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Offline Kak

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Whats a +++ pattern
« on: January 12, 2008, 14:59:20 »
What does exactly do the +++ pattern?

I've had a problem saving a file as MOD and not being able to play in any player other than modplug. I removed the +++ pattern and it's working right now. Is this a bug or the +++ pattern has another function which I'm not aware?

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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2008, 15:11:34 »
The ++ pattern is an IT only pattern. Basically its just a seperator in the orderlist so you can keep things look nice and make it easier for you to edit the song.

I usually have groups of 4 patterns because they are part of a movement in my songs, I then seperate those movements with ++'s.

When OpenMPT encounters a ++ pattern in the orderlist, it will just skip them.
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2008, 15:13:32 »
Quote from: "LPChip"
The ++ pattern is an IT only pattern.

Half-truths seem to be pretty common on this board :P
In fact, Scream Tracker 3 introduced these seperators, so it's a S3M / IT feature.
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2008, 15:15:30 »
I always wondered what those were for. Time to make use out of em.
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Whats a +++ pattern
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2008, 16:28:16 »
how do you make a +++ pattern?  they've always looked useful but i've never worked out how :/
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2008, 16:58:23 »
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how do you make a +++ pattern?

With + and - keys when focus is on a pattern number in the sequence.

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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2008, 16:58:37 »
insert a 0 pattern and press two times "minus". you'll first get "no pattern" and then the seperator pattern. if you have no pattern at the current position, you can of course press minus only 1 time.
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2008, 19:34:54 »
thanks  :wink:
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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2008, 23:56:06 »
And another handy tip is:

If you already have one ++ pattern in your order list, you can rightclick it, then insert pattern to create another one which you can then drag into position.
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2008, 03:19:44 »
I encountered something interesting one time when I did an OpenMPT to IT conversion. I was curious what would happen when I did one, so I did one! Afterward, I had a lot of pattern positions that had "BUG" written in them. I thought that it was interesting because I had not seen it before. I did also have one separator pattern at the end.