Hi, I have a problem using the orphinit.exe so I was reading the forum to see if it was addressed already and I came across the 2020-12-03 post where 640K!enough explain how to post a question, so here is the requested form:
1: My problem is that I cannot lower the PCM volume on my card. SB audio digital sound is too loud in some game, I'm testing in ultima 8 but no games seem affected by the PCM volume. I have a sc88 that's connected to the line-in of the orpheus which it also control. So I wanted to lower the PCM sound while keeping the Line-IN to a maximum, but no values on the PCMVol seem to do any effect.
2: Ver return Windows 98 [Version 4.10.2222] but really it's a "command prompt only" boot from win98 menu. Normal boot to Win98 GUI and sndvol32.exe's can correctly adjust Wave level of the orpheus soundcard. I also dual boot nt2k where the soundcard's mixer behave well there.
3: I do a clean boot but since ultima 8 want files=40 I put just that in config.sys. The autoexec.bat just call orpheus.bat that's come with the package.
4: I attached the orphinit.ini
Here is some highlight of it with my constatation and interrogation:
pcmvol=63 or 0 -> no difference (probably because mode=sb?)
digitaloutput=disabled -> since I use the analogic output of the card.
[sb-mode] -> we are now below the sb-mode section of the orpheus.ini file
PCMVol=0 or 7 -> no difference
MicLevel=0 -> can we use "mute,0" here ?
MasterVol=0 to 7 -> this made a difference on overall volume. So we can say that master volume worked
linekludge=on and wtkludge=on -> changed nothing
5: I piped orphinit /vv to vverbose.txt that I attached to this message, of course ip adress has been redacted, seriously I'm surprised to see no mention of PCM in there ?
6: I did try unisound 0.75e but it kind of mix up the pcmidi and csmpu baseport, so I did not investigate much with it. But the /VW switch seem to be ignored too. I wanted to focus on orphinit.exe for now since I read it's the official supported init/mixer tool.
7: the SET I have are : ULTRA16=534,1,5,0 and BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 T4. They are from orphenv.bat that orphinit.exe produce.
I want to take the opportunity to thank you for your effort 640K!enough, with orphinit.exe the orpheus soundcard feel really like complete product!