PowerLogix G3 Upgrade

September 2nd, 1998

Just Upgraded my System! with a 300MHz/300MHz bus 1Meg backside Cache from PowerLogix, and this baby is rockin!!! Prices were just slashed-Ridiculously low on these puppies, and I couldn’t resist! I guess the next generation of PPC 750’s are going to be coming out soon so the prices are falling fast;-)

Anyways, Just to let people know, ReBirth 2.0 is Running amazingly fast on this sucker. It takes about 3 seconds to switch between mods! Unbeleivable just click and boom! Instant Love. ReWire is smokin too!

Oh, after installing the new processor i lost some of my authorizations and had to reinsert the ReBirth 1.5 CD and 2.0 CD to reauthorize the upgrade. So as a warning to people performing the upgrade, this might happen to you as well. I suggest pulling out those authorization floppies and deauthorizing your software from your system before you do this upgrade.

Well, I’m off to overclock this sucker!

=Peff

Phase II Mod

August 30th, 1998

I’ve been fooling around with different samples in the the Phase II MOD, I took some really clean Dry Tom Samples and compressed them externally for a nice round fat feeling. 

I’ve upped a little MP3 Sample of what the Phase II sounds like. It’s mostly the Same Samples as the RedShift MOD but i’m changing the vocal samples.

More Mod Pages On the Internet

August 26th, 1998

Hmm, no new mod ideas, yet…so i’ve put links up to other ReBirth 2.0 MODs Pagez around the internet.

Actually, that’s not completely true, i’ve been tweeking out the standard components for a track. It’s all the same samples, just different tunings on a select few so that the overtones harmonize when run through the distortion:) 

And i’ve been messing around with the RedShift Graphics and exploring the wonders of high res graphics for the ReBirth 2.0 GUI. 
Side Note: I got ahold of a copy of MacOS 8.5b7 and ReBirth 2.0 Runs great on it But I guess nothing less should be expected! 

=Peff 

RedShift Finished…New GUI trick Discovered!

August 24th, 1998

RedShift Mod is online and ready for Download. The oversized graphics check out on Both Platforms. 

It seems that rebirth checks the graphics by taking the total horizontal length of the jpeg then divides it by the number of steps. It also takes into account for a 1 pixel separation between each frame. The Vertical size is arbitrary, and the active area for mouse control is the entire frame, not just the area of the original graphic:-) 

enjoy RedShift 
=Peff

RedShift - moving along…

August 21st, 1998

I’ve Uploaded a new screenshot of RedShift MOD for ReBirth 2.0. It’s pretty much done, but because of the resized graphics, I’m asking a few friends to test it out first before i release it.

There is an undocumented feature of rebirth 2.0 mods seems to allow one to change the button and knob graphics to various sizes. I’m not sure if this feature works fully cross platform yet, so until i’m certain that it will work without problems on Windows machines, it wont be available for download. 

Until then, you can take a listen to the MP3 demo that i just threw together using the mod;-) Click on the RedShift Splash Icon to view the GUI and download the MP3 file. 

Take it easy, 
=Peff

RedShift Graphics Tweak

August 18th, 1998

I have finished the graphics — whatever that means — for the RedShift MOD. Now I’m just tweeking the samples out. I’ve sorta learned my lesson. I’m not going to release versions until i’m really satisified with the product. One interesting note about RedShift…It requires 24bit graphics capabilities to see the detail. (Millions of Colors) anything less will look kinda crappy. I might go back and dither all the graphics down to 16 bit…eh but why bother! It’s almost Y2K and if you’re using rebirth 2 you should have a system that will view in 24 bit graphics! 

ReBirth MIME Types

August 17th, 1998

I’ve made a couple of versions of the “Alpha” MOD for rebirth 2.0 available for download from here. (for those of you who haven’t grabbed it from the ftp site directly). These are still kinda rough. I’m not quite satisfied with the sample sets just yet, but feel free to play with them and let me know what i can change. The graphics are pretty much done. This MOD is really rudimentary with very little labelling and simple graphics. 

Also, Dejenerate_Oxydized version has had a minor graphics update. The 909 knobs weren’t locking in quite right.
The RBM Autotyper Utility for MacOS has been stuffed so there should be no problems with downloading it from the ftp. Sorry about this problem before. You can also Download a copy by clicking here:

The Autotyper is a drag and drop utility for changing the type/creator codes of downloaded .RBM files so that they have the proper icon and are recognized by MacOS. (Note: RBMs with the netscape icon should still work fine on ReBirth 2.0 for MacOS)

You might also consider adding the .RBM and .RBS extensions to your Internet Config setup or your MIME types in your Browser so that your system will automatically recognize them when you download them. You can even configure IC to automatically start up ReBirth when you download an RBS file. Another thing you can do is to write an applescript which moves a file to your MODs folder, and configure IC to run the applescript when you download .RBM files

Well, back to the drawing board for me:-) Ive gotta finish up some graphics!

=Peff