First post, by Glendower
So, a while back I started having some problems with my AWE32 (CT2760) where I wasn't getting any music (FM or AWE) from the left channel. This wasn't a world-ender because I rarely used it for music. There are a couple games that I'd like to get some FM music for, so I scrounged around and found a Vibra 16 (CT2260) that I had never used. I think I pulled it out of an old Dell or something. Anyway, it has jumpers on it (for the most part like this one https://stason.org/TULARC/pc/sound-cards-mult … d-VIBRA-16.html sans the jumpers for speaker and line as this is the OEM version and doesn't have any amplification built in). However, no matter what I do, I cannot disable the MPU. I've pulled the jumpers, and eventually tried to change it from 330 to 300, and that doesn't do anything either.
This might all be for not anyway because the digital sound doesn't work in games at all. When I run Diagnose, 16- and 8-bit test sounds play back fine, but the most sound I've been able to get out of it in games is a fraction of a second of the test sound in Tie Fighter.
I don't know these PNP cards at all from experience. I went from the AWE32 to PCI cards (usually with them both to keep compatibility) and never had a creative PNP card. Is there something I'm just missing here? I'll probably put the AWE back in, but if anyone has any ideas, I'd be glad to hear them. The real OPL is a sweet sound. 😀