Hey everyone. Are you sick and tired of seeing this little error screen when trying to import a FamiTracker text file into your game? I'm a newbie when it comes to all other aspects of NES Maker, but I'm extremely experienced with FamiTracker -- and I'm pretty sure I've figured out what causes that blasted error.An error occured while importing Sounds
Value cannot be null.
Parameter name: s
BASICALLY you don't want any unused patterns of music included in your FamiTracker songs. Here's what I figured out --
Let's say I've written some music and put them in the following patterns: 00, 01, 02, and 03. They all contain note data and they sound great. Awesome!
Now let's say my frames look something like this:
Frame 00: 00,00,00,00,00
...I hit play, and I like how the song sounds, so I decide to export it as a text file and import it to NES Maker.
This won't work, and here's why:
Notice how I never used the 02 pattern in any of the 5 frames in the song? NESMaker doesn't like that!!
If you have a pattern like "02" in the example which you never play in any of your frames, NESMaker won't import the text file!
I found this out after doing a lot of testing. Before figuring this out, the best advice I had heard was that NES Maker was just really finicky when importing music -- but I think this is the cause of most of the problems. It causes a lot of headaches trying to fix this AFTER writing your music, so just keep this in mind. Only put music in patterns you plan on using! If you have an unused pattern (02), but you DO use pattern 03, then copy all of the data from 03, put it into 02, and switch to using 02 instead of 03 in your frames. Then just delete everything in the 03 pattern.
This SHOULD solve the importing problem.
Keep it mind, it also seems to cause problems if you use a frame that's completely blank/has no note data in it. It seems to return the same error as before. If you want to include a frame with blank patterns in it, just put a note break in one of the patterns used.
Hope that saves y'all some headaches! This is my first time trying to share some info on the forums -- like I said, I'm not an expert in NES Maker by any means, but I've got a lot of experience with FamiTracker. If anyone has questions, let me know and I'll try to answer them! Keep in mind I might need to see the actual note data in the text file.