null midi device

degs lists at
Fri Jun 7 04:06:26 CDT 2002

I'd still have thought that some more general way to get at Wine MIDI output
would be more useful - like the ALSA output that someone suggested, or maybe
Arts. That way at least people have a choice what synthesiser they use -
timidity isn't everyone's cup of tea.

I might be able to help with this If anyone was going to have a stab at it.

-- degs

-----Original Message-----
From: wine-devel-admin at [mailto:wine-devel-admin at]On
Behalf Of Chris
Sent: 06 June 2002 23:49
To: wine-devel at
Subject: Re: null midi device

Exactly. There are at least two Win32 games (one from the Win95 age and
another from the Win98 era) that require the presence of a MIDI device.
The game Final Fantasy VIII supports MIDI via DirectMusic, so a
DirectMusic implementation would solve that, but Final Fantasy VII still
uses the old Windows MIDI device (old meaning it's not using
DirectMusic, which is a more modern solution). So, I think a null midi
device is still a good idea, I just haven't had the time to look into it
too much. (summer plans?)

On Thu, 2002-06-06 at 07:22, Johan Gill wrote:
> degs wrote:
> Final Fantasy VII uses midi for music, that's my reason.
> /Johan Gill, johane at
chris at

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