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Ultrasound Daily Digest Tue, 20 Apr 1993 Volume 3 : Issue 20 Today's Topics: [GUS] GUSTEST v1.22 and GUS C code library at archive Cakewalk Cyberstrike GUS: using DMA for data transfer? GUS and Alone in the Dark Demo Problems (2 msgs) GUS New Installation Disk Ver 2.05 help Links 386 Pro MIDI file format Ultrasound Daily Digest V3 #19 Ultrasound FTP Sites - New Files Validated - April 17, 93 Windows and SBOSLIB.SBS 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: 19 Apr 93 18:15:28 GMT From: mchen@csp.cs.psu.edu (Michael Chen) Subject: [GUS] GUSTEST v1.22 and GUS C code library at archive Message-ID: ReprintFrom: comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard Well, I finally got around to speeding up the block DRAM routines, so I've released the C routines and the source to GUSTEST at the GUS archive site. It's faster now... clears 256K of memory in 3.3 seconds, including load time. You can beat it with assembly, but I don't have one, and can't find a decent one that I can afford to use. -- Mike -- _____________________________________________________________________________ | Michael Chen | From the depths of our most lucid horrors | | | spring our fond hopes and pure desires... | | mchen@groucho.cs.psu.edu | except what comes from HELL! :-) 7/23/92 | \_______________________________\___________________________________________| ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1993 21:41 AST From: CHRIS FORGERON Subject: Cakewalk Message-ID: <01GX7KYEYHFK001SIS@HUSKY1.STMARYS.CA> I've hear~rd much about this piece of software, but have yet to come across it. Can anyone tell me a FTP site where this is, or other means of obtaining this software? tnx. ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1993 18:47:23 -0700 From: Eric N. Liao Subject: Cyberstrike Message-ID: <199304200147.AA02512@aerospace.aero.org> Does anyone know when Cyberstrike is coming out? I'm referring to the game by Joshua Jensen, not the on-line game at GeNIE. ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1993 17:29:57 GMT From: av@omega.ssw.de (Andreas Vogel) Subject: GUS: using DMA for data transfer? Message-ID: <1993Apr19.172957.4126@omega.ssw.de> ReprintFrom: comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard Hello, I've stepped through the Linux GUS driver code and some other utils for the gus (btw. I've read the UltraDox manual carefully) and it seems that nobody knows how exchange data with the GUS using DMA. I want to write a GUS driver for SVR4 unix and the only acceptable method for playing or recording sound is via DMA. Any information and hints are welcome. Thanks in advance, -- Andreas Vogel Bahnhofstr. 13 / D-7300 Esslingen / Germany ab 1.7.1993: 73728 Esslingen Voice: +49-711/3967133 (priv.: +49-711/357613) E-Mail: av@ssw.de ------------------------------ Date: 18 Apr 93 15:01:58 GMT From: whubis@teal.csn.org (Walter A. Hubis) Subject: Re: GUS and Alone in the Dark Demo Problems Message-ID: ReprintFrom: comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard In article v128nkga@ubvmsb.cc.buffalo.edu writes: > > Has anyone else had any problems with the GUS with the >Alone in the Dark demo? When I choose digitized sound effects with >the Soundblaster DMA, I get this strange garbage out of my speakers, >it sounds almost like a voice talking backwards. The music is >fine, but the digitized sound effects all sound like garbage. > The strange thing is that it USED to work. When I first got >it, everthing was working just fine. I played the demo, got tired of >it, and deleted it. Then I tried to show it to a friend, and reinstalled >it, and all of the problems began. I WAS going to go buy it, but there >is now way now, unless I can fix this problem. > The thing is, since I had it working, and now, I have changed >a lot of things on my computer. > I have, since it was last working : > Installed Dos 6.0 with Doublespace > Upgraded my memory from 2 to 4 meg > Upgraded the GUS' memory to 1 meg > Installed the new installation disks (2.01) > Installed the new SBOS (2.04) > > I think, but I'm not sure, that I may have had the new >sbos in when the aitd demo was working. > > Anyway, has anyone else had this problem with GUS and the >Alone in the Dark demo (or the real game, for that matter)? If so, >I would really appreciate some help. > > Thanks in advance. > > Later, > Henry I have had a similar problem, although with the regular Alone in the Dark game. I too have upgraded to DOS 6.0, and used Doublespace. At first, _nothing_ worked, so I reinstalled Alone in the Dark and the Gravis s/w from the new install disks. Now, It won't let me use the DMA channel. Wave under windows works fine. I had Stacker 3.0 on before and had no problems. Anyone else had problems with Doublespace? Does it use a DMA channel? Walt ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1993 20:52:49 GMT From: markus@info.umoncton.ca (PAULIN MARC Y.) Subject: Re: GUS and Alone in the Dark Demo Problems Message-ID: ReprintFrom: comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard In article v128nkga@ubvmsb.cc.buffalo.edu writes: >From: v128nkga@ubvmsb.cc.buffalo.edu >Subject: GUS and Alone in the Dark Demo Problems >Date: 18 Apr 93 04:41:00 GMT > Has anyone else had any problems with the GUS with the >Alone in the Dark demo? When I choose digitized sound effects with >the Soundblaster DMA, I get this strange garbage out of my speakers, >it sounds almost like a voice talking backwards. The music is >fine, but the digitized sound effects all sound like garbage. I bought the game and I have a 1Meg GUS. I use SoundBlaster NO DMA and everything works fine. The sound is creepy, the music is hair raising. I love that game!!! :) > I have, since it was last working : > Installed Dos 6.0 with Doublespace > Upgraded my memory from 2 to 4 meg > Upgraded the GUS' memory to 1 meg > Installed the new installation disks (2.01) > Installed the new SBOS (2.04) My settings are: Dos 6.0 without Doublespace 1 Meg of RAM (286-16MHz) Gravis Ultrasound (1Meg) Gravis Disks 2.01 (just upgraded to 2.05, I'll see if it still works). SBOS 2.04 Remember, select SoundBlaster WITH NO DMA!!! ____ _ _ _ / \ \ /' )' )' ) | | | / / / | (_|__/ \ / / __. .__ ___ | | __. . . \ . ___ / (__(_/|__) )__/(__ \_/__(_/|__)\_)__/\__)__) <_ VIVE L'ACADIE LIBRE!!! (506)855-4974 - Canada +---------------------------------------------+-----------------------------+ | markus@info.umoncton.ca | "My son, ask for thyself | | For Talk: markus@clement.info.umoncton.ca | another kingdom. For that | |---------------------------------------------+ which I leave is too small | | When all else fails, read the instructions | for thee" - King Philippe | +---------------------------------------------+-----------------------------+ ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1993 01:53:41 GMT From: wity@iastate.edu (Wity Ganda) Subject: GUS New Installation Disk Ver 2.05 Message-ID: ReprintFrom: comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard There are new GUS disk ver 2.05 in epas, I downloaded it, and installed it. These are the differences between 2.05 and 2.01 - SBOS Ver 2.04 - PLAYMIDI.EXE and PLAYFILE.EXE are the same version, but they are a little bigger. - CALLIOPE.PAT is different, although their sizes are same. (I only compared it with comp.exe) If you have installed the 2.01, don't bother to install 2.05 like me. :-) -- +=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+=-+ | W i t y G a n d a | "Faith works, love labours and | | -=<* wity@iastate.edu *>=- | hope endures." - John R.W. Stott - | +=-*=-*=-I=-O=-W=-A=-*=-S=-T=-A=-T=-E=-*=-U=-N=-I=-V=-E=-R=-S=-I=-T=-Y=-*=-*=-+ ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 19 Apr 93 18:30:45 PDT From: gabrielj@sfu.ca Subject: help Message-ID: <9304200130.AA03602@fraser.sfu.ca> k k Ok, to the people having problems with U7. Have you got the U7 driver patches off of epas? They are replacements for the sb and adlib drivers that come with U7 2. To get links to work without freezing. turn off the background sfx. and run sbos with -x2. Godfrey. ZZ ------------------------------ Date: 19 Apr 93 9:04 -0700 From: Thomas Wong Subject: Re: Links 386 Pro Message-ID: <3438*twong@civil.ubc.ca> Isn't this in the FAQ or somewhere? The question about Links keeps popping up again and again so I guess people doesn't know which one has been answered and which one hasn't been. Anyways.... even though you have the latest Links (ver 1.08) and the new SBOS, you still need to run SBOS again with a parameter. I can't remember offhand but it's either -o2 or -x2. Good luck. Thomas. ------------------------------ Date: 19 Apr 93 17:59:18 From: SWHITTAK@gst-soft.demon.co.uk (Simon Whittaker) Subject: MIDI file format Message-ID: <9304191702.AA26641@orca.es.com> Yo ! Does anyone have the standard MIDI file format ? Its defined by some association in Los Angeles which is a bit far away for me to give a ring on the 'dog and bone'. Ta Simon ===================================================================== Simon Whittaker GST Software PLC Software Engineer Meadow Lane Research and Development St. Ives Huntingdon email : swhittak@gst-soft.demon.co.uk Cambridgshire voice : +44 (0)480 496789 ext 2204 PE17 4LG fax : +44 (0)480 496189 England ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 19 Apr 93 20:34:28 EDT From: n4zfd!frodo@rylos.n2idf.ampr.org (Jim Blakely) Subject: Re: Ultrasound Daily Digest V3 #19 Message-ID: <6R502B1w165w@n4zfd.UUCP> Windows does not support the use of sound cards in DOS boxes - unless the DOS application attempting to access them has been written as a "multimedia aware" application - such as the shell that powers Sierra games under Windows is. ------------------------------ Date: 18 Apr 1993 02:12:06 GMT From: twong@civil.ubc.ca (Thomas Wong) Subject: Ultrasound FTP Sites - New Files Validated - April 17, 93 Message-ID: <1qqddmINN4ba@iskut.ucs.ubc.ca> ReprintFrom: comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard GRAVIS ULTRASOUND FTP SITES NEWS ========================================================================== Ftp Site: archive.epas.utoronto.ca Directory: pub/pc/ultrasound wuarchive.wustl.edu systems/msdos/ultrasound ------------------------------------------------------------------------- I finally got onto the Gravis BBS again and downloaded some of the requests I had from those who didn't want to call long distance. I've since uploaded these files to our ftp archives as follows.... Subdirectory: ..../sound/669/files funkymix.zip, instmix.zip, kickmeln.zip, sumrseve.zip Subdirectory: ..../game mima250.zip - Missile Master for Windows... finally a Windows game with sound! Ultrasound compatible of course. Sounds pretty good. Play is not bad either. tetrolis.zip - YES, more games for the Ultrasound.... Tetrolis is a tetris game for the Ultrasound. Has more options than original tetris and of course sounds awesome. ;) That's it for now. I'll probably validate the files under submit next week..... QUESTION: There is a subdir under submit called disk2.05! Is there an install disk set with version 2.05? John? Is this legit? I don't see it on the Gravis BBS. If legit, what is new? Thanx. Thomas. ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 19 Apr 93 18:20:11 EDT From: Phat H Tran Subject: Windows and SBOSLIB.SBS Message-ID: <9304192220.AA20655@sciborg.uwaterloo.ca> > From: Michael C Irvin > Subject: Patch errors! > Message-ID: <93Apr18.131936edt.14343-3@smith.crayola.cs.psu.edu> > > I recently read that someone was having problems in windows dealing with > patch errors. I, too, when trying to start up a DOS BOX get the > following error: > > "error on load of patch library(C:\ULTRASND\SBOS\sboslib.sbs)" > [...] Anybody who's having the above error: why not just remove SBOS before you start Windows? SBOS can't run in a Windows DOS box anyhow. In fact, it disables itself when you start up Windows and reactivates when you exit. Phat. ------------------------------ End of Ultrasound Daily Digest V3 #20 ************************************* Digest Address: ultrasound@dsd.es.com To post to tomorrow's digest Request Server Address: ultrasound-request@dsd.es.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, and request files Owner Address: ultrasound-owner@dsd.es.com To contact a human if the server has troubles FTP Sites: archive.epas.utoronto.ca pub/pc/ultrasound wuarchive.wustl.edu systems/msdos/ultrasound

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