Digital Research DRSoundA3V- AuReal Vortex Download Drivers

Available 3 files for DRSoundA3V- AuReal Vortex
Company
Digital Research
Categories
Sound Card & Multimedia & MP3
Model
Digital Research DRSoundA3V- AuReal Vortex
Description
DRSound-OPTI 931
Operating Systems
Windows 95
Size Driver
5.5Mb
File Name
drsda39x.exe
Info
I. Overview
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A. WINDOWS 95 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

* 75MHz Pentium-compatible CPU (200+ MMX CPU recommended for full
A3D performance).
* 16MB DRAM (the Vortex hardware wavetable engine uses a native
4MB sample set. Samples are stored on disk and swapped to RAM
as required. Typical DRAM footprint is <2MB.
* 15MB hard disk space
* CD-ROM drive
* Access to Microsoft Windows 95 Installation CD-ROM.
* Good-quality speakers or headphones and connecting cables.
* Joystick and MIDI keyboard (optional).

B. NEW FEATURES:

1. 64-Voice Wavetable
The 1.10+ releases add a configurable 32-voice software wavetable
engine to the 32-voice hardware wavetable engine already
available. The Vortex Control Panel's MIDI tab selects between:
* 32 voice pro mode (hardware only)
* 64 voice gamer mode (32 h/w, 32 speed-optimized voices)
* 64 voice pro mode (32 h/w, 32 quality-optimized s/w voices.
Overall voice quality has been improved.

2. Intelligent Wavetable Voice Allocation
If an application requires more than 32 wavetable voices, and a
64-voice wavetable mode is enabled, the Vortex drivers examines
available CPU cycles before issuing new notes. If sufficient CPU
cycles are available, the drivers create wavetable notes as
required.

3. Improved MIDI performance
Vortex now includes its own MIDI driver that replaces the
lower-performance default MIDI driver supplied with Windows 95.
The Vortex MIDI driver increases the number of games that can
use wavetable in a DOS box.

4. Multimedia Application Installation
During the Vortex driver installation, the driver requests the
Windows 95 CD-ROM and installs the multimedia applets (Volume
Control, Sound Recorder, Media Player, and CD Player) if not
already installed on the system.

5. Enhanced Vortex Control Panel
The panel organization has been improved. Individual tabs can
be hidden and the control panel name can be changed with
command-line parameters. Coding has been restructured to
facilitate localization.

6. Improved Mixer
The Windows 95 mixer now displays only those devices that are
available on the system. The mixer also provides a +20dB gain
switch setting for condenser/electret microphone support.

7. DirectSound Safe Mode
Some DirectX games do not check the number of hardware buffers
available before creating a new DirectSound buffer. This can
result in no sound. A button on the Vortex Control Panel A3D
tab lets you disable DirectSound hardware acceleration.

8. Multiple Sound Card Configurations
The 1.10+ releases let users install sound cards from multiple
vendors in their system. If two A3D cards are installed in one
system, A3D will be used on only one of the cards, selected
randomly.

C. WINDOWS 95 DRIVER ISSUES:

1. Joystick Acceleration - When installing new joysticks, the standard
analog gameport is used by default. Use the Gameport control
panel's "Advanced" tab to select the Vortex gameport driver.
Company
Digital Research
Categories
Sound Card & Multimedia & MP3
Model
Digital Research DRSoundA3V- AuReal Vortex
Description
DRSound-OPTI 931
Operating Systems
Windows 98
Size Driver
5.5Mb
File Name
drsda39x.exe
Info
I. Overview
------------
A. WINDOWS 95 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

* 75MHz Pentium-compatible CPU (200+ MMX CPU recommended for full
A3D performance).
* 16MB DRAM (the Vortex hardware wavetable engine uses a native
4MB sample set. Samples are stored on disk and swapped to RAM
as required. Typical DRAM footprint is <2MB.
* 15MB hard disk space
* CD-ROM drive
* Access to Microsoft Windows 95 Installation CD-ROM.
* Good-quality speakers or headphones and connecting cables.
* Joystick and MIDI keyboard (optional).

B. NEW FEATURES:

1. 64-Voice Wavetable
The 1.10+ releases add a configurable 32-voice software wavetable
engine to the 32-voice hardware wavetable engine already
available. The Vortex Control Panel's MIDI tab selects between:
* 32 voice pro mode (hardware only)
* 64 voice gamer mode (32 h/w, 32 speed-optimized voices)
* 64 voice pro mode (32 h/w, 32 quality-optimized s/w voices.
Overall voice quality has been improved.

2. Intelligent Wavetable Voice Allocation
If an application requires more than 32 wavetable voices, and a
64-voice wavetable mode is enabled, the Vortex drivers examines
available CPU cycles before issuing new notes. If sufficient CPU
cycles are available, the drivers create wavetable notes as
required.

3. Improved MIDI performance
Vortex now includes its own MIDI driver that replaces the
lower-performance default MIDI driver supplied with Windows 95.
The Vortex MIDI driver increases the number of games that can
use wavetable in a DOS box.

4. Multimedia Application Installation
During the Vortex driver installation, the driver requests the
Windows 95 CD-ROM and installs the multimedia applets (Volume
Control, Sound Recorder, Media Player, and CD Player) if not
already installed on the system.

5. Enhanced Vortex Control Panel
The panel organization has been improved. Individual tabs can
be hidden and the control panel name can be changed with
command-line parameters. Coding has been restructured to
facilitate localization.

6. Improved Mixer
The Windows 95 mixer now displays only those devices that are
available on the system. The mixer also provides a +20dB gain
switch setting for condenser/electret microphone support.

7. DirectSound Safe Mode
Some DirectX games do not check the number of hardware buffers
available before creating a new DirectSound buffer. This can
result in no sound. A button on the Vortex Control Panel A3D
tab lets you disable DirectSound hardware acceleration.

8. Multiple Sound Card Configurations
The 1.10+ releases let users install sound cards from multiple
vendors in their system. If two A3D cards are installed in one
system, A3D will be used on only one of the cards, selected
randomly.

C. WINDOWS 95 DRIVER ISSUES:

1. Joystick Acceleration - When installing new joysticks, the standard
analog gameport is used by default. Use the Gameport control
panel's "Advanced" tab to select the Vortex gameport driver.
Company
Digital Research
Categories
Sound Card & Multimedia & MP3
Model
Digital Research DRSoundA3V- AuReal Vortex
Description
DRSound-OPTI 931
Operating Systems
Windows NT
Size Driver
4Mb
File Name
drsda3nt.exe
Info
I. Overview
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A. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

1. Windows NT 4.0 PC with:
* Pentium 166MHz or faster CPU
* 32MB DRAM
* Available PCI slot.
* Windows NT installed.
* 15MB hard disk space in the Windows NT partition.
* CD-ROM drive.
2. Good-quality speakers or headphones and connecting cables.
3. Joystick and MIDI keyboard (optional).

B. NEW FEATURES:

1. Multiple WaveOut Channels
2. The NT drivers support sample rate conversion and mixing
of up to 5 mono or stereo WaveOut channels.
3. Full-Duplex Wave Support
4. The NT drivers support mono recording via a single WaveIn
channel. Gain can be adjusted using the advanced button on
the record. The gain is controlled by the slider on the
main panel. The advanced button has a 20db gain check box.
Full-duplex operation lets the user record and play channels
simultaneously, an essential requirement for pro-quality
audio editing.
5. 64-Voice Wavetable - The 1.12 drivers add a configurable 32-
voice software wavetable engine in addition to the 32-voice
hardware wavetable engine already available. The Vortex Control
Panel's MIDI tab allows selection between 32 voices in pro mode
(hardware only), 64 voices in gamer mode (32 hardware voices +
32 speed-optimized software voices), or 64 voices in pro mode
(32 hardware voices + 32 quality-optimized voices). Overall
voice quality has been improved.
6. Vortex Control Panel - As in Windows 95, the NT control panel
for Vortex supports 32/64-voice wavetable selection and
chorus/reverb adjustment.
7. Full-Feature Mixing - Mixer control panel, provides:
a. Playback sliders for master volume, wavetable, wave out,
telephone, microphone, line-in, CD-ROM, video, and
auxiliary in.
b. Recording sliders for telephone, microphone, line-in,
CD-ROM, video, auxiliary in, stereo mixer, and mono mixer.
8. Analog Joystick Support - The NT drivers provide support for
a single joystick. To use the joystick, install the Microsoft
analog joystick driver found on the NT distribution CD. The 1.12
release may be incompatible with other joystick ports in the
system; please disable other joystick ports before installing
the Vortex joystick port.

The driver gives you the option to enable/disable Vortex driver
support and allows the user to select between 0x200 and 0x201. This
configuration panel is displayed once during installation and can
be brought up at anytime by clicking on the properties button in
the Multimedia control applet's devices panel when our driver is
selected.

C. WINDOWS NT 4.0 DRIVER ISSUES:

1. BIOS Settings - For proper operation, any BIOS support for
"Plug and Play OS" or "Windows 95 OS" must be disabled. The NT
drivers attempt to configure the audio card if the BIOS setting
is set correctly, but are not successful on all machine types.

2. Changing the Joystick Port I/O Address - The joystick port
defaults to 201h. To change the port to 200h, you must change
the settings in two of the Multimedia control panel panes.

a. Open Settings->Control Panel->Multimedia.
b. Switch the Devices tab and open the "Audio Devices"
tree. Select "Audio for Aureal Vortex PCI Audio AU8820"
and press the "Properties" button.
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