Esprit - lot of knacking in DMA audio mode

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Esprit - lot of knacking in DMA audio mode

Postby AtariZoll » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:49 pm

It is not much loud, but present almost whole time during play, initial music - every 3-5 seconds. I use version available at Atarimania.
Error is present on real HW, and even more noticeable in Steem or Steem SSE. It is one of first games using STE DMA audio, so could be not enough quality code.
Anyone noticed it, and is there maybe some newer version, with fix ?
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Re: Esprit - lot of knacking in DMA audio mode

Postby AtariZoll » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:26 pm

I checked some other releases, and error is present in all. But it is actually not STE DMA audio what makes that knacking, but PDG audio. I was confused, because only init screen music goes via STE ADMA, after it effects in game are done via PSG, even if it is sample playback. Very strange. Probably the reason is that samplerate of those effects is not good for STE ADMA ? But why they did not make separated version with proper rate samples for STE ?
Anyway, code is really not enough quality, and I found a way to remove those knacks. Will put soon hard disk and floppy disk versions on my site, need yet to solve some other problems - like crashing on Falcon - bad stack handling in ADMA detection routine.
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Re: Esprit - lot of knacking in DMA audio mode

Postby AtariCrypt » Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:27 pm

Oh nice one Peter, I'll look forward to seeing your enhanced release. Thanks!
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