Unofficial Gravis Ultrasound OS/2 Driver (V0.2)
This is a second pass at GUS physical driver for OS/2 MMPM. It has
just basic WAV playing capability. It works in conjunction with
the Digital Audio player, the Digital Video player, and system sounds.
Simply unzip the file into a directory and run MINSTALL. It does
the rest. You are given the choice of letting MINSTALL change
your CONFIG.SYS. I wouldn't let it do that. Let it create a
test file in \MMOS2 and compare that with your config.sys file
to make sure nothing went wrong. Besides you may want to change
the base and/or interrupt assignments first.
The base and irq defaults are what work for me. You may want
to change them (the DMA in particular). The entry for
AUDIOVDD.SYS does not have the correct path name. You will
have to correct this manually.
The install file creates a wave player object in the multimedia
folder. If the GUS is installed as a second (or third..) MMPM
wave device, the the parameter field in its settings has to
be modfied to include "Waveaudio0n", where n is the number of
GUS device. Generally this would be Waveaudio02.
3. Known bugs.
a. It doesn't record. Later!
b. Clicks. They can get annoying, but, from what I heard, fixing
them everywhere could be a lifelong job. This release seems to
be significantly better than 0.1 (in terms of clicks).
Trial and error seems to be the primary method of fixing such
c. MIDI is not supported. This will take a while!
g. It does not play stereo WAVs properly. As a stopgap measure,
the left channel is played on both channels.
This is a first pass and I wanted to get something out to
give everyone hope. I know about enough problems to keep me
busy for a while. So please, think before sending me a message
telling me about something in the known bugs list. In fact, until
I get out a 1.0 release, could we limit negative feedback to
show-stoppers. Also, I have a 486DLC system. I have had no other
opportunities to try this on other systems. There is a chance that
it will not run on your system because of some incompatibility I
didn't anticipate. Please be patient with this sort of problem, as I
have limited resources to deal with different machine configurations.
So far the only know imcompatibility was with a multi-processor
system running the SMP beta.
The following e-mail address is my work address. I might have
some problems if a huge amount of mail starting appearing, so
On the other hand, as an aid to deciding if a problem is
configuration related, a note describing your successful
use of the driver would be appreciated, if accompanied with
a description of your configuration.
The address to reach me is email@example.com (yes, in real life,
I work on software for the Tymnet Public Data Network. I do X.25
stuff and 680x0 based firmware.)