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149491
Level 31 Chipist
kleeder
 
 
 
post #149491 :: 2021.11.29 7:42pm
  
  cabbage drop, Ethlial, nitrofurano, Corell, Torodicus, argarak, now_its_dark, kfaraday and mirageofher liēkd this
Get ready
everyone !!
 
 
149492
Level 25 XHBist
mirageofher
 
 
 
post #149492 :: 2021.11.29 7:45pm
  
  cabbage drop, nitrofurano, argarak, kfaraday and kleeder liēkd this
HYPEEEEEE
 
 
149493
Level 26 Mixist
damifortune
 
 
 
post #149493 :: 2021.11.29 8:52pm
  
  cabbage drop, nitrofurano, argarak, now_its_dark and kleeder liēkd this
YESSS
 
 
149495
Level 27 Chipist
funute
 
 
 
post #149495 :: 2021.11.29 10:15pm
  
  cabbage drop, mirageofher, nitrofurano, argarak, now_its_dark and kleeder liēkd this
Yo let's goooo!!

(I'll probably end up doing like 1/4 of the days again like last year, we'll see~)
 
 
149499
Level 26 Mixist
argarak
 
 
 
post #149499 :: 2021.11.30 5:37am
  
  cabbage drop, mirageofher, nitrofurano, damifortune and kleeder liēkd this
\o/ let's go \o/
thanks puke+kleeder for making me look forward to december for a change heh
 
 
149502
Level 29 Mixist
tennisers
 
 
 
post #149502 :: 2021.11.30 7:18am
  
  cabbage drop, mirageofher, nitrofurano, doctorn0gloff, damifortune and kleeder liēkd this
here come dat boi
 
 
149503
Level 31 Chipist
kleeder
 
 
 
post #149503 :: 2021.11.30 7:35am
  
  cabbage drop, mirageofher, nitrofurano, doctorn0gloff, damifortune and tennisers liēkd this
O SHIT WADDUP!!!
 
 
149506
Level 13 Chipist
SquareWave
 
 
post #149506 :: 2021.11.30 8:37am
  
  cabbage drop, mirageofher, nitrofurano, damifortune and kleeder liēkd this
MERRY MADAFAKIN CRIMBSMAS
 
 
149510
Level 12 Chipist
3-UP
 
 
post #149510 :: 2021.11.30 9:23am
  
  cabbage drop, mirageofher, nitrofurano and kleeder liēkd this
ohboyohboyohboyohboy

I'm excited to finally try out all these formats for the first time!
 
 
149515
Level 14 Chipist
Yuzu
 
 
post #149515 :: 2021.11.30 5:39pm :: edit 2021.11.30 5:40pm
  
  cabbage drop, mirageofher, nitrofurano, damifortune and kleeder liēkd this
That's OK Folks ! ! °O(^ O ^)O°
Gotta try it em all
 
 
149529
Level 31 Chipist
kleeder
 
 
 
post #149529 :: 2021.12.01 2:43am
  
  cabbage drop, mirageofher, Ethlial and nitrofurano liēkd this
If there are any questions regarding the current bitpack or the battle concept itself, feel free to ask here or on IRC/Discord. I'll try to answer it all!
Happy December everyone :D///
all n00bz!
 
 
149562
Level 24 Chipist
nitrofurano
 
 
 
post #149562 :: 2021.12.02 12:27am
  
  kleeder liēkd this
i was expecting mix battle art for today...
 
 
149566
Level 26 Chipist
BubblegumOctopus
 
 
 
post #149566 :: 2021.12.02 10:32am
  
  mirageofher, doctorn0gloff, YQN, cabbage drop and nitrofurano liēkd this
If you want a hardware render of your MT32 entry, like this post or message me and then wait a little while B)

Also I swear there is Musescore battles quite literally only on days that I need to be writing things out with Musescore that have nothing to do with botb
 
 
149585
Level 29 Chipist
TristEndo
 
 
 
post #149585 :: 2021.12.02 8:59pm :: edit 2021.12.03 1:36am
  
  mirageofher, nitrofurano, cabbage drop, null1024, doctorn0gloff, Tilde, Doxic, Corell, YQN, argarak, kfaraday, BubblegumOctopus, kleeder and damifortune liēkd this
Advent Calendar 2021 Day 3

SNES/Super Famicom









 
 
149599
Level 23 Chipist
YQN
 
 
 
post #149599 :: 2021.12.03 6:09am :: edit 2021.12.03 6:11am
  
  mirageofher, nitrofurano, TristEndo, kfaraday, damifortune and kleeder liēkd this
feature request: ability pin tristendo's message to the top of the page
 
 
149600
Level 31 Chipist
kleeder
 
 
 
post #149600 :: 2021.12.03 6:10am
  
  mirageofher, nitrofurano, TristEndo and YQN liēkd this
im thinking about stealing this thing for the battle description next year >:))
 
 
149605
Level 27 Chipist
KungFuFurby
 
 
 
post #149605 :: 2021.12.03 10:45am
  
  mirageofher, Tilde and kleeder liēkd this
Unfortunately for SPC, I'm calling in sick. I'll still be grabbing those songs and analyzing those sound driver builds, though.

The bitpack .txt file actually gives me a flashback to 2007-2008... because I already feel like I've done this before. Unfortunately, that song was technically publicly released, albeit never as a .spc file because it pre-dated good sample size practices (and tracking the featureset of a sound driver, because it pre-dates SNESMod itself, though not XMSNES).
 
 
149621
Level 31 Chipist
kleeder
 
 
 
post #149621 :: 2021.12.03 11:38pm :: edit 2021.12.04 4:22am
  
  YQN hæitd this
  
  mirageofher, nitrofurano, doctorn0gloff, cabbage drop, Corell and funute liēkd this
i will hardware render all spc's today!

update: my snes seems to be broken. cant render any of the spcs :/
 
 
149640
Level 29 Chipist
TristEndo
 
 
 
post #149640 :: 2021.12.04 1:09pm :: edit 2021.12.05 12:10am
  
  cabbage drop, nitrofurano, kleeder, mirageofher, now_its_dark and YQN liēkd this
Advent Calendar 2021 Day 5

mix battle art









 
 
149673
Level 23 Chipist
YQN
 
 
 
post #149673 :: 2021.12.05 5:33am
  
  nitrofurano and damifortune liēkd this
jpeg really not allowed?
 
 
149676
Level 31 Chipist
kleeder
 
 
 
post #149676 :: 2021.12.05 7:09am
just convert your jpg to png lol
 
 
149679
Level 23 Chipist
YQN
 
 
 
post #149679 :: 2021.12.05 9:59am :: edit 2021.12.05 10:03am
  
  nitrofurano and kleeder liēkd this
jpeg is more suitable for photos though rofl

also, i can think of converting from one format to another without anyone's input, i guess the answer you meant was "no" or something?
 
 
149690
Level 8 Mixist
fuck vcv
 
 
post #149690 :: 2021.12.05 12:50pm
  
  cabbage drop, nitrofurano and kleeder liēkd this
75 entries and day 5 is not done yet!
 
 
149691
Level 31 Chipist
kleeder
 
 
 
post #149691 :: 2021.12.05 1:03pm
  
  YQN and nitrofurano liēkd this
my answer was "no", correct :D

and ya, output is incredibly high again this year, its so awesome!
 
 
149697
Level 23 Chipist
YQN
 
 
 
post #149697 :: 2021.12.05 4:05pm
  
  nitrofurano, tennisers, damifortune, kleeder, argarak, doctorn0gloff, mirageofher and funute liēkd this
i just thought that there might be some non-formal common practice i didn't know of regarding file formats :) it did happen sometimes i think?

anyway, congrats on the success of the AC battle btw, it really was a good idea and it's cool to see it becoming an important event of botb, it might become a classic like WC & SC!

i like that:
- it has a different system
- it has many formats
- it's fun not to know the formats in advance
- each battle is short but still available to all time zones
- it's worth submitting even if you don't have much time because nobody has anyway
- suits completionists and occasional fighters alike

surely there are more reasons for its success but i thought of these :)
 
 
149706
Level 26 Mixist
damifortune
 
 
 
post #149706 :: 2021.12.05 11:08pm
  
  nitrofurano, tennisers and kleeder liēkd this
favorite BotB event of the year
 
 
149707
Level 31 Chipist
kleeder
 
 
 
post #149707 :: 2021.12.05 11:10pm
  
  nitrofurano liēkd this
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa <333
 
 
149837
Level 24 Chipist
nitrofurano
 
 
 
post #149837 :: 2021.12.10 1:51am :: edit 2021.12.10 1:15pm
  
  argarak liēkd this
yes, changed the bitpack idea a lot, supposed to be svg... xD (mame uses svg files for emulating the classic ones... this was why i chose svg format for this... ;) ) - but thats okay, there are some game&watch-like games from the homebrew retroscene (for zx-spectrum, msx, etc. - zx-parachute, popeye, mr. chef & the sausages, etc.) that might be useful as reference
 
 
149838
Level 26 Mixist
argarak
 
 
 
post #149838 :: 2021.12.10 2:52am
  
  nitrofurano liēkd this
hah that makes sense. i was actually thinking how game&watch games resemble vector graphics more so than raster when i saw the bitpack
 
 
149928
Level 23 Chipist
YQN
 
 
 
post #149928 :: 2021.12.12 7:55am
  
  nitrofurano, argarak, TristEndo and kleeder liēkd this
I hereby demand this post to be updated.
 
 
149966
Level 26 Mixist
damifortune
 
 
 
post #149966 :: 2021.12.13 8:49am
  
  argarak, nitrofurano and kleeder liēkd this
something to note for the MSGS MIDI entries - although BGO's Six Sounds series (which the bitpack is modeled after) requires participants to use all six of the sounds, the bitpack for Advent Calendar didn't explicitly say anything about that

some entries did not use all six sounds, so even though they'd be "illegal" if this were the regular series, they shouldn't be judged as such for Advent Calendar since it wasn't mentioned in the bitpack

(this was confirmed by kleeder btw, she didn't know the rule about "use all six sounds" before now)
 
 
149975
Level 29 Chipist
TristEndo
 
 
 
post #149975 :: 2021.12.13 11:20am :: edit 2021.12.15 1:34am
  
  nitrofurano, YQN, doctorn0gloff, argarak, damifortune, cabbage drop and kleeder liēkd this
Advent Calendar 2021 Day 15

channelF










 
 
150017
Level 31 Chipist
kleeder
 
 
 
post #150017 :: 2021.12.15 12:00am
  
  nitrofurano and arthurcrd liēkd this
if you have trouble with converting or rendering your channelf entry, hit me up on discord and i can help you. kleeder#0056
i can also hardware render(PAL) your entry if you want to (wld be the speaker recorded with a microphone, check one of my past chF entries for reference on how it wld sound)
 
 
150023
Level 29 Mixist
tennisers
 
 
 
post #150023 :: 2021.12.15 5:53am
  
  cabbage drop, nitrofurano, kleeder and damifortune liēkd this
F
 
 
150047
Level 26 Mixist
damifortune
 
 
 
post #150047 :: 2021.12.15 9:45pm
  
  nitrofurano and kleeder liēkd this
i feel like i've had pretty good luck with format guesses so far but i didn't write them down, so i'm writing my remaining guesses down here (probably this means none of these will be formats now, right)

sgen
remix
gameboy
ascii
jummbox
sapx2
klystrack
html
fakebit
 
 
150048
Level 31 Chipist
kleeder
 
 
 
post #150048 :: 2021.12.15 10:37pm
html is correct
 
 
150057
Level 29 Mixist
tennisers
 
 
 
post #150057 :: 2021.12.16 3:39am
  
  kleeder and argarak liēkd this
in case there are people who want to use vcv 1.x for their patch instead of vcv 2, vcv 1.1.6 is still available here: https://vcvrack.com/downloads/
 
 
150058
Level 26 Mixist
argarak
 
 
 
post #150058 :: 2021.12.16 3:39am
  
  fuck vcv hæitd this
  
  mirageofher, damifortune, nitrofurano and kleeder liēkd this
it's vcv day \o/
to start off i'd recommend making an account here https://vcvrack.com/login (you can use a throw away email if you don't care) and also log into vcv rack itself. next head over to https://library.vcvrack.com/ and add some modules, make sure to only use free modules in your patch. after you have added modules from the library, in vcv rack go to the library tab and select 'update all'. it will prompt you to restart the program and now you should have extra modules to use!
modules i recommend::: (module brand in <>)

- <mindmeld> mixmaster / mixmasterjr: the best mixer in vcv rack with 16/8 stereo channels depending on the version, volume and panning controls, solo/mute - everything you would want from a mixer.

- <impromptu> clocked: for many patches you're probably going to need a clock to drive things like sequencers. this module gives you 3 clock outputs which you can multiply or divide based on your needs. they can also be chained if you need more outputs.

- <vcv> recorder: connect this module to your patch main output (i.e. the output of your mixer) to be able to render your patches. you may want to tweak some stuff in the meantime, if you like.

- <squinky labs> seq++: for the people who like midi more than vcv rack. with this module you can sequence something with midi and import it (right click on the module and select import midi). then you can put it through some polyphonic synth voice.

- <alright devices> chronoblob2: my favourite delay/echo module. put in a clock into the sync input to sync with whatever clock you want (probably a multiple of your bpm, but feel free to experiment)

- <valley> plateau: really nice reverb, if you want to add some ambience/space/whatever

- <grayscale> supercell: expanded (heh) version of the mutable (audible) instruments clouds. mostly for granular effects but there are multiple modes of operation if you right click.

- <audible instruments> macro oscillator 2: one of the most versatile modules, with a ton of different oscillator types if you right click. has a built in decay envelope if you use the trig input. also polyphonic.

- <grande> quantmt: microtonal quantiser, if you're into that....

- <bacon music> chipwaves: emulation of NES triangle and pulse if you want that sound

- <vult> slap (free): envelope with vca (volume control) built-in

- <jw-modules> noteseq: simple sequencer with built in quantiser with some neat randomiser modes

- many modules by <bogaudio> and <count modula> as they contain utility modules that may be useful

try to avoid samplers! most of them will not save inside the .vcv file.

if you want vcv tutorials or extra inspiration, look up "omri cohen" on the youtubes. what may also be useful is to find modules on patchstorage.com and see how they work.
 
 
150059
Level 29 Mixist
tennisers
 
 
 
post #150059 :: 2021.12.16 5:28am
i'm not sure about this, but i think in v2 samplers do actually save to the vcv file.
 
 
150063
Level 26 Mixist
argarak
 
 
 
post #150063 :: 2021.12.16 7:18am
there could be some module that does or something i'm missing but all samplers i've tried from bidoo/nsynthi/lomas don't save to the file as far as i can tell, unfortunately
 
 
150107
Level 24 Chipist
nitrofurano
 
 
 
post #150107 :: 2021.12.18 7:57am
bitpack is larger than the submission size limit, so we need to optimize before submitting! cool! ^^
 
 
150108
Level 31 Chipist
kleeder
 
 
 
post #150108 :: 2021.12.18 8:39am
  
  nitrofurano liēkd this
yes, something i am sure everyone can manage
 
 
150124
Level 24 Chipist
nitrofurano
 
 
 
post #150124 :: 2021.12.19 12:14am :: edit 2021.12.20 12:16am
what a bitpack, really difficult this one of today... (html+css)
edit: another difficult bitpack today... (ansi)
 
 
150149
Level 29 Chipist
TristEndo
 
 
 
post #150149 :: 2021.12.20 12:21am :: edit 2021.12.20 12:22am
  
  mirageofher, YQN, nitrofurano, damifortune, cabbage drop and kleeder liēkd this
Day 20
Ansi Art.







 
 
150150
Level 31 Chipist
kleeder
 
 
 
post #150150 :: 2021.12.20 12:38am
  
  nitrofurano liēkd this
4 formats left, what cld they be?~
 
 
150203
Level 26 Mixist
damifortune
 
 
 
post #150203 :: 2021.12.21 7:48pm :: edit 2021.12.21 7:48pm
  
  cabbage drop, nitrofurano, Webriprob, doctorn0gloff and kleeder liēkd this
this is probably a bit late (4 hours left for today's sgen format lol) but i just wrote a lyceum article on using Genny VST to produce .vgm for sgen/sms, so if that appeals to you, here's this for the future: https://battleofthebits.org/lyceum/View/Genny+VST/

(inspired by Doc's excellent C700 article for snes)
 
 
150241
Level 10 Mixist
konata
 
 
post #150241 :: 2021.12.23 12:08am
  
  tonreihe, cabbage drop and kleeder liēkd this
wowie, how fun! thanks a lot you guys!
 
 
150242
Level 29 Chipist
TristEndo
 
 
 
post #150242 :: 2021.12.23 12:27am
  
  kleeder liēkd this
Advent Calendar 2021 Day 23 / 24

Pandatracker











What will day 24 bring us?
 
 
150243
Level 31 Chipist
kleeder
 
 
 
post #150243 :: 2021.12.23 12:31am :: edit 2021.12.23 12:32am
  
  damifortune and cabbage drop liēkd this
guess what will be day 24 format in this thread.
i'll give everyone who is correct 256 boons!

edit: only one guess per botbr
 
 
150244
Level 20 Grafxicist
Webriprob
 
 
 
post #150244 :: 2021.12.23 12:36am
  
  kleeder liēkd this
Atari Pokey Chip
 
 
150245
Level 12 Chipist
3-UP
 
 
post #150245 :: 2021.12.23 1:04am
  
  mirageofher and kleeder liēkd this
NSF+
 
 
150246
Level 21 Chipist
cabbage drop
 
 
 
post #150246 :: 2021.12.23 1:39am
  
  mirageofher and kleeder liēkd this
wildchip!
 
 
150248
Level 25 XHBist
mirageofher
 
 
 
post #150248 :: 2021.12.23 2:31am
  
  kleeder liēkd this
musescore+!
so liek, musescore with soundfont "expansion"? hehehehehhegehegeegegeghshdgdj
 
 
150250
Level 24 Chipist
nitrofurano
 
 
 
post #150250 :: 2021.12.23 5:01am
  
  kleeder liēkd this
svg? megadrive?
(would be great if smsj (ym2413) existed as format, 0cc-lltracker and trilotracker are there)
 
 
150251
Level 26 Mixist
argarak
 
 
 
post #150251 :: 2021.12.23 5:26am
  
  kleeder and nitrofurano liēkd this
pure data
 
 
150253
Level 26 Mixist
damifortune
 
 
 
post #150253 :: 2021.12.23 6:15am :: edit 2021.12.23 6:44am
  
  doctorn0gloff, kleeder, argarak and nitrofurano liēkd this
fakebit

edit: 56
 
 
150259
Level 24 Chipist
nitrofurano
 
 
 
post #150259 :: 2021.12.23 8:00am :: edit 2021.12.23 8:00am
it's curious that, when we try to run panda tracker from wine via right-click context menu on the file manager, we get an error message "Unhandled page fault on read access to 00000000 at address 00431100. Do you wish to debug it?" - but when we try to run it from a .sh file, in the same directory, having a command line like "wine ./ohc_tracker.exe", it runs fine...
 
 
150260
Level 31 Chipist
kleeder
 
 
 
post #150260 :: 2021.12.23 8:01am
lmao @ nitro saying "megadrive" after it was a format on day 21.
i will take "svg" as your guess
 
 
150266
Level 22 Mixist
doctorn0gloff
 
 
 
post #150266 :: 2021.12.23 9:21am
  
  kfaraday and kleeder liēkd this
jummbox
 
 
150267
Level 27 Chipist
funute
 
 
 
post #150267 :: 2021.12.23 10:17am
  
  kleeder liēkd this
draw
 
 
150276
Level 29 Chipist
TristEndo
 
 
 
post #150276 :: 2021.12.23 11:50pm
  
  kleeder liēkd this
nsf classic
 
 
150277
Level 31 Chipist
kleeder
 
 
 
post #150277 :: 2021.12.24 12:00am
  
  damifortune, funute, cabbage drop and nitrofurano liēkd this
sorry but all of u were wrong.
mostly because all of u were just guessing already existing formats :3
 
 
150278
Level 29 Chipist
TristEndo
 
 
 
post #150278 :: 2021.12.24 12:04am
  
  YQN, kleeder, argarak, cabbage drop and nitrofurano liēkd this
Advent Calendar 2021 Day 24

( A WILD NEW FORMAT APPEARS )
TELETEXT









 
 
150279
Level 24 Chipist
nitrofurano
 
 
 
post #150279 :: 2021.12.24 12:07am :: edit 2021.12.24 1:25am
  
  YQN, kleeder and cabbage drop liēkd this
teletext! yay!!! \o/
 
 
150281
Level 29 Chipist
TristEndo
 
 
 
post #150281 :: 2021.12.24 1:41am
  
  nitrofurano liēkd this
I found a blog called teletext block party that has some
Teletext Templates
 
 
150285
Level 12 Chipist
3-UP
 
 
post #150285 :: 2021.12.24 2:59am
  
  damifortune, nitrofurano, argarak and kleeder liēkd this
 
 
150291
Level 24 Chipist
nitrofurano
 
 
 
post #150291 :: 2021.12.24 9:59am
i think there is a bug on uploading gif renders... :S
 
 
150292
Level 24 Chipist
nitrofurano
 
 
 
post #150292 :: 2021.12.24 10:08am
if anyone needs a picture (80x75) converter to bbc video display dump (supported on both online teletext editors), i made this one on sdlbasic months ago - https://pastebin.com/raw/Y5XFhCUY - source and result are black and white, that are then editable (like colourizable and etc) as wished
 
 
150310
Level 26 Mixist
damifortune
 
 
 
post #150310 :: 2021.12.25 6:40am
  
  cabbage drop, father, TristEndo, kleeder, nitrofurano and argarak liēkd this
entry and voting completionism complete! this was an absolute blast, love y'all and merry christmas <3
 
 
150316
Level 31 Chipist
kleeder
 
 
 
post #150316 :: 2021.12.25 8:27am
  
  damifortune, nitrofurano, father, TristEndo, argarak, funute and JonKaruzu liēkd this
just wanna say thanks for participating everyone!
Hosting this event is so much fun every year and it just gets more exciting everytime~
Already looking forward to next year!
 
 
150938
Level 31 Chipist
kleeder
 
 
 
post #150938 :: 2022.01.13 7:17pm
  
  kalii, damifortune, funute and cabbage drop liēkd this
you get one more week for voting!
a lot of entries are below 10 votes total.
it would be really cool if we can get them all above 10 within the next week.
criticists rise up!!!
 
 

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