Thx. I guess business guys were not playing games much on their laptops back then 😀
Guys, I'm struggling to understand how sound works in old machines. I've got Compaq Evo N600C with ESS 198x audio chip (probably ESS 1989, aka Maestro 3/Allegro-1) and we've discussed here Compaq Presario 1800 with ES1946S Solo-1E and Toshiba Satellite 2805-S402 with Yamaha YMF754B-R. All of them can have sound in native DOS, and all of them work via Sound Blaster 16 emulation or smth like that. I thought that when you select Sound Blaster 16 in games that means some specific sound, and it can't be better on one machine and worse on another. I'm missing smth or not?
I don't have native hardware to test everything, but I have DOSBox, PCem, and N600c. I've installed Duke3d everywhere with Sound Blaster 16 and enabled music test, they all sound the same. Why Toshiba with Yamaha or 1800 with Solo 1 should sound better?
Right now I have a chance to buy Compaq Presario 1800 for 40USD, I just don't understand what benefit I'll have with it over my current N600c other than driverless sound in dos. Also 1800 has a worse video card...