Is there PCI-E soundcard with working DOS SB16 driver? Longshot, but..

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Is there PCI-E soundcard with working DOS SB16 driver? Longshot, but..

Postby ruthan » 2017-11-21 @ 01:31

Hello,
on new board are no more PCI slots and i PCI-E to PCI adapters for soundcard not working (at least with Creative cards which i have tested).

I know that there is CMI8738 cards and with dos driver but driver looks like very beta and i never got it working for sifnificant number of games.

In general new boards not problem for retro machine, i just have working Win98/XP/Vista/Win7+ on X99 board and someone make working Z170 board..
so add also Dos would be nice, without sound majority of games like Doom are running, i even maked to work Golden Axe and Dungeon Master I
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Re: Is there PCI-E soundcard with working DOS SB16 driver? Longshot, but..

Postby Duffman » 2017-11-21 @ 05:45

the CMI8738 cards are the only pci-e cards with DOS drivers that i know of,

what kind of testing have you done with PCI-E to PCI adapters?
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Re: Is there PCI-E soundcard with working DOS SB16 driver? Longshot, but..

Postby LSS10999 » 2017-11-22 @ 06:44

I don't think there are, as CMI8738 is also a very complicated situation that not all such cards are functional under DOS. I never had any success with it.

Also, PCIe seems to have blocked the ability to access legacy address spaces as some friends found out (in other words, only accesses to port addresses above the device's base address are valid for PCIe, while the legacy address spaces are always below that). This completely prevents the use of the card's legacy functionalities (e.g. under such circumstances, games would still not be able to detect Sound Blaster even after loading the DOS driver).
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