Help with CD Audio + Sound effects

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Help with CD Audio + Sound effects

Postby Almoststew1990 » 2017-10-11 @ 21:04

Hi everyone,

I am trying to play Motorhead and Wipeout 2049 / XL. These games use CD Audio and "sound effects". I have several issues when trying to play these games.

I have the following PC:

W98SE
Athlon 550MHz
256MB SDR100
16MB AGP TNT2
Soundblaster Live! 5.1 SB0100 using "Sound Blaster Live! Install (VXD 4.12.01.0905 + WDM) Retail CD" drivers from here + a CD audio cable from CD drive to soundcard.
DirectX 8.2

I installed:

Drivers
DOS Drivers
Audio HQ
Diagnostics

When I launch a Motorhead, I hear the CD audio start, but I don't get any "sound effects". When I quit the game, the windows sound effects don't work. I can get them back by "playing around" with the diagnostics software and such as playing the diagnostics Wave files. Are the sound effects in game and in Windows essentially the "wave" sound output? However, if I launch the game now, I don't get any CD audio or sound effects!

I have checked the volume of CD audio and "directX / Wave" audio in the windows mixer. It is on highest, all the sliders are on highest including CD Audio. If I launch Motorhead, I see just before the game goes full screen that the DirectX/Wave slider goes to minimum! However, I don't get CD audio even though this volume slider is at max...

So any idea what is going on! Something clearly isn't right; not sure if it is a driver or setting somewhere...
Intel 4770K 4.3GHz | 8GB DDR3 2133MHz | AMD 390X | 750GB EVO SSD
Intel E8500 3.1GHz | 3GB DDR2 | Nvidia GeForce 285 1024MB | 750GB HDD
Slot A Athlon 800MHz | 256MB PC100 | Voodoo 3 2000 | SB Live! 5.1
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Re: Help with CD Audio + Sound effects

Postby Flashback » 2017-10-12 @ 21:45

You might want to try installing the drivers from here.

I had similar problems getting sound to work with my SB Live! in Windows 98SE. These drivers fixed it for me.
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Re: Help with CD Audio + Sound effects

Postby Almoststew1990 » 2017-10-23 @ 06:09

I gave those drivers a go (and a different CD drive) and now I get both sound effects and music, thank you!
Intel 4770K 4.3GHz | 8GB DDR3 2133MHz | AMD 390X | 750GB EVO SSD
Intel E8500 3.1GHz | 3GB DDR2 | Nvidia GeForce 285 1024MB | 750GB HDD
Slot A Athlon 800MHz | 256MB PC100 | Voodoo 3 2000 | SB Live! 5.1
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