First post, by WhiteFalcon
Today I decided to release my old MT32 Tracker, an app I worked on for two years (I can't believe it now!). I stopped working on it in 2004 and it is far from finished, but I suppose someone else might find it useful too or at least have some fun with it and their good old MT32 module 😀
The MT32 is really a sweet thing and I was not able to find any tracker-style application for it, so I resolved to create my own. Even though it's not finished, it's still my greates feat ever 😉 I still enjoy toying with the app, even after these years...
The app consists of the tracker itself (M32TRACK.EXE) and a standalone player of the .M32 files (M32PLAY.EXE). A few .M32 files I created are added just to give you a way to test the app on your MT32. None of them is a complete song, mind you ;-D Both are in the textmode only, no graphics, sorry. And there are features that used to be planned but did not make it into the application 🙁
The first thing you are supposed to do to get it running is to run SETUP.BAT and choose the port of your MT32 (if you are unsure, it will probably be 0x330). There is no README file included, but I will post some info if there is any interest.
After setting the port, you can try running M32PLAY with any of the .M32 files as a parameter (for example: M32PLAY CLARINET.M32) and your MT32 should beep with pleasure 😉 Then run the tracker itself, try to put in some notes (the controls are really similar to any standard digital tracker like Scream Tracker or the nowadays ruler Renoise) and press F5 to play it.
I am releasing this as a "useware", so there are only two thing I expect the user to do:
1) use it
2) send me some nice tunes the user created 😀
Other than that, use it for any purpose you like.