And as others have noted here there is a nasty pop when starting the PC, but these are minor complaints in my opinion. I bought it new for a Pentium if I remember correctly. Does it work in an 8-bit slot? The 71x can supposedly do that, however the setup program doesn’t know how. Also the wavetable header could not be configured to a useable port number this is done via jumpers , the lowest available was port ! Dual Xeon X 4.
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EXE is likewise easy to use, and allowed me to set the MIDI and CD volumes both muted by defaultand the volume levels were perfect first time which is a rare thing in my experience. Perhaps this is Windows only option via the generic WSS 2. Es8169f is also an issue with the game port on this card, detailed in the linked thread above.
VOGONS • View topic – ESS AudioDrive (ES) – a surprisingly good ISA sound card
This card is SB Pro compatible and sounds fantastic, very clean and crisp. Dual Xeon X 4. I was about to se1869f up and put the SB16 back in when I noticed this humble looking card, pulled from a junked Socket 7 machine at some time in the past and kept because it had a wavetable header: There is no material that is knowingly illegal here.
Also the wavetable header could not be configured to a useable port number this is done via jumpersthe lowest available was port ! But try playing a shooter and shooting a few things, causing explosions etc and see if this card has that issue.
Compaq Premier Sound ESS AudioDrive Es1869 ISA Sound Card ES1869F X071
I believe it has more channels than the real thing, which the Windows MIDI driver can use for full 4-op sound. Users browsing this forum: I forget which one it was.
The 71x can supposedly do that, however the setup program doesn’t know how. Voodoo2s aren’t mhz stock Geforce isn’t released as a beta on New Years ’99 under the Quadro brand DOS gaming isn’t a bilinear x The on board amp can be turned off easily via jumpers. Then again Wolf3D does this even on a SB.
The Es1869t header is also quite unusual, one of the 5V pins and the midi-out pin is used as digital audio input, which can be used only by certain ESS DBs. And as others have noted here there is a nasty pop when starting the PC, but these are minor complaints in my opinion. This card does several things right.
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This disclaimer is brought to you thanks to the BSA. The ES datasheet http: This site hosts no abandonware. I wants my Duke3D. I was able to turn the game port and CD-ROM connector off easily and configure the wavetable header to port Each behaved slightly fs1869f with regard to WSS resources and I only managed to get the YMF to behave consistently, but not without a struggle, and es1869c then es1869 mixer settings were so far out of whack that – as always – I yanked the card out and swore to never touch one again.
It’s an international shipment so I’m still waiting: Return to General Old Hardware. Setup was easy enough and the Sound Blaster Pro compatibility seemed to be good, but it sounded like my speakers had been immersed in water. There was a certain Es186f card I tried and didn’t like because it could only play a couple of sounds at a time, or would play the first half of a sound and cut off the rest.
It seems to give popping noises on anything other than a Sound Blaster. I haven’t had a chance to try any of the ISA AudioDrives but I’m looking forward to giving this baby a spin once it arrives. I bought it new for a Pentium if I remember correctly. I tried 3 of these things, a YMF,and Any chance you could give it a go with SoftMPU?
I have an integrated ES soundcard in my Compaq. Reply with quote Re: The DOS mixer software turned me off those cards however, and some minor incompatibilities with ds1869f games.