MoonShell MIDI playback - 8 bit or 16 bit?

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by HoTsHoT89, Sep 28, 2008.

Sep 28, 2008
  1. HoTsHoT89
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    I was testing what file formats MoonShell could play on, so I dumped a few MIDI files from Tyrian 2000 and it played beautifully. It really brought back good memories of strafing through enemy fire and blasting your sidekicks away. [​IMG]

    Then I realised that MoonShell mentioned:

    "This sound font is very compact. Install full sound font from website..."

    Got a look around and found there were two versions, the 8-bit version (the compact one) and the 16-bit version. What would be the differences between them? Wider range of instruments, and better sound quality?
     
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    Just get the 16-bit.
    So that explains why the MIDI on my Moonshell was god awful...
     
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    Obviously the 16-bit is much better, I just want to know what will the difference be.
     
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    Also, at sections where there's many instruments being played at the same time, the DS stutters. Not sure if this is the same for the 8-bit.
     
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    I've already tried the 16-bit fonts and it always crash or freezes when playback starts.
     
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    Where can I find the sound font?
     
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    MIDI is like sheet music, so it's up to Moonshell to provide sound samples to play back when it reads the MIDI file. The 16 bit version simply means that the samples are higher quality and thus larger in size. If you can stand the extra space needed, go with the 16 bit version.

    As for downloading, try this archive.org cache of the original site.
     
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    Got my plugin from here.
     

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