Haemogoblin
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Midi and Dosbox

Wed May 24, 2017 9:13 am

Morning all

Random question as I'm trying to get WingCommander to work.

Is it normal to get an error like this with dosbox?

ALSA:Can't subscribe to MIDI port (65:0) nor (17:0)
MIDI:Can't open device:alsa with config:.
ALSA:Can't subscribe to MIDI port (65:0) nor (17:0)
MIDI:Opened device:none

Cheers
Blackadder: Right Baldrick, let's try again, shall we? This is called adding. If I have two beans, and then I add two more, what do I have?
Baldrick: Some beans

Haemogoblin
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Re: Midi and Dosbox

Wed May 24, 2017 5:16 pm

Anyone? Yes? No? :D
Blackadder: Right Baldrick, let's try again, shall we? This is called adding. If I have two beans, and then I add two more, what do I have?
Baldrick: Some beans

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Re: Midi and Dosbox

Wed May 24, 2017 5:22 pm

Haemogoblin wrote:Anyone? Yes? No? :D
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Zebu
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Re: Midi and Dosbox

Thu May 25, 2017 2:14 am

thats not so much an error as telling you that you have no midi device.

you could run timidity or the like in server mode that would work for general midi games but wing commander only supports adlib or MT32.

I believe some guys on the vogons forum got the MUNT mt32 emulator going on raspbian but i have not tried that

you could also use a USB midi adapter or a midi hat and a real MT-32 module but that is a much larger investment.

the mt-32 music is really nice but the easy way is to just use the ADLIB emulation built in to dosbox

Otto
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Re: Midi and Dosbox

Thu May 25, 2017 12:34 pm

Haemogoblin wrote:Morning all

Random question as I'm trying to get WingCommander to work.

Is it normal to get an error like this with dosbox?

ALSA:Can't subscribe to MIDI port (65:0) nor (17:0)
MIDI:Can't open device:alsa with config:.
ALSA:Can't subscribe to MIDI port (65:0) nor (17:0)
MIDI:Opened device:none

Cheers

Use rpix86 instead!

See the sticky:
viewtopic.php?f=78&t=32934

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