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First post, by Jccwu

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Hello. I bought a Terratec EWS64S sound card. Installed drivers in Windows 98 by downloading from your site. The audio part is working properly, but the synthesizer sound is not working or I am doing something wrong. Usually I choose synthesizer playback in the MIDI settings. Works as OPL only.
Guide me on the right path.
P.S. Where can I find DOS drivers?

Reply 2 of 11, by pyrogx

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Jccwu wrote on 2021-10-23, 15:26:

Guide me on the right path.

1st step: Download the manual here http://terratec.ultron.info/Audio/EWS/64S/Man … S_Manual_GB.pdf and read it.

Jccwu wrote on 2021-10-23, 15:26:

P.S. Where can I find DOS drivers?

DOS drivers are included in this installation CD image: http://www.vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?fileid=1714

Reply 3 of 11, by Jccwu

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pyrogx wrote on 2021-10-23, 18:50:
1st step: Download the manual here http://terratec.ultron.info/Audio/EWS/64S/Man … S_Manual_GB.pdf and read it. […]
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Jccwu wrote on 2021-10-23, 15:26:

Guide me on the right path.

1st step: Download the manual here http://terratec.ultron.info/Audio/EWS/64S/Man … S_Manual_GB.pdf and read it.

Jccwu wrote on 2021-10-23, 15:26:

P.S. Where can I find DOS drivers?

DOS drivers are included in this installation CD image: http://www.vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?fileid=1714

there is nothing there under DOS

Reply 4 of 11, by kixs

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Jccwu wrote on 2021-10-23, 19:53:
pyrogx wrote on 2021-10-23, 18:50:
1st step: Download the manual here http://terratec.ultron.info/Audio/EWS/64S/Man … S_Manual_GB.pdf and read it. […]
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Jccwu wrote on 2021-10-23, 15:26:

Guide me on the right path.

1st step: Download the manual here http://terratec.ultron.info/Audio/EWS/64S/Man … S_Manual_GB.pdf and read it.

Jccwu wrote on 2021-10-23, 15:26:

P.S. Where can I find DOS drivers?

DOS drivers are included in this installation CD image: http://www.vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?fileid=1714

there is nothing there under DOS

Is memory upgraded and working?

Try this mini setup for DOS. It needs at least 4MB memory module installed and then run ews64s.bat to initialize it.
https://www.mediafire.com/file/gr35c3h5ogtmsi … EWS64s.zip/file

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Reply 5 of 11, by Jccwu

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kixs wrote on 2021-10-23, 22:29:
Is memory upgraded and working? […]
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Jccwu wrote on 2021-10-23, 19:53:
pyrogx wrote on 2021-10-23, 18:50:

1st step: Download the manual here http://terratec.ultron.info/Audio/EWS/64S/Man … S_Manual_GB.pdf and read it.

DOS drivers are included in this installation CD image: http://www.vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?fileid=1714

there is nothing there under DOS

Is memory upgraded and working?

Try this mini setup for DOS. It needs at least 4MB memory module installed and then run ews64s.bat to initialize it.
https://www.mediafire.com/file/gr35c3h5ogtmsi … EWS64s.zip/file

isn't the card capable of general midi without memory? card already has 2 megabytes on board.

Reply 6 of 11, by kixs

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When I tested similar card (Maxi Sound 64) it had to have additional memory installed. Maybe the sound font was too large to fit into 2MB. Can't say for sure. But it wouldn't do any GM sound otherwise. No idea why but I'm not a PC sound expert... I was just happy it worked 😀

It uses standard 72-pin memory. So it's not something rare...

I can test my card, but only later tonight or tomorrow.

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Reply 7 of 11, by georgel

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Jccwu wrote on 2021-10-24, 09:07:

isn't the card capable of general midi without memory? card already has 2 megabytes on board.

RTFM! You've already been given a link to the manual! Lazy people don't deserve any help with similar cases. Or, consult your seller whom you payed and they are supposed to help.

Reply 8 of 11, by Jccwu

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georgel wrote on 2021-10-24, 09:56:
Jccwu wrote on 2021-10-24, 09:07:

isn't the card capable of general midi without memory? card already has 2 megabytes on board.

RTFM! You've already been given a link to the manual! Lazy people don't deserve any help with similar cases. Or, consult your seller whom you payed and they are supposed to help.

sorry, but not good in english. Having read the manual fluently, I did not find the answers to my questions.
And take it easy. If you don't want to help, don't be so nervous. Just don't answer.
I asked the seller. he is silent

Reply 9 of 11, by Jccwu

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kixs wrote on 2021-10-23, 22:29:
Is memory upgraded and working? […]
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Jccwu wrote on 2021-10-23, 19:53:
pyrogx wrote on 2021-10-23, 18:50:

1st step: Download the manual here http://terratec.ultron.info/Audio/EWS/64S/Man … S_Manual_GB.pdf and read it.

DOS drivers are included in this installation CD image: http://www.vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?fileid=1714

there is nothing there under DOS

Is memory upgraded and working?

Try this mini setup for DOS. It needs at least 4MB memory module installed and then run ews64s.bat to initialize it.
https://www.mediafire.com/file/gr35c3h5ogtmsi … EWS64s.zip/file

Thank you, it worked!
in DOS and Windows

Reply 10 of 11, by kixs

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After trial and error I made (with help of VogonsWiki) "quick and dirty" DOS mini setup for EWS64S and EWS64XL cards. So I'm glad it actually works outside of my setup 😉

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Reply 11 of 11, by kixs

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georgel wrote on 2021-10-23, 18:09:

Why don't you ask the seller? They should support you.

For being a seller I never understood it like I should also offer support. This old hardware is pretty specific and if someone is willing to buy one, he should already know something about it. I don't mind helping out, but sometimes even an expert can't figure out some weird setup and you get back perfectly good card as defective because the end user can't configure the computer resources correctly and he won't even try to troubleshot the problem.

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