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First post, by TheMLGladiator

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I have an interesting copy of the AWE64 driver CD. It looks like the one posted here https://archive.org/details/AWE64_ISA_Value_P … rt_Number_95792. Like the one linked, it appears to be missing several programs present on other CDs, and is completely missing the Windows 3.1 drivers. Does anyone know where this may have came from, and will a driver CD with more features work with my Value card?

Reply 1 of 5, by derSammler

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TheMLGladiator wrote on 2020-03-29, 12:45:

Like the one linked, it appears to be missing several programs present on other CDs, and is completely missing the Windows 3.1 drivers.

Typo? That sentence only makes sense to me if it would start with "Unlike". Because otherwise, what's interesting about it if it is the same disc as on archive.org?

But anyway, it doesn't matter which disc you use. The drivers are the same.

Reply 2 of 5, by TheMLGladiator

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Whoops... What I meant was that I haven't been able to find any other mention of the disc anywhere else other than the one on archive.org, which doesn't really say much about it. I'm curious to know if anyone else has this CD and if they know anything about it.

Reply 3 of 5, by derSammler

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Does your disc look the same? I bought my AWE64 Value back when it was released and it included a disc with the usual blue/orange Creative artwork on it. Somehow, I can't believe that the Value disc pictured at archive.org is legit. It looks like a cheap bootleg copy and nothing done by Creative. What company would not even put any copyright notice on a disc label? I would expect it to have a label at least like this one: https://archive.org/details/SoundBlasterAWE64

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On closer inspection, that disc surely is NOT legit. On the inner ring, you can see that it's a CD-R made by KAO!

Reply 4 of 5, by Horun

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My three Creative disks for ISA cards all have a long part # that starts with 171331, (1713310093, 1713310145, etc) like the AWE64 CD at Archive.org . My Creative PCI card driver disks have a 220 starting part number. That 95792 p.n. is not proper though the contents may have been copied off a real CD.

Hate posting a reply and then have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor.

Reply 5 of 5, by matti157

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derSammler wrote on 2020-03-29, 13:14:

Does your disc look the same? I bought my AWE64 Value back when it was released and it included a disc with the usual blue/orange Creative artwork on it. Somehow, I can't believe that the Value disc pictured at archive.org is legit. It looks like a cheap bootleg copy and nothing done by Creative. What company would not even put any copyright notice on a disc label? I would expect it to have a label at least like this one: https://archive.org/details/SoundBlasterAWE64

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On closer inspection, that disc surely is NOT legit. On the inner ring, you can see that it's a CD-R made by KAO!

This is the cd with the most up-to-date driver I have found