Musicator File Import
First posting here so please forgive me if some of this has been covered off elsewhere.
After a 10 or so year break from the Music scene I am starting to get back into the odd bit of writing / arranging. My previous application used was Musicator on an old Windows XP Laptop, however the world has changed and I am now Windows 10. Unfortunately, the Musicator I have (version 3!) does not run on Windows 10 as it is a 16-bit application which is no longer supported in Windows.
I have a "workaround" process which is to export the files in MIDI format from Musicator (still got the laptop!) and then import them back into Musescore, however that does give me a little work to do and also shows a slight problem which I will come to later.
Ideally, I would want to just take the old Musicator files and import them straight into Musescore and all is fine, but there doesn't seem to be a direct import filter for them. Is anyone aware of a way that this can be achieved without the Midi export first as that does lose all dynamics and markings that are on the native score?
If not, I shall persevere with the MIDI export / import, however there is then a problem that I need to understand.
I have done a few brass band compositions in the past which use Bb pitch and Eb pitch instruments. In Musicator I would set the staff up accordingly and then tell the stave to be played -2, for example, to get the Bb pitch to come from the music as entered. When the MIDI file is imported, the key signature comes across correctly, however the notation is all shifted back up 2 levels to what it would natively be, if that makes sense (so if I had something in the key of C as displayed in Musicator, when imported as a MIDI file, it puts the key signature to C as it should be, but all notes are displayed in an alternate key to compensate for the -2 I was putting in to Musicator).
How can I make it so that I can leave the key signature as required and then shift the notes down en-masse so that they appear at the correct place on the stave, but still have the sound at the adjusted level (hope that makes sense!)?
Thanks in advance to all.