Thank you for taking the time to create the adf. I had tried in several ways to copy the program to the virtual harddrive of the winUAE but without success. I don’t have much time and trying to convert/fix the startrekker adf killed it all (the time). It’s obvious better to ask that try to fix things yourself, ha!
To sum up this topic, here is a step by step for opening startrekker 1.3 (8 channel/flt8) modules in Renoise. (Dont know if anybody is interested but I would have been
STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO OPENING Startrekker 1.3 MODS IN RENOISE
(by dew of dawnland, Sweden. Revision 1.0 - 1st of August 2007 : www.dawnland.com)
Amiga to PC
Transfer your mod files from the amiga using Calantos amiga forever (http://www.amigaforever.com/)
program and a null modem cable. (did this long ago so I do not remember exactly how it is done,
but the documentation in AmigaForever was enough for me…)
PC to Amiga (emulator)
Download the Amiga Emulator winUAE (You must have the amiga kick.rom
which you get when buying the amiga forever thing)
Download startrekker adf file (http://www.ramjam.org/STARTREKKER_V1.3.zip)
kindly by made twilek (at the renoise forum, where this text is published for the first time) from the .lha file. He even added a startup sequence so just select the adf for your floppy!!! Thanks!
Tedious part 1 (copy paste)
Start the emulator and open the startrekker mod you want to open in renoise.
Change the M/8 channel mod to a 4 channel mod. this will make tracks 5-8 disappear.
Save this file as mod.mysong-pt1 (for examle)
Open the original mod again. Now you have to copy and paste track 5 to track 1,
track 6 to track 2 and so on. The keys for doing this is SHIFT+F3 (cut track) and SHIFT+F5 (paste track).
Be sure to copy track 5-8 to track 1-4 in all the patterns you use. Save this file as mod.mysong-pt2
(and do save during the copy and paste process in case you should make a mistake copying and pasting).
When all tracks are moved, Change the M/8 channel mod to a 4 channel mod and save it for the final time.
Now you have your 8 channel mod as two 4 channel mods (with all samples perserved in both files)
And back again (amiga emulator to pc) Tedious part 2 (copy paste, once again)
Download the ModPlugtracker (http://www.modplug.com/) and open pt1 of your files.
In the “general” tab, Change “song type” to XM fasttracker 8 channel module.
Now open part two (which you now have in another window in modplug tracker.)
Then, in your pt2 song - pattern by pattern - select all (ctrl+5) copy it (ctrl+c)
Change to part 1 of your song, select the pattern you just copied from pt2 and place
the “cursor” in row 0 in track 5 and paste (ctrl+v)
Save your file as mysong.xm
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The resulting files are perfect copies of the flt8 file (at least mine were but I did not use any complicated codes for the sounds like panning etc. I used the volume change and it was correctly copied).
All for now.