KQ4 SCI version 1.000.111 - MT-32 plays back some improper instruments
|Reported by:||MusicallyInspired||Owned by:|
|Version:||Keywords:||KQ4, SCI, MT32, music|
|Cc:||Game:||King's Quest 4|
It seems that playing the early SCI release of KQ4 (with alternate backgrounds for night and day screens rather than alternate palettes for the same backgrounds like the latest release included in collections) mangles the MT-32 music playback. It plays normally and properly in DOSBox but in ScummVM it plays some of the wrong instruments. It seems possibly that the custom sysex patch mapping is not being transmitted? I used the MT-32 emulator inside ScummVM. This was the very first SCI game ever so it likely has some quirks that later games changed. I do know that it doesn't accept (natively) patch files in the game directory to override the resources in the RESOURCE files.
To reproduce, play KQ4 V1.000.111 and choose MT-32 for the music. One specific example is the minstrel playing the lute produces the Recorder sound patch instead of the guitar as it normally should.