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Gravis Ultrasound card on ebay

 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2003 10:26 am     Post subject: Gravis Ultrasound card on ebay Reply with quote

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If your canadian this is a great retro gaming card

(no its not my auction)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2003 4:09 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there anything special concerning the Gravis name? Does it have specific advantages for Gravis game pads (for example)?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2003 9:23 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

The only thin special about it is that it does a decent mt-32 emulation, has decent wavetable set used by alot of early games and alot of demo's and the digital effects are great for its time.

If your playing your games in emulation mode or dont really care about how the sound and music was supposed to sound in the game then move along, nothing to see here.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2003 4:48 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

works well with gta on my dos box.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 5:14 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoa, yeah Johpower!. Some games were designed to take advantage of the Gravis Ultrasound sound card. Also, some game companies promoted the Gravis (try Zone 66's help file, page 11 of 10).

Strangely enough, I never heard of anyone I know actually owning or using one. The Gravis Ultrasound was HYPE HYPE HYPE throughout the 90s!!! I s'pose it was a cool sound card.

As for the Gravis joystick, I guess it just happened to be two unrelated products from the same company.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 5:33 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

The ultrasound had maybe 2-3 great years where people wrote drivers for it in their games. Doom has nice ultrasound support. For general midi the ultrasound was pretty good, so good that most demo's from sceeners used it as soundcards of choice. What killed it off was cdrom based games thats used digital audio for music.. nobody uses midi for games anymore.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 6:00 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Kinda like a one-hit wonder.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 6:42 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Anonymous wrote:
Kinda like a one-hit wonder.
Quite a few games supported it natively, and it has soundblaster pro and mt-32 emulation.

I have 2 (ultrasound max, and the ultrasound PnP) and they get used for some games and sound great.
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