Audio devices and settings

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necros
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Audio devices and settings

Post by necros » Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:46 am

Hi, so many devices in settings what is the best considering me playing AGI and SCI titles on Win machine?

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Post by tsoliman » Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:57 am

It depends on the game. There is no right answer for this because of varying tastes.

The defaults are pretty good.

Having said that, if you don't mind spending the money, then getting an MT-32 will greatly improve the music of some early SCI games. PQ2 being my favorite test case.

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Post by Raziel » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:43 am

As getting an MT-32 is pretty hard (and expensive) nowadays, i can also advise to get a MU90 from Yamaha.
This is a General Midi device (used for every game possible here) and some of the early (MT-32 only) games may sound a little bit off in comparision, but if you also want to enjoy the beautiful MIDI music from other game developers at later ages, this is one of the best gear to do so.

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Space Quest III intro is an eye opener

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Post by KainXVIII » Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:01 pm

MT-32 emulation through Munt makes hardware devices pretty much obsolete.

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Post by Raziel » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:21 pm

1) Where do you get the ROM's from (legally)?
2) If you are on a platform without the grunt power games will crawl down to a dia-show on using the emulator.
3) Emulation NEVER reaches the quality of hardware.

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Post by vanfanel » Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:38 pm

2) Even a Raspberry Pi 3 can emulate MT32 using the internal Scummvm MT32 emulation and games will run in a perfectly smooth fashion!

3) I have heard a real MT32 and I can't tell the difference with Scummvm internal emulation anymore, can you? Be sincere...

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Post by Raziel » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:59 pm

I can't tell, because i don't have the ROMS anymore (gave the MT-32 hardware to a dev), but back when i tried it it made i.e. Flight of the Amazon queen unplayable slow.

Maybe the emulation is really as good as you say, there is "still" the matter of getting those ROMs...lacking them renders the internal emulation useless.

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