VOGONS


First post, by Amigaz

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I recently got my hands on a dual PIII rambus monster in the shape of a Dell Precision 220 which I've decided to be my win98 gaming PC after all my Socket 462 mishaps.

So now I've decided to use a PCI sound card solution for legacy sound in DOS and I've come across this card

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Spec's look quite nice: http://turtlebeach.com/support/index.php?View … ile&EntryID=879

Plan to use it with a Roland SCB-55

I know there's some scattered info about this card on the board but can someone who's using/used this card tell me if it's a good choice and where to find the best drivers and software to get it going in pure DOS, please

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Reply 1 of 5, by gerwin

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This works well:
Vogons; Aureal Vortex 2 / TB Santa Cruz aka Videologic Sonic Fury unter DOS

Here is a good FAQ:
Quantex Zone

Another FAQ:
Aureal A3D Central

And many drivers on a russian website:
Vortex Drivers

Turtle beach also has a lot of things on their support site. Sadly they seem to be dropping many files since their recent site revamp.

That should get you going.

Reply 3 of 5, by gerwin

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Amigaz wrote:

Is the wavetable header working in pure DOS?

Yes, works great. The only drawback is that the header is placed so inconveniently, making it is difficult to add/remove a daughterboard without removing the entire Montego II card. But where else could they have put it on such a small card.

Note that what is shown in the picture is a Montego II, not the original Montego (=obsolete).

Reply 4 of 5, by retro games 100

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I've just tested a Turtle Beach Montego II PCI soundcard, with an attached Roland SCB-7 wavetable daughterboard. After installing the software for it (inside Windows 95), I restarted in MS-DOS mode, and then I saw the LH AU30DOS.COM Vortex DOS audio driver load, which takes about 23K of memory. I can run DOOM, and set the music to General Midi, and hear wavetable tunes.

Reply 5 of 5, by Amigaz

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retro games 100 wrote:

I've just tested a Turtle Beach Montego II PCI soundcard, with an attached Roland SCB-7 wavetable daughterboard. After installing the software for it (inside Windows 95), I restarted in MS-DOS mode, and then I saw the LH AU30DOS.COM Vortex DOS audio driver load, which takes about 23K of memory. I can run DOOM, and set the music to General Midi, and hear wavetable tunes.

Groovy 😀

I'm still waiting for my card to arrive

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