MODPUG TRACKER


AUTHOR/CREW
OLIVIER LAPICQUE

LICENSE
FREEWARE

SOURCE 
CLOSED

GENERATION
PCM

DEVELOPMENT 
ARCHIVED CLASSIC

STABILITY
STABLE

LAST UPDATE
1999

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
PentiumII/Windows 95/98

OVERVIEW

The application provides you with a user-friendly interface organized in multiple panes, which you can use to browse your PC or the Midi and Instruments libraries. MODPlug Tracker offers you the possibility to work with several songs at once, in different panes. For each of them you have to mention the song title, type and make the initial settings, including the tempo and global volume.

This software supports four module types: Impulse Tracker, FastTracker XM, MOD and S3M (Soundtracker) and supports many sample file formats.

Together with Buzz, it was the first real tracker software for Windows. The first alpha and beta versions were released in late 1997. While it might have looked a bit different back then, it is still the base of OpenMPT and this is where it all started. ModPlug Tracker evolved over the years, until Olivier decided to release the source code to the public in 2004, so that other people could continue working on it. Previously developed under the name "MPT Wild!", OpenMPT is today's most actively developed spin-off of ModPlug Tracker. There are other, mostly personal branches by individuals, for example modplug23, which is the origin of some of the earlier features added to OpenMPT.

But parts of the code have been opened before that. In December 1999, Olivier sent the module-playing parts of ModPlug Trackers's source code to Kenton Varda, licensed under the GPL, to write a plugin for XMMS based on the code. The source code was later released to the public domain, and the mod-playing code was split off into a separate library, libmodplug, maintained as part of the ModPlug XMMS Plugin project. Today, libmodplug comes pre-installed on many Linux distributions and serves as a base for many other players and trackers such as Schism Tracker.

FEATURES
    • freeware win9x/NT tracker, supports stereo samples and VST effect plugins (how to setup VST plugins in ModPlug)
    • the main structure is the same as known from DOS trackers: pattern view, instruments, samples, channels, main, options ...
    • Copy/Cut/Paste function works between different songs too, multilevel undo/redo
    • included is the 64 channel player engine known from modplug player with all it's features/options
    • multichannel wave writer, easy MPEG Layer 3 encoding (if codec is installed)

    MIDI SUPPORT
    YES

    IMPORT/EXPORT
    MOD, S3M, XM, IT, MTM, NST, MED, 669, WOW, STM, ULT, AMS, DBM, DSM, FAR, MDL, MOL, OKT, PTM, AMIGA IFF 8SVX, WAV (INCL. LOOPS!), PAT, XI, AIF, IMPORTS MIDS (INCL. SF2 MAPPING!)




    FOUND BUGS, MISTAKES, BROKEN OR INCORRECT LINKS? 
    IMMEDIATELY REPORT TO ME