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First post, by Spikey

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Hi folks,

Bit of an obscure one here, but not too many places to ask these days.
Does anyone have any of the drivers/patches for the Roland D-110/etc, for Sierra games? They ran up until KQ5, I think.

I know Cloudschatze had made some discoveries, but I think those disappeared along with the QuestStudios' forums.

Reply 1 of 5, by collector

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I may have something. When I get a chance to look and if I find anything I'll let you know.

The Sierra Help Pages -- New Sierra Game Installers -- Sierra Game Patches -- New Non-Sierra Game Installers

Reply 2 of 5, by Cloudschatze

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Did I die?

Those drivers and patch files are available in the following archive:
http://www.symphoniae.com/elw/sierrautil.zip

Also, if your D-110 has an OS > v1.09, here's the patch file for Leisure Suit Larry III that I "fixed" the bender range for:
http://www.symphoniae.com/elw/LSL3.000

Reply 3 of 5, by Spikey

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Never, Eric 😀 More that I didn't know if I could reach you post-QS forums.

Thanks for posting, you totally rock! I did a ton of research today and found some mention of files on old BBS'es, but nowhere I could find them.

I recently purchased a D-110. RWI modded too, didn't even know such a thing existed! Haven't booted it up just yet.

EDIT: In your experience, did the D-110 patches yield any different results than remapping the D-110 to a MT configuration and playing with the normal driver?

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Reply 4 of 5, by MMaximus

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Spikey wrote:

...I recently purchased a D-110. RWI modded too, didn't even know such a thing existed! Haven't booted it up just yet.

I used to have a D-110 a couple of years ago... I remember it being quite noisy. I thought RWI only did modifications to the MT-32... I'd love to hear the difference!

Reply 5 of 5, by Spikey

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I thought the same thing. I saw the sale on eBay by chance last week, only was on eBay Australia, which is where I am now. Since I would want it to be a high quality alternative to the MT-32 for soundtrack recording, not for authenticity, I was happy to pick it up- no one else bid!

I will definitely post about it once I get it, and have had a chance to play around with it.

EDIT: Robin Whittle (RWI owner) sent me this info:

I recall working on only a few D-110s. I think that all I did was improving the sound quality, in exactly the same way as I did […]
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I recall working on only a few D-110s. I think that all I did was
improving the sound quality, in exactly the same way as I did for the
MT-32. Some of the first MT-32s I worked on had a modification which
did improve the sound quality, but had a failing in that above a certain
signal level, there would be terrible distortion. As far as I know, the
D-110 mods were after I discovered this and so did things in a different
way.

He also mentions he may work on MT-32's again someday, but his Devil Fish (Roland TB) mods are keeping him busy.