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First post, by keropi

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Hiya!

let me present you the latest addition to the hardware clones lineup of unobtanium things 🤣

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This is a fully-fledged AdLib GOLD clone reverse engineered by JimWest from his original card.
It works with the original AdLib Gold drivers and everything works and sounds like the original card.
There only 2 things that got cut off from the clone because they made no sense to add since nothing was released for them: the propriety CD-ROM and MODEM interfaces.
These functions are only added to the point where the tests and driver checks pass.
Everything else is implemented 100% and functions identical to the original card.

The clone (as expected) works with the original GOLD drivers:

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There will be a limited run of this card , complete ready for use with the Surround Module and a bracket.
Just like the original every component on the card is expensive and of premium quality.
We have not yet secured all needed parts - but the most important ones like the old Yamaha/Analog Devices and Philips chips are all bought .
This has been worked in the past few months but now it is finally in the point where nothing more can be added or fixed so it was finally time to show it 😀

So check this space for future announcements , as usual one will be able to go to pcmidi.eu and express interest to buy the card there - once it's dedicated page gets created and everything is finalized!

Thanks for looking! 😀

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Reply 1 of 50, by weedeewee

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Neat !

so the original had a cdrom interface? from what I can gather from the internetz, the gold 2000 had some sort of scsi interface. that would've been so handy on those old xt computers 😁

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Reply 5 of 50, by Boohyaka

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Hoooooooly moley my mind is blown! JimWest, can't believe after buying a computer off you and discussing your surround module project, I'll see your name again behind such an awesome thing today? This is bloody fantastic! You guys are fucking legends keeping the dream alive. Shut up and take my money (yet again).

Reply 6 of 50, by Jo22

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Reply 7 of 50, by cyclone3d

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Sweet!

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Reply 10 of 50, by RetroGamer4Ever

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Disruptor wrote on 2022-05-21, 22:52:

Does there exist a Windows 95 driver for it that supports digital sound output?

The Ad Lib brand had been defunct for several years, by the time Windows 95 was released.

Reply 12 of 50, by Disruptor

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RetroGamer4Ever wrote on 2022-05-21, 23:20:
Disruptor wrote on 2022-05-21, 22:52:

Does there exist a Windows 95 driver for it that supports digital sound output?

The Ad Lib brand had been defunct for several years, by the time Windows 95 was released.

I know.
Although there exists a Windows 3.1 driver, I was not able to get it running on Windows 95.
The driver included in Windows 95 just supports the OPL3, but no digital sound.

I was called to upgrade a PC to Windows 95 but without a driver for digital output I had to replace the AdLib Gold with a Sound Blaster 16.
This was the way how I got my AdLib Gold.

Reply 13 of 50, by bjwil1991

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Looks really sweet. Got an Adlib Gold clone with a Sony CD-ROM interface in my Wyse WY-2108 that uses a weird joystick/MIDI cable.

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Reply 15 of 50, by aitotat

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Wow! Looks excellent! I also like the idea about high quality non-PnP card. I hope the limited run won't be too limited because I really want one of these also. Actually I want one of these much more than MK8330.

Reply 16 of 50, by Beegle

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Amazing work, definitely count me in!
Would LOVE to play with this and review it 😀

Plus I need an additional surround module.

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Reply 18 of 50, by dreamblaster

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Reply 19 of 50, by Lennart

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Wow, this is exciting news yet again! Congratulations to everyone involved.

Are there any plans to sell the surround module separately? I've got an original Adlib Gold that would definitely benefit from one 😀