Space Quest III and MT-32 Under Windows 98SE

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Space Quest III and MT-32 Under Windows 98SE

Postby pixelmischief » 2019-9-25 @ 06:06

I have a Windows 98SE box with an Audigy SB1394. The MT-32 is hooked up and I can play MIDI music on it from inside Windows. I can't seem to get Space Quest III to run on it. I have tried SoftMPU, with and without DELAYSYSEX. It finds the MT-32, but when I run SQ3, it hangs. No "Insert Buckaziod".

Is there a solution for getting this to work?
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Re: Space Quest III and MT-32 Under Windows 98SE

Postby kolderman » 2019-9-25 @ 06:14

Tried slowing down your cpu?
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Re: Space Quest III and MT-32 Under Windows 98SE

Postby pixelmischief » 2019-9-25 @ 06:17

No, I haven't tried that. SQ3 runs fine when I set it for ADLIB sound. Do you think that CPU speed is likely to be the problem?
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Re: Space Quest III and MT-32 Under Windows 98SE

Postby kolderman » 2019-9-25 @ 06:24

Yes. I often have games lock up with any kind of midi if I do not slow down to 386 speeds. Of course you need a supported CPU...what do you have?
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Re: Space Quest III and MT-32 Under Windows 98SE

Postby pixelmischief » 2019-9-25 @ 06:28

Lol. A PIII 1.4ghz. I know, I know. But I'm trying to downsize and a dedicated PC for just those few indispensable DOS/MT-32 games seems like the right place to start. The game runs extremely well, in all other respects.
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Re: Space Quest III and MT-32 Under Windows 98SE

Postby kolderman » 2019-9-25 @ 06:39

Try running sq3 inside dosbox on that PC....I think it can still ouput midi over your soundcard joystick port maybe...and slow it down there. Or get a Via C3 ezra cpu, should fit your mobo. It's hella slow than a p3 though.
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Re: Space Quest III and MT-32 Under Windows 98SE

Postby pixelmischief » 2019-9-25 @ 06:46

Thanks for the advice. I think I'll keep both machines and turn my eye toward the 16-bit table. Choosing between my Atari 1040STe and Amiga 1200 will be a little easier, I think.
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