WIP Atari ST ScummVM-lite

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Re: WIP Atari ST ScummVM-lite

Post by stween » Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:31 pm

So I downloaded this last night, built out the talkie version of MI1 on my STE, and I LOVE it. This is amazing work.

The next thing I need to do is make a working MT32-pi to get that sweet midi output. And THEN I want to figure out how to pipe MT32-pi audio AND the speech from the ST out through the same channels. Aiming for the best ST Monkey Island experience!

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Re: WIP Atari ST ScummVM-lite

Post by jeloneal » Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:43 pm

Regarding MT-32 and digital sound: you could use a mixer or just add a cheap usb soundcard to the pi. This lets you combine both inputs to one output. The quality of those cards is not the best but it works.

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Re: WIP Atari ST ScummVM-lite

Post by Marsupilami » Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:06 pm

stween wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:31 pm
The next thing I need to do is make a working MT32-pi to get that sweet midi output. And THEN I want to figure out how to pipe MT32-pi audio AND the speech from the ST out through the same channels. Aiming for the best ST Monkey Island experience!
Maybe look at this : https://www.arananet.net/pedidos/produc ... -preorder/
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Re: WIP Atari ST ScummVM-lite

Post by stween » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:22 am

Marsupilami wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:06 pm
stween wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:31 pm
The next thing I need to do is make a working MT32-pi to get that sweet midi output. And THEN I want to figure out how to pipe MT32-pi audio AND the speech from the ST out through the same channels. Aiming for the best ST Monkey Island experience!
Maybe look at this : https://www.arananet.net/pedidos/produc ... -preorder/
I've tried a reasonable MIDI-to-USB cable which works under a full Linux install but which the mt32-pi build doesn't appear to detect. So I'm able to get something out, but I'd like a small MIDI emulator based on a pi for sure.

In any case, I realised I could route multiple audio inputs to my desktop PC and record:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLJFzN6qx5k

This runs great! Sometimes the MIDI timing feels a little out, but that's probably the MIDI emulators fault. In terms of my own hardware: I can see some ghosting on the video output, and I hear the whistling on the audio. I'll decide over time whether I want to go in and try to fix those issues!

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Re: WIP Atari ST ScummVM-lite

Post by jonmchugh » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:55 pm

WOW, I'm astonished after all all these years we finally have these titles on our beloved Ataris as they always should have been.
The works that gone into this must be huge and I'm very grateful to agranlund for putting in the time and effort.
A big Thank You from me.

Does anyone know how to turn off the captions/subtitles with these games as I'm using the .sou files from the CDROMs so have speech (yes on an atari st, wow) but the subtitles are distracting because I can't stop reading them will listening to the speech, I annoy myself :lol:

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Re: WIP Atari ST ScummVM-lite

Post by jonmchugh » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:00 pm

How much work would be involved in getting Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Maniac Mansion and Zak McKracken working using Scumm-ST?
I know we already have official ports of these games put it would be nice to have the MIDI Music from the DOS versions that Scumm-ST supports.

EDIT: Never mind, Just discovered these games do not have MIDI music, However Zak and Indy3 do have 44/16 Stereo PCM background music/ambiance on the FM towns versions, I imagine it would not be difficult to down sample these to 12khz and playback on the DMA chip. That would be nice :D

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Re: WIP Atari ST ScummVM-lite

Post by agranlund » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:19 pm

jonmchugh wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:55 pm
WOW, I'm astonished after all all these years we finally have these titles on our beloved Ataris as they always should have been.
The works that gone into this must be huge and I'm very grateful to agranlund for putting in the time and effort.
A big Thank You from me.

Does anyone know how to turn off the captions/subtitles with these games as I'm using the .sou files from the CDROMs so have speech (yes on an atari st, wow) but the subtitles are distracting because I can't stop reading them will listening to the speech, I annoy myself :lol:
I’m happy you like it! There was a good amount of work getting these running on limited cpu and memory but in a way that was what made it such a fun project.
The captions are permanently on at the moment but I do have on the todo list to make a proper options screen and I’ll add that subtitles on/off toggle :)
How much work would be involved in getting Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Maniac Mansion and Zak McKracken working using Scumm-ST?
Quite a bit actually. I haven’t looked too much into it since these games already exist on the ST but they use slightly different formats and an earlier scumm parser so these would have to be given the same treatment.
I’ve been meaning to give Sierra SCI1 a go when I find myself with enough free time, I’d love to be able to play those games on my ST :)

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