Reply 240 of 253, by cyclone3d
crazii wrote on 2021-12-09, 17:07:mockingbird wrote on 2021-12-08, 16:49:
I think you need the modified setupds. The download is available at Phil's Computer Lab. […]crazii wrote on 2021-12-08, 14:52:
I have sb-link connected with 724 and i815 board, but the IRQ and IRQ mode in setupds is greyed out. Now I can only get FM in DO […]
I have sb-link connected with 724 and i815 board, but the IRQ and IRQ mode in setupds is greyed out. Now I can only get FM in DOS.
Am I connecting them wrong？ The header on both sides have no hint of the plug orientation.😁
Checked this thread AW744L II - YMF744 - AOpen Cobra Sound Card - Install SB-Link Header
And make sure they are correctly connected, still not working. There's no PCI ISA settings or DMA settings in BIOS.
Use setupds 3.16 and the DMA mode can be set to S-IRQ, but get a "Cannot detect interrupt at..." error. Then I reversed one side of sb-link connector and everything works fine now.
I think you need the modified setupds. The download is available at Phil's Computer Lab.
I tested this with my 724 and 845 (ICH2) motherboard last night and it worked fine. Confirmed by unplugging/plugging back in the SB-Link header and doing the tests. Everything worked (Set to S-IRQ, and PC/PCI was automatically selected and greyed out), but "SB 8-bit audio" was silent unless the cable was plugged in (The Native audio and FM tests worked with the cable plugged out).
EDIT: Ok, I see your edit now. You had the SB-Link plugged in the wrong way.
Now for my question: Can you please test Turrican 2 and see if the sound works with just the SB Link and nothing else (no TSRs, drivers, or otherwise... Just the set blaster variable)?
I tested Turrican 2 just now without TSR and it ain't having any sound.
SETUPDS is not a TSR. It is only a configuration utility.
Since you have a setup with the PC-PCI cable, it should act pretty much like a regular ISA card.
The only stock TSR for these cards is the DSDMA one which is not needed since you have a setup that supports DDMA and PC-PCI.
You may need to play with IRQ settings in the BIOS or try a different PCI slot. However, if it is working fine with most games then that isn't going to help unless you want games to run that have hard coded IRQ or DMA settings.