Cry some more!
I'll try the different sound setups next weekend, I'll be spending the next 3 days in a city called Vitória (Victory working, away from my computer...ChrisReid said:Sounds like an incompatibility between the settings, dosbox and your sound card. Try more configurations in the installation menu. SB/Pro/16 can all work differently. DOSBox defaults to IRQ7 I believe.
Does dosbox detect the joystick as it's booting up? You need to make sure windows is detecting it properly as well. WC1/2's recognition of joysticks is pretty standard, so if dosbox sees it, they should work.
BTW, the joystick problem was Armada's fault, it made the joystick disappear from windows. A reboot solved the issue.
BTw, I played Privateer last night... I mean I REALLY played it, using the settings Wuqed posted above. I almost wept from emotion... It is the best game ever.