Author Topic: xm2vgm  (Read 1528 times)

Offline sc00pj0hn

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« on: March 12, 2017, 04:21:27 PM »
I'm not sure if anyone has heard of this, but there's a tool called xm2vgm which converts (maximum 16 channels) .xm (FastTracker 2) files into .vgm files which then passes over to the Yamaha YMZ280B sound chip (similar to Capcom's QSound chip), used in some Cave SHMUPs and few other obscure arcade games to the late 1990s to the early 2000s. I had fun with this tool as soon i found it, and it (quite) belongs to my collection of sound chip tools, but beware, not all XM files work because the tool doesn't support all the effects of a .xm file, so make sure the .xm file has no uncompatible effecs. Really, i'd love to see a YM2610/YM2608 tracker or something else (but no MML composers please!), but this is another great finding.