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Re: Adlib + Audio PCI in DOS.

AdLib and IRQ? Not totally sure about the Resound, but the regular AdLib didn't need an IRQ, just an address to write to (0x388). Because it was write-only, you can have multiple cards with something at that address without conflict, you just need to mute all but one of the outputs, or conversely …

Re: GUS Frustrations

[...] Yeah sure compared to an Awe32, but I said compared to your general sound blaster, Awe32's are also incredibly rare and again were very expensive. 95% of PCs ran a Soundblaster during that time. The real PC enthusiasts like myself and my friends ran GUS's and AWE32s but this wasn't at all a …

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 …

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