Jan 022018
 
Windows sound driver for the built-in PC Speaker. Now you can use sounds from Plug-In, the Talking Clock, and other software WITHOUT a sound board. Quality is not as good as a sound board, but it DOES work with the Talki

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PC-Speaker drivers for use with PLUG-IN
for Windows. This archive includes two
speaker drivers. The combination of the
two will allow you to use all of Plug-In's
sound features with the PC-Speaker,
including the Talking Clock.


File PISPEAK.ZIP from The Programmer’s Corner in
Category Music and Digitized Voice
Windows sound driver for the built-in PC Speaker. Now you can use sounds from Plug-In, the Talking Clock, and other software WITHOUT a sound board. Quality is not as good as a sound board, but it DOES work with the Talki
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
FILE_ID.DIZ 236 166 deflated
OEMSETUP.INF 310 211 deflated
READ.ME 6672 2459 deflated
SPEAKER.DRV 7088 4223 deflated
SPEAKR.DRV 7184 4479 deflated
TEXT.ZIP 5194 4982 deflated
VADLIBWD.386 4673 320 deflated

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Contents of the READ.ME file


PC-Speaker drivers for use with PLUG-IN
for Windows. This archive includes two
speaker drivers. The combination of the
two will allow you to use all of Plug-In's
sound features with the PC-Speaker,
including the Talking Clock.
PC-Speaker Drivers for use with Plug-In for Windows
===================================================

Introduction
------------

This archive contains a set of drivers which will allow you to utilize
all of Plug-In's sound capabilities using the standard PC-Speaker.
Please note that this archive is packaged as a courtesy to users of
our products (Plug-In for Windows) and is not intended for general
distribution.

This archive includes two drivers, the PC-Speaker driver from
Microsoft and a PC-Speaker driver from John Ridges. The driver
from Microsoft has a little more control than the one from John
Ridges. In particular, it allows you to disable interrupts,
which provides for cleaner playback. However, the Microsoft
driver does not support MCI, which is needed for Plug-In's
talking clock. MCI support is provides by John Ridges' driver.

So, there are three options available to you:

1) Install both drivers. As long as you install the Microsoft
driver before the John Ridges driver, you will get the benefits
of both drivers. We have tested this approach and it appears
to work without problems.

2) Install only the John Ridges Driver. This will allow you to
play all sounds. However, Interrupts are always enabled, which
means that the sound may be scratchy if you do something which
generates interrupts (such as moving your mouse). The benefit
of leaving interrupts enabled is that you will be less likely
to have other problems with comm and network programs.

3) Install only the Microsoft Driver. This option will not allow
you to play the Plug-In talking clock.


Instructions for use:
---------------------

1) Unarchive the contents of PISPEAK.ZIP to a floppy disk
or temporary subdirectory on your hard drive.

2) Run the Windows Control Panel. (Usually in the "Main" group.)
Double click the "Drivers" Icon.

3) Click the [Add...] button in the "Drivers" dialog box.

4) Select "Unlisted or Updated Driver" in the list box labeled
"List of Drivers" and click the [OK] button.

5) Type the path to the directory containing SPEAKER.DRV or
SPEAKR.DRV in the edit field and click the [OK] button.

6) If you want to install both drivers, select "Sound Driver for
PC-Speaker" and click the [OK] button. If you only want to
install the John Ridges Driver (or if you already have the
Microsoft driver installed), select "Ridges Sound Driver for
PC-Speaker" and click the [OK] button.

7) You will see a dialog for Setup. For now just click the [OK] button,
later you can modify the settings if you wish.

8) Setup will ask if you wish to restart Windows. If you are installing
both drivers, select "Don't Restart Now" after installing the Micrsoft
Driver and return to step 6 to install the John Ridges Driver.

8) Restart Windows.

9) Note that once you have installed these driver(s), you may remove
the setup files from the temporary directory on your hard disk.
However, you should save PISPEAK.ZIP in case you need it in the
future.


Notes for the Microsoft Driver
------------------------------

The PC Speaker driver may not produce high quality
sound on all computer systems. The performance
of the PC Speaker driver is largely dependent upon
the hardware itself. Microsoft does not guarantee
that the speaker driver will work with all
computer systems.

"Enable interrupts during playback" Setup Option
------------------------------------------------
By default, the PC Speaker driver disables all
interrupts while playing sounds for optimal sound
quality. As a result, you will noticed that the
mouse cursor, keyboard or other processes will not
respond while sounds are being played through the
PC Speaker. You can set PC Speaker to enable
interrupts for serial port activity and mouse
movements in the PC Speaker setup dialog, at the
expense of sound quality.

To set this option:

- Run Control Panel
- Open the Drivers icon
- Select the Sound Driver for PC Speaker from
the list of Installed Drivers
- Choose Setup
- Select or clear the Enable interrupts during
playback check box.

Note: It may be necessary to select this option when
running some communication applications.

Notes for John Ridges Driver
----------------------------

Like the Microsoft speaker driver, this Internal Speaker driver
plays exclusively, so Windows will not run programs or respond to
the user while sounds are playing. Unlike the Microsoft driver,
interrupts are not disabled, so you don't have to worry about
losing COMM port data or network connections. Even though it
sounds OK with the interrupts enabled, if you do anything that
causes a lot of interrupts (such as moving the mouse) the sound
quality will suffer.


Text Files for Drivers
----------------------


To avoid confusion, we have archived several text files for these
drivers in the file TEXT.ZIP, included with this archive. It contains
the following files:

Microsoft Driver - SPEAKER.TXT AUDIO.TXT LICENSE.TXT OEMSETUP.INR
John Ridges Driver - SPEAKR.TXT


Legal Stuff:
------------

We are distributing these drivers as a courtesy to our customers.
However, these drivers are the copyrighted works of Microsoft and
John Ridges. Both of these parties allow for free distribution
and use of their drivers. And, both parties state that the software
is distributed AS IS with no warranty expressed or implied.

We will not provide any support for these drivers. If you do not
like this policy, please do not install them!

For the legal statements on the Microsoft Driver, please unzip
TEXT.ZIP and refer to LICENSE.TXT

For the legal statements on the John Ridges Driver, please unzip
TEXT.ZIP and refer to SPEAKR.TXT

This archive is distributed AS IS with no warranty expressed or
implied.

This archive is packaged as a courtesy to our customers. While we
do not encourage general distribution, if you do distribute it you
MUST obey the following guidelines:

1) All files are included: SPEAKER.DRV SPEAKR.DRV VADLIBWD.386,
OEMSETUP.INF, TEXT.ZIP (SPEAKER.TXT, SPEAKR.TXT, AUDIO.TXT,
LICENSE.TXT OEMSETUP.INR).

2) No money is charged for these drivers other than BBS or disk fees.
Not more than $5.00 may be charged for disk fees.



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