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First post, by dnewhous

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Did any games like this exist?

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Reply 1 of 24, by Marek

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SCUMM V5 non-talkie has it. Actually, it handles music and sound effects the same. All sampled sound effects have an Adlib alternative, which is used when playing in Adlib mode.

Games with Soundblaster support usually have Adlib only available for music.
Older games without Soundblaster support however frequently do have Adlib support as their best sound effects option. SCUMM V3 and V4 are among those.

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Reply 2 of 24, by clueless1

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Reply 6 of 24, by jesolo

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dnewhous wrote:

F-15 Strike Eagle II or King's Quest IV, could you select Adlib for both sound and music on these games?

Not sure about the former, but based on the year of release, I strongly doubt that the game had any sound effects (digital voices).
The latter does not have any sound effects (digital voices). Any "sounds" you hear are purely generated from the FM synthesis chip.
It was also the first game that supported the Roland MT-32.

Reply 10 of 24, by mr_bigmouth_502

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Wolfenstein 3D's got a few adlib sound effects mixed in with its digitized sounds. I believe Falcon 3.0 does too. Bubble Bobble and Super Space Invaders are pure FM from what I remember.

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Reply 11 of 24, by keenmaster486

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Commander Keen 4, 5, 6, and Dreams (and mods/fangames based on these) all have purely Adlib sound effects and music. No digitized sound whatsoever.

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Reply 13 of 24, by Beegle

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dnewhous wrote:

Did any games like this exist?

it depends on what you consider a "sound effect" - are we talking about PCM samples here? (for example, a .wav file)

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Reply 16 of 24, by Elia1995

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Blake Stone, Wolfenstein 3D, Commander Keen 4+ and games that use the same engine, such as Bio Menace, Dangerous Dave 2 and more.

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Reply 17 of 24, by Marek

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leileilol wrote:
nukeykt wrote:

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More like an option of the sound library they used. Not exactly an option of the game, which has no Adlib sound effects included.
Interesting discovery nevertheless.

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Reply 18 of 24, by Cyberdyne

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Sorry for necroposting, but Adlib can output digital sound, using more or less the same tricks as a PC speaker.

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Reply 19 of 24, by Riikcakirds

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Exterminator (1990). Bit of an odd one, you can select Adlib or MT-32. If you select MT-32 you can switch in game between music or SFX, not both . If you setup with Adlib you get no music option and it is only used for sound effects. This game needs a patch to enable both MT32-music and adlib SFX option.