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Applications / Re: Timidity MCD install (Minstaller).
« on: October 18, 2019, 02:16:55 pm »
This is exactly the problem I explained already: the WPS class that handles MIDI files uses the MMPM API to play the midi file.
And this API requires an MCD implementation of timidity. The only thing you can do is to deregister the WPS class that handles MIDI files, in which case a midi file will be an "ordinary" file of unknown content . But then, you will also lose the WPS icon representation of the midi file.

Hi Lars, thanks for the clarification. I would try to do that, since I use a test environment machine where to make all experiments before going live. Losing a WPS icon will be an accettable pain in change of the benefit to play midi files by an icon doubleclick. Can I ask to explain me how to proceed to deregister the WPS class handling midi?

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Applications / Re: Timidity MCD install (Minstaller).
« on: October 18, 2019, 08:29:04 am »
now that TiMidity works, just need to ask if you can tell,  how can I get its execution associated to .mid files opening.  I already made the association with Assoedit, and it confirms that *.MID filter is now associated to TiMidity text mode execution, but a midi file context menu still shows "play" as default association, which leads to nothing. This maybe because in the Multimedia configuration a MIDI file is considered unseparable from the Sequencer01 which is given as the default system application for playing it, and don't know how to change it (if I uncheck the box then next opening I find it checked again).
Thank you

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Applications / Re: Timidity MCD install (Minstaller).
« on: October 17, 2019, 08:03:22 pm »
By the way, I'm preparing a new release, which includes several improvements to the PM GUI.

to keep an eye on it, we're talking about http://www.altsan.org/programming/ports/  page, right?

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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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