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Ultrasound Daily Digest Sat, 17 Apr 1993 Volume 3 : Issue 17 Today's Topics: Anouncing new GUS program GUSORGAN GUS Probs w/digitized sound in Comanche (I am not stupid - please read) IBM MOD Players Compared! Repost-Ultima7 & Loading TSRs Sierra responce (part 2) Ultrasound Daily Digest V3 #15 Ultrasound Daily Digest V3 #16 Wavetable / ROM or RAM? Information about the UltraSound Daily Digest (such as mail addresses, request servers, ftp sites, etc., etc.) can be found at the end of the Digest. *** HEY!!! *** Before you ask a question, *** READ THE FAQ ***. It's available on the request server and the ftp sites, or check the newsgroup archives. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 16 Apr 93 13:06:38 CDT From: eason@ncrnd3.StPaul.NCR.COM (Dale Eason) Subject: Anouncing new GUS program GUSORGAN Message-ID: <9304161806.AA09853@ncrnd3.StPaul.NCR.COM> I have uploaded gusorg.exe and gusorg.txt to epas. Gusorgan allows you to play the GUS from a midi keyboard. Gusorgan is a DOS program for midi keyboard and the Gravis Ultrasound adapter. It mimics an organ console with one keyboard and 16 stop tabs. Stop tabs select what voices (patches) will play when midi keys are pressed. You use the computer keyboard to select the stop tabs. A config file is used to select what patches are control by the stop tabs. Up to 16 patches can be controlled and played simultaenously by Gusorgan. If you do not have a midi keyboard or midi adapter you can still hear the patches demoed using the demo command. Check the gusorgan.doc file for further info. Dale Eason Gusorg.exe is a self extracting archive. To use it run gusorg.exe ------------------------------ Date: 16 Apr 1993 15:20:06 -0400 (EDT) From: PSANTUCCI@DESIRE.WRIGHT.EDU Subject: GUS Probs w/digitized sound in Comanche (I am not stupid - please read) Message-ID: <01GX30QJMF36004EC1@DESIRE.WRIGHT.EDU> I am among the many having trouble using the GUS with Comanche Maximum Overkill. I have tried everything I know - I hope one of you gentle readers knows more. I am using SBOS v2.04. I installed it by unzipping gus0022.zip (from wuarchive.wustl.edu) into my C:\ultrasnd\sbos directory and then copying the files up to ultrasnd as specified in the FAQ troubleshooting guide Written by: john.smith@gravis.com (John Smith) ] Make sure that you put ALL the correct files in the ] /ultrasnd/sbos directory and remove any old ones. Sbosdrv.exe, ] Loadsbos.exe and Sboslib.sbs MUST all be from the same release ] revision. They are NOT mixable. A lot of the problems you are seeing ] could happen if the wrong driver is used with the new loader and patch ] library. To make sure you are using the correct files, delete ALL ] files from /ultrasnd/sbos. Then unzip the new release into the sbos ] directory. Then COPY sbosdrv.exe up to the /ultrasnd directory. Then ] COPY loadsbos.exe up to the /ultrasnd directory also. Now pick either ] sboslo.bat or sboshi.bat up to /ultrasnd/sbos.bat. These two batch ] files assume you are using emm386. If you are using another memory ] manager (like qemm, 386max etc), use the appropriate command to load ] it into high memory. (NOTE: If you installed your software in some ] other directory, substitute it in place of /ultrasnd). ] I am NOT using emm386 as the Comanche manual specificly prohibits it. All I have is HIMEM.SYS, as you will see in my Config.SYS file below. I do not know how I should try to load SBOS hi using this device, but I have tried both sboslo.bat and sboshi.bat without any noticable difference. To aviod possible conflicts with other TSR's or memory managers, I am booting from a specific Comanche boot disk created by the BOOTXMS.BAT prog provided by NovaLogic. All I have added is the ultrasnd lines to the AUTOEXEC.BAT of this boot disk. A complete listing follows: AUTOEXEC.BAT: path c:\dos;c:\ultrasnd; SET ULTRASND=220,1,1,2,5 C:\ULTRASND\ULTRINIT ULTRAJOY 16 SET ULTRADIR=C:\ULTRASND SET BLASTER=A220 I2 D1 T1 prompt $p$g c: cd \apps\dosapps\games\comanche CONFIG.SYS: DEVICE=C:\dos\himem.sys DOS=HIGH BUFFERS = 30 FILES = 30 after booting, I end up in my Comanche directory. I type: SBOS sbos installs, apparantly correctly. I type: CMO1BBS and the patch prog runs, tells me everything is up to date (because no documentation I can find specifies wether this prog must be run every time or only once, I have tried it both ways without noticable effect.) SOUNDSET and I enter the Comanche sound set program, where I set these parameters: Digital Sound Device = soundblaster compatible SoundBoard IRQ=2 DMA Channel =1 Music device = Adlib (i have also tried music device = soundblaster compatible) I type: C or Comanche and comanche runs. I get music and joystick, no digital sound effects. If I quit comanche and run Wolfenstien 3d, all sounds work fine there, so I have some evidence that SBOS is running correctly I have tried making BLASTER = A220, I5 etc, to match the MIDI IRQ insted of UltraIRQ without noticeable effect. I have tried using DMA =2 on all variables without noticable effect. I cannot determine if there is a DMA conflict with my other hardware because none of the manuals for my other harware mention DMA at all. In case it matters, here is that hardware list: 486dx/66 VESA local bus from Gateway 2000 Micronics Motherboard and Chipset 380meg IDE HD (unknown manufacturer) ATI ULTRA PRO local bus graphics card One final note: The GUS sounds great when it works. I am an amiga user, so this setup/conflict stuff is very wierd to me. How can you put up with it? A copy of this note will be posted on the Gravis BBS as soon as I can get through. Meum Planetum Non Est, PATMAN ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 16 Apr 93 14:10:48 PDT From: Rabel1@cup.portal.com (Randy K Abel) Subject: IBM MOD Players Compared! Message-ID: <79645@cup.portal.com> ReprintFrom: comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard This is a comparison of all of the IBM MOD music file players that I have come across. Friday - (04/16/93) ========================================================================= | | |Edit |EMS|Graphical| Shell |Built-in|Zipped|286| |Program Name |Version|MODS?|OK?|Playback?|to DOS?| Menu? |Files?|ok?| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |B's Pro Tracker| 0.05B2|w/reg|Yes|Ansi Only| Yes | Yes | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Brain | 1.20 | No |Yes| Yes | No | No | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |CD-Box | 2.20 | No |Yes| No | No | Yes | Yes |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Composer 669 | 1.03 | Yes | No| No | No | Yes | No | No| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Creator | 1.10 | Yes |Yes| No | No | Yes | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Dark-Tracker | 2.41 | Yes | No| Yes | No | Yes | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Dark-Trkr Plyr | 2.01 | No | No| Yes | No | No | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Digi Studio | 1.50 |w/reg|Yes| Yes | No | Yes | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Digitrak | 0.01b | No |Yes| Yes | No | Yes | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Dual-Mod Player| 2.33 | No |Yes|Ansi Only| Yes | No | No | No| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Execmod | 1.0b | No |Yes| No | ??? | No | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Galliasoft Mod | 1.35 | Yes |Yes| Yes | Yes | Yes | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |GTS | 0.91 | Yes |Yes| Yes | No | Yes | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Gus Mod | 2.11 | No |Yes| Yes | Yes | Yes | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Holoplay | 0.00 | No |Yes|Ansi Only| No | No | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Intellitracker | 2.00 | No |Yes| Somewhat| No | No | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |JAMP | 1.50 | No | No|Ansi Only| No | Yes | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |JM Player | 1.00 | No | No| Yes | No | Yes | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |JM Pro Tracker | 5.00 | No |Yes| No | Yes | No | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|--------|--------|--------|------|---| |KingMod | 1.11 | Yes |Yes| No | No | Yes | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |MFed | 1.52 | Yes |Yes| Yes | No | Yes | Yes |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Modac | 1.00 | No | No| Yes | No | Yes | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Mod Edit | 3.01 | Yes |Yes| No | Yes | Yes | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Mod Player | 2.19b | No |Yes| Yes | Yes | Yes | Yes |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Mod's Grave | 1.03 | No |Yes| No | No | No | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |OCTA | 2.00 |w/reg| No|Ansi Only| No | Yes | No |???| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Play Mod | 1.00 | No | No| No | Yes | No | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Power Player | 1.30 | No | No| No | Forced| No | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Pro Mod | 1.10 | No | No| Yes | Yes | No | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Prot. Mod Plyr | 2.20 | No |Yes| Yes | Yes | No | No | No| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |SB Studio | 1.10 |w/reg|Yes| Yes | No | Yes | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Scream Tracker | 2.25 | Yes |Yes| Yes | Yes | Yes | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |SLMP | 1.9b | No |Yes| No | Yes | Yes | No | No| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Soundtraker | 2.0+ | No | No| No | No | No | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Sound System | 1.10 | No | No| Yes | No | Yes | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Super Pro Play | 1.31 | No |Yes| Yes | No | Yes | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Tetra Composer | 1.00 |w/reg|Yes| Yes | No | Yes | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Trakblaster | 2.00 | No | No| Yes | No | No | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |TuPlay | 1.00 | No | No| Yes | No | Yes | No | No| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |VangeliSTracker| 0.9c | No |Yes| Yes | No | No | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Visual Player | 1.10 | No | No| Yes | Yes | No | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Whacker Tracker| 1.01u | Yes |Yes| Yes | No | Yes | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Win Mod Pro | 0.002 | No |Yes| No | Yes | Yes | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Wow | 2.01 | No |Yes| Yes | No | Yes | No |Yes| |---------------|-------|-----|---|---------|-------|--------|------|---| |Wow II | 1.31 | No |Yes| Yes | No | No | No |Yes| ========================================================================= ========================================================================= New Stuff: Week of April 10, 1993 to April 16, 1993 * New version of Galliasoft Mod Editor/Creator (version 1.25 to version 1.35). * New version of Dual Mod Player (version 2.31 to version 2.33) ======================================================================= CD-Box, ModEdit, ModPlayer, JMPlayer, Power Player & Scream Tracker are available on SIMTEL (in sound or music directories). Try oak.oakland.edu or other SIMTEL mirror site. Other players can be found on: wuarchive.wustl.edu (pub/MSDOS_UPLOADS/sounds directory) picasso.ocis.temple.edu ftp.uwp.edu (pub/msdos/modplayers or pub/incoming/modplayers areas) archive.epas.utoronto.ca ===================================================================== Notes: The EMS OK column is used to let you know if the MOD player sounds Correct with an EMS memory manager loaded. In most cases these Players will still work but they will sound distorted. Additional Info: ============================== Supported Devices ================= | | |=======================| Additional | |Program Name |Archive File|SB|PRO|DAC|GUS|PAS|SPKR| Comments | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |B's Pro Tracker|bpt05.??? | X| | X | | | X |midi support | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Brain |brain12.??? | X| | X | | | |stereo w/2 dacs| |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |CD-Box |cdbox220.???| X| X | | | | X |shell program | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Composer 669 |compsd13.???| X| X | | | | |669 files 8chnl| |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Creator |creator1.???| X| | | | | |German Docs | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Dark-Tracker |darkplay.???| X| | | | | |No Docs | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Dark-Trkr Plyr |darkplay.???| X| | | | | |No Docs | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Digi Studio |ds15demo.???| X| | X | | | X | | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Digitrak |digitk01.???| | | | X | | |GUS only plyr | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Dual-Mod Player|dmp233.??? | X| X | X | | X | | | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Execmod |exec10b.??? | X| | | | | |Run pgm in bkgd| |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Galliasoft Mod |med135.??? | X| | X | | | X |Reqs Mod Play | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |GTS |gtsmain.??? | X| | | | | |gts w/converter| |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Gus Mod |gmod211.??? | | | | X | | | | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Holoplay |hp00a.??? | X| X | X | | | X | | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Intellitracker |intrack.??? | X| | | | | | | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |JAMP |jamp.??? | X| | X | | | X | | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |JM Player |jmplay11.???| X| | | | | |mod/nst | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |JM Pro Tracker |jmprotr.??? | X| X | X | X | X | |mod/nst/wow etc| |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |KingMod |king111.??? | X| | | | | |std. music note| |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |MFed |mfed152.??? | X| | X | | | X | | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Modac |modac1.??? | X| X | X | | | X |Some VGA prblms| |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Mod Edit |moded301.???| X| | X | | | X | | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Mod Player |mp219b.??? | X| | X | | | X | | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Mod's Grave |grave103.???| X| X | | | | |skips sometimes| |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |OCTA |octademo.???| X| X | | | | |mod/nst/oct | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Play Mod |playmod.??? | X| | | | | | | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Power Player |pp13.??? | X| | X | | | |mod/wow files | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Pro Mod |promod.??? | X| X | | | | |use -m for SBs | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Prot. Mod Plyr |pmp220.??? | X| X | | | X | |Plays BIG Mods | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |SB Studio |sbstudio.???| X| X | | X | | | | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Scream Tracker |st225.??? | X| | X | | | X |mod/stm files | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |SLMR |silly19b.???| X| | X | | | X | | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Soundtraker |minitrak.???| X| | | | | |no docs | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Sound System |ss11.??? | X| | | | | |tends to crash | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Super Pro Play |spp-v131.???| X| | | | | X | | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Tetra Composer |tetra10.??? | X| | | | | | | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Trakblaster |tblast20.???| X| | | | | |keep all files!| |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |TuPlay |tuplay10.???| X| | X | | | | | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |VangeliSTracker|vt09cexe.???| X| X | X | | | |Spanish Docs | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Visual Player |vp11.??? | X| X | X | | | X |Cool Graphics | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Whacker Tracker|wt101u.??? | X| X | X | | | X | | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Win Mod Pro |wmp002b2.???| X| X | X | X | X | X |Windows Only | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Wow |wow201.??? | X| | X | | | X | | |---------------|------------|--|---|---|---|---|----|---------------| |Wow II |wowii130.???| X| X | | | | | | ====================================================================== Notes: Only a few Mod players specifically mention PAS support but from what I've heard the PAS is 100% SB compatible so it should work with any player that supports Sound Blaster. ====================================================================== Another program that I would like to mention is Xmaster which while not an actual MOD player is a Great Shell proram for all the above players without built-in Menus. It can even handle Zipped modules and VOC files. It is available on SIMTEL mirror sites. If you find any errors, omissions or new versions of the above players please send me a note. Thanks to all who sent me suggestions & additional information! Randall Abel (rabel1@cup.portal.com) ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 16 Apr 93 8:23:05 PDT From: jenkinch@ucs.orst.edu (Charley Jenkins) Subject: Repost-Ultima7 & Loading TSRs Message-ID: <9304161523.AA17196@ucs> This is a repost. This article some how got split in the last digest... Are you frustrated at not being able to load TSRs in high memory while running Ulitma 7? Wouldn't it be nice to be able to run Stacker, mouse driver, SBOS, disk cache, and Ultima 7? You can! -Download UMBDR522.ZIP -From archive.umich.edu or wuarchive.wustl.edu -Directory /msdos/util/system /mirrors3/archive.umich.edu/msdos/util/sytem This program will allow you to loadhi all your TSRs WITHOUT putting your cpu in Protected Mode which Voodo Memory Manager hates. You can even create expanded memory in REAL mode in case your favorite disk cache works better with expanded memory. I tried it out last night and it worked great! For the first time I was able to load Stacker 2.0, mouse drv, click, smartdrv, SBOS, and run Ultima 7. Credit needs to go to Chris Kalin the orginal poster of this information! Chris Kalin -- Chris Kalin-----> ckalin@csd4.csd.uwm.edu -OR- ckalin@watt.cae.uwm.edu Charley Jenkins jenkinch@ucs.orst.edu ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1993 18:46:36 -0400 From: dave@rylos.n2idf.ampr.org (David Mutterer) Subject: Sierra responce (part 2) Message-ID: <9304161846.ZM11213@rylos.n2idf.ampr.org> Here is yet another 'canned' response from Sierra via another support channel: Date: Friday, April 16, 1993 2:55pm Electronic Mail From: Sierra Msg#: 205602 To: Zar Re: GUS Support.? (Reply to #205461) Developing sound drivers for a new sound card is quite an involved process. The Sierra On-Line family produces drivers for more cards than any other manufacturer. Our newest games support: Adlib, SoundBlaster, ThunderBoard, SoundBlaster Pro, Pro Audio Spectrum (Classic, Plus, 16), Microsoft Sound System, Disney Sound Source (limited), Tandy 3-voice, Roland MT-32 and LAPC-1, and General MIDI. There are many new sound cards on the market today and each one of them have their own proprietary sound format. Most of them can produce excellent sound when using drivers specifically written for them. However, there is no clear standard for sound cards, and therefore each new brand of sound card requires its own special drivers. Sound cards like the Gravis UltraSound and the Turtle Beach Multisound card are superb sound devices, but it is impossible for our programmers to include a specific sound driver for every new sound card on the market. If enough of our customers purchase a new sound card, chances are that eventually we will write a driver for it. The good news is that some of our newest products are either Windows programs, or they include both Windows and DOS interpreters. Two new games that fall in the latter category are The Lost Secret of the Rainforest and Pepper's Adventures in Time. All true Windows programs should support any sound card, as long as the proper Windows sound card drivers are installed in the Windows Control Panel. Good Luck! .. mark parker .. * Sierra BBS Sysop * ---------- Oh well... yet another big let down..... -- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- "I never met a computer I didn't like," - David Mutterer -------- - dave@rylos.n2idf.ampr.org "unless it was made by IBM." - rutgers!rylos!dave -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 16 Apr 93 00:17:42 EDT From: n4zfd!frodo@rylos.n2idf.ampr.org (Jim Blakely) Subject: Re: Ultrasound Daily Digest V3 #15 Message-ID: <8F132B1w165w@n4zfd.UUCP> Re: FAT Corruption w/Ultrasound & Dblspace Most likely, it wasn't DoubleSpace that *caused* this - the Ultrasound uses the NMI for things that it probably shouldn't, and the resulting interrupt latency can cause problems with Smartdrive's write caching. I strongly recommend that anyone using Smartdrive *turn off write-caching*. For what it's worth, I finally got my GUS from Gravis, after a 2 week delay. (I'm a dealer - this is my demo board). It came with version 2.05 disks. I immediately popped 6 256x4 chips into it. -Jim ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 16 Apr 93 19:31:45 PDT From: santeew@sisters.cs.uoregon.edu Subject: Re: Ultrasound Daily Digest V3 #16 Message-ID: <9304170231.AA29028@sisters.cs.uoregon.edu> > Well, to warn everyone that ULTRINIT.EXE crash & burn OS/2 system > pretty hard here... Well, not that visually. Instead, it caused me so > much headache to empty a tylenol bottle. Well, lemme explain. First > of all, I just bought a new hard drive, so I reformated my WD Caviar, and > put my new Quantum on drive C:. Just days before I installed the new > install disks with success... (well, I never tried what failed with them > before I switched)... > [rest of explaination removed] Actually, the problem is not with ultrainit, per se. UltraInit is doing just what it should, configuring your card according to the parameters in your ULTRASND environment variable. However, if you use the defaults that the GUS setup program suggests (i.e. IRQ 7 for the SB/MIDI stuff), then you are treading on OS/2's control over the printer, which also defaults to IRQ 7. Thus, when you run ultrainit, (which is presumably in your autoexec.bat that Win-OS/2 uses to load up), you double-hook IRQ 7 and lose the ability to print. The solution is not to remove ultrainit from your autoexec.bat, but to set the SB/MIDI IRQ to something other than 7, or to change your printer to LPT2, which OS/2 looks on IRQ 5 for. Hope this helps, Wes Santee | This is how it feels E-Mail: santeew@cs.uoregon.edu | Using up the time we steal USnail: 450 W. 8th #22, Eugene OR 97401 | This is how it feels Voice : (503) 344-9983 | To be free... -InSoc ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1993 00:42:09 -0400 From: "Mark C. Ng" Subject: Wavetable / ROM or RAM? Message-ID: FROM message in comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcards (whatever!) I posted the following: >PHT>If you are so fixated on 16-bit samples, then use 16-bit samples. >PHT>MOD-like music is not limited to only 8-bit resolution. > tiitus> >Of course, I might have trouble to cram the 16bit, 44.1kHz samples into >1 meg of RAM. Especially if you need some memory to sound effects as >well. Think about a MOD like Beyond Music, if I recall right it was over >700kB with 8 bit samples. How about with 16bit, 44.1kHz samples? As an aside note / question to this debate, We can have the GUS load stuff into onboard mem and play the samples back on the many channels available on the the card. But my question is , Can you play the a certain number of samples from the onboard memory and play a sound the main computer's memory (like a DAC) at the same time.. This would solve some of the problems of memory, for instance if a sound (explosion) or some sound that was to be require to be played once or very (relatively) few times in a duration of an execution then running thhis through a DAC or simular procedure will be most optimal.... ofcourse, if this would be an CPU intensive process... I guess Its out of the question. Solutions that will slow down (let's say a high speed vector display routine) performance will not be considered as solutions. I believe Windows can do this! But that's not in a high speed graphic situation (game / vector). ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Mark C. Ng mcng@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca University of Waterloo Sysop of Digital Pixel BBS:(416) 298-1487 Toronto,Ont,Can,Sol COMGFXMIDISDINOSAURSEJAPANESEXBADMINTONYANIMEGBIKEIPURPOSEROFLLIFESARTS "Knowledge is Power, but a little knowledge is dangerous... 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