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    I'm running Windows 95, and in system properties it says 4.00.950C. The sound card is a Creative CT 4740, but I also dug up a CT 4810 I can also try out. When it seemed to be working for those 10 minutes I did try running Wolf3d from dos with the same issue. I didn't install all of the Creative stuff that goes with the card, just the standalone driver installer that they have on their website, which I think may be the problem

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    Alternatively I also have an MWave MC27802C and a Packard Bell 030056 sound card, both isa, which might work

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    Well, I decided to try out that Packard Bell sound card (made by Aztech apparently) and it worked just fine first time. Guess I'm using that then.

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    The CT4740 is based on the Ensoniq model cards (Creative bought them in 1998 ) and they include SB emulation - from personal experience I know that these can be acceptable in audio quality, but will probably differ a bit from actual OPL chips. There's also a chance you might run into a game or two that don't like them for some reason. The same is true for your CT4810, even though Wikipedia doesn't list it with the others.

    Unlike true SB/SB Pro/SB16/etc. these *do* require drivers to act as an intermediary between DOS software and the card (and note that that takes up a bit of RAM, but you can probably configure that to be loaded high).

    The drivers for these cards can be found here:
    http://www.vogonsdrivers.com/getfile...73&menustate=0 - DOS Drivers
    http://www.vogonsdrivers.com/getfile...78&menustate=0 - Win9x Drivers

    While I know the Ensoniq emulation isn't bad (though it's been several years since I used one, YMMV), I have no idea about Aztech or that particular card you're using now. Personally unless there's a real Yamaha OPL2 or OPL3 chip on there I'd rather use emulation of one, since it will probably differ less when doing FM synthesis than a different card all together would.
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    Yeah, I'd like to find a true sound blaster but I think this Aztech card will suit me just fine for the time being. Don't want to mess with something that works

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