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atzn

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FF8 Music slows down with hardware audio ... ?
« on: 2002-01-28 20:13:00 »
I'm using Samuel Slight's DLS v1.36, I must admit it is quite good, nearly the same as PSX's.......   :)

Problem is, I tried using SBLive MIDI as my Music Device... and the music slows down horribly..... .....   :-?
I'm using the latest SBLive! drivers... for WinXP.
It works fine for Microsoft Synthesizer though....... weird.....
My Sound card is quite an old one.... SBLive! Value 1024.

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FF8 Music slows down with hardware audio ... ?
« Reply #1 on: 2002-01-29 23:05:00 »
What do you mean?

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It works fine for Microsoft Synthesizer though....... weird.....


Hmm. Your meant to use Microsoft Syn for Sam's DLS arent you? So use that?

I might install FFVIII tomorow and get Sam's DLS. I have XP now a days so I will tell you if I notice any thing like your problems.

By the way post your specs if you cant fix this prob.

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FF8 Music slows down with hardware audio ... ?
« Reply #2 on: 2002-01-30 19:22:00 »
I didn't think FF8 loaded in XP at all. Well, my copy of WinXP was... bad.

-Dan
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FF8 Music slows down with hardware audio ... ?
« Reply #3 on: 2002-01-31 20:13:00 »
I want to use hardware, I think the performance will be slightly better than the MS' Synthesizer...

but anyway.. no chance.. still the same ol' slow music... heh so I guess I'll stick with MS Synthesizer....no diff anyway... I think.

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WinXp problems here too
« Reply #4 on: 2002-04-28 10:38:39 »
Well, I used to play FF8 a lot back when I was using Win98, and it worked fine on a Soundblaster Live! card. (NB I wasn't using any MIDI Selecting software.)

That was quite a while ago. Now I have Windows XP. I picked up FF8 to play again, and the music was incredibly slow. I don't know whether it's a DirectX issue, or a Windows compatability issue, or whether I've just got different drivers now...

But I will recommend that everybody installs both Win98 and WinXP on the same PC to avoid situations like this coming up.

- Seth

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« Reply #5 on: 2002-04-28 11:16:20 »
Yes, I do believe this is a new record for oldest topic revived by newbie poster. :)

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FF8 Music slows down with hardware audio ... ?
« Reply #6 on: 2002-04-29 21:32:14 »
:P So where's my trophy?

P.S. It seems that on my new system all the Music devices that slow down horribly come up as "[Emulated]". And that applies to every music device except the Microsoft Synthesizer. Just thought you might want to take note...  :wink: