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Anonymous
May 3, 2004 11:29:06 PM

Archived from groups: rec.games.computer.ultima.series (More info?)

hello,
today i installed ultima 6 on windows xp. with vdmsound and dosbox it
is easy to get sound, BUT...only adlib setting in the u6-install will
produce sound at all.

i tried the midi update and manipulated some ini - settings in
vdmsound but with no luck --> game starts with no sound at all.
does anyone of you had more luck with this?
should i try another emulator (which)?
is there still hope?

ralf

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Anonymous
May 3, 2004 11:29:07 PM

Archived from groups: rec.games.computer.ultima.series (More info?)

Ralfi wrote:

> hello,
> today i installed ultima 6 on windows xp. with vdmsound and dosbox it
> is easy to get sound, BUT...only adlib setting in the u6-install will
> produce sound at all.

> i tried the midi update and manipulated some ini - settings in
> vdmsound but with no luck --> game starts with no sound at all.
> does anyone of you had more luck with this?
> should i try another emulator (which)?
> is there still hope?

Ultima 6 uses the Intelligent MPU-401, as implemented by Roland.
Most soundcards and emulators only support UART mode in their
MPU-401 emulation.

I have a feeling that someone wrote a replacement MIDI driver
for U6 that contains all the intelligence needed to play the
sounds and output them to a dumb UART-mode MPU-401, but I cannot
remember where. (Ack.. is that what you meant earlier?)

DOSBOX also supports MT32, although I think it needs some kind
of plugin and a sample rom of 'grey-area' legality. That's
another approach you might consider.

>
> ralf

--
JP Morris - aka DOUG the Eagle (Dragon) -=UDIC=- jpm@it-he.org
Fun things to do with the Ultima games http://www.it-he.org
Reign of the Just - An Ultima clone http://rotj.it-he.org
d+++ e+ N+ T++ Om U1234!56!7'!S'!8!9!KAW u++ uC+++ uF+++ uG---- uLB----
uA--- nC+ nR---- nH+++ nP++ nI nPT nS nT wM- wC- y a(YEAR - 1976)
Anonymous
May 3, 2004 11:58:38 PM

Archived from groups: rec.games.computer.ultima.series (More info?)

>
>I have a feeling that someone wrote a replacement MIDI driver
>for U6 that contains all the intelligence needed to play the
>sounds and output them to a dumb UART-mode MPU-401, but I cannot
>remember where. (Ack.. is that what you meant earlier?)
>
yes, tried this one

>DOSBOX also supports MT32, although I think it needs some kind
>of plugin and a sample rom of 'grey-area' legality. That's
>another approach you might consider.

plugin? never heard of that before. i´ll try to find it.

ralf
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Anonymous
May 5, 2004 10:28:07 PM

Archived from groups: rec.games.computer.ultima.series (More info?)

>>I have a feeling that someone wrote a replacement MIDI driver
>>for U6 that contains all the intelligence needed to play the
>>sounds and output them to a dumb UART-mode MPU-401, but I cannot
>>remember where. (Ack.. is that what you meant earlier?)
>>
>yes, tried this one
>
>>DOSBOX also supports MT32, although I think it needs some kind
>>of plugin and a sample rom of 'grey-area' legality. That's
>>another approach you might consider.
>
>plugin? never heard of that before. i´ll try to find it.
>
>ralf


Hello,
I finally managed to get midi music.
Easy solution: I ´ve downloaded the latest Version of VDMSound. It
works with the original Roland Driver AND with the replacement driver
(which sounds much better - correct midi mapping).

thanks for the help,
ralf
May 6, 2004 6:36:16 PM

Archived from groups: rec.games.computer.ultima.series (More info?)

Hello

the game music get some improvement from be played from MIDI instead Adlib?

Thanks for the answer

Manuel


"ralfi" <rsander@addcom.de> escribió en el mensaje
news:975i90loiaqa10h5vehlvb6ruojjraqjjk@4ax.com...
> >>I have a feeling that someone wrote a replacement MIDI driver
> >>for U6 that contains all the intelligence needed to play the
> >>sounds and output them to a dumb UART-mode MPU-401, but I cannot
> >>remember where. (Ack.. is that what you meant earlier?)
> >>
> >yes, tried this one
> >
> >>DOSBOX also supports MT32, although I think it needs some kind
> >>of plugin and a sample rom of 'grey-area' legality. That's
> >>another approach you might consider.
> >
> >plugin? never heard of that before. i´ll try to find it.
> >
> >ralf
>
>
> Hello,
> I finally managed to get midi music.
> Easy solution: I ´ve downloaded the latest Version of VDMSound. It
> works with the original Roland Driver AND with the replacement driver
> (which sounds much better - correct midi mapping).
>
> thanks for the help,
> ralf
Anonymous
May 7, 2004 1:25:32 AM

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On Thu, 6 May 2004 14:36:16 +0200, "Manuel" <mmasias75@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>Hello
>
>the game music get some improvement from be played from MIDI instead Adlib?
>
>Thanks for the answer
>
>Manuel
>

Oh yes, for sure!
Try for yourself, it really matters.
Greetings,
Ralf
Anonymous
May 7, 2004 3:46:27 AM

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Manuel wrote:

> Hello
>
> the game music get some improvement from be played from MIDI instead
> Adlib?

Depends what you're into. I've always felt that the Adlib music
lends the game a mid-1980s synthesizer feel to it, which I rather
like. And you need a decent bass synthesizer for the bootup music..

> Thanks for the answer
>
> Manuel
>

--
JP Morris - aka DOUG the Eagle (Dragon) -=UDIC=- jpm@it-he.org
Fun things to do with the Ultima games http://www.it-he.org
Reign of the Just - An Ultima clone http://rotj.it-he.org
d+++ e+ N+ T++ Om U1234!56!7'!S'!8!9!KAW u++ uC+++ uF+++ uG---- uLB----
uA--- nC+ nR---- nH+++ nP++ nI nPT nS nT wM- wC- y a(YEAR - 1976)
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