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last updated at 29.12.2023

The WinMod-Player

The download:

WinMod 1.5 downloadbutton
WinMod 1.5 Sourcecode (GPL) downloadbutton

I always had the dream of redesigning the old Dos-Player DosMod (see link) and make a new windows version of it, so I would use drivers and do not need to program the DSP of Sound Blaster directly. At last I managed to do so. The new WinMod-Player can load and play all formats ending on ".MOD", ".NST", ".STM", ".S3M" i.e. Noise Tracker, ProTracker, StarTracker, FastTracker, Atari Oktalyzer, TakeTracker and Scream Tracker II & III.
It emulates as much channels as needed - as long as memory is allocatable and speed is sufficient.

Here you have a little screenshot:

Screenshot vom ModPlayer

Some additional info:

This player was completely written in C++ and does (till now) not use any line of assembler code. It will only work with DirectX 7.0 (or higher) as it is using this API. However a direct wave output to a sound driver is also supported.

Of course we again use interpolated sampling which sounds better then that of the DosPlayer. The "deClick"-Routin was a test for an algorithmus that does not really work well - so never mind. This would need a kind if interweaving of sample data, which I know now.

In this version a CPU-Usage is shown. One word to that number: it shows how much percentage of the time one buffer lasts is used to completely fill it up. Excample: with a usage of 10% and a buffer of 250ms the mixing routine needed 25ms to fill that buffer. If you reach the 100% (or above) the mixing routine needs more time to fill the buffer and DirectX will "overtake" the buffer.

Version History of WinMod V1.5

New in Version 1.5:

  • Fixed a reported Local Buffer Overflow Exploit with LST-Files (Link)
  • Full english translation

New in Version 1.4:

  • Some crashes due to effekt issues fixed
  • Errors during loading of S3M und MOD fixed

New in Version 1.3:

  • Just too much to remember...
  • S3M are now supported (mainly)

New in Version 1.2:

  • Looping of whole piece can be switched off
  • Compatibility issues under windows 2000 fixed
  • ScreamTracker "STM"-Modules are now playable
  • Grave-Composer "WOW" are now playable
  • MODs with ID FLT8 are now supported
  • Compilation with VC6
  • DirectX 9.0 support
  • following pattern data is now working (a bit better)
  • Issue with vibrato effekt without param fixed

New in Version 1.1:

  • Pattern Repeat did not allow repetition of whole piece
  • build in Drag and Drop
  • some Bug Fixes
  • Patterns can be viewed and followed
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