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Mikmod, portable tracked music player.

Mikmod is a module player and library supporting many formats, including mod, s3m, it, and xm. Originally a player for MS-DOS, MikMod has been ported to other platforms, such as Unix, Macintosh, BeOS, and Java(!!)

Mikmod main authors are Jean-Paul Mikkers (MikMak), Jake Stine (Air Richter) and Frank Loemker. Steve McIntyre was the first Unix maintainer, followed by Peter Amstutz and finally Miodrag Vallat.

Unfortunately, since Miodrag Vallat does not have enough free time to work on mikmod theses days, releases somewhat came to an halt. This is why I (Raphaël Assénat) decided to work on libmikmod/mikmod to add new features and bring the project further.


  • Support for the following modules formats:
    669 (Composer 669, Unis 669), AMF (DSMI Advanced Module Format), AMF (ASYLUM Music Format V1.0), APUN (APlayer), DSM (DSIK internal format), FAR (Farandole Composer), GDM (General DigiMusic), IT (Impulse Tracker), IMF (Imago Orpheus), MOD (15 and 31 instruments), MED (OctaMED), MTM (MultiTracker Module editor), OKT (Amiga Oktalyzer), S3M (Scream Tracker 3), STM (Scream Tracker), STX (Scream Tracker Music Interface Kit), ULT (UltraTracker), UNI (MikMod), XM (FastTracker 2)
  • Can play files in archives formats: zip, lha, lzh, zoo, rar, gz, bz2, tar, tar.gz and tar.bz2
  • Curses player interface. With optional color and themes.
  • Playlist support.
  • Configuration file.
  • Works on most Unixes and win32

To install:

# gunzip random_play.sh.gz getmod.sh.gz
# chmod a+x random_play.sh getmod.sh

To use them:

# cd $wherever_you_installed_them
# ./random_play

To stop them, do this:

# cd $wherever_you_installed_them
# touch stop # this tells the background part not to download anymore once
# the current download is completed.

And then exit mikmod.

Ports and other versions.

Mikmod for the Macintosh:

MikMod for OS/2:

Mikmod for Java:

old MikMod for Unix page:

libMikMod based player for the GP32 handheld called MikPlay32:

TCL bindings:


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Ubuntu is a Linux distribution that offers an operating system predominantly focused on desktop computers but also provides support for servers. Based on Debian GNU / Linux, Ubuntu focuses on ease of use, freedom in usage restriction, regular releases (every 6 months) and ease of installation.
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