I actually downloaded timidity for doom awhile ago to use in gzdoom. I did this in order to replace the terrible quality midi samples that are default for my shitty sound card (SB Audigy LS). I gave up on it but I recently found myself trying to get it to work again because the default instruments are horrible!
The problem is that timidity just plain doesn't work! I've done everything in my best ability. First of all, yes, I did download the correct timidity that is specified for doom. Second, I replaced the default patch with the soundfont I want to replace the default instruments with (in the timidity.cfg file). It reads "soundfont C:\Program Files\Doom\timidity\sf2\FF3.sf2" .
Third of all, I've tried multiple soundfonts; at least 3 or 4. Each one has the same exact issue. Anytime I test timidity in cmd with a midi file, it never fails to give me the same exact error everytime: "Bad patch option". And of course, if the test doesn't work, it also doesn't work in doom.
Google has worked to no avail either. I don't see how nobody else has this problem... This is very frustrating and I would be extremely appreciative of any help provided. Thanks in advance!