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TNDLPT : Tandy Sound on parallel port

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Reply 101 of 124, 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 124, 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 124, 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 124, 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?

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Reply 105 of 124, by matze79

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No, on 8088 you can only use Programs using LPT native (vgmplay for example),
maybe some day there is a patch for sci/agi,
but for now it only works on 386+ due to the need for a TSR mapping all port accesses to LPT.

i also own a Schneider Euro PC and work on a combined Card for Expanding it with Sound and CF.
but my Euro PC is broken down again currently, and i can`t seem to fetch working parts for a reasonable price now...

root42 did a new Video for tndlpt!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nApdg5MdiBo&t=1159s

its finally out!

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Reply 106 of 124, by dr.zeissler

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Thx sorry for your not working EuroPC, I hope you can fix it.
Would be nice if there is an XT-IDE with Sound on ISA....but I really like the PC-Speaker on the MDA-Games 😀

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Reply 108 of 124, by keropi

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Benedikt wrote on 2020-05-04, 21:12:

Thanks to the TNDLPT prototype generously provided by dreamblaster, native TNDLPT support in Planet X3 is on its way.

awesome!

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Reply 109 of 124, by matze79

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Benedikt wrote on 2020-05-04, 21:12:

Thanks to the TNDLPT prototype generously provided by dreamblaster, native TNDLPT support in Planet X3 is on its way.

Please add also support for choosing Port Adresses for regular Tandy (0C0/0E0/1E0/2C0h)!

Thanks!

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Reply 110 of 124, by Benedikt

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matze79 wrote on 2020-05-06, 07:24:

Please add also support for choosing Port Adresses for regular Tandy (0C0/0E0/1E0/2C0h)!

Thanks!

The modified sound system uses variables for both, the port number and the port output handler function, already.
There's just no menu support, yet, which is also why the prototypical TNDLPT support replaces and thereby breaks traditional Tandy support.
The variables are still hard-wired to specific values.

Reply 112 of 124, by dreamblaster

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OPL2LPT, OPL3LPT, X2, S2, S2P, MCE2VGA, ... many projects !
Special vogons LPT bundle : https://www.serdashop.com/Parallel-port-retro-sound-bundle
Thanks for your support !

Reply 115 of 124, by matze79

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Your Son did very well! Gratulations, soon he is Fusion 360 Master!

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Reply 116 of 124, by FreddyV

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Personally, I do Sound on Tandy LPT (Quite different) :- )

https://youtu.be/nSGbkdeDuUw

More "Seriously", I am looking for the Tandy Deskmate music file format to add the support for this in my player.
Then, the Tandy LPT will be more usefull as well.

Reply 117 of 124, by matze79

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