First post, by boxpressed
Not that we would want to use GM.DLS if we had a choice, but still. I have a few variants of the CMI8738 and noticed that what the driver calls "C-Media MIDI Synthesis" is just a softsynth using the GM.DLS patchset. (I renamed it GS.BAK and ran DXDIAG, which did not play music until I renamed it back.)
Can all PCI sound cards access a softsynth that can use Microsoft's GM.DLS patchset? Or just the models that were specced for it? I notice that it sometimes shows up in the MIDI tab (under Multimedia) as an option but doesn't always.