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).
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.
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.
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:
Replacing the old and outdated XWiki, our new English OpenMPT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.
The Wiki pages have been written with the upcoming OpenMPT 1.20 in mind
since OpenMPT 1.20 will come with a manual generated from those pages,
so some of them contain information that is not applicable to OpenMPT 1.19.
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
The latest version of OpenMPT has been released today. I
decided to backport some important bug fixes from the code of the
upcoming OpenMPT 1.20 to the OpenMPT 1.19 branch so that they are
available for all users. Like the previous minor update, this build does
not bring any new features, but focuses on some important bug fixes:
We are in the middle of setting up a new English OpenMPT Wiki. It will
serve as a new knowledge base and form a basis for the new offline help
documents that will eventually be included in the OpenMPT download
package. Setting up a wiki is one thing, writing content is another.
Luckily, the content has already been written - it's just in the wrong
place. That's why we are asking for you help: