Dos driver for Sigmatel high def audio card?

October 6, 2010 at 08:59:13
Specs: MS-DOS, P4
Does it exist? Want to go retro and boot my laptop in raw DOS, but need sound driver.

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#1
October 6, 2010 at 09:32:46
Absolutely not, best to use DOSBOX in Windows:

http://www.dosbox.com/


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#2
October 6, 2010 at 12:06:00
Thanks. I know about dosbox. There are reasons I'd like to do this booting actual DOS as well. I wonder if someone out there knows of such a driver. Maybe eventually one will be written.

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#3
October 6, 2010 at 12:26:28
Writing a device driver is a complex task. It requires very detailed knowledge of the device, and since this information is rarely made public, usually only the hardware manufacturer will be able to do it. Due to the low and decreasing popularity of DOS systems, manufacturers have little incentive to write DOS drivers.

If you want audio in a real mode DOS system you will need a older audio card for which a DOS driver is available. A DOS driver wouldn't be able to support all of the features of a modern card anyway.


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