ProffieOS Documentation (POD)

I have moved all the documentation from the ProffieOS wiki to a new site:

(POD stands for ProffieOS Documentation)
The new site looks nicer, has better access control and should be properly indexed by google. win-win-win.

Please take a look, if you find problems, either report it here or use the issue tracker.

The new site isn’t exactly a wiki, but it’s very easy to edit. Anybody who wants to help can do so, either by becoming a collaborator, or by submitting pull requests to the github repository.

Unless we find something wrong with the new site, I will be re-pointing any links I can find to the new site soon, and eventually shutting down the github wiki.


I’ve updated the links on my site(s) to point to the POD.

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Just in case people want to help, but don’t know what to do, I added a few TODOs to the issue tracker.


Sorry! I attempted my first edit, but because it was in the title, it renamed the file and I think I broke something, sorry. Can’t see how to revert it.

I think you must have edited the filename directly, which is why it renamed it.
The lower-case problem seems to have been caused by a colon in the title. Apparently that’s not really allowed by Jekyll, at least not without some sort of quoting. Either way, it’s fixed now.

Btw, this github repository is “protected” which means that force commits are not allowed, so if you want to undo a change you have to use “git revert” to do it. “git revert” creates a change that is exactly opposite of a previous change, and then you can commit and push that change.

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So I’ve been trying to find/create a favicon for the POD site.
Staying with the Star Wars theme, I was thinking that I could use a pod-racer inspired icon.
Like maybe just a picture of the coupling arc(s). I’ve been googling for a good picture that I could use, but haven’t found anything so far, but maybe someone else out there knows where to find one?

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Well, I found something that might work, It’s not fantastic though, so if someone finds something better, let me know.

I’ll look around. Sounds like maybe an arc from high-tension wires being disconnected and a little image editing may give you what you’re thinking?

ie: Electric Wire Spark Stock Photos, Pictures & Royalty-Free Images - iStock

Any of these good? (not sure why thumbnails are broken, but click image to view)

Only the first image works.
Not sure if it’s any better than the one I used.

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I’ve changed all CONFIG_TOP / CONFIG_PRESETS / CONFIG_BUTTONS / CONFIG_PROP links from the crucible to point to the pod.


Fixed the links, but yeah, the one you have is essentially it.

I tried cropping and scaling it to a favicon-size, but because of the lighter background, the arcs don’t show up very well.

For this page: ProffieOS Documentation: Sound Font config.ini configuration (

Can someone please update and re-write some of this stuff? Every time is mentioning the word “Swing”, it gets so confusing if it’s referring to a smoothing file, or an accent swing file.


# How fast (degrees per second) we have to swing before a swing effect is
# triggered. Default 250.
# How much to bend the response curve between swing speed and swing volume.
# Can be 0.01 - 2.0, where value of 1.0 will result in no bending. Default 0.5

in these instances above does the word “swing” mean this parameter alters the accent swing,… or is it referring to a smoothswing? This page seems to have a lot of vague descriptions like this that could be easily cleared up by clearly explaining things a bit better to avoid confusion of what these parameters are altering (swng.wav or swingh/l.wav)

EDIT this needs clarification, because below is not correct.
There was NEC and Plecter compatibility at the time of writing, so “swing” kindof was accent swings?
I think it mostly refers to monophonic fonts. There have been discussions on this in the past on TRA, I’d just need to find some of them.

  • pre edit post follows -
    At the time of initial writing, accent swings didn’t exist. Therefore any reference to “swing” means smoothswings.
    Accent swings are specified as “accent” .
    I suppose we could add “smooth” to the descriptions to help clarify, if @profezzorn approves.
    Such as:
# How fast (degrees per second) we have to swing before 
# a smoothswing effect is triggered. 

Although that’s incorrect because there’s both ProffieOSMaxSwingVolume in config.ini, and then there’s MaxSwingVolume in smoothsw.ini.
Hold on…

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ok, if thats the case…so heres where the confusion is…


# Non-linear swing response (higher values make it more non-linear)
# Values greater than 1 will result in the Smoothswing sound staying quieter 
# at lower speeds and then ramping up quickly to full volume a higher speeds. 
# Values less than 1 will result in the Smoothswing volume ramping up quickly 
# at lower speeds and then staying there as you approach full speed. 
# the default is 1.75 (any value)

The above is clearly speaking about smoothswing files


# How much to bend the response curve between swing speed and swing volume.
# Can be 0.01 - 2.0, where value of 1.0 will result in no bending. Default 0.5

If this is also talking about smoothswing (it doesnt mention accent swing)…how are these 2 parameters in 2 different files be talking about the same sharpness thing for the same wav file (smoothswing)?

There just seems to be a lot of overlap between the parameters in these 2 files that could easily be cleared up if someone just went in and clearly defined the words ‘accent swing’ and/or ‘smoothswing’ for each parameter…

Im probably over thinking it, but even to this day of using proffie for 3+ years…the definitions in these 2 files still confuse me to this day of what wav files they are actually altering…

Check my post’s edits.

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Thank you for confirming im not crazy…lol