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Ultrasound Daily Digest Sat, 24 Apr 1993 Volume 3 : Issue 24 Today's Topics: Comanche and dblspace - working ! Does anyone have the E-mail address for Software companies? Game Patches Old Message GUS's Future, present? (2 msgs) New PLAYMIDI embedded in 2.05 Install Disks Night on Bald Mountain on epas Strike Commander and SBOS Top Mod Update 4/22/93 Ultrasound Daily Digest V3 #23 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, 23 Apr 93 15:58:54 PDT From: nestlero@chekov.usc.edu (Mikeee) Subject: Comanche and dblspace - working ! Message-ID: <9304232258.AA18777@chekov.usc.edu> OK, I've seen several people(including myself) that have had problems getting Comanche to work in a doublespaced drive.... Well, thanks to a post a week or so ago, I've now got everything working fine! The problem is that Comanche doesn't allow emm386(or whatever...) so you're stuck with the 640 k limit. With DOS, himem, dblspace(44k!), and SBOS all taking their chunk of memory, Comanche doesn't have enough left to include digitized sounds. (The easiest way to tell if you have this problemi s to start up a mission.... if you don't hear "All systems functional" as soon as the mission starts, then you've got the problem.) The fix: A neat little program that gives you access to upper memory without the aid of emm386. The program gets loaded before himem, so you can even put himem in upper memory! Anyway, I put himem, dos, and dblspace all high, and Comanche is back to its full glory! The important lines from my config are below: device=c:\umb_drvr.sys /c=09 devicehigh=c:\dos\himem.sys devicehigh=c:\dos\dblspace ....( forgot the stuff here...) I load SBOS manually(low) and end up with ~580 k left.... Note: The /c switch tells the driver what chipset you have..... I have the bad Opti chipset, and 09 works fine with it. I've just spent a half hour hunting through wuarchive to figure out where I found this little gem (I've forgotten the location and the name of the guy that first told the digest about it (sorry!) ) I did find it in: wuarchive.wustl.edu (mirrors3/archive.umich.edu/msdos/util/system) "umbdr522.zip" [ Ed. Note: I just dl'ed this from wuarchive and uploaded it to archive.epas in the ultrasound/submit directory. - Dave ] So, give it a try... looks like it'll solve a lot of problems I've read about. Mikeeeeee nestlero@spock.usc.edu ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1993 21:40:36 +0501 (EDT) From: Gunnar Swanson Subject: Does anyone have the E-mail address for Software companies? Message-ID: I want to send Lucas Arts, Microprose, and Accolade E-mail notes about games I have and to lobby for GUS patches for games that I have and future GUS support. Does anyone have a list of assress that they can share? If so please send them to gunnar@gibbs.oit.unc.edu Very Greatfull Gunnar end. ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1993 21:33:43 +0501 (EDT) From: Gunnar Swanson Subject: Game Patches Old Message Message-ID: Hey there folks I sent this a while ago and I got no response. But my guess this is like fishing you gotta keep dropin the line in to get a bite. Once again if anyone has heard anything regarding new patches tell me. By the way Computer Gaming World in their latest issue said that Accolade has posted a bug fix for there Star Control II game. Bug fix 1.02 or some thing like that. >Hey what is the deal is the only game patch available for Commanche >Maximum Overkill? I have X-Wing and the list says that Lucas Arts will be >supporting the GUS. Is it true? If so, is there a patch in the works. >Also if there are all of these patches available why aren't they on the >Internet? I got an $80.00 dollar phone bill calling VANCUVER I did not >know that the Gravis BBS was in CANADA. So I am using the Internet its >cheaper. >What's the low down? >Oh by the way if you have X-wing do not use the key board arrow keys with >a joystick because it locks out most of the other keyboard functions. >Well I hope this gets through. If anyone wants to my address is >gunnar@gibbs.oit.unc.edu Thanx Gunnar end. ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1993 16:25:51 GMT From: byrd@lucerne.rice.edu (Marc J Byrd) Subject: GUS's Future, present? Message-ID: ReprintFrom: comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard Perusing the GUS faq, I didn't see the answers to these questions: 1) Can one insert multiple 16bit recording daughter boards for multichannel, direct-to-disk recording? If not, will this be possible in the future? Might it require WindowsNT's multithreading capability? Is compression handled on the recording board? How much is the daughter board? How does the future look for multi-track direct-to-disk digital recording using GUS++ (that is GUS +multiple daughter boards). 2) Might not a daughter board which receives digital inputs from an external digitizer be a good idea? Sample/digitize near the source to take full advantage of digital, avoid noise problems surrounding PC? Then maybe multiple tracks could also be handled by extra external units (multiplex on digital input). 3) How about WindowsNT support? -- Marc J. Byrd - byrd@rice.edu | United We Stand. Rice University | Whether or not you accept it, you are Dept of Elec & Comp Engr | responsible for the actions and Confocal Holographic Microscope | inactions of your government. ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1993 16:36:05 GMT From: byrd@lucerne.rice.edu (Marc J Byrd) Subject: Re: GUS's Future, present? Message-ID: ReprintFrom: comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard Oh yeah, forgot another couple of questions: 4) I saw a Borland Pascal 7.0 unit which gives some programming control. How about a (MSWindows) DLL and the associated documentation? How about a TPU which interfaces this DLL? 5) What processing power, if any does the GUS have onboard. Does playback bog down the rest of the system? Does it have onboard DSP like the Turtle beach (my guess is no for $150-$200!). -- Marc J. Byrd - byrd@rice.edu | United We Stand. Rice University | Whether or not you accept it, you are Dept of Elec & Comp Engr | responsible for the actions and Confocal Holographic Microscope | inactions of your government. ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 23 Apr 93 17:36:04 EDT From: Meshreki@ee.udel.edu Subject: New PLAYMIDI embedded in 2.05 Install Disks Message-ID: <9304232136.aa05010@zip.ee.udel.edu> Actually, in reference to ... +> Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1993 01:53:41 GMT +> From: wity@iastate.edu (Wity Ganda) +> Subject: GUS New Installation Disk Ver 2.05 +> +> 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) ...PLAYMIDI did increase a version and added an additional feature that you can only see in the new README or if you type "playmidi -h". PLAYMIDI can now run in the background using "playmidi -tsr". I've uploaded it separately to epas. FTP: archive.epas.utoronto.ca /pub/pc/ultrasound/submit/pmidi405.zip Sam ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 23 Apr 93 16:44:26 -0400 From: "It's your hand, Buckaroo" Subject: Night on Bald Mountain on epas Message-ID: <9304232044.AA00485@magick.tay2.dec.com> Is there something that I've missed or is the Night on Bald Mtn file out on epas bogus? I grabbed the nightbald_fixed.zip and didn't do anything special and all I got were the drum tracks. Do I need a specific midimapper setup? DDA ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1993 19:03:01 -0700 From: Eric N. Liao Subject: Strike Commander and SBOS Message-ID: <199304240203.AA13992@aerospace.aero.org> Amazingly, Strike Commander works fine with SBOS (at least on my system, a 486sx/33 with 8megs RAM and MSDOS-5, QEMM 6.02, etc.etc.etc) However, I tried Strike Commander at Egghead, and I did notice one horribly wrong sound effect. The vulcan gun on SBOS sounds like this horibly high- pitched whine...worse yet it sounds like it's clipping (too loud for the GF1.) The real noise (on a genuine SB) is a noise that I can only describe as a repeating drum. It sounds decent, but I liked the gun noise in Jetfighter II more. Are their any digital SFX in the game? The only I can find are in the intro. ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1993 23:03:56 GMT From: bbs.rainman@tsoft.net (George Loo) Subject: Top Mod Update 4/22/93 Message-ID: <0kkF3B5w165w@tsoft.net> ReprintFrom: comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard New list has some minor changes from the older one, but is pretty much the same except for a switch in the top 2 mods. *-------------------------------------------------------------*---------* | Top Mods List | 4/21/93 | *-------------------------------------------------------------*---------* Vot Mod Name Filename Composer/Group Comment/FTP ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 6 Beyond Music beyond.mod Captain/Image ? 6 Space debris spacedeb.mod Captain/Image ? 5 AxelF axelf.mod ? ? 4 Boesendorfer boesendo.mod Romeo Knight "Wicked Sensation" 3 12th Warrior 12warrio.mod Dr. Awesome ? 3 Approach approach.mod ? ? 3 I Like Chopin chopin.mod ? ? 3 Klisjepa klisjepa.mod ? ? 3 Xmas pudding mix xmas.mod U4ia ? 2 Andante andante.mod Dr. Awesome ? 2 Big in Japan biginjap.mod ? ? 2 Dungeonquest dungeon.mod ? ? 2 Mandelforce mandlfrc.mod ? ? 2 Popcorn popcorn.mod Captain/Image ? 2 SpaceX8 spacex8.mod Infinity/Codeb. ? 2 Starwars.remix starwars.mod Captain/Image ? 2 U Fat Bastard ufatbast.mod U4ia ? 2 Unveiled unveiled.mod Watchman&Trixal ? 2 Worlds War worldwar.mod NHP ? 1 -> B A T T E R Y <- ok5.mod ? ? 1 2 2.mod ? ? 1 6Beat 6beat.mod ? ? 1 Acid Age acidage.mod ? ? 1 Adeline adeline.mod ? ? 1 Age of Time ageoftim.mod DEZ ? 1 Alive alive.mod ? ? 1 Almost blubros1.mod ? ? 1 Amegas amegas.mod ? ? 1 Antares1 antares1.mod K. Stadler ? 1 Beautiful Girl beaugirl.mod ? ? 1 Blackmoremore blackmor.mod ? ? 1 Blue Monday bluemon.mod ? ? 1 Bridge to the un.. bridgeto.mod ? ? 1 BST bst.mod ? ? 1 Clasified Crusader crusader.mod ? ? 1 Diehard swhere.mod ? ? 1 Digital Dream digdream.mod ? ? 1 DNS dns.mod ? ? 1 Egypt egypt.mod ? ? 1 Emotional things emotionl.mod ? ? 1 Empty Spaces 2 emptyspc.mod Dens FTP.UWP.EDU 1 Enigma enigma.mod ? ? 1 Enter Sandman entersan.mod ? ? 1 Everybody Dance Now c$cmusic.mod ? ? 1 fctitletune fctitle.mod ? ? 1 Freddie freddie.mod ? ? 1 Hypnautic-ii hypnauti.mod ? ? 1 Jam jam.mod ? ? 1 Labyrinth.sfx.2 gamov.mod ? ? 1 Let's swing it logo2.mod ? ? 1 Madhouse jazz nepal.mod ? ? 1 Mercury mercury.mod ? ? 1 MOD.Move move!.mod ? ? 1 Moongazer moongaze.mod ? ? 1 Nemesis nemesis.mod ? ? 1 Occ-san-geen occ-san.mod ? ? 1 Oh_yeah oh_yeah.mod ? ? 1 PC90 pc90.mod ? ? 1 Peter Gun petergun.mod ? ? 1 Rainy Night rainy_nt.mod Moby ? 1 Re-call re-call.mod ? ? 1 Red Sector-Theme redsect.mod 4-mat ? 1 Resonance resonanc.mod ? ? 1 Rowrowmonsterremix rowrowmx.mod ? ? 1 Rsi Riseup 7rs.mod ? ? 1 Runaway scales runscale.mod ? ? 1 Self Control selfcont.mod Laura Branigan ? 1 Smoke smoke.mod ? ? 1 StarDust Memories stardust.mod Jester/Sanity ? 1 Stevespam stevspam.mod ? ? 1 Stories never end storiesn.mod ? ? 1 Street jungle strtjngl.mod ? ? 1 T.K.G. Loader Final tkg.mod Ray Norrish ? 1 Tiger road tig_road.mod ? ? 1 Tune2 tune2.mod ? ? 1 TZPACK '93 tzjung4.mod ? ? 1 Wasteland wastelnd.mod ? ? *-----------------------------------------------------------------------* | All of the previous MODs are listed in alpha order and are numbered | | according to popularity. | | If you wish to add your MODs to the list, please give the following | | information: | | 1 MOD's name (first 20 bytes of the file header \ Please try to | | 2 Distribution file name > provide at least | | 3 Name of composer or group / these 3 things | | 4 FTP site (optional, but would be of a big help | *-----------------------------------------------------------------------* Note: If you can fill in the "?" then email me. If you haven't sent in your favorites, do so! George Loo _____________________________________________ George Loo, Sunnyvale, CA bbs.rainman@tsoft.net or rainman@spectrx.saigon.com -- George Loo (bbs.rainman@tsoft.net) ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 23 Apr 93 20:53:42 PDT From: hippo@sfsuvax1.sfsu.edu (Vincent Poy) Subject: Re: Ultrasound Daily Digest V3 #23 Message-ID: <9304240353.AA23933@sfsuvax1.sfsu.edu> Hey, where do I ftp the GUS Software Disks v2.05 and what files and what directory are they? I can't seem to find it anywhere... -- Cheers, Vince ------------------------------ End of Ultrasound Daily Digest V3 #24 ************************************* 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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