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PostPosted: 2012-10-16, 18:26:33 

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Some finished stuff I've made a while ago but haven't really posted. Sorted in descending chronological order.

Covers/Arrangements
Fantasy Zone II DX - Cosmic Dance VGZ | YMF724F-V MP3 | ESS Solo-1 OGG
Hakai shiri no densetsu ~FM test.~ VGZ (cover of an original? :P)
Advanced Variable Geo 2 (CHEMOOL) - Tamao Stage ~Starry Emotion~ VGZ | VGMMM Project
UBI019 - Heosphoros "Triple Point" ~FM METAL~ VGZ | VGMMM Project
dusthillguy - GrantKelly.mid test VGZ | VGMMM Project

Originals
harmonious amamam VGZ | VGMMM Project
clichetek VGZ | VGMMM Project
GenesisTracker test 2 VGZ
xm3smps/oerg test VGZ
tfiv-ripoff VGZ | TFMMM Project

Unfinished dump
TBA

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PostPosted: 2012-10-17, 8:35:40 

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In AVG2 track PSG tracks sound a little detuned for me, is it same for anybody else?


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PostPosted: 2012-10-17, 9:00:44 

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Same here.. The VGZ seems to be affected more than the VGE though. I think this has to do with the custom clock speed settings in the "informations" tab. Changing to NTSC and setting the refresh rate to 55 Hz again helped a lot here. The default PAL clock speed settings seem to make the SN76489 sound horribly out of tune in comparison with the YM2612... o_O

Also awesome job on these. I really laughed at the monsquaz one..! :p


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PostPosted: 2012-10-17, 16:21:29 

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jrlepage wrote:
Changing to NTSC and setting the refresh rate to 55 Hz...


55? I've only ever seen 60Hz NTSC VGMs, and every PAL VGM I have plays fine in the most current version of vgmplay (I hardly ever use Winamp+in_vgm unless I want to super-customize a playlist or something).

Without actually looking at the VGMs, It's more likely the issue has to do w/the PSG's clock value itself instead of the refresh rate. I personally use 3579545Hz for the PSG unless otherwise noted, and recommend it for all NTSC-timed VGMs.


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PostPosted: 2012-10-17, 21:17:58 

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The author said to force 55 Hz for playback in the VGM itself.


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PostPosted: 2012-10-17, 22:52:28 

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The VGM itself has the playback rate field set to 55 Hz, btw, so VGMPlay always plays it at that rate. (I just remembered that I forgot a PlaybackRate entry in its .ini file.)
In in_vgm it'll play with the correct speed, if you selected "Recorded rate".

The VGM has a bad sample count/loop count, btw. It says that the VGM is 1:55 long, but it's only 1:45.
Also it seems that VGMMM uses PAL clock speeds. (and the YM2612/PSG volume balance is different, too)
Here's a fixed VGM.

Other files with faulty headers: djtBMX_gentrktest2.vgz, monsquazmode-fixed2.vgz
Simply running vgm_ptch -Check File.vgz fixes them.


MaliceX: Your VGMs are very nice. Especially harmonious amamam and Starry Emotion.


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PostPosted: 2012-10-18, 3:59:01 

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Did the PAL Megadrive sound so out of tune? o.o

Also the FM/PSG balance can be altered in VGMMM, hence my inquiry about single-chip output control on IRC yesterday. :) The program also lets you choose between PAL and NTSC clock speeds.


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PostPosted: 2012-10-22, 12:49:13 

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ValleyBell: Thanks for fixing this. I knew people were gonna pick up on the detuned PSG on the .vgz. It really does stick out. :( (Just curious what tools were involved in the process?)

Everyone: Thanks for the feedback. :)

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PostPosted: 2012-10-22, 19:09:47 

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MaliceX wrote:
(Just curious what tools were involved in the process?)

No problem. Here's the (excessively accurate :P) list of tools I used:
  • gzip - to decompress the VGZ files
  • VGM Music Maker - to compare the edited VGMs with the original file and to get PAL chip clocks
  • Windows Calculator - to convert the clock values from dec to hex
  • Hex Workshop 2.54 - for editing the files


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PostPosted: 2013-12-29, 8:22:26 

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Hi guys, just doing a bit of an experiment. See first post for "Fantasy Zone II DX - Cosmic Dance" for YM3812.

PS: This was NOT done with a tracker. Far from it. ;)

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PostPosted: 2013-12-30, 9:42:24 

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So hawt :3


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Pretty good!


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Some PC98 conversions to PAL Megadrive mark II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr5-2-w5eRE

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They sound nice :).


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PostPosted: 2015-08-01, 16:52:44 

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After hacking around with the VGMPlay source code among other tools, this was managed.

VRC7 conversion to OPL2 (Lagrange Point - City of Birthday):
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/128 ... y_OPL2.vgz

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