First post, by Old Thrashbarg
So I recently got the itch for some retro gaming goodness and collected a bunch of hardware. I have an IBM PC350 running Windows 95, and the cards mentioned in the title. Unfortunately (or, perhaps, fortunately), I skipped the entire ISA PnP era back in the day... my old setup was fully jumpered, so I'm completely lost on what to do with these cards I have now.
First the CT2290 SB16. It's one of those sorta-but-not-quite-plug-n-play deals, which works in Windows without trouble, but I'm not sure what I need to get it going in DOS mode. I know it takes a software setup to set the resources, but... what exactly do I need to use? I found an RAR pack of old Sound Blaster drivers, but there are about a half dozen different things in there, all simply labelled 'SB16 install disks'. 😵
Secondly, the Goldfinch card. I'd never seen one before I bought mine at a swap meet. It's a version without external connectors or the onboard RAM, but I made a connector cable and installed a couple SIMMS on it. I found a semi-recent thread on here about it, including a driver CD image, but the card refuses to work in Windows. The software installs, but Device Manager just gives me a 'device is not installed, not working properly, or does not have all the drivers installed correctly.' Thanks, Windows, that helps narrow things down a lot.
I made a cursory attempt at the DOS configuration, and it seems to somewhat work, CTCM loads and reports success, but I get the AWEDIAG 'configuration manager missing or wrong version' error. Unlike the report in the other thread, I get the same error even when I try running AWEDIAG without the /S parameter.
Forgive me if these are newb-ish problems, but I've just never dealt with these sorts of cards before, and documentation on it has become rather scarce. Any help would be greatly appreciated.