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Old 15-09-2014, 09:54 PM   #3
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I think all ancient versions of Windows already provide some kind of hardware interfacing similar to the one in recent versions. Although I don't know about its particulars so I can't help much.

However Spectre may have a point. Check the sound card parameters both in your autoexec and in the Windows Control Panel. In particular, the default IRQ emulated by DOSBox is 7, and Windows or the game may expect a more standard 5 ...??

PS: Actually what old Windows versions missed was the opposite, "accelerated" direct hardware access which was the only option on DOS. So performance was poor and this is why it was eventually necessary to make DirectX (and a few predecessor libraries before such as WinG).
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