Received my PCMIDI card today, arrived safe and secure and had it installed and working in just a few minutes. 😀
I'm happy to report that Spirit of Excalibur and Conan of Cimmeria work fine (both run on the same engine, so I suspect Vengeance of Excalibur also)! This was my #1 reason for buying this card, as neither game functions properly (or at all...) when MIDI is piped to the gameport on any soundcard I tried (AWE32, AWE64, and ESS Audiodrive), even if SoftMPU is used.
The ultimate test, Wing Commander 1, runs fine but sound effects are wrong (bells instead of gunfire). I have read this has problems on genuine Music Quest cards, too, if the PC running the game is too fast. I have my caches disabled and am running at effectively high end 386 speed, but it's perhaps still too fast, which is causing the problem. Running SoftMPU, for whatever reason (even configured incorrectly!), fixes the problem. 😀 (Wing Commander runs perfectly fine, this was user error 🤣)
Anyway, I posted some of this in another thread, but wanted to post here as well and to thank keropi for a great product!