wavesets.txt Driver File Contents (c5803w74.exe)

Fragmented Wavesets (eapci2mf.ecw... eapci2mf.e01... eapci2mf.e02)

The Wavesets can now be fragmented into a collection of smaller files that can be copied to floppy disks uncompressed. The first fragment is labeled with the normal ECW extension. The remaining fragments are labeled with the same filename but their extensions progress from E01 to E02 to E03...

Fragmented wavesets will only be added by the installer. Adding fragmented wavesets is not supported by the driver or conventional methods after a driver is installed. 

Only add whole wavesets after the driver is installed.

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4 & 8 Megabyte Wavesets (eapci8m.ecw, eapci4m.ecw)

The 4 & 8MB wavesets are installed in Windows 9X, but are not active. To make the 4MB or 8MB waveset active open the Device Manager, then "Sound, Video...", then your PCI audio device, then the Settings Tab, and select it from the  "MIDI Synthesizer Waveset" list.

To install the wavesets under Windows NT 4.0, choose add waveset from the PCI audio device driver dialog, located in the Multimedia Control Panel applet under Audio in the Device tab. You will need to browse to the location of the wavesets on the installation CD.

NOTE: The 8MB waveset is only recommended in systems with at least 64MB of RAM.

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DOS Test Waveset (dostest.ecw)

The DOS test waveset is located in the waveset directory of the installation CD. The DOS test waveset is the smallest waveset we could make that includes ONLY the instrument necessary to playback the MIDI notes for APTEST.EXE. It is designed to fit on a boot floppy disk with the other necessary files  to test the sound card in MS-DOS Mode.

NOTE: This is not a complete waveset. It should not be loaded in Windows.

The DOS Drivers and Utilities necessary to run the DOS test from a boot floppy are only installed by the sound card's setup program in Windows 95 or Windows 3.x. The Windows 95 or Windows 3.x sound card setup must be completed first. 

NOTE: The required files cannot be obtained from Windows NT or MS-DOS.

Create a 3.5" 1.44MB boot floppy by formatting the disk with the /S option (or by checking the "Copy system files" box in the Windows format dialog box.) This boot floppy should contain the following files once it is formatted (Windows 95):

DRVSPACE.BIN  (Read-only,Hidden,System file)
IO.SYS        (Read-only,Hidden,System file)
MSDOS.SYS     (Read-only,Hidden,System file)
COMMAND.COM

The following two system files are required to load the sound card's DOS driver. They should be copied from the \Windows folder or the \DOS folder of your system.

EMM386.EXE
HIMEM.SYS

Some of the sound card's DOS drivers and utilities are also required.  If you have completed the Windows 95 or Windows 3.x installation these files are copied to the DOS Drivers & Utilities folder. The following files should be copied to the boot floppy:

APINIT.COM
APLOAD.EXE
APTEST.EXE
AUDIOPCI.BIN
DOS4GW.EXE
APCONFIG.EXE

The DOS test waveset is the only waveset small enough to fit on the floppy. It should be copied to the boot floppy from the waveset folder of the Install CD.

DOSTEST.ECW

A few configuration files must be created on the BOOT FLOPPY to load the sound card. Use a text editor, such as NOTEPAD.EXE or EDIT.COM to create the following files on the BOOT FLOPPY disk (not the hard drive.) The text to enter in each file follows the filenmame.

CONFIG.SYS
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device=a:\himem.sys
device=a:\emm386.exe
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AUTOEXEC.BAT
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set SNDSCAPE=A:\
set BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 T2
a:\apinit.com
a:\aptest.exe
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SNDSCAPE.INI
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[sndscape.drv]

; Product ID
Product=Soundscape

; Ports - PCI, Base/MIDI, Wave, and Sound Blaster Device
PCIPort=180
Port=330
WavePort=e84
SBPort=220

; IRQs - PCI, MIDI and Wave/SoundBlaster emulation
PCIIRQ=11
IRQ=5
SBIRQ=5

; DMA Channel Wave/SoundBlaster emulation
DMA=1

; Switches - Self-Config, SoundBlaster/Soundscape emulation enable,
; Joystick enable 
SelfConfig=true
SBEnable=true
JSEnable=true

; Mixer Settings - Wave, Synth, and CD volumes
MasterVol=127
WaveVol=127
SynthVol=127
CDVol=127

; Waveset - path and file name of current waveset
SynthFile=a:\dostest.ecw
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NOTE: The SNDSCAPE.INI contains the sound card's hardware settings. The sample values to be entered in the SNDSCAPE.INI may conflict with another device in your system and might need to be changed.

This is the completed boot floppy file list:

A:\IO.SYS        (Read-only,Hidden,System file)
A:\MSDOS.SYS     (Read-only,Hidden,System file)
A:\DRVSPACE.BIN  (Read-only,Hidden,System file)
A:\COMMAND.COM
A:\EMM386.EXE
A:\HIMEM.SYS
A:\DOS4GW.EXE
A:\APINIT.COM
A:\APLOAD.EXE
A:\AUDIOPCI.BIN
A:\APCONFIG.EXE
A:\APTEST.EXE
A:\DOSTEST.ECW
A:\CONFIG.SYS
A:\AUTOEXEC.BAT
A:\SNDSCAPE.INI

After all the files are copied and the configuration files edited, insert the boot floppy into the system with the sound card and reboot. The card should be loaded and the DOS test should be executed.

When you've completed the test, remove the disk and reboot.
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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

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