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Discussion in 'Games' started by debbie sparks, Dec 5, 2001.

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  1. debbie sparks

    debbie sparks Thread Starter

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    Hey brainboxes,please help!!
    after installing dm2 i am asked to detect digital sound
    and midi sound.when i get the list up my card isnt amongst the selection is it because it is an old game??
    cheersie deb
     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    What is your OS and the name of your soundcard? For the soundcard, go to ControlPanel | System. Device manager. Under Sounds, there will be the name of your card.

    Regards

    eddie
     
  3. debbie sparks

    debbie sparks Thread Starter

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    Hey Eddie,
    Um,OS??
     
  4. debbie sparks

    debbie sparks Thread Starter

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    Hey Eddie,
    Disregard last reply.

    System InformationOS Name Microsoft Windows
    Version 4.90.3000 Build 3000
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name OEMCOMPUTER
    System Manufacturer Fujitsu Siemens
    System Model M6VCG
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor Pentium(r) III processor GenuineIntel ~902 Mhz
    BIOS Version Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
    Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
    Locale United Kingdom
    Time Zone Pacific Standard Time
    Total Physical Memory 127.44 MB
    Available Physical Memory 3.12 MB
    Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 1.77 GB
    Page File Space 1.88 GB
    00
    Soundcard:SigmaTel Codec
    Is this what you mean Eddie?
    cheersie Deb
     
  5. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    It looks like onboard sound. Just finding the motherboard. But you haven't given me the OS, I don't think. Go to Control panel | System. On the General tab, it will list something like this:

    Microsoft windows 2000
    5.00.2195
    service pack 2

    Its the first bit that we need.

    I'll track this down, nearly there :p

    eddie
     
  6. debbie sparks

    debbie sparks Thread Starter

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    Yep,got it
    Microsoft Windows me 4.90.3000
    is this it?
    debs
     
  7. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Okay

    This is your Motherboard:

    http://www.biostar.com.tw/products/mainboard/socket_370/m6vcg/

    and this is your audio: AC'97 2.1 Codec (S/W)

    Now, I have onboard and it says:

    AC'97 Driver for Intel(r) 82801AA controller

    Can you check to see if yours is similar? Just go to System. Device Manager tab. Under there, look at Sound and it will be the first that you come to. You may have to expand it by pressing +

    I'll keep looking.

    Regards

    eddie
     
  8. debbie sparks

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    I am not sure what you want but this is what i found.
    Under sound all it said was:Via audio controller.Sigmatel.codec.
    so i looked under driver file detail and got this:c:\windows\blah,blah,blah\stac97.sys.Is it similar to what you got?i couldnt see anything else,but then i am only a beginner at this stuff.its proberbly staring me in the face,and i cant see it.
    cheersie debs
     
  9. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Okay, lets go by steps.

    When you're in Device Manager, click on the + to expand.
    In there, should be a few items listed.
    the first should say AC'97.
    rightclick on it and choose Properties.
    Now, on the General tab, next to the speaker icon, what is written?

    Also, when you said this:

    Where was this? Was this in the actual game? Can you find out which version of DirectX you have? Go to Run and type DXDIAG. On the first tab, System, at the bottom it tells you the version.

    Regards

    eddie
     
  10. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hang on, my mistake. Just got to the download page. You do have VIA® CODEC Driver

    now, I just need you to confirm something else. Have a look and see which of these you have. May be somewhere in driver details.

    VIA VT82C686X
    VIA VT8233

    Also, still mention about the digital bit.

    Regards

    eddie
     
  11. debbie sparks

    debbie sparks Thread Starter

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    in Device manager,under sound it says:Sound,video and game controllers:
    -gameport joystick
    -hid-compliant game controller
    -via audio controller-sigmatel.codec
    -wave device for voice modem
    under via audio controller-sigmatel.codec,in the genaral tab it says:devicetype:sound,video,game contr.
    manufacturer:sigmatel
    hardware version.032
    i have directx 8.1 installed

    the choice of soundcards is actually in the game ie:soundblaster pro,soundblaster etc
    , cheersie debs
     
  12. debbie sparks

    debbie sparks Thread Starter

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    hey eddie,
    permission to scream and throw a tantrum.
    just got to check something on the game.
    cheersie debs
     
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    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Okay

    Still searching merrily away, but can you give me the list of soundcards the game recognises.

    One of the main problems with Onboard sound and graphics, is that you cannot easily play those games that require the use of the more advanced and intense cards around today.

    I sometimes want to scream when my mate comes round with a game, we load it up, and noting happens. All due to my blasted MB.

    anyway, if you can get the list that would be great. A look at the newsgroups and many have the same problem.

    eddie
     
  14. debbie sparks

    debbie sparks Thread Starter

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    right here goes,
    soundsetup utility:
    -soundblaster
    -soundblaster pro
    -soundblaster 16
    -ensoniq soundscape
    -gravis ultrasound
    -ms sound systems
    -aria chipset
    digital works with aria chipset,but midi works with none of the above.
    if it helps the date of the games release is 1994.pretty old huh!
    without the sound configured it wont run.is it just to ols for my system maybe?
    thanks for being so patient with me.
    cheersie debs
     
  15. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Okay

    You can have a tantrum any time you like. I have quite a few a night whilst I'm online myself :p

    Okay, so you say you can get digital but not midi. Hmmm.....

    We can try a few things, dunno if it'll work, but its worth a bash.

    Control Panel | Sounds and Multimedia. Audio tab. Now, lets look under Midi to start with. Whats your preferred device?
    Under Sound Playback, click Advanced. Under Performance, whats the Hardware acceleration set to?

    Regards

    eddie
     
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