README.TXT Driver File Contents (SB16fm.zip)

Readme File
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This file  contains additional  information to supplement the
manual. Please read all the sections before you proceed
with the installation.

This file contains the following sections:

    1. Installation
    2. Uninstallation
    3. DOS Environment settings
    4. DOS Audio Driver Support Under Windows 95 DOS
       Box
    5. Using CREATIVE IDE CD-ROM drive in MSDOS
       Mode
    6. BLASTER settings under MSDOS Mode
    7. Acknowledgments


1. INSTALLATION

   The full installation option for Windows 95 audio 
   applications requires about 3.0 MBytes of hard disk 
   space and addition of 2MB for working space. You 
   might need more if your drive is in compressed form.


2. UNINSTALLATION

   Before uninstalling the software package, ensure that all
   the Audio applications are closed. Any Audio application 
   that is running when the uninstallation is in progress will 
   not be deleted. Also, files that are added to the Audio 
   directory after the initial software installation will not 
   be deleted by the uninstallation process. You will have to 
   manually delete these files after the uninstallation process 
   has completed.


3. DOS ENVIRONMENT SETTINGS

   Some of the existing DOS programs require the presence
   of MIDI and SOUND environments in order for it to work.
   The Setup program will add the SET MIDI and SET
   SOUND environment lines at the beginning of the
   AUTOEXEC.BAT file.


4. DOS Audio Driver Support Under Windows 95 DOS Box

   Some of the DOS applications are developed using
   Creative's Sound Blaster Developer Kit. These applications
   require the low level DOS audio device drivers to be
   loaded. To load the DOS audio drivers, you need to add
   the following lines to the CONFIG.SYS file:

   DEVICE=C:\<sound>\DRV\CTSB16.SYS /UNIT=0 /BLASTER=A:220 I:5 D:1 H:5 /WIN95
   DEVICE=C:\<sound>\DRV\CTMMSYS.SYS

   Remarks:

   1. <sound> is the sound directory where the audio
      software is located.

   2. The /BLASTER parameter specifies the Audio card
      base I/O port address (A), interrupt request line (I),
      low 8-bit DMA channel (D) and high 16-bit DMA
      channel (H).

   3. The settings in the /BLASTER parameter must tally with
      the actual settings allocated by Windows 95. To find
      out the actual settings, go into Windows 95 DOS box,
      and type SET and press <Enter> at the DOS prompt. You
      will see that one of the lines displayed is:

          BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 H5 P330 T6

      The values after the A, I, D and H are the actual settings
      to be used for the /BLASTER parameter.

      To help you set up the DOS audio drivers, we have
      prepared a text file CONFIG.TXT in the sound directory.
      This text file contains the above  lines to specify  the
      DOS audio drivers. The sound directory in the text file
      had been updated by the installation program. You just
      need to update the /BLASTER parameter and copy the lines
      into the CONFIG.SYS file.


5. USING IDE CD-ROM DRIVE UNDER MSDOS MODE

   When you open an MSDOS Mode session, the system
   will close all other active Windows-based or
   MSDOS-based programs.  You can return to Windows 95
   by typing exit. There  are two  ways that you can do to
   open an MSDOS Mode session.

   Shutdown the system and choose the Restart the
   computer in MSDOS mode option.

   or

   Change your MSDOS session properties by checking the
   MSDOS mode box under the Advanced Program Settings.
   You can specify whether you want to use the current
   MSDOS  configuration, or specify a new MSDOS
   configuration.

   If you connect IDE CD-ROM drive to the IDE interface that
   comes with your card, you need to do the following steps to
   make your CD-ROM drive work under MSDOS mode:

   5.1 Shutdown and restart the computer in MSDOS mode
       option

       You need to add the following lines inside the
       DOSSTART.BAT :

       C:\<dir>\CTLOAD C:\<dir>\DRV\SBIDE.SYS /D:MSCD001 /V /P:1E8,11,3EE
       C:\<win95dir>\COMMAND\MSCDEX /D:MSCD001 /V /M:15

       Remarks:

       a. DOSSTART.BAT is batch file located in the Windows
          directory and it is executed everytime you shut down
          to MSDOS mode.

       b. <dir> is the sound directory where the audio software
          is located.

       c. <win95dir> is the Windows directory.

       To help you set up the DOS audio drivers, we have
       prepared a text file DOSSTART.TXT in the sound
       directory. This text file contains the above lines to
       specify the DOS CD-ROM drivers. The sound directory
       in the text file has been updated by the installation
       program. You don't need to change any of the parameters.

   5.2 Changing MSDOS session properties and selecting
       MSDOS mode with current configuration

       You need to do the same steps as above

   5.3 Changing MSDOS session properties and selecting
       MSDOS mode with new configuration

       You need to add the following lines inside the new
       AUTOEXEC.BAT :

       C:\<win95dir>\CTCM
       C:\<dir>\CTLOAD C:\<dir>\DRV\SBIDE.SYS /D:MSCD001 /V /P:1E8,11,3EE
       C:\<win95dir>\COMMAND\MSCDEX /D:MSCD001 /V /M:15

       Remarks:

       a. <dir> is the sound directory where the audio software
          is located.

       b. <win95dir> is the Windows directory.


6. BLASTER settings under MSDOS Mode

   Whenever you change your Audio hardware configuration
   manually, the BLASTER environment under MSDOS Mode
   will only be valid after you reboot the system once.

   However, if you proceed to MSDOS Mode without rebooting,
   you need to run CTCM.EXE which is in your Windows
   directory.  This program makes the BLASTER environment
   tally with the actual hardware settings.


7. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

    MS-DOS, MS-DOS, Windows, and the Windows logo are
    trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.  All other products
    are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
    owners.


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