This is the first update to OpenMPT 1.28, fixing a handful of mostly new issues found in the previous release:
For more than a year, we have only brought you little bugfix updates to make OpenMPT 1.27 more stable and improve some details, while working on OpenMPT 1.28 at the same time. It took us longer than expected, but now we are finally proud to release this new milestone, and it brings a great number of new features, improvements and bugfixes.
On a personal note, this release marks my ten year anniversary as an OpenMPT developer. It has been a great time making this software better and better with every new release, and if you look back at OpenMPT's state in 2008, I hope you can agree that the software has matured a lot in this time. Here's to ten more years of OpenMPT development with many new features and other improvements!
Here is a short summary of the most notable new features:
While preparations for the first OpenMPT 1.28 take a bit longer, we have decided to release another OpenMPT 1.27 update to correct a few problems. This also means that the example song competition has been extended as well.
The following improvements have been made:
Another bugfix update for OpenMPT 1.27 has been released today. This is likely to be the last maintenance update before the next feature release, OpenMPT 1.28. And while you are already here: Have you heard of the new example song competition for the upcoming release?
These are the most important changes in this release:
The first release of OpenMPT 1.28 is slowly nearing completion, and we already want to celeberate one of the upcoming new features with you: OpenMPT will finally gain support for synthesized OPL instruments in S3M and MPTM files! To make this new feature more easily discoverable, we decided to host a competition: Make a song using FM instruments and regular samples using either the MPTM or S3M format to show off the beauty of this synthesis combination. The best songs will become part of the OpenMPT example song package.
More information on the rules can be found on the forum thread.
Another bugfix update for OpenMPT 1.27 has been released today. While continuing our work on new features for OpenMPT 1.28, a couple of bugs have been found that are fixed in this small release:
Another small update for OpenMPT 1.27 containing mostly bugfixes has been released today. The following other things have changed:
Another small update for OpenMPT 1.27 containing mostly bugfixes and some small improvements has been released today. Most importantly, this update fixes a bug where importing soundfont instruments into IT / XM files accidentally enabled the volume envelope's release node. Since the release node is an MPTM-specific feature, but could still be saved in such files for legacy purposes, the saved IT / XM files could sound vastly different when played in other software. You are strongly encouraged to to update if you make frequent use of SF2 and DLS instruments. The following other things have changed:
An update for OpenMPT 1.27 containing mostly bugfixes and some small improvements has been released today. The following things have changed:
A new update for OpenMPT 1.27 has been released today. It has been found that loading the default keyboard configuration didn't load all default keys since OpenMPT 1.27.01.00, causing issues such as making instrument number entry with the regular number keys impossible. This is now fixed, together with the following other bugfixes and improvements: