GXSCC Beta236E (English)

Requirements:
- Windows95/98/NT4(after SP3)/Me/2000/XP.
- Sound card with 16 bit stereo PCM, PCI connection product is recommended.
- Pentium3 over 600Mhz is recommended for realtime play.
- 128MB memories are recommended. More is better.

This software is Freeware.
GXSCC is a quite unique MIDI player to support MID/SMF/RCP(*) formats. It doesn't depend on sound devices, plays with emulating SCC sound chip which once had been embraced as an external module for Konami's MSX cartridges like Nemesis II. It follows that all MIDI songs are changed to chiptunes!

* To play RCP format you should install RCPCV produced by Mr.Fumy. Copy RCPCV.dll into the same folder as GXSCC. RCPCV isn't included in this archive. Please get it by yourself.

 http://www.vector.co.jp/vpack/browse/person/an010012.html

Main changes from previous version (Beta 128E) :

  •  Supported files for two ports and up to 32 tracks.
  • Drastically changed display, changes are too many to be mentioned here. (Added CC00 display though it's not related to playing yet.)
  • Increased volume to the degree not distorted, since many people complained that was too small.
  • Now you can specify playing file at command line. Dropped icon starts the program and playing.
  • Added file association function. Playlist isn't implemented yet, so please make do with it. (You can use Explorer etc. as an alternate of playlist.)
  • Added checker for reduplicated start, and proper measures for it. (It passes playing file to former GXSCC if it has already started. Later GXSCC finishes silently.)
  • Now you can send e-mail to GASHISOFT via About dialog. (Simply it starts your ordinary mailer software.)
  • Now song pauses while using Config dialog.
  • Simpler messages are displayed not to be bothered by [OK] button in case frequently dialogs bring irksome situations.
  • Slightly larger Kaori-chang appears <- important =)
  • Mysterious black-out behavior.
  • It was made to perform processing of system-menu, caption-bar, minimize-button, and a close-button. on its own account.
  • When the remainder of a buffer became 40% or less, the priority of the thread for renderings was raised temporarily. At this time, drawing processing becomes deferment.
  • The pre-process (acquisition of a music name, play time, etc.) of buffering was accelerated considerably. When strangely long music (it is damaged when the most.) is made to read, it is a measure for lapsing into the state near freezing.
  • Since processing may be taken if processing of caption-bar is left to Windows, it decided to process by GXSCC.
  • Max-voices increased. (from 36 to 46)
  • The volition to creation of the author has increased. ;)

Fixed bugs :

  • Fixed really rude bug that didn't release sound device. Somebody seemed not to be able to sound until OS is restarted.
    Most of problems related to sound device seem to be resolved by this fix.
  • Computers at low specification sometimes couldn't stop thread for playing or authoring, and they might have deadlocked - fixed. 
  • End of the program under minimized GXSCC caused disappeared window at next startup - fixed.
  • Fixed forced finish or abnormal behavior which happened when illegal exclusive message was received. Now illegal exclusive message is ignored.
  • File name wasn't displayed when 0 byte character was included - fixed.
  • Fixed click noise which could sound at joint between buffers during using low-pass filter.
  • Fixed click noise which could have sounded at the top of the songfile applying authoring.
  • When files which GXSCC didn't support were read after proper file was played, it misunderstood, and click noise or silent playing were started. - fixed.
  • Eliminated function that stored entire file to memory for checking whether it was supported file. It should fix the long waiting time for acquiring memory when you played a huge file by error.
  • Fixed bug that title display was messed up when files not allowed to play were loaded.
  • During authoring or when authoring was finished, it might have been stopped with "Buffer underrun" display which could never happen at authoring - fixed.
  • Buffer meter was displayed though nothing was played - fixed.
  • Fixed bugs in documents.
  • A tone was not freed when specific conditions were fulfilled using some tones. The number of simultaneous pronunciation became fewer. (Sound may stop having come out finally) - fixed.

The above were fixed, or seemed to be fixed. Others may be what I haven't noticed yet, or what haven't been reported from nobody, or what I don't have a motivation to do.

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Covenants for use:

* GASHISOFT and the provider and the administrator of the server who offer informations don't have responsibilities about any kind of inevitable, special, unexpected damages or indirect damages against third parties, even if they are caused by downloading or by using this program (and all contents included in the package you downloaded, like the manual). You have to download and use them at your own risk.

* You receive copyright for the data generated by this program. GASHISOFT is never concerned to generated data. Using data generated by this program for commercial purpose and equivalent cases is your right. And GASHISOFT is never concerned to any troubles between owner of the original
copyright caused by illegal data against Japanese Copyright Act or the international treaty, even if it's made or released accidentally or intentionally.

* GASHISOFT never demands and never refuses any profits by downloading or by using this program.

* This program has already passed virus check, but never insists on the exterminating of virus.

* Working of the program was confirmed at any precondition environments as far as possible, however it never guarantees to work regularly.

* Only use by the same person who downloaded it is allowed. The same person is allowed to use it on more than two computers.

* This program is protected by the Japan Copyright Act and the international treaty. Suppose that the intellectual property rights of this program are not transferred to any customers at all.

* Any uses except the specified usage are never allowed. So you can not do any fixes, improvements, translations, reverse assemblings, reverse compilings and reverse engineerings.

* Any transfers, reprints, re-distributions by media like CD-ROM or on networks are prohibited unless GASHISOFT consents them.

* You lose your use right if the distribution from "the place where the you gained this program" is prohibited, or if the distribution becomes impossible and deleted from the place (and if its reason is announced at the place where you gained it). Moreover, suppose that duty to delete all the downloaded programs arises.

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