First post, by Blades
I have searched quite a bit and can not exactly find what I'm looking for. Basically I have this Hardware
Asus P5a-b with 166mhz Pentium 64 MB Ram
Sound Blaster AWE32 (CT3780)NON PNP
S3 Trio video card
Running Dos 6.22/Win 3.11
My issues is that on certain games ,Jazz the Jackrabbit being one of them, when I set the sound for SB16 with the appropriate settings. I run the game and it will hang for bit reboot the computer. I know the copy is good as it runs in dosbox and on another computer. If it turn off the sound, the games plays just fine.
Also sometimes certain games will come up and say MPU401 failed to initialize(ROTT if run with general midi). If I run Hocus Pocus and use General Midi as music, and set the AWEUTIL /EM:GM setting, it will say either Blaster parimitors invalid, or it will reboot the computer when running the game. (Please note that ROTT runs fine if I select AWE32)
That being said, other games that use the sound blaster (Doom, EpicPinball, Overkill, Alien Carnage, Continuum, Heretic etc) run fine. Doom,Heretic,ROTT don't have a problem as long as i am using the SBAWE32 as a music selector, if I select MT-32 or Gen Midi(and run AWEUTIL the appropriate switch), it will reboot the computer. I know I used to be able to set General Midi for Hocus Pocus and it worked just fine back in the day.
WHAT I HAVE DONE SO FAR:
I have put in a CT3930(non PNP)(has OPL2 and Vibra16) card and does the same thing.
I put in an older SB16 still same for JAZZ Jackrabbit.
I have reloaded SoundCard drivers the ones on this forum and the ones on Creative Labs website, still same thing.
I have tried port 220,240 Midi 330,300 IRQ 5,7 DMA 1,3,5 Still a no go.
I have disabled PNP in the bios, have moved my PCI video card to a different slot in case it was conflicting, no change.
Here is my Config.sys
REM Device=c:\utils\sb16\drv\ctsb16.sys /unit=0 /blaster=a:220 I:5 d:1 h:5
Device=c:\utils\dos\emm386 noems d=64
(the issue happens whether I REM the top two lines or not, doesn't seem to make a difference, from what I read, I don't need those two lines unless im running a PNP soundcard)
Set Blaster=A220 I5 D1 H5 P300 E620 T6
Set Midi=Synth:1 Map:E Mode:0
c:\utils\sb16\sb16set /p /q
set temp c:\utils\dos
LH c:\utils\dos\smartdrive.exe /x
Again i have tried many IRQ,DMA MIDI and port combos and it still seems to have issues. Even with the CT3930 and its special drivers the midi doesn't want to work in dos. With the CT3780 installed The current version of AWEUTIL that it installs is 1.15. I have tried ver 1.30,1.35 and 1.20. And still issues. Not really sure where to go from here. If it was picking on MIDI only, then I would have something, but it doesn't explain why Jazz the Jackrabbit throws a krap fit and reboots(since it has nothing to do with MIDI 300,330 at all) and when Epic Pinball(that uses the same installer) has no issues whatsoever in working.
hope I have covered everything I have done. 3 different sound cards with mulitple drivers. I don't see any conflict in the BIOS whatsoever. Any Help would be appreciated. I like DOSBOX and all, but authentic is even better!!
Just also as an FYI, I do not have any problems with MIDI in windows. I can load the GS/GM configs just fine. No reboots or conflict. So this is just a DOS thing I believe.
Thanks in advance!