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First post, by MRVFONE

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Hello All,

I'm trying to find the DOS PCMCIA card and socket service software. I had downloaded heaps of "cardsoft.zip" files. But they won't work with the "Texas Instruments PCI-1420" PCMCIA chipset my laptop has.

I thought the card soft software was free to use for the DOS version... But can't seam to find a "full" version of it. Most seam to ONLY have the drivers for the chipset in a specific laptop etc.. Not a "full" install that has all of its drivers.

Any help would be apricated!

Thanks,

Tim.

Reply 2 of 14, by cyclone3d

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I have a "full" version that came with a pcmcia sound card.

Yamaha YMF modified setupds and drivers
Yamaha XG resource repository - updated November 27, 2018
Yamaha YMF7x4 Guide
AW744L II - YMF744 - AOpen Cobra Sound Card - Install SB-Link Header

Reply 4 of 14, by BitWrangler

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I remember finding drivers for the TI stuff actually on TI's site some long while ago, 10+ years. Dunno if you could dig it out on the waybackmachine.

2017: Basement full of ancient PC stuff, starting to go through it. 2021: Still starting, heh, many setbacks. So what's this BitWrangler guy's deal ??? >>> Taming the pile, specs to target?

Reply 5 of 14, by cyclone3d

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MRVFONE wrote on 2021-10-05, 08:00:
Did you want to share it?? […]
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cyclone3d wrote on 2021-10-05, 01:52:

I have a "full" version that came with a pcmcia sound card.

Did you want to share it??

Thanks,

T.

Yeah, I'll image and upload the disks to vogonsdrivers hopefully this evening and then post back here with the link.

I might have a few other versions of cardsoft as well. I'll check at the same time. Maybe make a collection and upload them to vogonsdrivers and archive.org.

Yamaha YMF modified setupds and drivers
Yamaha XG resource repository - updated November 27, 2018
Yamaha YMF7x4 Guide
AW744L II - YMF744 - AOpen Cobra Sound Card - Install SB-Link Header

Reply 6 of 14, by MRVFONE

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cyclone3d wrote on 2021-10-05, 14:56:
MRVFONE wrote on 2021-10-05, 08:00:
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cyclone3d wrote on 2021-10-05, 01:52:

I have a "full" version that came with a pcmcia sound card.

Did you want to share it??

Thanks,

T.

Yeah, I'll image and upload the disks to vogonsdrivers hopefully this evening and then post back here with the link.

I might have a few other versions of cardsoft as well. I'll check at the same time. Maybe make a collection and upload them to vogonsdrivers and archive.org.

Thanks so much!! Its been driving me nuts, I just don't know why it is so hard to find the software...

Tim.

Reply 7 of 14, by lolo799

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MRVFONE wrote on 2021-10-04, 21:37:
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Hello All,

I'm trying to find the DOS PCMCIA card and socket service software. I had downloaded heaps of "cardsoft.zip" files. But they won't work with the "Texas Instruments PCI-1420" PCMCIA chipset my laptop has.

I thought the card soft software was free to use for the DOS version... But can't seam to find a "full" version of it. Most seam to ONLY have the drivers for the chipset in a specific laptop etc.. Not a "full" install that has all of its drivers.

Any help would be apricated!

Thanks,

Tim.

Did you edit config.sys to add the drivers yourself?
That chip may be compatible with the ss365sl.exe or ss365lp.exe drivers.

PCMCIA Sound, Storage & Graphics

Reply 8 of 14, by MRVFONE

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lolo799 wrote on 2021-10-05, 22:01:
MRVFONE wrote on 2021-10-04, 21:37:
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Hello All,

I'm trying to find the DOS PCMCIA card and socket service software. I had downloaded heaps of "cardsoft.zip" files. But they won't work with the "Texas Instruments PCI-1420" PCMCIA chipset my laptop has.

I thought the card soft software was free to use for the DOS version... But can't seam to find a "full" version of it. Most seam to ONLY have the drivers for the chipset in a specific laptop etc.. Not a "full" install that has all of its drivers.

Any help would be apricated!

Thanks,

Tim.

Did you edit config.sys to add the drivers yourself?
That chip may be compatible with the ss365sl.exe or ss365lp.exe drivers.

Sadly its not compatible. I tried both files.. neigher worked 🙁

T.

Reply 9 of 14, by lolo799

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What laptop model? Any Pcmcia related option in the Bios?
Try using sscbti.sys and cs.exe from Cardsoft/32 https://www.driverguide.com/driver/detail.php … driverid=576348

If that fails, use Cardware 7.0 from APSoft, there is a trial version available.
https://www.tssc.de/

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Reply 11 of 14, by Bondi

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Did you try PhoenixCard Manager? I think it worked at least with some TI controllers. Not sure about 1420, though.

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Edit: and here is a "full install" of cardsoft Re: Compaq LTE Elite 4/50cx - how to get PCMCIA=> CF support?

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Reply 12 of 14, by MRVFONE

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lolo799 wrote on 2021-10-06, 21:04:
What laptop model? Any Pcmcia related option in the Bios? Try using sscbti.sys and cs.exe from Cardsoft/32 https://www.drivergui […]
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What laptop model? Any Pcmcia related option in the Bios?
Try using sscbti.sys and cs.exe from Cardsoft/32 https://www.driverguide.com/driver/detail.php … driverid=576348

If that fails, use Cardware 7.0 from APSoft, there is a trial version available.
https://www.tssc.de/

Tryed "sscbti.sys". But doesn't work with my TI chip onboard.... BUT this software actually came up with more options for support than any other drivers i have tryed. So i think it would help others that have a diffrent chipset than mine...

"Cardware 7.0 from APSoft", Apears to need windows 3.11 at a guess. It won't install in plain DOS.

T.

Reply 14 of 14, by lolo799

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MRVFONE wrote on 2021-10-07, 21:26:

"Cardware 7.0 from APSoft", Apears to need windows 3.11 at a guess. It won't install in plain DOS.

The cwdw.exe downloadable from their website is a Windows 32bit app that gives the choice of creating install floppies or unpacking in a directory, in it there's a DOS install.exe and a Win 3.1x setup.

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