First post, by almeath
Generally, I find that the Tandy sound emulation in DOSBox is very good, although I have to admit that it has been many many years since I heard the output from a real Tandy PC.
However, in Skate or Die, something has always sounded off, and so I got around to testing the game in PCem (v17) as a point of comparison. I used the default settings for a Tandy 1000. In DOSBox I used machine=tandy and set the cycles to 500.
I have attached the intro music, labelled accordingly. I presume that PCem is producing a much more accurate output. Notice the speed of playback as well, given that I have already set the cycles in DOSBox to quite a low level.
Something is obviously way off on the DOSBox sound emulation. I do not know anything about coding at this level, so this is not a complaint, just an observation. I am not sure why the Tandy sound seems to work so well in other titles, but fails here. Perhaps this is a known issue and is scheduled to be looked at sometime in the future?
DOSBox SVN for macOS (x86-64) - customized with Munt MT-32, Nuked OPL3, 3dfx Voodoo, Extra RAM, Large HD, and more.