michu
Level 21 Mixist
 
8k tracker module
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heart-magic 
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brain-tech 
51st Σ4.984

 
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56th Σ4.977

 
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lost my pants 
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rose
 
  31st/183   Σ25.017   Feb 16th 2011 10:43am
 
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hy hy hyyy
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14816
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post #14816 :: 2011.03.03 2:28am
I like this one!
 
 
15028
Level 29 Chipist
post #15028 :: 2011.03.08 1:39pm
nice ambience
 
 
15120
Level 24 Chipist
post #15120 :: 2011.03.10 9:36pm
Erasure want their intro back ;) otherwise, wow that's gorgeous.
 
 
15128
Level 21 Mixist
post #15128 :: 2011.03.11 2:23am
stay tuned for full version :) :) :)
 
 
15134
Level 22 Mixist
post #15134 :: 2011.03.11 1:00pm :: edit 2011.03.12 9:53pm
Very nice piece.

Comes with a big "But"...

OK, what the hell? If you're going to use over 9000 mostly-empty channels, don't use XM - this would work a lot better with IT (heck, even S3M if you could use that many PCM channels).

Heck, even simply resaving it as .it drops it to 4535.

EDIT: Without any hand-done pattern optimisations, munch.py brings this figure down to 2697.

If you track like this all the time, you really should consider learning how to use SchismTracker or something like that, if only for the size-limited compos. If you don't, you might want to prod Strobe on how to keep your .xm entries compact (hint: in XM, EVERY CELL TAKES AT LEAST A BYTE, in IT, only the non-empty cells take space)

Here's a trick that works in both .it AND .xm: You could actually pack this down into a single pattern (though for .it you might need two patterns as IT itself can't handle more than 200 rows). Every pattern has a header that takes 8 bytes in .it and 9(!) bytes in .xm (just note that in .it, each pattern also has a 4-byte pointer to it, making it 12 bytes, though you'll want to make sure there are no gaps).

This works more effectively in .it when each cell can refer to values in previous cells in that channel, and if you have the same "mask" then there's another byte or two saved.
 
 
15409
Level 15 Chipist
post #15409 :: 2011.03.15 10:58pm
Pretty!
 
 
102126
Level 18 Chipist
post #102126 :: 2018.07.16 4:19pm
Should I still be staying tuned for a full version?
 
 

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