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  • Michael Barth

    I’m aware of that, that’s one of the DLS files I tried that I know I don’t have a license to, hence the problem. I would really like an actual solution. I know Linux has the stigma of DIY, use a terminal for everything and whatnot. However that doesn’t solve the problem.

    Like I said before I found loads of SF2 files and I was actually really surprised when I tested them out in Windows how good that they sounded.

    But as per DLS, I can’t find anything good that isn’t under some license like that and finding tools for conversion is ridiculous and I’m supposed to expect a loss in quality in doing so even if I can find a tool to do it.

    Oh well, I just really feel like there should be a better solution. I care a fair amount about Linux.

  • Brett Paterson

    if it was me i’d probably be trying awave like you said, have you tried the shareware version? This was the first set of hits I found after googling.

  • Michael Barth

    It can’t save collections in the shareware version. I already tried. It’s odd, I would’ve figured that there would be many more tools for this.

  • Brett Paterson

    if you have a particular midi file that you want played, try loading it in mod plug tracker, and then saving it as .it, that should play it on linux, the sounds would be embedded.

  • Michael Barth

    This still isn’t a solution.

    I’m playing back the MIDI files through a virtual filesystem of sorts based on a pre-existing game. You have to own the particular game in order for my application to work, therefore I can’t really redistribute files associated with it.

    If I could do that on the fly, I guess it would work, but that still is an incredibly roundabout way of doing it.

  • Brett Paterson

    ok contact support@fmod.com and i might have a solution for you.