Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS Sound

2009-02-05 Thread Michael Reichenbach
pcdos2k schrieb:
 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.

Only the setup is a pain? Rest ok?

 if you already have it, then go for it. here are two websites to help you 
 setup your SBPCI:
 
 http://easymamecab.mameworld.net/html/snddosdr.htm
 http://easymamecab.mameworld.net/html/sndhelp.htm
 
 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 
 that.
 
 
 
 --- 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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Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS Sound

2009-02-05 Thread Christian Masloch
 Also, I've not tried looking at the source, but I see no reason why
 the ac97 drivers from linux couldn't be ported back to dos as a
 general sound driver, just add sb-compatible calls to it, and you
 should be all set.

The problem is that there aren't just some SB calls used by DOS games. A  
DOS sound driver would have to intercept some ports provided by real SB  
cards. This requires either a EMM or full protected mode management inside  
the driver. (I guess using the EMM is less work.)

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Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS Sound

2009-02-04 Thread Santiago Almenara
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).

So I have three possibilities:

   1. Use VMware or Dosbox.
   2. Buy an old SoundBlaster 16 PCI card.
   3. Start a project to make my card work under FreeDOS/MS-DOS.

1. I don't want to use emulation software. I want real 16-bit DOS. That's
why I started the thread in the first place.. Actually, it is working very
well with my old software. The only problem is that I can't make sound work.

2. I've found in eBay some used SB16 PCI cards.  I think I will find the DOS
drivers almost everwhere, except for the Creative driver page. I am not
trying to make it work under WinXP or Vista. They'll be un-configured
there. Do you think they will work with my 3-year-old P4 system? Are old
PCI slots compatible with the new ones?

3. I was thinking that a new project would be very interesting. However, I
have neither enough technnical skills nor enough money to fund a new
project. I know some programming, though. I could (a) Adapt my sound card to
FreeDOS. (b) Create an ALSA DOS-wrapper to make to convert SB calls to sound
cards calls.

Approach (b) has this PROS:

   - Wrapper performance issues won't be a problem because today PC's should
   handle DOS programs very well.
   - ALSA's broader compatibility with sound cards. And they are always
   adding new cards too!
   - ALSA (how software communicate with a sound card) and DOSbox (how games
programs communicate with a SB card) are free so you can start a new
   project using source code of both of them.

I don't have much time or enough technnical knowledge right now. But I am
sure all the information I need is out there on the net!


Regards,

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Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS Sound

2009-02-04 Thread Michael Reichenbach
Santiago Almenara schrieb:
 Thanks for all your answers.
 
From all your mail, I understood this:
 
- There is not such thing as VESA audio

Unfortunately...

- 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).

There is some emulation software for PCI cards but it needs proprietary
hardware.

 So I have three possibilities:
 
1. Use VMware or Dosbox.

Or Bochs, Qemu, DOSEMu, many others...

2. Buy an old SoundBlaster 16 PCI card.

That would be a waste.

Rather buy SB Live (cheap and good) or Audigy (I should have purchased
this, I think it's even better and still works in DOS, but untested).

3. Start a project to make my card work under FreeDOS/MS-DOS.

Yeah, PLEASE DO IT!

 1. I don't want to use emulation software. I want real 16-bit DOS. That's
 why I started the thread in the first place.. Actually, it is working very
 well with my old software. The only problem is that I can't make sound work.

I also prefer this, works better then DOSBox.

 
 2. I've found in eBay some used SB16 PCI cards.  I think I will find the DOS
 drivers almost everwhere, except for the Creative driver page. I am not
 trying to make it work under WinXP or Vista. They'll be un-configured
 there. Do you think they will work with my 3-year-old P4 system? Are old
 PCI slots compatible with the new ones?

SBLive works well on XP, Vista untested. Probable the same for Audigy.

 3. I was thinking that a new project would be very interesting. However, I
 have neither enough technnical skills nor enough money to fund a new
 project. I know some programming, though. I could (a) Adapt my sound card to
 FreeDOS. (b) Create an ALSA DOS-wrapper to make to convert SB calls to sound
 cards calls.
 
 Approach (b) has this PROS:
 
- Wrapper performance issues won't be a problem because today PC's should
handle DOS programs very well.
- ALSA's broader compatibility with sound cards. And they are always
adding new cards too!
- ALSA (how software communicate with a sound card) and DOSbox (how games
 programs communicate with a SB card) are free so you can start a new
project using source code of both of them.

Yep.

 I don't have much time or enough technnical knowledge right now. But I am
 sure all the information I need is out there on the net!

It is and you can also ask here, seams Eric could theoretically write
such a thing.

 
 
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Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS Sound

2009-02-04 Thread Travis Siegel
I'm not sure exactly what you're hunting for, but I've got lots of old  
sound cards (as well as other hardware, modems, video cards, and so  
on) and would be more than willing to send you one for the cost of  
shipping.
They're all sitting in my work shop, and I don't have enough computers  
to put them in anyway.
Also, I've not tried looking at the source, but I see no reason why  
the ac97 drivers from linux couldn't be ported back to dos as a  
general sound driver, just add sb-compatible calls to it, and you  
should be all set.
I'm no assembly expert, I have minimal experience with drivers, but I  
have been coding for over 20 years, and generally, porting things is  
largely a process of compile, see what's broke, find out how to fix  
it, then repeat as necessary.

Of course, the devil is in the details.
How do you fix usb polling support on an os that has no usb support?
But, barring any unsurmountable hardware issues, software porting is  
not all that difficult, just very very time consuming, it takes a lot  
of research, until you get enough knowledge/feel for how things work  
that you can plow through it, and even then, sometimes after putting  
lots and lots of work into something you throw up your hands and toss  
it all out, because it just can't be made to work in the current  
constraints you're working under. But, given enough time, and  
knowledge, I don't think porting the ac97 driver from linux would be  
impossible.



On Feb 4, 2009, at 12:38 PM, Santiago Almenara 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).

So I have three possibilities:
Use VMware or Dosbox.
Buy an old SoundBlaster 16 PCI card.
Start a project to make my card work under FreeDOS/MS-DOS.
1. I don't want to use emulation software. I want real 16-bit DOS.  
That's why I started the thread in the first place.. Actually, it is  
working very well with my old software. The only problem is that I  
can't make sound work.


2. I've found in eBay some used SB16 PCI cards.  I think I will find  
the DOS drivers almost everwhere, except for the Creative driver  
page. I am not trying to make it work under WinXP or Vista. They'll  
be un-configured there. Do you think they will work with my 3-year- 
old P4 system? Are old PCI slots compatible with the new ones?


3. I was thinking that a new project would be very interesting.  
However, I have neither enough technnical skills nor enough money to  
fund a new project. I know some programming, though. I could (a)  
Adapt my sound card to FreeDOS. (b) Create an ALSA DOS-wrapper to  
make to convert SB calls to sound cards calls.


Approach (b) has this PROS:
Wrapper performance issues won't be a problem because today PC's  
should handle DOS programs very well.
ALSA's broader compatibility with sound cards. And they are always  
adding new cards too!
ALSA (how software communicate with a sound card) and DOSbox (how  
games  programs communicate with a SB card) are free so you can  
start a new project using source code of both of them.
I don't have much time or enough technnical knowledge right now. But  
I am sure all the information I need is out there on the net!



Regards,

Santiago

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Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS Sound

2009-02-02 Thread Michael Reichenbach
Alain M. schrieb:
 if you use VMware you will nedd another driver... VMware creates a 
 virtual machine and that means that everything is virtual. Including 
 that your virtual machine will allways be the same regardless of what 
 your real hw is, and will remain unchaged forever which is fery nice 
 when you upgrade your hw :)

He said he does not plan to use VMware.

 The driver is probably Creative SoundBlaster AudioPCI

The AudioPCI is seen by Windows and working but it's emulation is not as
good as this card would work together with the DOS driver.

You need to manually switch the sound card inside the configuration file
to sb16, search for it if interested.

But still... The SB16 support in VMware is very bad, you can not use it
for reliable sound output for existing applications.

-mr

 Alain
 
 Santiago Almenara escreveu:
 Hello!
  
 I am planning to install FreeDOS over a clean partition (not VMware, 
 VirtualPC or similar). I've already gotten the drivers for the mouse 
 and the CDROM.
  
 Is there any general driver for sound cards?
  
 My sound card is the Intel HDA. Is it possible to configure it under 
 FreeDOS ?
  
 Thanks,
  
 Santiago


 

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Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS Sound

2009-02-02 Thread Michael Reichenbach
Eric Auer schrieb:
 Hi!
 
 I am not using any kind of virtualization software for it.
 
 Okay so you use DOS in real hardware.
 
 Do you think this card is also compatible with the Intel HDA ???
 
 Depends. Modern mainboards use HDA or AC97 for sound.
 Only modern DOS software like MPXPLAY can use AC97,
 not sure whether any DOS software can use HDA. In any
 case, your old games have BUILT-IN drivers which you
 cannot replace. Either your soundcard is ISA SB16 or
 SBPro compatible or it is not. There is hope, though:
 
 In PCI soundcards which have it, Adlib / OPL3 / FM
 music will usually work. PCI Soundcards which try
 to be SB16 / SBPro compatible in hardware often only
 work on older mainboards (up to K6-2 or PentiumIII?)
 for DOS, on newer boards they turn into AC97ish-only.
 
 However, SBLive / SBPCI typically come with a driver
 which works like a small dosemu virtual computer: It
 lets DOS games use your real hardware, but if they
 try to access the soundcard, they are connected to a
 simulation which pretends being SB16 while the real
 sound is forwarded to the actually AC97 hardware of
 the real SBLive / SBPCI soundcard. Only works with
 games which are emm386 compatible. Luckily most are.



 There is also a driver called VSB Virtual SoundBlaster
 which tries to do the same simulation trick but free
 (not bundled to soundcards). It only does SB 1.0 afair
 and only works either without emm386 or with the QEMM
 variant of it yet. Also, it can only output sound to
 simple real hardware (printer port Covox, maybe also
 the internal PC beeper speaker).

You are over floating newbies with to many informations and by the way
this VSB thing is for a non-programmer useful for almost nothing.

 Still it would be a
 good starting point for generic virtual soundcards:

 Using code from dosemu, bochs, qemu, alsa-project etc,
 one could make VSB support SB16 / SBPro simulation as
 input and output to real AC97 / HDA. It could also be
 converted to be MS emm386 or free JEMM386 compatible.

That's a topic I summarized some time ago
http://www.unet.univie.ac.at/~a0503736/php/drdoswiki/index.php?n=Main.DevelSound

 That said, it would need helpers and/or money to be done.

I don't think it will even happen that *someone* from *outside* the
community will ever take this challenge.

Even if you post at some service auction site (rentacoder or whatever) I
highly doubt you can find anyone who is able to do it.

So by the way, what's YOUR price? :) After you told us we can think
about collecting the money. That's imho the only realistic approach.

 
 Eric



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Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS Sound

2009-02-02 Thread Eric Auer

Hi! Off-list reply from me:

Basically most of the information can be summarized by
giving the DevelSound and that other sound related URL
in the drdoswiki, so maybe you could post those along
with a summary of what can be found there in a mail to
this thread here? The summary because people might use
google to find sound-relevant mails in the list archive
and it would be good if they had a chance to be pointed
to those two wiki pages in their search results :-)

I agree that people who are not into dos will not
want to improve VSB for fun. On the other hand, there
was some effort to collect funds to make people like
Japheth, Tom, Georg, Arkady (just examples!) do it.
Honestly, I think it will always be a lot of work so
you will not be able to REALLY pay any coder...

You are right that I should at least try VSB once, as
even if it only works without emm386 and only with the
internal PC speaker it will still be more useable than
covox-only. Or does VSB already support PC speaker?

I also wonder whether it would be easier to start from
scratch by porting dosemu sound code into a JLM. It
would be interesting to hear from Japheth how well the
JLM interface is suited for simulating I/O port based,
ISA DMA accessible and IRQ generating devices... Maybe
you can somehow convince him to give an overview of
what and how is possible and what not. I mean that JLM
is a nice idea, but he never really advertizes it for
use by any programmer apart from himself it seems ;-)

Eric

PS: The dosemu-JLM approach would also start with PC
speaker for output if you ask me, but could port MPX-
PLAY or even Alsa drivers for hardware. Pity that I
have nothing which works with MPXPLAY right now :-!.

PPS: That said, MPXPLAY and Arachne are probably the
two most wished to be resurrected DOS projects now.




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Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS Sound

2009-02-02 Thread Michael Reichenbach
Eric Auer schrieb:
 Hi! Off-list reply from me:
 
 Basically most of the information can be summarized by
 giving the DevelSound and that other sound related URL
 in the drdoswiki, so maybe you could post those along
 with a summary of what can be found there in a mail to
 this thread here? The summary because people might use
 google to find sound-relevant mails in the list archive
 and it would be good if they had a chance to be pointed
 to those two wiki pages in their search results :-)

Sorry, I don't see what else should I write. The link is on the list and
the informations in the wiki. What else?

 I agree that people who are not into dos will not
 want to improve VSB for fun. On the other hand, there
 was some effort to collect funds to make people like
 Japheth, Tom, Georg, Arkady (just examples!) do it.

You mean the thread in bttr?

 Honestly, I think it will always be a lot of work so
 you will not be able to REALLY pay any coder...

Do you avoid the question of YOUR price?

 You are right that I should at least try VSB once,

hell,
YES!

 as
 even if it only works without emm386 and only with the
 internal PC speaker it will still be more useable than
 covox-only.
It was used in a time as not everyone could purchase a soundcard, but
today no one will use it.

 Or does VSB already support PC speaker?
Didn't work for me for anything.

 I also wonder whether it would be easier to start from
 scratch by porting dosemu sound code into a JLM.

or the DOSBox code...

Don't know which is better but I think it is the DOSBox one.

 It
 would be interesting to hear from Japheth how well the
 JLM interface is suited for simulating I/O port based,
 ISA DMA accessible and IRQ generating devices...

Why not mail him?

 Maybe
 you can somehow convince him to give an overview of
 what and how is possible and what not.

I don't know enough about the technical details, this means I am not
able to ask a questions with sense. The general knowledge is in the wiki.

 I mean that JLM
 is a nice idea, but he never really advertizes it for
 use by any programmer apart from himself it seems ;-)

Yeah, we need advertisers, advertisers, advertisers!!!
http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=HTkA9L2J2gY

Seriously, where and how he should advertise it?

 Eric
 
 PS: The dosemu-JLM approach would also start with PC
 speaker for output if you ask me, but could port MPX-
 PLAY or even Alsa drivers for hardware. Pity that I
 have nothing which works with MPXPLAY right now :-!.

 PPS: That said, MPXPLAY and Arachne are probably the
 two most wished to be resurrected DOS projects now.

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Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS Sound

2009-02-02 Thread Eric Auer

Hi,

 was some effort to collect funds to make people like
 Japheth, Tom, Georg, Arkady (just examples!) do it.

 You mean the thread in bttr?

Yes. And I mean please mention ALL URLs in ONE easy to
google in the list archive mail: DOS soundcard Wiki,
VSB ponderings Wiki, BTTR fundraising thread, (etc?) :-)

 Do you avoid the question of YOUR price?

Well, to have lots of time, I would probably stop
other work. Then you should assume 500-2500 Euros
per month depending on charity, mood, taxes, cost
of living, insurances etc. For doing it as a side
project next to real life and normal job, making
or modding VSB into JEMM386-AC97-HDA-SB16-coolish
is simply too much work, or maybe I am too lazy.

 You are right that I should at least try VSB once,
 hell, YES!

Have you tried it?

 internal PC speaker it will still be more useable than
 covox-only.

Based on the assumption: Speaker is better than no
sound at all and people are no longer techy enough
to build their own Covox...

 Or does VSB already support PC speaker?
 Didn't work for me for anything.

Did you try without emm386 and with real-mode games,
for example commander keen or something? What do the
VSB docs say about which features to expect in VSB?

 I also wonder whether it would be easier to start from
 scratch by porting dosemu sound code into a JLM.
 or the DOSBox code... [or Bochs or Qemu or...]

Depends on which one is easier to port IMHO. C would be good.

 would be interesting to hear from Japheth how well the
 JLM interface is suited for simulating I/O port based,
 ISA DMA accessible and IRQ generating devices...

 Why not mail him?

Feel free. Or just forward the snippet above :-)

 Seriously, where and how he should advertise it?

He could put some more docs on the JEMM386 homepage,
or maybe put existing JLMs along with some more docs
such as commented how X did Y snippets in a devel
kit download or something... Think of xcdrom32 etc?
Yet even xcdrom only uses, not simulates, IRQ/DMA.

 PPS: That said, MPXPLAY and Arachne are probably the
 two most wished to be resurrected DOS projects now.
 The sound project not?

Arachne and Mpxplay already do work on various hardware.
Arachne has issues with limited features, Mpxplay with
limited hardware support, but as you say, VSB is not in
use at all because it is much more limited than those.
So for practical reasons, continuing Arachne / Mpxplay
might make more people happy for less work than new VSB.

Eric





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Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS Sound

2009-02-02 Thread Michael Reichenbach
Eric Auer schrieb:
 Hi,
 
 was some effort to collect funds to make people like
 Japheth, Tom, Georg, Arkady (just examples!) do it.
 You mean the thread in bttr?
 
 Yes. And I mean please mention ALL URLs in ONE easy to
 google in the list archive mail: DOS soundcard Wiki,
 VSB ponderings Wiki, BTTR fundraising thread, (etc?) :-)

This 'easy to google' is easy said. It's already it's own 'sport'.

I am not convinced of the point of further improving this wiki site,
enough written down. As soon someone is seriously interested I am glad
to help, but until then it's a waste.

 Do you avoid the question of YOUR price?
 
 Well, to have lots of time, I would probably stop
 other work. Then you should assume 500-2500 Euros
 per month depending on charity, mood, taxes, cost
 of living, insurances etc. For doing it as a side
 project next to real life and normal job, making
 or modding VSB into JEMM386-AC97-HDA-SB16-coolish
 is simply too much work, or maybe I am too lazy.
 
 You are right that I should at least try VSB once,
 hell, YES!
 
 Have you tried it?

Yes.

 internal PC speaker it will still be more useable than
 covox-only.
 
 Based on the assumption: Speaker is better than no
 sound at all and people are no longer techy enough
 to build their own Covox...
 
 Or does VSB already support PC speaker?
 Didn't work for me for anything.
 
 Did you try without emm386 and with real-mode games,
 for example commander keen or something? What do the
 VSB docs say about which features to expect in VSB?

Yes, without emm386. It just freezes, guess my hardware is to new.

 I also wonder whether it would be easier to start from
 scratch by porting dosemu sound code into a JLM.
 or the DOSBox code... [or Bochs or Qemu or...]
 
 Depends on which one is easier to port IMHO. C would be good.
 
 would be interesting to hear from Japheth how well the
 JLM interface is suited for simulating I/O port based,
 ISA DMA accessible and IRQ generating devices...
 
 Why not mail him?
 
 Feel free. Or just forward the snippet above :-)
 
 Seriously, where and how he should advertise it?
 
 He could put some more docs on the JEMM386 homepage,
 or maybe put existing JLMs along with some more docs
 such as commented how X did Y snippets in a devel
 kit download or something... Think of xcdrom32 etc?
 Yet even xcdrom only uses, not simulates, IRQ/DMA.
 
 PPS: That said, MPXPLAY and Arachne are probably the
 two most wished to be resurrected DOS projects now.
 The sound project not?
 
 Arachne and Mpxplay already do work on various hardware.
 Arachne has issues with limited features, Mpxplay with
 limited hardware support, but as you say, VSB is not in
 use at all because it is much more limited than those.
 So for practical reasons, continuing Arachne / Mpxplay
 might make more people happy for less work than new VSB.
 
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Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS Sound

2009-02-02 Thread Michael Reichenbach
Santiago Almenara schrieb:
 Thanks Alain:
 
 n Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 1:01 PM, Alain M. ala...@pobox.com wrote:
 
 if you use VMware you will nedd another driver... VMware creates a
 Virtual machine and that means that everything is virtual. Including
 that your virtual machine will allways be the same regardless of what
 your real hw is, and will remain unchaged forever which is fery nice
 when you upgrade your hw :)

  My problem is that I am installing FreeDOS over a clean partition in my PC.
 I am not using any kind of virtualization software for it.
 
 
 The driver is probably Creative SoundBlaster AudioPCI

 
 
 Do you think this card is also compatible with the Intel HDA ???

Dunno if I get your question right... If you use VMware then VMware will
use the generic sound API of the host operating system to create the
virtual sound device.

So yes, any soundcard should be ok for VMware to create the virtual
soundcard.

But note my previous e-mail where I said that VMware's sound support in
DOS is very bad.

-mr

 
 
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Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS Sound

2009-02-02 Thread Alain M.
if you use VMware you will nedd another driver... VMware creates a 
virtual machine and that means that everything is virtual. Including 
that your virtual machine will allways be the same regardless of what 
your real hw is, and will remain unchaged forever which is fery nice 
when you upgrade your hw :)

The driver is probably Creative SoundBlaster AudioPCI

Alain

Santiago Almenara escreveu:
 Hello!
  
 I am planning to install FreeDOS over a clean partition (not VMware, 
 VirtualPC or similar). I've already gotten the drivers for the mouse 
 and the CDROM.
  
 Is there any general driver for sound cards?
  
 My sound card is the Intel HDA. Is it possible to configure it under 
 FreeDOS ?
  
 Thanks,
  
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Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS Sound

2009-02-02 Thread Santiago Almenara
Thanks Alain:

n Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 1:01 PM, Alain M. ala...@pobox.com wrote:

 if you use VMware you will nedd another driver... VMware creates a
 Virtual machine and that means that everything is virtual. Including
 that your virtual machine will allways be the same regardless of what
 your real hw is, and will remain unchaged forever which is fery nice
 when you upgrade your hw :)

 My problem is that I am installing FreeDOS over a clean partition in my PC.
I am not using any kind of virtualization software for it.



 The driver is probably Creative SoundBlaster AudioPCI



Do you think this card is also compatible with the Intel HDA ???


Bye,

Santiago
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Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS Sound

2009-02-02 Thread Michael Reichenbach
And I must add, if you have a newer notebook without DOS-compatible
sound hardware then there is unfortunally no way to get sound to work.

-mr

Michael Reichenbach schrieb:
 Hi!
 
 Sorry, but I think depending on what you plan to do you will not have
 much fun in DOS with that card.
 
 But look at [1], if you are willing to pay a low price for an PCI addon
 card you may get sound working.
 
 regards,
 -mr
 
 [1]
 http://www.unet.univie.ac.at/~a0503736/php/drdoswiki/index.php?n=Main.SoundCardChip
 
 Santiago Almenara schrieb:
 Hello!

 I am planning to install FreeDOS over a clean partition (not VMware,
 VirtualPC or similar). I've already gotten the drivers for the mouse and the
 CDROM.

 Is there any general driver for sound cards?

 My sound card is the Intel HDA. Is it possible to configure it under FreeDOS
 ?

 Thanks,

 Santiago



 

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