Getting sound other than PC speakers to work!

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Getting sound other than PC speakers to work!

Post by maxtape » Sun Apr 13, 2008 13:50

Hi guys,

Pretty excited to rediscover the joys of Keen games! This has probably been discussed a million times before but I can't find the threads on it. So can anyone tell me how to get the adlib/soundblaster sound to work on Goodbye Galaxy?

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Post by KeenRush » Sun Apr 13, 2008 14:33

Managed to find this one from the old board: http://publiccommanderkeenforum.yuku.co ... sound.html On this board this is the first time this has been asked, I think. :) As there's said, it seems you need either VDMSound or DOSBox. I've never tried the first one myself, but DOSBox plays the sounds quite nicely.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/vdmsound/
http://www.dosbox.com/

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Post by DSL » Sun Apr 13, 2008 15:57

If you choose to use Dosbox, be sure to get a nice frontend to start your games with. It can save lots of frustrating typing each time you want to play a game.

I like D.O.G. or D-Fend (or the newer Reloaded version of it.)
I think D-Fend Reloaded god the best compability with the latest Dosbox version ect.

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Post by ckguy » Sun Apr 13, 2008 17:16

I put a link to DOSBox in my 'Send To' menu, so that I could right-click -> Send To -> Run with DOSBox any Keen executable or mod batch file. It works good enough for me.

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Post by xtraverse » Sun Apr 13, 2008 17:59

Another simple trick is to just put a shortcut to DOSBox on your desktop, and then drag an EXE you want to run onto that DOSBox shortcut.

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Post by maxtape » Sun Apr 13, 2008 18:56

Thanks a lot everyone. I'll give this DOSbox business a try. I'm pretty sure I can still sing along to the music on a few of the Goodbye Galaxy levels, amazing soundtrack!

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Post by Malvineous » Sun Apr 13, 2008 21:03

A music section has just been started over at the KeenWiki, if you're interested:

http://www.shikadi.net/keenwiki/Category:Keen_Music

It will eventually have a link to download the music (currently at http://www.shikadi.net/wiki/files/keenmusic-r1.zip) so you can listen to the soundtrack in Winamp, XMMS, etc.

It's also got links to some of the Keen remixes, but since it's a new section it's a bit bare at the moment, so if anyone remembers any other remixes please add them!

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Post by Silvermoth » Tue May 13, 2008 12:12

Do I have to pay to use/get Dosbox? Because if I do, I won't bother

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Post by KeenRush » Tue May 13, 2008 12:41

It's completely free, luckily. ;)
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Post by DaVince » Tue May 13, 2008 13:21

Heck, it's open source and the best thing out there to play DOS games on modern machines.
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Post by StupidBunny » Tue May 13, 2008 15:02

It's wierd...I've discovered that, although DOSBox plays the music perfectly for pretty much everything, a few songs sound different between DOSBox and my old computer.
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Post by MortimerInBlack » Thu May 15, 2008 20:15

It's probably the MIDI. I think every single sound card with MIDI on it has different samples :(
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Post by DaVince » Fri May 16, 2008 11:52

No, it's probably the fact that DOSBox's Adlib emulation isn't 100% accurate.
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