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Ultrasound Daily Digest Mon May 10 00:07 Volume 3: Issue 40 Today's Topics: 7th Guest Card Version # Populous 2 and Prince of Persia 2 SBOS problem? Prince of Persia 2 Prince of Persia 2 w/ GUS solved SBOS 2.0B6 Thanks John Smith! Ultrasound Daily Digest V3 #39 Standard Info: - Meta-info about the GUS can be found at the end of the Digest. - Before you ask a question, please READ THE FAQ. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sun, 9 May 1993 22:08:37 -0500 (CDT) From: Phil Johnson Subject: 7th Guest Message-ID: I have 7th guest and I use it as my music/speech device under SBOS v2.04 and it works VERY well. No problems with sound yet.. here's my setup for future owners: SB emulation ---> IRQ 7 DMA 1 base:A220H If it matters, my setup is a 386DX/33 with 4 megs RAM and a CHEAP SLOW Mtsumi CD drive (150KB/sec., 600+ ms access time -- really). Tip: the manual does not reccommend using the Super VGA setting with my setup, but I added a crudload of buffers in my CD-ROM driver and* MSCDEX, and it runs in SVGA mode very well, though a little sluggish...but as Gravis might say -- "It's very tolerable." ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 9 May 1993 00:23:04 -0700 From: ejohnson@flute.calpoly.edu Subject: Card Version # Message-ID: <9305090723.AA32801@flute.calpoly.edu> Hello all, I have a suggestion. When reporting problems or successes please include the version number of the card you have. I think there are at least two versions of the card out and there may be a difference even a slight one. Just a thought. ejohnson@flute.calpoly.edu ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 9 May 93 10:39:08 MDT From: Apollo Shau-Yang Wong Subject: Populous 2 and Prince of Persia 2 SBOS problem? Message-ID: <9305091639.AA20735@orca.es.com> Hi there, Has anyone got SBOS to work with Populous 2? The intro plays fine but all I got in the game is a screech of garbage then no sound at all. Also, SBOS does not work with Prince of Persia 2's digitized sound. The program hung at the intro after the line 'In ancient Persia'. The only way I can play it is to turn off the digitized effect. Anyone got a fix to this? I am using SBOS v2.04 from the latest installation disk. -- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Apollo WONG S.Y. | Fourth Year Electrical Engineering, | | Internet : Apollo@EE.Ualberta.CA | University of Alberta, Canada. | -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 9 May 1993 18:56:26 -0700 (MST) From: Charred Corpse Subject: Prince of Persia 2 Message-ID: Has anyone gotten Prince of Persia 2 to work properly with Sound Blaster emulation? I have tried many-a-switch with SBOS 2.04 and have not been able to get voice or other digital sounds to work. They always seem to either cut out early or crash (and many times both). It will either crash upon leaving the intro if I let it try to do the speech, or if I skip the speech, it will crash shortly into the game. Also, the music sounds incredibly crappy compared to a Sound Blaster. The instruments sound out of tune (something I have complained about before) and there is a 'raspy' sound that should be a crisp drum line I believe. Any suggestions would be appreciated - this game sounds incredible on a mono SB - and given the track record for SBOS improving sounds, I would like to get this one working. ****************************************************************************** * --> Mfinkel@gas.uug.arizona.edu * A good day is a flamethrower, a pile of * * Tucson, Arizona U.S.A. * corpses, and a full tank of gasoline! * ****************************************************************************** ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 8 May 93 23:15:49 -0700 From: blaze@uclink.berkeley.edu (Donald K. Wong) Subject: Prince of Persia 2 w/ GUS solved Message-ID: <9305090615.AA04846@uclink.berkeley.edu> For all those having problems getting Prince of Persia 2 to work with the GUS...use SBOS v1.20. 2.04 hangs on me, but 1.20 works...although there are some weird noises coming out of it...at least I can play it. ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 9 May 1993 11:41:00 -0700 From: Eric N. Liao Subject: SBOS 2.0B6 Message-ID: <199305091841.AA01740@aerospace.aero.org> Yeah, if I try to load SBOS 2.06 high, QEMM gives me an error. It works fine if I load it low. Still, I thought Gravis would have fixed the Strike Commader vulcan-gun problem. On a genuine SB, the canon sounds like a "repeating drum." On SBOS 2.0x, it still sounds like this high-pitched whine. The engine noise in Strike Commander also could use some work . SBOS 2.0B6 doesn't seem to help any. I like the idea of the "config file" in SBOS 2.06, however. So it isn't all bad. ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 9 May 93 18:28:32 +0200 From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Thanks John Smith! Message-ID: <9305091628.AA05168@ruben.lysator.liu.se> >Anyways. I hope we can now end this thread/flame that has taken place >over the last few days and get back to some real GUS questions/support. >Remember, we can work together to make a better product. Lets keep the >ideas, and suggestions flowing. > >Thanx. > >John We sure can, John. I'm glad to see that you invite us to ask you the questions we're keeping to ourselves, since the last couple of 10-ish issues of the GUS Digest. Question 1: What did you guys do to the SETGUS and ULTRINIT exe-files on the 2.01 set of disks. (comparing to the v1.22 disks)? I ask this, because I can't run SETGUS -and- ULTRINIT. My computer locks up on me, and I have to re-boot. (I can't run ULTRAMOD either, by the way. Same effect.) Everything works with the 1.22 disks/programs. Question 2: Are you testing ALONE IN THE DARK (game) with SBOS to figure out what causes the backward-talking sounds? I haven't tried newer versions than 2.04, but with 2.04 - you get backward talking. SBOS 1.22 worked fine. Thanks John! /Erik ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 09 May 93 22:41:12 EDT From: n4zfd!frodo@rylos.n2idf.ampr.org (Jim Blakely) Subject: Re: Ultrasound Daily Digest V3 #39 Message-ID: Haven't tried Covox's voice recognition software -- but I did try a couple of the shareware voice recognition programs that are out there for Windows ... and they worked fine. That's the whole point of having a Windows driver. ------------------------------ End of Ultrasound Daily Digest V3 #40 ************************************* To post to tomorrow's digest: To (un)subscribe or get help: To contact a human (last resort): FTP sites: archive.epas.utoronto.ca pub/pc/ultrasound wuarchive.wustl.edu systems/msdos/ultrasound Hints: - Get the FAQ from the FTP sites or the request server. - Mail to for info about other GUS related mailing lists (UNIX, OS/2, GUS-MIDI, etc.)


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