Reply 621 of 801, by root42
Reply 622 of 801, by keropi
oh IIRC MI2 uploads data to the MT-32 so it won't sound correctly with a SC-55.
MI1 on the other hand uses the default sound bank so it will be OK. You just need to power up the 55 in mt-32 mode
about SQ3... are you using mouse.com or another mouse driver? I remember this game is weird like SQ4 and needs specific ctmouse version or just ms mouse.com
Reply 623 of 801, by root42
Using MS Mouse version something dot something... SQ4 works fine, just tested it. Will investigate in the coming days... too late here today. Monkey1 sounds brilliant and fine!
One last thing: My copy of Day of the Tentacle is mising the roland.ims. I do have the big box in the cupboard, but no floppy drive yet in my 286... If anyone could help me out, feel free to PM me! Would love to test DoTT as well.
EDIT: nevermind. I found the upgrade.exe online, which adds roland.ims and seemingly fixes some bugs...? It seems to work fine now.
Reply 624 of 801, by root42
Reply 625 of 801, by keropi
nice review thanks for making it! 😊
actually the 2 ports are both OUT on the breakout cable... noone used IN since basically this is a retrogaming device nowdays and IN is not not used in that. I mentioned that here and in the group on fb: Re: Music Quest MPU clone cards, anyone interested in them? , probably missed that... So far I had only one person requesting the cable to be wire 1xIN 1xOUT.
(the circuitry is there and working fine you can still add a 3rd plug on the cable and it will work , the package has the diagram should anyone needs to do that)
About SQ3 it's weird it won't run, I get no issues here. Might be some corrupted or even missing file?
Reply 626 of 801, by gordon-creAtive.com
I wonder if there is an option to individually 'mute' the MIDI outputs from software? That would be really helpful.
Reply 627 of 801, by keropi
Reply 628 of 801, by gordon-creAtive.com
Err no, I meant those two guys:
Reply 629 of 801, by root42
I think those are hooked up to the same MIDI OUT pins... You won't be able to turn them off individually. But why would you want to do that? You can simply turn off / mute your external device.
Reply 630 of 801, by keropi
Yeah there is no issue if you leave an OUT port non-connected or have a module connected to it but not powered on.
Imagine the card having an onboard midi-thru box , there is nothing to gain by having a design to turn on/off individual OUT ports. 😀
Reply 631 of 801, by root42
Finally I have gotten SQ3 to run. It takes an astonishing long time to initialize, but it runs fine, and sounds great -- I think! 😀
I guess it would be better on an MT32, but I like it nevertheless.
Reply 632 of 801, by keropi
Reply 633 of 801, by root42
Reply 634 of 801, by keropi
Reply 635 of 801, by root42
Reply 636 of 801, by Scali
I finally have an MT-32 at my disposal now, so I decided to do a few more tests.
I tried some of the few demos that have MIDI support, by the Phoney Coders.
This demo: http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=4248
I found that it doesn't work on my 286 when the IRQ is configured to 2. When I configured it to IRQ 3 or IRQ 5, it worked fine (didn't try IRQ 7 because I also have an SB at that IRQ in that system).
I then tested with a real Roland MPU-401 connected to a Lo-tech MIF-IPC-B clone: https://www.lo-tech.co.uk/product/mif-ipc-b-pcb/
This configuration worked without a problem at IRQ 2.
Did anyone else have problems with the Music Quest at IRQ 2? I wonder what the problem is exactly. Since the IRQ works fine at other settings, I wonder if the routing for IRQ 2 is just wrong on the card, or if my card happens to have a defect that perhaps other cards do not.
Reply 637 of 801, by root42
Reply 638 of 801, by Scali
I have no problem running the card on IRQ 2 in my 286.
Are you sure? A lot of software doesn't use the IRQ functionality at all, and uses the card in polling-mode only, so you would never notice.
Perhaps I need to write a simple test-tool for it.
Reply 639 of 801, by root42
The mqdiag tool had no problems, and neither did the games that I tried (Monkey 1 & 2, SQ 1 & 3, KQ 4, Populous, Prince of Persia 2). Windows 3.1 also worked fine.
Did you check if maybe your VGA card has an IRQ jumper?
Also would love to see a recording of that demo!