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Reply 303 of 446, by Bondi

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Could not test the CD version as it's setup program does not detect any sound device for some reason... It offers either No sound or Speaker.
I mounted the .iso file that is on PCMCIA-CF card, and it works along with the REX-5572. I could not use KXL-D20 as it does not work with CS, SS drivers, which are required for the PCMCIA-CF card. But I doubt that this was the reason for the sound card not to be detected.

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Reply 305 of 446, by melo

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Hallo,

after a lot of research I finally got a PCMCIA Newmedia Sound/SCSI2, the problem is that I don't have the cables for it.

Is there a possibility to build one? I'm mostly interested to have the audio features working.

Reply 306 of 446, by Bondi

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melo wrote on 2021-01-25, 20:04:

Hallo,

after a lot of research I finally got a PCMCIA Newmedia Sound/SCSI2, the problem is that I don't have the cables for it.

Is there a possibility to build one? I'm mostly interested to have the audio features working.

Here is what the cable look like http://nwserveur.no-ip.org/win3xorg/devices/P … sound+scsi2.jpg

First you have to find out what connector model it has. Can you make a picture of the connector? And maybe count the pins if they are visible.
But anyways It's going to be very difficult to get the pinout.
Also there are chances that the breakout box has some additional electronics in it....

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Reply 307 of 446, by melo

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The picture you posted is exactly my card!

I counted the pins, they are 33 and are located just on one side of the card.
I guees the only way is to find someone that owns it and has the will of helping me.
Is not even possible to contact the manufacture company, since according on google seems they no longer exist.

Reply 308 of 446, by Bondi

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I've put together this chart with all information about all known PCMCIA (16 bit) sound cards and game port cards. This is the first draft, so feel free to comment and suggest changes. Question marks mean that either there is no info or it's unclear whether the function exists. Editable version is also available, PM me if you need it.
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Reply 310 of 446, by Bondi

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melo wrote on 2021-01-26, 12:06:

Great job!

Thanks!
I probably should add the New Media Sound/SCSI ( it was renamed to Toast'n Jam) card as well, although it's identical to Wavjammer in the sound portion.
Here is the picture of the renamed/reworked one.

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Reply 312 of 446, by Bondi

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mt777 wrote on 2021-01-27, 21:00:

Nice list but next time please save as png (to avoid lossy jpg) and maybe with bigger zoom.

Here is a pdf of a higher resolution.

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Reply 313 of 446, by melo

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lolo799 wrote on 2012-01-01, 19:04:
Hello, I found a lot of sound cards related threads on this forum, but not much about the Pcmcia sound cards except for a few po […]
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Hello, I found a lot of sound cards related threads on this forum, but not much about the Pcmcia sound cards except for a few post about the Roland SCP-55.

I own more than 10 different models, most of them work in pure DOS and only one of them work in anything newer than Windows 9x:

-Roland SCP-55
SoundCanvas and MPU-401 GM device in DOS + digital audio in Win3.x/Win9x
Drivers for DOS/Win3.x/Win9x: http://www.rolandus.com/support/eula/SCP55.EXE
For Linux and for the HP100/200LX: http://zo-kun.to/~risyu/scp55/
Manual: http://media.rolandus.com/manuals/SCP-55_OM.pdf

-EXP Soundnote,
ESS ES688P
Adlib/SB FM and MPU-401 in DOS + digital audio in Win3.x/Win9x
The breakout box has an integrated mono speaker.
Drivers: http://www.expnet.com/know.nsf/a87c96fe8c9775 … 66?OpenDocument
or http://www.expnet.com/know.nsf/a87c96fe8c9775 … fc?OpenDocument
Manual: http://www.expnet.com/know.nsf/f36fb1d8958b43 … /$FILE/S-16.pdf

-RATOC REX-5570
ESS ES1688P
Adlib FM and MPU-401 port in DOS + digital audio in Win3.x/Win9x
Drivers: http://www.ratocsystems.com/services/driver/sound/5570.html
Manuals: http://www.ratocaudiolab.com/img/dl/manual_pdf/5571.pdf
or http://www.ratocaudiolab.com/img/dl/manual_pdf/5571w.pdf
Product website: http://www.ratocsystems.com/products/subpage/5571.html

-Eiger Labs/Fujitsu 16-bit Stereo Sound
ESS ES1688
Adlib, SB and SBPro FM, MPU-401 in DOS + digital audio in Win3.x/Win9x + SB/Pro DMA emulation in Win9x
It comes with a simple dongle (phone out/line out/line in) but it can use the Ratoc breakout box with MIDI IN/THRU/OUT
Product website: http://web.archive.org/web/19961103210304/htt … abs.com/mm.html
Drivers: http://lorezan.free.fr/pcmcia/fujitsu-eigerme … bit%20sound.zip
or https://web.archive.org/web/20030806102236/ht … ort/support.htm

-IBM 3D Sound Card
IBM MWAVE
SB FM and digital audio in DOS/Win3.x and OS/2 Warp
Drivers for DOS/Win3.x and OS/2:
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/det … ?DocID=DS001550

-NewMedia Wavjammer
Adlib OPL2/OPL3 FM + digital audio support in selected games in DOS/Win3.x (using Miles Sound System), WSS-SB emulation in Win9x
Drivers: ftp://ftp.axiz.com/PCCards/newmedia/sound%20g … orts/wavjammer/

-Newmedia Sound/SCSI2
Identical to the Wavjammer with SCSI 2 capability
Drivers: ftp://ftp.axiz.com/PCCards/newmedia/sound%20g … oast%20&%20jam/

-Panasonic Sound Card CF-VEW211
Yamaha OPL3
OPL2/OPL3 FM in DOS + digital audio in Win3.x/Win9x
Drivers: http://lorezan.free.fr/pcmcia/panasonic/cfvew211.rar
DOS enabler: http://www.ss.iij4u.or.jp/~riki/panas13.lzh

-Panasonic Sound Card Pro CF-VEW212
Yamaha OPL4
OPL2/OPL3 FM in DOS + digital audio in Win3.x
OPL4 + digital audio in Win9x
Drivers: http://lorezan.free.fr/pcmcia/panasonic/cfvew212.rar
DOS enabler: http://www.ss.iij4u.or.jp/~riki/panas13.lzh

Both Panasonic cards have a special option I haven't seen anywhere else, it can output the FM( DOS) or FM+DA (Win9x) generated by the card using the PC speaker, yes you read that correctly!
The card doesn't even need the breakout box plugged in for this, so you can enjoy playing Doom using Adlib music and PC Speaker digital audio outputed at the same time on the poor PC Speaker, even on systems that don't have an integrated sound card and only a very basic system speaker, and it sounds quite good.

Also they don't suffer from the infamous OPL3 slowdown in the Descent sound setup.

-TDK Music card 8000
EMU8000, 2MB wavetable sample ROM, 512KB RAM
General MIDI in DOS/Win3.x/Win95
Its breakout box has a S/PDIF output, MIDI IN/OUT and analog IN/OUT.
Drivers for Win95: http://web.archive.org/web/20060512034948/htt … 01/bda01020.htm
Product website: http://web.archive.org/web/19991009105447/htt … 01/bda61000.htm
FAQ: http://web.archive.org/web/19980625005458/htt … 01/cab14000.htm

-TDK Digital Music Card 9000
EMU8000, 4MB wavetable sample ROM, 2MB RAM
General Midi and MPU-401 in Win9x
No DOS support at all, not even in Win9x DOS mode.
Drivers & utilities: http://web.archive.org/web/20051121005831/htt … 01/bda01010.htm
Product website: http://web.archive.org/web/19990922002740/htt … 01/bda80000.htm
FAQ: http://web.archive.org/web/19980625005458/htt … 01/cab14000.htm

Have a look at the extended DMC-9000 control panel:
http://lorezan.free.fr/pcmcia/TDK_DMC9000/TDK … rol%20panel.jpg

I'll make some recordings of the better cards, including the Panasonic Inside Speaker option, the OPL4 FM and the TDK playing midi music.

Here's a list of the 16-bit cards I don't own:
-Media Vision Pro Audio PCMCIA
-Turtle Beach Audio Advantage PCMCIA
-VisionTek Business Audio Card (same the Turtle Beach AA)
-Apex Data Audio Express
-I/O Magic Tempo
-EMU 8710 (same as the TDK MC8000)
-EMU 8710SP (same as the TDK DMC-9000)
-Argosy PCMCIA (same as the EXP Soundnote)
-MediaMagic PCMCIA sound card
-DSP Solutions PORT.ABLE Sound PCMCIA
-New Media GameJammer
-A-B Soft AB Sound (same as the Fujitsu/Eiger Media cards)
-Yamaha PCC10XG
-Digigram PCXPocket & VXPocket series (the PCXPocket series have DOS drivers)
-Ratoc REX-5571 (REX-5570 + joystick port)
-Ratoc REX-5572 (REX-5571 + SCSI, no MIDI IN/THRU/OUT)
-Panasonic CF-JSC101 (Sound/SCSI)
-Panasonic KXL-C101 (Sound/SCSI)
-Panasonic KXL-D20/DN20 (Sound/CDrom)
-Logitec LPM-SU100 (same as the Panasonic CF-VEW212)
-Logitec LPM-SCSU

The next two cards are joystick controllers that can be used as a MIDI interface with the usual DB15 to 5-pin cables:
-I/O DATA PCJOY2
-New Media Mobile Gamer

There are some parallel port devices wich could be interesting, but beyond the scope of this thread:
-DSP Solutions PORT.ABLE Sound Plus
-Logitech AudioMan
-Media Vision Audioport

Hallo!

do you own all of these cards? If yes, you are the only that might help me to build a cable for my Newmedia Sound/SCSI2

Reply 314 of 446, by Cloudschatze

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Bondi wrote on 2021-01-26, 06:23:

I've put together this chart with all information about all known PCMCIA (16 bit) sound cards and game port cards.

The Media Vision PCMCIA sound card also provides MPU-401 (UART-mode) compatibility in DOS, for what it's worth.

Reply 315 of 446, by Bondi

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Cloudschatze wrote on 2021-01-28, 19:23:
Bondi wrote on 2021-01-26, 06:23:

I've put together this chart with all information about all known PCMCIA (16 bit) sound cards and game port cards.

The Media Vision PCMCIA sound card also provides MPU-401 (UART-mode) compatibility in DOS, for what it's worth.

Thanks, noted.

PCMCIA Sound Cards chart

Reply 316 of 446, by lolo799

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melo wrote on 2021-01-28, 14:38:

Hallo!

do you own all of these cards? If yes, you are the only that might help me to build a cable for my Newmedia Sound/SCSI2

I did own all of them, but I sold the New Media Sound/Scsi2 years ago...

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Reply 317 of 446, by melo

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lolo799 wrote on 2021-01-29, 16:55:
melo wrote on 2021-01-28, 14:38:

Hallo!

do you own all of these cards? If yes, you are the only that might help me to build a cable for my Newmedia Sound/SCSI2

I did own all of them, but I sold the New Media Sound/Scsi2 years ago...

Ouch! You were my last hope 😁
Do you think it woths the effort to find a cable? I would like to use for DOS retrogaming.
Great collection anyway.

Reply 318 of 446, by lolo799

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melo wrote on 2021-01-29, 20:38:

Ouch! You were my last hope 😁
Do you think it woths the effort to find a cable? I would like to use for DOS retrogaming.
Great collection anyway.

I can look in my emails, if I can find who I sold it to, maybe you might get some info on the cable, no promise though.
It's one of the best cards for Pentium era games, many of them have direct support for that card, and it does SB emulation in Windows 9x.

I only have 4 cards left of all those, but thanks.

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Reply 319 of 446, by melo

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lolo799 wrote on 2021-01-29, 23:37:
I can look in my emails, if I can find who I sold it to, maybe you might get some info on the cable, no promise though. It's one […]
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melo wrote on 2021-01-29, 20:38:

Ouch! You were my last hope 😁
Do you think it woths the effort to find a cable? I would like to use for DOS retrogaming.
Great collection anyway.

I can look in my emails, if I can find who I sold it to, maybe you might get some info on the cable, no promise though.
It's one of the best cards for Pentium era games, many of them have direct support for that card, and it does SB emulation in Windows 9x.

I only have 4 cards left of all those, but thanks.

Would be great, thanks! Otherwise the only way I have is to open it and found the L - R channel. But I keep it as last hope, as they are rare to find.