Emulating MT-32 on QFG1 EGA - intermittent sound, low volume

Ask for help with ScummVM problems

Moderator: ScummVM Team

Post Reply
pyronic
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed May 09, 2018 12:57 pm

Emulating MT-32 on QFG1 EGA - intermittent sound, low volume

Post by pyronic » Thu May 10, 2018 5:09 pm

Hi,

I'm trying to play Quest for Glory 1 EGA using the MT-32 emulator for the sound.

When the game starts the volume is mostly fine but once I load a savegame it goes very very very quiet. The sound also only works intermittently - I will enter areas I know have certain music to them and the music just won't play.

I can get the volume up by editing the game in the ScummVM interface and increasing the MIDI gain, but this results in a dreadful hiss in the background (like you're turning up the volume too much on a radio with a very weak signal) and the result sounds crappy.

Does anybody know what might be wrong?

Thanks.

User avatar
almeath
Posts: 92
Joined: Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:40 pm
Location: Australia

Post by almeath » Sun May 13, 2018 3:28 pm

I do not know how ScummVM interacts with the sound driver files in Sierra SCI games, but there are lots of patches and updated drivers available here:

http://www.sierrahelp.com

I know that (in DOSBox at least) it is possible to fix some sound related problems in Sierra games by swapping the sound drivers from other titles that use the same revision of the SCI engine, or using updated/patched drivers available on the above site, and others.

pyronic
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed May 09, 2018 12:57 pm

Post by pyronic » Mon May 14, 2018 6:17 am

almeath wrote:I do not know how ScummVM interacts with the sound driver files in Sierra SCI games, but there are lots of patches and updated drivers available here:

http://www.sierrahelp.com

I know that (in DOSBox at least) it is possible to fix some sound related problems in Sierra games by swapping the sound drivers from other titles that use the same revision of the SCI engine, or using updated/patched drivers available on the above site, and others.
Thanks for the heads up, I'll check it out!

User avatar
Raziel
ScummVM Porter
Posts: 1001
Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:27 am
Location: A haunted Castle somewhere in the Bavarian Mountains
Contact:

Post by Raziel » Thu May 17, 2018 10:54 am

He already got locked for violating rule #0...

quote

pyronic

Hi,

I'm trying to play Quest for Glory 1 EGA using the MT-32 emulator for the sound.

When the game starts the volume is mostly fine but once I load a savegame it goes very very very quiet. The sound also only works intermittently - I will enter areas I know have certain music to them and the music just won't play.

I can get the volume up by editing the game in the ScummVM interface and increasing the MIDI gain, but this results in a dreadful hiss in the background (like you're turning up the volume too much on a radio with a very weak signal) and the result sounds crappy.

I did download the MT-32 emulation files from a forum, but I don't know if I have the exact right ones.

Does anybody know what might be wrong?
/quote

User avatar
almeath
Posts: 92
Joined: Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:40 pm
Location: Australia

Post by almeath » Sat May 19, 2018 2:03 pm

Raziel wrote:He already got locked for violating rule #0...
Sorry, I did not notice there were two identical posts with one mentioning the download and the other not. I responded to this post in good faith.

User avatar
Raziel
ScummVM Porter
Posts: 1001
Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:27 am
Location: A haunted Castle somewhere in the Bavarian Mountains
Contact:

Post by Raziel » Sat May 19, 2018 4:22 pm

@almeath

No sweat, my post was aimed at a mod to lock this thread as well

Post Reply