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First post, by keropi

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Hello!

as per title, is there a game that uses both MIDI and FM at the same time? Not one or another but both at the same time, maybe playing midi music and opl2 sfx?
thanks!

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Reply 3 of 10, by CrossBow777

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How does that work? Require a patched driver or something? I've got the game and I recall it only has one sound option and Roland MT-32 is just by itself I thought?

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Midi Modules: MT-32 (OLD), MT-200, MT-90, SD-20

Reply 4 of 10, by Cloudschatze

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CrossBow777 wrote:

How does that work? Require a patched driver or something?

Not at all. A complete copy of Zeliard should contain the following music drivers:

  • MSCADLIB.DRV - Ad Lib
  • MSCJR.DRV - PCjr/Tandy
  • MSCMT.DRV - MT-32
  • MSCSTD.DRV - PC Beeper (with single and "multi-channel" toggling)

And the following sound-effect drivers:

  • SNDADLIB.DRV - Ad Lib
  • SNDJR.DRV - PCjr/Tandy
  • SNDSTD.DRV - PC Beeper

The combination of Ad Lib music and PCjr/Tandy sound-effects is particularly nice.

Reply 5 of 10, by Jo22

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Zeliard is indeed an interesting game, both in terms of music and technology.
I once used it for testing my home made Covox Speech Thing clones and Temu (that's a Tandy 3-Voice emulator).
If memory serves, there's a key combo to enabled/disable "multi-channel" PC-Speaker music if PC-Speaker is selected for music.

Another musically interesting game is Silpheed. Some tracks (musical scores) are really good IMHO.. 😀

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Reply 9 of 10, by Scali

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Any game using the IBM Music Feature Card or Yamaha FB-01 uses MIDI and FM at the same time, given that they are both MIDI-based FM synthesizers 😀

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Reply 10 of 10, by bristlehog

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Scali wrote:

Any game using the IBM Music Feature Card or Yamaha FB-01 uses MIDI and FM at the same time, given that they are both MIDI-based FM synthesizers 😀

Then hundreds of games use MIDI and FM at the same time, as most middleware libraries like Miles Sound System or HMI SOS convert MIDI to FM in real time.

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