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Re: YMF7X4 on ICH5/865PE; should I?

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The solution turned out to be within the Yamaha YMF utilities app, which is an utter pain in butt to use in anything but Japanese Windows 98. I got a few more characters to show installing a Japanese Global IME. So far I've gotten FM MIDI playback to work in 98, but not simultaneously with DOS …

Re: YMF7X4 on ICH5/865PE; should I?

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Another anecdote about DSDMA's compatibility; I can't get it to work with Crusader: No Remorse to save my life. Doesn't matter which expanded memory manager I use or IRQs/DMAs I set, executing install.exe or crusader.exe will crash and reboot my system without fail with the TSR active.

Re: YMF7X4 on ICH5/865PE; should I?

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The solution turned out to be within the Yamaha YMF utilities app, which is an utter pain in butt to use in anything but Japanese Windows 98. The catch is that while the FM MIDI playback/driver is enabled, it will remove the DOS legacy support. You have to choose one or the other and restart. …

Re: YMF7X4 on ICH5/865PE; should I?

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For Windows 9x, use the VxD driver to be able to use FM as MIDI playback device. For Windows XP, use the default driver that comes with Windows (Yamaha DS-1), which enables FM. Huh. Used VxD in 98 and I get the "legacy audio system" device for DOS games to refer to but there's no FM synth device …

Re: YMF7X4 on ICH5/865PE; should I?

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What's weird is that I can direct MIDI to FM quite easily in XP as stated, through XP provided drivers, but this is proving to be quite a challenge in 98. I've tried every driver in the pack for download here. VXD, WDM, WME. None of them give me an FM MIDI playback option in Windows, only VXD gives …

Re: YMF7X4 on ICH5/865PE; should I?

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Ah well. It's a fine card regardless and I presume as good as it gets if you're gonna make a jack of all trades no ISA build. Any luck getting Windows to use the FM as the MIDI playback device, though? Seems I can only get DOS apps within Windows to use it. Would just prefer old games to have that …

Re: YMF7X4 on ICH5/865PE; should I?

in DOS
I have the Cobra YMF744 II as well and was able to get DDMA working for my on my 865G chipset mainboard (ICH5), unless I'm completely misunderstanding what DDMA is. Using the ICH5 modified drivers I could get SB Pro compatibility without calling the DSDMA TSR, but my DMA had to be set to "0" for it …

Re: YMF7X4 on ICH5/865PE; should I?

in DOS
Ah well. It's a fine card regardless and I presume as good as it gets if you're gonna make a jack of all trades no ISA build. Any luck getting Windows to use the FM as the MIDI playback device, though? Seems I can only get DOS apps within Windows to use it. Would just prefer old games to have that …

Re: YMF7X4 on ICH5/865PE; should I?

in DOS
Heh... was posting on my phone and didn't notice that I had replied previously. I've found on some boards that DMA must be set to 0 through Setupds. Have you tried that one? Pictures of what you are seeing in setupds would also be helpful. Are you running setupds /s before you enter setupds? …

Re: YMF7X4 on ICH5/865PE; should I?

in DOS
There is a modified setupds that should allow you to use ddma. See links in my sig. I used the ICH5 variant of the setupds program. None of the DMA channels work in the setup UI, however, and it won't let me test or save settings with any of them either. I just chalked it up as a loss on this board …

Re: YMF7X4 on ICH5/865PE; should I?

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So I now have a Cobra YMF744 II and it's working well in DOS, 9x, and XP. I'm limited to DSDMA in my rig, however. It's mostly fine, but I'm having a devil of a time getting digital audio working in Tyrian/2000. In pure DOS mode if I have DSDMA active it will give me some slightly garbled AUX ... …

Re: FM emulation in EMU10K cards; does it differ between them?

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Just tried the DOS driver pack in pure DOS, loads the 5.0 SB16 emulation TSR (as opposed to 4.x in the Live packages) but still doesn't smoothly play Doom 2 and Duke3D music in FM synth mode. Tried different IRQ settings in BIOS and drivers. I wonder if it being so bad is a quirk of my board/CPU. …

Re: FM emulation in EMU10K cards; does it differ between them?

in DOS
I've noticed using SB Live cards FM will not keep a steady tempo depending on the 'intensity' of the song. This can be heard in Doom and Duke3D in both DOS and Windows, even causing some in-game stutter. It depends on the drivers that are used. A SBLive using its own native drivers has this problem …

FM emulation in EMU10K cards; does it differ between them?

in DOS
I've noticed using SB Live cards FM will not keep a steady tempo depending on the 'intensity' of the song. This can be heard in Doom and Duke3D in both DOS and Windows, even causing some in-game stutter. Will an Audigy or Audigy 2 iron this out any? I've ordered a YMF744 II card, as a recently …

Re: Possible to mount disc images in DOS with CDDA playback?

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Jason Hood just replied that this is not possible through his tools. I think the confusion started with a mention that "Quake now plays CD music" and the guy at stickfreaks.com kinda ran with that, or they both simply mean that you can load a game via ISO and it'll play tracks from an actual CD... …

YMF7X4 on ICH5/865PE; should I?

in DOS
Using a board from an HP D330ST in particular. Will it work after some fooling with/custom drivers, or would I be in a world of hurt? SB Live isn't cutting it for me, but it's a shame because this P4, SATA SSD, GF6/AGP, 1gb, USB2 + ethernet machine runs what it does run fantastically with great IO/ …

Re: Possible to mount disc images in DOS with CDDA playback?

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ISO is shorthand for ISO 9660 filesystem, which by definition cannot hold audio tracks. It is only a 1:1 copy of a particular data track by definition. FYI mounting a cuesheet (closest thing to an open format that supports CDDA) in DOS would probably require a TSR which in turn requires EMM386 …

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