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Sound Driver Pack 1.03 😁

This is a 'sound driver pack' to use with DOSBox. Some games just won't run (properly) without a sound driver. Some games include them or have their own substitute while others do not. Afaict these are used in games as stepping stones when soundcards were being introduced in the early days.

All files have their original timestamps and each directory has a text file with checksums and references to where they are sourced from.

The CT-VOICE.DRV files have embedded settings, thus I also included a patcher that allows you to change the IRQ just in case. (source included)

Most drivers are included, if something is missing, faulty or broken report it here.

Whatsnew in 1.03:
* 2022-05-05 Updated: READ.ME with Vogons post
* 2022-05-05 Replaced: CT-VOICE tools IRQx.COM are replaced with CT-IRQ
* 2022-05-04 Updated: 1.30 with correct timestamp to SBFMDRV.COM credit: Gmlb256
* 2022-04-08 Updated: SBTALKER.EXE list to 5 games total
* 2022-04-08 Updated: SBFMDRV.COM list to 88 games total
* 2022-04-08 Updated: SOUND.COM list to 48 games total
* 2022-04-08 Updated: CT-VOICE.DRV list to 140 games total
* 2021-03-13 Added: 1.21 to SBFMDRV.COM credit: Riikcakirds
* 2021-03-13 Added: 1.15 to CT-VOICE.DRV credit: Riikcakirds
* 2021-03-13 Added: SB20/2.00 to CT-VOICE.DRV credit: Riikcakirds
* 2021-03-13 Added: SBP/2.01 to CT-VOICE.DRV credit: Riikcakirds
* 2021-03-13 Added: SB15/2.01 to CT-VOICE.DRV credit: Riikcakirds
* 2021-03-13 Added: 1.21 to CT-VOICE.DRV credit: Riikcakirds
* 2021-03-13 Added: SB20/2.10 to CT-VOICE.DRV credit: Riikcakirds

Special thanks go out for assitance and contributers:
ripsaw8080, keropi, _Rob, Calvero, krcroft, LowLevelMahn / llm, Agathosdaimon, MrFlibble, breech, Riikcakirds, Uka, Art, Gmlb256


CMSDRV.COM - Creative Music System driver
|---3.10
|---3.20a
`---3.20b
CT-VOICE.DRV - Creative Lab's Voice driver
|---1.13
|---1.13/SB10
|---1.14
|---1.14/SB10
|---1.14/SB15
|---1.15
|---1.21
|---2.00
|---2.00/SB20
|---2.01
|---2.01/SB15
|---2.01/SBP
|---2.10
|---2.10_aztech
|---2.10/SB20
|---2.10/SBP
|---2.11
|---2.11/SB20
|---2.11/SBM
|---2.12
|---2.12/SB15
|---2.12/SB20
|---2.12/SBP
|---2.12/SBP2
|---2.12/SBPM
|---3.05
|---3.05/SB16ASP
|---3.07
|---3.07/SB16ASP
|---4.01
|---4.04
|---4.05
`---TOOLS
SBFMDRV.COM - Creative Lab's FM driver
|---1.02
|---1.11
|---1.11/SB10-SB15
|---1.21
|---1.22
|---1.22/SB10-SB15
|---1.30
|---1.30b
|---1.30b/SB20
|---1.32
|---1.32/SB15_SB20
|---1.32/SBPRO2_MCV
|---1.33
|---1.33/SB16-SBPro2-MCVPro2
|---1.34
|---1.34/SB15-SB20-MVC20
|---STEREO
`---STEREO/1.21
SB-SOUND.COM - Creative Lab's AdLib driver (not 100% compatible)
|---100
`---100b
SBTALKER.EXE - Creative Lab's Talkie Program
'---3.5
SOUND.COM - AdLib's original sound driver
|---110 (missing)
|---120 (missing)
|---130
|---131 (missing)
|---150
|---151
`---TEST

Whats in it ?
  • Miami Vice - Capstone (1989) link
List of games that requires the Creative Lab's 'CMSDRV.COM'
  • Adventures of Maddog Williams in The Dungeons of Duridian, The (1992) link
  • Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge!, The (1989) link
  • Balance (1993)link
  • Bug Bomber (1992) link
  • Cardinal of the Kremlin, The (1990)(IntraCorp)link credit: Riikcakirds
  • Day of the Viper (1990)(Accolade)link credit: Riikcakirds
  • Diamond Peter (1993)
  • Dim Esquire (1993)
  • Don't Go Alone (1989)
  • Double Tetris (1990)
  • Dragonriders of Pern (1991)
  • Dynatech (1992)(Magic Bytes)link credit: Riikcakirds
  • Elysium (1992)(Magic Bytes)link credit: Riikcakirds
  • Fiendish Freddy's Big Top O' Fun (1989)link credit: badflame
  • Fireteam 2200 (1991)
  • Game of Harmony, The /E-motion (1990) link
  • Gunboat (1990) link
  • Inter-Stellar Wars (1993)
  • Kick Off 2 (1990) link credit: Agathosdaimon
  • Kingdom of Syree, The (1992)
  • Locomotion (1992) link
  • Lujun Qi (Army Chess) (1991)
  • Majung Academy (1990)(Soft-World International) credit: Riikcakirds
  • Maque Eluosi (Mahjong Tetris)
  • MH28 (1992)
  • Miami Vice - Capstone (1989) link
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus (1990) link credit: _Rob
  • NY Warriors (1991)(Arcadia Systems)link credit: Riikcakirds
  • Penthouse Hot Numbers (1992)
  • PGA Tour Golf (1990)
  • Pool (1992)
  • Punisher, The (1990) link
  • Questmaster I- The prism (1989)(Miles Computing) credit: Riikcakirds
  • Rage of Tiger 2- Blood, Money and Tears (1994)
  • Rick Dangerous 2 (1991) link
  • Sea Rogue (1992)(Microplay Software)link credit: Riikcakirds
  • Si Chuan (1990)(Soft-World) credit: Riikcakirds
  • Space 1889 (1990) link
  • Space Miner (1990)
  • Spellcasting 101: Sorcerers Get All The Girls (1990) link
    (cd-rom version does not need it: credit: _Rob )
  • Tilt (1991)link credit: Riikcakirds
  • Turn It (1990)link credit: Uka
  • Wild Streets (1990) link credit: ripsaw8080
  • Xenocide (1990)(Micro Revelations)link credit: Riikcakirds
  • X-Men (1989) link
  • X-Men II: The Fall of the Mutants (1991) link
  • Zinnia (1992)
List of games that require AdLib's 'SOUND.COM'
  • 1483 Anno Domini (1993)
  • Action Soccer (1995)
  • Alien Attack (1995)
  • Aliens (1996)
  • Arnie 2 (1993) link credit: Riikcakirds
  • Avaruusromu (1995)
  • AventurasManolo Kabezabolo, Las (1997)
  • B-7 (1995)
  • Ballgame 2 (1992)
  • Bandor 1 - Search for the Storm Giant King (1992)
  • Beyond the Abyss (1994)
  • Blagtron(1994)
  • Bloodsport (1992)
  • BreakIn (1993)
  • Burntime (1993) link credit: breech
  • Caesar (1992) link credit: _Rob
  • Capn Zapn 1 - Kozmik Journeys (2010)
  • Cave Dweller (beta release)
  • Cho Jiku Yosai Macross- Skull Leader (1995)
  • Clinch (1994)
  • Clonk (2001)
  • Columns (1993)
  • Conflict 2272 (1995)
  • Dadton Aguinandez (1998)
  • Dangerous Streets (1994)
  • Deadly Racer (1994)
  • Definitive Wargame Collection, The (1995)
  • DentureMan (1995)
  • Der Clou! (1994) link
  • Diamond Peter (1993)
  • DiosNauru, (2001)
  • Doobie (1993)
  • Dragon Ball (1993)
  • Dreadnoughts (1992) link credit: Riikcakirds
  • Drop 'Em (1993)
  • DungeonsGrimlor II, The (1995)
  • Elf Land - Volume One (1992) link
  • Elvira the Arcade Game (1991) link
  • Epic (1992) link credit: _Rob
  • Eye of the Storm (1994) link
  • Fields of Glory (1993) MicroProse link credit: Riikcakirds
  • First CityAlliance, The (Prototype)
  • Flame Storm- The Bratockian Saga Volume(1995) link credit: MrFlibble
  • Frankenstein (1994)
  • Freaks (1997)
  • Free Combat (1999)
  • GatewayAnother World (1993)
  • Galaga '94 (1994) credit: Gmlb256
  • Geometrix (1992)
  • Graviton (1993)
  • Gravity Wars(1992)
  • Gun's (1993)
  • Headquarters (美国的噩梦) (1994)
  • Highway Madness (1995)
  • Hoosier City 1 (1992)
  • Hoosier City 2 (1992)
  • Hoosier City 3 (1992)
  • Horm (1995)
  • Innocent Until Caught (1993) link
  • Inspector Xbeta (1994)
  • Invasionthe Silly Mutants, The (1994)
  • Jetpack (1993) link credit: breech
  • JimBall (1994)
  • Jump! (1993)
  • Katie's Farm (1990)
  • Kick Off 2 (1991)
  • Labrynth (1994)
  • Legend of the Silver Talisman (1996)
  • LetterSlide (1994)
  • Luigi en Circusland (1994)
  • Luigi & Spaghetti (1992) link
  • M.A.T.H. Circus (1994)
  • McGee (1990)
  • McGee at the Fun Fair (1991)
  • MegaMaze (1994)
  • Metal Grind (1992)
  • Monopoly (1993) link credit: Riikcakirds
  • Moonstone: A Hard Days Knight (1992) link credit: _Rob
  • Mopsy (1993)
  • Muksu (1994)
  • Nahlakh(1994)
  • NashuMan (1995)
  • Nigel's World (1991)
  • Nine-Man Matrix (1992)
  • Olimpiadas 92: Atletismo (1992) Topo Soft link credit: Riikcakirds
  • Omnitrend's Paladin II (1992)
  • One must fall (1993) (Demo) link
  • Omnitrend's Paladin II (1992) link credit: _Rob
  • Operation Cleaner.212 (1998)
  • Oscar (1993) link
  • Paladin (1992)
  • PC Basket (1994)
  • PC Calcio Scudetto (1994)
  • PC Fútbol (1993) Dinamic Multimedia, S.A. link credit: Riikcakirds
  • Phagefight (1993)
  • Pikanti Puzzle (1992)
  • Pizza Connection (1995) link
  • Prehistorik (1991) link
  • Premier Manager (1992) link credit: breech
  • Premier Manager 2 (1993) link
  • Push'M'Up (1994)
  • Reflector Chess (1995)
  • Road Kill (1993)
  • Robot Rumble (Demo) (2003)
  • Rock'N Roller (1992) link credit: breech
  • Runen (1996)
  • Saboteur (1996)
  • Salta (1994)
  • Schach-12 (1994)
  • Schnapsen (1994)
  • Search for Freedom (1994)
  • Sei Shōjo Sentai Lakers (聖少女戰隊 中文版) (1994)
  • Siege (1992) link
  • SIM-Pizza (1994)
  • Slither (1991)
  • Smashing Pumpkins Into Small Pieces of Putrid Debris (1993)
  • Space Havoc 2 (1996)
  • Starfire (1992) link
  • Stick Fighter 1 & 2 (1992) link
  • Stone Mist 2 (1993)
  • Street Fighter II (1992) link credit: Calvero
  • Super Scrylis (1994)
  • Surf Ninja's (1994) link
  • Tank For Two (1994)
  • Tank Regime (1995)
  • TetWord (1995)
  • Time Fuse (1993)
  • Traffic Department 2192 (1994) link
  • Trak Billar (1994)
  • Violent Myth (1994) link credit: breech
  • Walls of Bratock, The (1994) link credit: MrFlibble
  • Wargame Construction Set II- TANKS! (1994)
  • Warrior's Quest (1995)
  • Whale's Voyage (1993) link credit: Riikcakirds
  • Wild Science Arcade, The (1993) link credit: _Rob
  • Willy the Beer Varmit's War(1994)
  • Winter Olympics- Lillehammer '94 (1993)
  • Wonder Brush (1994)
  • Woord Maker (1996)
  • World War 2 in Europe (1998)
  • Zis the Adventure (1995)
List of games that require Creative Lab's 'CT-VOICE.DRV'
  • Alfabeto e parole 1 (1995)
  • Aventuras de Manolo Kabezabolo, Las (1997)
  • Biobombers (1994)
  • Bonus (1993)
  • Cars 3 (1996)
  • Clinch (1994)
  • Columns PC (1993)
  • Crosso (2005)
  • Dadton Aguinandez (1998)
  • Dame 12 (1991)
  • DentureMan (1995)
  • Dios de Nauru, El (2001)
  • Disciples of Steel (1994)
  • Doobie (1993)
  • Dot-Mania! (1994)
  • Dragons Shard (1992)
  • Eisplanet, Der (1994)
  • El desafio de Dunning Cross (1996)
  • Escape from Ragor (1994)
  • Escape from Ragor II- Megrim's Rache (1994)
  • Fantasy Zone of Computer (1991)
  • First City of Alliance, The (Prototype) (1994)
  • Flame Storm (1995) link credit: MrFlibble
  • Flatworm II (1992)
  • Game (2002)
  • GEN7 Children's Tutors (1995)
  • GEN7 New Testament Bible Study (1995)
  • GEN7 Old Testament Bible Study (1995)
  • Golden Flute IV, The (1994)
  • Gun's 30 (1993)
  • Hammerheads (1995)
  • Hathor (1994)
  • Haus Der Spiele (1996)
  • Hexagon (1995)
  • Hoosier City 1 (1992)
  • Hoosier City 2 (1992)
  • Hoosier City 3 (1992)
  • Horm (1995)
  • Interpol (1997)
  • Kamango (1994)
  • Kingdom of Syree II- Black Magic Soundblaster Effects Accessory Pack (1993)
  • kokoi (1995)
  • Legend of the Silver Talisman (1996)
  • LetterSlide (1994)
  • Luigi en Circusland (1994)
  • Luigi & Spaghetti (1992)
  • Machines, The (1996)
  • Menty (Менты) (1999)
  • Mopsy (1993)
  • Move It 2 (1993)
  • Mühle-12 (1993)
  • Muhle-12 (1996)
  • Munch Man (2003)
  • Nuclear- Part II 1 (1996)
  • Oktavian (1993)
  • Olimpiadas 92- Gimnasia Deportiva (1992)
  • Orango (1995)
  • PC Fútbol (1993)
  • Phonics 123 (1994)
  • Pikanti Puzzle (1992)
  • Pizza Tycoon (1994) link credit: breech
  • Price & Demand (Цена & Спрос)(1994)
  • Push'M'Up (1994)
  • Puzzle (1995)
  • Rock'N Roller (1992)
  • Salta 12 (1994)
  • Schach-12 (1994)
  • Search for Freedom (1994)
  • SimuSex (1992)
  • Spaceball (1995)
  • Space Conflict (1993)
  • Stock Market (1996)
  • Stone Mist 2 (1994)
  • Studzianki 1944- Zanim Lufy Pokryje Rdza (1997)
  • Supercyber (1993)
  • Super Scrylis (1994)
  • Tetris Mania (1994)
  • Time Fuse II (1993)
  • Trak Billar (1994)
  • Trauma (1996)
  • Universal Warrior (1995) link credit: breech
  • Walls of Bratock, The (1993) link credit: MrFlibble
  • Warrior's Quest (1995)
  • Warrior's Quest v2 (1995)
  • Willy the Beer Varmit's War (1994)
  • Wonder Brush (1994)
  • Yendorian Tales Book I- Chapter 2 (1996)
  • Yendorian Tales- The Tyrants of Thaine (1997)
List of games that require Creative Lab's 'SBFMDRV.COM'
  • Hooray for Henrietta v2.0 (1992)(Lander Software) link credit: Uka
  • Spellbound! (1992) by Lander Software link credit: Uka
  • Winter Olympics: Lillehammer '94 (1993) link credit: breech
List of games that require 'CT-VOICE.DRV' and 'SBFMDRV.COM':
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 4.0 Upgrade (1991) credit: Art
  • Barney Bear Goes To School (1990)
  • Barney Bear Goes to Space (1990)
  • Barney Bear Goes to the Farm (1990)
  • Dr. Sbaitso v2.10 (1990)
List of games that require 'SBTALKER.EXE'
Sources

2022-05-17 Added: Turn It (1990) to SOUND.COM list credit: Uka
2022-05-05 Added: Galaga '94 (1994) to CT-VOICE.DRV list credit: Gmlb256
2022-05-05 Released: Sound Driver Pack 1.03
2022-04-08 Added: updated SBTALKER.EXE list with 4 games
2022-04-08 Added: updated SBFMDRV.COM list with 84 games
2022-04-08 Added: updated SOUND.COM list with 18 games
2022-04-08 Added: updated CT-VOICE.DRV list with ~100 games
2021-06-24 Added: Whale's Voyage with modified CT-VOICE.DRV 1.15 credit: ripsaw8080
(already submitted by Riikcakirds on 2021-03-11, 18:43)
2021-05-18 Added: List of games that require 'SBTALKER.EXE' credit: Art
2021-05-17 Moved: Winter Olympics: Lillehammer '94 (1993) to 'CT-VOICE & SBFMDRV.COM'
2021-04-02 Added: Hooray for Henrietta v2.0 (1992)(Lander Software) to 'CT-VOICE & SBFMDRV.COM' credit: Uka
2021-04-02 Added: Spellbound! (1992) by Lander Software to 'CT-VOICE & SBFMDRV.COM' credit: Uka
2021-03-26 Added: The Cardinal of the Kremlin (1990)(IntraCorp) to SOUND.COM credit: Riikcakirds
2021-03-26 Added: Si Chuan (1990)(Soft-World) to SOUND.COM credit: Riikcakirds
2021-03-26 Added: Questmaster I- The prism (1989)(Miles Computing) to SOUND.COM credit: Riikcakirds
2021-03-26 Added: Majung Academy (1990)(Soft-World International) to SOUND.COM credit: Riikcakirds
2021-03-26 Added: NY Warriors (1991)(Arcadia Systems) to SOUND.COM credit: Riikcakirds
2021-03-26 Added: Tilt (1991)(Genias) to SOUND.COM credit: Riikcakirds
2021-03-26 Added: Balance (1993)(Kingsoft) to SOUND.COM credit: Riikcakirds
2021-03-26 Added: Dynatech (1992)(Magic Bytes) to SOUND.COM credit: Riikcakirds
2021-03-26 Added: Sea Rogue (1992)(Microplay Software) to SOUND.COM credit: Riikcakirds
2021-03-26 Added: Day of the Viper (1990)(Accolade) credit: Riikcakirds
2021-03-26 Added: Xenocide (1990)(Micro Revelations) to SOUND.COM credit: Riikcakirds
2021-03-26 Added: Elysium (1992)(Magic Bytes) to SOUND.COM credit: Riikcakirds
2021-03-13 Added: Arnie 2 (1993) to CT-VOICE.DRV credit: Riikcakirds
2021-03-13 Added: Dreadnoughts (1992) to CT-VOICE.DRV credit: Riikcakirds
2021-03-13 Added: Fields of Glory (1993) to CT-VOICE.DRV credit: Riikcakirds
2021-03-13 Added: Monopoly (1993) to CT-VOICE.DRV credit: Riikcakirds
2021-03-13 Added: Olimpiadas 92: Atletismo (1992) to CT-VOICE.DRV credit: Riikcakirds
2021-03-13 Added: PC Fútbol (1993) to CT-VOICE.DRV credit: Riikcakirds
2021-03-13 Added: Whale's Voyage (1993) to CT-VOICE.DRV credit: Riikcakirds
2021-03-06 Added: Burntime (1993) to CT-VOICE.DRV credit: breech
2021-03-06 Added: Jetpack (1993) to CT-VOICE.DRV credit: breech
2021-03-06 Added: Premier Manager (1992) to CT-VOICE.DRV credit: breech
2021-03-06 Added: Rock'N Roller (1992) to CT-VOICE.DRV credit: breech
2021-03-06 Added: Violent Myth (1994) to CT-VOICE.DRV credit: breech
2021-03-06 Added: Winter Olympics: Lillehammer '94 (1993)) to CT-VOICE.DRV credit: breech
2021-03-06 Added: Pizza Tycoon (1994) to SBFMDRV.COM credit: breech
2021-03-06 Added: Universal Warrior (1995) to SBFMDRV.COM credit: breech
2021-03-06 Added: Winter Olympics: Lillehammer '94 (1993) to SBFMDRV.COM credit: breech
2021-02-19 Added: Flame Storm (1995) to CT-VOICE.DRV credit: MrFlibble
2021-02-19 Added: Flame Storm (1995) to SBFMDRV.COM credit: MrFlibble
2021-02-19 Added: The Walls of Bratock (1994) to CT-VOICE.DRV credit: MrFlibble
2021-02-19 Added: The Walls of Bratock (1994) to SBFMDRV.COM credit: MrFlibble
2021-02-09 Added: Surf Ninja's (1994) to CT-VOICE.DRV
2020-12-27 Added: Premier Manager 2 (1992) to CT-VOICE.DRV
2020-12-08 Released: Sound Driver Pack 1.02
2020-12-08 Removed: Around the world in 80 days (1994)
(SBDU contains CT-VOICE.DRV v4.01, nothing indicates the game actually uses it)
2020-12-08 Added: 3.20b to CMSDRV.COM credit: LowLevelMahn
2020-12-08 Added: 2.10_az (Aztech) to CT-VOICE.DRV credit: LowLevelMahn
2020-12-08 Added: 4.04 to CT-VOICE.DRV credit: LowLevelMahn
2020-12-08 Added: 1.02 to SBFMDRV.COM credit: LowLevelMahn
2020-12-08 Added: 1.30 to SBFMDRV.COM credit: LowLevelMahn
2020-12-03 Added: Oscar (1993) to CT-VOICE.DRV
2020-12-03 Added: Starfire (1992) to CT-VOICE.DRV
2020-12-03 Added: Luigi & Spaghetti (1992) to CT-VOICE.DRV
2020-12-03 Added: BreakIn (1993) to CT-VOICE.DRV
2020-11-03 Added: Kick Off 2 (1990) to CT-VOICE.DRV game list, credit Agathosdaimon
2020-10-20 New drivers submitted for next release: credit LowLevelMahn
2020-10-12 Released: Sound Driver Pack 1.01
2020-10-08 Added: Gunboat(1990) to SOUND.COM game list
2020-10-02 Added: Siege (1992) to CT-VOICE.DRV game list
2020-09-25 Added: CT-VOICE.DRV v3.07 credit: LowLevelMahn
2020-09-25 Added: CT-VOICE.DRV v2.10 credit: LowLevelMahn

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Reply 2 of 79, by _Rob

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Searching through my games directory (fgrep -i -r ct-voice.drv), a few other games that seem to need CT-VOICE.DRV:

- Caesar - Impressions Games - 1992 (CSR.EXE references it)
- Omnitrend's Paladin II - Impressions Games - 1992 (PALADIN2.EXE references it)
- Moonstone: A Hard Days Knight - Mindscape - 1992 (MAIN.EXE references it)
- The Wild Science Arcade - Binary Zoo Software - 1993 (MAIN.EXE references it)
- Epic - Ocean Software - 1992 (START.EXE and GAME.DAT references it)

Probably a red haring:
- Around the world in 80 days - EA - 1994 (CREATIVE/SB16DOSD.PVL on the CD references it)

Reply 3 of 79, by Akuma

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keropi wrote on 2020-09-20, 14:13:

excellent job gathering all the info/drivers Akuma !

Appreciate it 😁

_Rob wrote on 2020-09-20, 16:04:
Searching through my games directory (fgrep -i -r ct-voice.drv), a few other games that seem to need CT-VOICE.DRV: […]
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Searching through my games directory (fgrep -i -r ct-voice.drv), a few other games that seem to need CT-VOICE.DRV:

- Caesar - Impressions Games - 1992 (CSR.EXE references it)
- Omnitrend's Paladin II - Impressions Games - 1992 (PALADIN2.EXE references it)
- Moonstone: A Hard Days Knight - Mindscape - 1992 (MAIN.EXE references it)
- The Wild Science Arcade - Binary Zoo Software - 1993 (MAIN.EXE references it)
- Epic - Ocean Software - 1992 (START.EXE and GAME.DAT references it)

Probably a red haring:
- Around the world in 80 days - EA - 1994 (CREATIVE/SB16DOSD.PVL on the CD references it)

Thanks _Rob, I'll mark the last one with a note 😁

Reply 4 of 79, by Dominus

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Hmm, where to put this thread? I think it might be good to put it in the DOSBox Guides forum. What do you think?

Thanks for collecting this!

Windows 3.1x guide for DOSBox
60 seconds guide to DOSBox
DOSBox SVN snapshot for macOS (10.4-11.x ppc/intel 32/64bit) notarized for gatekeeper

Reply 5 of 79, by DosFreak

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Probably should be on vogons drivers as well either split into the Adlib and Creative Labs section with a identifiable name so it can be used on real PC and emulators or left as is in a new section.
It shouldn't be labeled specificically for DOSBox, see this too often for fixes that are listed as such giving the wrong impression.
May make sense to update the dosbox.com compatibility list.

DOSBox Compilation Guides
DosBox Feature Request Thread
PC Game Compatibility List
How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
Running DRM games offline

Reply 6 of 79, by krcroft

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Wow; super helpful roundup Akuma!
Thumbs up for ensuring that others may experience these games' audio as the authors intended some ~30 years ago.

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Reply 7 of 79, by Akuma

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Just to clarify:

On regular systems, where the SoundBlaster/AdLib/CMS drivers are installed,
these files are present/loaded.

In DOSBox they are not, because the card(s) are already initialized.
It is the game that expects one of these files being present/loaded,
and that requirement is targeted with this package.

Switching cards through 'sbtype' only requires loading/copying in a
different file.

On regular systems, switching cards requires all new drivers being
installed and that is more than this package provides.

Dominus wrote on 2020-09-20, 18:35:

Hmm, where to put this thread? I think it might be good to put it in the DOSBox Guides forum. What do you think?

Thanks for collecting this!

Sure, where-ever you think most people will look for it
Much appreciated 😁

krcroft wrote on 2020-09-20, 19:45:

Wow; super helpful roundup Akuma!
Thumbs up for ensuring that others many experience these games' audio as the authors intended some ~30 years ago.

Thanks 😁

Reply 10 of 79, by Akuma

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AvalonH wrote on 2020-09-22, 14:26:

I need to run sound.com to get Adlib music in Golden Axe (on a real machine in dos).

Which version ? and do you get no sound when running it without loading 'sound.com' ?

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Reply 11 of 79, by Akuma

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I figured out the version numbering of CT-VOICE.DRV driver, so I will be updating that in the next release .

ORIGINAL/SB1_0/CT-VOICE.DRV  20 02 03 0d 01         1.13
ORIGINAL/SB1_0du/CT-VOICE.DRV 20 02 07 0e 01 1.14
ORIGINAL/SB1_5/CT-VOICE.DRV 20 02 07 0e 01 1.14
ORIGINAL/SB1_5du/CT-VOICE.DRV 20 02 07 0c 02 2.12
ORIGINAL/SB2_0/CT-VOICE.DRV 20 02 07 0b 02 2.11
ORIGINAL/SB2_0du/CT-VOICE.DRV 20 02 05 0c 02 2.12
ORIGINAL/SBASP16/CT-VOICE.DRV 20 02 05 05 03 3.05
ORIGINAL/SBAWE32/CT-VOICE.DRV 20 02 05 05 04 4.05
ORIGINAL/SBPRO1_1993/CT-VOICE.DRV 20 02 05 0c 02 2.12
ORIGINAL/SBPRO1/CT-VOICE.DRV 20 02 07 0c 02 2.12
ORIGINAL/SBPRO2/CT-VOICE.DRV 20 02 07 0c 02 2.12
ORIGINAL/SBPRO2du/CT-VOICE.DRV 20 02 05 0c 02 2.12

Reply 12 of 79, by ripsaw8080

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FYI, each CT-VOICE driver is programmed to only work with a specific model of SB, which it does by checking the DSP (chip) version on the card. So, I guess the numbers are baseport (220), irq (3,5,7), and DSP version.

Reply 13 of 79, by _Rob

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Regarding "Spellcasting 101: Sorcerers Get All The Girls", I think that only applies to the diskette version. I have the version from "The lost adventures of legend" compilation CD, and I don't need to load SOUND.COM

When I run the games SETUP.EXE it gives me these options

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But the manual of the disk version of the game indeed talks about loading SOUND.COM

Quick Start: Installation […]
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Quick Start: Installation

If you are an experienced gamer using a hard disk, and if you are wise in
the ways of DOS, hard disks, and music cards, then do the following:

1) Make backup copies of the disks.
2) Make sure you have at least 3,870,000 bytes of free space on your
hard drive.
3) Insert System Disk #1 in drive "A" and type A: to set the default
drive. The type INSTALL to start the installation program and
follow the directions on the screen. (You need to use this install
program instead of just copying over all the files so that the
sound-effects files get decompressed).

4) If you have an AdLib Music Synthesizer Card be sure to run
SOUND.COM before starting the game.

5) If you have a mouse, be sure you have loaded the mouse driver.

6) Start the game by typing S101.

The game will automatically detect what kind of graphics card you have
(CGA, EGA, VGA, etc.) and it will default to the highest standard that it
finds. If you have an EGA of VGA card but wish to force the game to run
with CGA graphics, type S101 CGA.

If you have a Roland MT-32 (or compatible) sound module, start the game
with the command S101 MT32.

If you have an AdLib Music Synthesizer Card (and you have run SOUND.COM),
the game will automatically detect its presence and will default to it upon
start-up.

If the above makes no sense to you, or if it doesn't work, or if you do not
have a hard drive, or if you just like to read manuals, then please see the
Technical Information section starting on Page 29 for detailed installation
and start-up instructions.

Reply 14 of 79, by Akuma

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ripsaw8080 wrote on 2020-09-23, 13:07:

FYI, each CT-VOICE driver is programmed to only work with a specific model of SB, which it does by checking the DSP (chip) version on the card. So, I guess the numbers are baseport (220), irq (3,5,7), and DSP version.

Yeah, the 30h-31h is word for the address, 32h for the irq, and 33h-34h for the driver version.
So the DSP version matches the driver version, do the SBPRO1 and SBPRO2 have the same DSP ? because their drivers are identical.

Some of CT-VOICE.DRV drivers eg SB 1.0 works also if sbtype=sb16 (DOSBox Magic?), but matching them to the sbtype makes more sense.

Reply 15 of 79, by Akuma

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_Rob wrote on 2020-09-23, 13:16:
Regarding "Spellcasting 101: Sorcerers Get All The Girls", I think that only applies to the diskette version. I have the version […]
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Regarding "Spellcasting 101: Sorcerers Get All The Girls", I think that only applies to the diskette version. I have the version from "The lost adventures of legend" compilation CD, and I don't need to load SOUND.COM

When I run the games SETUP.EXE it gives me these options
install_000.png

But the manual of the disk version of the game indeed talks about loading SOUND.COM

Quick Start: Installation […]
Show full quote

Quick Start: Installation

If you are an experienced gamer using a hard disk, and if you are wise in
the ways of DOS, hard disks, and music cards, then do the following:

1) Make backup copies of the disks.
2) Make sure you have at least 3,870,000 bytes of free space on your
hard drive.
3) Insert System Disk #1 in drive "A" and type A: to set the default
drive. The type INSTALL to start the installation program and
follow the directions on the screen. (You need to use this install
program instead of just copying over all the files so that the
sound-effects files get decompressed).

4) If you have an AdLib Music Synthesizer Card be sure to run
SOUND.COM before starting the game.

5) If you have a mouse, be sure you have loaded the mouse driver.

6) Start the game by typing S101.

The game will automatically detect what kind of graphics card you have
(CGA, EGA, VGA, etc.) and it will default to the highest standard that it
finds. If you have an EGA of VGA card but wish to force the game to run
with CGA graphics, type S101 CGA.

If you have a Roland MT-32 (or compatible) sound module, start the game
with the command S101 MT32.

If you have an AdLib Music Synthesizer Card (and you have run SOUND.COM),
the game will automatically detect its presence and will default to it upon
start-up.

If the above makes no sense to you, or if it doesn't work, or if you do not
have a hard drive, or if you just like to read manuals, then please see the
Technical Information section starting on Page 29 for detailed installation
and start-up instructions.

That would make sense, as the later versions (201, 301) did not seem to need it iirc.

Thanks _Rob, adding a note to the list.

Reply 16 of 79, by Akuma

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@Calvero:

You submitted Street Fighter II to the list, after some testing I could get sound effects with:

  • setting sbtype=sb16 in the conf (which it is by default)
  • copying in the SB16ASP/CT-VOICE.DRV replacing the original 'SBDRIVER.DRV'
  • making sure that the CT-VOICE.DRV was patched to irq7 (original was set to 5)

Also it's easy to test in the options menu, which makes this an excellent example 😁

Thank you very much!

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Reply 17 of 79, by ripsaw8080

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Akuma wrote on 2020-09-23, 13:23:
Yeah, the 30h-31h is word for the address, 32h for the irq, and 33h-34h for the driver version. So the DSP version matches the […]
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ripsaw8080 wrote on 2020-09-23, 13:07:

FYI, each CT-VOICE driver is programmed to only work with a specific model of SB, which it does by checking the DSP (chip) version on the card. So, I guess the numbers are baseport (220), irq (3,5,7), and DSP version.

Yeah, the 30h-31h is word for the address, 32h for the irq, and 33h-34h for the driver version.
So the DSP version matches the driver version, do the SBPRO1 and SBPRO2 have the same DSP ? because their drivers are identical.

Some of CT-VOICE.DRV drivers eg SB 1.0 works also if sbtype=sb16 (DOSBox Magic?), but matching them to the sbtype makes more sense.

It seems it's not the DSP version that you're looking at, it's just that DSP version 4.05 is typical of SB16, so I was misled. However, you will find the DSP version in the driver related to its test, and it may be a range of versions accepted rather than a single version. The earliest drivers may not have the DSP check, or they have in some cases been hacked to bypass the check, and an SB1 driver would be a good candidate for that because it will probably work with any later SB model.

Reply 18 of 79, by Akuma

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A claim was made here that stereo playback is impacted if a different driver is used.

* - There are two versions of this driver, one dated February of 1992 and one dated October of 1992. The February 1992 driver (7,276 bytes) supports stereo playback, the October 1992 (7,191 bytes) driver does not.

I still have to verify that claim and find a game that actually has that functionality 😒

Reply 19 of 79, by Akuma

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Tested Street Fighter II by switching sbtype's and drivers (that are patched to use IRQ7)
In conclusion: the SB1.0/SB1.5 v1.x drivers are the most compatible, and there was a bug when testing the SB16 driver.

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Is there a way to create a table in the forum ?
(I feel like a bit of a moron pasting it in like that)