enaiel wrote on 2022-03-21, 15:40:
I've never used an Aureal Vortex 2 before. I have a lot of questions:
Nice score! I think I have the same card, though I rarely use it.
What features are gimped in the Dell OEM version?
As far as I know, OEM cards didn't ship with the quadzilla daughterboard, so you miss out on SPDIF and 4 speaker support. Not a huge deal, IMO.
What are the best drivers to use in Win98 considering I have a VIA chipset?
I haven't used my card much, but from what I gather, it depends on the game. I've had good luck with the Turtle Beach drivers from the official CD. Those worked perfectly with Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force. Other people recommend 2041 drivers as the gold standard, so that might be worth checking out as well.
Can I use the Vortex 2 along side my Audigy?
I never tried this myself, as I'm a bit worried about A3D conflicts between Creative and Aureal drivers, but I think that some people have been successful with using both cards together.