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Announcements / Re: 2021
« on: May 12, 2021, 23:20:49 »
Happy New Year to all at AMP!!

Can't get any worse, can it?  :o

Oh, sure it can. My benchmark has been WWII and with that in mind it all felt pretty fine overall. ;) We're alive and kicking, food tastes great again and Amiga rules forever. :))
Announcements / Re: 2020
« on: January 08, 2020, 22:54:47 »
Happy New Year and thank you for your lasting presence! 

So, isn't it going to be the 20th anniversary this year? It's eons for the internets! It's about time websites of certain merit and age be provided preservation support and legal protection pretty much like historical buildings and the like. ;)

 Perhaps, the main issue is that there's no global policy over the real names, here. Some are exact and some are in "Latin equivalent", as you put it. I would rather be exact, but I guess this can render the search difficult. Mainly because I believe users will search with Latin equivalent instead of exact strings.
 I'll have to think about this.

 In the meantime, can you perhaps point me to the most obvious cases ?

Fixing the characters surely wouldn't grossly improve "searchability", but it wouldn't make it worse either, with the gain of having the names properly spelt (they really look odd to a native speaker).

Not sure what the most obvious cases would be as they're all equally obvious to me. ;) So maybe I'll just provide a representative sample:

Adam Trëdowski - > Adam Trędowski
Paweî Bogdaïski -> Paweł Bogdański
Rafaî Hencel -> Rafał Hencel
Îukasz Siedlecki -> Łukasz Siedlecki
Sîawomir Giergielewicz -> Sławomir Giergielewicz
Damian Bâczek -> Damian Bączek
Michaî Ôlusarczyk -> Michał Ślusarczyk
Piotr Leônikowski -> Piotr Leśnikowski
Rafal Lipiñski -> Rafał Lipiński (first name latinized)
Michaî Kozusznik -> Michał Kożusznik (last name latinized)
Ãukasz Kaluski -> Łukasz Kaluski (last name probably latinized)
Michaî Slusarczyk -> Michał Slusarczyk (last name most likely latinized)
Tomasz Ûoînierzczyk -> Tomasz Żołnierzczyk (last name most likely misspellt besides wrong chars)
Hi, bringing this old topic back to attention.

Several of Polish composers' names are littered with incorrect characters. They should be replaced with the correct ones or at least with their Latin equivalents if the former is not possible for any reason.

These are the chars I found. The order is:

current char > should be > Latin equivalent:

â > ą > a
ë > ę > e
î > ł > l
î > ł > l
Î > Ł > L
à > Ł > L
ï > ń > n
ñ > ń > n
ô > ś > s
Ô > Ś > S
Û > Ż > Z

I can provide a list of real names involved if that helps.
Announcements / Re: 120.000+ modules online
« on: April 25, 2012, 20:05:39 »
It's "suicide", which is a ripped version of "Intr-X 18" (the name "suicide" came from a rather crappy intro in which the module was used). You have the original - no need to keep a clone, stripped of the title and modinfo.

 Cheers :)
Announcements / Re: 120.000+ modules online
« on: April 24, 2012, 20:29:01 »
- Thanks to every person that writes on the forum, uploads tunes and contact us (for other purposes than getting their modules removed)  ;)

Which reminds me of a mod removal request I made a few years ago to no avail...  :P
New features / Re: Rating and Comments per module and artist
« on: October 21, 2011, 20:47:02 »
I was going to make a new topic, but I this one suits this purpose well. I was thinking of adding a new field with information of this sort:

- where a module was used, e.g.
From "Dune" (C) 1991 Virgin Interactive/Cryo.
Loadertune from "Bacteria" musicdisk (C) Crusaders.

- original composer/tune, e.g.
Original composer: Edvard Hagerup Grieg [from Peer Gynt]

- other info, e.g.
A Polish folk song.

I'm aware that any feature needs to be nailed down to the last detail to be implemented and all I have for now is a general idea. Things to be determine would be
- where to insert the column
- how to call it to avoid confusion with modinfo
- how to display this info (if popup windows aren't preferred, maybe a little js tooltip sort of thing)
- how to verify the information if submitted by the community

Any chance for this?
New features / Re: modinfo
« on: October 19, 2011, 15:37:42 »
the point of having INST _and_ SMPL is strange, as there can be only one sample per instrument. Also some DBM file have a DSPE chunk which is undocumented.
There can be only one sample per instrument, but several instruments per sample. :) So you load a sample into the project and then use it several times as different instruments with independent settings (loops, envelopes etc.). A very handy feature.

DSPE is probably DSP Echo, but this is only my guess.
New features / Re: modinfo
« on: October 17, 2011, 00:30:35 »
I did and, after 6 hours of work, it's done. So, DBM is now fully supported.

That's awesome, thanks!

I missed it a bit on HippoPlayer back then - Kari Pekka Koljonen should have spent a few more hours on coding. ;)
Support / Feedback / Messing with URLs reveals error messages
« on: October 14, 2011, 12:33:38 »
Not sure if you find it important, but I guess it's not something you'd really like to show. ;)
New features / Re: modinfo
« on: October 14, 2011, 12:07:50 »
DBM (doubtful I manage this one)

Why? Is the format that bad to deal with? I'd love to see DBM modinfo handled.

Another nice feature on user end would be a single link allowing download of all mods by a given author, but I guess this would be an impossible or at least a loathsome task in php...

Announcements / Re: upload drough
« on: May 05, 2011, 22:02:02 »
ok, I'm back from my trip to India. Uploads restarted ;)
When can the modules submitted for the amp birthday pack be expected?
General Discussion / Re: Digibooster Pro v3: Public Beta Vesion
« on: February 20, 2011, 00:04:37 »
I did some testing of the early 68k versions - now there's neither time nor AOS4/MOS-capable machine.  ::)

I was a bit disappointed by the absence of the 8th octave which caused some 2.x modules to be played incorrectly...
Announcements / Re: AMP celebrates its 10th Anniversary today!!
« on: December 17, 2010, 23:01:00 »
BTW, are these mods going to be included in the regular archive?
Announcements / Re: AMP celebrates its 10th Anniversary today!!
« on: December 14, 2010, 23:26:48 »
ahaha. does she like modules?
I think she doesn't know what a module is - but worry not, it's only a matter of time. She already knows what the Amiga is, my 11yo nephew is playing Lotus II on UAE and keenly listening to its title tune on his mobile - uncle Ijon keeps educating behind the scenes. :>
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