The War College is a DOS game. Under DOS, software needs to come with specific drivers for each sound card it supports. The system requirements on the The War College box claim: “All soundcards supported.” How so?
Quite simple: The game does not contain any sound effects, voices or software audio whatsoever. Instead it comes with four musical tracks on the CD. Since CD audio is audible on basically every soundcard as long as the board is connected to the CD-ROM drive, the box can indeed claim to “support” all cards.
This soundtrack – midi music transformed into Redbook Audio – is all you hear in the game; and since the total of 20 minutes breaks down into four pieces roughly five minutes in length (one for each battle simulated), you’ll hear it in continuous loops that soon become annoyingly repetitive. There is no option to turn the sound off though, other than removing the CD from the drive. Add