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CivDOS Additional Sound Drivers

Discussion in 'Civ1 - General Discussions' started by hornpipe2, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. hornpipe2

    hornpipe2 Chieftain

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    From the Apolyton site, for those who haven't seen it. These add additional sound drivers to CIV making the "other" option for sound useful. The primary benefit is supporting OPL3 cards like Soundblaster 16... meaning STEREO SOUND for our beloved game (!). We also get Generic MIDI, which DOSBox could route to an external synthesizer for MIDI music playback.

     

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  2. SWY

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    Wow, nice. I'm going to try it out this weekend.
    Does it sound any different?
     
  3. hornpipe2

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    The stereo sound isn't a whole lot different, I mostly noticed it after completing a building: the little echoing sounds also pan around a bit for a neat effect.

    I haven't tried the MIDI output yet. I assume the sound would only be as good as your synth : )

    I did have an idea that one could connect MIDI-out to a sequencer program, and then record the MIDI output from the game to .mid files for later playback...
     
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    Wonderful, just wonderful... really stereo, starting from the intro music. also the instruments sound a bit different (and better) :thumbsup::goodjob:

    edit: Once again - this is superb!
     

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