BLASTERBOARD : A new SB 2.0-compatible ISA sound card

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Re: BLASTERBOARD : A new SB 2.0-compatible ISA sound card

Postby root42 » 2019-8-02 @ 08:52

LABS wrote:Just received a fresh batch of PCBs


They managed to put the batch number in the right spot! :)
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Re: BLASTERBOARD : A new SB 2.0-compatible ISA sound card

Postby LABS » 2019-8-02 @ 09:01

Yes, I wrote earlier that they recently added a separate option for that on the order page, so looks like it is working now.
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Re: BLASTERBOARD : A new SB 2.0-compatible ISA sound card

Postby canthearu » 2019-8-02 @ 09:41

LABS wrote:Just received a fresh batch of PCBs

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However, still upgrading the firmware, which will take some time.


We will be able to get that as a download right? Of course, we will need to do it in an EEPROM programmer.
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Re: BLASTERBOARD : A new SB 2.0-compatible ISA sound card

Postby MJay99 » 2019-8-02 @ 11:49

canthearu wrote:We will be able to get that as a download right? Of course, we will need to do it in an EEPROM programmer.


That would indeed be great - curious about the changes already :)
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Re: BLASTERBOARD : A new SB 2.0-compatible ISA sound card

Postby LABS » 2019-8-02 @ 14:43

MJay99 wrote:
canthearu wrote:We will be able to get that as a download right? Of course, we will need to do it in an EEPROM programmer.


That would indeed be great - curious about the changes already :)


Sure, the compiled firmware will be available for download in intel hex format
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Re: BLASTERBOARD : A new SB 2.0-compatible ISA sound card

Postby LABS » 2019-8-14 @ 10:59

Almost finished with the firmware - had to rewrite a lot from scratch.
Still testing, but BlasterBoard is running Triton's Crystal Dream on my P166MMX now.

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Re: BLASTERBOARD : A new SB 2.0-compatible ISA sound card

Postby MJay99 » 2019-8-14 @ 11:28

That's awesome news! Curious to try it on the faster systems again also :D
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Re: BLASTERBOARD : A new SB 2.0-compatible ISA sound card

Postby LABS » 2019-8-14 @ 14:58

Oh yes, and Alone in the Dark in DMA mode as well :evil:
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Re: BLASTERBOARD : A new SB 2.0-compatible ISA sound card

Postby keropi » 2019-8-14 @ 15:22

LABS wrote:Oh yes, and Alone in the Dark in DMA mode as well :evil:


music to my ears :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
excellent work again LABS!
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Re: BLASTERBOARD : A new SB 2.0-compatible ISA sound card

Postby root42 » 2019-8-16 @ 17:10

Crosspost from the ModMaster thread:

Back from vacation and now I could test out ModMaster XT build 9. Here is the Pinball Fantasies intro, Steelchambers 2:

https://youtu.be/9fbGwKakdgM

Sounds quite good I think. I do not think I need more than 44 KHz, however the 8bit output leads to quantization noise I think. This won't go away with higher mixing frequency, I think. The software is getting more and more impressive. Now we need to make the whole software more well rounded. e.g. 43/50 line mode, showing of up to 8 channels or so (I can only ever see the first four).

Bonus: Adrenaline (Pinball Fantasies menu music):

https://youtu.be/Hw-jEB8G_8k

Space Debris at 62KHz: https://youtu.be/WX8_8ZHSxfw

Better than I expected. Still some quantization noise can be heard, but incredibly well sounding for an 8 bit card!
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