User:Wohlstand

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Wohlstand

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Cat drawing found in the Internet

Join date: 15 February 2014
Real name: Vitaly
Aliases: Wohlstand, Vitaly, nvd5517

Wohlstand, is an owner and creator of the PGE Project. Engineer, musician, and programmer.

Nickname

"Wohlstand" - is a German word, translated as "affluence, prosperity".

History

Wohlstand got first programming skills in childhood while experimenting with the DOS batch files.

While he studying in school he got a music knowledge and skills with recorder flute and later with accordion. He uses his music skills in making of MIDI files with the old version of Cakewalk Sonar. Later he started to learn HTML, JavaScript and ASP of Sambar Server with C-Script language, and later PHP. When he joined into university in the 2010'th year, he also got the C++ skills and knowledge while styding process.

Projects

Projects are contributed or created by Wohlstand

Hedgewars

Hedgewars - is a turn-based strategy game made by UnC0Rr. Before he was found it in Wikipedia, Wohlstand was playing in the Worms World Party with friends on his laptop. Wohlstand joined into Hedgewars community where he was met new friends and colleagues. Wohlstand wrote a chat bot for Hedgewars server after his friend Terror wrote a first Hedgewars chat bot on FreePascal. Later a similar bots were written in Python by Firefox2013, by Fanat and in Java by S.D.. Wohlstand contributing to Hedgewars project with helping with some tests and content: he made a localized voice pack in the Russian language, made some tests with Hedgewars Server and made attempt to port a frontend application from Qt4 to Qt5.

SMBX

On November 12, 2013, while he looking for random pictures about Mario Universe he was found a demo version of developing Sarasaland Adventure 2 game by Otabo and later he got a Sarasaland Adventure 1 game on the same RPGMaker.net. This is a day when he learned about SMBX game engine. Later while he got too much slow game process, lags and bugs, he tried to find the author of project - Redigit, but he also learns about the abandonment of SMBX development in the 2011'th year. Later he has started a big project of the game engine which will be fully compatible with old and will be faster, more stable, more flexible and cross-platform like Hedgewars game - a favorite Wohlstand's game. First Wohlstand's announcement about starting of PGE Project was posted as the comment under old SMBX trailer in the YouTube.

PGE Project

Wohlstand founded PGE Project in February 2013 but he hasn't started development because he was work with first researching of SMBX tech which most important for the development process. When he completed research work of SMBX, he has started development of Editor. Wohlstand was opened site and forums where he invited his old friends from Hedgewars: Nexia(sparkles), Fanat, Firefox2013 and also h2643 joined as a first forum administrator. In April Wohlstand met with Kevsoft which now is Co-Developer of the common project.

LunaDLL

LunaDLL is the name given of the hex hack of SMBX made by Kil. Wohlstand collected sources of the library on his server, but later Kevsoft got a desire to improve it with adding of Lua scripting system. Unlike Autocode, Lua is a full featured script language library which providing flexible scripting system. Later Wohlstand and Kevsoft have added SDL2_mixer library which improving music and sound playback in the SMBX and also adding support of new music formats.

SDL Mixer X

A fork of SDL2_mixer made by Wohlstand to extend it with extra music playing codecs: at first with SPC player, later with GME. When He made libADLMIDI, it was added into SDL Mixer X as alternative MIDI playing engine that will work on any platform without of external bank files. Until on SDL2 side audio converter was reworked, SDL Mixer X have shipped a workaround in a form of own simple resampler which was removed later when SDL team have reworked their audio converter which now is working properly.

libADLMIDI

A cross-platform MIDI playing library that does usage of YMF262 chip emulator to process the FM synthesis. The YMF262 chip (known as Yamaha OPL3) is notable by wide usage in PC sound cards like Sound Blaster. The chip was widely used in games for MS-DOS operating system. Library is basing on Joel Yliluoma's ADLMIDI project of the console MIDI player for Linux and Windows.

libOPNMIDI

A cross-platform MIDI playing library that does usage of YM2612 chip emulator to process the FM synthesis. The YM2612 chip (known as Yamaha OPN2) is notable by wide usage in the Sega Megadrive/Genesis game console and on the FM Towns computer. libOPNMIDI made in impression of ADLMIDI and directly basing on libADLMIDI and replicates most of it's part except of the layer between of MIDI sequencer and the chip emulator.

OPL3 Bank Editor

The FM timbre bank editor for OPL2/OPL3. Allows to create or modify a bank files of various formats for various DOS games, musical libraries and tools. Is the official tool to create and manage custom banks for libADLMIDI.

OPN2 Bank Editor

The FM timbre bank editor for OPN2. Created as the official tool to create and manage banks for libOPNMIDI. Also, some other formats are also supported, for example, import of instruments from VGM chiptunes and working with YM2612-specific DefleMask instruments.

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