The following files are meant for Texture users who no longer
have access to their original software or hardware and are trying to
recover music created with Texture.
Magnetic Music does not have support staff, so please keep in mind that
while we wish you success in using the software below to
recover or translate your music, you are on your own.
If all you need to do is convert your Texture PTN or SNG
files to Standard MIDI, don't hassle with this, download
the TXNOMPU program below.
This program has not been updated since 1991. It will only
work on older DOS or Windows computers that are outfitted with a true
Roland MPU-401, Music Quest MQX16 or MQX32, or equivalent
MIDI interface. (Actually, there is also a Yamaha C1 version included in this download.)
It will not work with the much more
widely produced MPU-401 Compatible interfaces from
various manufacturers such as Creative Labs. Even if you
have a truly compatible interface, it will only work
if you've properly configured the base address and
IRQ setting for the MIDI card. Please consult the original
Texture 4.25 manual (below) for details on this and other
important issues such as how to run the setup program.
This zip file contains the original Texture v4.25 installation files. The manual can
be downloaded separately below...
TXNOMPU - For Converting Texture Files to MIDI Files
This is the Texture v4.25 program, but with playback and recording
features disabled, allowing it to be run on modern Windows computers with
no MPU-401 hardware present. Avoid issuing any transport commands
such as 'P' or 'R' as sometimes these may cause the program to
hang. You can load your old Texture files (from any version
of Texture) into this application and save them as
Standard MIDI Files (please see the manual below). keep in mind that this is
still the old DOS program and only supports short file names of the old 8.3
format. Many former Texture users have used this program to
resurrect their old files.
Texture 4 Manual
This is the original Texture 4 manual translated (as best we could) to PDF format.
The handful of screen shots from the original didn't survive the translation
and the bullets show up as underscores, but it is readable and searchable.
If you are using TXNOMPU, you're probably looking for the section on
Standard MIDI Files -- see page 7:12 in chapter 7.