First post, by ktorpil
I've built a retrogaming rig to play my old Windows favorites (Retrogaming PC Suggestions)and was using DOSBox on my main PC for DOS games. But since it does not (yet?) support 3d acceleration and 16bit sound, I figured I should use the real thing for them.
I downloaded the sb16 DOS emulation drivers for my Live! Value but I can't get it to work.
First, when I try to install the drivers, it says I don't have enough disk space on destination drive and that I need to free some space before continuing or cancel the operation. Of course I've got 400+ MB free on system partition. Manually extracting does not work. Because, the system hangs when booting Win98 right after the dos emulation drivers are loaded, after 2 minutes of hang I get a "not ready reading drive c:" or something similar like that, "abort? retry? fail?". When I press either A, R or F nothing happens. So I had to remove the initialize lines from my autoexec.bat. Windows loads up fine, and the sound works perfectly in windows games but I get no sound in DOS games.
I've had my share of googling for hours and it seems that every solution I found didn't work. I tried millions of different variations of the ctsyn.ini, autoexec.bat and config.sys files but no matter what I do, it just gives me the finger 🙁.
I'm now even considering getting a SB16 PCI but then I'll lose EAX... this sucks...