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Strife sound problems

Mon, 21 Mar 2005 20:53:22

mago

Hey guys, I finnally got my hands over Strife, and I'm having a lot of fun, it's much more mature than I would expect. Still, I get this strange sound problem while playing - in the beginnning everything is alright, but as the game goes on, the sound will eventually begin to loose quality, will progressively become full of noise, fade and slow down, untill it disappear. I had the same problem with Duke Nukem, but changing the number of sound FX to mix ( I guess the good one was 7, but can't rememeber) seemed to fix it. I've tried this, but no luck: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=110">http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=110</a><!-- m --> The problem is that my sound card is a general one (ESS series I think), that was SoundBlaster compatible so I was always problem free concerning old games, but since the pc was formatted, the original drivers were lost and now I have a hard time getting older games to work properly... Any suggestions? My options are Sound Blaster, 220 port adress, 5 irq, 1 dma.
Tue, 22 Mar 2005 00:19:10

RambOrc

Well if you can find out the exact model of your sound card, the drivers can surely be found over the web.
Tue, 22 Mar 2005 03:13:20

leilei

ESS shouldn't even require anything but a setblaster line for it to function in dos. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.planetgargoyle.com/crap/setblast.zip">http://www.planetgargoyle.com/crap/setblast.zip</a><!-- m -->
Tue, 22 Mar 2005 15:16:38

Firebrand

Another cool option for it if you don't want to use the "dos support" of your soundcard is to "emulate it" using a program called VDMSound, it's free and it works on most of the cases and it's easy to use, if you want I can send it to you <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> .
Tue, 22 Mar 2005 17:30:31

leilei

VDMsound is win2k/xp only iirc, and mago has 98 <!-- s:o --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_surprised.gif" alt=":o" title="Surprised" /><!-- s:o --> There was a VDMsound for win98 but it's links are totally broken on Vogons I've only gotten static from my ess in dos games when hard-drive access begins to be rapid, also the ESS1688 is a 12-bit soundcard, it supports slightly-noisy 16-bit in Windows but 8-bit in DOS only. Sound Blaster Pro is the best choice for it (heh I remember my ESS1688 well)
Tue, 22 Mar 2005 18:01:07

mago

Can't imagine how you knows so much about those goo'ol sound cards, but thanks a lot for the info, I'm going to test that program right now! <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) -->

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