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First post, by dr.zeissler

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Hi there,

I have got an IBM PS/2 Model 57 486SLC2 and this machine has only PC-Speaker and no sound-card/device. I have looked for an Soundblaster-Card but these are very rare an expensive as MCA device. I have already found out that there exits a opl3-card for mca. But LGR showed in his video that it has not a good compatibility or device-detection because it's opl only.

What options do I have? Are there PS/2 collecters/users here that can give me some advice?

Thx
Doc

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Reply 2 of 9, by digger

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You might want to keep an eye on this project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aCy3ccLZzo

The goal here is the development of a "universal" sound card with compatibility with all sorts of sound cards from back in the day. Later in the video, the guy talks about plans to develop an MCA version of such a beast as well.

Not sure what the current status of that project is, though.

Reply 3 of 9, by matze79

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There is Adlib Replica for MCA.

Or you can just use OPL2LPT or OPL3LPT.

I use mostly LPTDAC.386 / Covox Driver for Windows 3.1 on my 55SX with a simple Covox Device i made.

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And also a OPL2LPT from Serdashop for FM Music.

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Reply 4 of 9, by Grzyb

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There were some LPT sound cards, eg. Portable Sound Plus, which seems to provide decent SB compatibility using V86 mode driver:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7VxWbCgWHk

But I'm afraid such cards are about as rare as MCA ones...

Reply 5 of 9, by GL1zdA

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dr.zeissler wrote on 2020-08-26, 07:25:
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Hi there,

I have got an IBM PS/2 Model 57 486SLC2 and this machine has only PC-Speaker and no sound-card/device. I have looked for an Soundblaster-Card but these are very rare an expensive as MCA device. I have already found out that there exits a opl3-card for mca. But LGR showed in his video that it has not a good compatibility or device-detection because it's opl only.

What options do I have? Are there PS/2 collecters/users here that can give me some advice?

Thx
Doc

Unless you feel rich hust don't do it 😉 I have several PS/2, none have audio because the cards useful for gaming are super expensive. If you want "business audio" look for an M-ACPA. Here you have a quite complete list of options: http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohlandl/sound/sound_index.html

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Reply 8 of 9, by dr.zeissler

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Currently I use an Unisys CWD-486 as main "Hub" between Atari and Amiga.
I am not sure if I will change to that IBM PS/2 because it's bigger.

Retro-Gamer 😀PowerMac 6100-66/Houdini 486/66 - G4 Cube 450/Rage128pro OS9.0.1 - Macintosh LC/Apple IIe Card OS6.0.8 - Acorn A4000 Archimedes - Unisys CWD 486/66 + Aztech Washington