First post, by whisker58
I’m trying to figure out a MIDI setup for me, and I’m totally n00b at it. I have a 486 built with a Sound Blaster AWE64 Gold. I run either pure DOS or Windows 98. I want to be able to play back the music from Sierra and LucasArts games, and others like Doom. Instead of purchasing a real Roland MT-32 or SC-55, I think I can do this with a Pi. Please let me know if I’m got this down right.
I can use a Raspberry Pi 3B+ running MT32-Pi, and on that add a DAC hat, probably the Arananet Pi-MIDI 1.3 or Blokas Pisound (though I may do a kit like the clumsyMIDI). I get a DB15 to dual 5-Pin DIN cable and use that to connect Sound Blaster to the Pi hat. Then, I take the line out of the Pi hat and run it back to the sound card’s line-in, and mix it to the SB’s line-out, which then goes to the amplifier.
Will that work? Also, do I need SoftMPU for this? Do the games load their own soundfonts?