retroboy87 wrote on 2021-05-28, 13:54:
matieo wrote on 2021-05-28, 11:04:
Have you looked at the viability of the ESS Solo 1?
Doesn't that require an SB-Link header on the motherboard though?
SB-Link is 100% absolutely not mandatory with ESS Solo-1; in the Phil's video (which seems to have confused the hell out of everyone not familiar with the card) he's just showing that capability as a side note, proving it exists or something.
While it does work fantastic (I'm using it all the time on a SB-Link -capable i815 mobo and am yet to discover a single DOS game refusing to work perfectly with it - other than the DOOM engine games, which work correctly in Windows with VxD drivers, but require the DOS32/A extender in pure DOS for some reason - but that's really the only exception I ever found), there are also at least two other strong chip/hardware-based legacy DMA compatibility measures, as was already mentioned (with the correction that it's not done by software, but by the chip itself, which makes it a truly CPU speed-independent solution).