First post, by kevbo
First of all, wow...this is amazing. SB16? Stereo? Really? Cool!
I am the proud owner of a Yamaha DB50XG. It used to sit happily on an SB16, then a Vortex (RIP Aureal), and now, it lives on a Turtle Beach Santa Cruz. I decided a week or so ago to try to play my old XWing CD, so I booted to 98, and found, to my horror, that it doesn't make a MIDI port available to DOS Windows...no MIDI at all in DOS, just FM...
So, I was planning all sorts of stuff...build a box just to put the Vortex in...use another sound card that DOES let DOS use 330, and use a software synth...
Then, I found this. WOW!!!
But, in my normal Windows 2000, XWing's music (and hence the game) is slow, about maybe 75% of what it should be.
I'm using VDMSound.2.0.4.update1, and VDMSLaunchPad.v18.104.22.168. I set it up to run command.com, and tried pitset and speedset, with various parameters. Speedset slowed it down, and sped it up too, but it didn't "feel" right, just, well, accelerated...the game seems to be timed OK other than for the music, so forcing it to run faster just wasn't right. Pitset didn't seem to do anything.
I scoured the board, and even found people who claim to have it working, so I'm at a loss.
Using the GUI, I set my polling to many things, finally ending up at 1/3. I looked at _default.pif to make sure I WASN'T using that bad option.
Again, thanks for this great program, and any help here would be much appreciated...
# Processor type and speed
Athlon XP 1800
# Amount and type of RAM
512MB DDR 2100 Crucial
# Video board w/ RAM amount and type
GeForce 3 Ti 200 64MB
# Sound board
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz, newest available 2000 drivers (sc_4164.zip)
# Operating system
Windows 2000 SP2
# Game name (and version, if applicable)
LucasArts XWing CD
# Reproducibility of problem (always, only once, always but only on a specific level, etc.)
Always...in the game (noticable from the intro on) and in setmuse.
# Sound mode used
SB16 (4.05), MPU-401 emulation forwarding directly to the Santa Cruz's external port, IO 330. From setmuse, chose "General MIDI, 330".
# Video mode (Software, OpenGL, Direct3D, or Glide, and resolution)
Good old 320x200...