This site hosts no abandonware. 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. And as others have noted here there is a nasty pop when starting the PC, but these are minor complaints in my opinion. Also the wavetable header could not be configured to a useable port number this is done via jumpers , the lowest available was port ! I dug through my box of sound cards looking for a replacement and tried an:
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It seems to give popping noises on anything other than a Sound Blaster. The 71x can supposedly do that, however the setup program doesn’t know how. Does it work in an 8-bit slot? Each behaved slightly differently with regard to WSS resources and I only managed to get the YMF to behave audikdrive, 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 one again.
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There is also an issue with the game port on this card, detailed in the linked aydiodrive above. It’s an international shipment so I’m still waiting: Also the wavetable header could not be configured to a useable port number this is done via jumpersthe lowest available was port ! It must have been late The on board amp can be turned off easily via jumpers. Also the game had some minor SFX issues on that particular codec.
But try playing a shooter and shooting a few things, causing explosions etc and see if this card has that issue. I do believe it’s not as compatible as the YMF, though.
I was able to turn the game port and CD-ROM connector off easily and configure the wavetable header to port 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 ezs a rare thing in my experience. I bought it new for a Pentium if I remember correctly.
Board index All times are UTC. The DOS software — which can be found on Vogon Drivers — is bare bones but is easy to use and powerful.
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Maybe after reading this thread I should consider activating it again Do you know the differences between ES and ES? I wants my Duke3D. This site hosts no audiodtive. And as others have noted here there is a nasty pop when starting the PC, but these are minor complaints in my opinion.
The DOS mixer software turned me off those cards however, and some minor incompatibilities with older games. I forget which one it was. Setup was easy enough and the Sound Blaster Pro compatibility seemed to be good, but it sounded like my speakers had been immersed in water.
Perhaps this is Windows only option via the audiodrivw WSS 2. I have an integrated ES soundcard in my Compaq. There is no material that is knowingly illegal here. Dual Xeon X 4. It insists on enabling WSS which is obviously not gonna work on 8-bit. This card is SB Pro compatible and sounds fantastic, very clean and crisp.
This card does several things right. I tried 3 of these things, a YMF,and 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.
There was a certain ESS card I tried and didn’t like because it could only play a couple of sounds at a audioxrive, or would play the first half of a sound and cut off the rest. The ES datasheet http: