FMPMD2000 is a software for playing PC-x801's .M and .M2 PMD files on Windows. Uses fmgen for FM sound generation
How to use
First download FMPMDE2000
, WinFMP and PMDWin.
Then download the OPNA Rhythm Sound Source (RSS) samples
Extract all of them into the same folder and then you can already use it for music playback :DD
Things you might want to configure
Patch PMDWin.dll with this patch by takamichih
(bps by MovieMovies1). Use a program like beat
to apply it. It will make the sound emulation more accurate, fixing problems with high frequencies and noise mode.
Check SSG+Rhythm to turn on the RSS
On the window menu you can open windows such as Playlist, Part Mask (if you want to turn on/off channels [you can do it by pressing from 1 to - on the keyboard]) and Volume adjustment for each part [you can't change each channel's volume, though].
On File -> Environment Setting you can change things such as the sound device and change the directory for PCM and RSS (if you didn't want to extract it to the same folder as FMPMD2000).
If you don't want a looped song to play forever, go to Environment Setting -> Sound(2) and check "Auto fadeout and stop for each music". Change how much loops do you want to hear and the fadeout lenght as you wish.
On FMPMD.ini, change Frequency to 55467 and FMCalc55k to 0. This will remove some unwanted noises on the FM sounds while making them still sound right. After doing this, do not change anything in Envoronment Setting, since it'll reset the frequency to whatever it's selected.