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Help finding I38-MMSN842 driver

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First post, by Cicada Lullaby

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I have been looking for hours all over the web for a working driver for this card. Soundcard-drivers.com just downloads some drivereasy software and it seem the download link for an archive is down. Would anyone have an easy download for this?

Reply 1 of 28, by darry

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According to https://ilovepa.ws/2017/06/08/aztech-sound-cards/ your I38-MMSN842 was made for Packard Bell and uses an AZT2316R .

Here are other cards using the same chipset :
I38-MMSN841 Packard Bell 030084, Packard Bell 030094, Packard Bell 030099 AZT2316R Pro 2.0 None Modem
I38-MMSN842 Packard Bell 030101, Packard Bell 030111 AZT2316R Pro 2.0 None Modem
I38-MMSN843 Packard Bell 030106 AZT2316R Pro 2.0 Onboard Modem
I38-MMSN845 Sound Galaxy Pro 16 II AZT2316R Pro 2.0 Header, Expcon CDROM
I38-MMSN846 Sound Galaxy Nova 16 Extra II-3D, Trust Sound Expert DeLuxe 16-3D (06300) AZT2316R Pro 2.0 Header CDROM
I38-MMSN847 Sound Galaxy Waverider Pro 32-3D, Trust Sound Expert DeLuxe Wave 32-3D (06301) AZT2316R Pro 2.0 Onboard CDROM
I38-MMSN852 Sound Galaxy Waverider Pro 32-3D AZT2316R Pro 2.0 Onboard CDROM
I38-SN96103 Multimedia Pro 16 IIB-3D AZT2316R Pro 2.0 Header CDROM

Short of finding original Packard Bell drivers, your best bet would be to use drivers meant for a card using the same chipset (AZT2316R) and that looks as similar as possible to your card . Drivers can be found here http://vogonsdrivers.com/index.php?catid=3

EDIT: My first choice would be the I38-MMSN845 Sound Galaxy Pro 16 II AZT2316R Pro 2.0 Header, Expcon CDROM

Reply 4 of 28, by darry

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The site seems to be having trouble .

Here is the driver .

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    p16ii.zip
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    21 downloads
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    Aztech Labs Sound Galaxy Pro II 16 Drivers
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    Fair use/fair dealing exception

Reply 5 of 28, by Cicada Lullaby

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darry wrote on 2020-05-07, 01:05:

The site seems to be having trouble .

Here is the driver .

Not sure if I installed it wrong, but so far it is not working. Device manager just says it's a 16 bit audio device

Reply 6 of 28, by cyclone3d

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I bet you can get the specific driver off of one of the Packard Bell Master Restore CDs.

Trick is finding out which model that card originally came in and then finding the correct Master CD for that system and then finding the driver on the Master CD ISO.

Most of the ISOs are available on archive.org

Is your card the one with the modem or without the modem?

Pics please?

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Reply 7 of 28, by Cicada Lullaby

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cyclone3d wrote on 2020-05-07, 01:53:
I bet you can get the specific driver off of one of the Packard Bell Master Restore CDs. […]
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I bet you can get the specific driver off of one of the Packard Bell Master Restore CDs.

Trick is finding out which model that card originally came in and then finding the correct Master CD for that system and then finding the driver on the Master CD ISO.

Most of the ISOs are available on archive.org

Is your card the one with the modem or without the modem?

Pics please?

With modem

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Reply 12 of 28, by darry

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OK here are some Packard Bell audio drivers that seem to include support for the AZT2316 .
I zeroed out the genmidi.wsl file so I could fit the file to the post . You should not need the file as there is no wavetable functionality on your card .

I took the folder out of https://archive.org/details/PackardBellMasterCD

It that does not work . You will likely have to go through https://archive.org/details/windows95mastercd and find the right one for your hardware .

Good luck .

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Reply 13 of 28, by Oetker

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I have a Packard Bell card with the same chipset, but a slightly different ID (24 instead of 42), but maybe these drivers work:

However, it worked just fine in Windows with built-in 2316 drivers. My card was recognized with built-in Windows drivers as a 'Sound Galaxy Washington 16', and the 'Aztech 2316 Compatible Legacy Audio (WDM)' drivers worked as well.

Driver installer:
http://kentie.net/article/retropc/VY212.EXE

Driver files as installed (so you don't need Windows to get to the DOS drivers):
http://kentie.net/article/retropc/vy212_installed.zip

Reply 14 of 28, by dionb

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In Packard Bell-speak that's a Rocky II sound card. I have one too. Not currently in use, but I've used it under DOS, Linux and Win98SE in the past:

DOS: used the same drivers as for the MMSN-824 (also 2316 chipset, AFAIK only difference between 2316A on the 824 and 2316R on the 842 is that the R is Reduced Size due to process shrink)
Linux: 'it just worked' with the snd-azt2320 kernel module (also handles azt2316)
Win98SE: worked with out-of-the-box drivers as Oetker indicated.

Reply 16 of 28, by Oetker

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Cicada Lullaby wrote on 2020-05-07, 08:11:

The card worked fine in windows 95 with built in drivers, but in 98 it would work, only being able to get music to work in dos games and not sfx

That might be because you installed the WDM drivers.

Reply 19 of 28, by darry

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That volset line obviously does not work and can be removed .

Which driver ended up working ?
Does it work under DOS ?

If sound repeats itself, it is probably a resource conflict . What resources does the sound card use in device manager ?