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Basilisk II sound

onlyonemac

Well-known member
I have Basilisk II, but the sound doesn't work right.

It can be up to ten seconds before a sound plays, and most programs complain about lack of sound hardware anyway.

The configuration dialog says that reducing the buffer size will "reduce delay" but may "increase jerkiness".

So I reduced the buffer size. The jerkiness was awful, but there was still a noticeable delay.

How do I fix this?

Thanks,

onlyonemac

 

tecneeq

Well-known member
If you can, play with

Code:
--idlewait true/false
,

Code:
--fpu true/false
and

Code:
--jit true/false
. It's just a shot in the dark, but might help.

Basilisk is quite old and by now development has practically halted for years. I put all my hopes in Mini vMac.

 

tecneeq

Well-known member
It is! ;D

Would another rom file help ypu with Mini vMac? . However, i'm not sure about the legality, so i don't provide the direct link. The Macintosh Liberation Army must be protected against unnecessary legal risks. :approve:

BTW, i have nearly perfect sound with BasiliskII 0.9.20120331-2 and Debian linux:

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tecneeq

Well-known member
If i understand my local laws correctly it's not only illegal to use them, but to rip them in the first place. Even if you own the hardware. In fact, every action that is designed to circumvent hardware restrictions, like reading roms, firmware or copy protected media, is illegal.

But they will never get me. I'm behind seven proxys. :cool:

 

Cory5412

Daring Pioneer of the Future
Staff member
If i understand my local laws correctly
An important endeavor.

But they will never get me. I'm behind seven proxys.
Not exactly a bragging point.

My own thoughts on emulation are as follows: If you own a physical Mac and have copied its ROM into an emulator, I'm not going to stand over and go "now now, little Jimmy, that's illegal -- but the 68kMLA isn't the place for information on how to get started emulating. (Both because transmitting these ROMs over the Internet isn't legal in my location, and it sounds like even less about it is legal in some of yours, and because the focus of this forum really is on the 68k Mac hardware. (Well, and PowerPC.)

Just like in the case of a physical Mac, it's up to me to presume you are licensed properly for the OS and applications that are running on that system, and it's up to you not to make me believe otherwise by posting a link to a download where the bits can be transmitted illegally and used unlicensed, or boasting about your archive. (Unless it's an extremely well-known example of software that has truly been released as freeware by its copyright-holder.) (But nobody seems to like Corel WordPerfect 3.5e)

The very real threat of litigation forces my hand on this issue until the laws get changed, and unfortunately that's unlikely to happen without somebody spending a whole lot of money, and probably fighting the existing laws in court.

 

tecneeq

Well-known member
Just to make it clear, i never provided a link to anything illegal in this or any other thread. Search words for a search engine aren't links, nor illegal. Not yet anyways.

 

Cory5412

Daring Pioneer of the Future
Staff member
You may as well have provided a direct link like this: https://www.google.com/search?q=searching+the+internet&aq=f&oq=searching+the+internet

It's almost to the point of splitting hairs to say that directions to "Search the Internet for these terms" isn't more or less a direct link.

What it comes down to is that I provided some instructions, instructions that boil down to "don't provide copyrighted material or information on how to get it." My exact wording was "link" -- but I'd like to presume that everybody on this forum is smart and can figure out that I also don't really want "oh just google for $SEARCH_TERMS" or "oh just go to $NAME_OF_WEB_SITE"

And make no mistake about it -- search terms aren't illegal, but transferring data you don't have the rights to redistribute is and that's what the intent of the rule on this issue is.

 

onlyonemac

Well-known member
In any case, how do I get the sound to work properly using Basilisk II with a Performa 475 ROM running on Windows XP with a SoundBlaster Audigy 4 sound card?

 

Gorgonops

Moderator
Staff member
I sort of doubt your individual ROM is the source of any sound issues; the sound support in Basilisk is a "synthetic" 16 bit sound port that doesn't actually closely emulate the sound device in any actual 68k Mac so the ROM is sort of irrelevant. (They did sell 16 bit audio cards for NuBus and LC PDS, I suppose it's arguably close to having one of those.) I'm pretty sure, in fact, that the Performa ROM is the "recommended" ROM for Basilisk in some circles because it has some bugfixes relative to earlier Quadra ROMs.

Alas I can't make a positive suggestion beyond that, Windows ain't my bag. Whatever it is it's something "Windows-y". On Linux or Mac I've never noticed anything worse than the occasional lag. And heck, I've seen lags like that on real 68k Macs.

 

tecneeq

Well-known member
The command line options from the screenshot should help you, and they should work with windows too.

 
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