First post, by Paddan1000
I have an AWE64 Gold with a memory expansion module that gives it 12 Mb of onboard RAM in total. It's fitted into a Pentium 75 that runs MS-DOS 6.22 for it's operating system. It usually works perfectly, but my questions are:
1) How do I load Soundfonts into it's memory, in MS-DOS.
2) How can I emulate General MIDI so I can play games with General MIDI-support in MS-DOS, using the instruments loaded inte the memory of the AWE64?
3) Can I do the above and still have a MT-32 connected to the MIDI-port of the AWE64 Gold without conflicts?
The utility aweutil.com claim General MIDI emulation is possible, but when I enable it in "autoexec.bat" with the string "C:\AWE32\AWEUTIL.COM /S /EM:GM" and restart the computer, I get the error message "ERR006: Cannot open synthgm.sbk". Is "synthgm.sbk" the General MIDI soundfonts?
I don't have the original driver CD or documentation of the card, so does anyone know where I can find the file "synthgm.sbk"? I tried to rename another "sbk" file containing soundfonts, but it didn't work.
One final question:
4) How come I can't play Space Quest 4 with Soundblaster sound with the AWE64 Gold? I can play it with Adlib or through the connected MT-32, and "Soundblaster" works in any other game but this one.