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First post, by Dimitris1980

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I would like to add the below.

Macintosh games that support Roland MT32

The following games have sound/midi utilities in their folder with the appropriate drivers and they support Roland MT32. I have tested the most of them with success. Tested on Macintosh LC475, Performa 6116CD and Power Macintosh G3 Minitower. For older games like Hoyle Official Book of Games and Thexder is better to use an older computer.

Castle of Dr Brain
Freddy Pharkas
Gabriel Knight
Hoyle Classic Card Games
Hoyle Official Book of Games, Volume I
Hoyle Official Book of Games, Volume II
King's Quest V
King's Quest VII
Leisure Suit Larry 1 Enhanced
Leisure Suit Larry 5
Leisure Suit Larry 6 floppy version
Leisure Suit Larry 6 cd version
Police Quest Open Season
Quest for Glory 1 Enhanced
Space Quest 1 Enhanced
Space Quest 3
Space Quest 4
Thexder

Macintosh games that support General Midi

The following games support also General Midi (they use the same Apple Midi drivers like Roland MT32). I have tested them with success with Roland Sound Canvas SC88 (SC55 map enabled) on my Performa 6116CD.

Freddy Pharkas
Gabriel Knight
Hoyle Classic Card Games
King's Quest VII
Leisure Suit Larry 6 floppy version
Leisure Suit Larry 6 cd version
Police Quest Open Season
Quest for Glory 1 Enhanced

Macintosh games that run with Roland Sound Canvas via QuickTime

I have changed the QuickTime music settings in order to use the Roland Sound Canvas SC88 for the music. The following games use Canvas with success:

Age of Empires
Doom II
Final Doom
Heretic
Le Secret du Templier
Riddle of Master Lu
Super WingCommander
The 11th hour

You may add games for the above list if you discover something. Thank you

Reply 2 of 9, by dr.zeissler

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You should add the machine the game is working and the os behind it. Like LC475/7.1.3...

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

Reply 3 of 9, by derSammler

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Every game using QuickTime for music should also work with any MIDI device, because that's just how the Mac works. QuickTime uses its software wavetable by default, unless you tell it to use something else. Btw, the software wavetable sounds different with every version of QuickTime.

http://retro-net.de/blog.html

Reply 4 of 9, by Dimitris1980

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On Macintosh LC475 I run the games with system 7.5.3.

On the Macintosh Performa 6116CD I use Mac OS 8.1 for the Sierra games that already have Apple midi drivers and and support Roland MT32 and General Midi. The same with the Power Macintosh G3 Minitower. They run better than newer OS like Mac OS 8.6.

For the Canvas via QuickTime I run especially Mac OS 8.6 with 100% success on the above games on the Macintosh Performa 6116CD. It works also with Mac OS 8.1 but I have to search it a little because a msg comes on the screen regarding the modem port.

Reply 5 of 9, by dr.zeissler

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LC475 7.5.3 ? Why not 7.1.3 it's much faster and lacks nothing essential or am I wrong here?

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

Reply 6 of 9, by derSammler

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7.1 is very primitive and not really up-to-date for a 68040-based Mac. Differences between 7.1 and 7.5 are huge, even if they are not visible at first glance.

http://retro-net.de/blog.html

Reply 7 of 9, by Dimitris1980

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7.5.3 works really great with my LC475. I have also Mac OS 8.1 installed only for copy of games from cds that System/Mac OS 7 cannot read because of the format. Unfortunately i do not have space in my office because i have two kids so i have only the Dos/Windows PC and the Macintosh Performa 6116CD there. The other stuff (Lc475, Powerbook 540c, Power Macintosh G3 Minitower x 2, Imac G3 and Powermac G4 MDD) are in my basement. I miss some of these, for instance i would like to have also my LC475 for the motorola games and i also have an external 4x scsi apple cd rom drive which works perfectly with the LC. But with two computers and three midi devices (MT32, SC55, SC88) i am good 😀.

Regarding the 8.1 and the roland canvas that i wrote above, i solved it. A msg was appearing all the time while i was running the game saying about the modem port. From the extensions i disabled the apple midi driver and it worked. But i have to enable it again when i want to run a sierra on line game that supports roland.

Reply 8 of 9, by dr.zeissler

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If you can burn HFS CD's then your LC475 can read them with 7.x. Keep in mind: http://www.knubbelmac.de/themen/kompatibilita … uebersicht.html
For filetransfer to the lc475 I am using an iomega zipdrive. The zipdrives are FAT fileformat, but I have installed this tool in order to read them. should work with PC-CD's too. https://macintoshgarden.org/apps/dos-mounter-plus-40
I stick to 7.1.3 because it has all that is needed and is much faster then 7.5 and above... therefore my LC475 clocked at 33Mhz does not boot anything higher then 7.1.3.

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