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awe64 - no sound

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Reply 60 of 104, by Robhalfordfan

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The pic with config.sys before those changes are a few posts back with the word after on it and the is config.sys after those changes

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Reply 61 of 104, by j^aws

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Move the HIMEM.SYS entry to the very top.
Add the following in a new line after DOS=UMB:
DEVICE=C:\Windows\EMM386.EXE AUTO

Post latest CONFIG.SYS

In a DOS promt, type:
Mem /c/p

Post output.

Reply 62 of 104, by Robhalfordfan

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First pic is new config.sys and second and third pic are the men /c/p command

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Reply 63 of 104, by j^aws

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Reboot.

What happens when you test sound in DIAGNOSE.EXE, do you get any error messages?

Can you type REM and a space just before the CTCM entry in CONFIG.SYS, reboot and test with DIAGNOSE.EXE?

Any error messages?

Reply 64 of 104, by Robhalfordfan

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1st test sound - same as before - 8-bit and 16 bit working and synthesize and awe wavetable still no sound

2nd sound test after REM - aweutil failed to initialize and the 8-bit,16-bit working and nothing out of synthesize sound and the awe wavetable is not there at all to test sound

Reply 72 of 104, by Robhalfordfan

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no nothing

doom 1 & 2 - no fm but there is sfx
wolf3d - detects soundblaster but no fm but there is sfx
commander Keen 5 & 6 - detects soundblaster but no fm

when try quake 1 - the sfx sound is heard but the cd audio is heard with cd audio cable plugged in to card

Reply 73 of 104, by j^aws

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Probably something wrong with the soundcard hardware. You could try the card in another motherboard, or try another similar soundcard in this motherboard to eliminate more things.

Reply 74 of 104, by Robhalfordfan

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will try tomorrow and the sound card that was in before was my soundblaster pro 2 and no issues except for a couple of games where the sound went garbled but try those games that did that on old sound card on awe64 and the sound isn't garbled

Reply 75 of 104, by gdjacobs

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The AWE64 pipes all FM to the EMU8k block which sends it to the analog mixer chip after applying effects like reverb. This particular card appears to integrate EMU8k functionality, analog mixer, and the bus chip in one IC. As such, there's no possible signal break that I can think of and we must be looking at a chip fault or exotic software incompatibility.

What driver package are you using for this card? Is it original or a download?

All hail the Great Capacitor Brand Finder

Reply 77 of 104, by gdjacobs

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Hmm... That should be good, but I guess you could try the driver from Metropoli.
ftp://ftp.mpoli.fi/pub/hardware/SOUND/CLABS/INDEX.HTM

Pretty good chance it's the same, but I think we're rapidly running out of moves.

Retronn has the original AWE64 Value CD online:
ftp://ftp.retronn.de/driver/Creative/CDs/

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Reply 78 of 104, by Robhalfordfan

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j^aws wrote:

Probably something wrong with the soundcard hardware. You could try the card in another motherboard, or try another similar soundcard in this motherboard to eliminate more things.

try in different computer with fresh install of dos and install using the drivers from creative website (ctcmbbs.exe and sbbasic.exe) and no luck - still same results

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Reply 79 of 104, by Robhalfordfan

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gdjacobs wrote:
Hmm... That should be good, but I guess you could try the driver from Metropoli. ftp://ftp.mpoli.fi/pub/hardware/SOUND/CLABS/IND […]
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Hmm... That should be good, but I guess you could try the driver from Metropoli.
ftp://ftp.mpoli.fi/pub/hardware/SOUND/CLABS/INDEX.HTM

Pretty good chance it's the same, but I think we're rapidly running out of moves.

Retronn has the original AWE64 Value CD online:
ftp://ftp.retronn.de/driver/Creative/CDs/

try the two different cd drivers and still results as before and same the drivers from first web address and the ctmidi file is dated the same as the drivers from creative website