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S2P : Tiny Parallel Port General MIDI Synthesizer

General MIDI Synthesizer for parallel port

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Small size general MIDI Synthesizer for parallel port.DOS game compatibility through SoftMPU TSR and patching.I produced a small batch of these boards, they are available here : https://www.serdashop.com/S2P

This PCB provides great quality general midi sound for computers that have a parallel port.

In particular, for 386+ DOS computers, a TSR was written to implement compatibility with existing real mode games on 386+. (for example Vikings). 

Also available is s2ppatcher : https://github.com/pdewacht/s2ptools which allows to patch some DOS games.

And finally also an SDK is available for your own game development : https://scalibq.wordpress.com/2019/03/09/dreamblaster-s2p/

PCB Connections :

USING SOFTMPU: DREAMBLASTER S2P MODE

You can download the special softmpu DOS TSR version compiled executable and sources from  https://github.com/pdewacht/softmpu 

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.

We are also working on a patching utility, and had success patching doom for S2P compatibility, so far.

Working games : 

  • Doom and other games using the same sound engine (Heretic, Hexen, Raptor: Call of the Shadows, etc.)
  • Games that use the Miles Audio Interface Library, both 16-bit and 32-bi

Demonstration of SoftMPU in action with the DOS game vikings :

The board uses the SAM2695 synthesizer chip from Dream.

Parallel port pinout of S2P : 

Using the patcher s2ppatch :  example patching doom :

Scali created an SDK for adding S2P, OPL2LPT and OPL3LPT support in your homebrew DOS games :

Check it out here : https://scalibq.wordpress.com/2019/03/09/dreamblaster-s2p/

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serdef wrote 03/09/2019 at 13:41 point

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serdef wrote 07/03/2018 at 17:16 point

S2P DOS Game patcher under development :

https://github.com/pdewacht/s2ptools

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