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Microsoft KB Archive/172699

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PSS ID Number: 172699

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 Q172699

SUMMARY

This article describes how to configure ESS sound cards for use with Microsoft ActiMates characters or the SideWinder Force Feedback Pro joystick.

This information was tested with the following sound card drivers:

ESS Technology 688 chipset
1688 chipset (also Diamond Power Sound Card SC-200)
1868 chipset (also CinAction SoundConductor 16PnP)
1878 chipset
Driver version tested: 4.04.00.1021
Date: 11-21-96


MORE INFORMATION

688 chipset

Microsoft ActiMates characters do not run on any sound card based on the ESS 688 chipset. This chipset does not support simultaneous wave and external MIDI needed by ActiMates products. Other ESS chipsets should generally work properly with ActiMates products.

The SideWinder Force Feedback Pro WILL work with sound cards based on the ESS 688 chipset.

1688 chipset (also Diamond Power Sound Card SC-200)

This is a Plug and Play sound card and Windows should automatically install the correct drivers.

Before Windows restarts, you should receive New Hardware Found messages stating that Windows has found new hardware and is installing the software for it.

1868 chipset (also CinAction SoundConductor 16PnP)

This is a Plug and Play sound card and Windows should automatically install the correct drivers.

Before Windows restarts, you should receive New Hardware Found messages stating that Windows has found new hardware and is installing the software for it.

1878 chipset

This is a Plug and Play sound card and Windows should automatically install the correct drivers.

Before Windows restarts, you should receive New Hardware Found messages stating that Windows has found new hardware and is installing the software for it.

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 ESS Technologies at:

Technical Support: (510) 226-1088
Bulletin Board (BBS): (510) 226-1937
Internet: www.esstech.com



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