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Re: MCI cdaudio not repeating (looping) on modern Windows systems

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I post a feedback today about this bug, but i think that Microsoft will never see it... I want to use hexen II with CD Audio feature (is GOG version) and i don't want to use Source Port to "fix" it... It is important to distinguish between issues caused by Microsoft's mcicda driver bugs and issues …

Re: MCI cdaudio not repeating (looping) on modern Windows systems

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For those of you who still use real genuine physical CD's to play old games on modern operating systems the cdaudio-wimm project might also be of interest. It aims to restore track repeat on Windows Vista - Windows 10 for games that use music tracks on the CD. https://github.com/dippy-dipper/cdaudio …

Re: MCI cdaudio not repeating (looping) on modern Windows systems

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Strange, the music stops at menu. I decided to turn on the emulate cd pause capability and some other related options in DxWnd. Suprisingly it holds the music but not when you go one further step in menu. The music sometimes glitches and buffers. Not sure why but that MCI setting has effects. I …

Re: MCI cdaudio not repeating (looping) on modern Windows systems

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Discrete_BOB_058 wrote on 2020-09-24, 08:20: For Grim Fandango, setting options for MCI Audio in DxWnd doesn't help. It sometimes hold the music then it stops playing anymore. The two CD box set I have of Grim Fandango does not have cd music tracks. The music is instead played digitally from files …

Re: Heavy Gear - Cutscenes show blue square

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The game crashes upon startup, did you use other fixes for it Heavy Gear patched to v1.2 works fine here using DxWnd 2.05.54: - Imported settings from "exports\Heavy Gear.dxw". - Corrected path field to point where I have the game installed. - Enabled Dxwnd options "Keep aspect ratio" and "Desktop …

Re: The Need for Speed Special Edition for Windows "DOES WORK"

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Discrete_BOB_058 wrote on 2020-08-30, 05:37: The newer ones have removed the functionalities that it needs, dont know why, but thanks to sourceforge it still exists Newer versions of Dxwnd should not be missing any features. However if you have not enabled "Options -> Expert mode" you will only see …

Re: MCI cdaudio not repeating (looping) on modern Windows systems

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Regarding MCI_CLOSE: On Win9x you could call MCI_CLOSE and the following MCI_PLAY or MCI_STOP would still work. Exception would be if you used the alias in which case you would need to re-open the device with the same alias to gain access to it. On WinXP things took a turn to the worse as MCI_CLOSE …

Re: MCI cdaudio not repeating (looping) on modern Windows systems

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Dxwnd's help pages point to a possible hardware difference. E.g. some CD drives supported the returning of a "paused" state. I could not find the MSDN source for this information though. I would think that pausing happens in software. That is MCI_PAUSE is the same as MCI_STOP with the exception that …

Re: MCI cdaudio not repeating (looping) on modern Windows systems

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UCyborg wrote on 2020-08-22, 06:54: I suspected the mentioned bug exists in Win9x, I just have no way to verify, so I said "possibly". Is there a PC emulator that lets you mount real CD images, not just ISOs? I used a physical disc together with PCem and the MCI Command String Tester by Charles …

Re: MCI cdaudio not repeating (looping) on modern Windows systems

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I also ran some debugger sessions on mcicda.dll to compare the behavior of WinXP to more recent Windows versions. With some breakpoints one can see that on WinXP the loop seems to be working as intended but on later Windows versions there is a sizable part of the code that never gets called due to …

Re: MCI cdaudio not repeating (looping) on modern Windows systems

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There is another bug that exists in all OS from 10 down to XP, possibly on older systems as well. If you pause CD playback via MCI then query its status, you'll get back "stopped" instead of "paused". DxWnd emulates the bug by default, but has an option to enable proper behavior - "Emulate CD pause …

MCI cdaudio not repeating (looping) on modern Windows systems

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Nothing really new here but I thought a more detailed summary of this issue could be useful for general reference here on VOGONS. Starting with Windows Vista and continuing to the present day and Windows 10 there is an issue with cdaudio playback using the "Media Control Interface" where the tracks …

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