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Re: why sb emulation require virtual 86 mode

There is the dosemu2 project, which supports hardware-assisted virtualization (at least on Linux hosts, through KVM). It will emulate VGA and Sound Blaster 16, and should work with protected mode games as well. Unfortunately, compatibility is not nearly as good yet as for instance DOSBox. But it is …

Re: With all of great new ISA sound cards coming out (even with FPGA), what is theoratically stopping a PCIE implementat

PCMCIA FPGA soundcard would be really cool. Dongle is pretty much guaranteed required for MIDI, though you could probably fit 3.5mm jacks on it. The WAVjammer is a PCMCIA sound card that actually has native support in a number of later games. It might even be the only such card that was supported …

Re: With all of great new ISA sound cards coming out (even with FPGA), what is theoratically stopping a PCIE implementat

This is good option even for modern PCs (I know, that it works at least with Sandy Bridge), and I planed to try that one day on my previous Skylake PC (yes, it still have LPT header on board), but it won't solve the whole problem. That's because, you can only get music from that sound card. You …

Re: When did you purchase your first 386 / 486 Computer? Availability vs the early 90's affordability norm.

Yeah, tell me about it! The memory prices were sky high until sometime in 1997 when they finally came back down to reasonable levels. I think DRAM price was probably one of the reasons I just skipped over the Pentium. I figured there was no point if I couldn't have at least 16MB of RAM (which cost …

Re: Sound Blaster 16 Bugs and Deficiencies Summary

Wow, with all these annoying issues it becomes obvious that Creative sure made crappy sound cards. :confused: They dominated the market through dirty tricks and sly marketing, not because of the quality of their products. Isn't it true that the reason why the SB16 lacked downward compatibility with …

Re: When did you purchase your first 386 / 486 Computer? Availability vs the early 90's affordability norm.

The PC I could afford to buy the parts for back in those days was based on a Texas Instruments 486DLC. This must have been around 1993 or so. I figured a 386 (even a DX) would be outdated at that point, but I couldn't afford an Intel 486, at least not a DX. The 486DLC (with math coprocessor …

Re: CVX-2 : covox adapter

The list of games with Covox support will increase substantially when you include all the games that used AIL2 or DIGPAK drivers. There is a DIGPAK driver for the Covox Speech Thing that can be used as an AIL2 driver as wel, simply by replacing an existing AIL2 DAC driver (for instance the Sound …

Re: How to get Tandy sound on a DOS PC?

There are several projects here on Vogons, for instance an ISA card in this topic: https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=74946 There is also this topic, in which patches are shared to enable 3-voice Tandy music on non-Tandy machines that are equipped with such cards: https://www.vogons.org/ …

Re: Optimal Win98SE PCem Setup

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When running the Windows 98SE installer, you might want to force ACPI support. It is recommended to do so when you are installing Windows 9x in a VM, to prevent 100% CPU utilization even when the VM is idling. I'm not sure if this would help with PCem as well, since that is a full emulator as …

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