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Re: Why is Gravis Ultrasound very expensive?

in Windows
Apart from the reasons other people already mentioned, there has long been a tradition in the demo scene to see what's possible with a very limited amount of storage. 64k intro's, 4k intro's etc. A lot of intro's started to use GUS because the mixing routines would be a little bit smaller. To even …

Re: Why is Gravis Ultrasound very expensive?

in Windows
I wasn't around then (too young) but my understanding is a combination of historical reasons and hardware acceleration. If your demo is using tracker-type music you can load all the samples into the sound cards RAM and leave the GUS to do all the mixing letting you spend more CPU time doing fancy …

Re: 775 and ISA

AFAIK - no, floppy can be used in PIO mode. Any details on using FDC without DMA? I suppose boards with FDC but no DMA come with a BIOS that operates the FDC in PIO mode, right? But what about FDC drivers built into various OSes? And what about a four-floppy ISA card, with its own BIOS, which …

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