[PlanetCCRMA] sfark Linux (fwd)

Martin Tarenskeen m.tarenskeen at zonnet.nl
Tue Oct 16 14:02:01 2007

On Mon, 15 Oct 2007, Nigel Henry wrote:

> On Monday 15 October 2007 15:12, Vedran Vucic wrote:

>> Is there any tool in Fedora Core 7 for unpacking sfark files in order to
>> unpack sound fonts?

> Short answer. No. Most of the sfark soundfonts available will need to be
> uncompressed in a Windows machine, or you can install Wine on F7, and use the
> windows executable available from: http://www.melodymachine.com.

Your short answer is not quite correct. There IS a linux commandline tool to 
unpack sfark compressed soundfonts. It is called sfarkxtc and can be found on 
the same website http://www.melodymachine.com. It can only handle SfArk V2 
files though. It cannot handle the older V1 format. In that case the Windows 
version runs perfectly under wine indeed and can handle SfARk V1.


Martin Tarenskeen