FreddyV wrote on 2021-03-26, 13:39:
Nice, I see there are still Mod Master users 😀
I was wondering if you could add support for a parallel port Adlib sound card to mod master xt,
such as the products from Serdaco: the OPL2LPT (mono) and the OPL3LPT (stereo).
They are both simple DB-25 parallel port audio boards with an OPL3 (YM262+YAC512) chip on them...
The board comes with a TSR that only works on 386+ machines,
so it's a no-go for all of us 8086 and 80286 CPU machine aficionados...
and a patching tool that can patch *some* games to make them use the parallel port as
the output for the adlib sound data instead of the usual ISA bus cards.
I've tried to patch mod master XT with this patching tool, but it failed...
It shouldn't be a lot of work for you to add support for it,
it's fairly simple as you've already got support for adlib cards,
so you just need to make a few changes to the IO code for it.
The 8-bit guy (The famous YouTuber you probably know),
added specific support for the OPL2LPT to his MS-DOS game called Planet X3,
and he said it only took him a couple of hours to implement and test it...
If you don't own an OPL2LPT or OPL3LPT, I'm happy to ship you mine for a few weeks,
so you can use it, add support for it and do some proper testing,
and when you're done, you can just ship it back to me.
It's a tiny/light-weight thing the same size as a covox speech thing that I can post in a padded envelope,
so shipping costs should be minimal...
Are you Interested?
PM me your shipping address and I'll post it to you 😀