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Old 13th October 2011, 05:04   #1
cmw
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Tutorial: Make Milkdrop 2 work with EvilLyrics and be more awesome than ever

This is for Windows 7, it should work with every Windows, but you have to adjust the path accordingly.

1) Install AutoHotkey: http://www.autohotkey.com/
Warning: This is an insanely powerful tool. Do not toy with.

2) Go to C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins
and create a folder named "copy"

3) Create a new text file and paste this:

code:

while 1=1
{
Sleep, 300
Loop, %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\milk2_msg.ini
{
copy_it = n
IfNotExist, %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\copy\%A_LoopFileName% ; Always copy if target file doesn't yet exist.
copy_it = y
else
{
FileGetTime, time, %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\copy\%A_LoopFileName%
EnvSub, time, %A_LoopFileTimeModified%, seconds ; Subtract the source file's time from the destination's.
if time < 0 ; Source file is newer than destination file.
copy_it = y
}
if copy_it = y
{
FileCopy, %A_LoopFileFullPath%, %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Winamp\Plugins\copy\%A_LoopFileName%, 1 ; Copy with overwrite=yes
ControlSend, , {f7}00, MilkDrop 2
}

}
}



Save the file as "lyrics.ahk" It does not matter where you save the file, so best place it somewhere easy accessible, or possibly the Startup folder.

When you double click the file, it will execute the AutoHotkey script (you should see a green icon with an H in the tray bar).



4) In Evillyrics, make sure that Milkdrop Support is enabled in the options.

Everything should work now, fire up a song with Karaoke in Evillyrics and see if it works.


Note: This works better than the original EvilLyrics support ever worked, because now you don't have to have focus on the Milkdrop Window, it will work regardless which window has focus. Tested with Windowed and Fullscreen mode, not sure if it works in Desktop, but Desktop mode is broken anyway.
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