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Reply 41 of 127, by 8bitbubsy

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It doesn't crash here during a quick test. I loaded an xm, turned the loop of the first sample into pingpong, marked some data around the first loop point and used xfade, works fine. Also works on 16-bit samples. How did you use it?

486:
- Motherboard: "SIS 486G 3.3/5V Ver:E" w/ 256kB L2 cache
- CPU: Intel 486DX4 100MHz
- RAM: 32MB 60ns FPM
- VGA: S3 Vision864 2MB VLB
- Audio: SB16 CT2800 (real OPL3)
- ISA PS/2 mouse card
- MS-DOS 6.22 + WfW 3.11

Reply 44 of 127, by 8bitbubsy

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I'll look into this tomorrow or something.

486:
- Motherboard: "SIS 486G 3.3/5V Ver:E" w/ 256kB L2 cache
- CPU: Intel 486DX4 100MHz
- RAM: 32MB 60ns FPM
- VGA: S3 Vision864 2MB VLB
- Audio: SB16 CT2800 (real OPL3)
- ISA PS/2 mouse card
- MS-DOS 6.22 + WfW 3.11

Reply 45 of 127, by 8bitbubsy

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I still can't trigger any crash, not even on a Pentium 233 laptop using the latest version of FT2.11. I try to load a rather big 16-bit sample, I set a pingpong loop, I mark some data on the left loop pin and press xfade. Works every time. Do you use a GUS sound card, by any chance? Are you also using the latest version? When you quit the program, it should say "released 3rd of April 2020".

486:
- Motherboard: "SIS 486G 3.3/5V Ver:E" w/ 256kB L2 cache
- CPU: Intel 486DX4 100MHz
- RAM: 32MB 60ns FPM
- VGA: S3 Vision864 2MB VLB
- Audio: SB16 CT2800 (real OPL3)
- ISA PS/2 mouse card
- MS-DOS 6.22 + WfW 3.11

Reply 46 of 127, by traffkin

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i'm using 2.11 with no midi prg change, you built it for me some weeks ago. sound blaster awe 64 inside p233 mmx with 128mb ram. another pc is ibm thinkpad 600e with on-board sound. i can film short video of the issue if that helps. not sure how to upload it though...

8bitbubsy wrote on 2020-05-17, 15:17:

I still can't trigger any crash, not even on a Pentium 233 laptop using the latest version of FT2.11. I try to load a rather big 16-bit sample, I set a pingpong loop, I mark some data on the left loop pin and press xfade. Works every time. Do you use a GUS sound card, by any chance? Are you also using the latest version? When you quit the program, it should say "released 3rd of April 2020".

Reply 49 of 127, by 8bitbubsy

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I can't fix this issue for now, since I can't trigger it at all!

486:
- Motherboard: "SIS 486G 3.3/5V Ver:E" w/ 256kB L2 cache
- CPU: Intel 486DX4 100MHz
- RAM: 32MB 60ns FPM
- VGA: S3 Vision864 2MB VLB
- Audio: SB16 CT2800 (real OPL3)
- ISA PS/2 mouse card
- MS-DOS 6.22 + WfW 3.11

Reply 51 of 127, by 8bitbubsy

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Ok. Are you running FT2 from a true MS-DOS environment? (not while Windows is running).

486:
- Motherboard: "SIS 486G 3.3/5V Ver:E" w/ 256kB L2 cache
- CPU: Intel 486DX4 100MHz
- RAM: 32MB 60ns FPM
- VGA: S3 Vision864 2MB VLB
- Audio: SB16 CT2800 (real OPL3)
- ISA PS/2 mouse card
- MS-DOS 6.22 + WfW 3.11

Reply 54 of 127, by 8bitbubsy

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traffkin wrote on 2020-05-21, 05:06:

here's the video of what happens
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rNkMJTZU8iN … wziVMJdYmGbrYmn
hope this will help somehow

I tried loading a 16-bit stereo sample like you did, selecting the left part, making a similar pingpong loop, select about as much as you did and press xfade. No crash...

EDIT: Oh, the GUI actually locks up, so I guess I'm hitting the same bug as you, just without a crash to DOS. Will try to look into the pingpong 16-bit part of the xfade code today, but I can't promise that I figure it out.

486:
- Motherboard: "SIS 486G 3.3/5V Ver:E" w/ 256kB L2 cache
- CPU: Intel 486DX4 100MHz
- RAM: 32MB 60ns FPM
- VGA: S3 Vision864 2MB VLB
- Audio: SB16 CT2800 (real OPL3)
- ISA PS/2 mouse card
- MS-DOS 6.22 + WfW 3.11

Reply 56 of 127, by 8bitbubsy

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Yes, it's because of a division by zero. I'm trying to fix it. I also found out that the xfade algo is wrong on 16-bit poingpong, not just buggy.

486:
- Motherboard: "SIS 486G 3.3/5V Ver:E" w/ 256kB L2 cache
- CPU: Intel 486DX4 100MHz
- RAM: 32MB 60ns FPM
- VGA: S3 Vision864 2MB VLB
- Audio: SB16 CT2800 (real OPL3)
- ISA PS/2 mouse card
- MS-DOS 6.22 + WfW 3.11

Reply 57 of 127, by 8bitbubsy

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Bug fixed.

Changes in v2.11:

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  • XFade didn't work correctly on 16-bit pingpong samples and could crash the program
  • ...

https://16-bits.org/etc/FT211.ZIP
"No MIDI-out program change" version for traffkin: https://www.dropbox.com/s/b624qekij49get9/FT2 … DI_PRG.ZIP?dl=1

486:
- Motherboard: "SIS 486G 3.3/5V Ver:E" w/ 256kB L2 cache
- CPU: Intel 486DX4 100MHz
- RAM: 32MB 60ns FPM
- VGA: S3 Vision864 2MB VLB
- Audio: SB16 CT2800 (real OPL3)
- ISA PS/2 mouse card
- MS-DOS 6.22 + WfW 3.11

Reply 59 of 127, by SaxxonPike

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Thank you so much for updating FastTracker II! This was a very unexpected project. I recall learning how to use trackers in the late 90s with version 2.04. It was my introduction to music altogether. To see any updates since 2.09 is like a dream come true. I can't wait to return home and try this out.

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