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Reply 20 of 31, by MaxWar

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No you do not need a daughter board to play MT-32, you could play MT-32 with the card you have now, most likely.

What you need though is the Joystick port to midi cable.

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Reply 21 of 31, by bristlehog

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You don't need any daughterboards to use MT-32. Daughterboards' purpose is to receive MIDI commands and produce sound. You need something that will receive MIDI commands from software and supply them to the MIDI output port, where a MT-32 can catch them and produce sound. The IBM daughterboard is not known to be one of best sounding ones anyway.

Any Sound Blaster card with joystick port would do that, provided you have an adaptor like this:

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There is a thing called 'MPU-401 intelligent mode' that could bug you in case you wish to use a SB card to connect to MT-32, but it affects a small number of games and there's a software tool (previously mentioned SoftMPU) to deal with it.

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Reply 23 of 31, by CHiLL72

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No, you do not need a wavetable daughterboard to use an MT-32. You might use one instead of an external MIDI module.
The IBM S-W1/C MIDI daughterboard is OK, but nothing special. Not really worth the price I think. I have two of these, but mainly for collection purposes.

Half-Saint wrote:

One thing is not clear to me. Do I need a Wavetable daughterboard to be able to use an MT-32?

Is this any good? http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-S-16WP1-ISA-Sound … 321161924494%26

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Reply 25 of 31, by Anonymous Coward

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You need an MT-32 to be able to use an MT-32. Wavetable cards with MT-32 emulation aren't going to cut it.

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Reply 26 of 31, by Half-Saint

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Anonymous Coward wrote:

You need an MT-32 to be able to use an MT-32. Wavetable cards with MT-32 emulation aren't going to cut it.

I think you somehow misread my last post...

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Reply 27 of 31, by Mau1wurf1977

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Half-Saint wrote:

Well I managed to obtain a Roland MT-32 module 😁 Now to find a cable..

I cover cables in this video 😀

And here is a video about SoftMPU:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N3uYnXIer8

My videos are quite long, RAW and unedited. But a ton of potentially useful info 😀

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Reply 28 of 31, by Dakkiller

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Half-Saint wrote:
It came with a generic sound card which I'm going to throw away. I have two Sound Blaster Live! cards in the stash but that does […]
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It came with a generic sound card which I'm going to throw away. I have two Sound Blaster Live! cards in the stash but that doesn't feel right 😀

Here's a couple of photos:
486pc.jpg

486bios.jpg

Hey my Am5x86 has the same BIOS screen as your PC:)

Reply 29 of 31, by MaxWar

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Nice thread necro. But it is a nice story worth sharing 😀
Some people like stories of knights saving princess.
I prefer stories of nerds saving 486 from the dumpster xD

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