First post, by chuzzlewit
I got a new MOBO nearly a year ago and have just started wanting to fire up some of my older games. The most reliable fallback method on my previous PC was to create a good old DOS boot disk. I'm quite happy to do this again, but I need DOS sound drivers for the integrated sound chip (VIA AC97). I've trawled around but I can't find anything.
The sound chip is a VIA 3058 an dthe chipset Via8237 southbridge.
The closest I've found is some DOS drivers on the VIA website, but they tell me to enable "onboard legacy audio" from the BIOS. Trouble is, I only have Auto or Disabled as options.
I've tried using DOSbox and it's sort of OK, but still a bit choppy after all the tuning suggestions. I really don't mind rebooting to play a game, and it's very frustrating having a much faster machine which does less.
My only idea left is to get a cheap PCI sound card for which I can get DOS drivers (any suggestions?). My old soundcard is ISA and guess what, no ISA slots.
Any suggestions gratefully received!!
AMD Sempron 2600
Motherboard : Foxconn KT600-8237
System : VIA KT600-8237
BIOS : Phoenix 6.00 PG
Memory : 255 MB
Sound : VIA AC'97 Audio (WAVE)
Video : NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 (32MB ELSA Gladiac 511)
Operating System : Windows 98 SE
full spec attached