Reply 260 of 301, by Marmes
I tested the demo you showed, and it behaves exactly as you told. It's a CMI thing. Some coders, do strange code. Sometimes they give values that some hardware ignores and other just do something weird. This can be one of these cases.
This happened before with other cards in other software/games/demos. Example: Yamaha YMF71x cards ignore when ADPCM is played in 3bit, Crystal struggles, CMI doesn't even know what it is.
As told before, there are no perfect cards. All sound blaster have flaws, at least after Sound Blaster Pro 2 release. Gravis is only compatible with itself no clone or compatible chips where made.