First post, by heretyk
This is my latest impulse purchase. Sound Blaster 16 Vibra CT2800. I got it without any warranty so I wouldn't be surprised if it was faulty. I already tried this card on my two PCs with no success. But before throwing it away I'd like to be 100% sure it's piece of junk.
This is non PnP card. Under Win98se this card is being incorrectly recognized as 'Ad Lib Gold Compatible (OPL3 )' and as a result I can't get any sound out of it.
I updated windows drivers and tried to manually select 'Creative Sound Blaster 16 or AWE' but this didn't work.
I tested this card with various DOS games and programs and surprisingly I could get this card to play pure OPL music but it's impossible to get any sound effects. Every DOS sound setup does not recognize this card even creative diagnose software failed to do so.
I have disabled all non-essential devices in BIOS and tried various IRQs jumper settings but still with no luck.
I'm not very familiar with configuring such old cards. Any ideas what else is worth checking before scraping it?