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Mark Headrick's MOD Page

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This page was originally conceived before there was such a thing as MP3 files; however, I still feel it's worthy to keep. So what is a MOD file? Well, basically it's like a MIDI file which contains just note and controller information; however, the MOD file includes the digitized instrument samples within it. More information.

MOD Players:


Feb 14, 2022: Ever since I installed Windows 10 on my PC, I have being using WACUP instead of Winamp. It even now has a 64-bit version. Both the 32 and 64-bit versions seem to play MOD files fine.

XMPlay Support

Jan 23, 2013: I am not sure why I've never tried this player before, but XMPlay does an excellent job playing MOD files. It has no installer. You just unzip the files into a directory and click the executable. If you are using Windows 7 with the UAC enabled and you put it into C:\Program Files (x86)\XMPlay, for example, you will need to edit the permissions of the folder and grant the Users group full control so it can write and modify files there. I would change the permissions of the folder before running the program the first time. It can also be configured to save the settings in a user's profile.

Nullsoft Winamp

Unless you've been living under a rock, Winamp Pro is certainly one of the best MP3 players out there and the latest version does a pretty good job now of playing most MOD files.

May 17, 2012: The latest version of Winamp works fine in Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. However, some of the older plugins may require you to grant Full Control to the Winamp directory and sub-directories to the User group so that they can create and modify files.

Mod4Win Now!

May 28, 2004: Well, I was searching around the net for various Mod4Win versions that would work better with Windows XP than the 2.30 version I had and I found the following site: Mod4Win Home which happened to have an unlimited use version of the Mod4Win 2.40 Beta. Now then, just in case that site goes down, you can also get it here (2435 K). Now, this program is a 16-bit application so it uses the Windows 16-bit Virtual Machine (ntvdm.exe) to run in Windows XP. This version seems to behave fine and hardly uses any CPU. Version 2.30 of the program was using 100% of the CPU (well the ntvdm.exe process was). Even though this program was released in May 1999 and development has stopped, it's still one of the best sounding MOD players I think.. even still seems to do a better job than Winamp at times.

May 17, 2012: Currently I am running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. Needless to say, MOD4WIN, being a 16-bit program, will not work in this OS. It may work in a Virtual Machine running Windows XP or something but it's just not worth the effort at this time LOL.

MOD Sites/Links:

Used to be more links but most of them were dead and necessitated their removal.

Some of my favorite mods for download:

MOD Files I've made videos of while playing them.

Page last modified: Monday, July 4, 2022 11:18:15 PM CDT

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