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Re: vintage budget cards instead of 'good' cards

Another potential advantage of newer ones - if you're not using an old CRT: DVI port. For trouble-free late DOS builds an FX5200 with DVI is hard to beat. But yes, another vote for "depends what and why you're building" here. If you're only after a platform to run old SW on, relatively low-end newer …

Re: Please help me finding a suitable setup

[...] The Board is this one: https://www.gigabyte.com/de/Motherboard/GA-6VTXE-rev-10#ov And the CPU is a Pentium III-S wich runs at 1133MHz. Nice board. One of the nicest So370 options out there. Better than the Asus alternatives. I guess I should use two sound cards for the best result? Running …

Re: GUS Frustrations

The Gravis cards were _very_ expensive compared to your general sound blaster, that's why they didn't sell many That's actually not true. They were priced near or lower than competing Creative cards. Take a look here for example: UK, June 1994 https://archive.org/details/pc-format-1994-06/page/n9/ …

Re: Please help me finding a suitable setup

Basically you have three or maybe even four separate requirements here. Get them straight / prioritize them and your answer should be clear: 1) real OPL3 in old DOS games. 2) (16b) digital audio in DOS games. 3) AWE 'MIDI' 4) X2 MIDI Now, real MPU-401 MIDI is something no Sound Blaster 16 is …

Re: GUS Frustrations

I assumed at least something was going to show up during bootup. Some indication of a new device being present. I didn't know that the process was fully manual. Mistook it for a damaged card. While getting it to work, I realized why so many of them were getting returned back in the day. People …

Re: CHiLL XL enclosure

Yeah this is the final revision, available now : at https://www.serdashop.com/CHiLLXL , or pm me Nice :) Before I do so: is it likely the E-Wave will be finished and in the shop soon enough to buy both together (to save on shipping, putting an E-Wave in the CHiLL XL would be the ultimate in …

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