First post, by bloodem
I have two Yamaha YMF724F-V PCI cards which I tested in Windows MS Dos mode, and for the most part they work really well (in games such as Doom, Wolfenstein, Duke 3D, Lemmigs, Monkey Island).
However, I can't seem to make the Sound Blaster work in some games like Prehistorik. Even though I choose the right config (IO:220, IRQ:5, DMA:1 - which works for other games), I always get "Sound blaster not detected". It works on Adlib, though, but in this game I would prefer the Sound Blaster sound.
Of course I tried lowering the frequency, disabling L1/L2 caches (even though Prehistorik never gave me trouble because of speed - unlike Prehistorik 2), but the error still persists - "Sound blaster not detected"
Anyway, I thought it was probably a PCI compatibility issue, so I switched to an ISA YMF719E-S board (different computer altogether - Celeron 300A / 440BX motherboard). Well, exactly the same behavior: most of the games work, but Prehistorik does not detect the sound blaster.
I think these two boards are compatible with Sound Blaster Pro 2, so my guess is that Prehistorik should work on SB settings. Does anyone have a clue as to what might be going on?
4 x Socket 3 / 4 x Socket 7 / 6 x Super Socket 7 / 5 x Slot 1 / 3 x Slot A / 5 x Socket 370
5 x Socket A / 1 x Socket 478 / 2 x Socket 754 / 3 x Socket 939 / 4 x LGA775 / 1 x LGA1155
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