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Ad Lib Gold 1000/2000 sound card drivers for Windows.

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Ad Lid Gold 1000/2000 sound drivers
for Windows. From Ad Lib BBS.


File GOLDDRVS.ZIP from The Programmer’s Corner in
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Ad Lib Gold 1000/2000 sound card drivers for Windows.
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MIXERGLD.EXE 77312 27502 deflated
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Contents of the README.TXT file


Ad Lid Gold 1000/2000 sound drivers
for Windows. From Ad Lib BBS.
* Ad Lib Gold Mixer and Windows Drivers, Version 1.2 (July 1993)
*****************************************************

This document will instruct you on how to install the Ad Lib Gold
Mixer and drivers for Windows 3.1 (found on the diskette entitled
"Windows 3.1 Mixer and Drivers").


* Contents of the diskette
***************************

There are 2 separate Ad Lib Gold Windows Drivers. Each of the
driver covers separate aspects of the Ad Lib Gold multimedia
capabilities.

The first driver, called the Yamaha GSS Midi Synth, is used by
Windows to play back MIDI data using the internal synthesizer of
the Ad Lib Gold Card (which uses an FM synthesizer). Once loaded,
this driver will install a special configuration applet in the
Control Panel.

The second driver, called the Yamaha GSS Wave/Midi/Aux driver,
covers all other multimedia capabilities of the Gold Card. The
Wave section enables digitized sound playback under Windows for all
applications that use wave files (such as the Sound Recorder,
StudioSonic 8 or the System Sounds). The MIDI section is used to
play back and record MIDI data through the Ad Lib Gold MIDI Port.
Finally, the AUX section of the driver provides the applications
with a mechanism to dynamically control the various mixer controls
(volume, bass, treble) of the Gold Card.


* Ad Lib Gold Mixer for Windows
*******************************

You can use this application to control the Ad Lib Gold card's
programmable mixer.


* Configuration file for Windows MIDI Mapper
********************************************

This configuration file can be used to replace your current MIDI
mapper configuration with setups that make optimal use of the Gold
Card's capabilities.


* Installing the Software
*************************

* Configuring the Gold Card

In order for the drivers to function properly, an interrupt and at
least one DMA channel must have been allocated to the Gold card.
To allocate an interrupt and DMA channel, use the Gold Setup
program, supplied on the Gold program disks, under DOS.

You should take note of the interrupt line (IRQ) and DMA channel
that you've selected. This information will be needed when
installing the Yamaha GSS Wave/Midi/Aux driver.

* Installing the drivers

To install the drivers, you will need to activate the "Drivers"
applet found in the "Control Panel" (you'll find this last one in
the "Main" program group).

This is where you will add the new Ad Lib Gold Windows Drivers:

Click on the "Add..." button. You will be shown a list of the
available drivers that can be added to Windows. From this list,
click on "Unlisted or Updated Driver". A new dialog box will
appear asking you to specify the location of the new driver. Once
you have answered this question you will be given a choice of the
two drivers to install: the Yamaha GSS Midi Synth and the Yamaha
GSS Wave/Midi/Aux. You should install both of these drivers in
sequence, first installing the Yamaha GSS Midi Synth, and then the
Yamaha GSS Wave/Midi/Aux.

When you will select the Yamaha GSS Midi Synth driver, this driver
will be installed in Windows. This driver doesn't require any more
installation than that. Windows will prompt you with "Don't
Restart Now" or "Restart Now." If you haven't yet installed the
Yamaha GSS Wave/Midi/Aux driver you should choose to postpone the
restarting of Windows until you've installed both drivers.
Otherwise select "Restart Now."

* Configuring the Yamaha GSS Wave/Midi/Aux driver according to your
current Gold Card configuration

The specified address should be "38C." Even if the Gold card's
address is "388" the correct address setting for the driver under
Windows is "38C" (address should always be Gold card base address +
4 in hexadecimal).

The DMA Buffer size (Memory allocated to the driver) should be set
to the maximum available value.

The interrupt line and DMA channel should correspond to those
you've allocated to the Gold Card using the Gold Setup program.

Windows will prompt you with "Don't Restart Now" or "Restart Now."
If you haven't yet installed the Yamaha GSS Midi Synth driver you
may as well choose to postpone the restarting of Windows until
you've installed both drivers. Otherwise select "Restart Now."

* Restarting Windows

In order for the changes to take effect, Windows must be restarted.

* Reconfigure the MIDI Mapper

The MIDI Mapper applet from the control panel contains standard
configurations that maximize the use of your existing hardware.

A complete set of configurations for the Ad Lib Gold Card has been
supplied in the MIDIMAP.CFG file. This file can be used to replace
your existing MIDIMAP.CFG file in the "..\WINDOWS\SYSTEM"

directory. If you wish to use this configuration, just copy the
supplied MIDIMAP.CFG file in this directory.

When copied, you will have two options to choose from (when in the
MIDI Mapper) to set your Gold card up for MIDI: GOLD MIDI and GOLD
SYNTH. GOLD MIDI uses the Yamaha GSS Midi Out (part of the Yamaha
GSS Wave/Midi/Aux) driver on all 16 of the MIDI channels whereas
GOLD SYNTH makes use of the Yamaha GSS Midi Synth driver. This means
that you would select GOLD MIDI whenever you have a MIDI device hooked
up to your Gold card and would like to play your MIDI information
through it. Any other time you would select GOLD SYNTH. By default
the GOLD SYNTH is selected.

* Installing the Ad Lib Gold Mixer for Windows

Copy the Mixer program (MIXERGLD.EXE) to the "...\WINDOWS"
directory.

Now, in Windows, create a new program item in the Program Manager's
"Accessories" program group:

Open the "Accessories" program group. Now select the "New..."
option in the "File" menu heading. "Program Item" should be
highlighted so that you simply have to click on "OK."

You will be prompted to fill in 4 fields: Description:, Command
Line:, Working Directory:, and Short Cut Key:. The suggested
"Description:" is "Gold Mixer." For the "Command Line:" you should
type in "MIXERGLD.EXE" (specifying its path is optional). The last
two fields don't require any entry so you can simply click on "OK"
and a new icon will appear in your "Accessories" program group.

This completes the installation of the Ad Lib Gold Windows drivers
and mixer.

------------------------------------------------------------------

* Notes:
********

* The Gold Card must use at least 1 DMA channel.

* In order for the drivers to function correctly, at least one DMA
channel must have been allocated to the Gold Card, and that DMA
channel must have been specified in the drivers configuration.


To access the driver configuration, use the "Setup..." button in
the Control Panel "Drivers" applet.

To allocate a DMA channel to the Gold Card, use the Setup program,
supplied in the program disks, under DOS.

* The Drivers Configuration must reflect the Hardware Configuration

If the digitized sound playback does not occur or "loops", it may
indicate that the driver configuration do not reflect the actual
hardware configuration, in terms of DMA channel allocation or
interrupt line (IRQ) selection. It could also indicate that your
choice of interrupt conflicts with some other peripheral in the
system.

To access the driver configuration, use the "Setup..." button in
the Control Panel "Drivers" applet.

To allocate a DMA channel to the Gold Card or alter interrupt line
selection, use the Setup program, supplied in the program disks,
under DOS.

* Running DOS applications under Windows

If a DOS application uses the the ressources of the Ad Lib card,
the Windows drivers are allocated exclusively to that DOS
application for the duration of the DOS application. Therefore, you
will not be able to share those ressources between simultaneously
opened Windows and DOS applications.



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