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Ripping Amiga music / Re: Devils Replay
« Last post by Crown on May 31, 2020, 07:56:34 »
Ok buddy, I'll keep you informed. :)
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Ripping Amiga music / Re: Devils Replay
« Last post by Asle on May 29, 2020, 09:28:30 »
You have it right. The header is 100% identical to Protracker, so ... yeah, that's nice :)
There was no indication. or even mention, of this packer or its author within the prods. I tried to widen the search to prods that were released in the same span of time (~1991). To no avail. Although, you're right, TKB is a likely candidate indeed.
So yeah, please, reach out to any Devils member and report back ;)
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Ripping Amiga music / Re: Devils Replay
« Last post by Crown on May 29, 2020, 05:11:08 »
Thanks Asle. So if I got it right it does not mess with the title and sample information?

Do you have any info about the coder? I guess it could be TKB.

Btw I recently reached out to Sirrao, I will ask him too. :)
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Ripping Amiga music / Devils Replay
« Last post by Asle on May 28, 2020, 18:17:53 »
All,

 I've recently spent some time on an unknown (to me) protracker clone format. I don't know the name nor the author. The material is found only in Devils prods, so .. I've made up this very original name "Devils replay" :)

 I started looking at this when handling this No Reality demo by Devils. Rather quickly, I found that it's the very same format as found in Colors demo, also by Devils.
 Cybfree, once again, quickly reminded me that this format was already beaten - more precisely, the musics from Colors were already converted. Great !, so, I can write a quite converter myself for the others.

 That's exactly what I did. It took me 3 days because I'm still not great at coding, but it's done. So, first, all the cases found are here:
http://janeway.exotica.org.uk/release.php?id=752

 The format itself is somewhat unique in that it does things I've not seen elsewhere. Promizer could be a distant cousin of some sort :)

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standard protracker header until 'M.K.' at 1080
1084          short         size of pattern data [A]
1086 + [A]    short         size of reference table [B] - must be at an even position
1086 + [A]    short         sample data
+ 2 + [B]     

pattern data:
192 bytes per pattern
3 bytes per row:
 0 byte : filter
 1 short : address to read in reference table

Reference table:
contains rows of output unpacked notes - so up to 16 bytes.
depending of the filter, above, the blocks of word/short are stored
filter : abcd-efgh
output: in 16 bytes
B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 B8 B8 B10 B11 B12 B13 B14 B15 B16
|  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |   |   |   |   |   |   |
 \/    \/    \/    \/    \/     \ /     \ /     \ /
  a     b     c     d     e      f       g       h
if the filter bit is set, the corresponding output is stored in the reference table.

 I guess that's it. No sure I was too clear on this one. Please, report back if you want more details.

 Again, huge thanks to Cybfree for the help.
Sylvain
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Announcements / Re: Jeroen Tel
« Last post by Crown on May 22, 2020, 06:08:52 »

I hope this could happen with Jogeir Liljedahl too.  ;)

And Purple Motion, Lizardking,......  :o

Indeed.  :)
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Announcements / Re: Jeroen Tel
« Last post by Axxy on May 21, 2020, 12:33:00 »

I hope this could happen with Jogeir Liljedahl too.  ;)

And Purple Motion, Lizardking,......  :o
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Musician database / Re: Razmo
« Last post by Crown on May 21, 2020, 07:20:10 »
Oh my.... What a sad news. He was a gifted musician and a really nice person. Thanks for the news Asle!
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Announcements / Re: Jeroen Tel
« Last post by Crown on May 21, 2020, 06:05:47 »
This is really fantastic. Thanks a lot Curtie.

I hope this could happen with Jogeir Liljedahl too.  ;)
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Music database / Re: Laurence module
« Last post by Axxy on May 19, 2020, 22:15:46 »
My current Unknown modules folder consists at the moment of 810 modules (all formats)..  This folder literally contains everything that I haven't been able to identify yet..  Every now and again I try to identify them through AMP, Modland, Demozoo and Kestra...  It's almost impossible to identify some, especially those that might be a few bytes different etc etc.

Remember this https://amp.dascene.net/forum/index.php/topic,779.0.html ?  (cooperation was one of those mods)....

Typically, when I add new entries, ie. like when AMP has added many new mods lately, I use the Find Files/Duplicates in TC, and occasionally it turns up some of the unknown modules, but rarely. Also, when I add or rip modules (back in the day), I tended to keep the date-stamp intact and cooperation was added back in 2000, where it's been sitting since I added it.  I think the jungle module was added recently and I recognised the tune and managed to find it, nothing will find cooperation when there is a 14 byte file-size difference with the jungle mod.

Another trouble with my unknown ones, not everything as released in a demoscene production, si I have no idea where they come from..


** edit **

My unknown pt (not all amiga pt) modules sits at a modest 256 (just under 40mb)....., so not as bad I as thought.  I have been rummaging through as I got nothing else to do atm. Came across a mod saying it was ripped from Worldness VI, Kestra seems to have them all from the production I presume. I can't get the .dms to work, so I can't check it. Funny, the mod is called Spring, WN VI has a intro on there called Spring/Gemini, so who knows.....
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Music database / Re: Laurence module
« Last post by Asle on May 19, 2020, 19:01:48 »
the cooperation mod has been sitting in my unknown folder for probably 20 years.... :o
"unknown folder" ? can you expend on that ?
OK, it's off topic, here, but it's interesting. You would share your "unknown folder" ?
On AMP side, we are not too much on the "unknown author" side. We have our own Unknown Composers that doesn't contain too much things but it's all more or less sourced (we know where those come from).
On Kestra side, the no author list is big but not easy to trace. We have correctly set a few of them. I'll try to add a few more because 61 is definitely not the lot :)

Cheers
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