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Athlon Companion Cube

Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade Worklogs' started by Pierre32, Jan 9, 2022.

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    Well sometimes you just can't tick all the boxes you want to. That cheap little sound card above that I bought just for the gameport? No go. It installs fine, works "fine" as a sound card, but will not acknowledge a device connected to the gameport. Unlucky combination of OS and chipset at play? Who knows.

    So I dug into the stash and pulled out some other PCI sound cards.

    - ESS Maestro-2: Same behaviour.
    - Aopen AW744 (a very good quality Yamaha card): Same.
    - SB Live SB0100: Works! For what it's worth, no driver experimentation required for this one - XP picks it up natively. But it's exactly the kind of full size card I didn't want in that PCI slot.

    As a final pissing of hard earned into the wind, I grabbed this relatively svelte ALS4000 which looked to be decent quality. Sadly, same deal as the first three cards.

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    So my grand scheme of running that lovely Forte in the PCIe slot with a cheeky gameport mule in the gap has basically been shot down. I really want that gameport for my wheel too, as this is such a great Grand Prix Legends rig. So I might as well just run the Live or Audigy on its own, rammed up against the GPU. This is all the case window's fault.
     
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    That's disappointing! You might have already look at this but what about gameport -> USB converters? I have no experience with them so it might be a crap idea but if they did work and you could hack up an internal connection + bracket then it might work...?
     
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