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The following Sound Blaster sound card and Windows driver information was obtained from Creative Labs support.

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                                   Creative Labs
Card                 Model No.       BBS File

Sound Blaster          1350           SBW31.EXE

Sound Blaster Pro      1330           SBPW31.EXE

Sound Blaster Pro 2    1600           SBP2W31.EXE

Sound Blaster 16       CT2770         SB16UP.EXE
(value edition)

Sound Blaster 16 ASP   CT2230 (or)    SB16UP.EXE

Sound Blaster 16 MCD   CT2230         SB16UP.EXE

Sound Blaster 16 SCSI  CT1770         SB16UP.EXE

Sound Blaster AWE 32   CT3780         SBAWE32.EXE
(value edition)

Drivers Installed in the Control Panel

The following is a list of the drivers installed in the Drivers
section of the Control Panel.

Sound Blaster Pro:

   Creative Sound Blaster Pro 2 Midi Synthesizer
   Creative Sound Blaster Pro Auxiliary Audio
   Creative Sound Blaster Pro Wave and Midi

Sound Blaster 1350:

   Sound Blaster 2.0 Auxiliary  Audio
   Sound Blaster 2.0 Wave and Midi
   Sound Blaster 2.0 Sound

Sound Blaster Pro 2 and the Sound Blaster 16 ASP:

   Sound Blaster 16 Auxiliary Audio
   Sound Blaster 16 Wave and Midi
   Sound Blaster 16 Sound

Sound Blaster 16:

   Voyetra / Sound Blaster SuperSAPI FM Driver
   Creative Sound Blaster 16 Auxiliary Audio
   Creative Sound Blaster 16 Wave and MIDI

WIN.INI Settings

There are no WIN.INI settings.



  MIDI=sbpfm.drv    or   MIDI=sbp2fm.drv for Sound Blaster Pro 2

  port=             Port, Interrupt, and DMA Channel settings for card

Special Note for Sound Blaster 16 users

The Sound Blaster 16 installation adds these drivers to the  SYSTEM.INI:


Sound Blaster 16 adds this section to the SYSTEM.INI


In some instances, the SNDBLST.DRV section in the SYSTEM.INI may be
empty. This is caused by an incomplete or failed installation of the
Sound Blaster 16 driver software. To reinstall the drivers, exit
Windows, run the INSTALL program from the SB16 directory, and select
"Setup Windows."

MIDI Mapper Settings

The MIDI Mapper Name field for the Sound Blaster 16 should be set to SB16
Ext FM. The other Sound Blaster cards should have All FM or Ext FM for the
Name field.

Special Notes on Driver Filenames

For Sound Blaster 1330, there should not be any drivers listed in the
[Drivers] section of the SYSTEM.INI file that contain a "2" in the
driver name; for example, "sbp2fm.drv" shouldn't be listed. If there
is no bass line when you play the CANYON.MID file, the SBP2FM.DRV is
probably being used instead of SBPFM.DRV. To play CANYON.MID, do the

1. Open the Media Player, which is normally located in the Accessories

2. Choose MIDI Sequencer from the Device menu.

3. Choose the CANYON.MID file located in the Windows directory and
   choose OK.

4. Choose the Play button.

For earlier Sound Blaster 1600 cards, all drivers listed in the [Drivers]
section of the SYSTEM.INI file will have a "2" in the driver name. Later
Sound Blaster 1600 cards only have one driver file with a "2" in the driver
name (sbp2fm.drv).


Specifies the base I/O address, Interrupt number (IRQ), DMA and HDMA
channels for hardware configuration.


SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 H5 P330 T6

   A--Specifies the Sound Blaster 16 base I/O port
   I-- Specifies the Interrupt request line
   D-- Specifies the DMA channel
   H-- Specifies the HDMA channel
   P-- Specifies the MPU-401 base I/O port
   T-- Specifies the card type

How to Tell What Type of Card You Have

The "T" entry on the Set Blaster line indicates what type of card you

This T Entry       Means you have this card type

T6                 All 16 bit Sound Blaster cards are type 6.
T5                 The 8 bit Pro card is type 5.
T4                 (card #1600) The SB PRO is type 4.
T3                 (card #1350) A parameter of type 3 indicates an old
                               Sound Blaster card
T2                 (card #1330) All 8 bit cards are type 2.

Note that the only way to be absolutely sure of your card type is to open
your computer and look at the card.

Other Sound Blaster Environment Settings

SET MIDI=SYNTH:<1 or 2> MAP:<G or E or B>

In the above setting, <1 or 2> specifies the MIDI file format used (1 is an
FM chip, 2 is an MPU-401 port), and <G or E or B> is where the MIDI data is
sent to (G is General MIDI, E is Extended MIDI, and B is Basic MIDI).

SET SOUND=<path>

Specifies the directory location of SB16 drivers and software.

For additional information, contact Creative Labs:

 - Technical support (405) 742-6655
 - Recorded frequently asked questions (405) 742-6622
 - Creative Labs BBS (File Section A): (405) 742-6660

The Creative Labs products included here are manufactured by a vendor
independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise,
regarding these products' performance or reliability.
Note This is a "FAST PUBLISH" article created directly from within the Microsoft support organization. The information contained herein is provided as-is in response to emerging issues. As a result of the speed in making it available, the materials may include typographical errors and may be revised at any time without notice. See Terms of Use for other considerations.


Article ID: 124944 - Last Review: June 17, 2014 - Revision: 1.0
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