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Freeware GM/SC-55 Emulator (comparable to SoundCanvas VA)

Postby C0deHunter » 2018-9-26 @ 18:11

Hey all,
I am using the latest ykhwong's DosBox SVN build (2015!) coupled with MUNT in order to emulate MT-32 optimized games. I recently also downloaded a trial version of Roland SoundCanvas VA, in order to play General MIDI, and SC-55 optimized games.

This is how I do it:

1) Extract my favorite game to a folder (i.e. Gods - my favorite game!)
2) 7zip the ykhwong's DosBox SVN build, into that folder
3) Edit doxbox.ini file in order to set the midiconfig= to the proper port (in my case, 1 is the MT-32 Emulation port, 2 is the Roland SoundCanvas VA)
4) Play the game!

QUESTION: I wanted to know if there is a *freeware alternative* to to SoundCanvas VA for SC-55 optimized games, that you would recommend.

Thanks!
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Re: Freeware GM/SC-55 Emulator (comparable to SoundCanvas VA)

Postby collector » 2018-9-27 @ 15:43

Why use such an ancient, buggy version of DOSBox?
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Re: Freeware GM/SC-55 Emulator (comparable to SoundCanvas VA)

Postby Srandista » 2018-9-27 @ 16:13

But it's latest of that branch! :lol:
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Re: Freeware GM/SC-55 Emulator (comparable to SoundCanvas VA)

Postby gdjacobs » 2018-9-28 @ 00:53

SC-VA is actually an SC88 emulator, no?
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Re: Freeware GM/SC-55 Emulator (comparable to SoundCanvas VA)

Postby C0deHunter » 2018-9-29 @ 23:16

collector wrote:Why use such an ancient, buggy version of DOSBox?


Actually that so called "buggy" version has served me really well, it has a very solid SAVE/LOAD state, and many more features!

Can you point me to a better build that also features LOAD/SAVE States?

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Re: Freeware GM/SC-55 Emulator (comparable to SoundCanvas VA)

Postby Jo22 » 2019-6-10 @ 09:48

C0deHunter wrote:
collector wrote:Why use such an ancient, buggy version of DOSBox?


Actually that so called "buggy" version has served me really well, it has a very solid SAVE/LOAD state, and many more features!

Can you point me to a better build that also features LOAD/SAVE States?

Thanks!

Same here. I'm also interested in a recent fork of DOSBox that is comparable in features..
Before ykhwong's builds, I was using gulikoza's, which served me well for many years (I'm with DOSBox since ~0.61).
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Re: Freeware GM/SC-55 Emulator (comparable to SoundCanvas VA)

Postby gdjacobs » 2019-6-11 @ 17:46

Not too many people dig into the save states patches as they're extremely invasive and require changes throughout DOSBox.
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Re: Freeware GM/SC-55 Emulator (comparable to SoundCanvas VA)

Postby StarfireTBT » 2019-8-20 @ 01:33

I too am interested in a dos box that has save states. I tried using ykhwong's DosBox SVN build on the dos game "Arkaniod" just to try it out since that game doesn't have a natural save feature. It didn't work, it was full-screen but the game was mini-screen somehow and the save feature didn't work. I am not good with dos box and instead use what I think people call a front-end, I use Launch-box through their custom dos box exe. path but it failed. Does that game not work or am I not using it correctly.
I really want to use save states for games that don't offer saving, such as some action games like "Wing Commander" or pinball games.
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