Sound Blaster Cards and Windows Driver Information

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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
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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
CT1740

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
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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
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There are no WIN.INI settings.

SYSTEM.INI Settings
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[386Enh]
Device=vsbpd.386

[Drivers]
AUX=sbpaux.drv
MIDI=sbpfm.drv or MIDI=sbp2fm.drv for Sound Blaster Pro 2
WAVE=sbpsnd.drv
MIDI1=sbpsnd.drv

[Sndblst.drv]
port= Port, Interrupt, and DMA Channel settings for card
int=
dmachannel=

Special Note for Sound Blaster 16 users
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The Sound Blaster 16 installation adds these drivers to the SYSTEM.INI:

[drivers]
Aux=sb16aux.drv
MIDI=sb16fm.drv
MIDI1=sb16snd.drv
Wave=sb16snd.drv

Sound Blaster 16 adds this section to the SYSTEM.INI

[sndblst.drv]
Port=220
Int=5
DmaChannel=1
MidiPort=330
HDmaChannel=5
SaveOnExit=0
Palette=

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
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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
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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
following:

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

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).

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

Example:

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

This T Entry Means you have this card type
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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
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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.
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Id. de artículo: 124944 - Última revisión: 17 jun. 2014 - Revisión: 1

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