ES688 and Waveblaster Daughterboard Question

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ES688 and Waveblaster Daughterboard Question

Postby appiah4 » 2017-10-13 @ 07:23

I have this card, and I want to use it in a 386 or 486 system. It has a clone OPL3 chip so the OPL3 is genuine. It's an ESS card so requires no TSR, is MIDI bug free and is SB Pro compatible. All is great.

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Now, the issue in my mind is that the ES688 chip apparently does not have MPU-401 capability and this requires a TSR. While no deal breaker for me, does anyone know how much memory this takes, and whether it's necessary for externa devices only or is needed for daughterboards as well?
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1995:PCI597-1|P133|32M|Trio64|V1|CT3980/2M|S2
1998:S1573S|K6-2/400|64M|RagePro|V2/SLI|CT4500/32M
2001:GA-6OXT|PIII-1200|512M|GF3Ti200|MX300
2004:K8V-D|3200+|2G|X1950P|SB0350
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Re: ES688 and Waveblaster Daughterboard Question

Postby gdjacobs » 2017-10-13 @ 14:58

I would expect it's needed for both as both use the MPU-401 interface. As for size, just try loading it. I presume you'll use the Edison Gold drivers you posted a little while back?
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Re: ES688 and Waveblaster Daughterboard Question

Postby appiah4 » 2017-10-13 @ 15:03

gdjacobs wrote:I would expect it's needed for both as both use the MPU-401 interface. As for size, just try loading it. I presume you'll use the Edison Gold drivers you posted a little while back?


Yep. Well, for science we go.. system build tonight. :D

Only problem is I dont have DOS disks so the Amiga HxC Gotek will do temporary PC duties ;)
1989:A500|+512K|ACA500+|C1084S
1992:HIPPO-VL+|DX2-66|8M|GD5428|CT2290
1995:PCI597-1|P133|32M|Trio64|V1|CT3980/2M|S2
1998:S1573S|K6-2/400|64M|RagePro|V2/SLI|CT4500/32M
2001:GA-6OXT|PIII-1200|512M|GF3Ti200|MX300
2004:K8V-D|3200+|2G|X1950P|SB0350
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Re: ES688 and Waveblaster Daughterboard Question

Postby gdjacobs » 2017-10-13 @ 16:14

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Re: ES688 and Waveblaster Daughterboard Question

Postby appiah4 » 2017-10-13 @ 22:48

Science will have to wait a while.. The build is finished but my only AT PSU appears to have died on me. It will be a eiweek or so before I can source a new one..
1989:A500|+512K|ACA500+|C1084S
1992:HIPPO-VL+|DX2-66|8M|GD5428|CT2290
1995:PCI597-1|P133|32M|Trio64|V1|CT3980/2M|S2
1998:S1573S|K6-2/400|64M|RagePro|V2/SLI|CT4500/32M
2001:GA-6OXT|PIII-1200|512M|GF3Ti200|MX300
2004:K8V-D|3200+|2G|X1950P|SB0350
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