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Re: Sound Blaster 16 & AWE: From best to worst

It's interesting that the CT1740 exhibits the same behavior in Doom. Does it also distort in other games? No, not as far as I remember. But to be honest, clipping in the sound engine is to be expected. You can have up to 8 simultaneous sound effects in Doom, and they have to account for distant …

Re: Sound Blaster 16 & AWE: From best to worst

Interesting… it was not my experience with the CT4520. I had the time today to do a little check, and indeed I do not have what is described as the Vibra distortion bug, where the audio is distorted regardless of mixer settings because the DAC itself somehow distorts when the digital signal is too …

Re: Sound Blaster 16 & AWE: From best to worst

List updated to v8 to include AWE64 and AWE64 Gold, included workaround for slowdown/pauses bug, fixed typos, title updated Since you are now including the AWE64 cards, I can confirm that the CT4520 suffers from the Vibra distortion bug . Note that this model is different from other AWE64 cards, …

Re: Need Help on Choosing Roland SC-55

Are you sure about that? Last time I read about it, I seem to remember it used a proprietary format and some of the instruments use the gameboy classic chip instruments. Though I am sure it would have been engineered on a midi platform and just used an export function that converts the sc-88 based …

Re: Dosbox without scaling?

With the 200 lines video modes you have to double the scan lines when you setup that video mode. Otherwise you get a 15 kHz horizontal frequency and that is too low. The original VGA always scan doubled those low resolutions to keep the horizontal refresh high enough (and it looks sharper). So a …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

in Milliways
Maybe people should also be more specific. As they might not like General MIDI. Has nothing to do with programming or music production. Producers would never rely on General MIDI for their musical instruments. It has more to do with mass market low cost music for games and toys. I think some people …

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

Our family had a Tulip 386sx/16 with math copro in the 90s that my dad got from his boss to be able to do Autocad stuff at home. I have no idea what that one cost, but I was able to buy myself a budget 486 (486dx2/66 with 4 MB RAM, 540 MB hdd and VLB I/O and VGA (1 MB) in 1995 for about 2000 Dutch …

Re: VGA Capture Thread

I like a bit of blur better, it more closely resembles the real budget CRT that I have (and I had with my 486). They never were sharp, also not in Windows if you went above 60 Hz to prevent headaches. Only when I got a good weekend job I could afford a proper CRT and after that I went with LCD and …

Re: Why won't the ONT renew the IPs on the network?

in Milliways
Or with a place where most users are temporary users, like restaurants, stores with indoor WiFi, campings, hotels etc. Also, without a lease, a client would never ask for a new IP again so *if* you would want to assign an IP to a different device it would be impossible because anytime you switch the …

Re: what cool retro thing would mean little to you?

in Milliways
Yeah, a GUS is only interesting if without it you have no music. That is only true if you are one of the few that was crazy enough in his youth to travel all over the place to attend demo parties. Like yours truly. To relive those memories, a GUS is almost essential because productions from that era …

Re: ATX PSU with -5v

Yeah, well, you weren’t supposed to use MIDI anyway, the driver support was more meant as backward compatibility. You were supposed to upload your own sound effects to the RAM of the card. But in the end, MIDI was so well and firmly established that the whole idea of a Paula chip on steroids was a …

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