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Games that uses the CM-32L specific sound effects

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Reply 60 of 75, by Dimitris1980

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Spikey wrote on 2021-11-29, 00:46:

Yeah, my quick diagnosis after listening with headphones is that you're right. They sound digital, not like actual digital sound effects, but like the PCM sampled sound effects do on the CM series (and the Sound Canvases/other GM2 and GS devices).

Like Leisure Suit Larry 5, the CM FX notes are likely sent on the drum channel. If you can send me a save, or confirm that it's the beginning of the game, I'll record it and take a look at the data.

It is on the beginning of the game. Exactly next screen on the right (dead mans pier screen)

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Reply 61 of 75, by Dimitris1980

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Below is a sample from Beneath A Steel Sky. The dog sound effect exists on sound blaster and Roland CM64 but not on MT32.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDYym31SziM&t=35s

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Reply 62 of 75, by AppleSauce

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Is it just me or are the cm32l pcm sound effects in ultima underworld super quiet while the music is blaringly loud?

I've tried it on munt as well as my physical unit and they both seem to do the same thing?

Reply 64 of 75, by Spikey

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AppleSauce wrote on 2022-03-28, 08:51:

Is it just me or are the cm32l pcm sound effects in ultima underworld super quiet while the music is blaringly loud?

I've tried it on munt as well as my physical unit and they both seem to do the same thing?

They are a bit quiet in general (I'm not familiar with the UU example). Every CM-32L instrument is a combo of synthesis and PCM, except for the sound effects which are PCM only, so it makes sense that they would have to be quieter. Are you sure you're talking about the digital sound effects, though? The CM can make sound effects from regular patches (LA/PCM) or the special SFX (PCM only).

According to this site: http://www.vgmpf.com/Wiki/index.php?tit ... byss_(DOS)
"Despite supporting a number of devices for music, all sound effects are sent to the PC Speaker.".

But then another person on Reddit says "You want the CM-32L rom for more realistic footsteps in that game.". So maybe both devices are used?

Reply 65 of 75, by Dominus

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The PC speaker comment is wrong AFAIR. You can setup SB, Adlib or Roland but not PC speaker

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Reply 66 of 75, by AppleSauce

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Spikey wrote on 2022-08-02, 04:01:
They are a bit quiet in general (I'm not familiar with the UU example). Every CM-32L instrument is a combo of synthesis and PCM, […]
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AppleSauce wrote on 2022-03-28, 08:51:

Is it just me or are the cm32l pcm sound effects in ultima underworld super quiet while the music is blaringly loud?

I've tried it on munt as well as my physical unit and they both seem to do the same thing?

They are a bit quiet in general (I'm not familiar with the UU example). Every CM-32L instrument is a combo of synthesis and PCM, except for the sound effects which are PCM only, so it makes sense that they would have to be quieter. Are you sure you're talking about the digital sound effects, though? The CM can make sound effects from regular patches (LA/PCM) or the special SFX (PCM only).

According to this site: http://www.vgmpf.com/Wiki/index.php?tit ... byss_(DOS)
"Despite supporting a number of devices for music, all sound effects are sent to the PC Speaker.".

But then another person on Reddit says "You want the CM-32L rom for more realistic footsteps in that game.". So maybe both devices are used?

Sounds like the door creak or water sound for me are really quiet, ultima has an option to disable the sfx from the music but no option to adjust them , it might just be whatever software in game handles the volume levels was coded badly.

I dont think the speaker is used , you can use a combo of sound blaster and cm32L but the sound blaster sfx is only used for the cutscenes I think. In game the 32L handles the music and sfx.

Reply 67 of 75, by dr.zeissler

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Malik wrote on 2022-08-01, 23:08:

GODS by The Bitmap Brothers uses the LAPC-I / CM32L sound effects exclusively. The flying witches' dying sounds are the most obvious.

great to hear, I need a power supply for my CM32L and then I can test this 😀

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Reply 68 of 75, by Dimitris1980

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Gods seems very nice with Roland CM64 but I have played only the first level. I think it may be better than Amiga version but also I have played only the first level on Amiga 1200.

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Reply 69 of 75, by paranoicb

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I have built a MT32-pi and I use the CM-32L rom. I tried with lure of the temptress in scummVM but no luck with the extra sound effects. Seems it doesn’t work. Then I tried the same with DOSbox and I have the same results again. No extra SFX . I can’t understand if this is a problem from my MT32-pi or ScummVM/DOSbox settings. Does the extra SFX are included on the CM32L rom for the MT32-pi ?

Reply 70 of 75, by Spikey

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paranoicb wrote on 2022-08-30, 06:46:

I have built a MT32-pi and I use the CM-32L rom. I tried with lure of the temptress in scummVM but no luck with the extra sound effects. Seems it doesn’t work. Then I tried the same with DOSbox and I have the same results again. No extra SFX . I can’t understand if this is a problem from my MT32-pi or ScummVM/DOSbox settings. Does the extra SFX are included on the CM32L rom for the MT32-pi ?

The ROM has the extra SFX, if you're using the CM-32L ROM. But definitely get it working in software first. Maybe disable other ROMs (like MT-32), or try a different game. Larry 5 can be heard very early in the game from the boombox, for example, and there's another non-Sierra one which plays them very early.

Reply 71 of 75, by paranoicb

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Well i plugged a midi keyboard and i tested the sound presets and i can confirm the extra sounds are here in the rom. But i cant make it to work in dosbox and i think i read somewhere on the scummvm wiki that CM32L is not supported

Reply 72 of 75, by Spikey

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Well i plugged a midi keyboard and i tested the sound presets

Out of interest, how'd you test the SFX? Most people wouldn't be familiar with where the sound effects are in the CM-32L.

Reply 73 of 75, by paranoicb

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Spikey wrote on 2022-09-04, 15:05:

Well i plugged a midi keyboard and i tested the sound presets

Out of interest, how'd you test the SFX? Most people wouldn't be familiar with where the sound effects are in the CM-32L.

I tested it with a keyboard 🎹 plugged in. I used renoise and searched programs and switched to the drum machine preset and the sounds are after the drums.
Update: I was using a cheap chinese midi to usb and seems not working right. I plugged in an M-Audio usb midi card i have and now i can hear the sounds on the game just fine.

Reply 74 of 75, by Spikey

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paranoicb wrote on 2022-09-06, 16:16:
Spikey wrote on 2022-09-04, 15:05:

Well i plugged a midi keyboard and i tested the sound presets

Out of interest, how'd you test the SFX? Most people wouldn't be familiar with where the sound effects are in the CM-32L.

I tested it with a keyboard 🎹 plugged in. I used renoise and searched programs and switched to the drum machine preset and the sounds are after the drums.
Update: I was using a cheap chinese midi to usb and seems not working right. I plugged in an M-Audio usb midi card i have and now i can hear the sounds on the game just fine.

Nice work! Yeah, most people don't realise they're in the drumset.

Glad everything seems to be working now.

Reply 75 of 75, by DOSUserDude

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paranoicb wrote on 2022-09-04, 03:56:

Well i plugged a midi keyboard and i tested the sound presets and i can confirm the extra sounds are here in the rom. But i cant make it to work in dosbox and i think i read somewhere on the scummvm wiki that CM32L is not supported

Earlier versions of SCUMMVM (and the game engine support for Lure of the Temptress) lacked proper MT-32/CM32L support (for many years) - specifically, the person that did the original LOTT game engine/code transfer/programming was not experienced with the MT32/CM32L and had no idea there were extra SFX being used by the game specific to the CM32L, in addition to the SCUMMVM MUNT code being outdated and not properly supporting the MT32/CM32L; version 2.5.0 released last October updated both the MUNT code (to version 2.5.1) and the LOTT game engine code to provide CM32L support, finally allowing properly CM32L output from LOTT (and some other games).

Its good you got a properly wired USB MIDI cable and fixed the main issue, just make sure you have SCUMMVM version 2.5.0 or later for Lure (and other MT32/CM32L games) to work properly with it (if you continue to use SCUMMVM).