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       musserv - music server for lxdoom and related games


       musserv [options] [MUSfile [FM-patch file]]


       musserv is the music-playing server used by lxdoom for music output.

       It  is  not  likely  of  any use to the average end-user, except for in
       conjunction with lxdoom.


       -l     Will list all synth devices reported by the OSS  drivers  (which
              should  be  the same as reported by /proc/sound or /dev/sndstat)
              and exit.

       -f     Forces the use of FM-synth even if an AWE32 is detected.

       -a     Only use the AWE synth.  Not necessary, should be  autodetected.

       -m     Use a generic (by default the last found) midi synth device

       -u     specify  a  device  number  for the synth or midi device to use.
              Necessary if there is more that one device  for  a  given  synth
              type  (fm,  awe,  or  midi).   This is usually required for midi
              devices.  Look at the output of "musserv -l" for the  number  to

       -v     Verbose.  Musserver is usually silent.  This turns on output.

       -h     Gives terse usage information.

       -1     For  FM-synth,  do  not  use the secondary voice of double-voice
              channels.  Instruments will sound poorer, but  there  should  be
              less  dropped notes.  Musserv auto-tunes depending on your card,
              so this option shouldn’t be necessary, unless you want  to  hear
              it just like in the old days ;-)

       -2     For  FM-synth,  force  the  use  of the secondary voice, even on
              soundcards with limited voices.  Can cause a great deal of note-
              droppage on these cards.

       -B     Don’t  increase  pitch  by  an  octave  when doing FM.  Only for
              really old voxware drivers (950728).

       -D     Causes all songs + the FM-patch info to be dumped to files.


       lxmusserv was written by Rafael Reilova (,  based
       on  the  code  written  by   Michael Heasley (, and is
       licensed under the GNU GPL.

       This manual page was written by  Joe  Drew  <>  for  the
       Debian GNU/Linux system, but may be used elsewhere under the GPL.