First post, by jomalin
a have found a very strange bug in Dosbox related to music playing. I was remembering the old game Worms, so i executed a demo of it in Dosbox and ... what? this is not the Worms melody some years ago i listened to...
If you execute any of the two Worms demo (as i know there were two versions, one released in September 95 and the other on October) in Windows XP (with real msdos) and you stay in the main menu, you will hear in a while the Worms music playing well with the typical Worms melody, sounds like a trumpet. If you execute it in Dosbox, the melody notes of the trumpet get completely wrong! All the notes of the Worms melody are always at same note.
The music is of tracker type, this is, the game plays the samples involved in the song and change the frequency (to play different notes) or loop them (to extend them), and makes the mixing of all of the samples in realtime each time it is played. You can find here info about tracker music:
Why Dosbox is not properly playing the Worms melody?
You can download the Worms demo from here (only 1,6 mb and it does not requiere installing, just execute WORMS.BAT):
https://mega.nz/#!gAU1xBjK!4g97NKhj5bizGgM4lK … jFNnoRhueP2Eos4
Listen the music in a real msdos (it executes well in XP) and then in Dosbox...
UPDATE: I have tested it also on Dosbox nightly build (r4000) and has the same bug.