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SB PCI 512

Postby senrew » 2010-5-09 @ 05:29

So, I received a big box of parts for a friend at work. Among other useful items was a PCI 512. I have it installed and running on my win98 box, but of course I'm lacking the bundled software that came with the card. I couldn't find anything about download locations from the creative site. Is there a place to download the original software that came with these cards?
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Re: SB PCI 512

Postby Tetrium » 2010-5-09 @ 09:04

Whats the part number of the soundblaster? It should be something like this: CT???? (where ? is a number)
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Re: SB PCI 512

Postby senrew » 2010-5-09 @ 15:06

CT-4790

I do have the driver package from the creative support site, but that's all I have.
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Re: SB PCI 512

Postby Tetrium » 2010-5-09 @ 16:58

I tried looking for it by googling: soundblaster 512 pci cd iso but it might not be a good enough search string yet. Best would be ofcourse if someone here could upload the image file somewhere (so theres no virusses hidden in the iso)
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Re: SB PCI 512

Postby senrew » 2010-5-09 @ 17:05

Good point.

So, two questions:

1) Does anyone have the original CD for the SB PCI 512 who would also be willing to upload an iso of said disc somewhere?

2) Would anyone be willing in creating an archive of these original installers? I'd be willing to put up the hosting space.
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Re: SB PCI 512

Postby gerwin » 2010-5-09 @ 17:29

The card you have is a value version of the SoundBlaster Live, as far as I can see it has the same EMU10K1 chip. If you want you can use the unofficial driver from the KX project. just google KX project.
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Re: SB PCI 512

Postby senrew » 2010-5-09 @ 17:32

That's the thing, I *have* the official driver from the creative site, and it's working fine. That's not the issue. What I want is the bundled software that came with the card. The friend I got it from HAD the disc but it was scratched and cracked beyond hope of repair. I'm hoping someone can make an image of the original disc, or even from a generic Live! family disc if the software works with the whole family and not specific to a card even.
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Re: SB PCI 512

Postby Davros » 2010-5-09 @ 18:29

I should have a sb live cd give us a day or two to dig it out.
sort out somewhere for me to upload it to...
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Re: SB PCI 512

Postby swaaye » 2010-5-09 @ 18:46

I'm not sure that a Live CD will work. Creative loved to mess around with people by being tricky with what device ids their software works with. Even if SB512 is identical to Live.
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Re: SB PCI 512

Postby Tetrium » 2010-5-09 @ 19:05

True, but that being said, theres bound to be people here with a couple Live!'s lying around which might appreciate the ISO being downloadable
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Re: SB PCI 512

Postby swaaye » 2010-5-09 @ 19:09

swaaye wrote:Image
Creative Live!Ware 3.0 CD ISO+update.7z

This will only install on the original SBLive! or Live! Value. Doesn't detect 5.1 edition Live! cards. It's for Win9x.


I uploaded this a while back. It's about authentic as you can get. I paid Creative $20 for that CD back in 1999. Love those guys. :s-face:

It has more than just drivers. It has some goofy apps, like 3D Lava Music Player and more. Very retro and wondrous.

Liveware 3 was also available as a split archive from them but they took out everything but the drivers.
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Re: SB PCI 512

Postby batracio » 2010-5-10 @ 02:32

I do have the Sound Blaster PCI 512 Software CD-ROM. Actually I own two versions of it: one with 94 Mb, and another one with 386 Mb.

Let me know if you are interested.
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Re: SB PCI 512

Postby senrew » 2010-5-10 @ 12:14

I would love either or both actually.

Swaaye, turns out I already had the disc you posted. That one came with my non-gold ct-4760 Live! card. The apps are more than useless these days, but at least it's the official one.
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Re: SB PCI 512

Postby batracio » 2010-5-10 @ 23:44

I sent you a PM with the download link.
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Re: SB PCI 512

Postby senrew » 2011-2-05 @ 21:06

So, to bump my own old thread, of the two cards I have, the CT-4790 and 4760, which has better DOS support?

I know they are supposed to be the same card pretty much, but I'd like to know about any specific differences before I swap one for the other.
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Re: SB PCI 512

Postby Mau1wurf1977 » 2011-2-06 @ 03:27

Apparently DOS Support for these Creative cards depend on the mainboard / BIOS / chipset you are using. The work fine with older boards, but new AMD and Nvidia chipset's will give you issues.

IMO PCI Soundcards should be used for W98/XP and for DOS stick to ISA Soundcards or DOSBox.
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