README.TXT Driver File Contents (ALS-300.ZIP)

                 Avance Logic ALS300 Sound System Software    ver:ALS30.A1.30
                        Installation and Setup
             ALS300 WDM driver installation for Windows 98 :
1. After installing ALS300 sound card into the PCI slot of the computer and
   then powering up the system,  Windows 98 will prompt user with a "New
   Hardware Found" dialog box since the ALS300 sound card is a plug and play
   device. To install the ALS300 driver, select your hard drive or any other
   drive location which the driver database exists under.

2. Insert the "ALS300 Win 98 Drivers and Utilities" diskette into the
   appropriate drive and select  that drive from the prompted dialog box
   and click on NEXT. Windows 98 will copy all the needed files and set up
   all the logical devices on board automatically.

3. Install the ALSRACK player by running the SETUP.EXE file  ( included in
   the "ALS300 Win 98 Drivers and Utilities" disk ) from the Windows 98 Start
   Menu|Run. This will create the Avance Sound Program Group with the ALSRACK
   utility icon.(See Appendix below for full descriptions of ALSRACK functions

1) Problem:  NO SOUND/Game Port NOT working
   Action:   After driver installation, check under
             GAME CONTROLLERS to see if the following 2
             devices appears without any exclamation point:
                             Avance PCI Sound Device(WDM)
                             Avance Game Port

2) Problem:  NO SOUND from CD-ROM
   Action:   Make sure the audio cable is connected properly between
             ALS300 and the CD-ROM.

3) Problem:  NO SOUND when restart to MS-DOS
   Action:   The Windows 98 WDM driver only supports SB Pro emulation on
             MS-DOS Box in Windows 98. If you need to play sound under
             real-mode DOS, please install the DOS driver shipped within
             the driver package.

4) Problem:  NO SOUND when playing DOS game in MS-DOS Box.
   Action:   Please check the Port, IRQ and DMA settings in the DOS game.
             The settings must be the same as "BLASTER=" emvironment variable.
             You can type "Set" command to check the "BLASTER=" environment.
             "BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 T4 P330" means the Port is 220h, IRQ is 5,
             DMA channel is 1 and the General MIDI port is 330h.

5) Problem:  NO MUSIC when playing DOS game with ADLIB.
   Action:   The WDM driver doesn't support FM synthesis in MS-DOS Box.

6)  Problem:  Joystick does not work under "DOS BOX" of Windows98 with 
              ALS300 WDM driver.
    Action:   Due to DOS limitation and the joystick is no longer PNP 
              under Windows98, manual setting of joystick to I/O port
              200h~207h is required if it hasn't bee assigned.

              VIDEO ANDGAME CONTROLLERS and click on PROPERTIES of Avance                     
              Game Port and check its RESOURCES.  If Input/Output Range displays 
              any thing other than 0200-0207, go to Step 2.  If it shows 0200-0207,                      
              refer to Problem/Action #1.

              ADAPTORS and click on Avance Multifunction PCI Multimedia Device. 
              Click PROPERTIES\RESOURCES, uncheck the " Use automatic settings" box
              and select the I/O Range which maps the I/O range found under
              Avance Game Port in Step 1. Click on CHANGE SETTINGS tab and click
              UP/DOWN arrow to select 0200-0207 and make sure that "No devices are
              conflicting" message shows under Conflict Information.  Choose OK
              to complete the process. 

Appendix - Driver Reference:
[Windows drivers]
ALS300 has one kernal mode driver and one VXD driver for Windows 98.
They are listed below:
                 Sound System Driver    Multifuncti 7on Driver
Win98 Drivers    als300.sys             al300mul.vxd

The Windows 98 joystick drivers are the MSJSTICK.DRV and VJOYD.VXD which are
Microsoft drivers shipped with Windows 98. Besides these two Windows 98 kernal
mode drivers, AL300MUL.INF, AL300SND.INF and  ALS300.CAT  are needed  for
Windows 98 installation.
[Information Files]
AL300MUL.INF and AL300SND.INFis an installation information file for Avance
Logic ALS300 sound chip under Windows 98. This file tells Windows 98 where
the drivers should be copied during installation. See the instructions above
for ALS300 Windows 98 installation.
1.   Structure and components:
     The ALSRACK consists of a MIXER control panel, MIDI panel, WAVE panel,
     and CD panel.

1.1  To enable or disable a panel:
     Clicking the mouse button on the MIDI, WAVE, or CD in MIXER control panel
     will cause the corresponding panel to disappear, and another click will
     cause the corresponding panel to re-appear.

1.2  To change channel:
     Click channel"CH" LEFT or RIGHT button to change to the channel you want
     (ie, Master, MIDI, WAVE, CD, LINE, or MIC).

1.3  To activate volume and balance control:
     Change to the channel you want (see 1.2), then click up/down arrow button
     to change the VOLUME, and click balae LEFT/RIGHT arrow button to change

1.4  To mute system:
     Change to the channel you want, then click MUTE mark to disable sound,
     or click again to re-enable sound.
2.   MIDI panel

2.1  To open or close a MIDI file:
     Click the button of the MIDI sign on the MIDI panel, click OPEN to open
     a MIDI file, or click CLOSE to close a file.

2.2  Auto repeat and show information:
     Click the button of the MIDI sign on MIDI panel.  Clicking on AUTO REPEAT
     or SHOW INFORMATION will enable or disable the selection. When AUTO REPEAT
     is selected, the MIDI file will play again when it reaches the end. When
     SHOW INFORMATION is selected, the MIDI window will open and the information
     from the MIDI file will appear on the MIDI window. When a MIDI file is
     opened, you can also click the MIDI window to show the information of that

2.3  Other operations:
     When a MIDI file is opened, you can click PLAY button to play it, or click
     PAUSE/STOP button to pause/stop, FF or RW to manipulate the selection. You
     can also use the volume control buttons on the MIDI panel to control the
     volume directly.
3.   WAVE panel

3.1  Select TAPE I or TAPE II to playback:
     There are two TAPE boxes on the WAVE panel. TAPE I can only play wave
     files. TAPE II can play and record wave files. There is one set of control
     buttons on the right of WAVE panel. When Tape I is selected, the control
     buttons will take effect for TAPE I. When Tape II is selected, the control
     buttons will work for TAPE II. Click the button TAPEI/TAPEII to select
     between TAPEI or TAPEII, or push the button TAPEI PLAYBACK on TAPE I box
     to select TAPE I, while pushing the button TAPEII REC/PLAY on TAPE II box
     to select TAPEII.
     Note: When you want to playback a wave file, you need to select
           TAPE I/TAPE II first.
3.2  Open a wave file to play:
     Push the OPEN button, select OPEN on the menu, select a wave
     file to play. When the wave file is opened, the TAPE containing the
     file is automatically selected, just push the PLAY button to play.

3.3  To record a wave file:
     Push the button REC.INPUT to select the input media (Line in, MIDI, Audio
     CD, or MIC), then push the the button OPEN on TAPE II and select NEW to
     create a new wave file.  The TAPEII indicator will be red to show it is
     waiting to record.  Play the source media, and push recording button on
     TAPEII to begin recording. When finished recording, push the record button
     (now it is a red square) to stop. After finish recording, save the file
     with the name you specified.

3.4  Full-duplex:
     For sound card supporting full-duplex, TAPEI and TAPEII can work at the
     same time. This means while TAPEI is playing, TAPEII can record, or while
     TAPEII is recording, TAPEI can play. When using full-duplex, the control
     buttons work like this:
     Playback button and stop button only take effect for TAPEI, record button
     works only for TAPEII. Push record button once to begin recording, and
     push it again to stop recording.

3.5  Synchronous recording (record and play simultaneously):
     After selecting an INPUT media and new wave file for recording, push button
     SYNC.REC to begin a synchronous recording. The mixer will automatically
     play the source file and begin recording at the same time.
4.   CD

4.1  EDIT and Program:
     Push EDIT to select which tracks (selections on the CD) to play and add it
     to the Playlist. Then click the Program button to play the selected tracks.

4.2  Random play:
     The Random button plays tracks in a random order.

4.3  Repeat:
     To repeat one track of a CD, select the track and push the repeat button
     one time. A single repeat signal will appear in the CD player window.  To
     repeat the full CD, push the repeat button 2 times. A full repeat signal
     will appear in the CD player window.

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