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Re: Newly made PCMCIA sound card

Good news re Tyrian. I'm curious what the problem was. I did not actually implement anything specific in response to Tyrian, just after other improvements and optimizations it started working. It is one of the more intensive games though in that it leaves no room for timing error, using such a …

Re: Newly made PCMCIA sound card

scpena is no longer an option as things are a bit more complicated now. I need to get myself a newer laptop I can test on. If I am unable to update my TSR to configure those PCIC's correctly, I should be able to adapt this into something that works with card/socket services. also, not something I …

Re: Newly made PCMCIA sound card

I actually progressed further and no longer use a modified version of scpena, my TSR now handles configuring the PCIC directly. As long as it is intel compatible which most are, it will work. The USB side of things, I was also not certain what people would use. I had recalled the video LGR had …

Re: Newly made PCMCIA sound card

I will give some of those games a try. For running on a newer machine, I anticipate if the IBM works this new card will work also. On the topic of newer machines, I had also played around a bit with a separate basic mcu (along the lines of what retrowave opl / dreambaster x2 etc does) so that you …

Re: Newly made PCMCIA sound card

Did you try the other ones from my post? These just did not start The Incredible Machine, Raptor, Tyrian, The Lost Vikings. Raptor works no issue. The Incredible Machine & The Lost Vikings both do not see any sound card, this is too little activity though I will need to see what they are doing to …

Re: Newly made PCMCIA sound card

Off the top of my head, sound in Earthworm Jim 2 didn't work with IBm card. Here are some games that tried https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?p=842677#p842677 I gave EarthWorm Jim 1/2 a try and there was no issue on my card, but could not get them working on the IBM card. I should start a list of …

Re: Newly made PCMCIA sound card

Here are some examples during my compatibility testing. https://youtu.be/rXkJjLsbWcI If you know of any games that you think will be hard I should try let me know. Anything that requires emm386 likely will never work as it interferes with my ability to spy on DMA.

Re: Newly made PCMCIA sound card

In more of my compatibility testing I loaded up FastTracker2 (In-house Triton DOS Extender), and initially I had some issues. I have mostly sort them out and can get full quality playback even on the pc110 486 33sx, but I was wondering about the complications, so I tried it on the IBM 3D Sound and I …

Re: Newly made PCMCIA sound card

MPU-401 Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRbkijJc5F8 This is an example using LSL, which I believe requires intellegent mode? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX59Uvb-qk4 because it is easy to get and easy for me to hand solder, I am using the VLSI midi chip in conjunction with the MPU. Yeah, …

Re: Newly made PCMCIA sound card

is the tsr needed for all features (i only saw you use it for sb transfers)? Do you expect this to work for everything (i.e protected mode games)? no TSR is needed for the other functions, just the point enabler and the i/o ranges will be where you expect. Although my focus is on pure dos, it will …

Re: Newly made PCMCIA sound card

Great news, Kevin! I think not many peolpe have the skills and parts to build a card themslves. So the steps above and info release can be done in parallel. Given the IBM 3D card was the inspiration for this project and also the five main features of your card (SB, OPL, MIDI, MPU , game port), I'd …

Re: Newly made PCMCIA sound card

i've moved this project forward a little bit more. pcb fits into the frame nicely. This only has the SoundBlaster DSP as that is the complicated part and I did not want to waste time routing the other stuff, I know they work (gameport,OPL,MPU) and will put it on after, I have already done rough …

Re: PCMCIA Sound Cards

I made a small breakout for the 25pin connector on the IBM 3D Sound, and after some initial poking around I was unable to identify the gameport or midi port. - does sending the midi messages to the soundblaster midi port actually goto the external connector when in dos? I could not identify any …

Re: PCMCIA Sound Cards

In terms of cards that have the option to output to the internal laptop speaker, have you noticed some are better than others? I have only tested one so far (the panasonic VEW211P) . I tried it out on my Thinkpad 230cs and I found it to sound terrible, but it could be the laptop. Once I put my …

Re: PCMCIA Sound Cards

re: the IBM 3D Sound. Has anyone ever seen even a picture of the midi connector dongle for it? the "3D PCMCIA Sound Card Attach Module" Seeing as my reproduction card uses the same HRS connector, I thought it would be helpful to try and make the midi/gameport dongle compatible to it. I have not yet …

Re: Newly made PCMCIA sound card

In the future I think it would be cool to use a YMF715 or other highly integrated chip, I was reminded of this chip by @yottatsa on twitter. For this initial version I use the 8501 based SoundBlaster DSP because thanks to @TubeTimeUS Snark Barker project I have the assembly source code and was able …

Re: Newly made PCMCIA sound card

I am putting some time this weekend into finishing this off to order PCBs for this week. To make this possible I need to simplify the design. Not that it is impossible to have everything all at once, it just really challenges my beginner layout skills and absolutely pushes it up to a 4layer pcb …

Re: Newly made PCMCIA sound card

I have not given up on this just keep being too busy to get to it, but there is somebody else working on a PCMCIA SoundCard and making what looks like good progress: https://twitter.com/yottatsa/status/1465720915065516044?s=20 https://github.com/yottatsa/card_barker

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