So, somewhat unrelated to...most applications of this device, I’m gathering, but here goes.
I, an idiot, am trying to use my OPL3LPT with this: http://fm801.kewl.org/app/about/
Cool. Very good. Slight problem: Windows. datajake1999’s OPL3EMU seemed...promising, but of course its job is to act as a MIDI synth device under windows, where Freq Monster seems to be doing direct access to the OPL3. For giggles, I tried forcing FM801 to use both OPL3 mode and SBPro2.0 mode, and pointed them at 0x378, but still no luck. I...think? It might be initializing the OPL3, but trying to play notes definitely does nothing. Is the base address of LPT1 the correct port address to be starting at?
Current setup is a ThinkPad T41 with Windows XP SP3 using giveio.sys for usermode IO access; next step is to try it under Win98 to sidestep giveio.
Tested the OPL3LPT using AdLib Tracker II on a Toshiba Libretto running Win95; works just fine. FM801 on the Libretto’s internal OPL3 works okay too, so it’s something in the way I’m setting up the OPL3LPT in FM801, or some driver functionality it’s relying on that there’s no OPL3LPT equivalent for.
I just want to play an OPL3 with a keytar, damnit.