Right, slow down a minute...
You say installing drivers. For which operating system? And in what kind of computer?
This is the Aztech MMSN810 aka Sound Galaxy Basic 16, which is a completely different beast to the various Sound Galaxy Pro 16 models. Tbh, it's probably my favorite Aztech card.
- AdLib (that "LS-212" chip is a 1:1 Yamaha YMF-262 clone)
- Soundblaster Pro 2.0
- Disney Sound System
Now, that's the positive side. Less positive:
- no MPU-401 MIDI
- speed sensitive, won't work on newer than 486 or so
- sensitive to EMI and noise on the ISA bus
This is possibly the most widely compatible card for early 1990s DOS gaming, but due to timing issues not really suited for a Win9x system.
Software for it can be found here:
http://www.vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?file … menustate=41,36
Download the whole archive, then look in the BAS16 folder.
You do *not* need drivers for DOS and it's a non-PnP card. All you need to do is (one-off) use HWSET.EXE to set resources (I/O, DMA, IRQ), and then put those settings into a SET BLASTER= line in Autoexec.bat. I would recommend I/O address 0x220, DMA 1 and IRQ 5 or 7 (7 was standard for really old games, but conflicts with parallel port - if you want to use this, disable parallel port).
There are also Win3.1, WinNT 3.x and Win9x drivers, but again, a system fast enough to run Win9x comfortably is probably too fast for this card. That said, I haven't personally tried it on anything faster than a 486SX-33 - but I have had the NXPro (same 1st gen chipset) working happily on a Pentium 100, which is fast enough for (early) Windows 95, so maybe the speed issues aren't as bad as reported.
A good reader on Aztech cards in general:
Note that Saxxon doesn't include info on the configuration of the 1st generation cards like this one, but as I mention above, it's very simple, just use HWSET.EXE
synrgy87 wrote on 2020-05-06, 08:33:
The Aztech cards are normally SB Pro + WSS, although some apparently are SB16 compatible, but I've not personally had one that is fully SB16 compatible.
A lot of them are Packard bell specials and have weird driver setups.
No Aztech ISA cards are SB16 compatible, but WSS delivers the same 16b audio quality if supported by the game. Descent is an example of a game that supports it to very good effect.