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The JadeShop™: Compact Edition - By JadeJohnson Games

on Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:14 pm
Note: To learn about the latest features of all versions of "The JadeShop", please see its main forum page. Thank you.

If you like the idea of The JadeShop™️, but have less than a hundred megs of valuable space left, then this "Compact Edition" of the service is for you!  It has all the latest features of the original, but it's rendered in 4 Bit, cutting the filesize down to an unbelievable 38mb, considerably MORE than Tim's and my ORIGINAL ESTIMATES of "by at least thirty to fourty megs"!

You can get your copy here!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3jsmkwbv30pjzx6/TheJadeShopCompactEdition.ppsx?raw=1

Please enjoy, and "HAPPY JADING!"


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Re: The JadeShop™: Compact Edition - By JadeJohnson Games

on Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:40 pm
Wow, nice job with the file size optimizations. I didn't really notice much of a difference in quality either.

That said, the file size can still be reduced further. Right now, the 22-minute track is taking more than two thirds of the megabytes. Consider if you really need 22 minutes worth of music for a store front. For me, a three-minute max looping musical piece seems to be more fitting for a compact edition.
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Re: The JadeShop™: Compact Edition - By JadeJohnson Games

on Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:46 pm
I personally believe that the more variety, the better. 

Imagine if your car had an automatically running and looping CD player whose "Next", "Previous", "Shuffle", "Pause", and "Stop" buttons were shot.  Wouldn't you rather it be stuck playing a disc with multiple tracks instead of just one?  That's the premise I chose to go by here, because it's all about diversity, even in the simplest of ways.

That makes sense, right?


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Re: The JadeShop™: Compact Edition - By JadeJohnson Games

on Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:17 pm
Try it now; that's as far as I'm willing to go though. 

It hurts me a little more and more inside, especially as a blind man with a tried and true one mile hearing radius, to have to suffer through what I am hence forced to listen to as I lower, lessen, and yet still further decrease this variant's audio quality, just to make people with tiny hard drives feel more satisfied. 

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Re: The JadeShop™: Compact Edition - By JadeJohnson Games

on Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:08 pm
JadeJohnsonGames wrote:Try it now; that's as far as I'm willing to go though. 

It hurts me a little more and more inside, especially as a blind man with a tried and true one mile hearing radius, to have to suffer through what I am hence forced to listen to as I lower, lessen, and yet still further decrease this variant's audio quality, just to make people with tiny hard drives feel more satisfied. 

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You realize you didn't have to do this if you don't feel like it's the right change, right?

If you like the 22-minute track, by all means bring it back. This is YOUR project, so you don't need to, and you shouldn't necessarily, follow everyone's suggestions.
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Re: The JadeShop™: Compact Edition - By JadeJohnson Games

on Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:10 pm
Yes, I do realize that.  I did keep the track, I just compressed it to eight bit mono is all, along with all the other native audio in the app.  I can live with this one, but there are apps on Android that are over four hundred and sixty five megs, so I think I'm technically good either way.

Did you notice that the actual music has changed since before I compressed it?  Higher quality renditions of these new songs were also put into the main JadeShop application as well.  That was my plan from the start: to occasionally change out which music plays in the store, to keep it whimsical and fresh as time passes.  That, in fact, is one of the reasons for which I added the "UPDATE" button back in September.
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