Happy Birthday, ModPlug!

It's been 15 years to the day when the very first version of ModPlug Tracker was released by Olivier Lapicque. "ModPlug Tracker 0.0xa pre-alpha" dates back to September 19, 1997. I wonder if anyone actually still has this version. It's great to see that ModPlug Tracker (now OpenMPT) is still alive and kicking after 15 years, even though parts of code clearly show their age and need to be rewritten.
So, happy birthday, ModPlug! Let's celebrate this occasion with cake and and music (minus the cake part).

OpenMPT 1.20.02.00 released

The latest version of OpenMPT has been released today.
This update is mostly a bug fix release which addresses some new issues found in OpenMPT 1.20, but also brings some new features and other improvements. Here is a list of notable changes:

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Thanks for all the donations

Currently we have collected enough donations to run this website for the next two years. This is simply great and far more than expected. It also opens up opportunities to extend the server if necessary. Thanks to all contributors - we love that you love OpenMPT.

OpenMPT 1.20 package updated

I just noticed that an unstable version of the MIDI Input / Output plugin sneaked into the OpenMPT 1.20 release package. The file has been updated about an hour ago, so if you plan to use the MIDI Input / Output plugin and have already downloaded OpenMPT 1.20, you should download the file again. Sorry for the inconvenience.

OpenMPT 1.20.01.00 released

The latest version of OpenMPT has been released today. It has been more than one year since the first release of OpenMPT 1.19, so the list of bugfixes, changes and new features is incredibly long this time. Here is a short compilation of notable changes:

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Website overhaul

As you can see, the openmpt.org front page has changed quite a bit! The new custom theme should be easier and more fun to use.

One of the most notable changes is that the search box now points to the OpenMPT wiki, as there is not much interesting content on the front page that would be useful to search for.

The new English OpenMPT Wiki goes live

Replacing the old and outdated XWiki, our new English OpenMPT Wiki has gone live today. The articles were written up and copied from Harbinger's Offline Help Manual since last year. Some pages (for example the Pattern Editor page) still need some work, so if you want to contribute, you are invited to write help text for this page or copy more text from the Offline Help Manual.

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Server maintenance

Some outages due to a hardware replacement and firmware upgrades may be expected next week between Monday 26th of March, 21:00 and Tuesday 27th of March, 3:00 UTC.

Server maintenance - This weekend

The server hosting the OpenMPT services will go down for maintenance on Saturday. Expect a few hours of downtime. Our download resources will still be available under a different URL during that time.

Update: The server has been upgraded successfully. If you spot any dodginess with our services that didn't turn up before, please let us know by posting a comment here!

OpenMPT Resources page now available

Happy new year to all trackers!

We have now put online a page with OpenMPT Resources. It contains some information about tracker file formats (which is yet to be extended) and other interesting reads, not only for tracker developers but module music enthusiasts in general - like The MOD FAQ and the TraxWeekly newsletter archive. Have fun!

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