Reply 880 of 932, by red_avatar
keropi wrote on 2022-04-21, 17:36:
^ indeed, just add manually the MPU-401 device and you'll get the option to select it for midi playback windows come already wit […]
^ indeed, just add manually the MPU-401 device and you'll get the option to select it for midi playback
windows come already with a MPU-401 driver
X2GS works fine via USB under win10, use something like Tom's MIDI Player to easily select output devices
unless you are using the CSMPU device for the WT header, you better enable it via the eeprom tool and then windows will install the CS mpu driver
I'm mostly faffing about but here's what I have done so far:
- I can "disable" (= mute) the synth music in Windows but the card will still output to the MT-32 or SC55 = full control over which device plays
- I can play MIDI files for GM, GS and MT-32 perfectly according to which device I have turned on - it sounds amazing
- I installed the original Roland drivers over the ones Windows 95 suggested - seems to be working just fine. I can always replace them with the default Windows ones
On Windows 10 I got the X2GS working perfectly (was fun to use in DOSBOX) - that's what I did yesterday 😀 but I really got MUNT if I want to go that way on a modern PC. I think it will do just fine in my Pentium II for now. I'll get Unisound sorted to work the way you suggested to be able to pick the device based on the port. It should sort itself out or I can just mute the WT sound in Unisound using the /VF0 option. I didn't realize it would output both at once so that's really not big a deal then. I was worried the WT would stop MIDI signal from being sent out over the gameport.
EDIT: okay it's clear that just for the MPU 401 alone this card is worth it - listening to old MIDIs I downloaded almost 25 years ago and many sound incredibly outputting to the SC55. At the time I thought they sounded mediocre on my SB Live but it seems the SC55 is a better pick. I also got it to play MT-32 MIDIs perfectly including the display message that pops up (Space Quest 3 in this case). I'll be having a lot of instrumental fun with this.
Retro game fanatic.
IBM PS1 386SX25 - 4MB
IBM Aptiva 486SX33 - 8MB - 2GB CF - SB16
IBM PC350 P233MMX - 64MB - 32GB SSD - AWE64 - Voodoo2
PIII600 - 320MB - 480GB SSD - SB Live! - GF4 Ti 4200
i5-2500k - 3GB - SB Audigy 2 - HD 4870