SMPS Step By Step Tutorial

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  1. MarkeyJester

    MarkeyJester ! % # @ Member

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    Often many members (be it a private chat or generally on the forums), have stated that they'd love to learn how to make music for the Megadrive/Genesis in SMPS format, but find it very difficult to work with the default SCHG SMPS music guide, this excuse is now reaching a point where it isn't funny anymore, to prevent it from recurring, I have taken the time to write a "Step By Step" tutorial. The logic is simple, if it is explained in sections with examples and diagrams, rather than held as simply information on a page, then it's easier to understand and follow.


    http://selbi.hapisan.com/MarkeyJester-SMPSGuide.zip


    After extracting, you'll have 3 documents, they must be read in this order:


    00 SMPS SBS Guide (Setup & DAC).doc


    01 SMPS SBS Guide (FM).doc


    02 SMPS SBS Guide (PSG).doc


    Read from the beginning please, it will explain anything you need to know, if you notice any spelling mistakes or missing information, then double check to make sure, then post a reply to state what it is. If you have any questions, ask away, and here's hoping that we'll have more musicians showing off their skills on the Megadrive/Genesis.
     
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  2. Clowd

    Clowd Love truce, Correct errors. Member

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    I fucking love you Markey!


    These documents will be really useful to all people who wants to know how SMPS works. Honestly!


    Even though I already know a lot about music. Such as porting songs from other games, XM to SMPS ports, and how SMPS works.


    Thanks to: Eduardo Knuckles and MarkeyJester, for the private lessons. =P


    This will be really useful since I'm not perfect with coordination flags yet. So, thanks a lot for this guide Markey!
     
  3. Selbi

    Selbi Plug in, baby. Retired Staff

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    Pretty busy with some website releated stuff in the last time, but I PROMISE, I will read the ENTIRE FUCKING GUIDE once I get some free time as I pretty much have no SMPS experience. Hell, I don't even know how to use XM4SMPS, and the first lines I was able to read are looking pretty welcome (if that makes sense. If not, I just mean that it looks pretty well explained and more or less easy to understand, especially for beginners like me.)


    That said, what Carrasco said. =)
     
  4. theocas

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    Now I actually understand music a little bit more! I ported 2 S3K tracks to Sonic 1
     
  5. Clowd

    Clowd Love truce, Correct errors. Member

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    With tools right? =P


    This guide doesn't teach you how to port and fix SMPS Z80 songs dude. =P
     
  6. MarkeyJester

    MarkeyJester ! % # @ Member

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    On the contrary, although it doesn't necessarily teach "porting", it teaches in a step by step way about the MC68 based driver used in Sonic 1, which is useful "must know" knowledge, required for porting music to "that" driver perfectly.
     
  7. SecretAgentJonathon

    SecretAgentJonathon Newcomer Member

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    I can't download the zip file. It takes me to file dropper's main page.


    EDIT: Never mind I got it from the first link
     
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  8. Irixion

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    Glad to see this finally released! =P


    This is superb, hopefully it will open doors for people who have had difficulty with things before.
     
  9. Dandaman955

    Dandaman955 Well-Known Member Member

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    What do you mean? It was released 3 months ago.
     
  10. theocas

    theocas #! Member

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    I think he didn't notice it back when it was released. Maybe this should be pinned?
     
  11. Dandaman955

    Dandaman955 Well-Known Member Member

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    Probably, but we're gonna have to wait for an Admin.
     
  12. theocas

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    Which could take a long time. Anyways, I did some fixcrap to the .doc files and made them into PDF files. Anyone interested?
     
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    Dandaman955 Well-Known Member Member

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    Maybe. If that's what you want to do.
     
  14. theocas

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    For everyone's pleasure, download it here.


    Just noticed I did this quite some time ago, so there isn't all that much fixcrap, but more design changes. And of course PDF format.
     
  15. MarkeyJester

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    Nice work, I see you've cleaned it up quite a bit.
     
  16. theocas

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    Thanks, glad you like my cleanup. Good Tutorials need to look good so people can enjoy their goodness in full and make good use of the contents of the good tutorial?? Anyways, hope you didn't mind me doing that. I probably should have asked you before...
     
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    Great stuff, very informative and easy to understand. Cheers mate =)
     
  18. SamplingMastersNix

    SamplingMastersNix 64-bit Sonic Hacking Novice Member

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    I would like a hotshare link to this resource, Markey. The other links are inaccessable because of Trend Micro Internet Security (URL Filter: File Exchange Service).


    EDIT: Never mind, I used developers tools to find the direct download link on 2shared.


    EDIT 2: Quick question, MJ, are the principals mentioned in the tutorials the same for disassemblies, for the music binaries, that is?
     
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    Yes, the same rules apply towards disassemblies, the tutorial will explain the process so be sure to read through.
     
  20. Zana

    Zana In Bun We Trust Exiled

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    The files are down, anyone could mirror them, please?


    i know this is an old topic and such, but i think it would be worthless to make a topic for this
     
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