Descent 2 have music?

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Descent 2 have music?

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I noticed when playing the game, with the exception of the intros it's silent. However, when watching videos of it running on more powerful emulation platforms and original hardware there's bg music.

Does the core for this game support bgm and if so would it require an external device to do so?
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I assume that's because the background music is CD Audio and the ao486 core doesn't currently handle that.
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zakk4223 wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:13 pm I assume that's because the background music is CD Audio and the ao486 core doesn't currently handle that.
Games like Mechwarrior 2 or Shadow Warrior would also need support for CD Audio. I remember it was necessary to connect an extra cable from CD Drive to Mainboard on a real PC to support that. Do you know if this feature is planned in the future?
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sid wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:58 pm
zakk4223 wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:13 pm I assume that's because the background music is CD Audio and the ao486 core doesn't currently handle that.
Games like Mechwarrior 2 or Shadow Warrior would also need support for CD Audio. I remember it was necessary to connect an extra cable from CD Drive to Mainboard on a real PC to support that. Do you know if this feature is planned in the future?
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Captain FPGA wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:05 pm I believe dosbox asks for a virtual os. Had rocky experience with those
It doesn't really, but in any case you can just get eXoDOS for PC, which is a ready-to-play collection, or use D-Fend Reloaded where you can tweak everything using GUI (even drag and drop games). Games from GOG also come set up as click-and-play packages.
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Descent 2 has a source port, that might be your best option
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akeley wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:31 pm
Captain FPGA wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:05 pm I believe dosbox asks for a virtual os. Had rocky experience with those
It doesn't really, but in any case you can just get eXoDOS for PC, which is a ready-to-play collection, or use D-Fend Reloaded where you can tweak everything using GUI (even drag and drop games). Games from GOG also come set up as click-and-play packages.
I'll look into those.
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