but I don't know how well this will work...)
- Commodore Plus/4 (This is going to depend on how well I can get Vice working in this scenario. I have 2.4...)

I either attempted and failed to compile or have a version incompatibility with the following formats...
- klystrack
- TIC-80
- VCVRack (have not attempted to compile yet, but the official binary is a version incompatibility)
- snibbetracker (no source available)
 
 
108818
Level 23 Chipist
post #108818 :: 2019.03.06 7:27pm
I think it's a bit unfair to call brand new formats rare, but whatever works... I'm embarrassed that I didn't try using ntrq on my phone earlier.
 
 
108845
Level 22 Mixist
Lia
post #108845 :: 2019.03.07 6:08am
  
  Sinc-X and Slimeball liēkd this
I will be truly disappointed if the final amount of entries containing steak puns, David Wise pastiches, Battletoads references etc. is any less than 35
 
 
108853
Level 27 Hostist
post #108853 :: 2019.03.07 8:22am
  
  Yung Gotenks, raphaelgoulart, Lia and tennisers liēkd this
To answer a couple questions I seent:

VCV Rack uses original rules: only modules available on directly from the site are allowed

YMZ280B is not a BotB format; the article linked was created by author of the post; possible future format: .vgm?
 
 
108859
Level 23 Chipist
post #108859 :: 2019.03.07 9:58am
  
  KungFuFurby and gotoandplay liēkd this
KFF: Vice is not very accurate when it comes to TED sound. I recommend using YAPE instead, or at least double-checking your track in it.
 
 
108861
Level 27 Chipist
post #108861 :: 2019.03.07 10:49am :: edit 2019.03.12 3:57pm
ted (x)
maybe others
oo, i didnt know about yape, cheers!
 
 
108868
Level 14 Chipist
post #108868 :: 2019.03.07 12:34pm
mt-32 looks interesting, by the fact that I have a SC-88vl that happens to have a bank with the same instrument-layout. Well, looks like the resulting sound will be secret until playback on munt
 
 
108869
Level 28 Chipist
post #108869 :: 2019.03.07 12:53pm :: edit 2019.04.12 4:50am
  
  Sintel liēkd this
im going in hard get ready
(maybe)
 
 
108870
Level 22 Mixist
Lia
post #108870 :: 2019.03.07 1:10pm
  
  Slimeball, DevEd and Sinc-X liēkd this
(I'm expecting a TIC-80 entry) (from everyone)
 /                             
 
 
108875
Level 26 Chipist
post #108875 :: 2019.03.07 3:01pm
  
  gotoandplay, raphaelgoulart and tennisers liēkd this
YAPE is in! I successfully compiled the program through importing an XCode project after making a minor tweak for a couple of not included files. Thanks for the recommendation, irrlicht project!
 
 
108886
Level 21 Chipist
post #108886 :: 2019.03.08 6:09am
  
  raphaelgoulart, Galgox and tennisers liēkd this
I'm probably gonna actually write the MML for my PC98 entry instead of using s3mml or something this time around.
 
 
108915
Level 18 Chipist
post #108915 :: 2019.03.08 6:21pm :: edit 2019.03.10 8:10am
  
  petet liēkd this
OK so here's the thing: i tried making tilesets myself for my TIC-80 entry but failed miserably. If anybody's interested in helping me with the graphics for my game, drop me a line on Discord pls.

edit: reminder that this is still a thing
 
 
108937
Level 21 Chipist
post #108937 :: 2019.03.09 12:39pm
Is zandronum a boom-compatible engine? If so, i'll probably make a boom map.
 
 
108947
Level 8 Mixist
post #108947 :: 2019.03.09 4:53pm
  
  tennisers liēkd this
#rareandbased
 
 
108949
Level 10 Chipist
post #108949 :: 2019.03.09 9:24pm
  
  raphaelgoulart and Galgox liēkd this
Well, I'll making a 32KB Executable Music for the chip music (chip drum sounds without downsampled) or demo style using an Amiga ST-XX by using MOD Format as well.
 
 
108956
Level 12 Criticist
post #108956 :: 2019.03.10 5:00am
Would MT32 cover LAPC and CM32 ? Those two have extra sounds in them over MT32, but still same sound chips.
 
 
108961
Level 24 Chipist
post #108961 :: 2019.03.10 11:08am
  
  Slimeball liēkd this
To Tildo: no
 
 
109030
Level 24 Mixist
post #109030 :: 2019.03.11 2:40pm
  
  raphaelgoulart, Slimeball, Baron Knoxburry, Robyn, Jangler, Yung Gotenks and kleeder liēkd this
@Yung Gotenks: Zandronum can play Boom maps, but it's also got a lot more features than Boom itself does, so you risk accidentally bustin' the rules.

Your best bet is to download PRBoom-Plus and use that for testing; that's the gold standard.

Source: i'm an doom nurd lol
 
 
109077
Level 23 Chipist
post #109077 :: 2019.03.13 4:50pm
oh my god I love this
but yet no fsound, sad
 
 
109080
Level 28 Chipist
post #109080 :: 2019.03.13 6:13pm
  
  Slimeball, DCT Master, pandavova and Quirby64 liēkd this
i'm very sorry about that. i think, my excessive abuse of fsound in the past months might have lead to this situation.

fsound is not rare enough anymore :((((
 
 
109103
Level 5 Mixist
post #109103 :: 2019.03.15 1:47pm
What does a doom map have to do with music? :D Are you supposed to make a Mario maker type level where you sequence music by crushing enemies or something? Or do you just make a normal map and just make an original midi for it?
 
 
109104
Level 28 Chipist
post #109104 :: 2019.03.15 1:52pm
  
  raphaelgoulart and DCT Master liēkd this
nobody said it has to do something with music :thonk:
 
 
109107
Level 6 Chipist
post #109107 :: 2019.03.15 7:25pm
  
  raphaelgoulart and Slimeball liēkd this
If i were advanced enough already, i would enter a digital map made in QGIS for the SVG format - i will keep that in mind for the future nevertheless ;)
 
 
109313
Level 18 Chipist
post #109313 :: 2019.03.25 3:52pm :: edit 2019.03.25 6:25pm
  
  argarak, MiDoRi and petet liēkd this
Due to unforeseen circumstances, I may not be able to finish and submit Rebound 2 2 for this battle. My computer has suddenly decided to not boot for some reason, and I might have to order replacement parts. EDIT: Disregard, turns out my computer was just being a dong for no reason. Rebound 2 2 LIVES ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!1!!!!!1!!!1!!!!one!!!!1!!!!
 
 
109316
Level 28 Chipist
post #109316 :: 2019.03.25 5:00pm :: edit 2019.04.06 6:44pm
oh hey! :D

the sad news #2 is still relevant: i wont be able to finish my game.
(unless there's an extension happening)
small update: wont be able to finish it for this major. i'll do something small instead and wait for the next opportunity to finish and submit the big game c:
 
 
109317
Level 21 Chipist
post #109317 :: 2019.03.25 5:15pm :: edit 2019.03.25 5:18pm
  
  argarak, DevEd, Lia and kleeder liēkd this
please extend teh entry period for the battle pl0x
 
 
109318
Level 28 Chipist
post #109318 :: 2019.03.25 5:18pm
yee that would be cool. some formats are still rare wtf?!
 
 
109343
Level 18 Chipist
tfx
post #109343 :: 2019.03.26 10:11pm
plz give extender so my brain doesn't melt

also, so we can drop some cool stuff for ya
 
 
109344
Level 23 Chipist
post #109344 :: 2019.03.26 11:34pm
  
  Oli liēkd this
An extension would be nice, I wanna get some entries in so I can be prepared to see them in later battles!

Also I'll need extra time to wrap my head around bytebeat...
 
 
109352
Level 26 Chipist
post #109352 :: 2019.03.27 10:31am
I literally only just noticed that 'boom map' was even a format in this, so if I want to do something for that I'd need an extension too :(
 
 
109353
Level 23 Mixist
post #109353 :: 2019.03.27 11:47am
  
  MiDoRi, Galgox, argarak, tennisers, petet, Sinc-X, Lia and kleeder liēkd this
some of these formats are rare because they take a lot of time to set up or just in itself take a lot of time to produce (eg games). so for once i am breaking my code of honor here and requesting an extension
 
 
109365
Level 27 Hostist
post #109365 :: 2019.03.27 5:21pm
  
  MiDoRi, tfx, Sintel, b00daw, Sinc-X, DevEd, pandavova, Lia, funute, Galgox, Yung Gotenks, petet, kleeder and Baron Knoxburry liēkd this
TWO WEEKS
 
 
109366
Level 28 Chipist
post #109366 :: 2019.03.27 5:25pm
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
109367
Level 18 Chipist
post #109367 :: 2019.03.27 6:04pm
  
  kleeder liēkd this
yay now i can continue to procrastinate on rebound 2 2
 
 
109369
Level 26 Chipist
post #109369 :: 2019.03.28 4:49am :: edit 2019.03.28 4:49am
  
  Sinc-X liēkd this
Thank you! I was a little afraid that s3xmodit minia 2019-A was going to cut short my production here, as I thought I was going to run into time constraints as a result of that distraction.
 
 
109370
Level 30 chipist
post #109370 :: 2019.03.28 6:15am
  
  Galgox, tennisers, zygrunt, kleeder, DevEd and Sinc-X liēkd this
awesome! more time to not get anything done 😅
 
 
109378
Level 23 Chipist
post #109378 :: 2019.03.28 9:20pm
  
  MiDoRi hæitd this
yeah can there not be a single battle where you don't extend the deadline so much that i end up procrastinating even more when i do have time and then do nothing because i don't have the time when the new deadline hits
 
 
109388
Level 27 Renderist
post #109388 :: 2019.03.29 8:33am
  
  Jangler and kleeder liēkd this
*picture of a crying baby*
 
 
109404
Level 23 Chipist
post #109404 :: 2019.03.30 12:28am
  
  Savestate and b00daw liēkd this
i'll only accept it in ANSI art format
 
 
109428
Level 18 Chipist
post #109428 :: 2019.03.30 5:47pm
Unfortunately, due to a lack of motivation, Rebound 2 2 won't be releasing as I originally envisioned. It's still coming, just don't be surprised when it ends abruptly.
 
 
109541
Level 28 Chipist
post #109541 :: 2019.04.05 3:37pm :: edit 2019.04.11 3:04pm
  
  Lia and argarak liēkd this
quick reminder: boom still has 0 entries!! D:

edit: good! more than 0 now
 
 
109732
Level 23 Mixist
post #109732 :: 2019.04.14 4:10pm
motivation = lost :(
 
 
109987
Level 27 Chipist
post #109987 :: 2019.04.27 12:49pm :: edit 2019.04.28 6:14am
  
  Savestate and argarak liēkd this
i just 💯
it was really cool seeing people try out different tools : )

edit; and i got to try out a new one too
 
 
110017
Level 27 Hostist
post #110017 :: 2019.04.28 11:38am
  
  Savestate, argarak and Slimeball liēkd this
  
  kleeder and DevEd hæitd this
having a hectic day!
gooona results stream next sunday!
get moar vorts in!
or start on teh next battle!
 
 
110214
Level 21 Chipist
post #110214 :: 2019.05.05 1:24pm
  
  argarak and Galgox liēkd this
holy crap, i got 2 new medals to stare at on my profile, nice!!
 
 
110217
Level 28 Chipist
post #110217 :: 2019.05.05 1:49pm
  
  argarak and Yung Gotenks liēkd this
Average Score :: 22.249
 
 
110241
Level 30 Chipist
post #110241 :: 2019.05.05 8:44pm
  
  Pale Dim, Flaminglog, puke7, raphaelgoulart, argarak, gotoandplay, kleeder and tennisers liēkd this
i really like how this major worked, more than anything it would be a great thing to make into a recurring series. if people enter a format a lot one year, different ones naturally cycle in the next year...
 
 
110250
Level 13 Chipist
post #110250 :: 2019.05.06 4:25am
In my opinion it's not bad, but considering this was my first Major Battle i've done it looked weird for me since it didn't have most of the formats that are well known.
 
 
110351
Level 10 Chipist
post #110351 :: 2019.05.10 3:38pm
That's too bad! Only mix battle art that I made. The passing score is 20% then I cannot get the place of 7th rank appeared.
 
 

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