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Reply 320 of 322, by AlexZ

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Warlord wrote on 2021-09-26, 00:09:

didn't get detected with pnp os on either.

A3config is not capable of configuring DMA/IRQ it seems. I had the same problem with ALS100+ and ALS120. It can only read the configuration, set volume and maybe a few other options. There is Intel ISA PNP tool that may be capable of configuring it and there is also universal config tool floating around on Vogons. With PNP OS ON in Bios setup Windows needs to configure the card before it can be used in DOS.

As far as noise level is concerned my Yamaha SM718 is quite noisy as well and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone to use with earphones.

Pentium III 750E, ECS P6BXT-A+, 384MB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600 128MB, Voodoo 2 12MB, 80GB HDD, Yamaha SM718 ISA, 19" AOC 9GlrA
Athlon 64 3400+, MSI K8T Neo V, 1GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 7600GT 256MB, 250GB HDD, Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS

Reply 321 of 322, by Warlord

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I was eventially able to cofigure the card in pure dos with no windows install. You can change IRQs and DMAs with the ALS config tool, however if your card isn't detected using dosinit you cannot use config. I don't have any experience with those other tools, maybe I should take a look at them in case I ever need to. I ended up just disabling every onboard device in the bios of the motherboard and reserving IRQs 5 and 9 and DMA 1 and 5 and that did the trick.

I'm considereing making a recording of Jane's AH-64D Longbow (base theme) using the ALS100 I have to compare to the one in this thread here. A List of DOS Games with 16-Bit Sound

Reply 322 of 322, by AlexZ

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I tested my ALS100+ and ALS120 today with unisound and it works too. I used PNP OS Yes in BIOS setup.

Pentium III 750E, ECS P6BXT-A+, 384MB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600 128MB, Voodoo 2 12MB, 80GB HDD, Yamaha SM718 ISA, 19" AOC 9GlrA
Athlon 64 3400+, MSI K8T Neo V, 1GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 7600GT 256MB, 250GB HDD, Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS