First post, by blackmasked
I have recently decided to resurrect my retro PC and have a go at some of the oldies I somehow missed in the mid 90's.
I built the whole thing using the following parts:
MSI MS-6163 Pro (440BX)
VooDoo3 3000 AGP
Everything flies under Windows 98SE, but I am having one annoying issue while running things in dos mode.
Sound FX, General MIDI , Sound Blaster/Adlib all work fine in Doom, Doom 2, Blood, and few others, but whatever I do I cannot get my Roland / Yamaha sound modules to work.
It's almost like no midi data is being sent to and from the sound modules.
My autoexec.bat and config.sys setting are as follows:
SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 H5 P330 T6
SET MIDI=SYNTH:2 MAP:E MODE:0
REM C:\DRIVERS\LIVE\SBESET.EXE -A220 -I5 -D1 -H5 -P330 -J1
C:\DOS\SMARTDRV.EXE /L /X
MODE CON CODEPAGE PREPARE=((850) C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\EGA.CPI)
MODE CON CODEPAGE SELECT=850
menuitem=WIN, Windows 98SE
REM DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS /TESTMEM:OFF
I have tried getting it to run using Yamaha Audician 32 using ISA slot and both sound modules work fine, but it is a bit noisy and I get a lot of crackiling sound in the background.
Not sure if there is something wrong with the card itself, I don;t rememeber it being so noisy in the past.
Anyway, the only differences between the two cards are expansion slots that they use, namely PCI vs ISA, and the addresses of the MIDI interfaces. 330 for SB Live and 334 for Yamaha.
Apart from that everything is the same as far as I can tell.
I am at a loss. Help!
DOS build: Gigabyte GA-586T2, P200 MMX, 64MB RAM, Tseng ET6000 4MB, Sound Blaster AWE64 Gold, Roland SC-55mkII, Yamaha MU-80
98SE build: MSI MS-6163 Pro, PIII 650MHz, 256MB RAM, Voodoo3 3000, Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 Platinum, Yamaha SW1000XG