First post, by villahed94
I recently decided to give a second lease on life to my old Pentium 4 computer from 2002.
It's got a P4B266-LA motherboard, 1.9Ghz Willamette P4 and for GPU an NVIDIA GeForce FX5500 AGP.
I decided to install on it Windows 98 and XP (originally came with XP only) and reading upon some pages I decided to get a CMI8738 given that this motherboard is PCI only and it has a clone OPL3 in hardware.
Needless to say, getting proper SoundBlaster support has been a chore.
In 98 at least games like Wolfenstein 3D, Doom and Day of the Tentacle have worked flawlessly, but others like X-Wing (FD and CD versions) have several issues, mostly concerning SoundBlaster effects not working.
in DOS the situation is much worse. I have installed the drivers and the best I've obtained is this:
. Obviously sound doesn't work at all in DOS.
As for XP, OPL is partially working as a MIDI device using a modified kernel mode driver posted here in Vogons.
Has anybody got it working in DOS mode, or at least solved some of the DAC issues on 98?
Thanks in advance.