First post, by MrD
I bought a new Yamaha Audician 32 Plus ISA sound card from ebay (ymf718-s), but I can't seem to get it to work. Please can you offer any advice?
I used the instdos.bat in the DOS directory of the included install disc and it appeared to install correctly. It copied the contents of the directory to my HD and added two lines to my autoexec.bat. It then brought up a text mode interface asking me to set the SB and WSS IRQ etc.
According to the readme for this program, I can press OK to exit and save the current settings to the file OPL3SA.INI in the installation directory. However, I got the following error the first time I pressed OK:
WSS I/O Error.
Followed by this error every subsequent time no matter what I tried:
ctrlBase: Board Write Failed.
If I ignore the error and try to play a game regardless (Doom, Marios Game Gallery) I get no sound.
Whenever setupsa.exe is ran (it's inserted itself into the end of my autoexec.bat along with a SET BLASTER line) it comes up with the error ctrlBase:OPL3-SAx ctrl register write error followed by the configuration interface. (Because it's in autoexec.bat, I think it's supposed to make a note of when a valid configuration is entered, and then from then on just print a 'Sound card is ready' message.)
I tried replacing the .ini with the one from this thread, but it hasn't had any effect.
This is what's in my system:
P51430TX Titanium motherboard.
Cyrix 6x86L PR120+ processor.
Very basic S3 PCI vga card.
IDE hard drive and CD drive.
I am running DOS 6.22 without any version of Windows.
Contents of autoexec.bat (mangled thanks to memmaker):
LH /L:0;1,45456 /S C:\DOS\SMARTDRV.EXE /X
LH /L:1,35536 C:\DRIVERS\MOUSE.COM
LH /L:2,6384 DOSKEY
LH /L:1,17856 KEYB,UK,,C:\DOS\KEYBOARD.SYS
LH /L:1,27952 C:\DOS\MSCDEX.EXE /D:MSCD001
set blaster=A220 I7 D1 T4
Does anyone know the recommended IRQ and DMA settings for this card, for both the SB and WSS side, and if I need to change any settings in the bios? (My bios gives me the option to assign IRQs to 'Legacy ISA' or 'PCI/ISA PnP'. I don't know whether I need to adjust this or not.)