June 10, 2020

Historically, ESS Technology was most famous for their line of their Audiodrive chips for audio cards. Unlike the ES chipset, which preceded the ES, this card should in theory not require a driver for the wavetable header, i. EXE, which includes a memory test, won’t run. It does provide bit fidelity without the need for WSS. 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. Overall, this is very close to a GUS PnP, but there is something wonky about stereo voice, like it’s partly out of phase or something, and the balance is completely off on the CD analog audio input.

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Its Sound Blaster Pro emulation has been the subject of some complaints. If you’re not in the mood for soldering, a CA-1 cable from HT Omega can be made to fit the AWE64 Gold header by snipping plastic bits off the front and back of the otherwise flat 2-pin connector.

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The Auudio datasheet http: Most probably this sample has a failing component. However it also creates interference, so I stopped using this cable and only use it for recording PC speaker sounds. Despite the prominent MegaImage32 label 188 the back, I still cannot identify this card with any well-known make and model.


An alternative is MIDIer version 2. The joystick is functional but bizarrely laggy: There is also an issue with the game port on this card, detailed in the linked thread above.

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EXE with the version that was installed into C: Yet another case of DOS drivers buried within a Audo executable. W98SE comes with workable drivers for this card.

Stupid workaround is stupid:. You should shrink those photos or upload them to a service that does thumbnails. A second DMA channel is used only for full-duplex operation.

The channels are not reversed. DN3D sound effects come only through the right speaker. It insists on enabling WSS which is obviously not gonna work on 8-bit. In DOOM, the volume fluctuates strangely as if the music were interfering with itself. Cleaning those cruddy contacts didn’t help. Both 4 and 10 are supported by the esd, albeit in a more roundabout way than the other IRQs.

Anyway I have another card with this chipset on the way so hopefully I have more luck with that one. IMO there are better choices our there! This site hosts no abandonware. I haven’t tried the but if you read the spec sheet google for ityou’ll find that the wavetable header requires a TSR.

The synth device is exposed by ALSA, but aplaymidi can only play silence because there is no patchloader.


The default sound font that the drivers CD installs is a 3. From noisy many noname cards to crystal clear Terratec Gold Bottom line: The drivers from vogons are only needed for DOS operation.

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As ofthe information provided frive the Vogons Wiki page for this card is not too shabby. The synth channels are reversed just as they are in DOS. And looking at your site it seems the CT is the only Vibra16S you have tested.

Around that time, the company was renamed to ESS Technology. Not the best at anything, but not bad at anything either, which is rare. It was founded by Forrest Mozer in It is relatively nice, providing menu-driven configuration of resources, a mixer, and a sound test. It is not a ses or robust solution, as the cable just runs out the back of your case and there is nothing to stop the connector from dgive yanked off the sound card, but it gets the job done.