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Reply 441 of 446, by MAZter

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2021-11-21, 20:24:

Databook CardTalk Not Loaded.

I think CardTalk intended especially for IBM laptops, not for NEC.

I use this lines in config.sys for my Nec Versa 4000c:

DEVICEHIGH=C:\WINDOWS\EMM386.EXE NOEMS X=D000-D7FF
DEVICEHIGH=C:\DOS\CARDSOFT\SS365SL.EXE
DEVICEHIGH=C:\DOS\CARDSOFT\CS.EXE
DEVICEHIGH=C:\DOS\CARDSOFT\CSALLOC.EXE C:\DOS\CARDSOFT\D000\!TOSHIBA.INI

my cardsoft folder you can download here:

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There different INI files compatible with different laptop brands, not sure if all they perfect, but in most cases they work.

Last edited by MAZter on 2021-11-21, 23:11. Edited 3 times in total.

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Reply 442 of 446, by bjwil1991

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lolo799 wrote on 2021-11-21, 21:49:

Could you try with the Cardsoft software instead?

I'll give that a whirl and see how that performs and I'll post back (all of the files are on my main laptop at the moment and the floppy drive never worked on my phone, sadly).

Edit: tried that and nothing happens.

The laptop is an Austin PN/312TFT. I had an NEC laptop until the power brick died and so did the motherboard.

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Reply 443 of 446, by Bondi

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I've made some FM recordings of Wavjammer card. It sounds to me as if there was a genuine Yamaha OPL chip in it. What do you think?

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Heroes 2 Wavjammer OPL.mp3
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E1M1 Wavjammer OPL.mp3
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Reply 444 of 446, by lolo799

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Only based on E1M1, yes, it's likely.
Could you post a sample from an ess based card?

I should have made ingame recordings when I had all those cards but I mostly used midi files provided in one of the sound cards comparison thread and played them with the Win9x Media Player, the output is wildly different from ingame...

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Reply 445 of 446, by Bondi

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lolo799 wrote on 2021-12-02, 12:27:

Only based on E1M1, yes, it's likely.
Could you post a sample from an ess based card?

I should have made ingame recordings when I had all those cards but I mostly used midi files provided in one of the sound cards comparison thread and played them with the Win9x Media Player, the output is wildly different from ingame...

Sure, I can make a recording of an ESS card on one of the coming days. But it actually sounds as any other ESFM card.

In the meanwhile I tried the VEW211 and KXL-D20 on a "modern" laptop from 2006, Thinkpad x60s. It's one the last ones to have a Cardbus slot. All later model had ExpressCard.
Surprisingly both cards worked fine including SB Direct mode. The Intel 82365 compatible enablers did not work. So one needs CS and SS drivers loaded. IBM was kind enough to issue DOS drivers for its laptops from 2006.

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Reply 446 of 446, by lolo799

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Old recordings, e1m1 midi file played in Win9x Media Player except for the ingame recording

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