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Fruity Loops / Re: Swapping of old versions of FL 1.x.x & 2.x.x
«  by iRelevant on August 17, 2017, 10:52:17 PM »
did Fruityloops create a hardware sequencer before the software??? ???

Not to my knowledge, I think the "machine" they are thinking about here is the Roland TB 303.
The TS404 channe instrumentl (TB 303 inspired) was for many the heart of FL. They killed the TS404 channel in FL12 and replaced it with a plugin instrument called Trasistor Bass ... which is supposed to be a better clone of the TB 303.
cpu - 2010s / Intel HD Graphics
«  by chrisNova777 on August 17, 2017, 08:19:47 PM »

Before the introduction of Intel HD Graphics, Intel integrated graphics were built into the motherboard's northbridge, as part of the Intel's Hub Architecture. They were known as Intel Extreme Graphics and Intel GMA. As part of the Platform Controller Hub (PCH) design, the northbridge was eliminated and graphics processing was moved to the same die as the central processing unit (CPU).

The previous Intel integrated graphics solution, Intel GMA,
had a reputation of lacking performance and features, and therefore was not considered to be a good choice for more demanding graphics applications, such as 3D gaming.

The performance increases brought by Intel's HD Graphics made the products competitive with integrated graphics adapters made by its rivals, Nvidia and ATI/AMD.

Intel HD Graphics, featuring minimal power consumption that is important in laptops, was capable enough that PC manufacturers often stopped offering discrete graphics options in their low-end and mid-range laptop lines.

GMA was first introduced on the 945G/pentium 4 platform:
Processors   Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor
Chipsets   Intel® 945G Express Chipset
Desktop Boards   Intel® Desktop Boards D945GNT, D945GTP, and D945GCZ
Other   Intel® GMA 900 Graphics
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*.bmp OR *.png

Apple () menu - Similar to the Start menu in Windows; used to access functions such as Software Update (equivalent to Windows Update), System Preferences (equivalent to Control Panel), Sleep, Log Out, and Shut Down.
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Icon view - Similar to Windows Icons view mode, used to display the contents of your folder as a series of icons. Also you can "hover" over icons for multipage documents or QuickTime movies to get a thumb nail preview of its content.
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Cover Flow view - Used to display the contents of your folder just like the Cover Flow used in iTunes. You can see live previews of images, documents, and movies, and can thumb through documents and movies.
Action Menu - Similar to right clicking an item in Windows Explorer, it will give you quick access to Finder functions for highlighted items, such as Get Info, Quick Look, Move to Trash, and Services.
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Search Field - Similar to Windows Search, start typing a word or phrase and Spotlight will search your Mac for any matches.
Spotlight icon - Similar to Windows Search, click it to bring up the Spotlight search field, where you can search for anything on your Mac.
Back / Forward buttons - Just like in Windows Explorer, as you move to different places in the Finder window, you can use the back button to return one step back and the forward button to go forward.
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Cover Flow content - Shows you a live preview of your files, where you can page through a document or watch a QuickTime movie.
The Finder application icon -  Similar to Windows Explorer, click it to bring the Finder to the foreground or open a Finder window if none are already opened.
The Dock - Similar to the Windows Taskbar, it has quick access to the Finder and your most frequently used applications, folders, and files. With a single click the application, folder, or file opens.
Trash - Similar to the Recycle Bin, deleted items are kept here until you empty the Trash. You can also eject DVD's, SD memory cards, or external drives connected to your Mac by dragging them to the trash (discs will physically eject when you do this, other devices can be disconnected after doing this).
PCI Cards / Re: megawolf romulus/remus (1998? 1999?)
«  by chrisNova777 on August 17, 2017, 03:28:23 PM »

Q: re: the Megawolf Romulus / Megawolf Remus cards support of OMS
A: While Opcode (creators of OMS) do not support the megawolf Romulus/Remus card, There is OMS compatibility from Freemidi.
(Opcode was on its way out of business at the time of the release of the megawolf cards
 they probably would have supported it had they stayed around, but fortunately MOTU was still very much alive + kicking,  and they apparently updated their software to include compatibility for Opcode OMS! they kind of had to do this because OMS was more universally used by music applications than freemidi and OMS was endorsed by Apple)

(as of version 1.4) FreeMIDI has expanded compatibilty with OMS by adding the option "use OMS when available". OMS is used in the FreeMIDI shell.

When using the Romulus/Remus card with MIDI software which requires OMS,
download Megawolf's most recent freeMIDI driver.
it contains files that give OMS access to the card.
You can find this at it also has README files with instructions.

* It works with Steinberg's (propellerheads) Recycle...

General / Miscellaneous / Friends Reunited (1999)
«  by Mixermap on August 17, 2017, 02:34:15 PM »
I remember when this launched but I never registered :)
Fruity Loops / Re: Swapping of old versions of FL 1.x.x & 2.x.x
«  by chrisNova777 on August 17, 2017, 01:46:50 PM »

this backup circa 2000 shows a graphic that says "if u like the machine, u gonna love the software"
did Fruityloops create a hardware sequencer before the software??? ???
Fruity Loops / Re: Swapping of old versions of FL 1.x.x & 2.x.x
«  by iRelevant on August 17, 2017, 11:43:52 AM »
not so sure anyone is really worried about surgically cleaning this info from the publics grasp...

Check out this link that I found in the Wayback Machine ...
It may explain why most of the web archive with reference to fruityl00ps is broken, particularly the early days and versions v1.x to v3.x ... before it turned into FL Studio from v4.x. Powerful corporations don't go easy on perceived trademark infringements.