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Older MIDI apps and BeOS 5

Contributed by: Tyler Riti
This tip is valid for: Both BeOS and Haiku

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 synthesizer file. In BeOS 5, this file has been replaced by Patches111.hsb.

To fix this, create a link named “” 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

Of course, you can always copy over from an older R4.5 installation, but this method works fine.

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