Trying to play an old DOS based game on a Dell using it's own built in on-board hardware. I finally found and configured a bootable thumbdrive, refreshed my skills on Config.sys and Autoexec.bat, and dug up my old copy of mouse.com. Everything works, except it doesn't detect a soundcard. (not to imply the game is plug and play, just that it doesn't seem to see whatever it wants to see to confirm it's existence).
I looked up www.soundmax.com
and for drivers they point to motherboard and PC manufacturers for drivers, and of course Dell isn't going to offer DOS drivers for anything other than bootable disk images to update older flash BIOS, and spelunking the mobo manufacturer sites has proved fruitless.