Oracle progress/update

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By ro

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19-01-2007, 14:21

Right. The tittle says it all.

Oracle is a music program released by me in 1997. So it's 10 years later and I though, heck it's time for an update Smile
It's actually the first coding I did again in years. Ahwell. I've done some little updates on Oracle. One of the things peeps complained about was the HEX display and input. Another thing is the lack of a stand alone driver.

decimal display
Well the HEX input/display has now been changed in to DECimal. It was a heck of a job, but it's done. Not all has changed. U see HEX display has the advantage of having just 2 chars vor 0-255 (00-FF) while decimals can have 3 (1-10-100). Furthermore HEX calculates faster. Well....

The MEM counter is still in HEX format. Same goes for some FX values. Example, the sliding. Sliding values can be 0-15. In HEX it takes just 1 char. In DEC it's 2 chars. That won't fit, check this:

one step looks like this: 
__ xxx
note + FX

with C4 and sliding volume FX:
C4 v+1

u see, FX is 3 chars on screen. Having volume slide of 15 (max) will in HEX mode still be 3 chars, but in DEC it's 4 chars. There goes the neighborhood.

So, slide input is now max 9 (0-9)......
BA-teamthat sux!

Well, hehe it's not. Still hex valua is posible. Just try 0-9 a-f...

stand-alone music driver
still to come...

bug fixes
will do soon, I've got a list of nasty gurus still to fix.

I'll upload the update hopefully this weekend, stay tuned.

Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

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By Latok

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19-01-2007, 17:22

Now stop refreshing this forum thread, ro! You've been doing so for 3 hours!

But here you go: GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!! ^_____________^

By msd

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19-01-2007, 17:41

wow.. This is amazing.. A rebooted ro.

By msd

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19-01-2007, 18:55

What's next miracle update? Or is that pushing it a little to much Tongue

By wolf_

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19-01-2007, 19:37

ro: don't forget my hotkey proposal ... it's quite important .. (I think) Tongue And it would be fun to see something like that.. if you could strip that whole potential hotkey section apart you could use it for any app.

By snout

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19-01-2007, 21:37

coool! Finally, finally, finally Ro got off his lazy bum ^_^. I'm really looking forward to these (and other future) updates! Keep up the good job, Ro!

By ro

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20-01-2007, 10:16

Does anybody know where the toilettes are?

By ro

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20-01-2007, 12:23

For now, here's the new LIB file. Just replace this one with the existing one on your orc copy. I'll update the soon with complete orc download. This'll do for now, aight.

more later, gotta :RNFF: now !

By KdL

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20-01-2007, 22:43

Great !!! Great !!! LOL!LOL!LOL!

I'm very happy: Oracle is one of the best music tracker for me!!

thx Ro


By ro

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21-01-2007, 12:55

Thanx for the positive feedback fellaz.
I've got this whish-to-do list pinned on my wall for years, finally got to it.. or atleast started onnit.
Now, Orc also supports PSG but not to the fullest. I'd like to make ORC be able to spit out tunes like PT does. It'll need a PSG instrument editor atleast. We'll see woz next.(SCC ? Shouldn't be to hard..)

'bout Miracle (the opl4 version), I'm not about to finish that piece. sorry. It's not that I'm like 100% back in the scene or somthing u know. This might as well all be one big brain fart.

gotta go, diner's being serverd. cheers guys.

By Manuel

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01-08-2008, 20:18

ro, any updates? Tongue

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