Sure, ill elaborate on the issue.
First of all, im using Vista Premium with Conexant High Definition Audio.
My main problem is that, when replaying music either in-game or using the Enhanced FF8 config. program, the music replayed appears to differ greatly from the original songs, sounding more like the Microsoft GS Wavetable synth. I select Microsoft Synthesizer, and its some songs sound almost exactly like the original songs(like Battle1), but they seem to be missing a few instruments, which causes some of the song to be quiet. Its really quite odd. The microsoft Synthesizer sounds better than the MS GS wavetable, but is not up to par to the sound experience i heard on XP(Not bashing Vista of course,
Now, when using the FF8 config, i see 3 midi devices
1, Microsoft Midi Mapper[emulated]
2. Microsoft GS Wavetable SYnth[emulated]
3. Microsoft Synthesizer
1&2, sound both pretty bad, and three seems to be closer to the original, but the instruments seem really off(or absent), and it seems more emulated(like the previous 2) than it should be.
I have the 44.2MB FF8.dls in my dmusic directory for FF8, removing this dls disallows me from playing any music in-game, as expected.
One of my favorite songs, The Battle2(boss battle) song sounds horrible on all 3, so theres no way you can get excited for boss battles now.
Graphics-wise, graphics seemed to be fixed once i started using the FF8_Loader found here in the forums.(no longer did it crash for no reason)
Any ideas? thanks for the help