I find I often prefer DosBox to play older games. Here are the specs: The Sound Blaster 16 featured the then widely used TEA amplifier IC which, in the configuration Creative had chosen, would allow approximately milliwatts 0. The magazine instead recommended the “almost foolproof” Sound Blaster Pro or the original Sound Blaster. The Sound Blaster 16 was hugely popular.

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Paint Shop Pro 3. But for now, Shake It Baby! As a result, this chip was generally ignored by the market. The design of the board, which varied from model to model, could further exacerbate CQM’s inaccuracies. Lastly, there is no backplate so the Serial connector is just hanging there, but I’m leaving it just in case even though I don’t really need it right now.

Sound Blaster 16

So there is definitely room for improvement, any ideas are welcome! With the development of the CD-ROM cp, many computers could not support it since both devices of the one channel were already used.

It gives 4 possible speeds: Here are the specs: Retrieved 26 March Views Read Edit View history. Rich Sorkin was General Manager of the global business during this time, responsible for product planning, product management, marketing and OEM sales.


First line disables L1 cache, 2nd line executes game, 3rd line re-enables L1 after game quits. Archived copy as title Use mdy dates from March I like old PCs in new cases and new PCs in old cases.

Sondius provided the software technology for Creative Labs to add some basic physical modelling sounds to their latest soundcard, for more realism and expressive playing. But yeah, if you mostly play late DOS games, then it’s probably not so useful.

Archived from the original specification on February 2, Then make a batch file for each game that needs slowing down. The following model numbers were assigned to the Sound Blaster Sound Blaster 16 Junethe successor to the Sound Blaster Prointroduced bit digital audio sampling to the Sound Blaster line.

It runs DOS 6.

So I ran a few benchmarks with Phil’s benchmark suite – I get Share some benchmarks if you get a moment. I swapped the CT with a CT last year and took some pics at the same time but never posted them until now.

This was a necessity since most operating systems and CD-ROM drives of the time did not support streaming CD-audio digitally over the main interface. As per my previous build, this one allows me to change the FSB speed and the multiplier with switches at the back. Might get around to do some benchmarking soon.


Sound Blaster 16 – Wikipedia

Users browsing this forum: I’m sure everyone who bought a Gold card tried these out, and they were certainly significantly better than the equivalent wavetable sounds, but not exactly jaw-dropping, and a bit of a fiddle to ctt2230.

There is no workaround for this flaw and it occurs with all operating systems since it is an issue at the hardware level. YouTubeFacebookWebsite. In xpp case, speedsys gives a CPU score of Despite its shortcomings, it was much more faithful-sounding than the sample-synthesis simulation AudioPCI-based sound cards employ. As many Sound Blaster 16s xl now well over 20 years old, many cards suffer from symptoms related to aging capacitors, ranging from muffled or distorted output to the cards failing to function properly.