Shakobox/PlayCommand Open Source
rmicout at online.fr
Sat Feb 16 05:14:47 CST 2008
Some précisions about that. With this handler :
repeat for 300
SBstartNote 1,60,80 -- 1 = piano, 60 = C
wait 10 ticks
all is good. But with this other one :
repeat for 300
we can't heard more than 256 sounds.
René from Paris
Le 15 févr. 08 à 22:00, J. Landman Gay a écrit :
> Some of you may know that my site has been the distribution point
> for the Shakobox PlayCommand Agent, written by Jonathan Bettencourt
> some years ago. This software allows Revolution to emulate the
> HyperCard "play" command on both Windows and Mac. HyperCard's
> "play" command is able to use scripted musical notation to play
> back songs on the fly. The PlayCommand Agent uses QuickTime to
> simulate what HyperCard could do natively.
> Recently it was reported that the PlayCommand Agent does not work
> when more than 256 notes were scripted. Jon is no longer supporting
> the software, but given the recent problem, he has released the
> code as open source.
> The info he posted to the HyperCard mailing list is below, and
> includes a link to the source code. I think it would be wonderful
> if someone would turn this into a Revolution external. I know that
> many people use PlayCommand Agent and would appreciate a more
> consolidated solution than the current one, which requires external
> files on disk and a few extra steps to get it working.
> If anyone would like to take a stab at this, please let me know.
> I'd be happy to continue distributing updates; I think it would be
> a good idea to keep any new versions in a central location. Also,
> it has always been a free offering and we would like to keep it
> that way.
> -------- Original Message --------
> I've decided to release the source code for the PlayCommand Agent
> program that made playing HyperTalk note syntax using QuickTime
> possible. It's available to download here:
> If someone has experience with a) RealBasic, b) a *real* language, and
> c) the QuickTime API, then please be my guest to port it, make it an
> XCMD, etc. :)
> You may distribute this message however you want. Post it on the Rev
> list, for example.
> Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
> HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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