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Reply 100 of 215, by dreamblaster

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datajake1999 wrote:
I added OPL3LPT support to my user mode OPL3 MIDI driver via inpout32.dll. I don't have an OPL3LPT, so can one of you install th […]
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I added OPL3LPT support to my user mode OPL3 MIDI driver via inpout32.dll. I don't have an OPL3LPT, so can one of you install the driver to test it?
Here is how to test it.
You need inpout32.dll in C:\Windows
To enable OPL3LPT support, set oplhwsupport environment variable to "-lpt".
Enter the I/O address for the port in hex in the lptport environment variable for example "378".
The source is on github.
https://github.com/datajake1999/OPL3EMU
Edit: If it works, please post a recording of clouds.mid played on the Windows driver.

Great ! which windows versions should this work with ?

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Reply 101 of 215, by dreamblaster

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a new version of the adlipt TSR is coming soon.
I was looking for games that use opl3 music, and found this nice game that uses opl3 for music and sound effects : cybersphere
I recorded 10+ minutes of gameplay and music using OPL3LPT : https://youtu.be/Y0yskXu5A7I

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Reply 103 of 215, by dreamblaster

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datajake1999 wrote:

This driver works with Windows 2000 or newer.

This is a great project, congratulations !!! I could not wait trying it !
I performed all installation steps, and tried on my x64 windows 7 pc, and could not get it to work with opl3lpt yet.
But I could get the emulation to work, with the included midi player, and this works well, very nice !

The windows opl3 synth driver did not work with midibar (the player bundled with midi ox) --> i didn't get opl3 emulated sound with midibar, playing exactly the same midi.
Is this expected behaviour ?

I installed the latest release build 1.3.5, and now I realize this build does not include the opl3lpt support yet.
So I guess I should build a new version from source, I may do this later on (maybe next weekend).

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Reply 105 of 215, by dreamblaster

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datajake1999 wrote:

I attached an opl3lpt test build to a previous post.

aah ok! trying this build now...
and still the same, only emulated sound works

I updated to the test build, the environment variables are still the same,
and I rebooted my pc.

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Reply 106 of 215, by datajake1999

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That is interesting, because I am using a function I found on a github issue that writes to the OPL3LPT. I modified it to work with inpout32.dll, so I am not sure what I am doing wrong.

Reply 107 of 215, by dreamblaster

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hey,
it works !!!!!!!
I entered the normal address of the pci-express card (D100) instead of te legacy address, and now it works great, with the midi player.
It still plays emulated as well, so maybe i can disable the emulation in some way ?

if you have this clouds.mid midi file, i will record it for you

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Reply 108 of 215, by datajake1999

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To disable the emulation, go into the configuration utility and go into hardware OPL options by pressing 4, go to the Silent emulation mode setting by pressing 2, and press 1 to enable it.
I updated the configuration utility with OPL3LPT stuff after I released this test build, so there will be OPL3LPT options in the next release.
Can you please post a recording of clouds.mid on the OPL3LPT?
Thanks.

Reply 109 of 215, by dreamblaster

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datajake1999 wrote:
To disable the emulation, go into the configuration utility and go into hardware OPL options by pressing 4, go to the Silent e […]
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To disable the emulation, go into the configuration utility and go into hardware OPL options by pressing 4, go to the Silent emulation mode setting by pressing 2, and press 1 to enable it.
I updated the configuration utility with OPL3LPT stuff after I released this test build, so there will be OPL3LPT options in the next release.
Can you please post a recording of clouds.mid on the OPL3LPT?
Thanks.

Hi
okay,
can you post the clouds.mid file for me, I will play it and record it.
(this comes with win95 ?)

I tested the lemmings intro theme MIDI file, on real opl3lpt : https://youtu.be/pWtfFhOhLGw

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Reply 110 of 215, by datajake1999

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I attached clouds.mid.
Edit: for some reason the attachment didn't go through, so I uploaded it to google drive.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gxdmTNmIEaM … jKpePLsO3l-7Fuc

Reply 111 of 215, by dreamblaster

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okay I tested clouds.mid
https://youtu.be/utysAp1H1p0

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Reply 114 of 215, by dr.zeissler

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I can use my OPL3LPT I got recently under windows9x/2k ? that's great news.
I thought that this will not work, like trying to use a covox within win9x.

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Reply 115 of 215, by datajake1999

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Here is a recording of my OPL2LPT performing the music from Doom2 Map10. I used the Doom OPL3 driver in OPL2 mode, which is the default mode of operation, and I configured the LPT driver to go into OPL2LPT mode to help prevent strange glitches during playback.
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Reply 116 of 215, by dreamblaster

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OPL3LPT easy mod for solving compatibility with PCJr and probably other old PC's : 1k pullup on strobe signal
only needed if you experience problems (I could not test on my PC, as it always works, also without the mod)

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Reply 117 of 215, by custm42435

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I ordered my OPL3LPT and have it on its way to me now. Do you have the files available for the case to 3d print? I was going to print my own in blue when it arrives. Plan on using this on my PS/2 line of computers where a Microchannel sound card is out of the question due to the extreme prices for a MCA soundcard. My PS/2 P70 waits patiently for it 🤣

Reply 118 of 215, by dreamblaster

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custm42435 wrote:

I ordered my OPL3LPT and have it on its way to me now. Do you have the files available for the case to 3d print? I was going to print my own in blue when it arrives. Plan on using this on my PS/2 line of computers where a Microchannel sound card is out of the question due to the extreme prices for a MCA soundcard. My PS/2 P70 waits patiently for it 🤣

Wow blue will be nice on your PS/2. In attachment you find the STL file (for your personal use).
Looking forward to a photo of the result in this thread 😀

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Reply 119 of 215, by Artigkar

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Hello everyone!

I got my OPL3LPT in the mail today and have been testing out some games with the Adlipt sound driver that comes with the latest v0.7.0 pack on github.
Most games I have tested sound great and are working:
4D Sports Boxing (has samples for sound effects kinda like soundblaster!)
Populous (sound good)
Ultima 6 (sounds good)
Dune (sounds amazing)
Dune 2 (sounds fantastic, Adlib FM sound effects are cute 😎 )
Stunts (sounds top notch)
Eye of the beholder 1 (sounds great)
Wolfensten 3D (sounds good, sound effects takes a bit to get used to)
Prince of Persia 1.0 (music is great, sound effects are pc speaker)
Civilization (sounds good)
Lemmings (sounds good)
Pinball Fantasies (does not work properly, game and sound is slowed down to a slide show with so much lag)

Pinball Fantasies is the odd one out here, the game works perfectly with CVX4 on the same machine: a 25mhz 486 compaq laptop.
Yet somehow the driver for OPL3LPT is not working with adlib, dunno what the issue is here. Any ideas?