I have 19" monitor,
but want to lay old game due to
common agreement that some of them are of stunning graphics
and music and interesting. That not always said about newest games(means - never).
I run a game on that card in DOS- and can not see correct refresh.
I tried to run "Barion" from WinXP or win2000,
and screen in go off.
there is special compatibility program -I forgot the name,
that correvts sound for win 2000, to tune usual memory compatibility, but no results I have.
Don't know about your screen going blank for DOS games with Win 2K/XP.
For refresh rates, now that you have my interest in old DOS games renewed I'm looking for a utility that will allow me to switch my refresh rates from the default 60 Hz.
At one time such a utility would be included with video cards but since few people use DOS I guess the manufacturers no longer think it is needed.
As for your sound problems, I think a utility called VDMSound (ver 2.0.4) might help you. It performs Sound Blaster 16 emulation. It doesn't emulate the hardware but it emulates the 16-bit drivers in a Win NT/2K/XP DOS box.
I learned that Shadow Warrior works under Win 98SE with my R8500. The VGA pallete does not get mixed up as it does when using true DOS. This implies that a VESA driver is needed for the R8500 as it doesn't seem to fully implement VESA 2.0 natively.
I haven't got the sound config of SW just right but I'm close because the tests work in the SW setup program.
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