Announcing The Snark Barker, a 100% Compatible SB 1.0 Replica!

2:28 am Projects

In December 1989, Creative Labs launched the now-famous Sound Blaster card. Almost 30 years later, I’d like to announce the Snark Barker, a replica of the original card designed to satisfy all your retrocomputing cravings!

Snark Barker Image

Check out my GitHub repository for all the design files.

The design has been tested and works with a number of old DOS games, and is compatible with the CMS chips (actually Philips SAA1099 devices).

4 Responses
  1. Leo :

    Date: January 27, 2019 @ 2:19 pm

    Great project! kudos on releasing it!
    can you please give more info on this statement on github?
    “purchase a SB 2.0 DSP chip from China and put it in a 44-PLCC to 40-DIP adapter”
    Where can one purchase this SB2.0 DSP?

    Also the 1.0 code, is it taken from a genuine SB? thanks!!!!

  2. eric :

    Date: January 30, 2019 @ 2:45 am

    Various sources sell a CT1351V202 that actually seems to work. The HEX file is not from the original SB, it’s taken from a no-name Chinese clone of the SB 2.0. There are more efforts ongoing; details at a later date.

  3. Leo Dallas :

    Date: January 30, 2019 @ 12:01 pm

    thanks for the info Eric, can’t wait to see what the future brings!

  4. kaspar :

    Date: February 5, 2019 @ 12:29 pm

    Your silkscreen text got a good laugh in my FOSDEM presentation.

    (P.S. You should link here from the github repo, also I have open issue there).

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