First post, by goo3r
I apologize if this is somewhere and I haven't found it, but I have been searching to no avail.
I have an older system I've come across and I've been trying to make my classic games PC. Run stuff from WinXP/WIn98/DOS.
I'm lucky that it has driver support for all these and have gotten it all to work.
I added a SB Live! 5.1 because of it's DOS compatibility and more importantly, gameport (the machine I have, a shuttle with a p4, does not have one).
I am using the MS-DOS Mode Super Easy from Phils Computer Lab to launch and configure DOS Mode from Win 98SE
I'm also using the DOS drivers from their website and running the batch file to load them.
Descent loads OK in conventional, expanded, and extended mode when I don't load the sound drivers.
The sound drivers require a memory manager so I need to have one loaded.
I tried other games with the sound drivers. DOOM, Wolf3d, Keen, Duke1+2. All work well (except i can't get sound effects working, but that's another problem for another day). More importantly the joystick works, too.
Descent just hangs when I try to start it w/ the sound drivers. Even the setup does. I tried using DOS32A as a replacement, too and that doesn't work either.
Am I just barking up the wrong tree? Is there any combination of things I could try?
I'm admittedly very rusty with my DOS skills so there might be something really simple I'm overlooking.
Thank you for any help in advance.