OpenMPT 1.23.01.00 released
The long-awaited release is there! As indicated before, OpenMPT 1.23 brings a great bunch of long-awaited features, including a native 64-bit version! But that's not all... Here is a short summary of the greatest new features:
- To complete the 64-bit version, there is now a plugin bridge that can be used to use 32-bit plugins in 64-bit OpenMPT or vice versa. Note that it is still experimental and won't work with some plugins. It will also introduce a lot of latency, so you will most likely not be able to use it in a low-latency setup. Feedback appreciated!
- Redo functionality for the pattern and sample editor.
- A tempo tap button to quickly tap in the desired beats per minutes instead of guessing them.
- Reduced clicks on badly looped samples when interpolation is turned on.
- Support for unicode paths almost everywhere (just some internal settings that are written to the settings file might not be saved if the settings folder contains non-ANSI characters).
- OpenMPT (32-bit) is now large address aware, so more than 2 GB of RAM can be used for samples and plugins on systems where it's available.
- The icon set has finally be updated, so OpenMPT doesn't look like a 1995 application anymore (more like a 2005 application now). :-)
- Position marks in the sample editor do no longer flicker and disappear when desktop compositing (and thus, Aero) is turned on.
- The arpeggio pattern effect does now also work with instrument plugins.
- Added an option in the plugin manager to scan a folder (including subfolders) for plugins.
- Added an experimental feature to merge existing modules with an open module. This copies over all pattern, samples, instruments, plugins, etc. as far as it's possible.
- Another experimental new feature: Seeking in a module tries to keep sample sync, i.e. notes that are still playing from a previous pattern can still be heard. This can be enabled from the general options.
- The Note Properties Dialog has been simplified from three tabs into one bigger dialog, with much better support for PC events.
- Double-clicking the instrument library path (first item in the lower part of the tree view) opens a folder browser dialog to quickly browse to a new location.
- Plugin chain cloning and chain moving.
- The MIDI Input / Output Plugin can now compensate for OpenMPT's audio output latency by delaying the MIDI output accordingly.
- Support for up to 250 plugins per song!
- Sample zoom levels greater than 1:1 have been added.
- Sample drawing is now available for stereo samples, too.
- Shift-clicking the pitch / tempo lock checkbox enables / disables the lock for all instruments.
- A great bunch of playback fixes for XM files in compatible mode and some other formats as well.
- Missing shortcuts from the default keyboard layout are now automatically added to other keyboard layouts.
- Effect letter input should now work better on non-latin keyboard layouts, such as cyrillic.
- Restructured the settings dialog into some more logical divisions.
Oh, and... Don't get carried away too much by the new useless toy in the About dialog. ;-)