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0001165Zandronum[All Projects] Bugpublic2012-11-04 03:592020-04-11 00:22
0001165: Odd symbols when using \t and \r make it impossible to use Timidity++
So I decided to attempt and get Timidity back on my computer after having moved from Skulltag to Zandronum. When I typed timidity_exe and pointed it to the exe with a \timidity.exe, it replaced \t with an odd square symbol.

Also when you type \r in the console, you get a play button symbol.
Go into the console, and type \r or \t.
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2012-11-04 03:59TosenNew Issue
2012-11-04 08:01unknownnaNote Added: 0005309
2012-11-04 08:02unknownnaStatusnew => confirmed
2012-11-04 08:04unknownnaNote Edited: 0005309bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=5309#r2913
2012-11-04 09:29unknownnaSeverityminor => major
2017-11-01 00:17LeonardAssigned To => Leonard
2017-11-01 00:17LeonardStatusconfirmed => assigned
2017-11-01 01:14Edward-sanNote Added: 0018694
2017-11-01 01:14Edward-sanStatusassigned => feedback
2017-11-02 14:47LeonardNote Added: 0018728
2017-11-02 14:47LeonardStatusfeedback => assigned
2017-11-12 22:18DuskRelationship addedrelated to 0001564
2017-11-26 18:08LeonardTarget Version => 3.1
2017-11-27 12:04WololoNote Added: 0018922
2017-11-27 12:07WololoNote Edited: 0018922bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=18922#r11336
2017-11-27 13:41Edward-sanNote Added: 0018923
2017-11-27 13:41Edward-sanNote Edited: 0018923bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=18923#r11338
2017-11-27 14:04WololoNote Added: 0018924
2017-12-15 01:28LeonardNote Added: 0018964
2017-12-15 01:28LeonardStatusassigned => needs review
2017-12-17 22:09LeonardNote Added: 0018966
2017-12-17 22:09LeonardStatusneeds review => needs testing
2018-10-08 21:28IvanNote Added: 0020039
2018-10-08 21:28IvanNote Edited: 0020039bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=20039#r12205
2020-04-11 00:22Ru5tK1ngNote Added: 0021258
2020-04-11 00:22Ru5tK1ngStatusneeds testing => resolved
2020-04-11 00:22Ru5tK1ngResolutionopen => fixed
2020-04-11 00:22Ru5tK1ngFixed in Version => 3.1

2012-11-04 08:01   
(edited on: 2012-11-04 08:04)
You can also use "\c", "\n" and "\x".

2017-11-01 01:14   
Hold on. Does it happen with GZDoom 1.8.6? If yes, how about latest GZDoom (3.2.1)?
2017-11-02 14:47   
It doesn't, I checked.
I already know what's going on here, this is due to a really dumb difference between Zandronum and GZDoom.
2017-11-27 12:04   
(edited on: 2017-11-27 12:07)
You shouldn't use the "old" method that relies on ancient special compilation of timidity.exe, it's borderline broken, creates cracking sounds on midi track start/stop, random instrument distortions and other unpleasant effects.

What you should do is get Timidity++ CVS version from here [^]
This will install Timidity++ with standalone windows player AND a timidity driver, configuration is simple, you put your timidity.cfg into C:\WINDOWS, do a single reboot after installing and you should have Timidity Driver listed in your Zandro sound options, just like I've got it - [^]
Now you can enjoy the Timidity++ sound free from all the sound glitches.
Other games can use it as well.

As a bonus note, there is a newer CVS version 2.14.0 but it's served without installer, after you install the one from previous link you can use just slap in those files as upgrade if you want to [^] I suppose that will require replacing timiditydrv.dll in Windows\System32 [in case of 32bit Windows] or Windows\SysWOW64 folder [64bit Windows], which may require more advanced steps to update it [unregistering and re-registering .dll via CMD -> cd c:\windows\syswow64 -> regsvr32.exe -u timiditydrv.dll -> delete the old .dll and put in the new .dll in the syswow64 folder -> regsvr32.exe timiditydrv.dll] so consider the manual update as a poweruser option.

2017-11-27 13:41   
You shouldn't use the "old" method that relies on ancient special compilation of timidity.exe, it's borderline broken

You can bring this info in the ZDoom forum, since this is something for the developers over there about it.

This ticket has nothing to do with Timidity itself.

In any case, there's a workaround: just edit the config file and write the path in the timidity_exe option entry.

2017-11-27 14:04   
You can bring this info in the ZDoom forum, since this is something for the developers over there about it.

Graf doesn't really care, especially when their "special timidity.exe version" is considered legacy code leftover before audio revamp that happened at some point during 2.X series.
I think there was even discussion in this regard at old skulltag forum with general consensus being "just don't use zdoom timidity.exe".

Other places like doomworld or odamex wiki tell you straight how to set up timidity driver, so in this case someone should rather update zdoom wiki instead with timidity driver method.
Anyway I'm gonna link them in as those two are most comprehensive guides how to set up Timidity++. [^] [^]
2017-12-15 01:28   
2017-12-17 22:09   
This was merged.
2018-10-08 21:28   
Can confirm the console portion of using "\r" or "\t" is fixed in Zandronum 3.1-alpha-180901-1533.

2020-04-11 00:22   
Marking as resolved based on Ivan's testing report.