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Re: Cirrus CS4624 dos init - fails after PCMCIA

I have a Roland SCP-55; it's a Sound Canvas midi module on a PCMCIA card. There are DOS drivers for both the PCMCIA sockets on the 600X, as well as the SCP-55. I can load the drivers for the PCMCIA and the Roland card works (with glorious sounding music), but at that point the CS4624 will no longer …

Re: What do you drive?

1973 Ford Escort (wide arched RS2000 replica with Sierra Cosworth motor) ~ 2.0 16v 4cyl turbo with ~320bhp 1993 Porsche 911 Turbo ~ 3.3 6cyl turbo with >360bhp 2010 Alfa Mito Cloverleaf ~ 1.4 4cyl turbo with 170bhp The Escort has been a long time restoration project, just finished earlier this year, …

Re: Cirrus CS4624 dos mixer

Okay, confirmed. Regardless of UMB status, devices loaded high or low, as soon as the cardsoft "CS.SYS" is loaded, the cs4624 tool no longer runs. Every other cardsoft driver can be loaded, but that particular one (the main card services driver) stops it dead in its tracks. What a huge blow, and it …

Re: Cirrus CS4624 dos mixer

Alas, hit a bit of an issue. I can either enable the PCMCIA services and the SCP-55, or I can initialise the CS4624 audio. As soon as the Cardsoft services are loaded the cwcaudio.exe utility refuses to load and just hangs. Damn, there goes my idea for SC/GM and SB support 🙁

Re: Cirrus CS4624 dos mixer

Incidentally, the CS4624 DSP has quite a reasonable sounding wavetable soft synth part in Windows included as part of the basic driver pack (PV2885.zip). It's not exactly up to the virtual Roland synth or anything like that, but if you've got nothing else, it isn't bad.

Re: Cirrus CS4624 dos mixer

No problem. You need the CS4624 drivers, which work for Win3.1/95/98, but also include a DOS initialisation part. However, if you don't install them via Windows, then a crucial initialisation data file is NOT generated and the DSP won't work. Fortunately, some clever guy (https://flaterco.com/kb/ …

Cirrus CS4624 dos init - fails after PCMCIA

I've just put together an old IBM Thinkpad 600X (P3-450, 1024x768, 4MB AGP2x NeoMagic) - I've maxed out the RAM (576MB), fitted a big drive (320GB) and gotten all of the drivers sourced. It works really nicely, and a fair bit speedier for later games than my earlier Thinkpad 385ED. I've got sound …

Re: 8 bit 3D card

is there any LGA 1150 mobo with ISA hidden out there... like in the industrial market or something? Last with fully working ISA slots (DMA, bus mastering etc) was socket 478/Pentium 4 (845, 865 and rumours of 875 chipset). However, you can get ISA support on Intel Q77 (3rd gen i3/i5/i7) if you can …

Re: Atari Transputer

I believe so, and Wikipedia shows at least one platform (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myriade) that is still using it. I'd bet there's quite a few still in industrial applications, as that tends to be the type of stuff that shows up on Ebay, attached to various VME boards, IO controllers and the …

Re: hybrid computer

I often hear that "supermicro" chipset can support : isa, pci and vlb... but in such a bad manner that no one cares... I cares, anyone got a board of those ? I'm not aware there ever was a "supermicro" chipset. "Supermicro" the company was formed in 1993. The same year PCI was introduced. As far as …

Re: System power usage - how much is too much?

Everything in my office/games room is on remote-control powered sockets, only my main PC/server runs 24/7, and it's on a UPS. Anything I want to use I power up with the remote control (speakers, monitor, games machines, retro computers etc), and then the relay in the power strip physically turns it …

Re: Atari Transputer

I didn't realise anyone else on here had any knowledge of the Transputer! It's a bit of a favourite of mine. In some ways it's an example of a typical British success and failure - the Transputer came from INMOS Technologies, a very early pioneer in memory technology (SRAM, for example), they had …

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