Games

This is a list of videogames that support the PS/1 audio card.

The PS/1 Audio/Joystik Card

The PS/1 Audio Card includes a Programmable Sound Generator (PSG) with 3 square wave channels and 1 channel for noise, and an 8-bit mono Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC). It also has a 2.5mm microphone jack, a joystick port, and a 6-pin mini-DIN MIDI connector.

The PSG is identical to the Texas Instruments SN76496 used in the IBM PCjr, but with a different input clock rate. For an in-depth comparison of the different incarnations of this chip and how it was used in various machines, see the Nerdy Pleasure blog.

The card is attached to the system via a 34-pin ribbon cable, and was specifically manufactured for the PS/1 types 2011 and 2121.

Considering the very small market presence of the IBM PS/1 and its audio card at the time, the system had a fair amount of support.

Sierra On-Line was particularly prolific, giving proper support for 3-voice PSG music and, for most of the games, DAC sound effects and/or speech. Disney’s games had some support for the PS/1 audio card as well, but that was generally limited to sound samples (for both music and effects), with no PSG music (they probably deemed the sound generator of too low quality to even bother).

Part of this list comes from Mobygames. Stricken out titles are present in that list but have no support for the PS/1 audio card.

If you want to download any of these games try here.

Game Year Publisher Req’d CPU PSG DAC IBMulator
A-10 Tank Killer (v1.5) * 1991 * Dynamix, Inc. 286 * ๐Ÿ—น โ˜ working
Aces of the Pacific 1992 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 386 ๐Ÿ—น โ˜ working
Aces Over Europe 1993 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 386 ๐Ÿ—น * โ˜ working
The Bard’s Tale III: Thief of Fate * 1990 Electronic Arts, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น * โ˜ working
BattleTech: The Crescent Hawks’ Revenge 1990 Infocom, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
Bush Buck: Global Treasure Hunter * 1991 Activision (UK) Limited 286 ๐Ÿ—น โ˜ working
Castle of Dr. Brain 1991 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood 1991 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
The Dagger of Amon Ra 1992 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
Daryl F. Gates Police Quest: Open Season 1993 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 386 โ˜ โ˜ working
F-14 Tomcat 1990 Activision, Inc. 286 * ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
Follow the Reader 1992 Walt Disney Computer Software, Inc. 286 โ˜ ๐Ÿ—น working
Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist 1993 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
Galleons of Glory: The Secret Voyage of Magellan 1990 Brรธderbund Software, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
Hard Nova * 1990 Electronic Arts, Inc. 286 ? ? working
Hare Raising Havoc 1991 Walt Disney Computer Software, Inc. 286 โ˜ ๐Ÿ—น working
Headline Harry and The Great Paper Race 1991 Davidson & Associates, Inc. 286 โ˜ ๐Ÿ—น working
Heart of China 1991 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น โ˜ working
Heaven & Earth 1992 Buena Vista Software 286 โ˜ ๐Ÿ—น working
Hoyle Classic Card Games * 1993 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
Hoyle Official Book of Games: Volume 3 1991 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น โ˜ working
The Incredible Machine 2 1994 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 386 ? * ๐Ÿ—น bugs *
Joe Montana Football 1990 SEGA of America, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น โ˜ working
King’s Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! 1990 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
King’s Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow 1992 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
Leather Goddesses of Phobos! 2: Gas Pump Girls Meet the Pulsating Inconvenience from Planet X 1992 Activision, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards 1991 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work 1991 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out! * 1993 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น * ๐Ÿ—น working?
Leisure Suit Larry: Triple Pack * 1990 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 286 ? ? untested
Links: Championship Course – Bighorn * 1994 Access Software, Inc. 286 โ˜ โ˜ untested
Links: Championship Course – Mauna Kea * 1992 Access Software, Inc. 286 โ˜ โ˜ working
Links: The Challenge of Golf * 1990 Access Software, Inc. 286 โ˜ โ˜ working
Lost Secret of the Rainforest 1993 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
Lots -o- $lot$ 1991 Capstone Software 286 ๐Ÿ—น โ˜ working
The Manhole: New and Enhanced 1992 Activision Publishing, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
Math Blaster: Episode 1 – In Search of Spot * 1993 Davidson & Associates, Inc. 286 ? ? untested
Mickey’s Colors & Shapes 1991 Walt Disney Computer Software, Inc. 286 โ˜ ๐Ÿ—น working
Mickey’s Jigsaw Puzzles 1991 Walt Disney Computer Software, Inc. 286 โ˜ ๐Ÿ—น working
Mixed Up Fairy Tales 1991 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
Monte Carlo Baccarat 1991 Capstone Software 286 ๐Ÿ—น โ˜ working *
Pepper’s Adventures in Time 1993 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
PlayMaker Football * 1991 Brรธderbund Software, Inc. 286 โ˜ โ˜ working *
Police Quest 3: The Kindred 1991 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel 1992 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
Prince of Persia 1990 Brรธderbund Software, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame 1993 Brรธderbund Software, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
Quest for Glory I: So You Want To Be A Hero 1992 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire 1990 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
Red Baron 1990 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 286 * ๐Ÿ—น โ˜ working
Rise of the Dragon 1990 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 286 โ˜ โ˜ working
Roberta Williams’ Mixed-Up Mother Goose 1991 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
The Rocketeer 1991 Walt Disney Computer Software, Inc. 286 โ˜ ๐Ÿ—น working
Sargon V: World Class Chess 1991 Activision, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น โ˜ working
Shanghai II: Dragon’s Eye 1990 Activision, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
Sid & Al’s Incredible Toons 1993 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 386 ? * ๐Ÿ—น bugs *
Silpheed (PS/1 version 3.2) * 1990 * Sierra On-Line, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
Space Quest (Collector’s Edition) * 1994 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 286 ? ? untested
Space Quest I: Roger Wilco in the Sarien Encounter 1991 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น bugs *
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers 1991 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
Space Quest V: The Next Mutation 1993 Sierra On-Line, Inc. 286 ? * ๐Ÿ—น working?
Stunt Island 1992 Walt Disney Computer Software, Inc. 286 * โ˜ ๐Ÿ—น working
The Treehouse 1991 Brรธderbund Software, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
Trump Castle II 1991 Capstone Software 286 ๐Ÿ—น โ˜ covfefe
Where in America’s Past is Carmen Sandiego? 1991 Brรธderbund Software, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (Deluxe Edition) 1990 Brรธderbund Software, Inc. 286 ๐Ÿ—น ๐Ÿ—น working
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