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Old 02-06-2018, 11:28 AM   #1
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Default Great Naval Battles I: North Atlantic 1939-1943

So here's a really weird one.

I bought GNBNA as its own CD and set it up on my retro-battlestation which boils down to a Pentium MMX with more than enough RAM and an authentic Sound Blaster 16 ISA sound card. DOS dual-boot with Windows 98 SE. Sound card's detected but I get no music or sound effects.

Decided to try it against DOSBox on my main system, mount the CD and go through the same setup process, tried different sound card configs from DOSBox and matched them in sound setup, same thing. Last month I got The Final Fury collection (GNBNA, GNB2, GNB3, GNB4 and GNB5) and tried its GNBNA CD on both, same thing.
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Old 02-18-2018, 01:19 AM   #2
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i have these Games, the boxes of them all - they are the best.

I have them all running through Dosbox and they have sound, and music too if i recall.

the dosbox settings for the sound setup i have are the following - see if these are any different to what you have

nosound=false
swapstereo=false
rate=44100
blocksize=2048
prebuffer=50

[midi]
# mpu401: Type of MPU-401 to emulate.
# Possible values: intelligent, uart, none.
# mididevice: Device that will receive the MIDI data from MPU-401.
# Possible values: default, win32, alsa, oss, coreaudio, coremidi, mt32, synth, timidity, none.
# midiconfig: Special configuration options for the device driver. This is usually the id of the device you want to use.
# or in the case of coreaudio, you can specify a soundfont here.
# When using a Roland MT-32 rev. 0 as midi output device, some games may require a delay in order to prevent 'buffer overflow' issues.
# In that case, add 'delaysysex', for example: midiconfig=2 delaysysex
# See the README/Manual for more details.
# mt32.reverse.stereo: Reverse stereo channels for MT-32 output
# Possible values: off, on.
# mt32.verbose: MT-32 debug logging
# Possible values: off, on.
# mt32.thread: MT-32 rendering in separate thread
# Possible values: off, on.
# mt32.dac: MT-32 DAC input emulation mode
# Nice = 0 - default
# Produces samples at double the volume, without tricks.
# Higher quality than the real devices
#
# Pure = 1
# Produces samples that exactly match the bits output from the emulated LA32.
# Nicer overdrive characteristics than the DAC hacks (it simply clips samples within range)
# Much less likely to overdrive than any other mode.
# Half the volume of any of the other modes, meaning its volume relative to the reverb
# output when mixed together directly will sound wrong. So, reverb level must be lowered.
# Perfect for developers while debugging
#
# GENERATION1 = 2
# Re-orders the LA32 output bits as in early generation MT-32s (according to Wikipedia).
# Bit order at DAC (where each number represents the original LA32 output bit number, and XX means the bit is always low):
# 15 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 00 XX
#
# GENERATION2 = 3
# Re-orders the LA32 output bits as in later geneerations (personally confirmed on my CM-32L - KG).
# Bit order at DAC (where each number represents the original LA32 output bit number):
# 15 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 00 14
#
# Possible values: 0, 1, 2, 3, auto.
# mt32.reverb.mode: MT-32 reverb mode
# Possible values: 0, 1, 2, 3, auto.
# mt32.reverb.time: MT-32 reverb decaying time
# Possible values: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
# mt32.reverb.level: MT-32 reverb level
# Possible values: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
# mt32.partials: MT-32 max partials allowed (0-256)

mpu401=intelligent
mididevice=default
midiconfig=
mt32.reverse.stereo=off
mt32.verbose=off
mt32.thread=off
mt32.dac=auto
mt32.reverb.mode=auto
mt32.reverb.time=5
mt32.reverb.level=3
mt32.partials=32

[sblaster]
# sbtype: Type of Soundblaster to emulate. gb is Gameblaster.
# Possible values: sb1, sb2, sbpro1, sbpro2, sb16, sb16vibra, gb, none.
# sbbase: The IO address of the soundblaster.
# Possible values: 220, 240, 260, 280, 2a0, 2c0, 2e0, 300.
# irq: The IRQ number of the soundblaster.
# Possible values: 7, 5, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12.
# dma: The DMA number of the soundblaster.
# Possible values: 1, 5, 0, 3, 6, 7.
# hdma: The High DMA number of the soundblaster.
# Possible values: 1, 5, 0, 3, 6, 7.
# sbmixer: Allow the soundblaster mixer to modify the DOSBox mixer.
# oplmode: Type of OPL emulation. On 'auto' the mode is determined by sblaster type.
# All OPL modes are Adlib-compatible, except for 'cms'. sbtype=none
# together with oplmode=cms will emulate a Gameblaster.
# Possible values: auto, cms, opl2, dualopl2, opl3, none, hardware, hardwaregb.
# oplemu: Provider for the OPL emulation. compat might provide better quality (see oplrate as well).
# Possible values: default, compat, fast.
# oplrate: Sample rate of OPL music emulation. Use 49716 for highest quality (set the mixer rate accordingly).
# Possible values: 44100, 49716, 48000, 32000, 22050, 16000, 11025, 8000.
# hardwarebase: base address of the real hardware soundblaster:
# 210,220,230,240,250,260,280
# goldplay: Enable goldplay emulation.

sbtype=sb16
sbbase=220
irq=7
dma=1
hdma=5
sbmixer=true
oplmode=auto
oplemu=default
oplrate=44100
hardwarebase=220
goldplay=false


[speaker]
# pcspeaker: Enable PC-Speaker emulation.
# pcrate: Sample rate of the PC-Speaker sound generation.
# Possible values: 44100, 48000, 32000, 22050, 16000, 11025, 8000, 49716.
# tandy: Enable Tandy Sound System emulation. For 'auto', emulation is present only if machine is set to 'tandy'.
# Possible values: auto, on, off.
# tandyrate: Sample rate of the Tandy 3-Voice generation.
# Possible values: 44100, 48000, 32000, 22050, 16000, 11025, 8000, 49716.
# disney: Enable Disney Sound Source emulation. (Covox Voice Master and Speech Thing compatible).
# ps1audio: Enable PS1 audio emulation.
# Possible values: on, off.
# ps1audiorate: Sample rate of the PS1 audio emulation.
# Possible values: 44100, 48000, 32000, 22050, 16000, 11025, 8000, 49716.

pcspeaker=true
pcrate=44100
tandy=auto
tandyrate=44100
disney=false
ps1audio=off
ps1audiorate=22050
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:36 PM   #3
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Great games. Great nostalgia too. I got GNB4 working with sound through DosBox with some standard tweaks to sound settings. (can't remember exactly) Windows XP



I'm wondering if anyone knows what the patches for the GNB games here on SubSim do. Or if anyone knows how to mess with files and stuff to fix the course change loop bug in GNB4. That's pretty much the only bad thing about this game. Although, I have yet to try any other than GNB 4 since I got it running in DosBox recently.


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Old 10-09-2018, 08:17 PM   #4
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The GNB IV Version 1.1 Update page on the old SSI site may be of interest:


https://web.archive.org/web/19961119.../update43.html
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