This is a new DeliGenie for DeliTracker. It does two things:
1: If you load an archive file into DeliTracker, it will extract the first
file in the archive, and try to play it as a module.
This is done using the powerful xadmaster library by Dirk Stoecker. This
library can extract almost any archive, without the use of an external
archiver program. The well known Arj, LhA, LZX, RAR and Zip are all fully
DeliTracker will extract the first file listed in the archive that isn't a
readme or textfile or such. This file alone must be the module you want to
play, so you can't put two-part TFMX files into an archive, sorry.
2: If you load a packed module, it will unpack it for you and play it.
This is done with the equally powerful XFD system, also known as
xfdmaster.library. As it stands, DeliTracker can read XPK and PowerPacker
compressed music files as standard, and includes genies to decrunch music
files compressed with MMCMP, modCRUSHER, ST Crunch, Impulse or Imploder.
But this is nothing compared to what XFD can decrunch: several hundred
Go to your DeliGenies drawer and move any 'unpacking' genies to the
GenieStore drawer. Now copy the "Decruncher" file from this archive to your
DeliGenies drawer. If this is too difficult for you, mail me and demand an
Install script :)
If you haven't already done so, install version 38 or better of XFD, which
is available from Aminet.
You should also install version 4 or better of XAD, also on Aminet, but
remember that this is a shareware product, where a nagging requester
appears the first time you use it after booting your Amiga. Therefore, you
will get an XAD nag when you load your first module in the morning. If you
dislike this, you have 3 options: 1) register XAD, 2) uninstall XAD, 3)
move xadmaster.library to the C: drawer, so you can only use it with the
xad shell commands. Of course, no other programs outside the C: drawer can
use XAD now, but this is the point, isn't it?
Your opinion matters:
Please email me if you like using this genie, or even if you don't :) Would
you like an options GUI? What options should there be? And so on...
This would not be possible without the XAD and XFD authors and contributors
- see the README file included with XFD, and the guide file from XAD for a
list of these people. Other than that, Stuart Caie <kyzer4u.net> wrote
this interface between DeliTracker and XFD.