[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
Yes, that was a rather stupid question about win drivers for DOS.
And is there any tip for a 100% DOS compatible PCI sound card? I mean no
drivers, etc needed?
Thanks in advance!
There is no such thing as a "DOS compatible" sound card, because DOS
does not support sound cards. DOS applications include their own
routines or use a library such as MIDAS or DIGIPAK to drive a sound
card. What you probably want is a PCI card that is hardware compatible
with a SoundBlaster, so that DOS applications which have been written to
drive such a card can function. I don't know much about PCI sound
cards, so I'm not sure whether there are any which are completely
hardware compatible with the SoundBlaster (thus not requiring any
software to achieve compatibility with applications written to drive an SB).
With a more modern OS such as Linux or Windows, a kernel driver is
responsible for driving the sound card. This way, applications can use
a standard interface rather than having to support every possible type
of audio hardware. This avoids the problem seen on DOS where the
hardware changes (audio integrated on modern motherboards, which no
longer include ISA slots), leaving applications to run in silence
because they only support old audio hardware.
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