Older MIDI apps and BeOS 5
If you’ve installed BeOS 5 Personal Edition and found that double-clicking MIDI files doesn’t work, it’s because your MIDI player may be looking for the old
big_synth.sy synthesizer file. In BeOS 5, this file has been replaced by
To fix this, create a link named “big_synth.sy” to Patches111.hsb and all of those older midi programs will work. Open a Terminal and type:
ln -s /boot/beos/etc/synth/Patches.hsb /boot/beos/etc/synth/big_synth.sy
Of course, you can always copy bigsynth.sy over from an older R4.5 installation, but this method works fine.
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