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Re: Road Rash '96 - MIDI Error

in Windows
BEEN_Nath_58 wrote on 2022-04-22, 06:03: There isn't problems running without DxWnd. As coolsoft said, there isn't any volume slider. DxWnd allows you to customize the volume but the case is somehow different here. The game has its own mixer (Italian version):

Re: Road Rash '96 - MIDI Error

in Windows
Hmm this one works quite well. Thanks. But the weird part is MIDI calls now go through a separate wave channel to DxWnd. Maybe I need to investigate. I generally don't use DxWnd. If you are using it with Road Rash, you can also remove it as Road Rash is one of those rare old Windows games that work …

Re: Road Rash '96 - MIDI Error

in Windows
BEEN_Nath_58 wrote on 2022-04-21, 21:21: Thanks I will try it tomorrow CoolSoft MIDI Mapper 2.1.0 has been officially released so don't use the beta version I uploaded

Re: Road Rash '96 - MIDI Error

in Windows
Meanwhile I also responded on Coolsoft's forum. For the sake of completeness here it is: Hi Claudio, 1. Of course not a "missing function" is/was the problem, since the midiOutSetVolume function itself can be found in winmm.dll, not in the driver(s). The problem is/was the proper support of this …

Re: Road Rash '96 - MIDI Error

in Windows
Falcosoft wrote on 2022-04-21, 14:37: The "game is working correctly" means that the Midi music successfully stops when it needs to stop (ie. in menu whatever)? YES!

Re: Road Rash '96 - MIDI Error

in Windows
There is some news, Coolsoft has released CoolSoft MIDI Mapper 2.0.4-beta1 which seems to have fixed the error. It isn't a definitive solution but now the game is working correctly. This is what he wrote: "Well, thanks for your investigation on the issue, really interesting. I don't think that a …

Re: Road Rash '96 - MIDI Error

in Windows
So, what can be done to fix this? (if possible) As I have written before: The actually opened/active port has to implement this since the first parameter you have to set when you call midiOutSetVolume is the port handle returned by midiOutOpen or the device ID of the selected device. If CoolSoft …

Re: Road Rash '96 - MIDI Error

in Windows
So far these results confirm my theory: Although Coolsoft Midi Mapper reports support of MIDICAPS_VOLUME, when you actually call midiOutSetVolume it produces errors. On your system only MS GM/GS Soft synth can use midiOutSetVolume without errors. This corresponds your results with the game. So, …

Re: Road Rash '96 - MIDI Error

in Windows
The actually opened/active port has to implement this since the first parameter you have set when you call midiOutSetVolume is the port handle returned by midiOutOpen or the device ID of the selected device. If CoolSoft Midi mapper is installed both the default port handle and the default device ID …

Re: Road Rash '96 - MIDI Error

in Windows
Probably since there's no real use of this function now, thus he didn't implement it. Coolsoft has to implement the function. That's it. Coolsoft could implement it in VirtualMIDISynth, but if you are using Coolsoft MIDI Mapper + LoopMIDI + Falcosoft MIDI Player and Sound Canvas VA, which of the …

Re: Road Rash '96 - MIDI Error

in Windows
Hi, Although I do not have this exact game to test with I'm 99% sure that the problem is not 'mixer' related per se but the problem is the missing support for the midiOutSetVolume function. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/api/mmeapi/nf-mmeapi-midioutsetvolume This function is never …

Re: Road Rash '96 - MIDI Error

in Windows
I needed some time and I used the MPU-401 on my Windows XP and it gives the MIDI error. But here, instead of music playing in race, it doesn't play but plays again in menu. This is looking hard. If two facts constitute proof, we can say that Road Rash doesn't recognize external synthesizers (I had …

Re: Road Rash '96 - MIDI Error

in Windows
I tried the game now and there's not a solution, skipping the error isn't possible since it isn't an excepton. Reading Silanda's comment I come to understand that the game tries to look for a MIDI volume mixer, which was present in Windows but non-functional in games since Windows Vista when every …

Re: Road Rash '96 - MIDI Error

in Windows
I searched for the game's issues on Coolsoft website and it seems they assumed the issue would be fixed in the new update, but it wasn't. I uninstalled MidiSynth for this same reason. I should try if the game runs into some exception error and if they can be skipped... @BEEN_Nath_58, I hope you …

Road Rash '96 - MIDI Error

in Windows
Hi, as the title suggests I would like to discuss this famous problem affecting the Road Rash game released for Windows 95 in 1996. Using Coolsoft MIDI Mapper + LoopMIDI + Falcosoft MIDI Player (+ Sound Canvas VA) in Windows 10/11, when starting a race, "MIDI Error" will be displayed. Despite this …

Re: indirect sound

in Windows
I don't know, this is beyond my knowledge. I just know that we have to wait for the release of OpenAL Soft 1.22.0. At that point, maybe, DSOAL will be updated to use the new EAX implementation.

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