S2P available now. General MIDI sound for Your LapTop at last !
You already have a DOS compatible soundchip inside Your old notebook which is adlib and SoundBlaster compatible but You want more?
So the next step would be a wavetable daughterboard. But wait, there is no WaveBlaster header, not even a 15-pin Game/Midi port… and here comes S2P in: Full general MIDI compatible synthesizer for Your PCs parallel port. Prepare for the ultimate punch to Your ears.
USING SOFTMPU: DREAMBLASTER S2P MODE
Run SoftMPU specifying the parallel interface to be used and the base port
address of the MPU-401 interface, e.g.
SOFTMPU.EXE /MPU:330 /OUTPUT:LPT1
To enable MT-32 compatibility, add the /MT32 switch to the command line, e.g.
SOFTMPU.EXE /MPU:330 /OUTPUT:LPT1 /MT32
A Sound Blaster base port address and IRQ can optionally be specified if
MPU-401 interrupts are required.
S2P is wired up to the following pins on the DB25 connector :
1: A0 -> /Strobe CTRL-0
2: D0 <-> Data0
3: D1 <-> Data1
4: D2 <-> Data2
5: D3 <-> Data3
6: D4 <-> Data4
7: D5 <-> Data5
8: D6 <-> Data6
9: D7 <-> Data7
10: /RESET - Ack
14: /CS -> /Linefeed CTRL-1
15: IRQ <- Error Status-3
16: /WR -> Init CTRL-2
17: /RD -> /Select CTRL-3
S2P Review by Retro Erik :
S2P demo with DOS MIDI players, by Retro Erik :
Sam and Max on S2P, using softMPU :
HP 200LX with S2P GM MIDI synth plays Leisure Suit Larry 3
LPT devices comparison by Retro Erik :