Well, there have been so many new versions of the emulator these days that I feel somewhat lost...
Anyway, I have tested the latest mt32emu.exe. It adds a few improvements in Kyrandia 2 (The Hand of Fate) and Leisure Suit Larry 3 (now, the little sound effects from the music at the beginning of the game seem to play properly). The downside is audible overdrive on some tunes, as mentioned. It's not a problem in games like Kyrandia 2 where I can control the volume in the game and get rid of it. But 4D Sports Driving/Stunts has overdrive, even with the Master Volume at 10 in the mt32 window.
The music in 4D Sports Driving sounds a little different, I prefer the 22/03 version of mt32emu, that seems to give a kind of softness to the sound.
My other test games seem to sound fine (Kyrandia, Budokan).
There seems to be more overdrive in ScummVM than in DOSBox.
I have also tested ykhwong's builds from 20/03, 24/03 & 04/04. I don't know the differences with mt32emu.exe, but these three builds sound different, and not as good to my ears. 24/03 & 04/04 are closer in sound to mt32emu, but still very different.
The 04/04 build is almost unusable because most tunes are overdriving, which is a problem for games without volume control (Budokan, 4D Sports Driving). My favourite is the 24/03 build (no overdrive, closer to mt32emu), but I still prefer mt32emu.exe.
I don't know if it's interesting for me for pointing out some weird thing about 4D Sports Driving / Stunts. They're both the same game basically, with the same music, but they sound both different. And the weird thing is the menu music, in which there is a "glissando" part that gets played right or wrong, depending on the circumstances:
- My friend's REAL MT-32 plays the Stunts menu correctly and incorrectly in 4D Sports Driving;
- mt32emu.exe plays 4D Sports Driving correctly and not Stunts (the opposite);
- ykhwong's builds play BOTH correctly!
Anyway, each version sounds great for different things. Overall, my favourite is the 22/03 mt32emu version. I just wish it be possible to control the amount of reverb. 😀
Thanks again for all your hard work! I am amazed by the result.