#pentagram@irc.freenode.net logs for 11 Jul 2005 (GMT)

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[04:37:09] <megawatt> picked up Ultima: Runes of Virtue for the game boy... not sure when thet one was supposed to happen, but LB's castle sure is small
[04:38:39] <megawatt> Ultima: Runes of Virtue (Game Boy) ? Non-canonical, action based gameplay and puzzle solving. The antagonist is called the "Black Knight." -- thanks wikipedia
[04:43:06] <sbx> I think the same game was on SNES?
[04:43:15] <sbx> or that might have been Runes of Virtue 2
[04:43:23] <sbx> I played that one.
[04:43:28] <sbx> for a few minutes
[04:46:21] <sbx> yeah, Runes of Virtue 2
[04:47:06] <sbx> After looking at that article, I want to see the SNES Ultima: The Savage Empire.
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[07:18:04] <servus> SB-X: Did you ever actually beat Savage Empire? It took me 5 tries!
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[07:39:34] <SB-X> servus: nah... i got to the big city with Spector
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[07:40:27] <SB-X> i think it was spector anyway
[07:52:21] <SB-X> he was running the place with a puppet king
[07:52:36] <servus> Warren Spektor?
[07:52:38] <servus> :-O
[07:52:44] <SB-X> and they had a forcefield for protection
[07:53:43] <SB-X> yes, the game is really a story about his past as an evil mastermind
[07:55:52] <servus> That's why you must destroy him!
[07:56:43] <SB-X> Won't he also join you? What does he add to the party?
[07:57:28] <servus> I do not remember him joining you.
[07:58:46] <SB-X> me neither, I just read it somewhere
[08:06:10] <servus> What if Gandalf had a light sabre? :-O
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[09:30:37] <SB-X> ???
[09:41:10] <wjp> hi Colourless
[09:41:50] <wjp> and SB-X, of course :-)
[09:43:17] <SB-X> hi Colourless and wjp
[09:44:55] <Colourless> hi
[09:45:52] <wjp> nice work on the mt-32 support in exult/pentagram; works like a charm :-)
[09:48:22] <SB-X> "Poor Poor Avatar..."
[09:49:09] <Colourless> :-)
[09:49:23] <Colourless> you said you got an overflow message at the start of exult
[09:49:28] <wjp> yes
[09:49:33] <wjp> flashes briefly on the display
[09:49:49] <Colourless> it shouldn't
[09:50:01] <Colourless> (obviously)
[09:50:29] <Colourless> since if it occurs it means something didn't upload properly
[09:51:04] <Colourless> should only need a small tweak to avoid it
[09:51:38] <wjp> is it possible to use the 'handshake protocol' mentioned in the midi implementation manual to avoid this?
[09:51:55] <Colourless> i think so
[09:52:13] <Colourless> need to then support midi in :-)
[09:52:45] <wjp> ah, so I'd actually have to hook up a cable to the mt-32's midi-out port? :-)
[09:52:56] <Colourless> yes you would
[09:53:33] <wjp> oh, that reminds me; I totally forgot to check if the left/right cables were in the right connectors...
[09:55:35] <SB-X> wjp: do you use alsa?
[09:55:41] <wjp> yes
[09:56:05] <Colourless> correct stereo connections doesn't really matter for us
[09:56:13] <Colourless> but having them correct is always a good thing :-)
[09:56:17] <wjp> yeah :-)
[09:56:36] <wjp> is there an easy way to get the mt-32 to produce sound only on the left channel?
[09:57:12] <wjp> I'll try to figure something out tonight, I guess
[09:58:22] <Colourless> not particularly unless you have a midi file that does that :-)
[09:58:57] <wjp> I'll see if I can find one of those :-)
[09:59:01] <wjp> (or make it)
[10:02:10] <Colourless> i should be able to fairly easily implement the handshaking procedure
[10:03:07] <wjp> I hope the midi-in is easy to add to the various linux midi drivers :-)
[10:04:36] <Colourless> if you want to try this, on lines 939 and 1389 of LowLevelMidiDriver.cpp you should see the following
[10:04:39] <Colourless> next_sysex = SDL_GetTicks() + 40;
[10:04:43] <Colourless> try changing the 40 to 50
[10:04:51] <Colourless> and see if you still get the overflow message
[10:05:14] <wjp> I'm not at home, so I can't try it at the moment, unfortunately
[10:05:43] <Colourless> i think you'll remember that
[10:06:00] <wjp> and otherwise exultbot will ;-)
[10:07:02] <Colourless> :-)
[10:07:14] <wjp> one random thought: does the mt-32 need a pause between sending the last sysex and the first 'normal' midi message after it?
[10:09:24] <Colourless> it shouldn't
[10:09:51] <Colourless> but might
[10:10:14] <Colourless> the reason is sysex data gets buffered, and the normal midi messages are not
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[11:51:57] <megawatt> watt
[11:52:11] <wjp> ampere!
[11:52:29] <megawatt> ok... whatever... told me to pick a nick and then just put it out there
[11:52:58] <wjp> hm?
[11:53:45] <megawatt> my client... like I disconnected and couldn't get the nick I had before... maybe I need to look into other clients.
[11:54:32] <megawatt> because I did disconnect.. .I see
[11:55:43] <Colourless> oh.. can i join in???? VOLT!
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[17:27:07] <wjp> Colourless: + 50 still gives overflows; + 100 does fix them
[19:05:45] <wjp> (to clarify, I didn't try anything between 50 and 100)
[21:01:24] <wjp> hm, I'll probably have to work on 'bouncing' to get that ring/focus problem solved
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