djDarkX
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djDarkX

Retro & Remastered Music Guru, Male, 35, from Currently unsure...

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I've been game making, but not on RM. Aug 23, 2019

djDarkX was last seen:
Sep 3, 2019
    1. djDarkX
      djDarkX
      I've been game making, but not on RM.
      1. mishakoc likes this.
      2. djDarkX
        djDarkX
        Ugh, darn status...video here.
        Aug 23, 2019
        mishakoc likes this.
      3. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        It looks great! Not to mention, nice music.
        Aug 23, 2019
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      4. djDarkX
        djDarkX
        Thank you. I composed the music. First real attempts at it after having done a couple of non-released pieces.
        Aug 23, 2019
    2. djDarkX
      djDarkX
      Found this a few weeks ago for cheap. Works perfectly.
      1. TheSkullWolf likes this.
      2. djDarkX
        djDarkX
        ...this:
        Jul 31, 2019
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    3. djDarkX
      djDarkX
      Looking at the Fes pack, it's a mess of tiles everywhere and redundancy. I was able to shrink 4 sheets into 1 with minimal effort...lordy.
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      2. Parallax Panda
        Parallax Panda
        @djDarkX Well, me and a few others actually did complain absolutely it in the support forum, shortly after it was released. But I don’t think the complaints reached the one responsible for the pack (which seems to be some Japanese person, not present on these forums).
        Apr 23, 2019
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      3. djDarkX
        djDarkX
        Good to know. Sadly, though, probably still won't get anything to happen. I would have liked the updated iconset they used in Fes (which is Ace with some updated icons) and the UI, but I can recreate those without much issue just by running Fes on my N2DS and pixeling them as well as I can. lol
        Apr 23, 2019
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      4. Parallax Panda
        Parallax Panda
        @djDarkX I’d would have liked to have them too. And yes, you could but I don’t think you want to copy the icons exactly since that would be plagiarism. The downside to them not being included is not only that we lack the material but also that they’re not covered by the license (even if we own the 2DS game).
        Apr 23, 2019
    4. djDarkX
      djDarkX
      Converting DS music to SNES is not easy. Sure, I can throw the music into a DAW with C700 and just say "done", but authentic SNES music ->
      1. djDarkX
        djDarkX
        -> far more favorable, in my opinion. I'm converting music that can be anywhere from 6 channels to 16 channels...down to 8 with no polyphony. Along with watching that memory is not overflowed with the echo effects, lordy. Fun stuff!
        Apr 18, 2019
    5. djDarkX
      djDarkX
      Game making again. Never thought I'd be back at it this soon. Welp, time to see what I will make.
      1. Tw0Face
        Tw0Face
        Have a good time. :)
        Apr 16, 2019
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    6. djDarkX
      djDarkX
      Haha, that moment when you get the Steam version of RMVXAce to work in Linux using Steam Play (Proton) is great. :D
    7. djDarkX
      djDarkX
      New laptop came in. Replacing my 10 year old Dell Inspiron 15 that I got for free years ago off a site called Freecycle. Mmm~
      1. SpaceBot and Knighteriius like this.
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      3. SpaceBot
        SpaceBot
        I LOVE asus
        Apr 9, 2019
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      4. djDarkX
        djDarkX
        Well, the sad part of this little story was that the first unit that came in didn't work. It could be that the screen is not working, but I didn't feel like voiding the warranty on the first day of owning it, so I contacted Amazon for a replacement and they came through...after talking to about 5 people.
        Apr 10, 2019
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      5. SpaceBot
        SpaceBot
        Ah, man that's no fun. At least you got it replaced. I love opening things up and voiding the warranty lmfao. Learned the hard way with that when I fixed a phone screen once. I'm still eyeing the asus tuff, but I'm undecided for a bit.
        Apr 10, 2019
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    8. djDarkX
      djDarkX
      You know you need 32GB of RAM for your music projects when you reach 9.4GB on a single project with 15.3/16GB left with Chrome open...
      1. Windows i7
        Windows i7
        You don't NEED it, but it means you could make use it. Running out of RAM will just slow down the system.
        Apr 7, 2019
      2. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        How could you even manage to make chrome took 15GB though?
        Apr 7, 2019
      3. djDarkX
        djDarkX
        No, no. Chrome took about 1.4GB and the project was 9.4GB. 3GB was cached for Windows, so we're up to about 13.8GB. The remainder was other programs being opened. Once I closed out Chrome, it gave me a bit more wiggle room. Still, quite a bit of space taken up. If I wanted to use EWQLSO Hollywood Diamond stuff, 32GB would be highly recommended since it takes much more for more accurate and realistic sounding music.
        Apr 7, 2019
    9. djDarkX
      djDarkX
      Ah, the RPG Maker DS music in beautiful high quality orchestration, and I don't mean from the old resource packs.
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      2. djDarkX
        djDarkX
        Well, taking the originals on the DS and remastering them my way. Just about an hour out of my day to make the victory theme sound epic. Since the Fes resource pack includes them, I can finally remaster the ME's from DS. Now, if only they'd the same for the DS+ exclusive BGM's and ME's...
        Apr 7, 2019
      3. Sharm
        Sharm
        Ah, that's great! You've been wanting the release of those for a long time. I hope they release everything else too.
        Apr 7, 2019
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      4. djDarkX
        djDarkX
        Yeah, when Fes came out, I was really happy, but I got busy with life, so nothing came of it, but since things have settled down and I'm getting motivated to work on music again, I have started working on the DS music and some other stuff. Feels good.
        Apr 7, 2019
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    10. djDarkX
      djDarkX
      You know, due to still working with the SNES audio format, after finding a new tool last year, quality has gone up. Precision really helps.
      1. GolfHacker likes this.
      2. Sharm
        Sharm
        I love finding new tools that make everything faster and simpler.
        Mar 4, 2019
        GolfHacker and djDarkX like this.
      3. PixelHeart
        PixelHeart
        what tool?
        Mar 4, 2019
      4. djDarkX
        djDarkX
        I was before using a tool called XMSNES to create authentic SNES music in the SPC format, but this new one, called it2amk is much better. Allows for better precision of instruments and a cleaner sound from said music. Really, it sounds exactly as it should, which makes me happy. Plus it's easier for me to work with, for the most part.
        Mar 4, 2019
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    11. djDarkX
      djDarkX
      Been a while since I've been on here, but I've given game dev a rest. Just playing Guild Wars 2 and spending time with the girlfriend.
      1. Engr. Adiktuzmiko likes this.
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      3. standardplayer
        standardplayer
        R&R, I can dig it. I'm on dev hiatus myself, since my free time is a little unpredictable. Just make sure you don't leave game dev for good ;)
        Mar 2, 2019
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      4. Engr. Adiktuzmiko
        Engr. Adiktuzmiko
        Boyfriend duties :)
        Mar 2, 2019
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      5. djDarkX
        djDarkX
        Nice to see some love. If I have anything of value to contribute, you'll know. :p
        Mar 3, 2019
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    12. SOC
      SOC
      If you're still working on RMXP remasters, can I request Field 3 next?
    13. djDarkX
      djDarkX
      I have been engulfed in Guild Wars 2 again so much that I don't even lurk here...must work on that.
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      3. taarna23
        taarna23
        It's taarna.3016, I think. I literally just logged out for bed and I'm not logging back in to check, haha. If that's not it and I go and forget all about it, just ping me on here again and I'll find out. X3
        Aug 28, 2018
      4. djDarkX
        djDarkX
        It's cool. I'll check tomorrow. I got busy doing fractals anyway. :p
        Aug 28, 2018
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      5. taarna23
        taarna23
        I've never even done one of those. X3
        Aug 29, 2018
    14. djDarkX
      djDarkX
      You know, the old SNES game Secret of the Stars may have been very generic & badly written, but some of the music is good...if you coax it.
      1. Traveling Bard likes this.
      2. Traveling Bard
        Traveling Bard
        Agreed :) also if you've never seen this:
        you should give it a go despite the bad audio
        Aug 23, 2018
      3. Traveling Bard
        Traveling Bard
        It's a series and hilarious
        Aug 23, 2018
    15. djDarkX
      djDarkX
      Man, coding in GML is so much easier than Ruby/JS. Still, I long for the ease of RM...sigh
      1. Arcmagik likes this.
    16. djDarkX
      djDarkX
      I've crossed over into the dark side...I'm using, DUN DUN DUUUNNN, Game Maker Studio 2! *lightning crashing*
      1. Amysaurus
        Amysaurus
        GASP!
        Aug 12, 2018
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      2. bgillisp
        bgillisp
        My henchmen will be over shortly to err...talk to you.
        Aug 12, 2018
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    17. djDarkX
      djDarkX
      Messing around with SNES music a lot lately. I'm hoping to start finally composing my own music soon and in this format. :D
      1. SpaceBot, Tea's Jams, Kes and 2 others like this.
    18. djDarkX
      djDarkX
      I've been having way too much fun working on SNES music. Love it!
      1. Marsigne likes this.
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      djDarkX
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    20. djDarkX
      djDarkX
      For those that don't know, I finally moved into a new home. That means I can get back to the XP remasters I was working on. @_@
      1. starlight dream
        starlight dream
        That's great :)
        Jul 10, 2018
        The Stranger and djDarkX like this.
      2. JtheDuelist
        JtheDuelist
        Noice! Still working on my MV-remaster of my Fes game myself, and the large monitor my new computer has really helps in spotting the smaller errors I might have missed.
        Jul 10, 2018
        The Stranger and starlight dream like this.
      3. Kes
        Kes
        Very pleased to hear that you've finally got a new home after the difficulties earlier. I hope you will be happy in it.
        Jul 10, 2018
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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Mar 26, 1984 (Age: 35)
    Home Page:
    http://darkxlabs.com
    Location:
    Currently unsure...
    Occupation:
    Being a potato
    First Language:
    Music
    Primarily Uses:
    RMMV
    Interests:
    Remastering music, mapping, tile editing and creation, munching on great foods, gaming (to an extent) and other things
    Welcome!


    My name is djDarkX, but you can just call me Dark, or dj or even just hey you!


    My main focus is on music reproduction, or re-arrangements of other people's music, most notably in the field of JRPG console music from the days of the NES, SNES, Genesis, N64 and some from the Playstation. I don't limit myself to JUST JRPG music as I've done renditions from shmup titles like U.N. Squadron, racing games like Mario Kart Advance, obscure platformers like Ardy Lightfoot and more. I'm not much of an original composer yet, but I'm working on it! I also deal in graphics and used to do minor script edits. Maybe one day when I learn Javascript more, I can make my own scripts that cater to retro game development.


    If you visit my site, you'll see what my list of re-arranged and remastered music is, but it doesn't contain EVERYTHING I've done as some of it I can't share, and some I just won't for various reasons.


    Commission Status: Unavailable (probably will never happen until I get better at original compositions, but that may change someday)


    ReStaff: October 2013


    If you want to ask me a question, please PM me. I no longer use Skype, but rather other platforms for communication. They are linked and referenced on my personal website in the About section. If you want to be friendly, talk music or just get to know me better without any ulterior motives, contact me on one of those platforms I currently use with a note about who you are on the forums. You can also email me at jesse@darkxlabs.com for music-related matters! Thanks for stopping by!

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    Creations:
    Yanfly Text Positioning Tool | RPG Maker MV for Linux (for newbies) | Tiled Tutorial (RPG Maker MV Edition)

    Currently Owned Products:
    RPG Maker XP • RPG Maker VX • RPG Maker VX Ace (Standalone & Steam) • RPG Maker MV (Standalone & Steam)• IG Maker • RPG Maker Season Pass
    Futuristic Tiles • Modern Day Tiles (Steam) • Old School Modern Tiles 1/2 • RPG Maker DS/DS+ Resource Pack • POP! Horror City
    Luna Engine • RPG Maker DS+ Retro Sci-Fi • Rural Farms • Pixel Myth: Germania • Retro Halloween • Time Fantasy • FSM: Town of Beginnings • Animations Collection I: Quintessence • Animations Collection II: Quantum

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