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Did some experimenting (again) and hit gold.

And it finally WORKS :)!

The magic words for the terminal:
sudo apt-get install wine-stable-dev
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You need the development files for cross-compiling, as you're targeting Windows and not Linux. There should be a package called mingw-w64-x86-64-dev (or mingw-w64-i386-dev, if you target a 32bit Wine) for your system.
mingw-w64-x86-64-dev/mingw-w64-i386-dev contains all required Windows-specific headers and libraries.

Thanks for the hint. MinGW was the last thing in my mind for this.
But...

I installed it with:
sudo apt-get install mingw-w64-x86-64-dev


And opened OpenMPT again, and compiling failed again, same error.

Tried then downloading MinGW-w64 from here:
https://mingw-w64.org/doku.php/download/mingw-builds

and set it up with the options:
threads = win32
exceptions = seh

Opened OpenMPT again, and compiling failed again, same error.
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Help and Questions / Re: Experimental OpenMPT Wine Integration issues
« Last post by StarWolf3000 on May 18, 2019, 15:20:59 »
You need the development files for cross-compiling, as you're targeting Windows and not Linux. There should be a package called mingw-w64-x86-64-dev (or mingw-w64-i386-dev, if you target a 32bit Wine) for your system.
mingw-w64-x86-64-dev/mingw-w64-i386-dev contains all required Windows-specific headers and libraries.
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General Chatter / Re: Modplug is awesome
« Last post by LDAsh on May 18, 2019, 01:06:50 »
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General Chatter / Re: Modplug is awesome
« Last post by Rakib on May 17, 2019, 12:43:12 »
<3
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I was trying to get the native sound system output for OpenMPT for performance reasons on a older Core 2 Duo laptop (not sure yet, need to get it to work for me to see). Been trying for a long time to get it to work, but i get the same error (windows.h is missing) always...

I know this is a experimental feature, yet i wish to see if it will make a difference in performance (my CPU is about ~50% for both cores) while playing a track. For anyone curious, this performance hit is only happening if im playing sound (be it a track, VSTi or even the OPL emulation) with OpenMPT.

I followed the guide for wine integration from here:
https://forum.openmpt.org/index.php?topic=5792.0

The operating system used is Linux Mint MATE 19.1 64bit.
WineHQ version is 4.0.1 (currently newest stable).
Installed the following packages using apt:
  • coreutils
  • make pkg-config cpp gcc g++
  • binutils
  • ccache
  • xterm
  • libpulse-dev
  • wine-stable wine64-tools libwine-dev

Checked "Enable Wine native host support (requires restarting OpenMPT)"
Set the "PulseAudio:" menu to "Auto", and the other to "Disabled".

Closed and opened OpenMPT again and...it went to heck.

Want to get it to work with only PulseAudio for now.

Help is really appreciated.
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General Chatter / Collaboration Hotspot
« Last post by Exhale on May 16, 2019, 10:37:06 »
I am not sure if there is a post like this on the modplug forums or not, but I decided to give the post a go regardless.

Musicians arent all the same, that much is obvious to any person who has ever spent any time among musicians. We all have our strengths and weaknesses failures and triumphs.

[bio]
I, for example, started my musical life by singing in the Durban Boy's Choir as a lad of 8 years old, did a bit of dancing (tap, modern and even ballet [go ahead and mock, I am old enough to take it]) and then I moved on to the piano at the age of 11 and guitar at the age of 13, which is also when I started tracking. I have never been a technically minded person, but I was awe struck by what good old impulse tracker could do, and because of a few years of piano and my dreams of guitar I was highly motivated to learn, and after a while I was making my very own full songs on impulse tracker. Eventually I moved on to modplug tracker and then to Open Modplug tracker, and havent looked back.

I was thinking a post like this could encourage musicians to work together, since we all here use OMPT, the task can be as simple as exchanging unfinished .it, .mptm, .xi etc files with eachother, and making changes, adding our own individual flair etc.

(rules)
I would like to encourage everyone who would like to collab on this post with someone, to post a [bio] like I did above in this thread, followed by some more specifics of where you feel your strengths and weaknesses in music production are so we can all hopefully find the right match/matches for any form of tune collaboration. If you would like to open up unfinished tunes for collaboration consideration, then post the code, or a link to the download of the code (if it is too big), right here in this post along with the [bio] and specifics of your capabilities.

Also, please keep the collaborations understanding of each other. Respect the work a person does in a tune, and most importantly feel free to have fun.

I, like many people out there can be very precious about my music, and can get very emotional if someone bulldozes and destroys my faith in the few things I am sure I can do well, so let's try and understand each other, keep the communication for each collaboration as thorough as possible, so no one ends up standing on anyone else's toes.

Feel free to change your post at any time, if you feel like it requires fine tuning, and especially if you have finished collaborating on a song and wish to take that song down for collaboration consideration.
(/rules)

[specifics]
I play instruments, and unfortunately my electric keyboard is unusable at the moment, so full piano pieces will take more time, but fortunately I have my akai apc key 25 midi device to get close enough to piano like code which for the purposes of collaboration will be a lot better than raw wav recordings anyways. I experiment with other software, and use audacity to record vocals. I can sing about 3 octaves and with enough practice will not need an autotune, but I do like to experiment with more organic styles of production so autotune is an option I am unafraid of. I can record anything from simple guitar chords to full guitar jam sessions to add to the tune, and have become pretty proficient at vst effects to turn my good old acoustic guit into some pumping rythem jams. I can code basic drums well enough, and do variation well to a degree, but I admit I am lacking in this department and would love to hand over the reins here. My coding is ok, I can make some build ups, become a bit of a stickler for mixes, love making general loops and themes, and of corse have made many tunes in the past from start to finish. I am looking for collaboration to get me out of my comfort zones. I am a bit obsessed with originality, but yeah, I am posting this because I would like to break my mold, dash my preconceptions and have fun doing so.
Genres:
I was obsessed with getting house, trance, and goa right as a child growing up, but I never obsessed enough to try to outright copy other tunes except in the cases of remixes, although I did them I never did listen to the reference tunes to get my versions to sound exactly the same.
Mostly I track in House or a style I have come to call something like Trap music, but I have experimented with many genres and I am open to doing all sorts of wonderful crossovers and new inventive abstracts.

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I hope this post is welcome, and I hope we can all find people to have all forms of musical fun with here.
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General Chatter / Modplug is awesome
« Last post by Exhale on May 16, 2019, 09:52:49 »
I really havent said anything about my mental illness on these modplug forums, because it is not something I have felt the right to talk about here. But I suffer from depression, crippling and debilitating, almost constant depression. My emotions tend to be hate and utter sadness with small little moments of something approaching happiness. There are many reasons for these feelings, but the most important has to be the fact that I had temporal lobe epilepsy while growing up, and depression is a symptom of it in the medicated individual - yes I take medication... although I haven't in a few days.

I was at a really low point this morning. Contemplating the big S asap.

O Modplug is just so great, the fact that this software even exists with such a loving and caring community gives me hope for tomorrow.
I want you all to know that.
I love you, what you do humbles me and helps me live through each day.
All software should be like modplug, free, open source, and supported by wonderful people such as you.

I cannot love photoshop the way I love modplug, I cannot love my operating system the way I love modplug (although I have contemplated moving to unix which follows the open source and free system that makes modplug so great, I am not very technically minded and, I admit, scared of it), there is just nothing out there that  does what modplug does for me.

Keep safe guys and gals of modplug, and please know every letter, number and symbol in the code, and every post on the forums is greatly appreciated, possibly more than you can know.  :'(

I generally try to keep a calm and stoic attitude online, and I think this is for the best most of the time, but you guys touched my heart today - again - and I wanted to let you know.
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Technical Documents / Re: NVDA add-on for blind OpenMPT users
« Last post by Exhale on May 16, 2019, 08:34:31 »
You are a saint, this gives me hope for this world. Thank you very much for the great work you are doing.
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Help and Questions / Re: apc key 25 midi in only reliable in 64 bit OMPT
« Last post by Exhale on May 16, 2019, 07:36:37 »
I downloaded the new build and when I began hitting keys nothing, but then I did what you said and pressed off the midi record button and pressed it back on, and it worked - in 32 bit  :D

I am close to tears right now.
(I have had a bad day and seeing your reply made me feel a lot better, and the fact that it is working is making me feel so much better)
nope... I am crying.

Thanks dude, thank you so much.
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