|Microsoft Windows Binary & Usage Information|
The Windows version is currently a Win32 console application. This means that it must be run from DOS command console in either Win95 or Win98. The program is not however a MSDOS program and Windows must be running. The console must also be configured to not hide the fact that Windows is present. You can check this by right clicking on the command prompts shortcut. Select the program tab and click the advanced button. Make sure that the "Prevent MS-DOS-based programs from detecting Windows" is not ticked.
To run this program you must also have at least DirectX 5 installed. Then use the "cd" command to change to the directory to where sidplay2.exe was saved and type:
for information on the command line syntax and available switches.
Assigning Sids to Sidplay2
To make this process a bit easier, you can change a few things. To make sidplay2 run for *.sid and *.mus goto Windows Explorer. Select the View, Folder options and select the file types tab. You should check this list to see if the sid or mus extension already exists. If so you can edit those and also add here any command line options you require e.g. -s, is very useful.
If the sid or mus file types do not exist then select "new type" and enter:
Description of type: SID music file Content Type (MIME): audio/prs.sid Associated Extension: .sid
For actions select new:
Ansi Compliant Consoles
For the Windows version you must make sure the ansi.sys is present
in the C:\config.sys file. NT has a similar config file in
WinNT\system32. If this file is not added, you will see strange
symbols printing on the screen. For Win9x add:
Old Versions (Win32 Console)