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AC'97 and DOS

 
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jmc
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 8:41 am     Post subject: AC'97 and DOS Reply with quote

Many old DOS games I have can use the Soundblaster card. My new computer has the Intel AC'97 sound chip. Is there a way to emulate Soundblaster under DOS 6.22?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 4:17 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I never heard of this "AC'97" sound chip, but my motherboard's chip is an ancient AMIBIOS (i think its old enough to be ancient) and I run a SoundBlaster 16 on my old piece of DOS equipment, but its running Win95 and it runs some games perfectly but some don't have sound on them due to crappy Windows problems interfering. Good specs u got. And I suggest you install a driver for it to be detected by DOS and your Windows (or wtf are u running).
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 10:47 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

my K8V DLX SE board even uses AC'97... where have you been? Laughing

-Richard-
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kev
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 6:18 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Same problem, I have this intel AC'97 integrated sound and extreme graphics video pci video card...none of the old dos games run on them with my XP!! : Crying Anybody got a solution ....???
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 9:27 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

get a PCI soundcard? Just a suggestion... it may work.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2004 1:00 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

kev wrote:
Same problem, I have this intel AC'97 integrated sound and extreme graphics video pci video card...none of the old dos games run on them with my XP!! : Crying Anybody got a solution ....???


VDMSound? DOSBox?
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Abystar
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2004 8:24 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

my VDMSound work but the music seem to slow
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 11:54 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, basically you combine:

* An operating system that was never intended to support DOS games
* A sound card that was never intended to support DOS games
* A video card that was never intended to support DOS games.

Jesus guys, you should be thankful it works AT ALL. Malevolent
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jmc
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 12:33 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

We want to be able to play those fine old DOS games, now and in the future (I still have my 486 running since 1992 perfectly ok, but for how long?)

Of course there are problems when trying to run some DOS games from a Windows DOS session. The most important to solve are: 1) the lack of sound, and 2) some VGA intensive games are just too slow to be playable.
My first attempt was to create a partition on the 20 GB hard disk (250 MB, with Partition Magic) format it and install MS-DOS 6.22, and use a boot manager (OSL2000) to start "pure" DOS. Now I can run any DOS game without video problems (on a Matrox G550 graphics card), but I have no sound (DOS is too old to recognize the integrated sound chip Intel AC'97).
I have also tried Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 on Windows 2000. I get the sound, but games run slower than molasses.

Any suggestion from you, Experienced Members?

So, I rephrase my original question: is there a piece of software able to fool DOS to think that the computer has a SoundBlaster installed? If there is, let me know, please, please, please.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 5:01 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Add a PCI soundcard, prefferably an older one. You should make sure that there are DOS drivers available - www.soundcard-drivers.com
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 3:26 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

WHY DO YOU BUMP DEAD TOPICS FROM OVER HALF A YEAR BACK?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 1:13 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, but no need to SCREAM about it.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 7:41 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

It is indeed an old topic,but there is some info that can be useful:
There are drivers aviable to get sound from AC97 in dos AND linux.
VIAUDIO.COM and VIAFMTSR.COM,
They can be get be:
http://www.driverguide.com
or others,just google them.
The full filename is viaudio120a.zip(or so..)
Cool
The info seems relevant regarding the 'viewcount' (875 now).
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