I ended up going with the older ES based card picture above over the ES based card in the OP because it’s non-PnP and it doesn’t ‘pop’ on startup like my ES, but otherwise the user experience has been the same. It gives you a message about this and that you need to use ICU software. This site hosts no abandonware. Board index All times are UTC. I picked up this handsome card recently and it’s the best AudioDrive I’ve found yet. AdliB and SoundBlaster will output the music in mono.

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It’s a highly integrated device which combines basically all its features in one single chip. I select aound for soundfx and some variation of midi for music.

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Yes this has been my experience, the ‘ESS AudioDrive’ option in most games I’ve tried will only work with a or based card. Board index All times are UTC.

Basically it is divided into two sections: Stereo wavetable output is reversed, which is a bit of a bummer, but otherwise I haven’t found anything negative. YouTubeFacebookWebsite. I don’t know what the advantage of using this option is though given the AudioDrive’s excellent SB Pro emulation. Many my friends have cheap cards with ES or ? I have a old p3 Compaq im running windows 98 on es18869 i have a es audio drive installed.


All hail the Great Capacitor Brand Finder. Very old games might not have a sound setup and default to basic values. AdliB and SoundBlaster will output the music in mono.

I have never seen a soundcard that had an internal FM clone available, but that used a separate OPL3 regardless. Was this for some kind of proprietary Compaq bus?

Whats missing in your collections? Thanks for your help. In many newer games there is direct “ESS Audiodrive” support available which you can choose as an alternative to the options above.

There is no material that is knowingly illegal here. Users browsing this forum: This section plays all the sound effects souund guns, explosions etc.

[Sound] an ESS ES1869 sound card problem

Board index All times are UTC. My retro rigs old topic Interesting Vogons threads links to Vogonswiki Report spammers here! This site hosts no abandonware. With ess1869 tool you can set the ressources of the card. I like the mixer tool, it works great and makes it easy to create a simple batch file to get sounc card going. PM me for more details. The music part is defaulted to address h. I picked up this handsome card recently and it’s the best AudioDrive I’ve found yet.


Users browsing this forum: Are ES and incompatible with older and ? BaorancanthearufirageGoogle [Bot]grommitMunxScaliSkoynaywiretap and 9 guests. That would add the “General Midi”-standard to the card, a different method of music rendition for old games. Sorry about all the questions i just want to understand what im choosing and why instead of randomly hoping for the best.

For very ee1869 games it is often wise to change the IRQ from 5 to 7, otherwise you won’t hear any sound effects. ds1869