Tyrian is a challenging one for clones. There is also an issue with the game port on this card, detailed in the linked thread above. 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. It insists on enabling WSS which is obviously not gonna work on 8-bit. I bought it new for a Pentium if I remember correctly. 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. And as others have noted here there is a nasty pop when starting the PC, but these are minor complaints in my opinion.
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The DOS mixer software turned me off those cards however, and some minor incompatibilities with older games. The DOS software — which audiodrivd be found on Vogon Drivers — is bare bones but is easy to use and powerful.
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I do believe it’s not as compatible as ess YMF, though. It seems to give popping noises on anything other than a Sound Blaster. Also the game had some minor SFX issues on that particular codec.
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It’s an international ausiodrive so I’m still waiting: The 71x can supposedly do that, however the setup program doesn’t know how. Setup was easy enough and the Sound Blaster Pro compatibility seemed to be good, but it sounded like my speakers had been fos in water. This disclaimer is brought to you thanks to the BSA. The ES datasheet http: I was able sudiodrive turn the game port and CD-ROM connector off easily and configure the wavetable header to port I wants my Duke3D.
Each behaved slightly differently with regard to WSS resources and I only managed to get the YMF to behave consistently, but not without a struggle, and even then the mixer settings were so far out of whack that – as always – I yanked the card out and swore to never touch one again.
There is no material that is knowingly illegal here. There was a certain ESS card I tried and didn’t like because it could only play a couple of sounds at a time, or would play the first half of a sound and cut off the rest.
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EXE is likewise easy to use, and allowed dss 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. Maybe after reading this thread I should consider activating it again Do you know the differences between ES and ES? There is also an issue with the game port on this card, detailed in the linked thread above. Return to General Old Hardware.
Any chance you could give it a go with SoftMPU? Also the wavetable header could not be configured to a useable port number this is done via jumpersthe lowest available was port !
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Dual Xeon X 4. It must have been late This card does several things right. I dug through my box of sound cards looking for a replacement and tried an: Audiodfive this is Windows only option via the generic WSS 2.
I was about to give up and put the SB16 back in when I noticed this humble looking card, pulled from a junked Socket 7 machine at some time in the past and kept because it had a wavetable header: I believe it has more channels eess the real thing, which the Windows MIDI driver can use for full 4-op sound. I forget which one it was.
I bought it esss for a Pentium if I remember correctly. This site hosts no abandonware. 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.
But try playing a shooter and shooting a few things, causing explosions etc and see if this card has that issue.