First post, by varrol
I'm starting to think of something - lets say - more modern or usefull for retro gaming. Playing with old hardware is a lot of fun, but as its old it is not always working perfectly, may broke and is in many cases expensive.
The biggest issue is sound card - for thin clients or laptops there is not much choice - something like that maybe: https://www.serdashop.com/OPL3LPT - though its not cheap at all and there is no 100% compatibility.
For PCs there is a PCI slot - but - wherever I look I see Aureal Vortex 2 recommended - which costs 50-100$ + shipping - in my country I saw it twice for the last years and it was bought right after appearing. I have SB 128 as well as its Ensonique equivalent - which costs nothing - but its not great. I've heard that SB Live can be run in DOS - never tried though.
What are options - that are more affordable and offer good sound.
AOpen AX6B+ | P3 1G | 1GB ECC REG | FX5200 | CT4500
AOpen AX59pro | K6-2 450M | 256MB | Rage 128
Asus CUBX-E | P3 1G | 512MB | GF4 TI4200 | YMF719E-S
Asus P3B-F | P3 933M | 384MB | Radeon 9200 | CT4520
Asus P5A | P55C 200M | 256MB | Riva TNT | CT3600