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Best Gravis Ultrasound for MS-DOS demos?

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Uhm. Basically what Gargaj said... :)
added on the 2011-09-21 17:11:04 by raer raer
As an alternative software solution, you can use dosbox and emulate a GUS. Just modify dosbox.conf settings and retrieve GUS patch files.
added on the 2011-09-21 18:27:47 by Sylvao Sylvao
Sylvao thx for the link!
It finally made me enable gus emulation in dosbox and now a complete new world of amazing dos-demos is open for me! yay!
added on the 2011-09-21 18:57:17 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Okkie, seems like "AltraSound" clone is the same thing as Synergy's sound card. I have Synergy ViperMax (GUS+SB), but I do not sure it has only 512 kb on board (as Wiki said). Need to check it.
added on the 2011-09-21 20:05:38 by Manwe Manwe
There were lots of clones - the Wikipedia-page lists most of them I think.
added on the 2011-09-21 20:56:10 by gloom gloom
Wow, I had never heard of those non-gravis gus cards. Apparently the extreme/viper (same card, according to wikipedia) is the ultimate one for DOS use. Me, I used the "classic" upgraded to 1MB (using chips from amiga!). Still have it.
added on the 2011-09-21 21:32:49 by sol_hsa sol_hsa
If I was to use the thing in a Pentium 200MMX system on DOS 6.22 alongside a SB16 with a Yamaha MIDI daughterboard, would any card work?
added on the 2011-09-21 22:19:15 by olivil olivil
If you need extra RAM for your GUS you might be able to find extra memory on old graphics from that time.

yeah mine is expanded with gfxcard ram as well
added on the 2011-09-21 22:48:01 by superplek superplek
olivil: GUS and SB can coexist pretty well, just take care that IRQ, DMA and ports are assigned properly.

Depending on the cards used to might be necessary to disable te gameport and/or cd drive interface in order to avoid port and/or irq collisions in case that relocation to a different address or irq is not possible.
Oh, and of course theres no need for SBOS or such ;)
added on the 2011-09-25 23:06:53 by T$ T$
If you intend to use both an SB16 and GUS in the same machine, then PnP might not be the best option. At boot before initialization it apparently grabs two random IRQs, which can cause trouble. As the only card under DOS, PnP seemed to be fine.
added on the 2011-09-26 09:46:18 by Marq Marq


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