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I've been working on a program for the past week which converts OpenMPT pattern data into Slocum driver pattern data. I ended up hitting an undocumented limit trying to make this track, as Slocum's driver refuses to read any new patterns past 96(I had up around 160). I suppose he expected you'd reuse a lot of patterns rather than keep making new ones.
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35957
Level 13 Chipist
post #35957 :: 2014.01.20 7:22pm
Ahhh! This would drive my Mother-board crazy! She is a musician and would probably not appreciate that TIA's limitations do not allow for perfect pitch. :-)

I on the other hand really admire your efforts here. Any one who pushes limits with drivers and sound chips is OK in my book. This is kinda artsy, and has a pretty consistent style going on. Very good for TIA. I know it's NOT an easy thing to make music for.

Keep at it. I'm sure you'll be able to find a clever tracking work around for the limit.
 
 
35958
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post #35958 :: 2014.01.20 7:26pm
this is real good :^>
 
 
35963
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post #35963 :: 2014.01.20 8:12pm :: edit 2014.01.20 8:14pm
  
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Thanks, I'm polishing up the script tonight so I can share it with everyone tomorrow.

It's not an easy thing to make music for, but it was my goal to at least create an accessible concept and hassle free interface. It's built around a special .it file and a gui where you can tweak a few settings and hit a button to convert and listen. Basically, whatever sounds you make in the tracker is exactly what you'll hear after it's converted. There is also a full range instrument in there with a collection of the more closely in tune notes between C-1 and C-6.

Most of the options within the slocum driver are simplified in the main window: http://www.mediafire.com/view/jc87y9qtfqzi9ql/tortia.png

Anyway, it's a huge bummer that the driver doesn't support more patterns. Essentially, with my converter, you'll only have 512 rows to make a song with since it's continually writing the driver patterns for you, but 512 rows is plenty of space to write a song if you aren't working at speed 1 like I was.

You don't have to worry about spending hours and hours copy/pasting byte values into a text file but, at the moment, you lose the ability to optimize your patterns.
 
 
36030
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post #36030 :: 2014.01.22 11:11am
Hey, I... I kinda need your advice on TIA.
 
 
62488
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post #62488 :: 2016.01.22 10:29pm
W0W o___0
 
 

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