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Peasant Male
I'm an independent contract programmer who's a big fan of Seth's work, starting with L.O.R.D. More than you'll ever want to know about me can be found on my web site.

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2006-01-23 18:12:59
Peasant Male
Why would I want MP3s? Well I write and record my own music, so copyright isn't the issue.

MIDI files are inherently limited to producing only the sounds that your computer's on-board synth can make.

And those suck.

General MIDI has about four effects: reverb,
chorus, wheel bends and whatever the effect wheel does for a given patch. That's a very limited palette of sonic textures.

With MP3s, I can have very atmospheric ambient tracks, a la Fallout, that can deeply affect the gamer's experience.

To put it another way, I can't draw the paperbag to get out of (wet or not). I can code, write stories and play music. I hope to leverage the skills I do have to compensate for the ones I don't.

I also think that if DirectX supports MP3 playback, integrating it into Dink's source code
and then making that function available through DinkC won't be too difficult.

Mostly, I make the suggestion to see what's on the developers' minds.


jjohn has written 6 reviews

At the Risk of Shocking Dinkers Here Land of Transforming DucksNormalHorrible 1.0February 28th, 2006
Very Interesting Idea Fairy Goodness OnlineNormalFair 5.0February 28th, 2006
This Dmod Made Me Laugh Out Loud Several Times Search for Milli Vanilli (The)NormalGood 7.0February 28th, 2006
I Really Enjoyed the Idea of Blob Taking the Dink Engine And Making an Arcade Game Out of it Bloop the Fish 2NormalFair 5.0February 28th, 2006
A Good Little Tool For Cheating^Wtesting Dmods Save Game Editor of JusticeNormalGood 8.0February 27th, 2006
This is a Very Original Dmod Cycles of EvilNormalGood 7.5February 27th, 2006