MIDI-PAC update for Compile games

MIDI-PAC update for Compile games

by Meits on 31-08-2013, 19:53
Topic: Hardware
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After watching a Youtube clip of Aleste running with WORP3's MIDI PAC it turned out there was something peculiar going on with the drums. They ran one step behind the actual place they should be.
WORP3 got notified and he found the bug very quickly. It turned out that in Aleste the volumes of the drums are set after the drum is played and since Aleste only uses the snare drum in most of its music it sounds like the rhythm comes one step behind.

After some quick scanning through other Compile products it turned out that not only Aleste suffered this oddity. Another notable Compile game that suffers this issue as well is Golvellius 2. Therefore this issue is now informally referred to as the "Compile bug".

The fix in MIDI-PAC's firmware is only for this particular issue. In the meanwhile WORP3 is working on a new version which will be released somewhat later.

Relevant link 1: Aleste with the MIDI-PAC update.
Relevant link 2: MIDI-PAC firmware 0.80 in the downloads section.

Comments (9)

By WORP3

Paladin (804)

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02-09-2013, 11:52

For those who like to hear a comparison, i've recorder both versions and made a mp3 of it.

http://www.worp3.com/midipac/sample/Compare.mp3

0:00 min-number 2 using version 0.70
0:33 min-number 2 using version 0.70
1:01 min-number 2 using version 0.80
1:42 min-number 3 using version 0.80

By Jorito

Mr. Ambassadors (1761)

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02-09-2013, 19:35

Nice! The difference can be heard clearly, it's definately a huge improvement!

By guantxip

Paragon (1594)

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02-09-2013, 21:38

Thanks Worp3.

By WORP3

Paladin (804)

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02-09-2013, 22:23

You're welcome, just let me know the problems and I will see if I can fix or adjust it.

Did see a copy and paste hickup, 0:33 min- should be off-coarse number 3 using version 0.70 instead of number 2.

By Meits

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03-09-2013, 00:01

Ghehe... I played Aleste for the first time since ages yesterday with all my synths hooked up... Until I died in stage 4... Then I suddenly missed reverse

By WORP3

Paladin (804)

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03-09-2013, 09:21

Missed reverse ?

By Meits

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03-09-2013, 13:42

Yes, in an emulator you can go back in time to avoid dying Wink

By WORP3

Paladin (804)

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03-09-2013, 18:19

Meits wrote:

Yes, in an emulator you can go back in time to avoid dying Wink

Aha, yep that doesn't really work on a MSX Wink

By KdL

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03-09-2013, 18:31

like+100 Tongue