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-> Does anyone know how to read a .MOD file in pascal? Not play a .MOD
-> just read all the pattern and track info. All the notes and stuff and
-> effects. I dont care about the instrument data and all that.
-> If so, could you please post a source or something?

I wrote a MOD sample ripper, thought about distributing it, it's rather
nice.  I wrote it in TP.  I have some doc files on MOD's you might be
interested in...

Subject: Amiga modules formaat

 Have you ever wondered how a Protracker 1.1B module is built up?

 Well, here's the...

 Protracker 1.1B Song/Module Format:

 Offset  Bytes  Description
 ------  -----  -----------
    0     20    Songname. Remember to put trailing null bytes at the

 Information for sample 1-31:

 Offset  Bytes  Description
 ------  -----  -----------
   20     22    Samplename for sample 1. Pad with null bytes.
   42      2    Samplelength for sample 1. Stored as number of words.
                Multiply by two to get real sample length in bytes.
   44      1    Lower four bits are the finetune value, stored as a
                four bit number. The upper four bits are not used, and
                should be set to zero.
                Value:  Finetune:
                  0        0
                  1       +1
                  2       +2
                  3       +3
                  4       +4
                  5       +5
                  6       +6
                  7       +7
                  8       -8
                  9       -7
                  A       -6
                  B       -5
                  C       -4
                  D       -3
                  E       -2
                  F       -1

   45      1    Volume for sample 1. Range is $00-$40, or 0-64 decimal.
   46      2    Repeat point for sample 1. Stored as number of words
                from start of sample. Multiply by two to get offset in
   48      2    Repeat Length for sample 1. Stored as number of words in
                loop. Multiply by two to get replen in bytes.

 Information for the next 30 samples starts here. It's just like the
info for
 sample 1.

 Offset  Bytes  Description
 ------  -----  -----------
   50     30    Sample 2...
   80     30    Sample 3...
  890     30    Sample 30...
  920     30    Sample 31...

 Offset  Bytes  Description
 ------  -----  -----------
  950      1    Songlength. Range is 1-128.
  951      1    Well... this little byte here is set to 127, so that old
                trackers will search through all patterns when loading.
                Noisetracker uses this byte for restart, but we don't.
  952    128    Song positions 0-127. Each hold a number from 0-63 that
                tells the tracker what pattern to play at that position.
 1080      4    The four letters "M.K." - This is something Mahoney &
                inserted when they increased the number of samples from
                15 to 31. If it's not there, the module/song uses 15
                or the text has been removed to make the module harder
                rip. Startrekker puts "FLT4" or "FLT8" there instead.

Offset  Bytes  Description
 ------  -----  -----------
 1084    1024   Data for pattern 00.
 xxxx  Number of patterns stored is equal to the highest patternnumber
       in the song position table (at offset 952-1079).

 Each note is stored as 4 bytes, and all four notes at each position in
 the pattern are stored after each other.

 00 -  chan1  chan2  chan3  chan4
 01 -  chan1  chan2  chan3  chan4
 02 -  chan1  chan2  chan3  chan4

 Info for each note:

  _____byte 1_____   byte2_    _____byte 3_____   byte4_
 /                \ /      \  /                \ /      \
 0000          0000-00000000  0000          0000-00000000

 Upper four    12 bits for    Lower four    Effect command.
 bits of sam-  note period.   bits of sam-
 ple number.                  ple number.

 Periodtable for Tuning 0, Normal
   C-1 to B-1 : 856,808,762,720,678,640,604,570,538,508,480,453
   C-2 to B-2 : 428,404,381,360,339,320,302,285,269,254,240,226
   C-3 to B-3 : 214,202,190,180,170,160,151,143,135,127,120,113

 To determine what note to show, scan through the table until you find
 the same period as the one stored in byte 1-2. Use the index to look
 up in a notenames table.

 This is the data stored in a normal song. A packed song starts with the
 four letters "PACK", but i don't know how the song is packed: You can
 get the source code for the cruncher/decruncher from us if you need it,
 but I don't understand it; I've just ripped it from another tracker...

 In a module, all the samples are stored right after the patterndata.
 To determine where a sample starts and stops, you use the sampleinfo
 structures in the beginning of the file (from offset 20). Take a look
 at the mt_init routine in the playroutine, and you'll see just how it
 is done.

 Lars "ZAP" Hamre/Amiga Freelancers

*** THE END ***

I believe that file goes under the name of MODFORM.DOC, not sure.  Not
even sure where I got it.  Anyway, enjoy.

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