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by mahen
03-28-14 5:25 am
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Quest to learn piano, would you like to join?
Replies: 26
Views: 16830

Re: Quest to learn piano, would you like to join?

Oh yes... Sometimes, what kills motivation is the profusion of choices !! I constantly encounter this issue : how to choose what newspaper to read, what Linux distro to use ;-), what language to learn, which which method, what instrument to learn, with which method, what cell phone operator etc etc ...
by mahen
03-26-14 4:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Synthesia on Linux with Wine and ALSA using FluidSynth
Replies: 15
Views: 91711

Re: Synthesia on Linux with Wine and ALSA using FluidSynth

Very promising :-) Meanwhile, as it's an how-to for experienced Linux user, a similar how-to for un-experienced ones (with no software synth though) would be : - install WINE from your distro package manager - download synthesia installer and double click on it Should be OK in most cases ! Not that ...
by mahen
03-26-14 4:45 am
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Quest to learn piano, would you like to join?
Replies: 26
Views: 16830

Re: Quest to learn piano, would you like to join?

Hi ! Thanks a lot for your advice ! Indeed, making excuses is of no use ! I can find tons of reasons why I made almost no progress in 5 years :-) Being obsessed with making the right choices being one of the most time consuming tasks... And improductive ones !! Actually, I use a French piano method ...
by mahen
03-25-14 6:56 am
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Quest to learn piano, would you like to join?
Replies: 26
Views: 16830

Re: Quest to learn piano, would you like to join?

Hi ! Did you guys also consider the "Piano Handbook" by Carl Humphries ? It seems to be one of the best books. I own it, barely started it ; its progression pace seems very fast... Too fast ? What do you think ? I've been a constant beginner for the past 5 years... I'm trying to start over. If someo...
by mahen
03-24-14 3:48 pm
Forum: Previous Development Updates
Topic: 10 Preview r2571, r2613 - Free Play
Replies: 53
Views: 38094

Re: 10 Preview r2571, r2613 - Free Play

Hey Nicholas ! Very nice new feature ! :-) What about adding a "loop pedal" feature in this new mode ? Giving the possibility for the user to add several layers of instruments one upon the other ? And possibly a way to switch between several different sequences ? It would make a cool improvisation t...
by mahen
03-23-14 2:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Synthesia on Linux with Wine and ALSA using FluidSynth
Replies: 15
Views: 91711

Re: Synthesia on Linux with Wine and ALSA using FluidSynth

Thanks for the tutorial ! Also, if you use a MIDI keyboard that is GM compatible, you don't have to use a software synth, so that's even more straightforward (nothing to do at all I think ?). Still it would be cool to have an optional built-in synthesizer in Synthesia (EarMaster did it recently). I'...
by mahen
05-22-11 4:13 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Linux version!
Replies: 45
Views: 29347

Re: Linux version!

What WINE version are you using ? You may get the latest one on winehq.org (if using ubuntu, you can add the PPA to remain up to date all the time)
by mahen
01-10-11 2:15 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Linux version!
Replies: 45
Views: 29347

Re: Linux version!

Yeah, I definitely agree with Nicholas (although I was quite pleased to see the stats of the Humble Bundles ;-) It's disturbing to judge groups of people based on such criterias. I don't consider myself as a Linux user : I'm just someone who happened to choose to use this OS for some reasons, I'm no...
by mahen
07-07-10 9:24 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Linux version!
Replies: 45
Views: 29347

Re: Linux version!

Well, I don't think Nicholas would think this is worth the effort, as Synthesia already works with the three major OS'es. (even though Linux requires wine, it works out of the box with it, nowadays)... However, considering it builds on both OSX and Windows, there must already be a good amount of abs...
by mahen
07-05-10 6:08 am
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: The piano handbook
Replies: 6
Views: 3439

Re: The piano handbook

By any chance, does any of you own midi transcriptions of the sheet music from The Piano Handbook ?
by mahen
06-21-10 5:42 am
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Practice Scheme
Replies: 57
Views: 19541

Re: Practice Scheme

Rickeeey : I would really love if you could keep us updated with your latest progress :-)

BTW, do you still have the Piano Handbook .mids ?
by mahen
06-20-10 3:57 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Linux version!
Replies: 45
Views: 29347

Re: Linux version!

As of today (wine 1.2 RC), Synthesia works perfectly out of the box from a default / blank Wine installation. Not even a single DLL to install. It's probably been true for a few months, I guess. Only last micro-quirk : volume is still lowered after leaving the game, which is worked around by setting...
by mahen
06-06-10 7:50 am
Forum: Previous Development Updates
Topic: 0.7.1 Preview r792, r797 (Release Candidates 1 and 2)
Replies: 50
Views: 26736

Re: 0.7.1 Preview r792, r797 (Release Candidates 1 and 2)

Thanks for the new release Nicholas ! For your information, this version works out of the box with the current version of wine under Linux -- no need to install dlls, etc. Just dbl click on the installer then launch it :-)
by mahen
11-23-09 7:52 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Linux version!
Replies: 45
Views: 29347

Re: Linux version!

zzzxtreme : well, that's not necessarily true ;)

cf : http://2dboy.com/2009/10/26/pay-what-yo ... le-wrap-up :)
by mahen
11-12-09 4:29 am
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: [SOLVED] 64bits linux : inverted fonts :)
Replies: 7
Views: 2586

Re: [SOLVED] 64bits linux : inverted fonts :)

OK that's great : it'll display properly eventually, and it's already very usable :)

Thanks for caring even if it's not officially supported :)
by mahen
11-10-09 4:02 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: [SOLVED] 64bits linux : inverted fonts :)
Replies: 7
Views: 2586

Re: [SOLVED] 64bits linux : inverted fonts :)

Hmm... Something interesting : the remaining "fonts trash" at the bottom of the game screen is not here in D3D mode : http://mahen.free.fr/temp/synthesia_d3d_2.jpg But most of the game looks worse so it's not a good alternative ;) http://mahen.free.fr/temp/synthesia_d3d_1.jpg I'll stick to openGL :)
by mahen
11-10-09 3:55 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: [SOLVED] 64bits linux : inverted fonts :)
Replies: 7
Views: 2586

Re: [SOLVED] 64bits linux : inverted fonts :)

Hmm, indeed... Meanwhile, wine's gdiplus made some progress so it "almost" works out of the box with no DLL install. However, it used not to work at all with 64 bits versions of Ubuntu Linux (with 32 bits wine), and this is something I hadn't solved. Now it works (may have something to do with the c...
by mahen
11-10-09 3:06 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: [SOLVED] 64bits linux : inverted fonts :)
Replies: 7
Views: 2586

Re: 64bits linux : inverted fonts :)

Well, this problem can be fixed by downloading gdiplus.dll and putting it in synthesia directory (or system32), in order to bypass the "built-in" gdiplus wine re-implementation :)
by mahen
11-06-09 1:07 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: [SOLVED] 64bits linux : inverted fonts :)
Replies: 7
Views: 2586

[SOLVED] 64bits linux : inverted fonts :)

Hi ! I used to use Synthesia under Linux (32 bits) with no problem whatsoever. I kind of stopped because of practical reasons but would like to resume my practise. I switched to 64 bits Ubuntu (Karmic), and I get a "strange" graphical issue with Synthesia. See it for yourself (same result in OpenGL ...
by mahen
11-06-09 12:54 pm
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Practice Scheme
Replies: 57
Views: 19541

Re: Practice Scheme

Ahah, well, maybe in the long run (no money and no use for this ATM but thanks anyway ;)

Or perhaps I could find a way to just move the monitor (actually the PC and the piano are side by side, less than 1 meter and a half from each other). Hmm.

:)