Opened 18 years ago

Closed 17 years ago

Last modified 14 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#690 closed defect (outdated)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, 18 years ago

Owner: set to SF/jamieson630

comment:2 by Kirben, 18 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, 18 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, 18 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, 18 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, 18 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, 17 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, 17 years ago

Resolution: outdated
Status: newclosed

comment:9 by fingolfin, 15 years ago

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

comment:10 by Kirben, 14 years ago

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