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Author Topic: [News] Update of OrbiterSound - UMmu - UCGO for Orbiter 2016  (Read 25242 times)

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Offline DanSteph

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05 May 2020, 02:05:09

Dear Orbinauts,

I started the update of all my addons for Orbiter 2016 including:
  • OrbiterSound - Released 11 august 2020
  • DeltaGliderIV
  • UMmu
  • UCGO
  • Arrow Freighter
I'll also add more features & stuff.
I'll post here the latest development news (with "NEWS" title if you want to read only those) and you can of course ask your questions here.

All my addons include:
-20 DLL (C++ project)
-2145 files in 170 folders
-208 MESH models
-141 txt file
-38 html files
-15 exe files

I'll not redo every file of course, but still it's a hell of work so some encouragements from time to time are welcome  :badsmile:

Thanks  :beer:

Dan


Development timeline

1-OrbiterSound 5.0 - Released 11 august 2020
2-UMmu - Work in progress
3-UCGO Cargo & cars - Work in progress
4-DeltaGliderIV & co - in queue
5-Arrow Freighter - Work in progress

UCGO UMmu and DeltaGlider are dependent of each other, so the release will be in same time.


« Last Edit: 15 September 2020, 02:15:06 by DanSteph »

Offline Ben sisko

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Reply #1 - 05 May 2020, 06:03:46
Hallelujah! It’s like Christmas in May. Thank you so much Dan!


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Reply #2 - 05 May 2020, 06:25:22
Good things come on Tuesdays.

:hailprobe:


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Reply #3 - 05 May 2020, 06:29:57
It's been awhile Dan, so don't be in a rush. Looking forward it to you though. Don't worry about your devlog being in French. Some of us can read French. too.

Keep well


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Reply #4 - 05 May 2020, 06:32:46
 I was so excited that I forgot to say how glad I am to see you back! My best to you and yours :beer:


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Reply #5 - 05 May 2020, 10:32:22
Good things come on Tuesdays.
:hailprobe:

Tuesday ???, this tuesday ????...  :badsmile:

Hail probe to all !  :beer:

(For those that don't know, it's a running joke in Orbiter community since years :)
Spoiler  :
-It will be released on tuesday.
-Tuesday? What tuesday???? This tuesday?????
-Well... one tuesday, duno...
-Grrr... and the next development update????
-Well, I think it will be on tuesday too.
 :peur:


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Reply #6 - 05 May 2020, 12:03:04
Tuesday ???, this tuesday ????...  :badsmile:

 :badsmile: :badsmile: :badsmile: :badsmile: :badsmile: :badsmile: :badsmile:

Mes add-ons sont là !

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Reply #7 - 05 May 2020, 13:50:58
I have been using Orbiter since it appeared. I've "flown" all versions, but the 2016 version is my favorite. Except that some things from the 2010 version are not compatible with the 2016 version. So a dream comes true with all your Addons for Orbiter 2016. Thanx a lot Dan!
(B.t.w. It's been a long time since Orbiter first appeared. But if I remember correctly, I think it was a Tuesday) :)


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Reply #8 - 05 May 2020, 15:13:44
(B.t.w. It's been a long time since Orbiter first appeared. But if I remember correctly, I think it was a Tuesday) :)

Or a Monday ?...  :wonder:
Ah.. err, my bad... I remember now: it was a Tuesday !  :badsmile:


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Reply #9 - 05 May 2020, 15:39:10
Such a good news Daniel!
Wish you all the best.


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Reply #10 - 05 May 2020, 19:39:09
Excellent news!!!


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Reply #11 - 06 May 2020, 05:43:37
It's good to be here again :)
OrbiterSound is in alpha testing yet.



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Reply #12 - 06 May 2020, 13:10:48
Wow... that’s great

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Reply #13 - 07 May 2020, 22:40:23
NEWS!
The first alpha test of OrbiterSound 5.0 is going well.
We tested only the dll, I'll make all the change in the distribution and release a complete alpha. (If you want to test this alpha send me a private message)

If all is okay, I'll release a public beta test here.
It might be in one week as well as longer, I must carefully check that the SDK and all the files are okay.


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Reply #14 - 08 May 2020, 08:20:45
That OrbiterSoundsGreat  :)


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Reply #15 - 08 May 2020, 08:38:04
NEWS - Choose the new mp3 music demo of OrbiterSound 5.0
I'm completely reworking the Radio/Radar/Mp3 MFD which was completely broken.
Its dated probably from 2002, the very start of OrbiterSound, my coding style was horrible and not safe at all (and slow because I forgot to call InvalidateDisplay(), probably in 2006 or 2010 when sketchup was introduced for the MFD).

Now the MP3 setting with the MFD will be permanent (as with SoundConfig.exe), nor more peoples that simply delete the Mp3, no need anymore.

I'll added back also the "Bach Air on a G String" of the 3.5 version (for nostalgic purpose), but I plan to purchase also 3 more music, just for the fun of the demo.

I want a Vangelis style, as "Calm Space" the one of OrbiterSound 4.0:
https://www.shockwave-sound.com/royalty-free-music-track/3435/calm-spaces

See in this list if you find one that really please you and let me know here, I may add it (if I like it also, music taste is a whole subject  :badsmile:)
https://www.shockwave-sound.com/search/vangelis
or this one:
https://www.shockwave-sound.com/browse/production-type/sci-fi-space-future

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Reply #16 - 08 May 2020, 11:47:27
Hi Dan,

If you give us a choice I want to vote.

I vote for https://www.shockwave-sound.com/stock-music-track/14710/synthetic-dreams first because it's very close to the Blade Runner theme.

My second choice is https://www.shockwave-sound.com/stock-music-track/1949/starfield that looks like an old commercial TV advert from 80s. :sage:

Musk is must even without muskle.

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Reply #17 - 08 May 2020, 14:56:19
My personal tastes lend more to Celtic such as Adrian von Ziegler or any of the "Space" offerings of SG Music. As long as I can add my own mp3 files, I really don't mind what is delivered with the addon.

Cheers all.


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Reply #18 - 08 May 2020, 20:51:28
NEWS - Choose the new mp3 music demo of OrbiterSound 5.0

https://www.shockwave-sound.com/browse/production-type/sci-fi-space-future

I really like the 60 secs version of Space Explorer from the link above. Taste in music is very personal but I think that it fits well with Orbiter.

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Reply #19 - 08 May 2020, 22:36:02
*had voted* I'll review your submission.
I'm sure that the user will disable or add his own music, but often it's not before the first 10mn-2 hours (10?) and I want that during this time he have better than only one repeating music.
Adding more is for me like purchasing nice clothes for the first school day of my child  :badsmile:

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Reply #20 - 09 May 2020, 04:19:32
Music player now support format: mp3 ogg wma flac aac ac3 m4a mp4 ts. (previously only mp3)


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Reply #21 - 09 May 2020, 11:58:41
Music player now support format: mp3 ogg wma flac aac ac3 m4a mp4 ts. (previously only mp3)

Great !!  :beer:

And ... mmmh... what about .....


Not sure if the audio can be re-routed and played directly through MFD, looks like it's only designed for Web clients but I might be wrong  :wonder:
Account linking could be done via the configurator of Orbiter Sound (if still applicable in the future of course)

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Reply #22 - 09 May 2020, 14:56:45
Not sure if the audio can be re-routed and played directly through MFD, looks like it's only designed for Web clients but I might be wrong  :wonder:
Account linking could be done via the configurator of Orbiter Sound (if still applicable in the future of course)

Very interesting, I know how to implement a browser in an application so technically it should not be so difficult, but sorry I don't think I'll add it. Peoples use very different solution now, spotify is just one of them. On the few that will use OrbiterSound for the music, a very low amount will probably use Spotify, notice this feature in OrbiterSound and use it. (I may be wrong on this)
That make a lot more work for me for a small number of users.

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Reply #23 - 09 May 2020, 17:15:22
Music player now support format: mp3 ogg wma flac aac ac3 m4a mp4 ts. (previously only mp3)

WOW great ! :applause:


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Reply #24 - 12 May 2020, 10:51:30
NEWS

No news good news ?
Exactly !  :badsmile:

Still with the Radio/Radar MFD. Almost done but there is a lot of check & tests to do because of the Sound SDK.
I should be careful not to break anything and the fact that the user can replace any sound with C++ or config file add to the complexity of the code.

I added distance voice announcement for the distance radar and now it have 2 modes: dock or objects and can play only the voice, only the bip or both for the two modes.

Both radar and MP3 settings are now permanents (no need to come back to soundconfig.exe) and the Mp3 have a new volume setting. So you don't need soundconfig to fully control your music from Orbiter.



I plan to rework also the dock sound (it's the same sound since 15 years  :sick: ) with a variety of random radio success announcement. I'll also add more chatter frequency.