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Name that PC hardware game

Post by Daehawk » Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:29 am

Even if you win theres no prizes...well other than showing how good a memory you have or how good your Google Fu is.

Ok lets begin!

1990s hardware for the PC. It was NOT a sound card. It sat on my desk between my pc's sound card output and my 2 desktop speakers. It was made to enhance the sound for a single pair of speakers making them have a super stereo sound effect or a semi 3d surround'ish sound.

I used it about 10 years until I got my first set of true 4.1 speaker....Creative Sound Works in fact.

It was a black box a little bigger than a deck of cards. It had a power button, one or two or so switches, and a large volume knob. Oh and a headphone jack if you wanted to use them.

It really worked and worked well too! if Im remembering right you could turn the effect up or down to suit you. Not sure on that. I thought it was called Real3D but that doesn't bring up pc external hardware devices from the 90s. I then started thinking A3D but that was a card and software 3D sound thing that was a competitor to 3dfx's 3D sound.

This has been in my head for days. My memory is half there. I remember the look and the way it worked but the name has escaped into the ether.

I really dont want to have to go outside into an outbuilding damaged by a tornado with a leaky half of a roof and dig around to see if I even still own it.
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Re: Name that PC hardware game

Post by Anonymous Bosch » Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:43 pm

Sounds very much like the WOW Thing Box by SRS Labs:

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Re: Name that PC hardware game

Post by Daehawk » Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:12 pm

Mine wasn't a Wow Thing as I recall but SRS is the tech it used I think! Hmmm..I wonder if it was a WoW or something else. Off to look up SRS

Well I cant find one like mind. Its a lot like that but jet black plastic and not clear and didn't have big writing I dont think. Sooo close.

I found this video demo of SRS. Works with stereo speakers or headphones. Still amazing.
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Re: Name that PC hardware game

Post by Johnhunt » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:12 am

Great post.

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Re: Name that PC hardware game

Post by Daehawk » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:01 pm

You're not fooling anyone ya know.
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Re: Name that PC hardware game

Post by Alefroth » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:23 pm

Daehawk wrote:You're not fooling anyone ya know.
Great post.

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Re: Name that PC hardware game

Post by coopasonic » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:29 pm

Alefroth wrote:
Daehawk wrote:You're not fooling anyone ya know.
Great post.
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