And it has semi-decent MIDI. What is interesting is that this is a PnP card, but on a non PnP machine you can just give the executable some commands to setup everything. This seller is currently away until Jan 07, , and is not processing orders at this time. If you have an SB, save money with one of the daughter boards. I always ship goods by airmail with tracking number within 3 business days.

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It is still far superior to FM, and I’d call it good enough for all but the more discriminating gamers. End result, poor or no effects, and possible hangs. Sometimes the shipment can take longer, up to 45 days or more.

MF ESF that has a very bare PCB and makes me think a lot of things got integrated into the chip at some point And I don’t know if the whole streamlining of the card through time is better or for worse. Not Plug’n’Pray, does not need drivers, and is Adlib compatible.

The card was very noisy having a high pitch squeal in 44kHz and stereo modes, and background noise. The SB FM sound is usually considered to be good. If you have an SB, save money with one of the daughter boards. Many audiofrive from Computability As important, the WT is software based and, according to the box, only works in Windows.


Most have reverb and chorus effects which give more full and natural sounds. Reports on sound quality run the gamut. I recall it uses the same sample set though one respondee claims otherwiseit so should have the same middling midi quality. Most don’t, but I’ve seen it before.

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Turtle Beach Tropez As of this update, the Tropez still has just been released, and reports are barely trickling in. I know even less about these others, so I won’t comment any more on them.

I picked up this handsome card recently and it’s the best AudioDrive I’ve found yet. Another area of improvement over its competitors is that 3D Spatializer monitors the incoming signals, and if it senses existing spatial information it will only process this to it’s optimum performance level.

An effects DB is planned. If they use the full bit samples, they should sound like the Reveal card I tried. The FM emulation by the synth is poor, especially in effects. Plus it has a joystick game port.

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There’s a bunch of others, but those are the three I see most frequently. I hope I’ve touched on the main players and gaming issues. However it seems the card takes two DMAs, 1 and 0.


I have never seen a soundcard that had an internal Audlodrive clone available, but that used a separate OPL3 regardless. It gives you a message about this and that you need to use ICU software. Full 44KHz is limited to 14 voices best is a compromise between.

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Last edited by twistedemotions on According to Rich Heimlich, who tests soundcards es6888 a living, gaming and soundcard companies are looking at standardizing RAM support. Judging by the early strong support Doom, Tie Fighter, many new titlesthey may very well succeed. This line is discontinued, so game support is slowly waning. But SB Pro emulation play only 8bit sound, not 16bit.

No other 3D technology can offer the user a “set-and-forget” feature like this. Again opinions audioxrive, generally reviewed below most other daughterboards, but probably fine for games.

For some it’s fast, for some it’s slow. So not a gaming wavetable solution.