First post, by Stafford
I'm trying to get the emulation working on the following machine:
Pentium 4 630
ASUS P5P800-SE (865PE Chipset, ICH5 Southbridge)
1 GB DDR400 (2x512MB)
Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 SB0060
According to what I've read, there is no reason that shouldn't work. The 800-series chipsets with the ICH5x southbridge should be the last chipsets from Intel to support the emulation and the SB0060 has been reported to work.
But nothing. I tried it on Windows 95, 98SE, ME and DOS 6.22, all four PCI slots, using both of the RAM sticks separately... But I just can't get it to work.
IRQs 5 and 7 are reserved on the BIOS. Serial, Parallel, Onboard Audio, USB and LAN are disabled.
On Windows, the device installs normally and shows up on Device Manager as an IRQ 5, Low DMA 1, High DMA 5 device at Address 220, but no games have audio and games with sound tests report failure.
On my DOS 6.22 installation, I copied HIMEM.SYS and EMM386.EXE along with the content of the zip from VogonsDrivers to the DOS folder. I have no AUTOEXEC.BAT and the following CONFIG.SYS:
Then I execute the following batch file:
SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 H5 P330 T6
No games work and the SBEGO.EXE reports that the emulation isn't running.
I tried the WDM drivers and they work for the most part, but sound effects have a horrible crackle to them, so it's not really a solution.
Is there anything I can do to get it working?
If not, what would any of these work with my current setup? Ideally, I'd want it all working under Windows and DOS.
ES1938 (cheap where I live)
YMF744 (very expensive, I'd have to ship it internationally)