Okay, sooooo, I tried downloading this update for the music, the game seems to have patched okay & the sound quality did improve. I particularly like that the music now loops instead of playing once & cutting out.
HOWEVER, the game seems to be moving at a super crawl pace now, compared to just before I updated it. The DosBox settings don't seem to have changed, it is still set to max cycles (same as before). Can anyone think of a reason I would all of a sudden move across the map MUCH slower than before?
I only played this a few minutes after the update, I cannot imagine playing the game at this pace. I was trying to walk from Romney to Malac's Crossing (which isn't that far) and I literally got annoyed and used a temple to warp ahead to test out the music in town.
Just tried a fresh install.
Used the patch from the first post here (Thanks oasis789 !):
Edit: Files mirrored here
. Follow the instructions within.
I'm using Falcosoft MidiPlayer and Sound Canvas VA to provide the MIDI and Coolsoft MIDI Mapper to set it as the default MIDI option (through loopMIDI)
Loaded the game, checked the preferences and disabled CD Music.
Almost immediately ran into freezing issues, and had to switch DOSBox output from overlay to opengl. (I'll be updating to a newer DOSBox build after this...) [Also why did GOG set the Mixer and sndblaster rates to 22050 instead of 44100 ?!?]
After the main scene it was 2 steps left and 21 steps forward to lock in on the main road.
Made backup copies of FRP.SX, Krondor.exe and SX.OVL
Copied FRX.SX from the main patch folder.
From "tikalat Addendum" patch folder copied SX.OVL and Sierra patch.exe
Ran Sierra patch.exe
Edited RESOURCE.CFG so that soundDrv = GENMIDI.DRV
Loaded the Game, started anew. Got the lightning at the title and the death scream in the opening scene so I know the patch is working.
It was once again 2 left and 21 forward to lock in on the main road.
Game was additionally running at the same speed as before.
So not sure why your install is going slower. But here's some thoughts:
Did something maybe go wrong with the install process?
Are you using a soundfont? If so which one? What are you using to load the soundfont?
Did the step size get turned down in preferences?
Is cputype=386_slow still set properly in the DOSBox settings?
You could also try a different DOSBox build like Staging or ECE if you're familar with how DOSBox works...