Originally Posted by Chyron8472
as opposed to what?
Certain games, if you enable Sound Blaster support, have digital sound effects. However, for the DOS versions, if you don't have a Sound Blaster they have MIDI equivalents. Like the sound of the ship taking off in SQ3 and SQ4 (disk version). KQ1SCI also has digital sound effects for the front gate when it closes. Water splashing, falling to the ground, etc. All the digital sound effects in SQ5. There are MIDI equivalent sound effects for all of these.
For SQ4 in particular, all the digital sound effects are merely lo-fi recordings of the MT-32 sound effects. So if you have MUNT or a real MT-32 you don't need the digital sound effects as they wouldn't sound as good as the real deal. However, ScummVM automatically defaults to digital sound effects no matter what in most cases. It used to be for all games, but only some now. At least there is some progress. That's been an issue for a long time.