Very Rare Formats

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Level 23 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
Level 28 Renderist
post #108633 :: 2019.03.04 8:11pm
  Yung Gotenks liēkd this
Level 24 Chipist
post #108634 :: 2019.03.04 8:11pm
  Yung Gotenks liēkd this
Yes. Dpit
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.
Level 19 Chipist
post #108637 :: 2019.03.04 8:23pm
  Lia and Yung Gotenks liēkd this
brb making rebound 2 2
Level 23 Mixist
post #108638 :: 2019.03.04 8:27pm
  Lia and Yung Gotenks liēkd this
My worst nightmare come true
Level 19 Chipist
post #108639 :: 2019.03.04 8:30pm
  Zillah, pandavova, tennisers and Yung Gotenks liēkd this
you accidentally rhymed, but that's nothing new
Level 24 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)
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).
Level 30 Chipist
post #108643 :: 2019.03.05 2:35am :: edit 2019.04.14 8:20am
- pcx801
- ansi
- mt32
- svg
- mod32k
- ted
- klystrack
- lgpt
- mix battle art
- tic80
Level 23 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:, cause i'll be willing to do it. I'm not always available, so weekends would be a good time.
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?
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 :)
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
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
Level 31 chipist
post #108662 :: 2019.03.05 11:15am
  Yung Gotenks and Galgox liēkd this
*chipchamp has entered chat
Level 19 Chipist
post #108676 :: 2019.03.05 3:36pm
  raphaelgoulart and Galgox liēkd this
Level 25 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.
Level 23 Chipist
post #108697 :: 2019.03.05 9:48pm :: edit 2019.03.11 4:41pm
To do:
maybe lgpt

Bytebeat 1k
Level 14 Chipist
post #108712 :: 2019.03.06 5:49am
there's no format that accomodates me except for mod32k
Level 30 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.
Level 16 Chipist
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?
Level 10 Chipist
post #108755 :: 2019.03.06 10:24am
about Very Rare Formats I think this has never been used before.
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
Level 24 Chipist
post #108770 :: 2019.03.06 11:17am
  kleeder, Galgox and zygrunt liēkd this
Anyways here goes my epic list

[ ] PC-x801
Level 16 Chipist
post #108772 :: 2019.03.06 11:27am
Thanks! <3
Level 27 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)
Level 24 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.
Level 23 Mixist
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
Level 28 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?
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.
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!
Level 16 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
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
Level 23 Mixist
post #108870 :: 2019.03.07 1:10pm
  Slimeball, DevEd and Sinc-X liēkd this
(I'm expecting a TIC-80 entry) (from everyone)
Level 27 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!
Level 23 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.
Level 19 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
Level 23 Chipist
post #108937 :: 2019.03.09 12:39pm
Is zandronum a boom-compatible engine? If so, i'll probably make a boom map.
Level 8 Mixist
post #108947 :: 2019.03.09 4:53pm
  tennisers liēkd this
Level 12 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.
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.
Level 25 Chipist
post #108961 :: 2019.03.10 11:08am
  Slimeball liēkd this
To Tildo: no
Level 25 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
Level 24 Chipist
post #109077 :: 2019.03.13 4:50pm
oh my god I love this
but yet no fsound, sad
Level 30 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 :((((
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?
Level 30 Chipist
post #109104 :: 2019.03.15 1:52pm
  raphaelgoulart and DCT Master liēkd this
nobody said it has to do something with music :thonk:
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 ;)
Level 19 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!!!!
Level 30 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:
Level 23 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
Level 30 Chipist
post #109318 :: 2019.03.25 5:18pm
yee that would be cool. some formats are still rare wtf?!
Level 19 Chipist
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
Level 25 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...
Level 27 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 :(
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
Level 28 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
Level 30 Chipist
post #109366 :: 2019.03.27 5:25pm
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Level 19 Chipist
post #109367 :: 2019.03.27 6:04pm
  kleeder liēkd this
yay now i can continue to procrastinate on rebound 2 2
Level 27 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.
Level 31 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 😅
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
Level 27 Renderist
post #109388 :: 2019.03.29 8:33am
  Jangler and kleeder liēkd this
*picture of a crying baby*
Level 23 Chipist
post #109404 :: 2019.03.30 12:28am
  Savestate and b00daw liēkd this
i'll only accept it in ANSI art format
Level 19 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.
Level 30 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
Level 23 Mixist
post #109732 :: 2019.04.14 4:10pm
motivation = lost :(
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
Level 28 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!
Level 23 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!!
Level 30 Chipist
post #110217 :: 2019.05.05 1:49pm
  argarak and Yung Gotenks liēkd this
Average Score :: 22.249
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...
Level 14 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.
Level 12 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.
Level 31 chipist
post #114962 :: 2019.10.21 4:52pm
  Baron Knoxburry, funute and kleeder liēkd this
Level 30 Chipist
post #121838 :: 2020.05.31 8:04am
  Lincent, postman_sem, amelia, Jakerson, argarak, sean and KungFuFurby liēkd this
just a small, maybe interesting fact.
the currently rarest 16 formats on botb are

mt32 57
ahx 55
bytebeat1k 55
pc-x801 54
html5 47
sapx2 45
svg 36
snibbetracker 34
lgpt 32
ted 31
klystrack 31
vcv_rack 31
tic80 30
ntrq 26
pd 19
boom 8
Level 14 Chipist
post #121937 :: 2020.06.01 4:26pm
makes my head go "boom 8"

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