First post, by LunarG
I've recently started having problems with the sound in certain games sounding really distorted on my GUS. Programs like Cubic Player or FT2 playing modules sound just fine. Pinball Fantasies is perfect, no problem at all. But most other games, in particular games using UltraMID I guess, have major distortion, like constant white noise during playback. In Doom and Doom 2 the music sounds fine, but sound effects have a nasty "crackling" almost like white noise in background. In Tyrian the white noise type sound is there pretty much constantly.
This wasn't always the case, so I'm not really sure what's happened. The jack for my line-out is a bit loose (the retention spring that holds the plug in has loosened over the years I guess), so I thought it could be bad contact between the jack socket and the plug, but seeing as CP and FT2 and Pinball Dreams and Pinball Fantasies work flawlessly, it can't really be that either. The playmidi util that comes with the Ultrasound drivers play back midi files with perfect sound clarity as well, so I find this problem really strange.
Any chance it could be due to game file corruption?
Anybody got any good suggestions?
EDIT: ran the "Load1024.mid" file in playmidi, and it sounds distorted... I guess some of the memory chips on my GUS may be faulty then? I suppose I'll have to look for some new ones.
WinXP : PIII 1.4GHz, 512MB RAM, 73GB SCSI HDD, Matrox Parhelia, SB Audigy 2.
Win98se : K6-3+ 500MHz, 256MB RAM, 80GB HDD, Matrox Millennium G400 MAX, Voodoo 2, Waveforce 192XG.
DOS6.22 : Intel DX4, 64MB RAM, 1.6GB HDD, ELSA Winner 1000PRO, GUS 1MB, SB16.