First post, by Blitz_25
I have an issue with TR1 sound and FPS runing under 3dfx (voodoo2 with DX7 drivers)and sound provided by onboard ESS solo-1 (win9x and dos drivers instaled) all that on win98se.
For some reason i cant get all 3 sound sources (FMV, ambient, action) to play at once.
If i run game with out "sound card selected" in setup then there's no FMV and action sound (footsteps, gunshots, doors open..) however ambient sound (menu music, "music" playing when entering certain areas on map) is working and ingame FPS are at steady 28-30. Now lack of FMV and action sounds is understandable however strange is that ambient is still beeing played.
If is configour sound card in setup to "ESS audio driver" port: 220, DMA:1 and IRQ: 5 then i get FMV and action sounds but no ambient sound and moreover when ever ambient sound is triggred (even thou not heard) the FPS drops severelly to around 3-5FPS and some times even freezes for several minutes. Ctrl+alt+del gets me out of "frozen" game no prob however if i want to start new game i get thrown out of DOS window and i must reboot to be eable to run the game.
Setting port 220 DMA 1 IRQ 5 is the only setting that gets me FMV and action sound running enything else doas not work.
If i select "auto detect" ESS solo gets detected as soundblaster 16/AWE32 with setting port 220 DMA nothing and IRQ 10 and as said this doas not work.
If i run game in software render with out 3dfx then sound problems described remain the same however there is no FPS drop when ambient sounds are triggered and game is perfectly playable. I've tried both voodoo and rush patched tomb.exe and FPS problems are the same.
Any of you experianced similar problems or may be have an idea what could be the cause of problems described would be aprichiated.