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You rike digitized sound on XT? More for you!

Postby Carcenomy on Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:10 pm

Yessir, a real 8-bit ISA Creative SoundBlaster!
You don't see these very often...
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Re: You rike digitized sound on XT? More for you!

Postby Gibsaw on Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:23 am

Carcenomy wrote:Yessir, a real 8-bit ISA Creative SoundBlaster!
You don't see these very often...


I shall be bidding. :)
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Re: You rike digitized sound on XT? More for you!

Postby SpidersWeb on Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:36 am

I'm already bidding, but admittedly not sure how high I'll actually go.
That guy has so much neat stuff and I've talked with him and it sounds like there is a lot more there including some machines that aren't for sale.
Asked him if he had a hercs mono and he said he does but uses it to keep some of his XT machines in check and "NO YOU CANT HAVE IT" lol!
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Re: You rike digitized sound on XT? More for you!

Postby Gibsaw on Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:38 am

SpidersWeb wrote:I'm already bidding, but admittedly not sure how high I'll actually go.
That guy has so much neat stuff and I've talked with him and it sounds like there is a lot more there including some machines that aren't for sale.
Asked him if he had a hercs mono and he said he does but uses it to keep some of his XT machines in check and "NO YOU CANT HAVE IT" lol!


yes, very sadly I sold my herc mono years ago when I first got an (oak) super vga in my 286. (It was also a touchscreen!!)
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Re: You rike digitized sound on XT? More for you!

Postby YetiSeti on Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:22 pm

and it's boxed.

That brings back memories of how much it cost back in '92 (or thereabouts). On top of the outrageous $3.5K (I think) for the 386SX-20 (soon upgraded to DX-33), we (meaning dad) had to add on an extra $399 (or thereabouts) to get the SoundBlaster 2.0 to get sound. My memory ain't too hot, especially seeing I wasn't paying.

I do regret not buying the Disney Sound Source on trademe a few years back. I've only ever seen one of them listed.

Just listening to ModPlay I found on the tube :

MODPLAY PRO v2.19 MSDOS : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3k-nAkhiCU
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Re: You rike digitized sound on XT? More for you!

Postby tezza on Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:02 pm

Gibsaw wrote:yes, very sadly I sold my herc mono years ago...


Considering how common these were in the day it's surprising how rare they are now??
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Re: You rike digitized sound on XT? More for you!

Postby Carcenomy on Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:15 pm

Not as common as you'd think. I've never seen a real one up close. Seen one SB Pro, and more SoundBlaster 16s and ViBRA16s than one man should look at. But never an original SoundBlaster...
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Re: You rike digitized sound on XT? More for you!

Postby SpidersWeb on Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:52 am

The first PC sound cards I ever spotted were in early multimedia 486 machines, normally SB16's bundled with a proprietary CDROM.
Before that generation I'd never seen or used one, just seen the mysterious options when starting my games haha
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Re: You rike digitized sound on XT? More for you!

Postby Radar on Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:55 am

My first PC soundcard was a "Thunder Board" - cheap Sound Blaster "compatible" card.
Definately had issues getting it to run with some games :/
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