i don't recommend creative SB pci cards for use in DOS. it's great in windows 
and linux, but it is a pain to setup in dos. if you already have it, then go 
for it. here are two websites to help you setup your SBPCI:


if you have to buy an old soundcard, buy ESS audiodrives (solo, maestro, 
allegro) series. you only need two lines to load the driver: one each for 
config.sys and autoexec.bat. you can put both in a batchfile if you use 
devload.com to load the .sys driver.

some motherboards come with onboard VIA ac97 audio with SBpro emulation, get 

--- On Wed, 2/4/09, Santiago Almenara <almen...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for all your answers.
> >From all your mail, I understood this:
>    - There is not such thing as "VESA audio"
>    - SoundBlasters, especially SB16, are the common
> "de facto" for DOS
>    system (I used to have an ISA one, so I won't be
> able to use it anymore,
>    besides I think my parents threw away my 1995 computer
> after I moved).
>    - Right now, there is not emulation software for it.
> (VDMsound is for
>    windows).


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