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First post, by C0deHunter

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Hey all,
I am using the latest ykhwong's DosBox SVN build (2015!) coupled with MUNT in order to emulate MT-32 optimized games. I recently also downloaded a trial version of Roland SoundCanvas VA, in order to play General MIDI, and SC-55 optimized games.

This is how I do it:

1) Extract my favorite game to a folder (i.e. Gods - my favorite game!)
2) 7zip the ykhwong's DosBox SVN build, into that folder
3) Edit doxbox.ini file in order to set the midiconfig= to the proper port (in my case, 1 is the MT-32 Emulation port, 2 is the Roland SoundCanvas VA)
4) Play the game!

QUESTION: I wanted to know if there is a *freeware alternative* to to SoundCanvas VA for SC-55 optimized games, that you would recommend.

Thanks!

PIII-800E | Abit BH-6 | 256MB SD-RAM PC100 | AWE64 Gold | Sound Canvas 55 MKII | SoftMPU | 2X SanDisk (2004) 2GB CF as C:\ (Win98SE OS) and D:\ (DOS Games) | Windows 98SE (using PhilComputerLabs', *pure* DOS option)

Reply 2 of 7, by Srandista

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But it's latest of that branch! 🤣

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Reply 4 of 7, by C0deHunter

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collector wrote:

Why use such an ancient, buggy version of DOSBox?

Actually that so called "buggy" version has served me really well, it has a very solid SAVE/LOAD state, and many more features!

Can you point me to a better build that also features LOAD/SAVE States?

Thanks!

PIII-800E | Abit BH-6 | 256MB SD-RAM PC100 | AWE64 Gold | Sound Canvas 55 MKII | SoftMPU | 2X SanDisk (2004) 2GB CF as C:\ (Win98SE OS) and D:\ (DOS Games) | Windows 98SE (using PhilComputerLabs', *pure* DOS option)

Reply 5 of 7, by Jo22

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C0deHunter wrote:
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collector wrote:

Why use such an ancient, buggy version of DOSBox?

Actually that so called "buggy" version has served me really well, it has a very solid SAVE/LOAD state, and many more features!

Can you point me to a better build that also features LOAD/SAVE States?

Thanks!

Same here. I'm also interested in a recent fork of DOSBox that is comparable in features..
Before ykhwong's builds, I was using gulikoza's, which served me well for many years (I'm with DOSBox since ~0.61).

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Reply 6 of 7, by gdjacobs

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Not too many people dig into the save states patches as they're extremely invasive and require changes throughout DOSBox.

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Reply 7 of 7, by StarfireTBT

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I too am interested in a dos box that has save states. I tried using ykhwong's DosBox SVN build on the dos game "Arkaniod" just to try it out since that game doesn't have a natural save feature. It didn't work, it was full-screen but the game was mini-screen somehow and the save feature didn't work. I am not good with dos box and instead use what I think people call a front-end, I use Launch-box through their custom dos box exe. path but it failed. Does that game not work or am I not using it correctly.
I really want to use save states for games that don't offer saving, such as some action games like "Wing Commander" or pinball games.