So, I finally have the Disney Sound Source I won in an eBay auction last month. […]
So, I finally have the Disney Sound Source I won in an eBay auction last month.
Like Bondi, I'm interested in studying game compatibility with this device in further detail, particularly on newer PCs.
This particular piece of hardware has fascinated me for a long time, since it's the best supported DOS PC sound add-on that does not require ISA slots, making it compatible with much more modern PCs that don't support Sound Blaster ISA compatible sound cards, at least in theory. Let's see how well that works.
In addition to the reasonably long list of DOS games with out-of-the-box support, it should be possible to patch quite a few games that don't officially support it, using the DIGPAK driver.
The previous owner deliberately chipped a corner off the battery lid, so they could run it with an external AC adapter connected to it, instead of depending on a 9V battery. For the hard-core collectors and preservationists, that might be considered unacceptable, but it's not that bad, since you don't notice it when the speaker module is sitting upright.
Also, the original label came off of the driver floppy, but other than that, it still looks in tact and shouldn't be too hard to glue back on the floppy, after I've taken the opportunity to scan it. 🙂
I'll also make a scan of the manual, even though I likely won't be the first person to digitially preserve the manual of the Disney Sound Source.
If any of you would like me to test any particular game or application with it, feel free to send me a DM.
By the way, I principly never buy disposable batteries, so I went and bought a rechargeable 9V battery for it. It's precharged, so I should be good to go. This should be fun and interesting.