Windows, Doom, Apogee OPL3 Synthesizer.

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Re: Windows, Doom, Apogee OPL3 Synthesizer.

Postby datajake1999 » 2019-1-13 @ 08:36

What are some of your favorite features that I added?
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Re: Windows, Doom, Apogee OPL3 Synthesizer.

Postby DragonSlayer » 2019-1-13 @ 23:52

@datajake1999: Do you have a Linux version planned? Munt has a Linux version and since your project is based on Munt, I though it might not be too difficult to do a port to Linux. I'm sure there would be many people such as myself that would appreciate a way of running this great synth on Linux.

As most people here probably already know, Windows is chock full of spyware that funnels personal information back to Microsoft and the various 3 letter government agencies. It also has many other various insecurities/vulnerabilities and I've almost had enough of it. This is why I'm currently assessing what I would lose by switching to Linux exclusively and I would sure hate to lose this awesome synth.
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Re: Windows, Doom, Apogee OPL3 Synthesizer.

Postby schlang » 2019-1-13 @ 23:56

you are so anti-windows it's almost edgy
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Re: Windows, Doom, Apogee OPL3 Synthesizer.

Postby digger » 2019-1-14 @ 00:40

schlang wrote:you are so anti-windows it's almost edgy


Actually, much of the recent antagonism is due to the excessive "phone home" stuff in Windows 10 in particular. And that is understandable.

Speaking for myself, Linux is simply a personal preference. Many (if not most) people in this forum are tinkerers and Linux is quite a suitable OS for tinkerers. Windows and macOS, not so much.

Anyway, I'm grateful to the author for having released the source code for this, and I hope some C++ savvy Linux tinkerers will be willing to take a stab at porting this thing to Linux. :)
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Re: Windows, Doom, Apogee OPL3 Synthesizer.

Postby DragonSlayer » 2019-1-14 @ 03:19

@schlang: I'm not anti-Windows. I'm anti privacy invasion and I'm also anti corporate-assisted government spying. Both of which, Microsoft have been discovered to have been guilty of doing and are currently, at this very moment, guilty of doing. There is a huge difference.

Also as Digger kindly pointed out, Linux is extremely tweakable and puts you in control of your computer instead of the reverse scenario.

It may surprise you to know that I'm a relative newcomer to Linux. I did not come to Linux because I thought it was the best operating system to ever hit the scene (which it may well be). I came to Linux firstly because I was forced, kicking and screaming, from the Windows operating system which I've used and loved/hated almost since the day of its inception.

I am being forced to leave Windows, not for technical reasons, but because the Microsoft corporation has proven again and again and again that it can not be trusted with my private information. They will do anything for money including selling your private information to the highest bidder, whether that be another corporation or the U.S. government.

With Linux being open source and peer reviewed, it is nearly impossible to hide back-doors or other nefarious code without someone spotting it, reporting it, and more importantly, removing it. When you use Windows, you are using a black box that you have very little control over and have very little idea of its true inner workings.

Anyway, I'll just leave it at that. It is not my intention to hijack this thread with a battle of the operating systems. It was merely my intention to ascertain whether or not this most excellent OPL3 Synthesizer would ever have a snowball's chance of ever getting a much desired and much needed port to the Linux operating system.
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Re: Windows, Doom, Apogee OPL3 Synthesizer.

Postby datajake1999 » 2019-1-18 @ 03:27

I am mainly a Windows user, but I have messed around with Ubuntu MATE a little bit.
Several parts of this project such as emulators and audio processing code don't require any Windows specific functions, so they should compile on Linux with little to no hassle.
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Re: Windows, Doom, Apogee OPL3 Synthesizer.

Postby DragonSlayer » 2019-1-18 @ 03:54

@datajake1999: That's great news. At least it is within the realm of possibility then that we could someday see a Linux version of this great synth.

BTW, you may want to give Linux Mint with the Cinnamon desktop a try. It is the closest Linux version to being like Windows and it is very intuitive and easy to pick up on for someone coming from Windows. If you like to watch videos on your computer, the Cinnamon desktop is much better than the MATE desktop. I always had screen tearing issues when using MATE and could not find a good workable solution, but with Cinnamon, videos will play as perfectly as they do on Windows. Give it a try sometime and I think you will like it.

Here's to hoping that you can someday give the world a Linux port of this great synth and thank you for all that you have already done. I've already enjoyed many hours playing around with this synth on Windows and your hard work is much appreciated.
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Re: Windows, Doom, Apogee OPL3 Synthesizer.

Postby ParkerDel » 2019-1-22 @ 12:22

A Linux port of this synth would be awesome. I'd love to play around with it on Linux as well. If nothing else, just to get that Linux enthusiast fix from time to time, even though I'm still a big Linux newbie. haha
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Re: Windows, Doom, Apogee OPL3 Synthesizer.

Postby digger » 2019-2-01 @ 00:12

Even better would be if someone could integrate this in the Sound Blaster 16 emulation code of QEMU and perhaps also VirtualBox. That would really help when running later DOS games on modern PCs and laptops, since some of them are too heavy to run in DOSBox. Under what license has the source code to this OPL3 emulator been released? Is it compatible with GPLv2? That would allow it to be submitted to those projects.
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Re: Windows, Doom, Apogee OPL3 Synthesizer.

Postby datajake1999 » 2019-2-01 @ 05:57

The code is a mix of GPL and LGPL version 2. Feel free to steel anything from this project. When I write code I try to make it as easy to integrate as possible.
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Re: Windows, Doom, Apogee OPL3 Synthesizer.

Postby datajake1999 » 2019-2-18 @ 12:02

Did I create the following recording with emulation or hardware?
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1I4fSS ... TMEfHKM_Q-
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Re: Windows, Doom, Apogee OPL3 Synthesizer.

Postby GeorgeHouse » 2019-3-18 @ 02:35

Emulation I assumed
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Re: Windows, Doom, Apogee OPL3 Synthesizer.

Postby datajake1999 » 2019-3-18 @ 08:17

Yes, that is correct. I resampled the 49716 HZ signal from Nuked OPL3 to 44100 HZ using high quality resampling, and added a low level of Gaussian noise to simulate analog hardware.
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