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Reply 460 of 465, by MAZter

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Bondi wrote on 2021-11-20, 08:04:

Do you own a I/O Magic Tempo card? Can you make some pictures?

Actually I have same issue as you had with Wavjammer card, I could get only Adlib music/sound in games (Prince of Persia, Dune 2, Lotus 3 ultimate challange), but no direct support of Magic Tempo (digital sound) in any game or with any laptop I tried 🙁

Card even successfully fully pass self test with testing program, but no more progress after that. Any game I tried freeze or can't see this card (I tried change IRQ 11 to 5,3,7 and used swapirq, with NOEMS, or without EMM386).

For me this card is like joke, that why no any information about it in internet (like videos, reviews etc.). Anyway i didn't expect much from this card.

As a plus of this card, it is the only one pcmcia card with which my laptop AST Advantage Explorer 486SX turns on, but I cannot start the setup.exe in Windows 3.11, it writes that there is not enough memory.

Box contain manual, Card Services disk, Drivers disk and Voyetra software. As I know, maximum Windows version compatible with this card is Windows 95a.

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Reply 461 of 465, by Bondi

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MAZter wrote on 2022-01-08, 19:19:
Actually I have same issue as you had with Wavjammer card, I could get only Adlib music/sound in games (Prince of Persia, Dune 2 […]
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Bondi wrote on 2021-11-20, 08:04:

Do you own a I/O Magic Tempo card? Can you make some pictures?

Actually I have same issue as you had with Wavjammer card, I could get only Adlib music/sound in games (Prince of Persia, Dune 2, Lotus 3 ultimate challange), but no direct support of Magic Tempo (digital sound) in any game or with any laptop I tried 🙁

Card even successfully fully pass self test with testing program, but no more progress after that. Any game I tried freeze or can't see this card (I tried change IRQ 11 to 5,3,7 and used swapirq, with NOEMS, or without EMM386).

For me this card is like joke, that why no any information about it in internet (like videos, reviews etc.). Anyway i didn't expect much from this card.

As a plus of this card, it is the only one pcmcia card with which my laptop AST Advantage Explorer 486SX turns on, but I cannot start the setup.exe in Windows 3.11, it writes that there is not enough memory.

Box contain manual, Card Services disk, Drivers disk and Voyetra software. As I know, maximum Windows version compatible with this card is Windows 95a.

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Cool stuff. Thank you for the pics!
If I read the box correctly, the MIDI port does not work in DOS. Is it the case? And it also features a genuine Yamaha OPL chip?
There are some drivers for this card floating around, but it would not harm if you could dump all the disks that came with it.

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Reply 462 of 465, by lolo799

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MAZter wrote on 2022-01-08, 19:19:
Actually I have same issue as you had with Wavjammer card, I could get only Adlib music/sound in games (Prince of Persia, Dune 2 […]
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Bondi wrote on 2021-11-20, 08:04:

Do you own a I/O Magic Tempo card? Can you make some pictures?

Actually I have same issue as you had with Wavjammer card, I could get only Adlib music/sound in games (Prince of Persia, Dune 2, Lotus 3 ultimate challange), but no direct support of Magic Tempo (digital sound) in any game or with any laptop I tried 🙁

Card even successfully fully pass self test with testing program, but no more progress after that. Any game I tried freeze or can't see this card (I tried change IRQ 11 to 5,3,7 and used swapirq, with NOEMS, or without EMM386).

For me this card is like joke, that why no any information about it in internet (like videos, reviews etc.). Anyway i didn't expect much from this card.

As a plus of this card, it is the only one pcmcia card with which my laptop AST Advantage Explorer 486SX turns on, but I cannot start the setup.exe in Windows 3.11, it writes that there is not enough memory.

Box contain manual, Card Services disk, Drivers disk and Voyetra software. As I know, maximum Windows version compatible with this card is Windows 95a.

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Did any of the games you try claim to have direct support for it?
There is a midpak driver in tmpotest.zip from the official website.
http://web.archive.org/web/19980211032010/htt … e_downloads.htm

Here's a review from the september 1994 issue of PC Magazine:

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Source:https://books.google.fr/books?id=HvXDMJoM4HQC … epage&q&f=false

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Reply 463 of 465, by MAZter

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Bondi wrote on 2021-01-26, 06:23:

I've put together this chart with all information about all known PCMCIA (16 bit) sound cards and game port cards.

Bondi, thank you for chart creation, feel free to add "Media Tempo" Chipset as OPL3, cause manual saying it is compatible with YM3812, windows config icon showing OPL3, so supposed to be OPL3.

And that "~20 games" on Mobygames is fake, due I already found much more than that amount (from games setup choice), but still can't use any, due dos4gw protection errors.

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Reply 464 of 465, by Bondi

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MAZter wrote on 2022-01-12, 01:51:
Bondi, thank you for chart creation, feel free to add "Media Tempo" Chipset as OPL3, cause manual saying it is compatible with Y […]
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Bondi wrote on 2021-01-26, 06:23:

I've put together this chart with all information about all known PCMCIA (16 bit) sound cards and game port cards.

Bondi, thank you for chart creation, feel free to add "Media Tempo" Chipset as OPL3, cause manual saying it is compatible with YM3812, windows config icon showing OPL3, so supposed to be OPL3.

And that "~20 games" on Mobygames is fake, due I already found much more than that amount (from games setup choice), but still can't use any, due dos4gw protection errors.

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That's intersting that there are more games with native support. Which are the additional ones compared to mobygames? Can you list them?
Would be also cool to have the manual and disks copies. The included software is $300 worth, after all 😁

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Reply 465 of 465, by lolo799

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Bondi wrote on 2022-01-12, 09:49:
MAZter wrote on 2022-01-12, 01:51:

And that "~20 games" on Mobygames is fake, due I already found much more than that amount (from games setup choice), but still can't use any, due dos4gw protection errors.

That's intersting that there are more games with native support. Which are the additional ones compared to mobygames? Can you list them?
Would be also cool to have the manual and disks copies. The included software is $300 worth, after all 😁

Many of the games that use the HMI drivers should support it (and the Wavjammer also), in doubt check the content of the hmidet.386 file.
Not sure about digpak games, see my post above with a link to the midpak/digpak sources from IO Magic website.

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