mac and sound card with old video games

January 3, 2013 at 13:32:09
Specs: Macintosh

i am trying to play an old video game on my macbook pro (backyard baseball), it wouldn't open regularly due to the classic environment so i made a cd and opened it as a program that will run windows on a mac. now i have a problem saying it can't detect a sound card. how do i get to run with this sound card issue? thanks

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#1
January 3, 2013 at 14:33:59

I wouldn't imagine that game will run on a Mac. PC games are written for a windows environment and it's looking for a sound source to use and can't find it. I would suggest you shelf it and look for a Mac based baseball game.

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#2
January 8, 2013 at 14:35:14

ok so i don't plan on giving up on this game any time soon. i will get it to play, is there any way i can get it to think there is a sound card? possibly using emulation or something? i have the game to basically run. it opens up i can use it through out a certain point then the only problem when i actually try to open up a game from the title screen it gives me a video card preference hint, and then the sound card error.

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#3
January 8, 2013 at 15:02:49

If it's an old DOS based game, you sometimes had to set up the sound module separately. I've never worked with a Mac OS but if there is a way to emulate old OS's I would try to emulate it with Windows 3.1 or 95. Also the parameters for the sound card would be IRQ=5, I/O range= 220, and have it set for a Sound Blaster 16 or Ensoniq 1377. Those were two very popular sound cards way back when.

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