Reply 20 of 106, by ruthan
Thanks for link, could you just add some more info? If just googled it, or if you have some personal experience with it, or reference? More info about compatibility, if is working in DOS etc?
Update: I just read description its XP+ / MacOS 10.7 / Linux 3.x + so its probably nice for some industry cards.. but i dont see too much point to use ISA soundcard in WinXP, unless you are some musician.. because XP already have deprecated Dos, maybe it could be somehow pass through to DosBox.. maybe not.
In description is that there is some software needed to install and some SDK..
I also worth to mention that is 130-200$ stuff, for such money, maybe we can thing about whole small PC solution, as is this for midi from Falcosoft, if latence could be good enough for emulation SB.. I dont know which bandwidth is needed for SB emulation, but regarding of Rayers info General midi requirements are very low - 31 250 bauds.
But the is FAQ with this info:
- Do I need to load a driver for the ISA card?
There is a variety of isa software - 16 bit for dos, 32 bit for Windows nt, 98 . With 32bit software you will need to load the isa driver. If you have a standard device like a modem for ex. - you need to modify the .inf file and load the driver for it.
We can not guarantee the work of usb2isa under all the combinations of isa hardware and software , computer hardware and operating system .
Im not quite sure, what it means? Does it means that for 8bit and 16bit stuff you dont need driver so it could work in DOS, you would able to speed some data through USB controller in DOS? Maybe it could be implemented through its SDK, if it could be ported to DOS (longshot). Or maybe you can instead USB use LPT.. Other option would be create own PCI-E or PCI to USB adapter, similar to them which are used by PCI-E to PCI adapter, they working fine without any driver in DOS, at least for NICs, Videocards.
BTW i wonder why LPT soundcards like this from Serdashop are only FM + Adlib, if there is some HW limitation which blocks to add SB FX, or problem is "just" in software which would have to be developed..
BTW DOS Virtual machine - with Vmware or Virtualbox, not have DosBox speed problem, but again there is SW wall, because Vmware DOS sound card implementation is imcomplete (FX or FM, but not both totger) for more than 5+ years.. and maybe will me never completed.
Im old goal oriented goatman, i care about facts and freedom, not about egos+prejudices. Hoarding=sickness. If you want respect, gain it by your behavior. I hate stupid SW limits, SW=virtual world, everything should be possible if you have enough raw HW.