First post, by Nailz
New rig with the following:
K6-2 500 w/ 256MB RAM
FIC PAG-2130 mobo, I have disabled the onboard sound card
ESS-1869 sound card (ISA)
I am having issues with getting the sound card to work in DOS mode, testing with Doom at the moment. In DOS mode I am trying to set up the card with 220/7/1/330 with the ESSCFG utility and then running setup for Doom with the same parameters. I get music but no sound effects. If I run the utility through a command prompt from windows, it shows up as 220/9/1/300, and it won't let me make any changes and the Doom setup won't let me go with IRQ 9.
This feels like I need to edit the autoexec.bat and config.sys to get me the right parameters, but I am admittedly about 25 years out of practice there. Do I need to edit/create them in Win98 as they are blank now, or create them elsewhere and run off a boot floppy?
These are supposed to go into autoexec.bat, just unsure where, and the notes state that while these are named for the 1868, they are slightly different:
REM Terratec Sound System Gold 16/96 Drivers
REM ESSCFG for ES1868 (and ES1878) only!
REM ESSCFG V4.8: Verbose IRQ DMA1 DMA2 Address MPU Joystick
ESSCFG.EXE /V:1 /I:7 /D:1 /E:3 /A:220 /B:330 /J:E
REM ESSVOL 0..15: v=master l=line w=wave m=mic c=CD s=synth a=auxB =pcspkr
ESSVOL.EXE /v:8 /l:0 /w:8 /m:0 /c:0 /s:8 /a:8 /p:0
Here is the autoexec.bat and the config.sys stolen from Phil as a starting point:
LH C:\DRIVERS\CTMOUSE.EXE /R2
LH C:\DOS\MSCDEX.EXE /D:OPTICAL
menuitem=EMC, Expanded memory + Mouse + CD-ROM
menuitem=XMC, Extended memory + Mouse + CD-ROM
menuitem=CMC, Conventional Memory only + Mouse + CD-ROM
menuitem=EM, Expanded memory + Mouse
menuitem=XM, Extended memory + Mouse
menuitem=CM, Conventional memory only + Mouse
As always, greatly appreciate the help!