The Yamaha FB-01/IBM Music Feature Card support thread!!

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The Yamaha FB-01/IBM Music Feature Card support thread!!

Postby carlostex » 2014-6-15 @ 13:11

Hello there!

I'm pretty sure other threads about these specific sound devices already exist, but i wanna focus on these sound devices as far as knowing which games supported them and to document how we can get them to work.

I'm not gonna give the details and backstory into these devices, it's been documented all aound.

Anyway, the point is game support for these devices, specially for the FB-01 since it is so much easier and certainly cheaper to acquire than an IMFC.

The following pic, courtesy of Cloudschatze are very good to determine Sierra games support for sound devices, including the FB-01 and the IMFC:

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Now for those owning a FB-01 (like me) there is still need for MPU-401. Using SoftMPU is therefore essential for those who don't own a real MPU-401 hardware interface. There was a problem with some Sierra games giving a dump/error message on the FB-01, so better support through SoftMPU and sierra FB-01 driver investigation has followed and came to culmination here:

viewtopic.php?f=57&t=36023&start=220

Ripsaw8080 managed to do his magic on the Sierra drivers and figured out the problem on the FB01 Sierra drivers, that were causing dump errors on the FB-01 sound module.

So for starters i would like to use this thread to document game testing, not only for Sierra games but others as well that might support the FB-01 and IMFC.
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Re: The Yamaha FB-01/IBM Music Feature Card support thread!!

Postby carlostex » 2014-6-15 @ 13:16

I tested the following games so far with ripsaw8080 modified Sierra Driver:

Space Quest 3 -- OK!
Leisure Suit Larry 2 -- Wrong and garbled notes!
Leisure Suit Larry 3 -- OK!
King's Quest 4 -- OK!
Police Quest 2 -- OK!
Silpheed -- OK!

Keep in mind that some game versions might not work correctly. I haven't found a Leisure Suit Larry 2 version (including my owned original copy) that works correctly with the FB-01.
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Re: The Yamaha FB-01/IBM Music Feature Card support thread!!

Postby Great Hierophant » 2014-6-15 @ 18:38

The following games worked with ripsaw8080's driver with a real Yamaha FB-01 and Roland MPU-401 + MIF-IPC-A :

Codename : ICEMAN
Colonel's Bequest
Conquests of Camelot*
Hero's Quest/Quest for Glory I
Hoyle's Book of Games : Volume 1
Leisure Suit Larry 2
Leisure Suit Larry 3
King's Quest I
King's Quest IV
Mixed-Up Mother Goose*
Police Quest II
Silpheed
Sorcerian
Space Quest III

* - needs patch.002

Games that will not work with either Sierra or ripsaw8080's FB01.DRV are :
King's Quest V
Quest for Glory II
Thexder 2 : Fire Hawk
King's Quest IV (version 1.006.111 or 1.000.111)
Leisure Suit Larry 2 (v1.000.011)
1988 Christmas Card Demo
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Re: The Yamaha FB-01/IBM Music Feature Card support thread!!

Postby MaxWar » 2014-6-15 @ 18:55

Hehe, funny, literally 2 days ago I was reading the equivalent thread on Questudios forum and marveling at the prospect of taking my FB-01 out for a stroll.
But at least here I can post :p

Here are other relevant threads:
http://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?t=9555
http://queststudios.com/smf/index.php?topic=3384.0
http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showthread.php?26369-IBM-Music-feature-card
http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showthread.php?28030-PROGRAMMING-the-IBM-Music-Feature
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The Grand OPL3 Comparison Run.
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Re: The Yamaha FB-01/IBM Music Feature Card support thread!!

Postby carlostex » 2014-6-15 @ 19:49

Great Hierophant wrote:Games that will not work with either Sierra or ripsaw8080's FB01.DRV are :
Leisure Suit Larry 2 (v1.000.011)


Yeah that's the exact Leisure Suit Larry 2 version i have...

Are there any non Sierra games that might have support for the FB-01?
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Re: The Yamaha FB-01/IBM Music Feature Card support thread!!

Postby PeterLI » 2014-6-15 @ 19:56

Cool. I might be tempted to get a FB-01 again now. :)
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Re: The Yamaha FB-01/IBM Music Feature Card support thread!!

Postby bristlehog » 2014-6-15 @ 21:13

By the way, is there a FB-01/IMFC programming guide anywhere?
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Re: The Yamaha FB-01/IBM Music Feature Card support thread!!

Postby kreats » 2015-8-18 @ 15:30

QfG VGA doesn't seem to work for me with ripsaw8080's driver - should it?
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Re: The Yamaha FB-01/IBM Music Feature Card support thread!!

Postby Cloudschatze » 2015-8-18 @ 17:02

kreats wrote:QfG VGA doesn't seem to work for me with ripsaw8080's driver - should it?

No, that driver isn't compatible with the later, non-SCI0 releases. Also, unless the music resources were lifted straight from the EGA version for the VGA release, the necessary FB-01/IMFC MIDI track data would be missing besides.
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Re: The Yamaha FB-01/IBM Music Feature Card support thread!!

Postby kreats » 2015-8-19 @ 08:12

I suspected as much - good to know for sure though!

Thanks again cloud.
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Re: The Yamaha FB-01/IBM Music Feature Card support thread!!

Postby Stiletto » 2015-8-19 @ 16:47

bristlehog wrote:By the way, is there a FB-01/IMFC programming guide anywhere?


Better late than never: IBM PC Music Feature Technical Reference: ftp://ftp.oldskool.org/pub/misc/Hardwar ... erence.pdf

FB-01, I can offer the manual and service manual. Dunno about a programming guide:
http://soundprogramming.net/manuals/Yam ... Manual.pdf
http://soundprogramming.net/manuals/Yam ... Manual.pdf
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Re: The Yamaha FB-01/IBM Music Feature Card support thread!!

Postby pleonard » 2016-3-20 @ 00:35

Not sure what made me try, but the IMFC fits (and works) inside a PS/2 Model 25:

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And yes, the machine can close too... The top slot is, unbelievably enough, a full 13" long. As you rotate the bottom closed, the end of the IMFC goes all the way into the monitor's lower lip, which extends an inch or two from the front of the Model 25. The lower slot is shorter, as it meets the floppy bezel underneath the monitor lip.

You often see the Model 30 listed as the only ISA-based PS/2 model this card will work with, but we can add another to the list.
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