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Microsoft KB Archive/172625

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PSS ID Number: 172625

Article Last Modified on 11/21/2003



The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft ActiMates Arthur 1.0
  • Microsoft ActiMates Barney 1.0
  • Microsoft ActiMates D.W. 1.0
  • Microsoft ActiMates PC Pack 1.0
  • Microsoft ActiMates PC Pack 2.0
  • Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Pro



This article was previously published under Q172625

SUMMARY

This article describes how to configure the Logitech Soundman Wave sound card for use with Microsoft ActiMates characters and the ActiMates PC Pack or the Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Pro joystick.

This information was tested with the following sound card driver:

Logitech Soundman Wave
Driver version tested: 2.0/DX 4.1
Date: 3-4-96


MORE INFORMATION

You may need to change the settings on this sound card for ActiMates products or the joystick to work properly. Specifically, your sound card's external MIDI port must be enabled.

Use the following steps to make sure your external MIDI port is enabled:

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. In Control Panel, double-click Multimedia.
  3. On the Advanced tab, double-click MIDI Devices And Instruments to display the list of MIDI devices connected to your computer.
  4. Click the MIDI for OPL4 Wavetable/MPU-401 Port device. (If this device is not listed, click Cancel, and then skip to Step 8.)

    NOTE: If you have two external MIDI devices listed, for example both MIDI for External MIDI Port and MIDI for MPU-401, then your computer has two external MIDI ports. If you enable one of the external MIDI ports and the device still does not, then enable the second external MIDI port and try using the device again.
  5. Click Properties.
  6. On the General tab, make sure Use MIDI Features On This Device is selected.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  9. On the Device Manager tab, make sure View Devices By Type is selected.
  10. Double-click Sound, Video And Game Controllers. You should see the following drivers listed:

    Logitech Soundman Wave
    Gameport Joystick

  11. If any other drivers are listed, they do not correspond to this sound card. Either you have a second audio or MIDI port on the computer, or the drivers are improperly loaded.

    The important driver is the Logitech Soundman Wave driver. This driver controls both the audio and the external MIDI, and must use an Input/Output (I/O) address range of 300-301, 310-311, 320-321, or 330-331. If none of these I/O ranges are in use, then you must change the Basic Configuration until one of these I/O ranges is present. If none of the Basic Configurations use this resource, it is likely that another sound card in the system is already using this range. The conflicting sound card may or may not be listed in Device Manager.

    The Gameport Joystick driver only controls the joystick, and is not needed for ActiMates products.
  12. Double-click the Logitech Soundman Wave driver in the list.
  13. On the Resources tab, locate the listing for Input/Output Range in the Resources Settings area. There may be more than one entry. For the external MIDI port to operate correctly, one of the Resource types must have one of the following Setting values.

    0300 - 0301
    0310 - 0311
    0320 - 0321
    0330 - 0331

  14. If none of these I/O ranges are in use, then you must change the Basic Configuration until one of these I/O ranges is present. You may have to clear the Use Automatic Settings check box to change the Basic Configuration. If none of the Basic Configurations use one the required Input/Output ranges, it is likely that another sound card in the computer is already using this range. The conflicting sound card may or may not be listed in Device Manager.
  15. Restart Windows.

The device should now function properly on this computer.

Adding or Updating Your Sound Card Driver

To add or update the Logitech Soundman Wave drivers, use the following steps:

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add New Hardware.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Click No, and then click Next.
  5. Click Sound, Video And Game Controllers, click Next, and then click Have Disk.
  6. Type the path to where the updated driver files are located, and then click OK.
  7. Click the Logitech Soundman Wave sound card, and then click OK.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Click Finish. If you are prompted to restart your computer, click Yes.NOTE: If you are installing updated drivers, you must remove the old drivers first. Instructions for removing the old drivers are included in the Readme.1st file located on the new driver disk.



This card uses an integrated wavetable that can be enabled by using the following steps:

NOTE: These steps are not necessary for ActiMates products to work properly.

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Multimedia.
  3. On the MIDI tab, click OPL4 Wavetable/MPU401 in the Single Instrument box.

To disable the integrated wavetable, click OPL2/OPL3 FM Synthesis in the Single Instrument box.

The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.


REFERENCES

For information about how to solve problems related to Microsoft ActiMates characters, use the ActiMates Troubleshooter located at the following Microsoft Web site:



For additional information or assistance with installing your sound card drivers and/or sound card, contact Logitech at:

Technical Support: (510) 795-0427
Fax: (800) 245-0000
Internet: www.logitech.com



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