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Reply 341 of 368, by bjwil1991

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Are the PCMCIA controller drivers loaded as well? My CD-ROM drive didn't get detected unless all 3 PCMCIA drivers were loaded then it detects the drive.

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Reply 342 of 368, by yyzkevin

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That card matrix is amazing thank you for putting it together! All of these cards are so hard to find. I have specifically been looking for that IBM 3D Sound or the SoundCanvas SCP-55 for a little while now, talk about rare.

Reply 343 of 368, by Bondi

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2021-02-09, 02:17:

Are the PCMCIA controller drivers loaded as well? My CD-ROM drive didn't get detected unless all 3 PCMCIA drivers were loaded then it detects the drive.

Yes, I tried all 3 drivers (CS, SS and resource map utility).

yyzkevin wrote on 2021-02-09, 04:55:

That card matrix is amazing thank you for putting it together! All of these cards are so hard to find. I have specifically been looking for that IBM 3D Sound or the SoundCanvas SCP-55 for a little while now, talk about rare.

IBM card is indeed almost impossibe to find. But SCP-55 pops up once in a while on japaneese Yahoo auctions.

Reply 344 of 368, by Bondi

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lolo799 wrote on 2021-02-08, 12:35:

That is weird, I had that exact card without the cdrom drive and sound was working fine with the S16 drivers.

It eventually worked without the CD unit with the original driver. I just should not have removed the switches of the driver related to cd-rom in config.sys.

As for the S16 drivers, I did some hex editing and changed the name of the card, just out of curiosuty. And it started to load normally and detected the card. But still produced no sound...

Reply 345 of 368, by lolo799

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Bondi wrote on 2021-02-11, 12:38:

It eventually worked without the CD unit with the original driver. I just should not have removed the switches of the driver related to cd-rom in config.sys.

As for the S16 drivers, I did some hex editing and changed the name of the card, just out of curiosuty. And it started to load normally and detected the card. But still produced no sound...

Or maybe my memory of using the S16 drivers is bad...maybe that was in Windows 9x...

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Reply 346 of 368, by yyzkevin

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On the topic of PCMCIA audio, has anybody ever seen the connector used in the Roland SCP-55 on any other product? I was hoping to find another cable I can salvage the connector off or search for new old stock connectors. I have other types from hirose etc but nothing quite like this. I want to make a cable that has the 3.5mm output but also the 3.5mm input, without needing the full MCB-3

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Reply 347 of 368, by radiance32

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yyzkevin wrote on 2021-02-14, 20:17:
On the topic of PCMCIA audio, has anybody ever seen the connector used in the Roland SCP-55 on any other product? I was hoping […]
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On the topic of PCMCIA audio, has anybody ever seen the connector used in the Roland SCP-55 on any other product? I was hoping to find another cable I can salvage the connector off or search for new old stock connectors. I have other types from hirose etc but nothing quite like this. I want to make a cable that has the 3.5mm output but also the 3.5mm input, without needing the full MCB-3

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Nope, i haven't seen one of those, and i'm pretty sure it's probably some unique/proprietary connector... but I may be wrong...
Maybe count the number of pins and search for "24 pin honda connector " or "24pin PCMCIA card connector" or equiv.
I think they are called honda connectors, but I'm not %100 sure...

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Reply 348 of 368, by Stiletto

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Moved all HP Palmtop discussion (and its related sidebar discussion) to *The DOS HP Palmtop discussion topic for users of HP 95LX, 100LX, 200LX and 1000CX Palmtops* and cleaned up.

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Reply 349 of 368, by Bondi

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This is how one could add a game port to the EXP CD-ROM Soundnote combo. A little adapter box, that is attached to the CD unit.

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Reply 350 of 368, by mt777

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Which one Wavjammer is better? 😀
The dongle from the right side is slightly better made I think. Product number (of dongle) is lower.

I will have for exchange the one card if someone will need it.

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Reply 351 of 368, by lolo799

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mt777 wrote on 2021-03-14, 12:32:

Which one Wavjammer is better? 😀
The dongle from the right side is slightly better made I think. Product number (of dongle) is lower.

I will have for exchange the one card if someone will need it.

One of them is maybe compatible with Windows NT 4.0.

Excerpt from the latest drivers:
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1. How to check the version of your .WAVjammer
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The .WAVjammer drivers for Windows NT work only with Revision F of the
.WAVjammer. To find out the revision of your .WAVjammer:

A. Boot your system with the .WAVjammer already inserted.

B. Copy PCMCMD.EXE from the Windows NT Workstation CD-ROM Disk to your
hard disk. PCMCMD.EXE is located in the \SUPPORT\DEBUG\I386 directory.

C. From the Windows NT command prompt, type:

PCMCMD > PCCARD.TXT

D. Using a text editor like Notepad, view PCCARD.TXT

E. Scroll down in PCCARD.TXT until you see the information related to the
CISTPL_VERS_1 Tuple. An example is shown below:

< Begin excerpt from sample PCCARD.TXT >
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Tuple Code CISTPL_VERS_1 15 - Link 24:
4 1 4e 65 77 20 4d 65 64 69 61 20 43 6f 72 70
6f 72 61 74 69 6f 6e 0 2e 57 41 56 6a 61 6d 6d
65 72 0 ff
Manufacturer: New Media Corporation
Product Name: .WAVjammer
CRC: 4cd1
Product Info: ff 20 5 57
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< End excerpt from sample PCCARD.TXT >

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* For a Rev F .WAVjammer, the CRC should be 4CD1. If the CRC is not 4CD1, *
* the .WAVjammer is not a Rev F .WAVjammer, and will not work with Windows NT. *
********************************************************************************

The card I owned years ago had a different sticker:

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Reply 352 of 368, by digger

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mt777 wrote on 2021-03-14, 12:32:

Which one Wavjammer is better? 😀
The dongle from the right side is slightly better made I think. Product number (of dongle) is lower.

I will have for exchange the one card if someone will need it.

Oh wow, you have two of them, and you're willing to part with one? 🙂

I hope someone here who's tech-savvy enough could use one of these specimens to clone it. The cool thing about the Wavjammer is that it has native support in some (later) DOS games.

Anybody?

Reply 356 of 368, by Bondi

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yyzkevin wrote on 2021-03-26, 22:28:
Bondi wrote on 2021-03-26, 20:38:

Another incarnation of IBM 16 bit Sound Adapter. Just Audio...
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does this also feature sound blaster support in dos?

No, this card does not even support Adlib sound. It works only withit's own player in DOS and as is WSS compatible in Windows.
It's been sold under many different brands, just found another one.

Reply 357 of 368, by bjwil1991

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Has anyone had success of getting the EXP CD-ROM + SoundNote to work through the line-out of the CD-ROM for the SoundNote itself? Mine didn't come with the speakers and I'm not sure if the sound gets directed through the CD-ROM drive or if it requires the speakers to work.

On top of that, I cannot find the exact speakers either and they are like unicorns: hard to find.

This is on my Pain in the NEC Versa M/75 that has only the Windows Sound Source.

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Reply 358 of 368, by Bondi

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Found another PCMCIA joystick card. It's Sanwa JY-PCM3. https://www.sanwa.co.jp/product/syohin.asp?code=JY-PCM3
Looks like that it's a clone of Computer Technica Inc. JSC-1 card.
The drivers are for W9x., but they include also DOS enablers. As for MIDI support - there is a switch in one of the enablers for MIDI base address and IRQ, but I'm not sure if it works in DOS.

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Reply 359 of 368, by yyzkevin

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Inside of the Roland MCB-3 for the SCP-55

I am still looking for a compatible connector but I have pretty much run out of ideas.

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