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Drivers for Soundblaster 1.5 and 2.0 for Windows 3.1.
File SBWIN31.ZIP from The Programmer’s Corner in
Category Windows 3.X Files
Drivers for Soundblaster 1.5 and 2.0 for Windows 3.1.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
MIDIMAP.CFG 42250 3155 deflated
MMCBOX.EXE 22016 6207 deflated
MMJBOX.EXE 22016 6194 deflated
OEMSETUP.INF 415 206 deflated
README.1ST 12851 3636 deflated
SB15SND.DRV 14896 8817 deflated
SB20SND.DRV 14784 8757 deflated
SBFM.DRV 12416 6783 deflated
VSBPD.386 5640 1909 deflated

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Contents of the README.1ST file


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* Sound Blaster Drivers *
* for *
* Windows 3.1 *
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Table of Contents
-----------------

I. Introduction
II. Diskette contents
III. Installing the drivers
IV. What to do if the drivers don't install correctly
V. If you upgraded from Windows 3.0 to Windows 3.1
VI. Important notes


I. Introduction
---------------

This diskette contains drivers and programs for Windows 3.1 users who
have a Sound Blaster 1.5 or 2.0.

If you obtained the drivers and programs mentioned in this file as a ZIP
file from a bulletin board, please unzip the contents into a diskette
labeled

Sound Blaster 1.5/2.0 drivers for Windows v3.1
Copyright (c) 1992 Creative Labs, Inc.

before following the installation instructions.


II. Diskette contents
---------------------

Filename Size Date Description
------------------------------------------------------------------
MIDIMAP.CFG 42250 4-03-92 Windows MIDI Map configuration
MMCBOX.EXE 22016 3-28-92 MultiMedia Chatterbox (.WAV player)
MMJBOX.EXE 22016 4-10-92 MultiMedia Jukebox (.MID player)
OEMSETUP.INF 415 5-15-92 Windows setup file
README.1ST 12851 5-15-92 This document
SB15SND.DRV 14896 5-15-92 Sound Blaster v1.5 Wave & MIDI Driver
SB20SND.DRV 14784 5-15-92 Sound Blaster v2.0 Wave & MIDI Driver
SBFM.DRV 12416 4-28-92 Sound Blaster FM Driver
VSBPD.386 5640 5-15-92 Windows Virtual Device Driver


III. Installing the drivers
---------------------------

1. Start Windows v3.1.

2. Open the Control Panel and select the Drivers icon.

3. You should have the following driver names in the Installed Drivers
list:

MIDI Mapper
Timer
[MCI] MIDI Sequencer
[MCI] Sound

If you have other drivers installed, please remove them with the
REMOVE button and restart Windows before continuing. If any of these
drivers are not listed, please add them before continuing. (See your
Windows manual for details on adding these drivers.) Make sure you
restart Windows after making changes to the driver list.

4. Click on the ADD button.

5. Select Unlisted or Updated driver and click on OK.

6. Insert the floppy containing the drivers.

7. Type in the drive letter of the floppy drive containing the driver disk.

WARNING! - The following steps will OVERWRITE your existing MIDIMAP.CFG
configuration. If you want to keep your existing
configuration, click on CANCEL and make a copy of MIDIMAP.CFG
before continuing the installation process.

8. Select Sound Blaster MIDI Synthesizer and click on OK.

9. Windows will ask if you want to use the current MIDIMAP.CFG or install
the new MIDIMAP.CFG - Select NEW and continue on.

10. Windows will prompt you for the Sound Blaster I/O address. The default
I/O address is 220H. If you have changed the jumper on your card to
240H, then select 240H.

11. Windows will ask if you want to restart your system. Click on
DON'T RESTART, then repeat steps 4, 5, 6, and 7.

12. Select Sound Blaster v1.5 or Sound Blaster v2.0 Wave and MIDI, depending
on which card you own (Quick way to tell: The v2.0 has three 1/8" mini
jacks - Line In, Mic In, and Audio Out, and the v1.5 only has two 1/8"
jacks - Mic In and Audio Out). Make your selection and click on OK.

13. Windows will prompt you for the Sound Blaster I/O address, Interrupt, and
DMA channel. Choose the settings your card is set to and continue on.

14. Windows will ask if you want to restart your system. Click on
RESTART. Windows will then restart.

15. Two additional Windows applications are provided. They are MMJBOX.EXE and
MMCBOX.EXE, please copy them into your Windows directory.

IV. What to do if the drivers don't install correctly
-----------------------------------------------------

If you are having problems installing the drivers, here are some things to
check before you call Technical Support. Also, be sure to read the
"Important Notes" section below.

** 1. If you installed Windows 3.1 using the "Express Installation," Windows
scanned your hard disk for programs to be installed. As a result, older
versions of the Chatterbox, Jukebox, and Mixer were installed if they
were on your hard disk at the time of installation. Please remove these
icons. To do this, click on the icon once to select it, then press the
delete key. Windows will ask you for confirmation. Repeat for each icon.

2. Check the size and date of all the driver files in the Windows SYSTEM
directory against the listing in the section "Diskette Contents". Make
sure that the correct drivers have been copied to your hard disk.

3. Open the Driver applet in Control panel. You should at least have the
following driver names in the Installed Drivers list:

Creative Sound Blaster _MIDI Synthesizer
Creative Sound Blaster 1.5 Wave and MIDI ;or 2.0 for SB 2.0 card
MIDI Mapper
Timer
[MCI] MIDI Sequencer
[MCI] Sound

If one or more of these drivers do not exist, you must install the
driver(s) using the Driver applet in Control Panel (See the Windows
manual for more details).

4. Check your SYSTEM.INI by choosing RUN from the File menu of the Program
Manager, and typing SYSEDIT in the command line box. Examine the
[drivers] and [sndblst.drv] sections. They should look something like
this:

[drivers]
Timer=timer.drv
Midimapper=midimap.drv
MIDI=sbfm.drv
Wave=sb15snd.drv ;Note - a v1.5 card was assumed. If you
MIDI1=sb15snd.drv ;have a v2.0 card, change to sb20snd.drv

[sndblst.drv]
port=220
int=7
dmachannel=1

5. If Windows refuses to install a device driver or you get the error
message "Device not found" when playing a Wave or MIDI file, be sure
you have the following settings in the [mci] section of SYSTEM.INI

[mci]
WaveAudio=mciwave.drv
Sequencer=mciseq.drv

If one or more of these do not exist, you must install the driver(s)
using the Driver applet in Control Panel (See the Windows manual for
instructions). Do not type in the entries into the SYSTEM.INI because
the files have to be installed into your SYSTEM directory by Windows.


V. If you upgraded from Windows 3.0 to Windows 3.1
--------------------------------------------------

If you upgraded an existing copy of Windows 3.0 or Windows 3.0 with
Multimedia Extensions to Windows 3.1, here are some special notes to
consider.

1. If you have a line which reads "device=vsbd.386" in the [386Enh] section
of SYSTEM.INI, please delete it. This is an old driver which has been
replaced by VSBPD.386. The new driver will not work correctly until this
line is removed.

2. After installing Windows 3.1, verify that the latest MMCBOX.EXE,
MMJBOX.EXE, SBFM.DRV and SB15SND.DRV (or SB20SND.DRV for Sound Blaster
2.0) have been copied to your hard disk. Check the size and date of
these files against the listing in the section "Diskette Contents". You
can delete any older versions that you find in your system.


VI. Important notes
-------------------
* * * * * * * * * * * * *
* I M P O R T A N T *
* * * * * * * * * * * * *

1. The drivers found in the file CREATE.EXE on Microsoft's BBS and in the
Microsoft Forum on CompuServe are not the latest drivers for Windows 3.1
and may not work properly. Please do not use them.

2. The drivers that are included with the Windows 3.1 Resource Kit are not
the lastest drivers and may not work properly. Please do not use them.

3. We are including drivers that make use of Device Virtualization. These
drivers will allow DOS Apps that use the Sound Blaster to run in Enhanced
Mode.

Please make sure that a line reading "device=vsbpd.386" exists under the
[386Enh] section in your SYSTEM.INI. If you have a line which reads
"device=vsbd.386", please delete it. Also, make sure the file VSBPD.386
is in your Windows SYSTEM directory. If it is not, copy it from the
Drivers Disk.

4. The Windows 3.1 drivers can now be used in both Windows 3.0 with
Multimedia extensions as well as Windows 3.1. They will check the
Windows version and use the correct Sound Blaster section name to access
the settings in the SYSTEM.INI.

5. A MIDI-MAP has been created to make use of the SBFM.DRV, please use the
MIDI MAPPER icon under Control Panel to customize it to your requirements.

Under Windows 3.1, MIDI channel 10 is referenced as the drum channel.
If you are having problems with the FM synth not sounding "right", try
modifying the configuration with the MIDI Mapper.

The following is a list of the existing MIDI Map configurations and how
they are mapped:

Input Output Output Input Output Output
Map Name Channel Channel Port Map Name Channel Channel Port
-------- ------- ------- ------ -------- ------- ------- ------
All FM 1 1 FM All MIDI 1 1 MIDI
2 2 FM 2 2 MIDI
3 3 FM 3 3 MIDI
4 4 FM 4 4 MIDI
5 5 FM 5 5 MIDI
6 6 FM 6 6 MIDI
7 7 FM 7 7 MIDI
8 8 FM 8 8 MIDI
9 9 FM 9 9 MIDI
10 10 FM 10 10 MIDI
11 11 FM 11 11 MIDI
12 12 FM 12 12 MIDI
13 13 FM 13 13 MIDI
14 14 FM 14 14 MIDI
15 15 FM 15 15 MIDI
16 16 FM 16 16 MIDI

Ext FM 1 1 FM Ext MIDI 1 1 MIDI
2 2 FM 2 2 MIDI
3 3 FM 3 3 MIDI
4 4 FM 4 4 MIDI
5 5 FM 5 5 MIDI
6 6 FM 6 6 MIDI
7 7 FM 7 7 MIDI
8 8 FM 8 8 MIDI
9 9 FM 9 9 MIDI
10 10 FM 10 10 MIDI

Basic FM 13 13 FM
14 14 FM
15 15 FM
16 10 FM

NOTE: Channel 16 in the Basic FM mapping has been routed to channel 10 for
proper access to the drum channel based on Microsoft standards for
MIDI authoring.

The software and programs on this disk are copyrighted by Creative Labs,Inc.
and may not be distributed without the express written permission of
Creative Labs, Inc.



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