Which sound card is better for a 486 DOS PC? ES688FC, ES1898C PnP or YMF718-S PnP

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Re: Which sound card is better for a 486 DOS PC? ES688FC, ES1898C PnP or YMF718-S PnP

Postby jxhicks » 2017-5-15 @ 19:38

Not that I found. There were some files labelled Midi mapper in the Windows 3.1 install files, but I never tried Windows 3.1 on that machine. ESSCONFIG for DOS only seems to have MPU-401 settings for later chips, but not the 688.
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Re: Which sound card is better for a 486 DOS PC? ES688FC, ES1898C PnP or YMF718-S PnP

Postby gdjacobs » 2017-11-20 @ 04:30

Appiah posted a driver package with the MPU TSR onboard a little while ago. HTH.
http://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=5 ... 60#p606494
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Re: Which sound card is better for a 486 DOS PC? ES688FC, ES1898C PnP or YMF718-S PnP

Postby appiah4 » 2017-11-20 @ 08:58

I tested the TSR with an ES688FC and can confirm it loads. I did not get to try the midi out though as the system had other issues with the DMA modes.
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Re: Which sound card is better for a 486 DOS PC? ES688FC, ES1898C PnP or YMF718-S PnP

Postby jxhicks » 2017-11-21 @ 17:30

gdjacobs wrote:Appiah posted a driver package with the MPU TSR onboard a little while ago. HTH.
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=34088&hilit=401at&start=9760#p606494


Awesome, thanks to you both.
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