Opened 16 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

Last modified 12 months ago

#1246 closed defect (fixed)

ALL: MT32: some notes cut off early

Reported by: SF/logicdeluxe Owned by: SF/jamieson630
Priority: normal Component: Audio: MT32
Keywords: Cc:
Game: Indiana Jones 4


ScummVM 0.5.3cvs (Sep 25 2003 20:58:26) with the MT32
patch applied.
Some notes are played shorter than they are supposed to
do on a native MT32. I guess, this is due to wrong
partial reserve setup. Is this even done in ScummVM?
Unfortunately, I don't have a clue how to find out what
exactly the original interpreter sets up there. Since
the channels are allocated dynamically with the iMuse
engine, setting the same partial reserve value to all
channels might be a good idea. For example you can
notice this in FOA in the Indy theme right after the
LucasArts logo or in DOTT with the portamento notes
when the LucasArts logo appears.

Ticket imported from: #812740. Ticket imported from: bugs/1246.

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Change History (12)

comment:1 by fingolfin, 16 years ago

Owner: set to SF/jamieson630

by SF/logicdeluxe, 16 years ago

Attachment: mt32-notes-cut-fix.diff added

comment:2 by SF/logicdeluxe, 16 years ago

I was able to fix this one.

This sets the partial reserve equally to all channel and so
improves the performance a lot. Sounds pretty correct to me
with it.

Also MT-32 master volume is set with this patch:
The independent MIDI channel volumes already are scaled down
acording to ScummVMs master volume so just ininialize the
MT-32 to full volume.
This is the same behavior the original interpreters do.

However, I encountered a limitation of the MT-32 here. See
my FIXME comment! I'm not that familia with the entire
ScummVM source, so I don't know, what the appropriate method
is to do a short delay. I tested it with a short loop
producing a bunch of warnings just to delay things a bit,
and this solves the MT-32 execution buffer overflow problem.
So it would be probably easy for you to fix this.

comment:3 by SF/logicdeluxe, 16 years ago

Well, it works even better with partial reserve 4 instead of
3 so use that line instead:
"\x10\x00\x04\x04\x04\x04\x04\x04\x04\x04\x04\x04\x48", 13);

comment:4 by SF/jamieson630, 16 years ago

Resolution: fixed

comment:5 by SF/jamieson630, 16 years ago

I've implemented your patch, with the modified partial reserve
setting per your last post, and some other slight mods. I
implemented an explicit delay after every transmission to
ensure the MT-32 doesn't overflow, and I also reordered the
init steps to try to use those delays to ensure that the
ScummVM welcome message is up long enough to be
readable. (I had reports in the past that it flashed for a split
second and then disappeared as soon as program change
messages started coming in.)

Please verify MT-32 behavior under latest CVS so that I know
whether I got everything in properly. Thanks.

comment:6 by SF/logicdeluxe, 16 years ago

Something's wrong with it. Now, the MT-32 doesn't initialize
at all. Not even the MIDI message LED indicates activity,
which was the case before. The music is still playing, only
the initialization is affected.

comment:7 by SF/jamieson630, 16 years ago

Sorry, I goofed in defining the conditions under which the init
gets executed. Because it has delays in it now, I wanted to
make sure it didn't get called unless we were actually in
native MT-32 mode. Should be fixed in latest CVS.

comment:8 by SF/logicdeluxe, 16 years ago

Now it initializes, and I can clearly read the welcome
message even with games starting with music immediately.

Well that line might be a better idea, because it sums up
the partial reserves to 32:
"\x10\x00\x04\x04\x04\x04\x04\x04\x04\x04\x04\x00\x4c", 13);
The other might be a potential source for trouble and with
this one I couldn't hear any differences in the games
anyway. Seems like the MIDIs are composed with that setup.

comment:9 by SF/jamieson630, 16 years ago

Status: newclosed

comment:10 by SF/jamieson630, 16 years ago

Okay, your tweak to the values is in CVS. Closing. Thanks for
all the testing.

comment:11 by digitall, 12 months ago

Component: --Unset--Audio: MT32
Game: Indiana Jones 4
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