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    Thumbs up "Snark Barker" - Soundblaster 1.0 Clone

    See https://blog.adafruit.com/2019/02/05...er-tubetimeus/

    Unfortunatelly it is not a 1.5.

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    I saw one of these on eBay and thought the name was hilarious. It is good to finally see a clone. Perhaps people will give up on those overpriced adlib cards now :P

    I thought the only real difference between the 1.0 and and 1.5 was an upgraded DSP and socketed/optional CMS chips?

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    Hey, now there's a card with my name on it The ones on eBay are just folks running Eric's design and trying to make a buck off it. Eric is on our #vc IRC as ejs, I don't know if he's supplying bare boards or if some "blessed" source has organized a board run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1ST1 View Post
    Unfortunatelly <sic> it is not a 1.5.
    1.5 and 1.0 are the same thing. 1.0 had the CMS/GB chips installed by default. 1.5 left sockets in their place and allowed for an upgrade to 1.0 later (which I did in 1990!)
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    Been following its development on Vogons for some time now. https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php...561635#p773237 There is also a Galaxy clone in development.

    It'll be interest to see what the final cost will be. Considering it has a lot more components, the board is bigger and take longer to assemble the cost will segnifacantly higher than the Ablib clones.
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    Quite a neat thing. I love it. I wonder what it would cost for a kit to solder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caluser2000 View Post
    Been following its development on Vogons for some time now. https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php...561635#p773237 There is also a Galaxy clone in development.

    It'll be interest to see what the final cost will be. Considering it has a lot more components, the board is bigger and take longer to assemble the cost will segnifacantly higher than the Ablib clones.
    Well....
    There are numerous projects on Vogons. GUS clone and Adlib clone's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glitch View Post
    Hey, now there's a card with my name on it
    20190516_001645.jpg

    I think it's quite the snazzy card. Maybe one of these days I'll get around to populating mine.
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    I love the name but being a 1.0 card clone means it lacks auto-init DMA transfers, which is a slight bummer.
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    I think a SB 1320c (1.5) is my oldest card along with a 1350 (2.0), 8 bit ISA. Most of what I actually use is SB Pro 2.0 and above.
    What I collect: 68K/Early PPC Mac, DOS/Win 3.1 era machines, Amiga/ST, C64/128
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