Changes between Version 6 and Version 7 of Ticket #11587

08/26/20 05:29:24 (5 months ago)


  • Ticket #11587 – Description

    v6 v7  
    1313-PQ3 EGA/VGA: Skip intro, Sonny Bonds gets off the elevator, elevator has a digital sound when the doors open and close (should have MIDI alternatives when checkbox unchecked).
     15-LSL1SCI EGA/VGA: Skip intro, go inside the bar on the first screen, the door will be a digital sample (should be MIDI alternative when checkbox unchecked).
     17-LSL5 EGA/VGA: Skip intro, Larry will walk into a room and the door will close behind him playing a digital sample (should be MIDI alternative when checkbox unchecked).
    1519For SQ4 particularly it's very beneficial to be able to deactivate digital sound effects while playing with the MT-32 for music as the sounds are all just lo-fi digital samples of MT-32 sound effects, which you'd get in full quality with MUNT or an MT-32. The video I linked at the beginning of the post showcases all 3 games with MIDI and Digital sound effects and where you can test for them at the beginning of each game quite easily.
    1721**EDIT:** I previously stated that this function would be beneficial for SQ4 floppy particularly because its sound effects are just lo-fi recordings of the MT-32 and having MIDI sound effects with MT-32 sound would be better. However, it seems that SQ4 floppy already plays MIDI sound effects when playing with an MT-32 and unchecking "Prefer digital sound effects". And rechecking it actually activates the digital sounds. So in some cases the checkbox is actually observed. However, when playing with Adlib sound it persists in playing digital sound effects whether it's checked or not so this is still an ongoing issue. For SQ1SCI (EGA/VGA) and PQ3 (EGA/VGA) I noticed that it doesn't make a difference. So far it's only SQ4 floppy that allows MIDI sound effects and ONLY when playing with the MT-32. I'm going to do more testing with other games later.
     23**EDIT 2:** LSL1SCI EGA/VGA and LSL5 EGA/VGA also do not respect the checkbox and uses digital sounds regardless. Added testing steps to the above list. LSL1SCI and LSL5 also use lo-fi recordings of MT-32 sound effects for digital sounds. However, they do not automatically resort to MIDI sound effects when MT-32/MUNT is enabled like SQ4 floppy does.