Reply 360 of 406, by keropi
it is true, ALS100 chips if found nowdays they will be stupid expensive
when the MegaCard was created couple years ago I might have bought the last tray of ALS100 in existence...
ALS100 *is* a budget chip so no need to go overkill designs for it , the gains will be super minimal and it could explain why it only got used on super cheap cards that crap out after some decades 🤣
The main advantage for me is that it supports ADPCM decoding for these few games that need it... it does have some compatibility issues forcing you to use it's SB/SBPRO modes and I could never get any CT-VOICE.DRV version to load/work with the ALS100.