I wants my Duke3D. I was able to turn the game port and CD-ROM connector off easily and configure the wavetable header to port This card is SB Pro compatible and sounds fantastic, very clean and crisp. This disclaimer is brought to you thanks to the BSA. Also the game had some minor SFX issues on that particular codec. Users browsing this forum: I forget which one it was.

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I believe it has more channels than the real thing, which the Windows MIDI driver can use for full 4-op sound.

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Board index All times are UTC. Return to General Old Hardware. I tried 3 of these things, a YMF,dss Also the wavetable header could not be configured to a useable port number this is done via jumpersthe lowest available was port !

I have an integrated ES soundcard in my Compaq. I wants my Duke3D.

Maybe after reading this thread I should consider activating it again Do you know the differences between ES and ES?

And as others have noted here there is a nasty pop when starting the PC, but these are minor complaints in my opinion. This card is SB Pro compatible and sounds fantastic, very clean and crisp. Dual Xeon X 4. Perhaps this is Windows only option via the generic WSS 2.

I forget which one it was. It seems to give popping noises on anything other than a Sound Blaster. The Wn98 header is also quite unusual, one of the 5V pins and the midi-out pin is used as digital audio input, which can be used only by certain ESS DBs.


The DOS mixer software turned me off those ess however, and some minor incompatibilities with older games. It insists on enabling WSS which is obviously not gonna work on 8-bit. Tyrian is a challenging one for clones.

The 71x can supposedly do that, however the setup program doesn’t know how. I do believe it’s not as compatible as the YMF, though. The DOS software — which can be found on Vogon Drivers — is bare bones but is easy to use and powerful.

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I haven’t had a chance to try any of the ISA AudioDrives but I’m looking forward to giving this baby a spin once it arrives. I was about to give up and 18669 the SB16 back in when I noticed this humble looking card, pulled from a junked Socket 7 machine at some time in the past and kept because it had a wavetable header: There is no material that is knowingly illegal here.

This card does several things right. I bought it new for a Pentium if I remember correctly. But try playing a shooter and shooting a few things, causing explosions etc and see if this card has that issue.

Also the game had some minor SFX issues on that particular codec. This site hosts no abandonware. Any chance you could give it a go with SoftMPU? EXE is likewise easy to use, and allowed me to set the MIDI and CD volumes both muted by defaultand the volume levels were perfect first time which is a rare thing in my experience. Each behaved slightly differently with regard to WSS resources and I only managed to get the YMF to behave consistently, but not without a struggle, and even then the mixer settings were so far out of whack that – as always – I yanked the card out and swore to never touch esss again.

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There is also an issue with the game port on this card, detailed in the linked thread above. There was a certain ESS card I tried and didn’t like because it could only play a couple of sounds at a time, or would play the first half of a sound and cut off the rest.

The ES datasheet http: The on board amp can be turned off easily via jumpers. It must have been late

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