README.TXT Driver File Contents (asl120.zip)

             Avance Logic ALS120 Sound System Software    ver:ALS12.A1.10
                     Installation and Setup
 
       Windows 98 installation procedure for ALS120 WDM driver:
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1. After user installs the ALS120 sound card into the ISA slot in the computer and powers on the
   system, Windows 98 will prompt user with a "New Hardware Found" dialog box since the ALS120 
   sound card is ISA plug and play. To install the Windows 98 drivers, select your hard  drive 
   or any of the drive location which the driver database exists under.

2. Insert the "ALS120 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 the board automatically.

3. Install the ALSRACK player by running the SETUP.EXE file(provided in the "ALS120 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).
 
Troubleshooting:
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1) Problem:  NO SOUND/Game Port NOT working
   Action:   After driver installation, check under
CONTROL PANEL\SYSTEM\DEVICE MANAGER\SOUND,VIDEO AND
GAME CONTROLLERS to see if the following 4
devices appears without any exclamation:  
                             Avance FM Synthesis(WDM)
                             Avance Game Port
                             Avance MPU401 Device(WDM)
                             Avance Wave Audio Device(WDM)

2)  Problem:  NO SOUND from CD-ROM
    Action:   Make sure the audio cable is connected properly between ALS120 and the CD-ROM.
    
 
Appendix - Driver Reference:
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[Windows drivers]
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ALS120 has two kernal mode driver for Windows 98. They are listed below:
 
                 Sound System Driver     OPL3 Driver     MPU401 Driver
Win98 Drivers    alswdm.sys              alsfm.sys       msmpu401.sys*

* msmpu401.sys is a standard driver shipped with Windows 98)

The Windows 98 joystick drivers are the MSJSTICK.DRV and VJOYD.VXD that are Microsoft drivers 
shipped with Windows 98. Besides these two Windows 98 kernal mode drivers, both ALSWDM.INF and
ALSWDM.CAT are needed for Windows 98 installation.
 
[Information Files]
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ALSWDM.INF is an installation information file for Avance Logic ALS120 sound chip under Windows 98.
This file tells Windows 98 where the drivers should be copied during installation. See the instructions
above for ALS120 Windows 98 installation.
 
ALSRACK for ALS120
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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, 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 or down arrow buttons to change the 
     VOLUME, and click balance LEFT or RIGHT arrow buttons to change BALANCE.
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 file.
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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