View Full Version : Games with Non-Sound Blaster DAC Support

Great Hierophant
July 29th, 2011, 01:18 PM
The Sound Blaster was released at the end of 1989, but there were other, incompatible, add-on options that existed around that time. There was the Covox Speech Thing, the Covox Sound Master and the Tandy 1000 TL/SL/RL/RLX computers. All were capable of processing digital audio without hacks.

Covox Sound Master I (with the AY8930 sound chip)
SimCity & Expansions (also Tandy)
The Punisher
MegaTraveller 1

SimCity & Expansions (also Covox)
Wings of Fury
Gauntlet II (also PC Speaker Tweaked)
Metal Mutant (also PC Speaker Tweaked, LPT DAC)

Disney Sound Source (and other Parallel Port DACs)
Dick Tracy: The Crime-Solving Adventure
Metal Mutant (also Tandy, PC Speaker Tweaked)

The list came from MobyGames, and these choices are pretty solid. If a game was listed as supporting a Sound Blaster, I did not include it even though it may have supported one of the above. Moby is not known for the height of accuracy, and "Sound Blaster" support in a game may not mean anything more than Adlib compatibility.

For Sierra SCI games, they are not included. Even though Space Quest III was released before any Sound Blaster and included a Tandy TL/SL/RL driver, it still works with the Sound Blaster driver from King's Quest I SCI.

Are there more games out there?