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Reply 100 of 106, by Wolfus

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Sorry, if this is stupid question, but I can't find exact answer anywhere.
I have ESS 1869F card with WT header. If I buy S2 board and connect it to my soundcard, what should I set in games' setup? In Doom, there is "Wavetable" option. In some games there is "General midi" option. In other games, there is nothing like that. What should I set in such games? Just SB Pro? Will it identify S2 and use it?

Reply 101 of 106, by appiah4

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Only games with wavetable / general midi support can make use of the S2 otherwise you are limited to regular Adlib/Sound Blaster music.

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Reply 102 of 106, by Wolfus

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appiah4 wrote:

Only games with wavetable / general midi support can make use of the S2 otherwise you are limited to regular Adlib/Sound Blaster music.

Thanks! General MIDI can play only through gameport or also through WT interface?

Reply 103 of 106, by Srandista

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Both. With S2, you can connect to card directly via wavetable connector, for connection via gameport you need also this: https://www.serdashop.com/CHiLLandPhilAdapter

But really, if you have available wavetable connector on your card, just use that.

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Reply 104 of 106, by red_avatar

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Am I correct in assuming that, if you hook up the S2, MIDI data is still also sent out through the gameport?

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Reply 105 of 106, by jaZz_KCS

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red_avatar wrote:

Am I correct in assuming that, if you hook up the S2, MIDI data is still also sent out through the gameport?

That is correct, the signal gets sent to both - the MPU-401 port (gameport) as well as to the Wavetable header. Both of these are the "External MPU-401" route as in contrast to the Internal Route which ends at the integrated Synthesizer/Wavetable.

Example: Setting your game/application in question up to use General MIDI on port 330, will result in the Wavetable card being used - if present - as well as the external device - if present.

Basically, the signals pass the wavetable header on their way to the external port. So if a wavetable card is present, and General MIDI / External MPU-401 is chosen, it will be operating. but the signals do still continue to the external port, as well.

Reply 106 of 106, by dr.zeissler

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dreamblaster wrote on 2018-06-05, 17:46:
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I bumped into this new S2 demo on youtube today :
It shows S2 on a soundblaster 16
https://youtu.be/cDm8bDvxclc

The video also briefly shows the jumper settings on SB16 (FYI) :
jmpsettings.png

That's interesting. I will test if I can set my S2 sitting on my SC1630 ESS-Card in my 286/8 in MT32 mode.

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