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Offline MusicallyInspired

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #105 on: June 19, 2015, 06:33:05 PM »
Thanks for the update!

I have another feature request. How hard would it be to have something similar to SV's feature where you can "upload" a patch resource to a MIDI device. This really only works with the MT-32 patch bank which sends system exclusive MIDI messages to the MIDI device, but it would help. Currently we can preview sounds but for MT-32 games it doesn't really work because we can't open the patch bank. Now SV does support this so you might ask "why is it important", well besides the fact that it aides in sound creation for MT-32 songs, I'm also thinking about the MUNT WDM driver. With a real MT-32 you can upload the patch bank and as long as the MT-32 is still on it retains it all the custom patches. But in the WDM driver it doesn't. I believe SCI Viewer also had this issue: when you'd upload a Patch to the WDM driver, after it was done it would close the device and so the information would be lost. The creator programmed it so that as long as SCI Viewer was open it was always "using" the MIDI device. This would have to happen as well for Companion (if it was to be feature) for Patch bank uploads to have any purpose whatsoever when using the MUNT WDM driver. For now, it's not possible to use SV in conjunction with Companion for previewing patch banks and sounds because SV reserves the MIDI device and anything sent to the WDM driver would be lost as soon as SV closes and wouldn't persist when using Companion. Not a problem with a real MT-32, but definitely a problem with MUNT, which is what most people will be using if they want to do any MT-32 work or previewing.

EDIT: Ok so I was wrong. Apparently SV doesn't reserve the MIDI device. But it does have an upload checkbox when previewing a song which works well. Actually, SV's SCI1.1 sound previewing seems pretty flawed as incorrect instruments, missing, and hung notes are present throughout. Oh well.
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Offline troflip

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #106 on: June 19, 2015, 07:08:31 PM »
I'll add it to the feature request list.

I don't know anything about any of this though. So I have no idea how difficult it might be to accomplish. SV.exe is able to read patch resources? Is the format spec'd somewhere?
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Offline Collector

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #107 on: June 19, 2015, 07:31:58 PM »
Where is Ravi Iyengar when you need him:)
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Offline MusicallyInspired

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #108 on: June 20, 2015, 12:05:11 AM »
Or NewRisingSun.

I don't know if there are specs for the patch formats or not. At least not SCI1.1. How effective would reading up on the ScummVM source be? I might look at it myself, even though I have even less of an idea of what I'm doing.
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Offline Kawa

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #109 on: June 20, 2015, 07:06:22 AM »
Hello. I'm just dropping in to say that I am very happy to see this all being a thing that is happening, and to show this little thing. Keep it up! :D

Offline MusicallyInspired

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #110 on: June 20, 2015, 12:46:05 PM »
Ooooh care to share that in the tutorial section? :D
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Offline lskovlun

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #111 on: June 20, 2015, 01:01:32 PM »
Ooooh care to share that in the tutorial section? :D
Change addColoredButton to addButton? You may have to change some of the parameters... experiment a little.

Offline Kawa

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #112 on: June 20, 2015, 01:03:14 PM »
Ooooh care to share that in the tutorial section? :D
Change addColoredButton to addButton? You may have to change some of the parameters... experiment a little.
That's exactly what I did. Among other things.

Offline MusicallyInspired

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #113 on: June 20, 2015, 01:18:48 PM »
Geez where were you guys when I initially asked this question? lol
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Offline Kawa

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #114 on: June 20, 2015, 01:26:33 PM »
Geez where were you guys when I initially asked this question? lol
I can speak only for myself -- I wasn't here, thinking SCI dev dead.

Offline troflip

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #115 on: June 20, 2015, 01:46:32 PM »
Great to see someone else join in!
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Offline Kawa

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #116 on: June 20, 2015, 01:51:25 PM »
Great to see someone else join in!
Happy to be here. If you need template graphics, preferably UI stuff, hit me up.

Offline MusicallyInspired

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #117 on: June 20, 2015, 10:44:42 PM »
We could use all the help we can get!
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Offline troflip

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #118 on: June 21, 2015, 08:27:56 PM »
I should have a new build of SCI Companion sometime tomorrow with fixes for the MIDI issues (hopefully) and a first stab at the polygon editor (and probably some updates to the template game too).
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Offline Cloudee1

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #119 on: June 21, 2015, 08:44:46 PM »
Were you ever able to reproduce the resource delete issue... Try deleting pic 31 and then hitting rebuild.





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