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valkiriforce

MIDI2MUS - 64-bit compatible?

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So I tried using MIDI2MUS recently on my new computer and I get a message telling me it cannot start or run because it is incompatible with the 64-bit version of Windows. Is there an alternate way I can use this application?

And please refrain from telling me how unnecessary it is to be using MIDI2MUS in the first place. :)

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The closest you can do is download DOSBox and use it through that. I had to do that myself too.

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If you're in the mood to run random crap you got off the internet, I wrote this.

http://www.mediafire.com/?5lifrcfcgp339oz

License is modified BSD, source code is included. Executable and object files included were compiled with mingw as a 32 bit windows executable, so should run fine on win2k+, 32bit or 64bit.

It's had very little bugtesting though.

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Not really sure how to use midi3mus; what would the normal process of converting MIDI files to MUS format be?

I was using XWE to convert MIDI files to MUS format using midi2mus.

Yeah sorry, I need to learn my stuff.

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Should drop-in replace midi2mus.exe as long as you don't use the /v or /t options. (I don't know if XWE uses those options when it runs it.)

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natt said:

If you're in the mood to run random crap you got off the internet, I wrote this.

http://www.mediafire.com/?5lifrcfcgp339oz

License is modified BSD, source code is included. Executable and object files included were compiled with mingw as a 32 bit windows executable, so should run fine on win2k+, 32bit or 64bit.

It's had very little bugtesting though.


Thanks for this, super easy to use. Just drag and drop MIDI files onto the executable!

Works for me, at least. 64-bit Vista.

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valkiriforce said:

And please refrain from telling me how unnecessary it is to be using MIDI2MUS in the first place. :)


If you are aware of this, why do you want to convert perfectly good MIDI into stunted MUS in the first place?

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Gez said:

If you are aware of this, why do you want to convert perfectly good MIDI into stunted MUS in the first place?


Stunted, as in midi2mus makes defective MUS files?

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As in "wholly inappropriate, obsolete format that utterly misshapes and ruins the integrity of perfectly serviceable MIDIs", probably.

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Does this stuff even matter much if you're going to play with OPL music? I'm more interested in faithful emulation of that chip than "high fidelity" sound formats. This probably makes musicians cry, but don't feel bad... I also prefer software-rendered 320x200 screens, and regular, plain old vanilla (not even limit-removing) maps.

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To my knowledge, MUS playback in Doom sounds the same as the MIDI it's based on, because it's being played with the same synths or software. It just butchers the data horribly in ways that are completely unnecessary today.

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