First post, by blougaville
Asus P5A r1.04, AMD K6-III+ 450, Voodoo3 3000 AGP
Sound Blaster AWE64 CT4520 w/SC-55mkII connected via gameport breakout cable
Windows 98SE using MS-DOS Mode
I am currently running the motherboard FSB at 66Mhz and adjusting the multiplier in Windows 98 MS-DOS Mode with setmul so I can troubleshoot games. I'm using Phil's MS-DOS mode boot menu and have tried running each game with either Extended, Expanded, or Conventional memory, and I've tried using setmul to disable the caches. DOTT runs great with MS-DOS mode running Expanded memory + Mouse with setmul at 2 and cpu caches disabled and DOTT config set to General Midi (330) and Sound Blaster (220, 5, Buffer 64). I've played it for hours and had no crashes with those settings.
Sam and Max, however, exhibits never ending hanging notes on my SC-55, sometimes starting as early as a few seconds into the intro. I read on another thread that was about dosbox that sam & max Midi issues in can be related to the cycles set too high so I tried all different cpu multipliers to play this in DOS mode. I've tried every conceivable combination of MS-DOS mode memory, cpu multiplier, cpu caches on/off, motherboard cache on/off. The game doesn't launch at all unless I set the cpu caches to disabled with setmul. The sam settings that I believe are correct for my hardware are: Music-General Midi (330), Digital Sound-Sound Blaster 16 (220), but I've tried all the other Sound Blaster options as well and no matter what I do the MIDI notes hang everytime (even when selection NO digital sound).
I've tested general midi with the SC-55 in Doom, Doom 2, DOTT and a few others without troubles. I've had Monkey Island I and II crash on me a bit but that might just be me trying to get something to work with general midi that was meant for MT-32.
Here is the bat file for my AWE64 in MS-DOS mode:
SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 H5 P330 E620 T6
C:\SB16\MIXERSET.EXE /P /Q
Can anyone point me in the right direction about why Sam & Max general midi notes are hanging so badly on my SC-55?