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Cannot use DukeNukem 3D! Audio troubles

Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 5:43 pm
by fabiobol
I have a Super-dos machine:

AST Bravo LC/66D, with cpu changed, i486DX4/100 MHz, 48 MB EDO RAM, 4 GB HDD, video Cirrus integrated (1 MB) and Sound Blaster 16 Value (non PnP). I also have modem, which gives me the possibility to surf the web with Windows 95.

I tried to use Duke Nukem 3D... the game runs quite well at 320x200, but if I set the audio ON, it gives me an error message that speaks about an audio IRQ conflict.
I tried putting in Windows 98 (not too slow) but the problem was not solved. So I went back to 95. What can I do? I also upgraded the audio drivers, without success.

Again, what video card shoul I use to go fast with dos games? At the moment I have a Cirrus Logic Chip integrated in the AST motherboard. Games like Big Red Racing run quite slow. A Tseng or a trident Vesa local bus would be better than the cirrus chip?

Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:27 am
by 486 player
Select other settings in Setup and autoexec.bat. If thou've an printer, unplug it. Maybe modem too uses same IRQ.

To these slow games, yeah, VESA is better.

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 8:01 am
by Ro@m
try setting your sound card on Sound Blaster,and IRQ on autodetect,and setting your music to midi.

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 8:47 am
by fabiobol
This evening I will try it. My TSENG ET4000AX is better than an integrated Cirrus Logic?

Both of them have 1 MB of video memory... The Cirrus can use 16-bit colour but the Tseng doesn't go over 256 colours. Is there any way to make true color working?

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 9:51 pm
by franpa
i am thinking that the nvidia tnt 2 was the first true 32bit graphics card... this had 32mb of ram i think and would make it seem like no you can't set the 1mb video card to use 32bit colour.

Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 12:27 am
by fabiobol
I used 32-bit colour with a Maxtrox G200 with 8 MB of memory.
I used 16-bit colour also with a S3 Trio64V+ with 1 MB of memory without any problems.
So in my opinion it is'n possible that i cannot set my ET4000 at least at 65000 colours.

Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 5:00 am
by franpa
good thing i didnt state what i said as tho it was fact. (and didnt realize that such old cards could do 32bit)