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Laaca(R)

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23.12.2017, 00:47
 

Emulation of Adlib in DOS (Miscellaneous)

I found this page about getting the Adlib sound on modern computer. It needs a special hardware interface but it can be handy for someone.
https://virtuallyfun.com/2017/12/14/opl2lpt/

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RayeR(R)

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24.12.2017, 22:59

@ Laaca
 

Emulation of Adlib in DOS

> I found this page about getting the Adlib sound on modern computer. It
> needs a special hardware interface but it can be handy for someone.
> https://virtuallyfun.com/2017/12/14/opl2lpt/

Nice try, but patching tons of closed-sources games and demos is hard work and it doesn't solve SB emulation...

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Guti(R)

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28.12.2017, 13:52

@ RayeR
 

Emulation of Adlib in DOS

It makes sense. It patched serial port to use parallel port instead.

> > I found this page about getting the Adlib sound on modern computer. It
> > needs a special hardware interface but it can be handy for someone.
> > https://virtuallyfun.com/2017/12/14/opl2lpt/
>
> Nice try, but patching tons of closed-sources games and demos is hard work
> and it doesn't solve SB emulation...

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KormaX(R)

04.01.2018, 21:55

@ Guti
 

Emulation of Adlib in DOS

If you have a new hardware, you could just use DOSBox HX.DOS 2.17+ runtime on DOS and it will emulate AdLib and SoundBlaster. All these v86 emulator-drivers are "halfsoulutions" I think. A full emulation is far better, such DOSBox. A "transparent emulator" would be the best way, but it still doesn't exist.

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RayeR(R)

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05.01.2018, 18:22

@ KormaX
 

Emulation of Adlib in DOS

DOSBox is fine for very old SW but there are still DOS games and demos from '90/'2k era that needs a lot of CPU power and even on latest HW it cannot run smoothly via DOBox in higher resolution. As DOSBox cannot utilize multiple CPU cores the power is stopped for many years because we are limited by CPU clock that still keeps in 4-5GHz range...

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Laaca(R)

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Czech republic,
07.01.2018, 14:16

@ KormaX
 

Emulation of Adlib in DOS

> If you have a new hardware, you could just use DOSBox HX.DOS 2.17+ runtime
> on DOS and it will emulate AdLib and SoundBlaster. All these v86
> emulator-drivers are "halfsoulutions" I think. A full emulation is far
> better, such DOSBox. A "transparent emulator" would be the best way, but it
> still doesn't exist.

Hm, I tried in the past the Dosbox with original HX-DOS and with this modified HX-DOX too but in both cases was the result unusable. Some Dosbox builds resused to start some started but virtualy any runned application (game) lead to crash.
To you have some out-of-the-box archive for testing?

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