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Midi functionality & Win-98 in virtual machine

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Looking for a solution where win-98 can run in a virtual machine (under XP on i7 hardware) that is emulating AC-97 audio - with a functional midi interface. Seems that most emulators only provide SB-16 sound device - which does not have a midi player.

Looking for known solutions or hard information, not "did you try this" or "did you try that".

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"Virtual Machine" really doesn't say WHICH VM software. Could you specify?

That's the thing - I'm asking which VM gives good audio support to win-98 running as a guest.

As your links indicate, other people have asked, and haven't found workable solutions when it comes to midi support (as far as I could find).

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From submix8c's link:

Here's another reference to VM's and Midi Playback -

http://vogons.zetafleet.com/viewtopic.php?p=213314

I'm running Windows 98 SE in Virtual PC 2007 with Windows 7 as host.

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Anyway, a bit of searching turns up http://forums.scummvm.org/viewtopic.php?t=6303.

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I'm now using rgc:audio sfz with SAVIHost, as detailed by the ScummVM link and now have wonderful background music.

Seems like a "workable solutions when it comes to midi support" to me. But you are really going to have to try some things yourself and see. We can't always give everyone ready-made solutions to every problem.

Cheers and Regards

Edited by bphlpt
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If you just want to play midi files than I'd go for xmplay which has got a good midi plugin using soundfonts.

If it's for sequencing then virtual midi cable such as hubbis loopback or midiyoke and a vst soundfont player in a micro host such as savihost.

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There apparently does not exist a sound font that simulates the SB-16 (FM synthesis, aka "OPL3") sound-cards that existed prior to wave-table synthesis used in AC-97 sound cards or integrated sound devices. If such a sound font did exist, then it could be used by software like Fluidsynth (or vlc) to play old midi files such that they would sound *exactly* they way they did 10 - 15 years ago (when they were created).

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You didn't look hard enough did you?

http://woolyss.com/chipmusic/chipmusic-soundfonts/OPL-3_FM_128M.zip

Those standalone players might be of interest too:

http://www.pokipoki.org/dsa/index.php?EMU%20de%20MIDI

http://milkpot.sakura.ne.jp/fmmidi/

http://www.pokipoki.org/dsa/index.php?EMU%20de%20MIDI

There is Timidity also of course and you'll probably find some more stuff by digging those links:

http://www3.telus.net/anapan8/oldscardemu.htm

http://soundshock.se/phpBB2/index.php

Try to do better homework next time, it's not so hard using a search engine such as google, is it? ;)

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You can get Windows 98 with MIDI through the latest DOSBOX

found here

http://ykhwong.x-y.net/

It's not a simple task getting windows 98 installed in DOSBOX though.

I can help you with it if you have the patience

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