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Re: Arkos Tracker 2 - Released!
« Reply #325 on: 13:09, 21 November 20 »
Utility, else I wouldn't have talked about it in this thread :).

I use Arkos 2 now in three platforms: CPC, MSX and ZX Spectrum (WIP)
Glad the software was useful to you!
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Re: Arkos Tracker 2 - Released!
« Reply #326 on: 17:47, 21 March 21 »
It is my pleasure to annonce a new version of Arkos Tracker 2! The v2.0.1 doesn't have many new features, but important bug fixes on some players, and a new 6502 player conversion for Atari 8 bits (XE/XL)! The family is getting bigger! Yes, more and more people are now using AT2!

The bug fixes are important, especially if you are using the AKY player (don't worry, the player is fine, but you should generate your songs again, just to be safe).

Check the changelog more for info!

Download the software here!
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Re: Arkos Tracker 2 - Released!
« Reply #327 on: 14:16, 26 March 21 »
I'm surprised that the 6502 version is forthe Atari XE/XL (which doesn't use the AY soundchip?) and not for the Oric (which does)?

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Re: Arkos Tracker 2 - Released!
« Reply #328 on: 15:50, 26 March 21 »
The Apple 2 AND Oric AKY players have already been present for at least a year.
A fellow Atari XE/XL developer created a new 6502 AKY player dedicated to an AY/YM extension that has just been released (SONari). According to what he said, his player is more optimized than the existing 6502 one.
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Re: Arkos Tracker 2 - Released!
« Reply #329 on: 04:54, 27 March 21 »
What is the best format to make in Arkos Tracker 2 for CPC 6128 in order to add music to a BASIC program? Aks probably?
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Re: Arkos Tracker 2 - Released!
« Reply #330 on: 21:52, 27 March 21 »
What is the best format to make in Arkos Tracker 2 for CPC 6128 in order to add music to a BASIC program? Aks probably?
There is already a ready to use AKG player for Basic, under interruption. Simply check the tutorial here, it's very simple to use. You can even add SFXs! So why hesitate? :)
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Re: Arkos Tracker 2 - Released!
« Reply #331 on: 22:05, 27 March 21 »
There is already a ready to use AKG player for Basic, under interruption. Simply check the tutorial here, it's very simple to use. You can even add SFXs! So why hesitate? :)
Thank you!
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Re: Arkos Tracker 2 - Released!
« Reply #332 on: 17:36, 20 April 21 »
Maybe my question is silly, but I cant understand it completely. @Targhan
I would like to make the program play an sfx sound only, for example number 5.
10 MEMORY &6FFF
20 music=&7000
30 sfx=&9000
40 player=&9500
50 LOAD"music.akg",music
60 LOAD"sfx.akx",sfx
70 LOAD"player.bin",player 
75 GOTO 90
80 CALL player,music,0   
90 CALL player+6,sfx 
120 CALL player+9,5,channel,0


How is that possible?
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Re: Arkos Tracker 2 - Released!
« Reply #333 on: 19:00, 20 April 21 »
At any time in your program (after the song has been started in line 90), simply call the SFX player:
CALL player+9,5,channel,0
With "channel" being 0, 1 or 2. "5" being the sound effect number 5, "0" being the inverted volume (0=full volume, 16=mute).

That's it. It is clearer now?

The player is run in the background, so there is nothing your program has to care about. Only make the call above to play a sfx (for example when your character jump, dies, etc.).
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Re: Arkos Tracker 2 - Released!
« Reply #334 on: 19:34, 20 April 21 »
Download the software here!
Doesn't work. Let's hope it's temporary.
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Re: Arkos Tracker 2 - Released!
« Reply #335 on: 19:40, 20 April 21 »

Thx for your answer. Sorry, I corrected a bit the code when you were answering, but no big difference.
I want to try the sfx sound only, without hearing the music, thats why i used
75 GOTO 90
to bypass line 80, but this does not seem to work.
Maybe I can enter an empty AKG file, so that only SFX sounds will play?
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Re: Arkos Tracker 2 - Released!
« Reply #336 on: 21:36, 20 April 21 »
Doesn't work. Let's hope it's temporary.
It does now at least, I successfully downloaded all 4 versions.

Maybe I can enter an empty AKG file, so that only SFX sounds will play?
Yes. You tried to bypassed the whole player :). It doesn't work this way.
As stated in the documentation :

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The sound effects will only be heard if the music is playing! Once the music is stopped, the sound effects will not be played.

So if you don't want any music but only sfx, simply load an empty AKG music. The memory overhead will be very very small, don't worry.
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Re: Arkos Tracker 2 - Released!
« Reply #337 on: 21:43, 20 April 21 »
thank you! ;)
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Re: Arkos Tracker 2 - Released!
« Reply #338 on: 22:16, 20 April 21 »
Link still broken, points to random page in forum. Please provide clear letters.
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Re: Arkos Tracker 2 - Released!
« Reply #339 on: 23:10, 20 April 21 »
Link still broken, points to random page in forum. Please provide clear letters
What is broken, the links from this forum page or links from the AT website? I just tried all of them, they work fine... And I'm under Linux using an obscure browser :).
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Re: Arkos Tracker 2 - Released!
« Reply #340 on: 08:50, 21 April 21 »
That's a known forum bug, links that have custom text can get replaced with links from other posts. Doesn't always happen, and different people will see different things.

In any case, the real link is http://www.julien-nevo.com/arkostracker/index.php/using-interruption-player-with-cpc-basic/.