First post, by pshipkov
Tried briefly over the weekend to get this audio card to produce sound in an XT clone.
Install procedure works if the card is present. Verified that it fails if no card is plugged in.
So hardware is detected properly.
ESSVOL and ESSCFG recognize the card as well.
Tried different ESSCFG settings. The most important being DMA. It cannot be 1, etc.
SET BLASTER is in place and matches the ESSCFG settings.
At boot time everything goes well.
Few games indicate there is a SoundBlaster.
For example, Wolf3D (the 8086 port) shows it as an option.
But no sound is ever produced.
Made sure it is not a sound volume issue.
Wonder if the PnP setup is XT compatible.
There is not much information online other than some vague messages about 8086 instructions in the PnP initialization code.
I am using 8086 processor.
Any links with hard info, or ideas ?