Dec 172017
 
Upgrades for Sound Blaster's AWE32 sound card drivers.

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Filename:- AWEUP.ZIP
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UPD-STD-02 Revision 2
Sound Blaster Software Updates Disk
for SOUND BLASTER AWE32 Users

This Disk Includes New DOS Architecture
Drivers!!! For more information, please
refer to README.TXT in this archive.
[ SB-BBS ]


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Upgrades for Sound Blaster’s AWE32 sound card drivers.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
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AWEWIND.PVL 200616 194664 deflated
DISK.ID 98 70 deflated
FILE_ID.DIZ 407 239 deflated
INSTALL.EXE 196317 146791 deflated
INSTALL.PVL 23380 22702 deflated
LICENSE.TXT 5644 2487 deflated
README.TXT 15859 4034 deflated

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Creative Bulletin Board
Filename:- AWEUP.ZIP
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UPD-STD-02 Revision 2
Sound Blaster Software Updates Disk
for SOUND BLASTER AWE32 Users

This Disk Includes New DOS Architecture
Drivers!!! For more information, please
refer to README.TXT in this archive.
[ SB-BBS ]

Sound Blaster Updates Disk


This file contains the following sections:

1. Installation Requirements
2. Installation Instruction
3. INSTALL's Operation
4. DOS Drivers
5. Optimizing the Memory Usage
6. Updated Files


1. INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS

Before you update Sound Blaster drivers, you should ensure that you
have a workable system. Software update will only update latest
drivers for you.

To install Sound Blaster Updates, you require INSTALL.EXE,
INSTALL.PVL and any additional files that are card dependent.
(Refer to the table below)

We recommend that you update Both DOS and Windows drivers.


Descriptions FileName

Sound Blaster AWE32 DOS Drivers AWEDOSD.PVL
Sound Blaster AWE32 Windows Drivers AWEWIND.PVL
Sound Blaster 16 DOS Drivers SB16DOSD.PVL
Sound Blaster 16 Windows Drivers SB16WIND.PVL
Sound Blaster 16 Resident mixer SB16MIX.PVL
Sound Blaster Pro DOS Drivers SBPDOSD.PVL
Sound Blaster Pro Windows Drivers SBPWIND.PVL
Sound Blaster Pro 2 DOS Drivers SBP2DOS.PVL
Sound Blaster Pro 2 Windows Drivers SBP2WIN.PVL
Sound Blaster Pro and SB Pro 2 Windows mixer SBPMIXER.PVL
Sound Blaster 2.0 Windows Drivers S2WINDRV.PVL
Sound Blaster 2.0 DOS Drivers S2DOSDRV.PVL
Sound Blaster Windows Application SOUNDOLE.PVL
Sound Blaster Voice Utilities VOCUTIL.PVL
Sound Blaster Multimedia Player MMPLAY.PVL
Sound Blaster Standard Interface Module SBSIM.PVL



2. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTION

To update your Sound Blaster software, follow the steps below:

a. Copy any of the files that you want to update (as shown in
section 1) onto a floppy disk or a directory in your hard
disk.

b. Run the program INSTALL.EXE.

c. The installation will detect the Audio card used and will not
extract that file if it is not meant for the Audio card.

d. Follow the program's instructions to complete the installation.

* Do not run INSTALL.EXE under Windows.

3. INSTALL's OPERATION

INSTALL will perform the following tasks:

a. Back-up all out-dated files from your Sound Blaster directory to
the BACKUP directory.

b. Install updated programs to your Sound Blaster directory.

c. Update the file OEMSETUP.INF if necessary.

If you choose to update the drivers in your Windows directory, the
program will perform the following tasks:

a. Remove all out-dated drivers from your Windows directory.

b. Install updated drivers to your Windows directory.

c. Verify that the file SYSTEM.INI contains the correct name of the
Sound Blaster driver.

At the end of the installation, a log file SBUPDATE.LOG will be
created in your Sound Blaster directory. You may use a text editor
to view this file. Alternatively, you may follow the steps below:

a. Change to your Sound Blaster directory.

b. Type "TYPE SBUPDATE.LOG" and press .


4. DOS DRIVERS

The installation program adds the following statements into CONFIG.SYS.

DEVICE=C:\[Path]\DRV\CT[SOUND].SYS /UNIT=0 /BLASTER=A:220 I:5 D:1 H:5
DEVICE=C:\[Path]\DRV\CTMMSYS.SYS


Note - [Path] refers to the directory path where the Sound Blaster
software are installed. We refer this as "Sound Directory".

[SOUND] is "SB16" for Sound Blaster AWE32 and Sound Blaster 16
card, "SBPRO" for Sound Blaster Pro card, and "SB2" for Sound
Blaster 2.0 card.

/BLASTER specifies the base I/O address, interrupt number
and DMA channels set for the Sound Blaster card,

Where:
A Specifies the base I/O port
I Specifies the interrupt request line
D Specifies the Low DMA channel
H Specifies the High DMA channel

CT[SOUND].SYS and CTMMSYS.SYS are the low level drivers providing Wave
playback and recording for some DOS applications. They are only
required by:

a. DOS utilities, PLAY.EXE and RECORD.EXE.

b. DOS Utilities QSDEMO.EXE and QSALIGN.EXE for SBAWE32 and SB16
with Advanced Signal Processor.

c. Third-party DOS applications developed according to Creative's
Sound Blaster Developer Kit 2nd Edition. These applications may
work with some of the high level drivers like CTWDSK.DRV,
CTWMEM.DRV, CTVDSK.DRV and CT-VOICE.DRV found in the \DRV
subdirectory under the Sound Directory.

Make sure that the two drivers are installed properly if you wish to
use the above software.

If you are running applications in Windows or playing computer games
that use their own sound driver, you do not need to install these
drivers. You can delete the above two statements from the CONFIG.SYS
using a text editor.

If you discover that you need the low level drivers later (some
software or drivers use them), you can run DIAGNOSE.EXE with an
additional switch '/A' to have the low level device drivers added
into your CONFIG.SYS files.

(i.e., type DIAGNOSE /A and press ). DIAGNOSE will add the
lines required in the CONFIG.SYS file.

Note - Please refer to the latter section on how to optimize your
memory with the low level drivers installed.

If your audio card comes with the Creative Advanced Signal Processor,
the installation program will add the following statement before the
two low level drivers.

DEVICE=C:\SB16\DRV\CSP.SYS /UNIT=0 /BLASTER=A:220

CSP.SYS is the resource manger for the Advanced Signal Processor. You
will need this driver for your DOS and Windows applications. Without
it, your audio card will not be able to support the hardware audio
compression and other additional software (like Text-to-Speech)
offered by Creative seperately.


5. OPTIMIZING THE MEMORY USAGE

The low level device drivers will take up some of your system memory.
In view of that, these drivers are designed to be able to load into
high memory. If you need to keep the low level drivers in your
CONFIG.SYS, you can optimize your memory usage in one of the following
ways.

a. If you are using Microsoft DOS 6.x, you can run the MEMMAKER to
optimize the memory. Please refer to your DOS 6 user manual on
how to use the MEMMAKER.

b. If you have a memory manager like QEMM or 386MAX, please refer
to their respective user manual on how to optimize the memory
and load the drivers to the high memory.

c. If you are using Microsoft DOS 6.x, you may create multiple boot
sessions. With multiple boot session, you can boot up the system
with the low level device drivers installed only when you need
it. In situations where you don't require the low level drivers,
your system will not have the drivers loaded into memory. Please
refer to your DOS 6 user manual, on how to create the multiple
boot sessions.


6. UPDATED FILES

Note - BACKUP directory refers to the directory \BACKUP in your
Sound Blaster directory which will be created by INSTALL.

For Sound Blaster AWE32 (Advanced Signal Processor) users


DOS Drivers


The following files will be updated:

CSP SYS WFM0001A CSP WFM0006A CSP WFM0007A CSP
WFM0200A CSP WI0006 CSP WI0007 CSP WI0200 CSP
WO0006 CSP WO0007 CSP WO0200 CSP WFM0202A CSP
WFM0203A CSP WFM0011A CSP


For Sound Blaster AWE32 with and without Advanced Signal Processor users


DOS Drivers


The following files will be updated:

AWEUTIL COM DIAGNOSE EXE CT-VOICE DRV CTVDSK DRV
CTWDSK DRV CTWMEM DRV CTMMSYS SYS CTSB16 SYS
CTMIDI DRV AUXDRV DRV

Windows Drivers


The following files will be updated:

VSBPD 386 CSPMAN DLL SB16AUX DRV SB16FM DRV
SB16SND DRV WFM0006 ACV WFM0007 ACV WFM0011 ACV
WFM0200 ACV WFM0202 ACV WFM0203 ACV MIDIMAP CFG
SBAWE32 DRV AWEGUI DLL AWEMAN DLL


For Sound Blaster 16 (Advanced Signal Processor) users


DOS Drivers


The following files will be updated:

CTVDSK.DRV CTWDSK.DRV WPLAY.EXE WREC.EXE
VPLAY.EXE VREC.EXE CSP.SYS WI0006.CSP
WI0007.CSP WI0200.CSP WO0006.CSP WO0007.CSP
WO0200.CSP WFM0001A.CSP WFM0006A.CSP WFM0007A.CSP
WFM0200A.CSP WFM0202A.CSP WFM0203A.CSP
AUXDRV.DRV

The following files will be added:

CTMMSYS.SYS CTSB16.SYS CTMIDI.DRV

The following files will be moved to the BACKUP directory if exists:

ASP.SYS WO0200.ASP WI0200.ASP WO0006.ASP
WI0006.ASP WO0007.ASP WI0007.ASP

The following files will be modified if necessary:

AUTOEXEC.BAT CONFIG.SYS


For Sound Blaster 16 users


DOS Drivers


The following files will be updated:

CTVDSK.DRV CTWDSK.DRV CSP.SYS WPLAY.EXE
WREC.EXE VREC.EXE VPLAY.EXE AUXDRV.DRV

The following files will be added:

CTMMSYS.SYS CTSB16.SYS CTMIDI.DRV

The following files will be modified if necessary:

AUTOEXEC.BAT CONFIG.SYS


For Sound Blaster 16 with and without Advanced Signal Processor users


Windows Drivers


The following files will be updated:

WFM0006.ACV WFM0007.ACV WFM0200.ACV VSBPD.386
CSPMAN.DLL SB16AUX.DRV SB16SND.DRV SB16FM.DRV
WINSETUP.EXE MIDIMAP.CFG

The following files will be added:

WFM0011 ACV WFM0202 ACV WFM0203 ACV

The following files will be moved to the BACKUP directory if exists:

WVFM0006.ACV WVFM0007.ACV WVFM0200.ACV ASPMAN.DLL
SBP16SND.DRV

The following files will be moved from /ACV directory to /WINDRV
directory

WVFM0006.ACV WVFM0007.ACV WVFM0200.ACV


The following file will be modified if necessary:

OEMSETUP.INF

If you choose to update your Windows drivers:-

The following drivers in the \WINDOWS and \WINDOWS\SYSTEM
directories will be deleted if it exists:

SBP16SND.DRV ASPMAN.DLL

The following drivers in the \WINDOWS and \WINDOWS\SYSTEM
directories will be updated:

CTRES.DLL SB16SND.DRV SB16AUX.DRV CSPMAN.DLL
VSBPD.386 SB16FM.DRV MIDIMAP.CFG WFM0006.ACV
WFM0007.ACV WFM0200.ACV WFM0011.ACV WFM0202.ACV
WFM0203.ACV MIDIMAP.CFG

The following file will be modified if necessary:

SYSTEM.INI


For Sound Blaster Pro 2 users


Windows Drivers


The following files will be updated:

SBPMIXER.EXE SBPSND.DRV SBPAUX.DRV VSBPD.386
SBP2FM.DRV MIDIMAP.CFG

If you choose to update your Windows drivers:-

The following drivers in the \WINDOWS and \WINDOWS\SYSTEM
directories will be updated:

SBPSND.DRV SBPAUX.DRV VSBPD.386 SBP2FM.DRV
MIDIMAP.CFG

DOS Drivers


The following files will be added:

CTMMSYS.SYS CTSBPRO.SYS CTMIDI.EXE VPLAY.EXE
VREC.EXE CT-VOICE.DRV CTVDSK.DRV CTWMEM.DRV
CTWDSK.DRV AUXDRV.DRV

The following files will be modified if necessary:

AUTOEXEC.BAT CONFIG.SYS


For Sound Blaster Pro users


Windows Drivers


The following files will be updated:

SBPMIXER.EXE SBPSND.DRV SBPAUX.DRV VSBPD.386

If you choose to update your Windows drivers:-

The following drivers in the \WINDOWS and \WINDOWS\SYSTEM
directories will be updated:

SBPSND.DRV SBPAUX.DRV VSBPD.386


DOS Drivers


The following files will be added:

CTMMSYS.SYS CTSBPRO.SYS CTMIDI.EXE CT-VOICE.DRV
CTWMEM.DRV CTVDSK.DRV CTWDSK.DRV AUXDRV.DRV

The following files will be modified if necessary:

AUTOEXEC.BAT CONFIG.SYS


For Sound Blaster 2.0 users


The following file will be updated:

SB20SND.DRV

If you choose to update your Windows drivers:-

The following driver in the \WINDOWS\SYSTEM directory will be
updated:

SB20SND.DRV


DOS Drivers


The following files will be added:

CTMMSYS.SYS CTSB2.SYS CTMIDI.EXE VPLAY.EXE
VREC.EXE CT-VOICE.DRV CTWMEM.DRV CTVDSK.DRV
CTWDSK.DRV AUXDRV.DRV

The following files will be modified if necessary:

AUTOEXEC.BAT CONFIG.SYS

For all Sound Blaster cards users except Sound Blaster AWE32


Windows Application


The following files will be updated:

SOUNDOLE.EXE CTCCW.DLL

The following drivers in the \WINDOWS and \WINDOWS\SYSTEM
directories will be updated:

CTCCW.DLL

* This appilcation requires the following DLLs to function properly:

- CTCCW.DLL

Note that this file should be copied to Windows directory.


DOS Application


The following files will be updated:

SBSIM.EXE VOICE.EXE WAV2VOC.EXE VOC2WAV.EXE
VOCHDR.EXE VOCN2O.EXE MMPLAY.EXE

* Please note that there's no mixer control for Sound Blaster 2.0.
Hence, the features available for controlling the volume will not be
supported for SBSIM.COM.


* Please note that if Windows drivers for Sound Blaster 16 are
updated, WINSETUP.INF needs to be amended before WINSETUP.EXE can
function properly. The following changes must be made in
WINSETUP.INF before proceeding to run WINSETUP.EXE in Windows :

In
[Windows.System]
windrv\aspman.dll

acv\wfm0006.acv
acv\wfm0007.acv
acv\wfm0200.acv

Should be changed to

[Windows.System]
windrv\cspman.dll ; This has to be change from ASPMAN.DLL to
; CSPMAN.DLL

windrv\wfm0006.acv
windrv\wfm0007.acv

windrv\wfm0200.acv ; These files are added
windrv\wfm0011.acv

windrv\wfm0202.acv ; For Sound Blaster 16 with Advanced
windrv\wfm0203.acv ; Signal Processor.

** Don't forget to reboot your system after updating the DOS drivers.

******* End of README *******


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