IBM PC Music Feature Card

There are 15 games documented on PixelatedArcade supporting IBM PC Music Feature Card for IBM PC/Compatibles.
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IBM PC Music Feature Card is part of the category Sound Hardware Supported.
The IBM PC Music Feature Card is a sound card that was first introduced by IBM in 1987. It was essentially a version of the Yamaha FB-01 FM Sound Generator on an ISA card instead of an external module (although there were some minor differences). Like the FB-01 it was based on the Yamaha YM2164, a 4 operator FM synthesizer sound chip. The card could play up to 8 sounds at a time with each sound being able to be set to a different timbre and panned left, right, or center for stereo effects. 336 instrument sounds were built in with the ability to store up to 96 user programmable sounds. It was possible to install two cards in a single computer providing up to 16 sounds at a time, however there weren't any games that supported this option.

The IBM PC Music Feature Card failed to gain much market share or developer support for gaming; part of the reason for that may have been the high cost of the card as it was intended to be a professional level card geared towards composers and musicians (when introduced, it cost $495).


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IBM PC Music Feature Card
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