Apoc Sound

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#1 Kickalienass



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Posted 06 September 2002 - 08:01 PM

Did anyone have any luck with fuguring out apoc sound? I still can't figure out how to get sound working on my system. The sound setup can't detect my sound card and if I choose one it crashes :D that sux. Any help would be appretiated.

#2 Kickalienass



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Posted 06 September 2002 - 08:05 PM

Another thing- this is also happening in TFTD- If I turn the sound off for both games they play fine but if I try to use sound they crash.

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Posted 01 January 2004 - 08:19 PM

I've got the exact same problem with apoc on my xp. i choose one and it crashes.

mebbe theres a patch somewhere, but there doesnt seem to be anyone that really clued up on this subject.

Wheres the experts?

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Posted 02 January 2004 - 04:52 AM

Same here, I can install apoc with XP easily but it cant detect the card, crashes when i choose one, bla bla bla... Anyway, how do I fix it.

Also on a different computer, with windows 98, the sound sets up fine. But when I play, sometimes it works perfect, but other times, the sound will slow down to the point where it only does anything in about 1/4 second intervals every 30 seconds or so. If it sounds fine, the game only responds to commands in these intervals.

Also when I play on that computer, the game freezes, then it looks like it makes a lot of messed up replicas about 20-30 on the screen tiled where it looks like there is writing at the top. I really need help, if its my computer, then theres nothing I can do, but if anyone can suggest a fix, tell me soon!

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Posted 02 January 2004 - 06:14 AM

What are your soundcard specifications? The type of soundcard, IRQ, DMA, etc.

Is it a soundblaster 'compatible'? If it is, that should make things easier. Test the various 'sound blaster' settings in the sound setup, and work down from there.

Note that the game's 'autodetect' setting is unreliable and shouldn't be trusted. First time I set up the game, it autodetected my Sound Blaster Pro (which it is), but the whole thing fouled up and worked like Alain described. I had to manually set it to a plain 'Sound Blaster' and it now works like a charm.

Note that lots of recent soundcards do not come with dos sound drivers (It's the 'Dos is so archaic - let's stop supporting it' mentality at work folks). If you don't have a dos sound driver and your soundcard won't work without the driver, then, well, you won't be able to hear sounds in Dos programs, unless you can get an emulator. The VDMS  emulator is popular among Win2k players.

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