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TNDLPT : Tandy Sound on parallel port

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Reply 101 of 104, by dreamblaster

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new release 0.10 of TNDLPT utils : https://github.com/pdewacht/tndlpt/releases
- tlpttest.exe : plays test music, does not need TSR : utility for testing your TNDLPT
- tndreset.exe : utility to unmute the TNDLPT (useful in case you use software written for previous TNDLPT prototypes without muting circuit)
- tndlpt.com : TSR to add TNDLPT support to games that support tandy music. Requires QEMM.

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Reply 102 of 104, by Great Hierophant

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A microcontroller would be required to allow this device to communicate via the USB port instead of just using that port for power. I know the ATTiny13 microcontroller is only used to mute the chips on reset, but a slightly more ambitious design would give us the ability to use these sound chips easily with the most modern devices.

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Reply 103 of 104, by matze79

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Yes with ATmega16u2 its possible.

it also would be possible to omit soundchip completely.
SN76489 is pretty easy to emulate..

but for USB i would rather opt for a Multi SoundChip Variant 😁

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Reply 104 of 104, by dr.zeissler

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Hi there, does this device work on 8088/9,54mhz and can I use it for sierra-adventures (agi)
and perhaps some other hercules-compatible games? that would be NICE!

btw. can I get this thing completly soldered?

CPU: PII 133-333 MOBO: SNI-D981 RAM: 512- FDD: Dualfloppy 3,5"HD/5,25"HD - 3,5"HD - 5,25"DD ISA-Catweasel HDD: 2x40GB - DVD
ISA(3): Audician32-S2Dreamblaster - GusACE PCI(3): Monster3D- Intel NW AGP(1): 3dfx V3-3000