1. If you're receiving a message that you are banned from the Current Events or Politics forums, it's not you specifically: those forums have been hidden for all users. For more info, see here.
    Dismiss Notice

What retro computer activity did you get up to today?

Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by adz, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. shane41

    shane41 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    Messages:
    7,122
    Location:
    dice que no sabe
  2. gdjacobs

    gdjacobs Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    2,687
    Location:
    MB, Canada
    Pulled the CS9233 based wavetable daughtercard off an old Aztech card and installed it on the SB16 (CT2810) in my DOS retro machine. I tested it with Raptor, F117, and a few other games, and it sounds great, but it's also very quiet compared to PCM. This is with the MIDI input cranked.

    I'm not to familiar with Waveblaster boards and I still don't have a lot of knowledge of their quirks and capabilities. I'm still trying to feel my way, but Googling hasn't turned up anything interesting for utilities or even documentation.

    Is there any extended setting to boost the gain further on the MIDI input? If not, what approach is recommended? Any other tricks or resources I should be aware of?

    Sound card is this:
    http://pclab.se/published/publicdat.../products_pictures/creative-ct2810_b1_enl.jpg

    Wavetable board is this:
    http://members.home.nl/c.kersten/WaveBlaster MIDI daughterboards/Aztech CS9233.png
     
  3. philscomputerlab

    philscomputerlab Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2014
    Messages:
    1,843
    How does it sound on the Aztech?

    Apart from setting the mixer to max, and lowering the other channels, there is nothing you can do.
     
  4. gdjacobs

    gdjacobs Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    2,687
    Location:
    MB, Canada
    Hmm, that's kind of unfortunate. I guess I'll just turn down the voice channel a bit. Strange that it's not really balanced. Did the Waveblaster interface not really define nominal voltages that well?

    Didn't try it on the Aztech. It's one of those integrated modem / sound card abominations. I've got a YMF718 card I may try, but it's a bit of a hike to get it, so it's going to have to wait.
     
  5. shane41

    shane41 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    Messages:
    7,122
    Location:
    dice que no sabe
    Put up some interesting parts soon guys. Rarish ones for AU.
    Know some of you still missed out on SS7.
     
  6. badmofo

    badmofo Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2011
    Messages:
    1,553
    Location:
    Australia
    Regarding the wavetable header volume - I've never had an issue with Creative cards. They've been slightly too loud by default if anything. Is it definitely the correct version of the mixer for your card? Perhaps try a different one.
     
  7. gdjacobs

    gdjacobs Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    2,687
    Location:
    MB, Canada
    I was actually Googling around in vain for a generic, all powerful Soundblaster mixer. Barring the existence of such a thing, I think I'll take your advice and try to track down a copy of the CT28x0 software.
     
  8. philscomputerlab

    philscomputerlab Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2014
    Messages:
    1,843
    Been mucking around with the new Quake release from GOG!

    What's cool about it that it comes with the CD images in BIN / CUE format :)

    Did a video tweak guide about it. The game also works on a Windows 98 retro PC, but the two mission pack CDs for some strange reason won't install.

    Fully working on a modern PC however.

    Video: Quake: The Offering Tweak Guide

    In this video I am showing you how to get the most out of Quake: The Offering, a recent release from GOG.com.

    I will be using a modern Quake engine, Quakspasm, show you how extract the audio files from the CD images, how to de-emphasise the Quake audio files (this is not needed for the mission packs) and where to place the audio files so that the game has working music.

    ♦Downloads and links♦

    Quakespasm: http://quakespasm.sourceforge.net/

    SoX - Sound eXchange: http://sox.sourceforge.net/

    DAEMON Tools Lite 10: https://www.daemon-tools.cc/products/dtLite

    ♦deemph.bat batch file for de-emphasising♦

    sox "01 Track 1.wav" "track02.wav" deemph
    sox "02 Track 2.wav" "track03.wav" deemph
    sox "03 Track 3.wav" "track04.wav" deemph
    sox "04 Track 4.wav" "track05.wav" deemph
    sox "05 Track 5.wav" "track06.wav" deemph
    sox "06 Track 6.wav" "track07.wav" deemph
    sox "07 Track 7.wav" "track08.wav" deemph
    sox "08 Track 8.wav" "track09.wav" deemph
    sox "09 Track 9.wav" "track10.wav" deemph
    sox "10 Track 10.wav" "track11.wav" deemph
     
  9. cepq3a

    cepq3a Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2002
    Messages:
    9
    Have you tried the 4 inch drop fix?
    http://www.atari.org/hosted/quickfaq/stfaq_3.htm#6
     
  10. BuuBox

    BuuBox Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2003
    Messages:
    9,574
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Been getting some older CD and DVD burners.

    Got a BenQ DW1640 a few days ago. Pretty good for $6, the face still had the plastic covering on it so looks as new.

    Funny that a circa 2005 drive burns at least CD-R media better than my current Pioneer BDR-209EBK or Liteon iHBS312.

    Bought a StarTech.com PCIE IDE controller so I can use it in my main desktop. Works fine in Windows 10.

    Also have a Plextor PX-755A on the way.
     
  11. shirl

    shirl Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2003
    Messages:
    273
    Location:
    sydney
    did Shane41 get banned??
     
  12. philscomputerlab

    philscomputerlab Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2014
    Messages:
    1,843
    I'm sure it's just a temporary thing...
     
  13. mr camouflage

    mr camouflage Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,149
    Location:
    Perth
  14. mookie3three

    mookie3three Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Messages:
    127
    Location:
    Melbourne
    These PVM's are listed as with issues but for someone in Brisbane these might be of use. Might be able to get some working. Need a stack of storage though.

    Here and here.
     
  15. shane41

    shane41 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    Messages:
    7,122
    Location:
    dice que no sabe
    Hooray Retro Guys :D Will miss you buggers
    See you all in 2017

    Bloody Cannula stop bidding ebay :Pirate: & driving my prices up :tongue:
     
  16. qwertylesh

    qwertylesh Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2007
    Messages:
    8,969
    Rercome backku-sun!
     
  17. shane41

    shane41 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    Messages:
    7,122
    Location:
    dice que no sabe
    Miss you alot quert. Save some glad wrap for my shopping spree :leet:
     
  18. philscomputerlab

    philscomputerlab Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2014
    Messages:
    1,843
    Look who's back :)

    Been in my cave benchmarking some new arrived AGP cards! On that same P4 system I did a write up on. I will keep it around until some more cards arrive and update all the charts. Thinking of doing a VGA charts Tomshardware style, but got to test which benchmarks scale with processor.

    I know that Incoming benchmark craps out past 2 GHz and reports negative numbers LOL
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2015
  19. shane41

    shane41 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    Messages:
    7,122
    Location:
    dice que no sabe
    Not for long Phil. Other members have my email.
    If your posts are deleted.......then your writing is lost forever. What's the point writing in the first place :rolleyes:

    Ban will kick in soon /
     
  20. glenpinn

    glenpinn Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    6,560
    if anyone wants to contact shane, you can do it via me (shoot a PM) as shane is a good mate of mine, driven from this forum by fucked up rules and a few idiots who are allowed to roam freely in this place and treat people like shit.

    R.I.P Shane, sad that there are good people forced from a forum by people only interested in themselves.
     

Share This Page

Advertisement: