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Reply 880 of 917, by radiance32

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FreddyV wrote on 2022-02-08, 09:12:
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Hi,

I am curious to see your idea.

Regards,
Freddy.

Well, give me some time. I've just returned from my holiday and my youtube channel has gotten dis-active because of it,
so I need to make some more videos asap to keep the ball rolling again...
I'll get back with some photoshopped mockups of my ideas in a few weeks, it's a hobby project after all and it's not like
you have a sales deadline or something next week 😀
Good things take time to make...

I'm pretty sure you'll like it though, although I am a bit scared about the amount of pascal development required to implement it,
so I will try to keep everything as simple as possible from that point of view...

I'll post some preliminary images in a few weeks here 😀
If you have any ideas that you think could make a difference that you'd like to see in it,
please post them here and i'll try to integrate them into the mockups 😀

Cheers,
Radiance

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Reply 881 of 917, by Burrito78

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This player is the best one for my 286: HP Vectra ES/12 (286 12Mhz) issues, fixes, notes and benchmarks!

Absolutely awesome audio quality - unmatched. Thank you so much for this! Can't wait for 1.0 release.

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Reply 882 of 917, by FreddyV

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Burrito78 wrote on 2022-02-11, 12:31:

This player is the best one for my 286: HP Vectra ES/12 (286 12Mhz) issues, fixes, notes and benchmarks!

Absolutely awesome audio quality - unmatched. Thank you so much for this! Can't wait for 1.0 release.

Thanks,

I focus the effort on the XT (8088)
But of course, this is a good improvement for the 286. 8 channels andmore with no problem 😀

Reply 883 of 917, by ltning

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FreddyV wrote on 2022-02-11, 15:57:
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Burrito78 wrote on 2022-02-11, 12:31:

This player is the best one for my 286: HP Vectra ES/12 (286 12Mhz) issues, fixes, notes and benchmarks!

Absolutely awesome audio quality - unmatched. Thank you so much for this! Can't wait for 1.0 release.

Thanks,

I focus the effort on the XT (8088)
But of course, this is a good improvement for the 286. 8 channels andmore with no problem :)

Any chance of another beta drop (with the detection fix/workaround you did for my rusty 286, and remove the GUS debug messages) while we wait for 1.0? :)

I can also report that it works surprisingly well in a DOS session in OS/2 on my old 386; very few module players do, especially without significant slowdowns.

/Eirik

286-24/4MB/ET4kW32/GUS+SBPro2
386DX-40/20MB/CL5434 ISA/GUSExtreme
486DX-50/64MB/S3-928 EISA/GUSPnP+OPL3SA
486BL-100/32MB/ET4kW32p VLB/AWELegacy
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Reply 885 of 917, by FreddyV

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Working on the Documentation, I added the main improvement Versus the Mod Master from 1996:

Major optimisation added in Mod Master XT:

- Improved Mixing Code (Read/Write 2 Bytes per loop, Don't clean the Buffer at the begining...)
- Use more than 2 Mixing Buffers.
- Skip part of the mixing when too Slow.
- SB16 Signed buffer replay added. (No more Signed/Unsigned convertion)
- Partition compressed to be able to load bigger files.
- Scan the partition and load only the used samples. (Seen in red in the samples view)
- Can limit the maximum number of channels to mix.
- Highly optimized Covox/DAC/PC Speaker replay.
- Support for the Fast Tracker 2 Format.
- Gravis UltraSound even on PC XT.
- Developped an Internal file format (.MMM) for Fast Loading.
- Support for multiple 80's sound devices. (Tandy, CMS...)

Reply 886 of 917, by ltning

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FreddyV wrote on 2022-03-09, 12:51:
Working on the Documentation, I added the main improvement Versus the Mod Master from 1996: […]
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Working on the Documentation, I added the main improvement Versus the Mod Master from 1996:

Major optimisation added in Mod Master XT:

- Improved Mixing Code (Read/Write 2 Bytes per loop, Don't clean the Buffer at the begining...)
- Use more than 2 Mixing Buffers.
- Skip part of the mixing when too Slow.
- SB16 Signed buffer replay added. (No more Signed/Unsigned convertion)
- Partition compressed to be able to load bigger files.
- Scan the partition and load only the used samples. (Seen in red in the samples view)
- Can limit the maximum number of channels to mix.
- Highly optimized Covox/DAC/PC Speaker replay.
- Support for the Fast Tracker 2 Format.
- Gravis UltraSound even on PC XT.
- Developped an Internal file format (.MMM) for Fast Loading.
- Support for multiple 80's sound devices. (Tandy, CMS...)

Sorry if this has been asked before, but do you downsample samples in order to reduce processing cost and/or reduce sample size for large files (i.e. to make large sample sets fit in GUS RAM)?

Also .. *drool* :)

/Eirik

286-24/4MB/ET4kW32/GUS+SBPro2
386DX-40/20MB/CL5434 ISA/GUSExtreme
486DX-50/64MB/S3-928 EISA/GUSPnP+OPL3SA
486BL-100/32MB/ET4kW32p VLB/AWELegacy
~ love over gold ~

Reply 887 of 917, by FreddyV

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ltning wrote on 2022-03-09, 14:17:

Sorry if this has been asked before, but do you downsample samples in order to reduce processing cost and/or reduce sample size for large files (i.e. to make large sample sets fit in GUS RAM)?

Also .. *drool* 😀

/Eirik

Hi,

No, I don't do that as I want to keep the maximum sound quality.

Reply 888 of 917, by ltning

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FreddyV wrote on 2022-03-09, 23:15:
ltning wrote on 2022-03-09, 14:17:

Sorry if this has been asked before, but do you downsample samples in order to reduce processing cost and/or reduce sample size for large files (i.e. to make large sample sets fit in GUS RAM)?

Also .. *drool* :)

/Eirik

Hi,

No, I don't do that as I want to keep the maximum sound quality.

In this case it's more about having sound at all - any module with more than 1MB (used) samples will have silent instruments on GUS.

/Eirik

286-24/4MB/ET4kW32/GUS+SBPro2
386DX-40/20MB/CL5434 ISA/GUSExtreme
486DX-50/64MB/S3-928 EISA/GUSPnP+OPL3SA
486BL-100/32MB/ET4kW32p VLB/AWELegacy
~ love over gold ~

Reply 889 of 917, by Grzyb

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There's some problem with command line parameters parsing.
I run it with the following:

/D:229

...and press 'T', it shows "Custom DAC (229h)", OK
But any of these:

/D:22A
/D:22a

...is interpreted as 216h

Reply 890 of 917, by FreddyV

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Grzyb wrote on 2022-03-16, 19:54:
There's some problem with command line parameters parsing. I run it with the following: […]
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There's some problem with command line parameters parsing.
I run it with the following:

/D:229

...and press 'T', it shows "Custom DAC (229h)", OK
But any of these:

/D:22A
/D:22a

...is interpreted as 216h

Thanks, I will check that

Reply 891 of 917, by FreddyV

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Grzyb wrote on 2022-03-16, 19:54:
There's some problem with command line parameters parsing. I run it with the following: […]
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There's some problem with command line parameters parsing.
I run it with the following:

/D:229

...and press 'T', it shows "Custom DAC (229h)", OK
But any of these:

/D:22A
/D:22a

...is interpreted as 216h

I corrected the problem,.

I also found a bug in the Tandy DAC and Tandy VGM Audio. Crash when we stop the music.
It does not crash under DOSBOX... And no crash in b27.

Reply 896 of 917, by FreddyV

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Hi,

A News to say no news 😀
I moved to the ISA USB project, and would like to work on the ISA Pi project.

So far so good, I did not receive lot of bug report.
More promotion of the player is welcome anyway, I don't see new videos on it on youtube.

Reply 898 of 917, by FreddyV

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sparky4 wrote on 2022-07-19, 14:40:

this player is amazing! FINALLY I CAN PLAY MODS ON MY 286! :DDDD ill promote it very much

A 286 can play them at 44KHz (4 Channels)

Thanks for the promotion, I will be too bad if only some people use it.

Reply 899 of 917, by MobyGamer

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FreddyV wrote on 2022-07-04, 06:37:

More promotion of the player is welcome anyway, I don't see new videos on it on youtube.

I will make a video on it either late 2022 or early 2023, don't worry 😀