Install Gravis Ultrasound Properly, All files, No Errors (With Pictures!)

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Re: Install Gravis Ultrasound Properly, All files, No Errors (With Pictures!)

Postby Doasoiz » 2017-2-08 @ 02:42

Anyone please help?
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Re: Install Gravis Ultrasound Properly, All files, No Errors (With Pictures!)

Postby K.A.R.R. » 2017-2-13 @ 21:30

hi

installing the drivers can cause some problems because no real gus is found or an real autoexec.bat is missing.

i suggest to simply use pre installed drivers
like this one

http://www80.zippyshare.com/v/c6N015fi/file.html

this pack contains GUS 4.11 drivers + Pro Patches Light 1.61 + Pro Patches Lite 1.61 corrected anti looping patches (includes 3 ppl 1.61 patches found by Tsyu removing a looping bug)

for those who want to know: its the pack from Huggybaby just with ppl 1.61 anti loop fix from Tsyu and with modified ultrasnd.ini file
(i changed patch folders in ultrasnd.ini from e:\ultrasnd\midi to c:\ultrasnd\midi because Eero Räsänen the creator of ppl made this small mistake in his 1.61 ultrasnd.ini file)


the driver was installed to c:\ultrasnd
so i suggest mounting it to that folder (because all gus ini files are set to c:\ultrasnd)

and important tip !
if u want to use gus emulation in dosbox
use an actual svn version from emucr and NOT 0.74 !
with dosbox 0.74 gus will have only mono sound for sfx and music !
(fixed with svn versions)
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Re: Install Gravis Ultrasound Properly, All files, No Errors (With Pictures!)

Postby K.A.R.R. » 2017-2-17 @ 06:34

i created a guide on how to install the gus drivers under windows 3.11

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=52561

hope it will help when you try it.
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Re: Install Gravis Ultrasound Properly, All files, No Errors (With Pictures!)

Postby TV5Fun » 2017-6-24 @ 05:37

Following the instructions here to install GUS 4.11 drivers with Megaem and PPL 1.61. Not getting any sound. When I run mididemo.bat, I get an error "Error on patch info call for snare1: DOS Error" that is for the first MIDI file, every file after that gives a similar error with a different instrument name. This is the contents of the audio section of my DOSBox config:
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[mixer]
#   nosound: Enable silent mode, sound is still emulated though.
#      rate: Mixer sample rate, setting any device's rate higher than this will probably lower their sound quality.
#            Possible values: 44100, 48000, 32000, 22050, 16000, 11025, 8000, 49716.
# blocksize: Mixer block size, larger blocks might help sound stuttering but sound will also be more lagged.
#            Possible values: 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 512, 256.
# prebuffer: How many milliseconds of data to keep on top of the blocksize.

nosound=false
rate=44100
blocksize=1024
prebuffer=20

[midi]
#     mpu401: Type of MPU-401 to emulate.
#             Possible values: intelligent, uart, none.
# mididevice: Device that will receive the MIDI data from MPU-401.
#             Possible values: default, win32, alsa, oss, coreaudio, coremidi, none.
# midiconfig: Special configuration options for the device driver. This is usually the id of the device you want to use.
#               See the README/Manual for more details.

mpu401=none
mididevice=default
midiconfig=

[sblaster]
#  sbtype: Type of Soundblaster to emulate. gb is Gameblaster.
#          Possible values: sb1, sb2, sbpro1, sbpro2, sb16, gb, none.
#  sbbase: The IO address of the soundblaster.
#          Possible values: 220, 240, 260, 280, 2a0, 2c0, 2e0, 300.
#     irq: The IRQ number of the soundblaster.
#          Possible values: 7, 5, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12.
#     dma: The DMA number of the soundblaster.
#          Possible values: 1, 5, 0, 3, 6, 7.
#    hdma: The High DMA number of the soundblaster.
#          Possible values: 1, 5, 0, 3, 6, 7.
# sbmixer: Allow the soundblaster mixer to modify the DOSBox mixer.
# oplmode: Type of OPL emulation. On 'auto' the mode is determined by sblaster type. All OPL modes are Adlib-compatible, except for 'cms'.
#          Possible values: auto, cms, opl2, dualopl2, opl3, none.
#  oplemu: Provider for the OPL emulation. compat might provide better quality (see oplrate as well).
#          Possible values: default, compat, fast.
# oplrate: Sample rate of OPL music emulation. Use 49716 for highest quality (set the mixer rate accordingly).
#          Possible values: 44100, 49716, 48000, 32000, 22050, 16000, 11025, 8000.

sbtype=none
sbbase=220
irq=7
dma=1
hdma=5
sbmixer=true
oplmode=auto
oplemu=default
oplrate=49716

[gus]
#      gus: Enable the Gravis Ultrasound emulation.
#  gusrate: Sample rate of Ultrasound emulation.
#           Possible values: 44100, 48000, 32000, 22050, 16000, 11025, 8000, 49716.
#  gusbase: The IO base address of the Gravis Ultrasound.
#           Possible values: 240, 220, 260, 280, 2a0, 2c0, 2e0, 300.
#   gusirq: The IRQ number of the Gravis Ultrasound.
#           Possible values: 5, 3, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12.
#   gusdma: The DMA channel of the Gravis Ultrasound.
#           Possible values: 3, 0, 1, 5, 6, 7.
# ultradir: Path to Ultrasound directory. In this directory
#           there should be a MIDI directory that contains
#           the patch files for GUS playback. Patch sets used
#           with Timidity should work fine.

gus=true
gusrate=44100
gusbase=220
gusirq=5
gusdma=1
ultradir=C:\ULTRASND

[speaker]
# pcspeaker: Enable PC-Speaker emulation.
#    pcrate: Sample rate of the PC-Speaker sound generation.
#            Possible values: 44100, 48000, 32000, 22050, 16000, 11025, 8000, 49716.
#     tandy: Enable Tandy Sound System emulation. For 'auto', emulation is present only if machine is set to 'tandy'.
#            Possible values: auto, on, off.
# tandyrate: Sample rate of the Tandy 3-Voice generation.
#            Possible values: 44100, 48000, 32000, 22050, 16000, 11025, 8000, 49716.
#    disney: Enable Disney Sound Source emulation. (Covox Voice Master and Speech Thing compatible).

pcspeaker=true
pcrate=49716
tandy=auto
tandyrate=44100
disney=true
Tried this on two separate machines and got the same issue. Running DOSBox 0.74. Anyone know what would cause this?
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Re: Install Gravis Ultrasound Properly, All files, No Errors (With Pictures!)

Postby olddos25 » 2017-6-25 @ 08:10

Maybe you setup the ultradir parameter wrong. Quoting the DOSBox wiki:
Of particular note is the ultradir option, which must be set to the path to the patch files inside DOSBox. (Which is likely not the same as the path on your real hard drive.)

Also try changing the gusbase parameter to 240 cause that is the default setting.
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Re: Install Gravis Ultrasound Properly, All files, No Errors (With Pictures!)

Postby 3371-Alpha » 2017-6-25 @ 20:40

Sorry of kicking up an old topic but the download to the preinstalled patches in the OP's post was removed for "violation of terms of service" or some BS. Reupload anyone?
Also, Which of the patch files for the driver are really necessary? I ask because I found "slim" versions of the patch sets "with all unnecessary utilities removed" here and here.
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Re: Install Gravis Ultrasound Properly, All files, No Errors (With Pictures!)

Postby lightmaster » 2017-6-25 @ 22:31

Hi there:
Download's filename was "ultrasnd.zip" i hope it works for you and i don't have the file AtM.
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Re: Install Gravis Ultrasound Properly, All files, No Errors (With Pictures!)

Postby TV5Fun » 2017-6-26 @ 18:10

olddos25 wrote:Maybe you setup the ultradir parameter wrong. Quoting the DOSBox wiki:
Of particular note is the ultradir option, which must be set to the path to the patch files inside DOSBox. (Which is likely not the same as the path on your real hard drive.)

Also try changing the gusbase parameter to 240 cause that is the default setting.

No ultradir was set to the path within DOSBox. Also tried a setting of 240. I changed it to 220 to see if that would work any better, but it didn't.
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Re: Install Gravis Ultrasound Properly, All files, No Errors (With Pictures!)

Postby 3371-Alpha » 2017-6-26 @ 19:48

@TV5Fun Wait, are you having issues installing or playing? Because I remember reading earlier in this thread that installing 4.11 is rather glitchy in DOSBox (never tried it myself so don't quote me on this). The solution was to install the 3.x version then update it to 4.11

Also, what do gravis gm drum kits do? I read about them in PPL's manual/readme.
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Re: Install Gravis Ultrasound Properly, All files, No Errors (With Pictures!)

Postby 3371-Alpha » 2017-6-28 @ 02:08

Some good news, I found a mirror of the now broken preinstalled drivers. Two of them actually, here and here. I'm still curious what utilities are truly necessary for gravis support and would like to see if the installed could be slimmed a little (the previous two "slim" copies I posted I believe are only optimized for Doom and Duke).

Also I found several archive sites for gravis software, I'll post them if you'd like.
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Re: Install Gravis Ultrasound Properly, All files, No Errors (With Pictures!)

Postby olddos25 » 2017-9-27 @ 01:05

The mirrors are unnecesary because James F's link still works.
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