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Re: SoftMPU project needs your help! (game & sound card testing)

in SoftMPU
[...] On the hardware side, I'd like to test compatibility with other genuine Sound Blasters and the various clones (e.g. Aztech, Crystal, ESS, Analog Devices). [...] Tried the following sound cards, and SoftMPU wouldn't initialise: 1) Aztech 2316A chipset (Crystal 4248) with OPL3 - lockup after …

Re: IRQ problems

Have you tried disabling IRQ Steering in Windows? Might be worth a shot... http://support.microsoft.com/kb/182628 You might have to play around with that. On a sidenote, I've had both SW1000XG and DSP2416 cards installed alongside 5 other cards on a Win98SE rig, without issues.

Re: Best DOS video card?

Randomly tested a bunch of 'semi-modern' cards in DOS, and they all failed to properly run Alien Trilogy (Acclaim) in hi-colour mode. Most seemed fine in lo-colour mode. Cards tested that had issues: Kyro II S3 Savage 4 Pro S3 Savage 2000 Voodoo Banshee Voodoo V3000 Voodoo V5500 NV TNT NV GF4600 TI …

Re: 14 expansion slots: 4-5 ISA, 7-8 PCI, 2 AGP - need help optimising for twin DOS/ Win9x boxes...?

Need some opinions to help decide on 2 ISA slots, one in each box. I've got 4 cards short listed: 1) SB Pro 2 or compatibles (YMF719-S, Aztech variants - all with OPL3 synths) 2) SB32 CT3930 (OPL3 and EMU8K synths) 3) AWE32 CT3900 (OPL3 and EMU8K synths) 4) EWS64XL (Crystal FM and Dream 9407 synths) …

Re: 14 expansion slots: 4-5 ISA, 7-8 PCI, 2 AGP - need help optimising for twin DOS/ Win9x boxes...?

I really do not understand what kind of a music/sound setup you try to reach for you proposed builds. I'm not very keen on music/sound side of things, being a headphones player but still your proposal sounds too much to me. All this probably sounds more complicated than it seems. The idea is that …

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