First post, by Joseph_Joestar
So I noticed something interesting with this game. Aladdin has a number of different options in SETSND.EXE of which I've tried "Sound Blaster & AWE32", "Sound Blaster Pro" and finally "Windows Sound System". Testing those options on my Opti82c930 and Avance Logic ALS100 (not plus) with "Enhanced Music" turned on, I discovered the following:
- Sound Blaster & AWE32 - the music plays back in mono on both cards, sound seems slightly muffled. Setup auto-detects High DMA = 5 for the ALS100 but it makes no difference in sound quality
- Sound Blaster Pro - the music plays back in stereo on both cards, sound is clean
- Windows Sound System - with the Opti card in WSS mode, the music plays back in stereo and possibly (not sure) sounds slightly clearer than with the SBPro option
This is very noticeable when using headphones and listening to the intro song "A whole New World". When the "Sound Blaster & AWE32" option is selected, sound is identical on both the left and right. However, in SBPro and WSS mode, you can clearly hear some instruments playing only on the left and others playing only on the right.
My question is, did this game not implement stereo on its "Sound Blaster and AWE32" setup option, or are my clone cards not supporting it? Can someone with a genuine SB16 or AWE32 test this? I'm also curious whether a genuine SB16 will play stereo music with the SBPro option selected.