Users browsing this forum: This site hosts no abandonware. PM me for more details. I select soundblaster for soundfx and some variation of midi for music. Google [Bot] , linkdex [Bot] , xjas and 8 guests. Return to General Old Hardware. In basically all DOS games since late you can choose “General Midi” as a music device which usually means the best possible quality of music.

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Includes more than 80 soundcards and a growing Wavetable Recording section with more than recordings. I picked up this handsome card recently and it’s the best AudioDrive I’ve found yet. General Midi uses real instrument samples for a much more realistic appeal of music while FM music uses different types of waveforms to imitate instruments.

One could find out in the ES datasheet wheter FM data can still be send outside of it, or not. Was a great card back in the day, excellent value and the compatibility was amazing.

Whats missing in your collections? Google [Bot]linkdex [Bot]xjas and 8 guests. I like the mixer tool, it works great and makes it easy to create a simple batch file to get the card going. Very old games might not have a sound setup and default to basic values. Basically it is divided into two sections: This site hosts no abandonware.


Stereo wavetable output is reversed, which is a bit of a bummer, but otherwise I haven’t found anything negative. It’s a highly integrated device which combines basically all its features in one single chip. Thanks for your help. But SB Pro emulation play only 8bit sound, not 16bit.

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PM me for more details. There is no material that is knowingly illegal here. That would add the “General Midi”-standard to the card, a different method of music rendition for old games. It’s using the ESF chipset, the specs of which can be found here: My question is why do i have to select two different devices why cant i select soundblaster for both?

Yes this has been my experience, the ‘ESS AudioDrive’ option in most games I’ve tried will only work with a or based card. This disclaimer is brought to you thanks to the BSA. I have never seen a soundcard that had an internal FM clone available, but that used a separate OPL3 regardless. Also why do i just have to try them all to hope i get the right one for music is there something more to it is there a way of knowing which particular one is meant for my device?


Board index All times are UTC. This disclaimer is brought to you thanks to the BSA. Many my friends have cheap cards with ES or ? In many newer games there is direct “ESS Audiodrive” support available which you can choose as an alternative to the options above.

I have a old p3 Compaq im running windows 98 on and i have a es audio drive installed. Maybe explains why it’s not working? Return to General Old Hardware.

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Board index All times are UTC. The music part is defaulted to address h. All hail the Great Capacitor Brand Finder.

I select soundblaster for soundfx and some variation of midi for music. Yes, and what’s the problem with that? For very old games it is often wise to change the IRQ from 5 to 7, otherwise you ez1869f hear any sound effects.