1st, I would say thank for your effort on this project.
I received my DIY kit a while ago, but in the meantime I've finished it. It looks very nice, although I prefer the green PCB, too. ... but that's ok.
It's a very nice "addon" for my turbo xt machine.
But here's the trouble...
After checking all soldering and double checking components to their correct location, I tried to commision the blasterboard in my computer.
BB claims to be compatible to the original SB 2.0 in some way. So I've downloaded the original drivers from creative . Is this supposed to work?!
1st power up... booting... , the drivers installer didn't recognize the BB at all (used: IO220h, IRQ5, DMA1).
Some restarts later, installer found the hardware. config.sys, autoexec.bat was adapted, accordingly.
Loaded prince of persia, configured sound device... awsome sound/fm music played.
Then reboot... BB is not recognized anymore: CTSND0004
After a while BB worked again. Tried to play the bbcnews.voc from samples directory. 1st couple of seconds, sound was played, correctly.
Then, I think almost at the end, the last 2 sconds of the *.voc are repeated forever. Program hangs!
I haven't tested any other programs, yet. I think, as far as I remeber, the driver (config.sys) must be installed. At least, BLASTER var has to be set.
I will test the BB in another board 386DX/40... Just to make sure, my current machine isn't broken in some way.
Is there anything I can check on the BB itself? I've got a multimeter, oscilloscope and some experience 😉
My config: Noname Turbo XT (NEC V20, Phoenix Bios 2.27), 640KB, Trident VGA, Floppy controller on Gotek, ST-MFM controller on ST-225
BB -> IO:220h, DSP(IRQ:5), OPL2(IRQ:open), DMA:1