>I can get my hand on a used/second-hand/pre-owned Gravis Ultra Sound
>ACE (1MB) for $40.
For $40? That's a bit of a high price for a used GUS ACE. I
would try to talk the seller down in price. Especially cuz the GUS ACE is
a stripped down GUS (doesnt have wavetable or can't record of something
like that...not too sure). I wish I could find someone to sell me a GUS
Quote:>The question is: Is it worth it? Another question: Is there any
>gotcha, like some programs that may have problems with non-SB stuff,
If you are running Linux, most everything runs through the sound
drivers so you probably wont have to worry about it. In fact, The only
programs I've seen that are card specific are gmod and xgmod which only
work with the GUS.
Quote:>I have a legacy 486 non-PnP motherboard and only runs Linux. (No
>Win95, so my system is not so legacy after all :-) I can get a SB-16
>compatible for $29 but it is PnP and so is every new sound cards out
Well, you might be able to get the SB16 PnP to work with Linux. A
lot of other people have gotten it to work. And if you're not interested
in listening to modules (which are best played by gmod and xgmod) you wont
NEED a GUS.
Quote:>Also, I am not picky at all about the sound quality but I heard that
>GUS is very decent anyway (dunno about the ACE though).
Well, my GUS Classic has GREAT sound, very low signal-to-noise
ration. Unfortunately I was going to buy a GUS PnP and it was so noisy.
I dont kwo if the RAM was broken on it or what. It didn't sound like bad
RAM, it sounded like it was picking up noise or something. I just want a