This card is SB Pro compatible and sounds fantastic, very clean and crisp. Was a great card back in the day, excellent value and the compatibility was amazing. And as others have noted here there is a nasty pop when starting the PC, but these are minor complaints in my opinion. Board index All times are UTC. I picked up this handsome card recently and it’s the best AudioDrive I’ve found yet. Maybe explains why it’s not working? There is also an issue with the game port on this card, detailed in the linked thread above.

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But SB Pro emulation play only 8bit sound, not 16bit. It’s an international shipment so I’m still waiting: Since it have a Wavetable, does anyone know a good daughterboard that I can buy from Ebay? Paint Shop Pro 3. Too all Windows 98 users of this card. Does it work in an 8-bit slot? Unlike the ES chipset, which preceded the ES, this card should in theory not require a driver for the wavetable header, i. I ended up going with the older ES based card picture above over the ES isx 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.


Whats missing in your collections? I have iaa integrated ES soundcard in my Compaq. I haven’t had a chance to try any of the ISA AudioDrives but I’m looking forward to giving this baby a spin once it arrives. Many my friends have cheap cards with ES or ? Each behaved slightly differently with regard to WSS resources and I only managed to get the YMF to behave consistently, but not without a struggle, and even then the mixer settings were so far out of whack that – as always – I yanked the card out and swore to never touch one again.

Return to General Old Hardware. The DOS software — which can be found on Vogon Drivers — is bare bones but is easy to use and powerful.

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If the wavetable header worked, I think this card would have topped the ESF. At jsa time I presumed the empty solder pads all over the card had something to do with the wavetable header not working. Maybe after reading this thread I should consider activating it again Do you know the differences between ES and ES?

My website with reviews, demos, drivers, tutorials and more I was about to give up and put the SB16 back in when I noticed this humble looking card, pulled from a junked Socket 7 machine at some time in the past and kept because it had a wavetable header: Anyway I have another card with this chipset on the way so hopefully I have more luck with that one. Was this for some kind of proprietary Compaq bus?


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This chipset was also natively supported in at least one game I tried, and that I like. Would change the caps on these though. I’ve had a lot of hardware going bad on me lately, so I’m not in a good position to test at the moment.

Was a great card back in the day, excellent value and the compatibility was amazing. I forget which one it was.

The on board amp can be turned off easily via jumpers. Surprisingly mine is PnP.

ESS Audio 1868 ISA Sound Card

One could find out in the ES datasheet wheter FM data can still be send outside of it, or not. This chipset also includes the ESFM synth, just like thewhich still sounds very nice here. Tyrian is a challenging one for clones. Users browsing this forum: This disclaimer is brought to you thanks to the 1886. No more crappy Orchid that can’t read CD-Rs!