Can't download itruben_balea wrote: ↑Thu 23 Aug, 2018 11:54 pmSource code already modified: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CN_A6S ... sp=sharing
I did some testing with the onboard IDE port, and definetively it's not possible to connect a slave device of any kind. Instead, I found in my stash a 8 GB CF card that works as HD on it! Perfectly compatible, installed OnTrack Disk Manager just fine, and it's tock solid. Apparently, it's a card problem, not an adapter's one.
I also found a 16 bit sound card with an IDE port that works on a 286: it's an ESS 1868 PnP. It also works in Windows 3.1 (unlike the SB16, which requires a 386), but the driver is buggy: every time Windows starts, it changes its own config to use DMA 255
If anyone has the same problem, check system.ini, section [auddrive.drv], value DMAChannelWave2.
CD and CFs works nice on it... however, SATA or SD adapters do not, they even prevent the PCS from booting
Actually I couldn't play 16 bit wave files, apparently I don't have enough RAM. Speaking of which, I have 1 MB at the moment, and I want to install all 4 MBs, but most of the SIMMs I see have 3 chips. Have you tried those? If I remember well, my old one had the 9 chips ones, and I read the 3-chips needs to be explicitly supported.
On the other hand, the puny 256 kB SIMMs currently installed have 3 chips (I also just discovered that there are 512 kB on board, I thought these were 512 kB SIMMs but they don't exist at all).
There is also the 2 chips version, which doesn't have parity, MAYBE they will work?
And what about FPM modules? Choices, choices...
And last, the two different mainboards. Take a look at this shot from the user's guide: it depicts the installation of the coprocessor. The manual says to check which model of the board you have, and A is the one I have (with the Headland chipset), and from the photos I see online the B model is the TI one.
Seems like there always were 2 models. How strange.
Uhm, perhaps you should reflect that in the patch
Well, that's all for today. Keep up the good work!