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General chip sets

(Version: page rev. 1.33/ 18.02.2004)

If you don't know the chip of your sound card, see the sound cards page or the code which is printed on top of the chip, or check the web site of the manufacturer of your sound card or motherboard. If these methods fail, use the latest version of the PCI hardware sniffer which has been ported by Veit Kannegieser. Search for pci*vk.zip at Hobbes.

Most of the time sound card vendors don't write OS/2 drivers themselves. But that does not necessarily mean that a card is not supported, because often the manufacturers of chip sets which are used to build the sound card, IBM, or freeware developers write drivers for certain chip sets. This results in support for all sound cards which use the specific chip set, albeit sometimes not all of a sound cards special features are supported.

Tbl.2: OS/2- and eComStation-compatible sound card chip sets (PCI)
Vendor Aureal Avance Logic Crystal Crystal CreativeLabs CreativeLabs C-Media Ensoniq /
Creative Labs
Ensoniq /
Creative Labs
ESS ESS ESS ESS ESS ESS ESS Yamaha Yamaha IBM/Innotek ALSA driver ALSA 2 Project Vendor
Chipset AU8820 ALS4000 CS 4630, CS4614, CS4624, CS4280 CS4610, CS4612, CS4614, CS4615, CS4622, CS4624, CS4630, CS4280, CS4281 EMU 10K1 EMU 10K2 CMI8738, CMI 8738b, CMI8338a, CMI8338b ES1371 ES1373/CT5880 ES1938, ES1946, ES1969 ES1948 ES1968 ES1978 ES1980, ES1988, ES1989, ES 1930 ES1970 ? Win-OS/2 driver for ESS PCI sound cards without included Win-OS/2 driver YMF724D (bzw. E) YMF724F (DS-1), YMF740C (DS-1L), YMF744B (DS-1S), YMF754 (DS-1E) Creativ Labs EMU10+EMU10K2, Avance Logic ALS4000, Crystal CS4281, C-Media CMI8738 Creativ Labs EMU10+EMU10K2, Avance Logic ALS4000, Crystal CS4281, C-Media CMI8738, ESS Solo-1 (ESS 1938); ESS Maestro1/2/2E; ESS Maestro3/Allegro/Canyon3D-2, Yamaha YMF 724/724F/740/740C/744/754, Ensoniq ES1371/1373, Creative Labs 5880,Trident 4DWave Chipset
alternative description A3D, Vortex1         SB Audigy, SB Audigy 2       Solo1 Maestro1 Maestro-2 Maestro-2e Allegro-1 (ES1988+ES1989), Maestro-3 (ES1980) Canyon3D-2   DS-1 DS-1, DS-1L, DS-1S, DS-1E     alternative description
alternative driver / ALSA 2 driver ALSA 2 driver Crystal or IBM/Innotek driver IBM/Innotek ALSA driver, ALSA 2 driver ALSA 2 driver IBM/Innotek ALSA driver, ALSA 2 driver ALSA 2 driver ALSA 2 driver ALSA 2 driver ALSA 2 driver ALSA 2 driver ALSA 2 driver ALSA 2 driver / generic Win-OS/2 driver ALSA 2 driver ALSA 2 driver ALSA 2 driver / alternative driver
Driver version 1.0 See IBM or ALSA2 driver 3.11 See IBM or ALSA2 driver 0.80 beta See IBM or ALSA 2 driver 0.19 beta 1.01 1.01 1.17 1.0 Beta 1.0 Beta 1.0 Beta 2.0 See ALSA2 driver 2.0 1.01 1.01 1.04b 1.09 Driver version
                                           
Features                                          
Wave x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x Wave
Max. wave channels 64 n/a n/a n/a 32 n/a 4 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a / n/a n/a n/a n/a Max. wave channels
MIDI (OPL3 FM) / /* x / x / x /* /* x /* /* /* /* / / /* /* /* /* MIDI (OPL3 FM)
MIDI wavetable x / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / MIDI wavetable
RTMIDI (MPU401) Play & Rec. / / n/a / x / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / RTMIDI (MPU401) Play & Rec.
digital Play & Rec. (S/P DIF) / / / / / / x / / / / / / / / / / / / / digital Play & Rec. (S/P DIF)
4 channel audio / / / / / / x / / / / / / / / / / / / / 4 channel audio
Win-OS2 sound support /** /** x / /** /** /** /** /** x*** x*** x*** x*** x*** x*** x /** /** /** /** Win-OS2 sound support
DOS sound support / / / / / / / / / n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a / / / / / DOS sound support
APM Support / n/a x / / n/a x n/a n/a x / / / / / / n/a n/a / / APM Support
Full duplex x x n/a / x x x / / x x x x x n/a / / / / / Full duplex
Odin-compatible (e.g. Win32 RealPlayer 8) x x x x x x x n/a n/a / / / / /   / n/a n/a x x Odin-compatible (e.g. Win32 RealPlayer 8)
VPC-compatible / x / x x x x / / / / / / / * / / / x x VPC-compatible
                                           
Included Software                                         Included Software
Joystick driver / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Joystick driver
Mixer x / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Mixer
Mixer standard                                         Mixer standard
IOCTL90 / x x x x x x / / / / / / / / / / / x x IOCTL90
IBM mixer x / / / / / / x x x x x x x x / x x / x IBM mixer
                                           
System requirements according to manufacturer Warp 3 red-spine and higher OS/2 Warp 4.0 and eComStation Warp 3 blue-spine and higher Warp 4.0 and eComStation Warp 4.0 and eComStation Warp 4.0 and eComStation Warp 3 red-spine and higher Warp 3 red-spine and higher Warp 3 red-spine and higher Warp 3 red-spine and higher Warp 3 red-spine and higher Warp 3 red-spine and higher Warp 3 red-spine and higher Warp 3 red-spine and higher Warp 4.0 and eComStation Warp 3 red-spine and higher / / Warp 4.0 and eComStation Warp 4.0 and eComStation System requirements according to manufacturer
System requirements (unsupported by manufacturer) / n/a Warp 3 red-spine (without Win-OS/2) and higher n/a Warp 3 FP 40 n/a / / / / / / / / n/a / / / Warp 3 red-spine and higher n/a System requirements (unsupported by manufacturer)
                                           
Driver developer Aureal IBM/Innotek or ALSA 2 Crystal ALSA 2 driver project Sander van Leeuwen IBM/Innotek or ALSA 2 Rüdiger Ihle IBM IBM ESS ESS ESS ESS ESS ALSA 2 Project ESS IBM IBM IBM/Innotek ALSA ALSA 2 Project Driver developer
Homepage driver manufacturer / http://www.innotek.de/; http://os2.kiev.ua/en/uniaud.php http://www.cirrus.com/ http://os2.kiev.ua/en/uniaud.php / http://www.innotek.de/; http://os2.kiev.ua/en/uniaud.php / / / http://www.esstech.com/ http://www.esstech.com/ http://www.esstech.com/ http://www.esstech.com/ http://www.esstech.com/ http://os2.kiev.ua/en/uniaud.cards.php http://www.esstech.com/ / http://www.innotek.de/ http://os2.kiev.ua/en/uniaud.cards.php Homepage driver manufacturer
Filename OS2-a3d.zip uniaud.exe uniaudio_104b_binaries.zip PI0306.zip, aftpitos.exe, cwos2311.zip see ALSA 2 driver sblive080.zip uniaud.exe uniaudio_104b_binaries.zip CMedia019.zip ensoniq.exe ct5880.exe 1938_OS2_117.zip M2OS2-10.ZIP M2OS2-10.ZIP m2eos210.zip 198x_OS2_v200E2.ZIP see ALSA 2 driver d81t06a.zip pciymf.exe pciymf.exe + Daniela Engert's patch patchymf.zip uniaud.exe uniaudio_104b_binaries.zip uniaud2003xxxx.zip Filename
Sources                                         Sources
Homepage driver manufacturer     x x       x x x       x     x x   x Homepage driver manufacturer
IBM Device Driver Pak On-Line   Software Choice       Software Choice   x Software Choice               x x Software Choice   IBM Device Driver Pak On-Line
Hobbes x x   x x x x       x x x     x     x   Hobbes
others www.commtalk.de ->File Library   IBM Device Driver Matrix for ThinkPad T20-T22                     IBM Device Driver Matrix for IBM IntelliStation (Mod.6565-E1G, P3)   IBM Device DriverMatrix for IBM IntelliStation PC300PL (Type 6565, 6566)       Developer home page others
                                           
Availability                                         Availability
Freeware x x x x x x x x x x x x x x   x x x x x Freeware
eCS/IBM Software Choice customers only   x x x x x   x x                   x   eCS/IBM Software Choice customers only
                                           
Installer/Deinstall x x / x x x x x x n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   n/a x x x x Installer/Deinstall
Comment Chipset manufacturer has been taken over This sound chip is supported by the IBM/Innotek ALSA driver (http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/) The latest driver version, which is strongly recommended, is only available from the IBM Thinkpad 21-22 Device Driver Matrix Homepage and at the Hobbes software archive.     This sound chip is not officially supported by the IBM/Innotek ALSA driver yet, but is reported to work without problems.     http://www.cmedia.com.tw/ no recording via microphone ESS Maestro 2 drivers cannot be guaranteed to work with an ESS Maestro 1 chipset. - Feedback required! very bad driver very bad driver, ESS ES 1968 driver and Daniela Engert's ESS Maestro 2e patch required driver for all ESS 198x chipsets, download: ftp://64.152.86.249/pub/audio/pci/allegro-1/   in contrary to information on IBM driver site (or in Hobbes archive) this is a driver for Win-OS/2 only older driver version maybe at Hobbes; driver was free up to version 1.01 older driver version maybe at Hobbes; driver was free up to version 1.01 supported AC 97 codecs can be found in the AC 97 driver table and the driver readme file as well Supported AC 97 codecs are listed in the AC 97 driver table and the driver readme file as well. The driver is based on the ALSA driver by IBM/Innotek! Comment
driver quality ****
(1 = best, 6 = worst)
2 3 2 n/a 3 3 2 4 4 3 4 4-5 4-5 n/a   n/a 4 4 3 n/a driver quality ****
(1 = best, 6 = worst)

Abbreviations

x
yes/supported/available
/
no/not supported/not available
n/a
no information available
*
Software-MIDI possible using TiMidity
**
output of system sound possible via generic Win-OS/2 driver
***
possible if ESS Win-OS/2 sound drivers installed (http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/)
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