Sugestion for good MOD-Payer/Tracker for TT and Falcon

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Sugestion for good MOD-Payer/Tracker for TT and Falcon

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Hello, currently I use Paula ][ on my TT and Falcon, but on Falcon it uses only STE/TT sound hardware and not Falcon sound, DSP-Support also would be welcome to accelerate in MiNT/Multitasking GEM app. My TT and Falcon have access to the Windows machine with the mod file share with and without MiNT. It should be able to play more than the standard 4 voice MOD format (I have about 60 GB of files in different formats (669, ahx, far, hvl, it, med, mmd, mnd, mo3, mod, mol, mtm, nst, oct, okt, rr, s3m, smp, stm, xm, xpl, I think some of the files are up to 16 or even 32 voices) and another wish would be to have playlist support or (like Paula ][) random play of all files in a folder. Is there any, maybe also with some fullscreen graphical effects (compare for example with Inertia and Grind on MS-DOS) would be nice, it could be proper GEM software or something fullscreen.

What is your sugestion, what is your favourite MOD player on TT and Falcon?
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Re: Sugestion for good MOD-Payer/Tracker for TT and Falcon

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On my CT60 Falcon I prefer mxPlay, it plays a lot of audio format including most MOD-formats. I don't think I have tested it on a 030 Falcon, but it looks like there's a DSPmod-based module there so it should play MODs with 4-8 channels using the DSP. DSPmod has really great sound quality, with interpolation and surround it sounds infinitely better than on the STE or Amiga.
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Re: Sugestion for good MOD-Payer/Tracker for TT and Falcon

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As I'm the author of mxPlay, it would be unfair to point only to that one. MegaPlayer is also great because it runs on 030, supports some other formats than MOD and ... has an equalizer! Something I've been meaning to add to mxPlay for years (to be precise, include support for Whip! modules but use the DMA as input, not mic).
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Re: Sugestion for good MOD-Payer/Tracker for TT and Falcon

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Hallo mirko,

is MegaPlayer anywhere available for download? I would give it a try on my Falcon030 or on my Milan040 if it's going to work on my Milan. According to AtariUpToDate it's freeware.

http://www.atariuptodate.de/en/1651/mega-player

mxPlay works quite nice on my Milan but it needs a lot of horse power. I highly recommand using a 68060 CPU.
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Re: Sugestion for good MOD-Payer/Tracker for TT and Falcon

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Unfortunately MegaPlayer is a Falcon-only player. As for download, for instance here: https://ftp.untergrund.net/users/ltk_ts ... GPL116.ZIP
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Re: Sugestion for good MOD-Payer/Tracker for TT and Falcon

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For TT I like JAM (just another music player?) It actually has two versions, one for Falcon using DSP and one for STe/TT using DMA. Only downside is I find it a bit buggy/crashy.

http://www.creamhq.de/jam.php
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Re: Sugestion for good MOD-Payer/Tracker for TT and Falcon

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mikro wrote: Sat Dec 11, 2021 10:50 pm Unfortunately MegaPlayer is a Falcon-only player. As for download, for instance here: https://ftp.untergrund.net/users/ltk_ts ... GPL116.ZIP
This loads Octalyzer mods, but plays them incorrectly (and sounds bad), Hextracker is much better for those (even on STE).

MegaPlayer v1.15 GEM UI is nice, but its file selector usage does not work with TOS4, only with EmuTOS. I guess it's been tested only with file replacement selectors?
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Re: Sugestion for good MOD-Payer/Tracker for TT and Falcon

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MegaPlayer 1.15 works just fine on plain TOS 4.04.

No problems with file selector.
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Re: Sugestion for good MOD-Payer/Tracker for TT and Falcon

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Yeah Eero, I assure you that MGP was used by basically everyone in the golden Falcon era, it surely works in GEM as expected. ;)

We even used to show it under MagiC (maybe even MiNT) for its niceness and GEM compatibility.
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Re: Sugestion for good MOD-Payer/Tracker for TT and Falcon

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mikro wrote: Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:51 am Yeah Eero, I assure you that MGP was used by basically everyone in the golden Falcon era, it surely works in GEM as expected. ;)

We even used to show it under MagiC (maybe even MiNT) for its niceness and GEM compatibility.
The version you linked (v1.16 that shows being v1.15), does not. It adds "*" to front of all folder & file names it gives to TOS, and TOS 4.04 barfs at that.

File open for "BUBBLEGUM.MOD" => MGP asked TOS to Fopen("*BUBBLEGUM.MOD"):
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Selecting "MODS" folder => MPG asked TOS to Fsfirst("*MODS\*.*"):
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Note that this is not the only Falcon music player having issues with file selector. Newer GemPLAY versions are also incompatible with TOS4 file selector, but works fine with EmuTOS. I assume they've all been tested only with some replacement file selectors. Almost everybody used those I think.

PS. I'm running the program from a floppy image, so this is not an issue with Hatari GEMDOS HD emulation.
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Re: Sugestion for good MOD-Payer/Tracker for TT and Falcon

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Note: if I manually add drive prefix to the "*.*" mask in the file selector (or switch drive which does the same thing), MGP stops its broken behavior of adding "*" to the selected file/folder names.

(Same workaround that applies to newer GemPLAY versions.)

Another MGP v1.15/v1.16 issue is that if you install it as a handler e.g. for MOD files, it will play the clicked file, but afterwards will give name of that file as mask to file selector, instead of "*.*". After changing file mask manually to <drive>:\*.*, things work fine though.

(It will play clicked file OK only if one uses Deskop's "full file path" application install option, otherwise it will fail, even when mod and MGP are both in the current directory.)

Drag 'an drop works fine.
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