Soundcard comparison

Soundcard comparison

Amstrad PC1640

    • Sound Blaster Pro 2 - ISA 16 card in a ISA 8 slot.
    • Lots of noise from the CF card
    • Very good compability with Adlib and SB
    • Good OPL sound in Monkey Island
    • Score 2

DECpc LPx 433

    • Sound Blaster 16 PnP - ISA 16
    • Some background noise
    • Very good compability with Adlib and SB
    • Good OPL sound in Monkey Island
    • Score 3

IBM PS/2-30/286

    • AWE64 Value - 512Kb RAM - ISA
    • with SBPNPXT and aweutil /s to make it work.
    • With Chorus and Reverb set to 20 it is the best sund ever.
    • Fantastisc Adlib/OPL sound in Monkey Island. MT32 not so good.
    • Score 5

IBM PS/2-55sx.

    • Covox speach thing copy
    • with Temu - Tandy emulator. Check my YouTube video
    • Bad sound. But still cool technically. (Run with "monkey.exe ts")
    • Score 1 (but 10 for coolness)

EverCom Pentium II

    • AWE64 Value - 512Kb RAM - ISA
    • Windows 98SE with AEW Gold drivers.
    • Exelent sound in Win98. Works with all Windows Games.
    • Runs Monkey Island in DOS from Windows. Supports Roland / General Midi, but not Adlib /OPL. Sound is very good but not great. OPL sound best.
    • Score 4

Dell XPS - 1997 - 1988

    • Sound Blaster Audigy 2 zs - SB0350.
    • Windows 98SE with VxD drivers. (With WDM drivers there was DOS compatibility)
    • Excellent sound from Windows games. Especially with Roland MT32 soundfonts.
    • No Compability with DOS games from windows.
    • With Audigy Dos drivers the Roland MT32 sounds perfect. Some compability problems with some games and demos. But when it works it sounds amazing.
    • Score 5