First post, by Guest
Background: I am playing one of my favorite old games (Frederik Pohl's Gateway) under DOSBox 0.62 on Windows XP. For the most part, it works great; kudos to the developers!
I am still having one problem, though. I want to hear the music as I remember it on an MT-32 long ago. Under DOSBox, with "intelligent=true" in the MIDI settings, the game does recognize the virtual MT-32 and plays music through it. Cool! Except it sounds a little weird, probably because the MT-32 commands are going to a GM device.
I know the best results would come from mt32emu, but that requires the mt32_pcm.rom file which I do not have and do not know how to obtain.
As a workaround, VDMSound implements "map files", and it includes mt2gm.map which remaps MT-32 instruments to GM instruments. Could DOSBox do something similar? (I tried using VDMSound without DOSBox, but the game does not recognize VDMSound's MT-32 emulator.)
Or is there another way to get the same result? Like a virtual sound driver for Windows which looks like an MT-32 but just remaps the instruments and sends the commands on to the GM device?