First post, by macroexp
Hello fellow retroheads!
There is a file on sierrahelp.com and in the VOGONS file areas called "GENMIDI.Zip" or the like - it adds General MIDI support to Sierra games that didn't originally support it. In the read me, it says:
Sierra On-Line provides after-market support for General MIDI,
EMU Proteus/1, Roland D110, and Roland D10, D20 series
synthesizers through the GENMIDI.DRV driver and the appropriate
patch file (.PAT).
It appears though, that over time the file was "cleaned" of all the .PAT files except the General MIDI (e.g. SQ1_GM.PAT) files. The readme gives the names of the patch files for the Proteus/1 (e.g. SQ1_PRO1.PAT) and the Roland (e.g. SQ1_D110.PAT) devices, but I have had absolutely zero luck finding them. I have a perfectly good Proteus/1 connected to my dos machine, and it's just begging to be used to play Space Quest 1!
I would guess that if there's a mirror of the old Sierra On-Line BBS somewhere, it might have the original "full" zip. Thoughts? Pointers?