I have a question that may be a bit difficult to answer.
I'm running Windows 98 SE and using it to listen to MIDIs using the Yamaha S-YXG100 Plus synthesizer, because running it under Windows 98 is the only way to activate the Sondius drivers, which sound spectacular, if configured correctly. You can run this Yamaha player under Windows 10, but so far as I can tell, nobody has found a way to activate the Sondius drivers under a modern OS so it must be run under Windows 98 to get the best sound quality.
What I'm trying to do is to run Windows 98 under DOSBox-X, set up a MIDI playlist to play in the background, while I surf the Internet, and run DOSBox-X minimized in the background.
The problem that I'm having is that if I use the SDL1 version of DOSBox-X, when I alt-tab out of it, it automatically goes from fullscreen to windowed, and if I minimize it, all programs running in DOSBox-X become muted. Also, if I leave it unminimized, and switch to any web browser, it also becomes muted. Strangely enough, I can switch to other windows, but as soon as I switch to my web browser, DOSBox-X always mutes itself.
If I use the SDL2 version of DOSBox-X, and alt-tab out of it, it will stay fullscreen, but for some odd reason, any audio player used starts stuttering and skipping after a short while, and I have a very fast, modern computer. If I switch back to DOSBox-X, the player plays perfectly, without stuttering, but when I alt-tab out, it will start stuttering again in a short amount of time.
I have already changed the priority setting to highest,highest so that isn't the problem.
Is this a known bug in DOSBox-X or is there some obscure setting that I'm missing that will fix this situation?
BTW, I know that I can do what I want to do under 86Box, but the sound quality under 86Box is very poor compared to DOSBox-X, and that defeats the point of what I'm trying to accomplish.
Sorry for the long post, but this is as succinct as I could think to explain the situation without leaving out any important details. Thanks in advance for any help with this problem.
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