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Old 08 August 2018, 15:24   #81
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New commands means adding incompatibility what means more or less a new tracker with new module format. However, 8bitbubsy can tell you more.
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Old 08 August 2018, 15:41   #82
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I updated PT2.3E today with some fixes:
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New commands means adding incompatibility what means more or less a new tracker with new module format.
Not necessarily.
Historically command 8 is free so...

Simply new modules using command 8 would not play well with old players
(as happened for many other players of the past when new commands were introduced).
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Old 08 August 2018, 16:29   #83
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New commands means adding incompatibility what means more or less a new tracker with new module format. However, 8bitbubsy can tell you more.
Of course, but I wouldn’t mind having this for my music anyway, I’m not looking to be compatible with anything as I’m using the Amiga to make music for CD’s along with other instruments.
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Old 08 August 2018, 16:38   #84
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As far as I know 8xx is used (seldom) for syncing music with graphics. Then 8xx usually is used for panning what can make problems. However, ask 8bitbubsy if he wants to add features to PT2.3E.
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As far as I know 8xx is used (seldom) for syncing music with graphics.
True, but anyway in free mode and out of specs.
And you can use another command for sync, like E8x

However it is really difficult to touch a format now stable for many years like that of PT..
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Stable or not I feel it was a mistake, the AM capabilities are right there on the chip and it was puzzling why they weren’t used.

Yes, audio rate modulation is a niche thing that mainly only modular synth users care about, and yes, you lose a channel, but it’s cool to have options. Aegis Sonix makes the most insane glitchy pads if you turn AM on whilst playing, breathtaking and perfect for soundtrack work through a bit of reverb.

Perhaps a special edition Protracker could have this feature, and be advertised as only for mad scientists.
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Sorry, not going to to do that, xanderbeanz. 8xx is already used for panning in most non-Amiga MOD players.
Since there's no proper way of identifying what tracker a .MOD was written with, it would create further frustration for MOD player coders.

Anyhow, some very minor update today: https://16-bits.org/PT23E.LHA

== Update 10.08.2018 ===============================================
- Added ALT+G (Toggle record mode - song/patt)
- Pressing any key after startup will remove the intro text scroller
====================================================================


Source code: https://16-bits.org/etc/PT23E_src.zip

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