The card I ended up going with largely for for the reason of having one in easy reach was the Creative AWE Compaq Presario October 21, — The PSU also seems to be a propitiatory design. DRV If you choose to update your Windows drivers: Change to your Sound Blaster directory. Here are those same drives with Interfaces up so we can see the difference. This is the aspect of DOS that tends to get new users.

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Change to your Sound Blaster directory. All memory after 1: It was technically playable but not a great experience. Generally you want to have your hard drive set as master and your CD-rom drive set as slave. At this point I will point out that like the mouse driver there are smaller alternatives.

One of the best is MDGx Max Speed which is an awesome site but slightly disorganized as well as confusing and can be overwhelming for users new to the DOS environment. We refer to this as the “Sound Directory”. Follow the program’s instructions to complete the installation.

Creative AWE64 ISA (CT4520) Sound Card

The first thing it will ask you is if you plan on playing games that use EMS memory. Fri Oct 31, 3: Some cards require being initialized as hard drive mode as well.


Now to take a look sos how this PC performed for me once all put together. This is the Video card I had lying around to replace the Trio64V2.

Don’t eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler. There may be a forth disk with optional extras and tools.

Here are those same drives with Interfaces up so we can see the difference. Read also FAQ from main site. Sound card drivers should be out there as well.

Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Without it, your audio card will not be able to support the hardware audio compression and other additional software like Text-to-Speech offered by Creative separately.

The installation will detect the Audio card used and will not extract that file if it is not ct4502 for the correct Audio card.

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My testing with programs like Topbench has shown when the internal cache is vt4520 in BIOS on the 1. I never use cable select.

There is no material that is knowingly illegal here. Personally I stick to more tried and true conventional drives in my systems but I will use CF drives in lesser used or special purpose systems.


Unless its the only thing you have around I would not recommend using one. Compaq Presario October 21, — This card is well supported and has both external and internal 68 pin connectors as well as an internal 50 pin connector. Once installation is complete remove all floppies from the disk drive and restart. BAT file to disable that. Creative External Sound Cards. The case design is actually pretty convenient except for the screwdriver length issue.

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Evelynn Star Lynn talks about video games, records and books After hitting F1 and booting into DOS everything works fine except I cant get the on-board sound or video running.

Random mutterings on retro computing, old technology, some new, plus radio controlled scale modelling. CT – SB 1. Was that analogy really necessary?