First post, by Malik
Just wanted to let know I've just received my MT-32 module and wanted to try out the games music via my newest, fastest system setup.
I'm using X-Fi Platinum and the setup is as shown in the pictures.
The MIDI OUT from the X-Fi IO Drive is sent via the MIDI DIN cable to the MIDI IN of the MT-32. The IO drive comes with it's own MIDI connector to connect the ordinary MIDI DIN Cable to it
There are the 3 dedicated systems as I have previously posted.
My whole home pc setup. Note the Marantz SR5002 receiver down there at left. At extreme left is my big, papa subwoofer by SONY. Gives so much depth in DOS games.
The LCD TV is BENQ DV3750. Has many inputs. I mean A LOT! Enough for my 2 PCs (I interchange the VGA amongst my Classic and W98 systems). The newest PC has undisturbed DVI connection to the LCD. If you're wondering, the two small units at the top of the table left side are my PS2 and PSOne.
My Receiver helps me to converge all the sound sources to it. I can mix the ordinary classic Dos games' audio to Dolby ProLogic IIx if I wanted by the click of a button of the IRRC of the Marantz.
(And err...yeah, that's my TMNT miniature below the BENQ name. Too bad it's Raphael. My favourite is Donatello. - Me and my childhood obsessions. 😉
I wonder how many grown-ups still has collection of their golden years' memories!)
Of interest to us here would be the middle, beige coloured case.
This is my classic Dos/Win3.11 based machine. Currently I have a Pentium 133MHz in a P5F72 based socket 7 motherboard.
This system has LAPC-I in it.
I'll post the inside pictures of my classic system at another date.
I'm using Vista Ultimate 64-bit to test the setup.
Just wanted to let know that my contemporary setup comprising of Vista Ultimate 64-bit, with 4GB 1066MHz DDR2, and GeF9800GTX SLI and X-Fi Platinum runs fine my Dos games in Dosbox, and the MIDI message is sent to MT-32 with the setup as shown.
1.) MIDI OUT from my X-Fi via the X-Fi's I/O Drive goes to MIDI IN of my MT-32.
2.) Audio Out from the MT-32 goes directly to my Marantz SR5002 AV Receiver.
3.) Dosbox MIDI section is configured to use the MIDI OUT PORT of my X-Fi.
By sending audio directly to the receiver I bypass the often-complained low volume problem.
Hope this helps if anyone has problems or still thinking if their new system can handle old games via the MT-32 module.
Just wanted to say that the MT-32 STILL ROCKS in any NEW fastest system!
(The King's Quest V intro as shown - (didn't use aspect correction - otherwise can stretch full screen),(forgive the flash) with the MT-32 rekindles my memories of the wonderful music it has.
First played it in my then 286 with the v1.5 original SoundBlaster 17 years ago!!)