Opened 17 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#690 closed defect (outdated)

SIMON1: Adlib sound driver problems and Windows...

Reported by: SF/gourry Owned by: SF/jamieson630
Priority: normal Component: Engine: AGOS
Keywords: Cc:
Game: Simon the Sorcerer 1

Description

version: 0.3.1cvs
game: Simon1 DOS ITALIAN (Floppy)
platform:Win32
Windows MIDI driver doesn't show error, but
instruments seems to be incorrect... (Background
music looks really different from original)

Adlib driver reports: Unknown control change
message 121!
Music is similar to original one, but a lot of instruments
are missing. For example in map screen it says:
No Adlib Instruments defined for GM program 31!
And entering the forest says:
No Adlib Instruments defined for GM program 77!
...
and so on in many other areas...

Ticket imported from: #679842. Ticket imported from: bugs/690.

Change History (10)

comment:1 by Kirben, 17 years ago

Owner: set to SF/jamieson630

comment:2 by Kirben, 17 years ago

MIDI support seems alright in Simon the Sorcerer 1, if you
are comparing to the original game than run it under real
mode dos. Since the original Simon the Sorcerer 1 runs
much slower when run inside Windows.
Adlib support in the Simon the Sorcerer 1/2 games is
unfinished.

BTW does the 'with what ?' and 'to whom ?' messages appear
correctly in italian version ? when using language options ( -
qit )

comment:3 by SF/gourry, 17 years ago

Yes, "with what ?" and "to whom ?" are correctly translated
into Italian... The only REALLY minor bug with language is
that when you chose from postcard "Quit" it says "Sei
sicuro di voler uscire (S/N)" (Are you sure that you want to
quit) you cannot press "S" but you must use "Y"... This
appears both in SIMON1 and SIMON2...

I'm running game with Creative Soundblaster Live! 5.1
using standard 4Mb MIDI soundfonts... And background
music using Windows sound system looks really different
form original... There are some bells that covers the entire
main song... Maybe an other set of soundfonts can work
better...

comment:4 by SF/gourry, 17 years ago

Yes, "with what ?" and "to whom ?" are correctly translated
into Italian... The only REALLY minor bug with language is
that when you chose from postcard "Quit" it says "Sei
sicuro di voler uscire (S/N)" (Are you sure that you want to
quit) you cannot press "S" but you must use "Y"... This
appears both in SIMON1 and SIMON2...

I'm running game with Creative Soundblaster Live! 5.1
using standard 4Mb MIDI soundfonts... And background
music using Windows sound system looks really different
form original... There are some bells that covers the entire
main song... Maybe an other set of soundfonts can work
better...

comment:5 by Kirben, 17 years ago

The problem with quit option is fixed in ScummVM cvs and
current Windows snapshot.
I use Microsoft's software synth myself, which I find gives the
best MIDI output in ScummVM.

comment:6 by SF/gourry, 17 years ago

Yes, I have tried both Simon1 and Simon2 and quit option
is fixed with the Italian version.

...And with Microsoft synth music is better...

Very good work!

comment:7 by SF/jamieson630, 16 years ago

Closing. Adlib emulation of GM tracks is a work in progress.
Simon 1/2 was designed for GM use, so you should run
ScummVM with native drivers (-ewindows or -ealsa, etc.)
whenever possible. If you must use Adlib emulation of GM (for
e.g. Simon 1/2 or Sam & Max), understand that it WILL
sound quite different from the original, even when emulation
support is complete. It's FM synth, people....

comment:8 by SF/jamieson630, 16 years ago

Resolution: outdated
Status: newclosed

comment:9 by fingolfin, 14 years ago

Component: Engine: AGOSEngine: AGI
Game: Simon the Sorcerer 1Space Quest 1

comment:10 by Kirben, 13 years ago

Component: Engine: AGIEngine: AGOS
Game: Space Quest 1Simon the Sorcerer 1
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