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       mikmod - play soundtracker etc. modules on a Unix machine.


       mikmod [-options]... [module|playlist]...


       MikMod  is  a  very portable module player based on libmikmod, written originally by Jean-
       Paul Mikkers (MikMak). It will play the IT, XM, MOD, MTM, S3M, STM, ULT,  FAR,  MED,  DSM,
       AMF,  IMF and 669 module formats. It works under AIX, FreeBSD, HP-UX, IRIX, Linux, NetBSD,
       OpenBSD, OSF/1, SunOS, Solaris, OS/2, DOS, and Windows. It is controllable via an easy-to-
       use curses interface and will extract and play modules from a variety of different archive


       Options can be given in any order, and are case-sensitive. For the options which have both
       a short and a long form, the long form can be prefixed by one or two dashes. Note that the
       settings in your $HOME/.mikmodrc will override the defaults shown in this man page.


       -d n

       --driver n
              Use the specified device driver for output, 0 is autodetect. The default is 0.   If
              your  installed  libmikmod  engine is recent enough (>=3.1.7), you can also specify
              the driver with an alias, as well as driver options separated by commas.  The  list
              and   driver   aliases   and   recognized  options  can  be  found  in  libmikmod's

       -o[utput] 8m|8s|16m|16s
              Output settings, 8 or 16 bit in stereo or mono. The default is "16s".

       -f freq

       --frequency freq
              Set mixing frequency in hertz. The default is 44100.


              Use interpolated mixing. This will generally improve audio quality, at the  expense
              of  a  bit  more  CPU usage. Note that this option alters the behaviour of software
              drivers only ; hardware drivers are not affected (default).

              Do not use interpolated mixing.


              Use high quality software mixer. This improves audio quality, but  requires  a  lot
              more CPU power. Note that this option alters the behaviour of software drivers only
              ; hardware drivers are not affected.

              Do not use high quality software mixer (default).


              Use surround mixing.

              Do not use surround mixing (default).

       -r n

       --reverb n
              Sets reverb amount from 0 (no reverb) to 15 (max reverb).  The  default  is  0  (no


       -v volume

       --volume volume
              Set volume from 0% (silence) to 100%. The default is 100%.


              Fade out the volume during the last pattern of each module.

              Do not fade out the volume during the last pattern of each module (default).


              Enable in-module backwards loops.

              Disable in-module backwards loops (default).


              Process  panning effects (default). This should be disabled (using --nopanning) for
              very old demo modules which use the panning effects for synchronization purposes.

              Do not process panning effects.


              Enable protracker extended speed effect (default). This should be  disabled  (using
              --noprotracker)  for  very old demo modules which use the extended speed effect for
              synchronization purposes.

              Disable protracker extended speed effect.


       -y dir

       --directory dir
              Scan directory recursively for modules.


              Look for hidden patterns in module. Most modules don't have  hidden  patterns,  but
              you can find "bonus" patterns (or just silence) in some modules.

              Do not look for hidden patterns in module (default).

       -p n

       --playmode n
              Playlist  mode.  The  allowed  values here are 1, to loop the current module; 2, to
              play the whole playlist repeatedly; 4, to shuffle the list before playing,  and  8,
              to play the whole list randomly. The default is 2.


              Don't halt MikMod if a module cannot be read or is an unknown format (default).

              Halt MikMod if a module cannot be read or is an unknown format.


       The following options need root privileges (or a setuid root binary), and don't work under
       all systems.


              Renice to -20 if possible to gain more CPU priority. This option is only  available
              under FreeBSD, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD and OS/2.

              Do not renice to -20 (default).


              Reschedule  mikmod to gain real-time priority (and thus more CPU time).  DANGEROUS!
              USE WITH CAUTION! This option is only available under FreeBSD, Linux and OS/2.

              Do not reschedule MikMod to gain real-time priority (default).



              Quiet mode. Disables interactive commands and displays only errors.



              Display the list of the known drivers and module loaders.

       -N n

       --drvinfo n
              Display information about a specific driver.


              Display MikMod version.


       --help Display a summary of the options.


       --norc Do not parse the  $HOME/.mikmodrc  configuration  file.  This  file  contains  your
              default  settings, so that you don't have to specify them each time you run MikMod.
              The file is read when you run  MikMod  and  updated  on  exit.  Using  this  option
              prevents MikMod from accessing this file.


       At play time, the following keystrokes offer control over MikMod:

       H, function key F1
              Display help panel.

       S, function key F2
              Display samples panel.

       I, function key F3
              Display instruments panel (if present in the module).

       M, function key F4
              Display song message panel (if present in the module).

       L, function key F5
              Display the playlist panel.

       C, function key F6
              Display the configuration panel.

       V, function key F7
              Display the volume panel.

       digits Set volume from 10% (digit 1) to 100% (digit 0).

       <      Decrease volume.

       >      Increase volume.

       -, Left
              Restart current pattern / skip to previous pattern.

       +, Right
              Skip to next pattern in current module.

       Up, Down
              Scroll panel.

       PgUp, PgDown
              Scroll panel (faster).

       Home   Go on top of the panel.

       End    Go to the end of the panel.

       (      Decrease speed variable (module plays faster).

       )      Increase speed variable (module plays slower).

       {      Decrease tempo variable (module plays slower).

       }      Increase tempo variable (module plays faster).

       : or ; Toggle interpolation mixing.

       U      Toggle surround mixing.

       Q      Exit MikMod.

       P      Switch to previous module in playlist.

       N      Switch to next module in playlist.

       R      Restart current module.

       F      Toggle fake/real volume bars in volume panel.

       space  Toggle pause.

              Refresh the screen.


       Some  functions  of  MikMod are available through menus, in the playlist and configuration

       You can select commands in the menus either by moving the selection with  the  arrow  keys
       and  pressing  enter,  or entering the highlighted letter corresponding ot the command you
       want to select.

       Menu entries ending with a > character open a submenu, whereas entries ending in ...  open
       a  dialog  box.  You  can  dismiss a submenu either by choosing a command in this menu, or
       using the left arrow key to go back, or switching panels.

       In dialog boxes, you can move the focus from the input line to the Ok and  Cancel  buttons
       either with the "tab" key, or the up and down arrow keys.

       Also, if the statusbar is active (which is the default behaviour), it will contain a short
       help text describing the menu option currently highlighted.


       When the playlist panel is displayed, pressing the return key will popup a menu. The  menu
       commands are:

       Play   Continue list playback from the currently highlighted module.

       Remove Remove module from the playlist.

              Remove  module  from the playlist, and delete module file on disk, or whole archive
              if the module is stored in an archive file. This function asks you to confirm  your

       File > This  entry  opens a submenu with four commands, "Load", "Insert", "Save" and "Save
              as". The Load and Insert commands ask you for a filename, and replace the  playlist
              with  it  (load)  or merge it with the playlist (insert). No wildcards are allowed.
              The Save and Save as commands save the current  playlist  in  a  file,  by  default
              ``playlist.mpl'', in the current directory. Note that playlist filenames should end
              in .mpl, or they won't be recognized immediately as a playlist by MikMod.

              Randomize the playlist.

       Sort > This entry opens a submenu with sort commands. You can select a normal  or  reverse
              order,  and  then  sort  the  playlist  with  one of the four criteria: by name, by
              extension, by path or by time.

       Back   Discards the menu.


       The configuration panel lets you customize your MikMod settings, and save them.   You  can
       also try some particular settings without losing your previous configuration.

       Output options
              This  section  lets  you choose various vital playback settings, such as the output
              driver, the stereo/mono and 16/8 bit output settings, the playback  frequency,  and
              the software mixer settings.

       Playback options
              This  section  lets you choose various module playback settings, such as the output
              volume, the processing of panning effects and bacwards loops, etc.

       Other options
              This section lets you choose the remaining settings, such as the playlist mode, and
              various program settings.

       Use config
              This command activates the current configuration settings, but does not save them.

       Save config
              This command saves and activates the current configuration settings.

       Revert config
              This command reverts to the on-disk configuration file settings.


       MikMod will currently play the following common and not so common formats:

       669    Composer 669 and Extended 669 modules.

       AMF    DSMI internal module format (Advanced Module Format, converted with M2AMF).

       AMF    ASYLUM Music format (From crusader games)

       DSM    DSIK's internal module format.

       FAR    Farandole composer modules.

       GDM    General Digital Munsic internal module format (converted with 2GDM).

       IMF    Imago Orpheus modules.

       IT     Impulse Tracker modules.

       MED    Amiga MED modules, but synthsounds are not supported.

       MOD    Protracker, Startracker, Fasttracker, Oktalyzer, and Taketracker modules.

       MTM    Multitracker module editor modules.

       S3M    Screamtracker version 3 modules.

       STM    Screamtracker version 2 modules.

       STX    STMIK converted modules.

       ULT    Ultratracker modules.

       UNI, APUN
              Old MikMod (UNI) and APlayer (APUN) internal module format.

       XM     Fasttracker 2 modules.


       MikMod should recognize and extract the following common archive formats.  However, to use
       each of these you will need to find the  appropriate  program(s)  for  MikMod  to  use  to
       extract  them.  These  are commonly available and you will most likely find them with this
       distribution  of  MikMod.   Other  archive  formats  can  be  configured  by  editing  the
       configuration file (see FILES below).

       zip    Info-zip or PkZip archives, commonly used on DOS/Windows platforms.

       lha, lzh
              Lharc archives, commonly used on the Amiga.

       zoo    Zoo archives, quite rare those days...

       rar    Rar archives.

       gz     Gzip compressed files.

       bz2    Bzip2 compressed files.

       tar, tar.gz and tar.bz2
              Tar archives, even compressed with gzip or bzip2.


       $HOME/.mikmodrc (or mikmod.cfg under OS/2 / Windows)
              User configuration settings.

       $HOME/.mikmod_playlist (mikmodpl.cfg/mikmod_playlist.mpl under OS/2 / Windows)
              The default playlist, loaded if no other files are specified on the command line.

              Default playlist filename.


       MikMod is the result of the work of many people, including: Jean-Paul Mikkers, Jake Stine,
       Miodrag Vallat, Frank Loemker, Andrew Zabolotny, Raphael Assenat,  Steve  McIntyre,  Peter
       Amstutz,  "MenTaLguY",  Dimitri  Boldyrev,  Shlomi Fish, Stefan Tibus, Tinic Urou.  A full
       list of people having worked on libmikmod and MikMod is displayed when MikMod starts.


       The official MikMod and libmikmod home page is at

                                 Version 3.2.7, 11 November 2015                        MIKMOD(1)