First post, by justin1985
I've been tinkering around with micro-ITX systems for retro games (VIA EPIA, S775 Intel) and I've got some slim optical drives for them to run original games from CD.
I understand more modern versions of Windows (XP etc) will work with a SATA drive to play CD audio without needing a CD audio cable.
But I'd like to use the EPIA-M with a parallel IDE slim DVD drive in native DOS, 3.1, Win95 etc. I think quite a few games from the era I'm most interested in (mid -late 90s) rely on CD audio for music? Would there be any way to make this work?
All the slim optical to 40-pin IDE adapters I've seen look basically identical, and I've never seen any with an audio header...