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.
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 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:
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