@sponge what sound card did you pick up, out of curiosity?
@fraggle ESS SOLO-1 based on the phils computer lab videos. it seems to be one of the only ones with high DOS compatibility that haven't reached retro computing gouging prices yet
@sponge checking now it looks like it's actually possible to pick up brand new chinese-made ones on ebay for only $5 including shipping. bit surprised to see https://www.ebay.com/itm/PCI-4-Channel-CH-Surround-3D-PC-Sound-Audio-Card-Stereo-with-MIDI-Game-Port/392480962458
@sponge there are also many different CMI8738-based ones which as I recall also have legacy soundblaster compatibility but as I recall the OPL implementation in those chips is incomplete/janky
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