I'd build a Windows 98 VM in my Mac with VirtualBox to run some old games, like "Z". It is running, but without the great soundtrack. When testing, I realize that the soundtrack is in midi files, and not even Media Player is playing any midi. It opens the file, knows time etc. (recognize the file) but no sound is played.
There is a Sound Blaster Midi Sinth installed, the problem might be the VM itself that don't emulate the full Sound Blaster 16 card. I'm thinking about some alternatives: to change the VM sound card (not a clue of how to do it), or to install a driver that synthesizes the midi in wave to use the wave port that is working, but didn't find one.
There is a topic here but for XP or above. I tried midiox, but hasn't it's own driver, or I don't know how to make it work.
Also couldn't get in the Virtual Box forum, I'd make an Oracle profile, but didn't work. I did ask at and they advise me to ask here. So here I am… any ideas?
I tried to play those MIDI files by Mac OSX Lion (outside VM). QuickTime ask for install v7, but I have 10… I tried RealPlayer but no sound, same situation as inside VM. Finally I tried a free app "MIDI Trail" that plays full 100% the music using as OUT setting the "Apple DLS Music Device". Virtual Bux uses CoreAudio. Is the same?