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Reply 700 of 705, by davide.guida@gmail.c

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FreddyV wrote on 2021-03-26, 13:39:

Nice, I see there are still Mod Master users 😀

Hi Freddy
I just download Mod Master XT 2.2 beta 25 and install on my Amstrad PC 2086S with XT-IDE and a 8.4GB Hard Disk. Unfortunately I don't have a Sound Blaster anymore, but a great PC Speaker
I put some Mod File (one was written by me in 1993!) and it works great... up to 12KHz sampling rate!

Thanks for your great job...
can I convert Adlib files to MOD in some way so I can listen too?

Just waiting for your next releases
Thanks again from Italy

Reply 701 of 705, by radiance32

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On a side note, can someone tell me what the difference is between modm an modmf ?
I understand modmf is larger and should have more features, am I correct ? If so, what are those features ?

I've read all the documentation that's in the archive for beta 26 but can't find any mention of
the difference between modm and modmf, and they look identical to me during use...

Cheers,
Terrence

Reply 702 of 705, by radiance32

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FreddyV wrote on 2021-03-26, 13:39:

Nice, I see there are still Mod Master users 😀

Hi FreddyV,

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...

https://www.serdashop.com/OPL3LPT

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 😀

Terrence

Reply 703 of 705, by FreddyV

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radiance32 wrote on 2021-04-03, 20:45:
On a side note, can someone tell me what the difference is between modm an modmf ? I understand modmf is larger and should have […]
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On a side note, can someone tell me what the difference is between modm an modmf ?
I understand modmf is larger and should have more features, am I correct ? If so, what are those features ?

I've read all the documentation that's in the archive for beta 26 but can't find any mention of
the difference between modm and modmf, and they look identical to me during use...

Cheers,
Terrence

Hi,

I removed the support for useless file format, like ULT, MTM... to save memory.

Reply 704 of 705, by FreddyV

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radiance32 wrote on 2021-04-03, 20:58:
Hi FreddyV, […]
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FreddyV wrote on 2021-03-26, 13:39:

Nice, I see there are still Mod Master users 😀

Hi FreddyV,

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...

https://www.serdashop.com/OPL3LPT

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 😀

Terrence

Hi,

I added the support for OPL2LPT, it was tested as working.
In the output menu, press tab to go to the "Synth" Menu and OPL2LPT can be activated.

OPL3LPT does not work apparently (I don't have them to test.)
I can add TDYLPT as well, as Mod Master play .VGM

It was not a small change to add it, as I needed to build the new interface menu from scratch for it 😀

I was expecting a price reduction or a gift from serdashop, but I am not sure they realized that my software is now one of the best software for 8086/286 machines 😉

Reply 705 of 705, by FreddyV

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davide.guida@gmail.c wrote on 2021-04-03, 06:17:
Hi Freddy I just download Mod Master XT 2.2 beta 25 and install on my Amstrad PC 2086S with XT-IDE and a 8.4GB Hard Disk. Unfort […]
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FreddyV wrote on 2021-03-26, 13:39:

Nice, I see there are still Mod Master users 😀

Hi Freddy
I just download Mod Master XT 2.2 beta 25 and install on my Amstrad PC 2086S with XT-IDE and a 8.4GB Hard Disk. Unfortunately I don't have a Sound Blaster anymore, but a great PC Speaker
I put some Mod File (one was written by me in 1993!) and it works great... up to 12KHz sampling rate!

Thanks for your great job...
can I convert Adlib files to MOD in some way so I can listen too?

Just waiting for your next releases
Thanks again from Italy

Nice,

You can buy any Sound blaster card compatible from ebay, even ESS, or Sound Blaster Vibra16, they are cheap.
I recommend you the Vibra16 as you will be able to play in 16Bit and even faster in 8Bit with low noise.
Use UNISOUND to initialize the cards.

There is no way to convert adlib musics to digital, buy a cheap Vibra16 and you will see what we can do with a 8086.
Like in my Youtube Video there:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFk9qygPDG0&t=1511s

With a wavetable board, you can even play MIDI...