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Reply 60 of 99, by Kamerat

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dr.zeissler wrote:

Sorry for that late answer. Here it is. ESS-Solo1 DOS ready to go.

The ESS works up to I865GV very well. From I915 upwards the digisound does crash/freeze the machine. Adlib works just fine. A Covox still works on I915, but the ESS in Digisound anymore. My fastest machine therefore is a P4/2,26 with I865GV (Scenic C610 ThinClient).

Finally got the time to try it out on a P4C800-E Deluxe (875P/ICH5R). Still I can't get digitized sound working on games like Doom (starts, but with no sound effects) and Duke Nukem 3D (can't detect DMA). I had a look at the spesifications of the ESS ES1946 that's similar to the ES1938 and used PCISET to try out other TDMA modes listed in the ES1946 datasheets with various results. Best result I got with TDMA4 (bits 2:0 set to 111 at offset 51h) with DN3D running for several minutes with sound effects before the game crashed. 😵

Think I'll stick to the PC/PCI interface or VIA chipsets for the Solo-1.

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Reply 61 of 99, by dr.zeissler

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I am awaiting my DSS adapter, so everything will be fine. I'll stick to my C610 (i865gv) with SOLO1,
because it's fantastic small, silent, excellent imagequality, do/me/win2k (nt4 drivers are possible too)
and I checked out dgvoodoo (because beside a v3-pci, no voodoo-card fit's in the case) and dgvoodoo
runs beautiful with POD. It runs better (with less problems) a real voodoo-card causes with that game.
(but I have to figure out, how I can use the cd-audio for the Pod-Gold rip. GOG-Version seems to use
no RedBook-Audio, but will perhaps not run due to WinXP recommendation).

CPU: PII 133-333 MOBO: SNI-D981 RAM: 512- FDD: Dualfloppy 3,5"HD/5,25"HD - 3,5"HD - 5,25"DD ISA-Catweasel HDD: 2x40GB - DVD
ISA(3): Audician32-S2Dreamblaster - GusACE PCI(3): Monster3D- Intel NW AGP(1): 3dfx V3-3000

Reply 65 of 99, by cyclone3d

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sparky4 wrote:

how dose one hack their setupds.exe?

See these threads for info on hacking setupds.exe
Yamaha YMF7x4 Guide
YMF744, DOS, no DMA? (PC/PCI, SB-link tests) (edit YES DMA, read further down)

And here is my google drive link to all the already modified setupds.exe
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bx6yUkEXCMV … NkY5RklBLWNjT1k

Yamaha YMF modified setupds and drivers
Yamaha XG resource repository - updated November 27, 2018
Yamaha YMF7x4 Guide
AW744L II - YMF744 - AOpen Cobra Sound Card - Install SB-Link Header
Epstein didn't kill himself

Reply 66 of 99, by truemaster

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i have an sblive ct4830 on a p4 motherboard the mobo is a hp dx6100. no reserve irq 5 in bios. using the wdm drivers i have sound in dos inside win98se. but i cant get sound in pure dos i have instaled the dossound driver the driver report initialisation complete but no sound. on an older p3 mobo i have success with pure dos sound. is the mobo uncompatible? or a differend pci sound card will do?? also i can assingn irq 5 manually but same irq is automaticly sets on my pci-e videocard

Reply 67 of 99, by Kamerat

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truemaster wrote:

i have an sblive ct4830 on a p4 motherboard the mobo is a hp dx6100. no reserve irq 5 in bios. using the wdm drivers i have sound in dos inside win98se. but i cant get sound in pure dos i have instaled the dossound driver the driver report initialisation complete but no sound. on an older p3 mobo i have success with pure dos sound. is the mobo uncompatible?

Yes, not compatible with the Intel 915G chipset.

or a differend pci sound card will do?? also i can assingn irq 5 manually but same irq is automaticly sets on my pci-e videocard

Aureal Vortex or YMF7x4 PCI might work.

DOS Sound Blaster compatibility: PCI sound cards vs. PCI chipsets
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Reply 69 of 99, by Kamerat

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sparky4 wrote:

no information about my problem?

Have you tried with less physical RAM yet, like 512MB?

sparky4 wrote:

how dose one hack their setupds.exe?

Won't help in your case as your chipset/motherboard doesn't support DDMA or PC/PCI.

DOS Sound Blaster compatibility: PCI sound cards vs. PCI chipsets
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Reply 70 of 99, by Kamerat

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truemaster wrote:

thanks worth a try. the question is which is the better at least for sound inside windows98

For Windows games go get an Aureal Vortex 2 (AU8830) as it supports A3D 2.0.

DOS Sound Blaster compatibility: PCI sound cards vs. PCI chipsets
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Reply 71 of 99, by truemaster

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instead of buying a soundcard for a possible uncompatible mobo, i buy a p5b-e plus mobo that has the reserve irq for legacy option, for now. and posibly later i willl buy a better audio card.

Reply 72 of 99, by sparky4

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Kamerat wrote:
Have you tried with less physical RAM yet, like 512MB? […]
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sparky4 wrote:

no information about my problem?

Have you tried with less physical RAM yet, like 512MB?

sparky4 wrote:

how dose one hack their setupds.exe?

Won't help in your case as your chipset/motherboard doesn't support DDMA or PC/PCI.

not yet

Do you know what is the chipset i use??

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Reply 73 of 99, by Kamerat

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sparky4 wrote:

not yet

Do you know what is the chipset i use??

No, think I did a little mix up there. So what motherboard and chipset do you use?

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Reply 74 of 99, by sparky4

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Kamerat wrote:

No, think I did a little mix up there. So what motherboard and chipset do you use?

[08:20:23][~]
[sparky4@compy4]$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express DRAM Controller (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 02)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1a.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
00:1a.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 02)
00:1a.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 92)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801IB (ICH9) LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801IB (ICH9) 2 port SATA Controller [IDE mode] (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) 2 port SATA Controller [IDE mode] (rev 02)
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) Thermal Subsystem (rev 02)
0d:00.0 RAID bus controller: Silicon Image, Inc. SiI 3132 Serial ATA Raid II Controller (rev 01)
11:00.0 Multimedia audio controller: Yamaha Corporation YMF-724F [DS-1 Audio Controller] (rev 03)
11:01.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (rev 10)
11:03.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation NV44A [GeForce 6200] (rev a1)

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Reply 75 of 99, by dr.zeissler

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hopefully you will not use the dvi of the 6200 because it's blurry blurry blurry in plain dos.
Using the VGA the output is good but not centered (textmode/VGA-256/EGA-16).
Beside that it's a fantastic card. It can run the matrox-reef-demo and nearly all
ATI-Techdemos up to the 9800stuff.

CPU: PII 133-333 MOBO: SNI-D981 RAM: 512- FDD: Dualfloppy 3,5"HD/5,25"HD - 3,5"HD - 5,25"DD ISA-Catweasel HDD: 2x40GB - DVD
ISA(3): Audician32-S2Dreamblaster - GusACE PCI(3): Monster3D- Intel NW AGP(1): 3dfx V3-3000

Reply 76 of 99, by Kamerat

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@sparky4

That chipset doesn't support DDMA, so there is no help in modifying SETUPDS.EXE.

DOS Sound Blaster compatibility: PCI sound cards vs. PCI chipsets
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Reply 78 of 99, by cyclone3d

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Have you tried a different PCI slot?

What are the exact settings you are using in the setupds.exe configuration utility?

Post pics if possible.

Yamaha YMF modified setupds and drivers
Yamaha XG resource repository - updated November 27, 2018
Yamaha YMF7x4 Guide
AW744L II - YMF744 - AOpen Cobra Sound Card - Install SB-Link Header
Epstein didn't kill himself