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First post, by dor123

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Hello:
There is no sound In Dangerous Dave 3 and Dangerous Dave 4, when I set the sound to Soundblaster. There is only sound in PC Speaker and Adlib.
How I solve this problem?

DOSBox 0.74-3
D-Fend Reloaded 1.4.4
DOSBox Game Launcher v0.95
Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit version 21H2

Reply 1 of 6, by keropi

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Something to do with free conventional memory? SB sounds in these games require more than 590kb IIRC

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Reply 3 of 6, by mothergoose729

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dor123 wrote on 2022-02-15, 14:45:

There is 16MB allocated memory.

Extended memory and conventional memory are different. If the game can see EMS then it should be fine, but if it can't then conventional memory is all it knows how to use.

There are some techniques you can use to try and free up conventional memory.

Reply 4 of 6, by keropi

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both games write the same in their help files:

Memory: 
You need 640K of conventional memory with at least 605K free if you
are using the sound card support, otherwise it requires 570k.

so you need 605kb conventional ram to have SB support

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Reply 6 of 6, by Dominus

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As this is a question about DOSBox, I moved it to the appropriate forum

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