ISA SB LOOOVE

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  1. Zarathustra

    Zarathustra Elite Bastard

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    I've been a nostalgia box recently so I can play old Glide games and play demos from the early 90s. I've already discussed here how I obtained an Quantum3D Obsidien2 X-24 for the Glide part. What I have been tackling most recently has been sound in straight DOS. The $7 C-Media soundcard had DOS drivers but for the life of me I couldn't get anything to recognize it. I then swapped in a SB Live! Platinum (sans Live!Drive), found 3rd party SB16 emulation drivers and got DOS games like Duke3D to work just fine. But the demos still wouldn't use it. So I went rummaging through a friend's spare parts room and came across this:

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    Ahhh the greatest of all ISA soundcards, the SB AWE32, complete with WaveBlaster header and SIMM slots. There is definitely something cool about a soundcard that has a IDE controller builtin :) Well after digging around to find proper DOS drivers, this thing works like a dream. Hell it even has the same sound quality in Win98SE playing through the box's $3 USB speakers as the Live! hehe. Now I'm going to look for more 30pin SIMMs for this thing, 8meg just isn't enough if I plan to use it more ;)
     
  2. DaSnIpE

    DaSnIpE Driverage Snipe

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    I got one of those lying around somewhere, lol, have fun with yours.
     
  3. Necrosis

    Necrosis Well-Known Member

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    It sure brings back some memories, I haven't seen one of those in ages!
     
  4. Zarathustra

    Zarathustra Elite Bastard

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    RH 7.3 doesn't auto detect it....damn non-PnP. Heh gotta find Linux drivers now :)
     
  5. digitalwanderer

    digitalwanderer Colour Commentator

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    Heh-heh-heh...

    ..you'se gonna have the fastest old box around!

    That sounds like a fun project, hmmmm......
     

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