It insists on enabling WSS which is obviously not gonna work on 8-bit. Board index All times are UTC. It seems to give popping noises on anything other than a Sound Blaster. I tried 3 of these things, a YMF, , and I believe it has more channels than the real thing, which the Windows MIDI driver can use for full 4-op sound. The DB header is also quite unusual, one of the 5V pins and the midi-out pin is used as digital audio input, which can be used only by certain ESS DBs. This card does several things right.
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This card is SB Pro compatible and sounds fantastic, very clean and crisp. This site hosts no abandonware.
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The DOS mixer software turned me off those cards however, and some minor incompatibilities with ses games. EXE is likewise easy to use, and allowed me to set the MIDI and CD volumes both muted by defaultand the volume levels were perfect first time which is a rare thing in my experience.
This card does several things right. I do believe it’s not as compatible as the YMF, though. Users browsing this forum: I haven’t had a chance to try any of the ISA AudioDrives but I’m looking forward to giving this baby a spin once it arrives. I forget which one it was. Return to General Old Win998.
There is no material that is knowingly illegal here. The ES datasheet http: It insists on enabling WSS which is obviously not gonna work on 8-bit.
Also the game had some minor SFX issues on that particular codec. Also the wavetable header could not be configured to a useable port number this is done win988 jumpersthe lowest available was port !
Then again Wolf3D does this even on a SB. And as others have noted here there is a nasty pop when starting the PC, but these are minor complaints in my opinion. The 71x can supposedly do that, however the setup program doesn’t know how.
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I dug through my box of sound cards looking for a replacement and tried an: The on board amp can be turned off easily via jumpers. Setup was easy enough and the Sound Blaster Pro compatibility seemed to be good, but it sounded like my speakers had been immersed in water. Any chance you could give it a go with SoftMPU? The DOS software — which can be found on Vogon Drivers — is bare bones but is easy to use win9 powerful. Each behaved slightly differently with regard din98 WSS resources and I only managed to get the YMF to behave consistently, but not without a struggle, and even then the mixer 18669 were so far out of whack that – as always – I yanked the card out and swore to never touch one again.
I believe it has more channels than the real thing, which the Windows MIDI driver can use for full 4-op sound. Perhaps this is Windows only option via the generic WSS 2.
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I bought it new for a Pentium if I remember correctly. This disclaimer is brought to you thanks to the BSA. I wants my Duke3D. Dual Xeon X 4. Tyrian is a challenging one for clones. I tried 3 of these things, a YMF,and But try playing a shooter and shooting a few things, causing explosions etc and see if this card has that wn98. The DB header is also quite unusual, one of the 5V pins and the midi-out pin is used as digital audio input, which can be used only by certain ESS DBs.