Date: 02-05-09 13:36
Dominus (on the run) wrote:
> This is really old news, AFAIK Exult even has code from the munt
> project, and canmake use of those ROMS as well, if support is
> coded in. (I could be wrong, though, I think Colourless added
> this sometime after 1.2 when he rewrote the sound system).
True. However, I made sure to say "U7" in the title and not Exult for that reason. Exult has had fantastic sounds for a while now, but when/if I played U7 using Dosbox, I would get only the SB emulation which is nothing compared to Roland.
> Also take the emulation with a grain of salt, supposedly the
> emulation has still error at times and has not been changed
> in ages (as you can see by the linked source).
This is true. On the vogon forum, there is a post where one can compare the true MT32 version with the emulated one for Kyrandia and while the emulation does a good job, it's not 100% faithful to the original.
> This kind of lead me to buy first a real Mt-32 on ebay and
> then a CM-64 (a CM-32 would have been enough but I couldn't
> find one at the time) to have the more advanced sound in
> Ultima Underworld.
I couldn't get UW to use emulation. Maybe I missed something in my setup...
> But thanks for bringing this to attention again, I didn't
> want to belittle your post! :)
No worries. I expected a bit of rustle since it was not exactly Exult-related (hence the subject line). But if this post helped anyone get better sound for their Dosbox experience, then I don't feel bad at all! ;-)
Artaxerxes (silent but here every day)