Audigy 2 zs joystick header

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Audigy 2 zs joystick header

Postby Baoran » 2018-12-08 @ 13:30

Can Audigy 2 zs joystick port header be used for midi and joystick in dos?
Basically I am just asking if it responds to standars joystick port/midi addresses.
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Re: Audigy 2 zs joystick header

Postby jaZz_KCS » 2018-12-08 @ 13:45

I think it doesnt, out of the box, as it is a PCI card. There do however exist drivers for DOS that make the Gameport/MIDI portion available on standard address, iirc. The DOS driver for the Audigy 1 was also able to make the sound blaster portion compatible (to a degree at least), with regards to the 2ZS, I can't remember.
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Re: Audigy 2 zs joystick header

Postby jaZz_KCS » 2018-12-08 @ 14:01

Wait, the Audigy 2 ZS platinum pro at least actually has an onboard joystick breakout connector, and the MIDI connectors on the breakout box. While it is possible that only the Platinum Pro version actually detaches the MIDI part from the gameport connector, as it is solely for Joysticks in this case, as the MIDI connector are on the breakout box. The Audigy 2 ZS main line of cards, iirc still have those two combined.
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Re: Audigy 2 zs joystick header

Postby Baoran » 2018-12-08 @ 14:03

Any idea where I can get the driver that would make midi port work in dos?
I don't care about rest of the card working in dos, because the idea would be to use it next to an old sound blaster card that doesn't have midi in the joystick port and disable the joystick port in sound blaster with a jumper.
My audigy is SB0350 model.
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Re: Audigy 2 zs joystick header

Postby chinny22 » 2018-12-12 @ 12:21

Maybe with the standard dos drivers as in theory emulating the midi port would be part of emulating a SB16. If they actually bothered when writing the driver is another question though
https://www.vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.p ... enustate=0

I WOULD think it works just fine if playing the dos game from within windows though
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Re: Audigy 2 zs joystick header

Postby Baoran » 2018-12-12 @ 17:04

chinny22 wrote:Maybe with the standard dos drivers as in theory emulating the midi port would be part of emulating a SB16. If they actually bothered when writing the driver is another question though
https://www.vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.p ... enustate=0

I WOULD think it works just fine if playing the dos game from within windows though


Winrar says that archive is either unknown format or damaged.
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Re: Audigy 2 zs joystick header

Postby Stiletto » 2018-12-13 @ 07:36

Baoran wrote:
chinny22 wrote:Maybe with the standard dos drivers as in theory emulating the midi port would be part of emulating a SB16. If they actually bothered when writing the driver is another question though
https://www.vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.p ... enustate=0

I WOULD think it works just fine if playing the dos game from within windows though


Winrar says that archive is either unknown format or damaged.


No problems here with either current WinRAR or 7zip, try again.
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