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  1. Crashes in r6955

    23 July 2018 - 02:42 AM

    Does anybody else get crashes to desktop when trying to use "Save Game" or "Load Game" from the menu?


    Intel Core i5 750
    8 GB RAM
    Win7 Pro SP1
    nvidia GeForce GTX 960
  2. New Diablo project

    06 June 2018 - 12:54 AM

    Blizzard is looking for a dungeon artist to work on a new Diablo project.

    Does this mean Diablo 4 confirmed? Or at least a new D3 addon? Maybe a D2 remaster?

    Speculations please, ladies and gentlemen! After the very disappointing handling of D3 recently (which basically equals a complete neglect of the game by Blizzard), it's really about time something is happening again. Just launching one season after another cannot be what the game was meant to be considering how the folks at Blizzard take care of all their other products.
  3. The return of Rage

    11 May 2018 - 11:50 PM


    It looks like Bethesda is going to announce Rage 2. How do you guys feel about that?

    Personally, I think the first Rage had good moments. Surely it was a bit overshadowed by Borderlands regarding its scenario, but it tried to follow a more serious path. Some levels like the Dead City really had a lot of atmosphere. I didn't like the car racing parts that much, though. The ending also totally sucked. And then there were the issues with low-res textures.

    Still, I think this franchise deserves a second chance and will hopefully set things right. id shouldn't only be about Doom and Quake.
  4. Kpad5 not mappable

    15 April 2018 - 05:16 AM

    I noticed that recent EDuke32 builds (such as latest 6834) won't let me use Kpad5 any more. That's my favorite key for "inventory use".

    How come and is there any chance to bring it back to life?
  5. Dreamblaster - A modern wavetable synth

    03 April 2018 - 11:16 PM

    Since quite some time, I am looking for a satisfying way to have true hardware MIDI wavetable synth (without emulation) on my modern PC. Setting up an SC-55 is quite an effort, buying cards like the Roland SCB-55 or Yamaha DB50XG on ebay is hardly affordable due to high demand and low availability. There are some software solutions (e.g. setting up the free S-YXG50 plugin with VST Midi Driver), but I want the real deal.

    So what to do? Serdaco, a company in Belgium, made a solution for retro gamers like me. Back in 2014, they released the Dreamblaster S1, a new wavetable board that you could plug into any soundcard with a wavetable header. After a successor model was made (S2), the X1 and later X2 models introduced a USB MIDI interface with 64 MB flash memory, allowing you to upload alternate soundbanks on demand instead of having to rely on ROM-based solutions. This was what I had been looking for!

    Yesterday, I have ordered the Dreamblaster X3M which is basically an X2 with an enclosure to make external plugging as easy as possible. This is needed for me since my Soundblaster Z does not feature a wavetable header. You basically plug it in via Micro USB (and audio cable, I guess) and Windows will recognize it as a USB MIDI device.

    Here you can listen to Duke Nukem 3D music recorded with the default soundbank that ships with the Dreamblaster X2. In the meantime, an alternate (bigger) soundbank was created (GUD - find some listening samples in this thread) which aims for surpassing the Roland/Yamaha wavetable boards the early Dreamblasters were supposed to more or less imitate and deliver the best synth sound possible. The results with its current version 1.04 are quite impressive.

    My X3M has shipped yesterday, just hours after ordering it. I will keep you guys informed about my experiences with it and what I think of it. I have already been using an SC-55 and the S-YXG50 software synth before (I even owned a DB50XG back in the days, but unfortunately it got lost), so I know what good MIDI synthesis needs to sound like. Stay tuned!



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