First post, by Rekrul
Windows XP Pro, SP3 system with onboard Realtek audio. For some reason, I no longer have a MIDI device driver present on my system. I can't play MIDI files in MPC-HC, the MIDI music doesn't work in DOS games in DOSBox and small Windows games that try to open a MIDI device also fail. I'm 99% positive that the MIDI music used to work in DOSBox.
If I go to Sounds and Audio Devices in the Control Panel, click on the Audio tab and use the drop-down box for MIDI Music Playback, Default Device, the only option available is Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth. If I select that and click Apply, it just clears the box. The music test in DXDiag works fine though. I play play music with either Microsoft Synthesizer or Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth (Emulated), although it does say that Direct port acceleration isn't available.
I've tried re-installing the Realtek audio drivers, but that didn't change anything.
I've tried Googling for an answer, but almost everything I find seems to be related to problems making actual MIDI devices play, not emulating it through a sound card. And the ones that don't concern an actual device just tell you to re-install the drivers.
Does anyone know how I can fix this? Is there a software MIDI device driver I can download for XP?