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First post, by popeyewinter

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So,

I have just become the proud owner of a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4300 Series laptop, Installed 98SE on it and got all drivers installed on it (Windows) except for the Infrared port, which I can't find but is irrelevant because I never use that anyways.

As far as DOS Mode goes, I downloaded a DOS Mode launcher that someone else made, and it gives several configurations to start dos with, and I am able to start it with different types of memory, conventional, extended, expanded, with mouse, etc.

So I am able to start it with memory, cd-rom, and mouse drivers, but still no sound. I would presume that in order to get sound in DOS mode, I'd need to write a batch file to execute in order to load the sound drivers.

The laptop has Yamaha DS-XG for sound hardware, and it is apparently sound blaster compatible which is good for use in DOS.

Problem is, I don't know what to write in the batch file in order to get the drivers to load. Does anyone have any basic pointers, or has experience in using DOS mode with sound?

Reply 1 of 7, by chinny22

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Drivers and BIOS updates can be found here (Check all the OS selections as some missing 98SE drivers can be found in say 95)
https://support.dynabook.com/support/modelHom … 65&osId=3333621

bu the DS-XG is a PCI card that drops native dos support.
Its a great card for playing dos games from within Windows though with XG Midi support typically needing a daughter board or external MU15

Reply 2 of 7, by collector

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Note that this forum is for DOS games on *modern* systems. You should ask old hardware and driver/configuration questions in Marvin. Marvin, the Paranoid Android

The Sierra Help Pages -- New Sierra Game Installers -- Sierra Game Patches -- New Non-Sierra Game Installers

Reply 3 of 7, by darry

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chinny22 wrote on 2020-05-05, 11:41:
Drivers and BIOS updates can be found here (Check all the OS selections as some missing 98SE drivers can be found in say 95) htt […]
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Drivers and BIOS updates can be found here (Check all the OS selections as some missing 98SE drivers can be found in say 95)
https://support.dynabook.com/support/modelHom … 65&osId=3333621

bu the DS-XG is a PCI card that drops native dos support.
Its a great card for playing dos games from within Windows though with XG Midi support typically needing a daughter board or external MU15

According to http://www.alfa.com.au/products/toshiba/satel … o4300series.htm , that DS-XG is a YMF744, which does have DOS drivers .

EDIT: Manual confirms it is a YMF744 . https://support.dynabook.com/support/modelHom … 65&osId=3333624
EDIT2: You can find drivers here : https://www.philscomputerlab.com/yamaha-ymf74 … sound-card.html
EDIT3 : Have a look at this guide Yamaha YMF7x4 Guide

Reply 4 of 7, by darry

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chinny22 wrote on 2020-05-05, 11:41:
Drivers and BIOS updates can be found here (Check all the OS selections as some missing 98SE drivers can be found in say 95) htt […]
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Drivers and BIOS updates can be found here (Check all the OS selections as some missing 98SE drivers can be found in say 95)
https://support.dynabook.com/support/modelHom … 65&osId=3333621

bu the DS-XG is a PCI card that drops native dos support.
Its a great card for playing dos games from within Windows though with XG Midi support typically needing a daughter board or external MU15

You must be thinking of the AC-XG (YMF7x3). Those do not have DOS support . The DS-XG (YMF7x4) definitely do work under DOS .

Reply 6 of 7, by MAZter

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popeyewinter wrote on 2020-05-05, 07:08:

Problem is, I don't know what to write in the batch file in order to get the drivers to load. Does anyone have any basic pointers, or has experience in using DOS mode with sound?

popeyewinter, you can use my files as reference to make your personal autoexec.bat and config.sys, especially for Toshiba 4300:

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Doom is what you want (c) MAZter