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Applications / Re: Timidity MCD install (Minstaller).
« on: October 13, 2019, 06:38:27 pm »


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Hi Alex, I've edited TIMIDITY.CFG as you suggested, would you please have a look if did ok, especially in the config/patch file directories section?

dir @@TIMIDITY_DIR@@
dir C:\APPS\TiMidity\eawpats

##############################################################################
# This sets up the default patches in the TiMidity support package
# "timidity-lib-0.1.tar.gz":

#bank 0
#   0 patch/acpiano.pat
#  24 patch/nylongt2.pat

##############################################################################
# Uncomment to enable Eric Welsh's EAWPatches
#
source gravis.cfg
source gsdrums.cfg
source gssfx.cfg
source xgmap2.cfg

YES IT IS !  Now it is playing !

Thanks to you, Dave and Martin

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Applications / Re: Timidity MCD install (Minstaller).
« on: October 13, 2019, 06:31:12 pm »
ok thanks, I missed the timidity_eawpats package suggestion, so I installed it, but still not giving sounds, with same ouput message in TiMidity text mode.
Is it correct that the eawpats contents must be inside the eawpats subfolder (APPS/TiMidity/eawpats) ?

Not necessarily, but then the timidity.cfg file must be edited to include the correct path.
e.g.
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dir c:\mmos2\patches\eawpats
Also make sure that timidity.cfg has the eawpats config file entries uncommented:
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source gravis.cfg
source gsdrums.cfg
source gssfx.cfg
source xgmap2.cfg
(This shouldn't technically be necessary if they are in the Timidity program directory, but I'm not entirely certain that's 100% true in practice, and it's safer to make sure they're uncommented.)

Hi Alex, I've edited TIMIDITY.CFG as you suggested, would you please have a look if did ok, especially in the config/patch file directories section?
Thank you

##############################################################################
# Look for configuration and patch files in the following directories:

dir @@TIMIDITY_DIR@@
dir C:\APPS\TiMidity\eawpats

##############################################################################
# This sets up the default patches in the TiMidity support package
# "timidity-lib-0.1.tar.gz":

#bank 0
#   0 patch/acpiano.pat
#  24 patch/nylongt2.pat

##############################################################################
# Uncomment to enable Eric Welsh's EAWPatches
#
source gravis.cfg
source gsdrums.cfg
source gssfx.cfg
source xgmap2.cfg

##############################################################################

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Applications / Re: Timidity MCD install (Minstaller).
« on: October 13, 2019, 06:28:06 pm »
I often see similar errors with working MIDI files and Timidity, it's missing samples from your patchset. Of course if all instruments are missing, no sound but judging by your output, you're only missing some.
I've installed a lot of samples over the years.

Hi Dave, as said in my previous post now I've installed Timidity eawpats as well but still hear no sound running a midi file.
If I run TiMidity in text mode to play a midi file just to see what it says, a file with few instruments like BEE.MID will show few of them missing, while a file with more of them (BALLGAME.MID) will show more missing.  I believe all those missing instruments warnings are mostly indicating that is going wrong and that'why I hear nothing. Isn't so?

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Applications / Re: Timidity MCD install (Minstaller).
« on: October 13, 2019, 10:47:48 am »

Hi Mauro

I installed Alex's Timidity and also  timidity_eawpats_r12.wpi. Alex WarpIn installer will recognize timidity_eawpats_r12.wpi on the same folder and installs both. Did you installed that? I think that EAWPats are like the instruments files, or something.

Regards

ok thanks, I missed the timidity_eawpats package suggestion, so I installed it, but still not giving sounds, with same ouput message in TiMidity text mode.
Is it correct that the eawpats contents must be inside the eawpats subfolder (APPS/TiMidity/eawpats) ?

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Applications / Re: Timidity MCD install (Minstaller).
« on: October 12, 2019, 09:51:31 pm »
Hi

For the moment I had found Alex's port of Timidity (2.13.2 preview release 2) with the EAWPatches package working very good (PM and command line) testing different MID files.

Regards

Hi Martin, after having read your post I've installed Timidity 2.13.2 wpi package (OS2 Warp 4.52 on Virtualbox), and its GUI appearently works but no sound is heard  while the player runs a midi file.  I've then executed the BEE.MID file in the Timidity text mode, below you can see the output.  Do you catch the issue?
Thank you

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if it will be only a matter of file replacing from old to new or some among them, without editing again the config.sys,  I'll try.
Thank you

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Hi Valery, I've one among others who appreciated your job in these OS2 Guest Addition, fighting a little bit to install it due to my poor knowledge, but arrived to the end also thanks to your patient help.
I dealed with one previous version, think r204, and fighted a lot only for understanding what to do, the final result fitted enough my expectations except for the shared folder handling, which is then possible to me only acting from FC2 while it does not appear in WPS.
Reading here that you made some steps forward, I wonder if you suggest to try the latest version in case might have solved the WPS shared folder display (resulting empty in his WPS volume pane). I would try only if you believe this could solve the case, otherwise I keep the version that have installed months ago, also giving enough on my need.
Thank you

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cool!
The only thing which prevents me from trying soon (but I keep this task for my next spare time), is that I'm sure I'll need support in doing this, bothering you again with my newbie questions.

I meantime undarstood that  being a ramboot system, it's a kind of Live USB , not a full OS2 installation, right?

Thanks

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Storage / Re: changing USB volume letter
« on: June 21, 2019, 08:17:05 pm »
Just a thought, you did eject the usb stick before you removed it?  If you didn't that will cause the chkdsk problem you are seeing.

right, that was what needed.
Sorry    :)

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Storage / Re: changing USB volume letter
« on: June 20, 2019, 07:59:44 pm »
….mmmmh….. have to check this  :o

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Storage / Re: changing USB volume letter
« on: June 20, 2019, 07:33:20 am »
done, thanks both of you.
Tell you the truth, some issue still persists and it is not a Shared Folder conflict matter, since I've kept it turned off while testing the USB functionality.
After opened the USB volume and worked with its contents, even only subfolders opening/closing, then the system shut-down often fails, I've to force the guest machine shut down from the VBox menu. Restarting it, the USB volume cannot be used, I've to do the CHKDSK /F to have it working again. It seems like WPS goes in trouble after having browsed the USB volume, even if everything appears ok during its use.

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Storage / Re: changing USB volume letter
« on: June 18, 2019, 03:56:44 pm »
You can assign a drive letter without losing data by using Logical Volume Management (Simple) in the setup folder.

I think you can assign "None" and get the drive mounted with the next available letter.

I'm not sure how the assigned letter works for old Warp 4 systems, but I recall that it seems to ignore LVM and just mount the next available drive letter.

thank you Neil, I'll try.
I believed could also use DFsee as well but eventually needed some hint

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Storage / changing USB volume letter
« on: June 18, 2019, 02:49:01 pm »
Hi, I've made an USB stick detectable-handlable on OS2 W 4.52 (Virtualbox guest machine) with DFsee following the precious instructions received here.
Now I realized that the choosen drive letter (G) conflicts with the Shared Folder drive wich is G as well.  When plugged in, the USB volume functionality hangs after being automatically shifted to H letter, it remains locked and often make OS2 WPS not responding as well, so a letter change to a still unassigned drive letter appears to be the solution.
Can you suggest a way to just re-assign the USB volume letter avoiding the whole volume creation process in DFsee, that would wipe all data in it ?
Thank you

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Congratulations! Something I tried years ago but could not get Ubuntu to automatically start the OS/2 box inside Virtualbox directly and so I failed. Maybe you can share your way to do this. Thanks!

with pleasure:
-from Virtualbox main panel, on "Machine" menu, select "Create desktop icon"
-once you have the desktop icon, open its properties and from the Command field, take (copy) its content entirely
-go on the Ubuntu system settings , find Application Startup preferences, in the opened panel click the Add gadget, you now have the empty Command field so just paste there the command you copied before, give it the name you prefer, confirm/close.
Next time you run Ubuntu, the virtual machine will automatically boot with same preferences you left last time as shutted down

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Hi all, I'd like to resume the results obtained joining this forum in sept 2018 starting from a very basic iniztial knowledge, maybe someone will read something interesting to pick ideas.
OS2 was my first contact pc system, found preinstalled in a Hyundai pc, 1996. After 4 years I felt forced to switch to Windows XP due to the hardware/software requirements, which OS2 could not follow as needed at that moment.

I just kept remembering OS2 as a vintage old car which was nice to have owned once but with no more chances to drive it again on the today roads.
This till last summer, when on a Windows 10 usenet newsgroup an expert member told that it was not impossible getting an OS2 Warp 4.52 virtual machine full working for VirtualBox but just good to load and leave as-it-is, with not much more to do for real use, except some exciting WPS menu browsing to feel back in the latest nineteens.

Meantime I was aware of the most recent OS2 system adapted distributions; Ecomstation first and then ArcaOS, good to have but not freeware and not even cheap.

Then I found online a downloadable OS2 Warp 4.52 ready-to-boot virtual machine in its first-boot state: ready, go.

Tried to get help for updating/actualization on an OS2 usenet group nearly abandoned, where the only member listening suggested to join your forum.
Ready, go.

From its first-boot situation -I believe corresponding to 1998 HW/SW-, you here have lead me to implement and update much more than expected :  dedicated Guest Addition for VirtualBox including shared folders and display custom resolution, Yum-Rpm packages Manager, USB volume handling, printer configuration, scanning device capabilities (Tame2), XWorkplace, Firefox, VLC, Samba and Netdrive for browsing external directories, and other useful features.

Now, since I like very much  systems on a self-bootable USB stick, and also said that OS2 W4 cannot support itself such capability, I created a self-bootable fully installed Ubuntu 18.04 USB stick, and setted an autostart command for the OS2 Warp 4.5 guest machine (updated as above described) cloned and moved from the initial Win10 host system to the Linux VirtualBox application there.

This is the result: plug the USB stick in, turn the laptop on, select the usb volume to boot, wait about 90 secs, and OS2 Warp 4.52 full screen appears ready to use, you know that is a virtual machine hosted in Linux only for the 5 secs initial Ubuntu splash screen.

Cool.
Thank to you

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