First post, by EpsilonP
I am currently building a Windows 95 OSR 2.5 retro system and am having real problems getting the Audigy 2 sound card working. Going by the serial number on the back of the card it appears to be a Dell OEM version SB0353.
I have attempted to run a regular installer by the means of the Audigy 2 driver disc downloaded from Vogons. As expected setup throws an error regarding an incorrect OS version, stating that Win98 SE is required.
I then tried extracting the .iso contents to a local directory. I've unpacked the CAB located in Audio\Drivers\VxD and attempted to update the driver from the Device Manager by pointing to the folder containing unpacked .inf files. I receive a prompt asking for the install disc containing ctaud9x.vxd file, and even when pointing directly to the folder containing the file, it is not being detected.
I have also tried running the CTZAPPXX.exe from Audio\Drivers directory. I am able to select VxD driver option and proceed with the driver update. The progress bar goes to a 100% , displays a 'please wait' prompt and freezes after a few minutes. Oddly enough, after this the card shows up in Device Manager as Sound Blaster Audigy, however I am not getting any sounds and the volume control bar in Device Manager\Multimedia is grayed out.
I wanted to know if anyone has managed to get this card working successfully in Windows 95 and if so what steps were taken? Is this even possible since the official documentation seems to list Win 98 SE as the minimum requirement in terms of OS compatibility.