Now I have one more issue with this card.. Everything works perfectly in DOS but WSS just doesn't work. SETYMF WSS test results in garbage audio out, Yamaha's own driver can never set up WSS properly either (reports IO errors) and windows locks up when I load it..
Any pointers? I may have to go back to ES1868 if I can't resolve this.
So that means something is getting in the way, what cards are there in the machine ? You can try to remove all the excess cards, and try different IO locations for WSS perhaps a different DMA channel. If things keep failing you can try to play with ISA bus speed and wait states settings if they are available. Are all volume controls working or some don't ?
There is absolutely something wrong, I plugged in the ESS card and its PCM audio output is completely garbled in Windows (and only in windows - digital sound in DOS games is fine) as well. That's three in a row: 1) Loading programs into UMB causes Windows to hang at startup, 2) Two YMF cards caused Windows to hang at startup and WSS fails in setup (I have tried every Address/IRQ/DMA combination for the YMF card and WSS still wouldn't work.), 3) ESS Audiodrive card has garbled audio output in Windows.
Motherboard is an ECS 486UL-P101 with UMC UM82C491F/UM82C493F chipset and has 8 30-pin 1MB RAM sticks on it as well as 128K L2 cache:
Cards in the system (aside from the sound card) are a Cirrus Logic CL-GD5428 2MB VLB and a -UMC UM82C863F/UM82C865F Multi-IO ISA:
For sound I've tried YMF-719B, YMF-719E and ES1868F so far. Strangely enough, the Sound Blaster 16 CT2290 (and only this card so far) had worked just fine before.
Something's wrong with the motherboard methinks. The motherboard has a jumper for 0/1WS, I will set it to 1WS and retry tonight.
If all else fails I will go back to CT2290. I have a very decent SiS VLB motherboard I can probably use instead but I want to do a UMC only U5S build so I'm hoping I can make this work 🙁
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