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This page describes an obsolete hacking tool that should not be used for new hacks/projects or with new disassemblies/tools.
This page (and associated files) is being kept for historical purposes only, as it documents and archives the history of the Sonic scene.
|Category: Music editor|
|System: Microsoft Windows|
xm3smps is a program created by nineko that converts songs from the XM (eXtended Module) format to the SMPS (Sample Music Playback System) format used in Sonic games, hence allowing hackers to easily put custom music in their hacks. It runs under Microsoft Windows and obsoletes its previous MS-DOS incarnation, xm2smps.
The addition of a new GUI and some new features make it much better and much more usable than its predecessor. However, despite its colorful look, it's actually xm2smps in a wig, since the main conversion code is exactly the same.
It has never been officially discontinued, though the release of Puto's xm4smps made it obsolete. Furthermore, nineko gave a copy of xm3smps's complete source code to Oerg866, who has been granted the permission to take over nineko's work, and is proceeding with the development, fixing some bugs and adding several new features, in his xm3smps/oerg branch. For these reasons, it's not particularly advised to use any of the versions listed below, as two better programs exist.
File: Xm3smps332.rar (78 kB) (info)
Current version: 3.3.2
These are a couple of songs converted with xm3smps, to show its capabilities.
- WilyCastle.vgz (info) (59 kB) Wily's Castle from Mega Man, courtesy of Tweaker.
- Bob.vgm (info) (150 kB) Bubble Bobble's main theme.