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On June 10th 2002, I started making electronic dance music. Eventually, I released various albums, two of which were in cassette format and many others in digital download format. However, over the last 15 years, many people from Omnimaga, Cemetech, CodeWalrus, other websites and social media have requested physical CD copies of my 32-bits eurodance, trance, happy hardcore, UK hardcore and power metal work.

Tonight, the wait is over:



Thanks to Kunaki's on-demand, direct-to-customer CD printing service, you can now purchase all the full-lenght albums that I have released from January 2007 to present, many of which includes songs from as early as 2002. Here are the ten albums that are now available in physical format:
Epic Journey through the Galaxy (2007) EDM
Journey through the Moon Dark Side (2007) EDM
Enter the Dream World (2007) EDM
Angel in the Stars (2007) EDM
It's the End of Time (2008) EDM
Destiny Knight (2009) EDM & VGM
Tales of the Knight of the Moon (2011) Power metal
Ancient Kingdom of Omnimaga Special Edition (2014) Power Metal
In UK Hardcore and Dance we Trust (2017) EDM
Illegal Music Chemistry (2017) Experimental & VGM

Of course, as always, my entire discography, including two compilations and one DJ mix, are available for purchase in digital format at http://djomnimaga.bandcamp.com for much cheaper, but for those who have been waiting for physical collectibles for so long, head to http://kunaki.com/mSales.asp?PublisherId=147037 to grab them. Note, however, that shipping might take up to 5 weeks in USA and 7 worldwide, and that Kunaki doesn't accept returns, due to being essentially an automated service.

Thanks to @Juju for recommending this CD fullfilment service to me and to @p2 for convincing me very hard to put my music on CD earlier this year. Also thanks to everyone that supported my music in the last 15 years.

Physical CD store (Kunaki, for credit card users)
Physical CD store (Kunaki, for Paypal users)
Digital music store (Bandcamp)
Youtube channel (for new song uploads)

UPDATE: Added Paypal link (for some reasons, Kunaki uses two different pages for CC and Paypal stores rather than a drop-down menu or something)

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Miscellaneous / DJ Omnimaga waves goodbye
« on: March 03, 2015, 09:20:38 pm »
Hi,

I am the founder of Omnimaga (2001) and CodeWalrus (2014) and author of various past calculator programs (mostly RPGs). I stepped down from my Omnimaga admin position in 2011 and remained active as news editor until around a few months ago. In the meantime, I was also active on Cemetech on and off, as well as CodeWalrus afterward.

Unfortunately, after recommendations from friends due to issues mentionned in this post, I am now announcing my goodbye from SAX (#Cemetech IRC channel) and the entire Omnimaga website. It is possible that this departure might extend to Cemetech forums and other sites, if the issues below becomes a problem there too.


My issues to communicate properly have plagued my experience and the experience of others in the community when I was around, with misunderstandings and disputes. While a few were intentionally caused by some community members, I have troubles with working out people's intention that I never got able to overcome, thanks in part to several bad experiences in the past (a lot in real life). Unfortunately, those issues are not related to text being a poor communication medium nor language barrier, because I have the same problem when communicating in my native language via voice mediums, so it caused me problems in real life too in the past.

This, along with many other things I noticed about myself over the years, led to the conclusion that I have asperger syndrome. It is not officially diagnosticed but many people that I know have it and I have every single symptom to a certain degree). I also always had serious problems adapting to changes (an example being switching from BASIC to Axe/ASM/C) and why, 8 years after moving to my own appartment, I am barely able to adapt to the extra life duties that come with it.


It was wrong from me and the others people to continuously tell admins of other sites to run things the way we want, because they are not our sites. Normally we either deal with it, go elsewhere or start our own place. Unfortunately, I was unable to adapt to Cemetech nor the change in direction that Omnimaga took in recent years, and since it was the case of other people as well, the last option was chosen. It was not intended as an attack towards other sites, but rather to make the community more diverse (all 3 sites had different mentalities, good sides and negative sides). But no matter what, I am sorry to have bothered Omni, Cemetech and other site admins non-stop in the past to have things ran differently.


My problems do not limit themselves to my communication and changes issues, however, unless the rest is caused by those two issues. I started becoming into a somewhat depressive mood starting in early October or so, which worsened ever since. In addition to that, my sensitivity is another thing I have never been able to overcome, and seeing a psy in 2010 didn't help, as he pretty much told me the exact same things that close friends at the time told me. Also, when a bad incident affects me, sometimes, I will keep bad memories of it forever, even if later I become in good terms with the people involved. If I see them again later, those bad memories come back and I start feeling down. So the solution was to avoid being around those people (which can be a problem in real life but so far it hasn't happened with immediate acquintances there).


I am not sure how we will stay in touch after this post. I know that some people here and other sites frequent private IRC channels, Facebook, Skype and Telegram, but not everyone does. PM or e-mail can work, but it depends of how often I check those. CodeWalrus has run out of staff and it might take a miracle to allow it to continue in its current form. In the event where it would be taken over by the remaining members, that might eventually be an alternate option to contact me. That said, I alienated many people in the past, if not recently, with my behavior, and you did not deserve any backlash from my part (ok, some people did, but not everyone have bad intentions). This made it next to impossible for me to keep a friendship intact (the only friendships I think I managed to keep 100% intact are with tr1p1ea and juju). So my departure might be for the best. Sorry for those I have hurt and maybe, one day, I can come back. I hope I can continue working on First Fantasy: Mana Force and other projects regardless of the outcome of this, but motivation might be hard to come by.


On a more positive (or negative, depending of how you see it) note, I also withdrew from the music industry, so starting March 15th, all my music on Bandcamp will become free.


-Kevin Ouellet, alias DJ Omnimaga

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Site Feedback and Questions / Unable to send PMs anymore
« on: December 15, 2014, 09:49:39 am »
I am unable to send PMs anymore. When posting, I usually manage to get the "Last post by same IP" error to go away by refreshing the page and I usually don't lose the post content if I click back to retrieve what I was typing. However, when I use the PM system, I am unable to get that error to go away at all, even by refreshing any page.

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News / Ticalc POTY 2014 now underway :D
« on: December 09, 2014, 01:49:22 pm »
Ok so if you haven't checked ticalc.org yet, the 2014 Program of the Year award has begun! Obviously, the first poll is for the TI-83+/84+ category, and assuming POTY works the same way as previous years, the survey will probably run for 1 week. Then the TI-84+CSE category will follow, then the TI-Nspire.

Anyway, here are the TI-83+/84+ programs participating this year:

Axio Man! http://www.ticalc.org/archives/news/articles/14/148/148705.html
Flappy Bird http://www.ticalc.org/archives/news/articles/14/148/148558.html
Flappy Bird Sideways http://www.ticalc.org/archives/news/articles/14/148/148558.html
JezzBall v1.0 http://www.ticalc.org/archives/news/articles/14/148/148548.html
Legends http://www.ticalc.org/archives/news/articles/14/148/148713.html
Pokemon Battle Factory http://www.ticalc.org/archives/news/articles/14/148/148669.html
Pong Ultimate Multiplayer http://www.ticalc.org/archives/news/articles/14/148/148712.html
Reuben Quest: Ev Awakening http://www.ticalc.org/archives/news/articles/14/148/148613.html
Reuben Quest: The Lost Mirror http://www.ticalc.org/archives/news/articles/14/148/148695.html
VVVVVV http://www.ticalc.org/archives/news/articles/14/148/148561.html

You need a ticalc.org account to vote and you don't have much time to do so, so make sure to vote for your favorite program ASAP! :)


inb4 ticalc comments asking how to vote

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Ok I wonder what they used as background remix of Sandstorm because I like how it's more melodical. But anyway, this is what a remix of Sandstorm combined with Never Gonna Give you Up sounds like and it's awesome :D



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Other Calculators / TI-84 Plus CE... what now, TI? O.O
« on: November 26, 2014, 08:08:20 pm »
Ok what now? O.O http://tiplanet.org/forum/gallery/image_page.php?image_id=4114

After the TI-83 Premium CE (the French TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition), here comes that thing you see above: The TI-84 Plus CE!


According to the TI-Planet news at http://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=173467#p173467 it seems that the calc feels very fast. I wonder if this could be TI's response to the complains about the slow TI-84 Plus CSE processor? A much faster CSE would definitively be nice, providing that ASM programs are cross-compatible, not locked down (the fact this calc case looks a bit like a TI-Nspire CX worries me a bit) and that the calc doesn't only come out in France.

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Apparently, in France the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition was finally leaked, as the TI-83 Premium or the TI-83 Premium CE. See http://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15548&p=172658 for more info.

By the way, this is definitively real, unless the name changes in the near future. The reason why I decided to put this topic in humors and jokes is because TI calc names have pretty much became a joke altogether. O.O

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HP Prime / HP PPL issue with LINE_P() and/or BLIT_P
« on: November 06, 2014, 04:47:11 pm »
I would need explanation on why the following code doesn't do anything at all:

Code: [Select]
EXPORT init()
BEGIN
DIMGROB_P(G8,16,16);
LINE_P(G8,0,0,15,15,#FF0000);
INVERT_P(G8,3,3,8,8);
BLIT_P(G0,0,0,32,32,G8,0,0,16,16);
END;

I can't seem to figure out what I am doing wrong, considering I used line with the same syntax before and in this scenario, even INVERT_P does nothing. I am trying to draw something inside a 16x16 GROB placed in G8, then paste it over the screen.


EDIT: Nevermind, it works in this example. It's because I was using the code inside a sub-routine in my program, except that I had called the sub-routine from the wrong location >.<. My bad. I also had two LINE_P coordinates inverted it seems.

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Other Calculators / [2007] Force N00bs To RTFM When Installing BASIC Games
« on: November 05, 2014, 11:44:01 pm »
I wonder if anybody remembers this, since it was posted several years ago on the old Omnimaga board. For some reasons, this old topic seems missing from Omnimaga database, probably because the downloads section replaced individual program topics, but with the discussions about people not reading Ndless/downgrade instructions and tutorials from new users missing important safety steps, I thought I should necrocross-post this thread from http://z9.invisionfree.com/omnimaga/index.php?showtopic=1804

Original 2007 post (with fixed link) quoted below:

Quote from:
Tired of getting questions about your games that are alerady awnsered in the readme? Tired of getting asked why the game doesn't work fine because the person didn't read the readme to know how to install the game properly? This program is for you. Altough it is pretty simple and can be hacked quite easily, it should force most people to read the readme to be even able to start the game at all by asking him for a password (which you will write in your readme too). Just insert the code of this program at the beginning of your launching program for your BASIC game. When a person run your game on his calculator for the first time after installing it it will prompt him for a password (of your choice), which you will write in your installation instruction of the game readme. Thus, if the person didn't read the readme he'll not even be able to run the game at all. Spread this program among all BASIC programmers to annoy those who don't read instructions when installing a game enough so next time they'll follow instructions before installing the files anywhere. DON'T WORRY! THIS PROGRAM ONLY ASK THE PASSWORD ONCE! It is made so once the game user typed the password it will never ask for it again unless he delete the game or the list variable called N00B.

Feel free to edit the text inside the program as well as the password.

Download here


I made this program way back in 2007 because I kept getting e-mails asking help on how to install my games, yet often the problems people had were because they didn't read the readme properly, if at all. Both the TI-Connect version of Zelda: Dark Link Quest and Metroid II: Expansion Set uses this utility. Despite being so easy to circumvent, it proved effective, as I stopped getting e-mails asking for support about installing those two games entirely afterward, plus people who don't follow instructions generally don't know how to turn a calculator ON, let alone edit a program.

Why am I bringing this up? Well, I think something similar should be implemented in TI-Nspire downgrade and Ndlessing utilities and perhaps ASM ones should be done for other calcs. If, for example, there is an important step to follow in the readme to avoid bricking your calc, then that step would conclude by asking you to enter a specific password once the calc prompts for it, to confirm that you have read it. :P


SOmething similar was done on United-TI, as discussed in the original thread, but I don't think it's available anywhere anymore.

EDIT: Another version by Nitacku that used hacked vars (XtraVar) http://z9.invisionfree.com/omnimaga/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=13462018

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Other Calculators / Ticalc.org Nomination November 2014
« on: November 05, 2014, 03:43:59 pm »
Ok so ticalc.org is running their Nomination November event again, like last year.

Basically, if you want something featured for the 2014 Program of the Year (POTY), then you have until November 30th to do so!

Basically, how to do it:
-Finish your calculator project in time
-Submit it to ticalc.org archives (they do not feature programs that are not hosted in their archives)
-Contact ticalc.org via their e-mail address to submit your program for front page news consideration
-If accepted (the program has to be good quality, so no guessing game or redundant games), it will both make front page news at http://www.ticalc.org and automatically become eligible for 2014 POTY. You can have multiple programs at once in one POTY survey, but each program can only participate once.
-You can also suggest other programs (that you made or that other people made) as news, including older programs. Sometimes, programs slips under their radar. Omnimaga news might have some ideas for you, but first, check if they were not already featured before and keep in mind they have to be TI programs and be available on ticalc.org:

http://www.omnimaga.org/news/ten-ti-z80-calculator-games-you-might-have-forgotten/
http://www.omnimaga.org/news/ten-color-calc-games-you-should-check-out-(ti-84cse-nspire-cx-casio-prizm)/
http://www.omnimaga.org/news/catching-up-on-notable-ticasio-game-releases-little-surprise-below/
http://www.omnimaga.org/news/many-new-amazing-games-for-all-calculators/
http://www.omnimaga.org/news/primecaster3d-quest-cx-simcitx/
http://www.omnimaga.org/news/next-to-last-calc-program-round-up-news-article/
http://www.omnimaga.org/news/dj's-final-community-news-coverage/



http://www.ticalc.org/archives/news/articles/14/148/148681.html

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Music Showcase / Ancient Kingdom of Happy Hardcore (new DJ Omni song)
« on: October 23, 2014, 12:23:12 am »

https://djomnimaga.bandcamp.com/track/ancient-kingdom-of-happy-hardcore

Here is a new song from me, this time more old school :D. It's an happy hardcore cover of Ancient Kingdom of Omnimaga, with a few seconds of melodic speedcore in the middle. :P


Note that you can already buy the already released songs for this album individually even though the album isn't out yet, but the issue is that when the album will be released it will be much cheaper to buy the album as a whole.

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OmnomIRC Development / Enable notification on per-channel basis
« on: October 21, 2014, 12:04:47 am »
It would be nice if the OmnomIRC browser notifications option let us enable them only for specific channels or at the very least let us enable new posts notifications separately from highlights. Otherwise, it's kinda annoying to get a notification everytime Omnimaga Radio plays one of my songs (which is about every 4-5 minutes).

Doing the same with highlighting and ding would be quite nice as well, because if I ever decided to enable ding on highlight, then I would get highlighted every 5 minute from the #radio bot. O.O


The other solution could be to intentionally spell the beginning of my nickname wrong in #radio, such as D.J. O instead of DJ O.

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Humour and Jokes / Most akward/unlikely Google search results
« on: October 20, 2014, 02:52:41 pm »
Sometimes, when searching stuff on Google, has it ever happened to you that the first results, especially images, are just plain WTF?

Aside from the instances where even with safe search ON you land on adult sites (usually by searching for console ROMs), here is one example of what I found:


-If you google for the word cheek (in my case, it was to figure out what it refers to in French), at least 4 of the first few pics are gore-intensive, one of which is almost like shock site material O.O

-Searching for Mouton Insignifiant will return results about Jean Charest former Quebec Prime Minister.

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Humour and Jokes / What if your dog could send SMS?
« on: October 17, 2014, 01:00:53 am »
If your dog could text you via mobile devices, here is what apparently it might look like :P

English: http://textfromdog.tumblr.com/

French: http://www.ayoye.com/chien-pouvait-envoyer-messages-textes-ca-donnerait-resultats-hilarants/


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Gaming Discussion / Mechanical arcade cabinets from the 1960-70's
« on: October 16, 2014, 12:25:55 am »
Did you know that before the Intellivision and Atari video game consoles, there were arcade machines for much longer? Of course, you are probably aware of Tennis For Two and Spacewar video games, which are even older, but here is how an arcade racing game looked like in 1969:




And in 1976 (in this one they show how it works inside the machine):




Now what about a Sega shooter from 1970?



So yeah, before pixel-based electronic video games became a thing, this is how arcade games looked like :D. I particularly like the explosion effect they came up with in the second one. I wish I could try one of the racing game live.

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