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Reply 180 of 186, by darry

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zapbuzz wrote on 2020-05-17, 03:47:

it sounds great on my home HIFI with 4 speaker setup however if i enable 3d sound it won't let me record it thus I will need another sound card to patch it into to record 4 track audio in windows 98se so what I need to know is, what is the maximum attachment size of this forum as i can probably attach a .wav or .mp3 of this soundcard and a photo for everyone to sample. Alternatively I could post files to archive.org and link them but i'd prefer to post here.

It is 5MB .

Reply 181 of 186, by zapbuzz

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darry wrote on 2020-05-17, 03:49:
zapbuzz wrote on 2020-05-17, 03:47:

it sounds great on my home HIFI with 4 speaker setup however if i enable 3d sound it won't let me record it thus I will need another sound card to patch it into to record 4 track audio in windows 98se so what I need to know is, what is the maximum attachment size of this forum as i can probably attach a .wav or .mp3 of this soundcard and a photo for everyone to sample. Alternatively I could post files to archive.org and link them but i'd prefer to post here.

It is 5MB .

awesome thanks darry I will post shortly

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Reply 182 of 186, by zapbuzz

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Here is a link to a little video I made awhile ago with my ymf724 I had the Y-XG100 plus sequencer play it then I put it through winamp with milkdrop visualization its pretty sweet https://archive.org/details/colourfulmedley

I was so happy to get this for $15 in auction it serves as a great DOS game blaster as well as a windows midi player.
(These things keeps us home with something to do with COVID19 pandemic social distancing)

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zapbuzz wrote on 2020-05-18, 02:41:

Here is a link to a little video I made awhile ago with my ymf724 I had the Y-XG100 plus sequencer play it then I put it through winamp with milkdrop visualization its pretty sweet https://archive.org/details/colourfulmedley

I was so happy to get this for $15 in auction it serves as a great DOS game blaster as well as a windows midi player.
(These things keeps us home with something to do with COVID19 pandemic social distancing)

I have that exact same card in my Compaq Deskpro EN-SFF, it's a fantastic PCI card for i810/i815 systems.

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Reply 185 of 186, by darry

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zapbuzz wrote on 2020-05-22, 08:05:

Has there been any success getting a quality driver port to linux for this card to play dos games in dos box? or even play midi in linux?

According to this YMF7X4 XG wavetable is implemented in software, which is likely proprietary to Yamaha . I would not expect it ever be implemented in Linux .
https://sourceforge.net/p/alsa/mailman/message/16591534/

EDIT: According to my understanding of the datasheet, only the actual mixing could be implemented in hardware. The XG effects engine is software on the YMF724 .

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Reply 186 of 186, by zapbuzz

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darry wrote on 2020-05-22, 08:50:
According to this YMF7X4 XG wavetable is implemented in software, which is likely proprietary to Yamaha . I would not expect it […]
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zapbuzz wrote on 2020-05-22, 08:05:

Has there been any success getting a quality driver port to linux for this card to play dos games in dos box? or even play midi in linux?

According to this YMF7X4 XG wavetable is implemented in software, which is likely proprietary to Yamaha . I would not expect it ever be implemented in Linux .
https://sourceforge.net/p/alsa/mailman/message/16591534/

EDIT: According to my understanding of the datasheet, only the actual mixing could be implemented in hardware. The XG effects engine is software on the YMF724 .

Still, it is hardware assisted so decent sound for windows on specs that the xg software app would struggle
A good rival for its time especially price wise and if one can play DOS games in windows that allows access to the XG synth.