Appoligize for the Thread Hijack While this has nothing to do with the music looping
I've played this game in original iso without patches on period hardware. 98se Voodoo 3+ awe64 gold best combo
tnt2 with original tnt2 patch and a real Yamaha XG PCI is the poor mans combo these are the 2 configs or any combo of them that works on 98se.
The Original Eidos tnt 2 patch doesn't work with drivers newer than 12.xx on 98se out of the box. If you use newer drivers you have to disable 8bit textures with riva tuner for the patch to work. I have the patch somewhere the original one. Should work with tnt2, gf2 I never tested it with geforce 3 or 4 or 5.
ill go on a limb and say it might work with 3 and 4.
PS i never needed any patches to play the game on 98se with voodoo 3 and awe64 gold thats the hardware the game is specifically ported to. You need at least a PIII 600.. 800 is better.
if u want the original Eidos patch let me know.
the game wasn't designed to work with roland GS. It actually sounds the best on the awe64 gold because thats how Edios ported it . YMF7x4 is also terrific much right up there with the awe64 but you need power ymf with extended bank for full quality. Dont use the shitty soft synth.
For Awe64 Gold the game installs an update and it uses a custom soundfont that Eidos ported the game it utilize the full potential of the hardware.
For YMF7x4 i believe its native You want to download Power YMF and the extended bank from phils site then you can use the full 4MB sound font in high quality.
Also run 98se
PS I actually do not think roland hardware will sound better than the awe64 gold. The game was specifically ported to this card. And in the case of the YMF7X4 PCI with power ymf and ext bank I believe the games midi port is supposed to sound right on that and on roland it will sound off. It acutally sounds 10 times better on "REAL" XG hardware as opposed to the softbank Thats how it is. Like as in normally you play a midi that was taylored for Orland on XG it might sound a little off in this case i believe its the opposite.
So anyways 98se PIII 800, Voodoo 3, Awe64Gold, 256MB ram The game will just run vanilla with best experience.
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98se PIII 800, Ge-force 2 (driver 12.xx OG TNT2 patch) Yahama YMF 754/744PCI +Power YMF + EXT bank from phils site.