Originally Posted by buckrogers
"Then, for about two or three years, Roland synthesizers got popular with the developers. Keep in mind that these are only good for music, though, not for sound effects. After that, General Midi was supported most..."
Evil mastermind, during the "Roland years", what was the specific format that was in by games? GS? Since the Roland daughtercards are General Midi, surely it was GM that was supported, and perhaps later Roland's own GS spec?
Roland MT32 was 'the' one if I remember correctly. And no, those Roland cards aren't General Midi. They're Midi boards, but that GM standard (i.e. which 'instruments' are defined in what way) didn't exist back then. When it was, Roland made GM compatible cards, too, but as I said, that was later.