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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0001010||OpenMPT||[All Projects] File Format Support||public||2017-08-13 13:39||2017-08-13 16:16|
|Priority||normal||Severity||minor||Reproducibility||have not tried|
|Status||closed||Resolution||no change required|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version|
|Summary||0001010: .dmf file extension used by X-Tracker and DefleTracker|
OpenMPT's feature page https://openmpt.org/features says that it supports X-Tracker (DMF). I guess this refers to files with .dmf extensions.
If so, this extension is ambiguous as also used by DefleTracker http://www.deflemask.com
Maybe OpenMPT's .dmf loader needs to be updated so that it doesn't get confused.
Another approach may be to support loading DefleTracker files. Quote from DefleTracker's website:
If you are writing a music app and you want to include DefleMask support, you want to convert any format to the DefleMask format or transform a DMF to a different filetype, this information will be helpful:
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Yes, DMF is D-Lusion X-Tracker (from 1995) ( https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=55233 ) and X-Tracker 32.
Yes, which is unfortunate, but IMHO DefleMask should have chosen a different file extension here, given that X-Tracker was way earlier.
Looking at the DefleMask specs, OpenMPT's DMF loader will absolutely not get confused. It uses a different file header magic.
OpenMPT does not want to support emulation of any particular soundchip's synthesis (see https://wiki.openmpt.org/Manual:_Frequently_Asked_Questions#Can_you_add_support_for_SID_.2F_SNDH_.2F_AHX_.2F_AdLib_.2F_other_formats.3F ). OpenMPT is meant to stay purely sample/instrument based or usable with plugins (like VSTi plugins).
Thanks & no more questions. I guess that means this item can he closed.
|2017-08-13 13:39||Gerirish||New Issue|
|2017-08-13 14:42||manx||Note Added: 0003162|
|2017-08-13 15:32||Gerirish||Note Added: 0003163|
|2017-08-13 16:16||manx||Note Edited: 0003162||View Revisions|
|2017-08-13 16:16||manx||Status||new => closed|
|2017-08-13 16:16||manx||Resolution||open => no change required|