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SB16 Emulation

SaucerfulSaucerful Registered User regular
edited October 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
Okay, I know we're going back in time a bit here but I have recently set up my old computer for use with DOS games.

I've installed Windows 98SE on it and I have an original Sound Blaster Audigy card (SB0090) for which I've installed the VxD drivers from the installation CD. My problem is I can't get SB16 sound in Windows. I can get normal Windows sound but if I try to play a DOS game in a DOS window, I get no sound at all. I tried manually installing a "SB16 Emulation" VxD driver off the installation CD but the driver gives me a Code 24 error in Windows 98SE which is that the device could not be found. As for the WDM drivers, all I got was really weird and distorted results.

I was under the impression this driver would be installed during the normal installation process but it didn't. I managed to find drivers for actual DOS (not in a window) so I can use those for now, but I'm still wondering how I can get the Windows driver for SB16 emulation working properly.

Anybody around here have any knowledge of this old stuff?

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    edited October 2007
    Try VDMSound instead.

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    deadman joltdeadman jolt Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I would try editing your config.sys and autoexec.bat. I forget the lines but there are some SB16 commands that usually got thrown in there. DOSbox would be another option for dos games.

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    SaucerfulSaucerful Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I would try editing your config.sys and autoexec.bat. I forget the lines but there are some SB16 commands that usually got thrown in there. DOSbox would be another option for dos games.

    config.sys and autoexec.bat are used for DOS mode apps, not apps within the Windows GUI. Mind you, this is where I load my DOS sound drivers, which work fine in "DOS Mode" but not under a DOS window in the GUI. Please note the distinction.

    I use DOSBox on my new computer, but only for older games. Games that came out for DOS in the late 90s are a little more demanding and don't run great under DOSBox.
    Feral wrote: »
    Try VDMSound instead.

    As for VDMSound, that only runs under NT-based Windows and most DOS games I play don't run properly under Windows XP even with VDMSound.

    What I'm trying to accomplish is, under Windows 98SE, to get SB16 emulation working properly. I mean in the actual GUI, not in "DOS Mode". Which is to say, I'm trying to run the game in a DOS window, not exit the GUI completely. There is a driver on my Audigy installation CD apparently for this purpose. I'm puzzled though as to why it doesn't work and why I had to install it manually.

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