I downloaded a copy a few days ago and I looked it over last night. All of the new features are great. I could not believe all of the math function blocks that it has!
I do have a few questions though:
First, when will it be available to buy? I looked, but I couldn’t find it on Intelitek’s website. Has a price been determined yet?
Second, if it’s not for sale yet - how do I get the unlocking code for the copy that I just downloaded. It has the usual 7 day evaluatiion period.
Third, I could not find anything for the “SP” DAC output port. One of the great things that I was looking forward to was being able to play music or sounds on my VEX robots. Will function blocks to control that be part of a future update - like when or if VEX releases a speaker module? I would hate to have to go to another programming language like RobotC to be able to play music (if it even supports that).
If youi could let me know, I would really appreciate it. Keep up the great work - I really like the new EasyC V4 for the Cortex!
IFI hasn’t yet released the speaker option and we are waiting till they release it before we add this block in-case any specifications change. You won’t be able to play “MUSIC” with the speaker as there is not enough available memory to store songs like an mp3 player. You will be able to play audio tones and midi files. I’m quite interested to see what Vex competitions will be like with little robots running around playing the Mario Bros Theme.
Thank you for the infomation, I’m sorry it took me a few days to reply.
I got the demo key and unlocked my copy of EasyC V4.
I figured that was the reason why there wasn’t a block for the speaker output, but I just wanted to make sure. I didn’t think that you would be able to play whole songs or store them, but I was hoping you would be able to play short “MUSIC” clips though.
Is there any other audio format that will be supported besides midi files - like maybe wav files? According to the information on the wiki page, the speaker output is supposed to be able to do tones and voice.
What about midi ringtones for cellphones - would they work? Just curious.
We will try and see what we can fit in the controller, but until the speaker comes out officially we can’t be 100% sure. Wav files will probably be supported as well, the major limiting factor will be space, you will be able to play tones as well.