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Default music. 6 13.95%
Default bubbles. 37 86.05%
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:51 AM   #61
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Yes, that works, Patrick. - That's ok! - And the reason it works in my opinion, is the same reason that Blue Danube works with the Manta Rays, and that the music provided with this SS works! ... In each case the music fits in with the movement and the mood of what we are seeing on the screen,- neither dominates, one complements the other, and we therefore don't tire of either.

It also helps if the music or the tune, is not too demanding of our attention. - Perhaps if the string tone on what Jim is doing can lose the irritating wowing, (wavering of pitch), effect, and become less strident, and more mellow and soothing, - it might start to fit in with MA3. Instead of competing with it for our attention.

... You say you hate pianos, Jim, - but you originally had in mind something like Patrick's? ... I don't get it.
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:22 AM   #62
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Yes, I had searched for public-domain piano music, because the piano is the easiest instrument to implement in MIDI. But then I decided to use music that I actually like.

I must keep emphasizing that what you are hearing ("irritating wowing...strident", etc.) is entirely the fault of the instruments that are installed on your computer, and neither what I intended nor what I am hearing on mine. But that's why I have Alpha testers - you are my eyes and ears out there in the real world. If not for you, I might have released the music as-is, and then I'd be in real trouble.
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:42 AM   #63
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I don't know...isn't this all becoming a bit bizarre..if it can be turned off, if bubbles can be played any time, if you can pick a play list or nothing, if you can run the aquarium and iTunes or any other music jukebox you like....then really...what is the big deal?

let Jim do it how he wants to do it and we can all reap the benefits of an improved aquarium...carry on
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:56 AM   #64
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No big deal. - Except you seem to think it is! ... Why not read the thread title!

The dastardly secret hidden information, is in the word, 'Default'. - Fiendishly clever, hey?
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Old 04-17-2008, 02:29 PM   #65
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since it isn't my aquarium screen saver, i don't feel that I need to make a decision as to what the default sound will be.....so I will exit this forum until MA3 comes out
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:10 PM   #66
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Personally, I think the music feature is just holding up development time on a project that will already be a long time before completion with just the basic aquarium features.
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:17 PM   #67
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I'm currently working on the collision detection - the last big programming monster before we ship.
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:17 PM   #68
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Sweet!
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