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Microsoft KB Archive/172934

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PSS ID Number: 172934

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 Q172934

SUMMARY

This article describes how to configure Media Vision 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:

Media Vision Pro Audio 3D
Driver version tested: Windows 95 default/DX 4.0.950
Date: 8-24-96


Media Vision Pro Audio Spectrum
Driver version tested: Windows 95 default/DX 4.0.950
Date: 8-24-96


Media Vision ProSonic
Driver version tested: Windows 95 default/DX 4.0.0950
Date: 8-24-96


Media Vision Pro Audio 16 sound card


MORE INFORMATION

To configure your Media Vision sound card to work with the ActiMates PC Pack Transmitter and the Microsoft ActiMates characters or the SideWinder Force Feedback Pro joystick, make sure you have the latest sound card Drivers available from Media Vision. Media Vision sound cards are often Shipped with the external MIDI port disabled. To configure these Media Vision sound cards, choose Basic Configuration 0001. Use the appropriate section below for information specific to your sound card.

Pro Audio 3D

To add or update the Pro Audio 3D drivers, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add New Hardware.
  3. Click Next.


NOTE: If you are using Windows 98, click Next, and then click Next.

  1. Click Yes, and then click Next. Windows should detect the Media Vision Pro/Premium 3D.
  2. Click Finish. If you are prompted to restart the computer, click Yes.

You must now enable the external MIDI port. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click System.
  3. On the Device Manager tab, double-click Sound, Video And Game Controllers.
  4. Double-click Media Vision Pro/Premium 3D.
  5. On the Resources tab, click the Use Automatic Settings check box to clear it.
  6. In the Setting Based On box, click Basic Configuration 0001.
  7. Click OK. When you are prompted to continue, click Yes.
  8. Click Close. If you are prompted to restart the computer, click Yes.

NOTE: If you are using the drivers that were included with this card, running the MS-DOS Setup program may improve performance. The resource settings assigned by the MS-DOS Setup program must match the Windows resource settings listed in Device Manager.

Refer to your sound card documentation for further details.

Pro Audio Spectrum

To add or update the Pro Audio Spectrum drivers, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add New Hardware.
  3. Click Next.


NOTE: If you are using Windows 98, click Next, and then click Next.

  1. Click Yes, and then click Next. Windows should detect the Media Vision ProAudio Spectrum/Studio with SCSI.
  2. Click Finish.

The following devices should be automatically installed by Windows:

  • Media Vision ProAudio Spectrum 16/Plus/Studio Audio
  • Media Vision ProAudio Spectrum 16/Studio with SCSI
  • Media Vision Sound Blaster Compatibility
  • Gameport Joystick

Do not restart the computer until the Gameport Joystick device is installed. If Windows does not install the Gameport Joystick device, restart the computer. Windows should now detect and install the Gameport Joystick device while restarting. After the Gameport Joystick device is installed, restart the computer.

This device has a SCSI controller that you can disable unless it is required for a SCSI CD-ROM drive. To disable the SCSI controller, use the following steps:

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click System.
  3. On the Device Manager tab, double-click SCSI Controllers.
  4. Click the Trantor Media Vision SCSI Host Controller, and then click Properties.
  5. On the General tab, click the Disable In This Hardware Profile check box to select it.
  6. Click OK or Close until you return to Windows.

This device may cause resource conflicts that you can resolve using Device Manager. To check for resource conflicts, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, point to Settings and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click System.
  3. On the Device Manager tab, double-click Sound, Video And Game Controllers.

If you see a yellow exclamation point next to the listing for the Media Vision ProAudio Spectrum 16/Studio with SCSI, this device is causing resource conflicts that you must resolve. To do so, use the following steps:

  1. Click Media Vision ProAudio Spectrum 16/Studio with SCSI, and then click Properties.
  2. On the Resources tab, click the Use Automatic Settings check box to clear it.
  3. In the Setting Based On box, click Basic Configuration 0002.
  4. In the list of resources, click the first Interrupt Request, and then click Change Setting.
  5. Select a value of 05 (try this first), 07, or 09. Make sure the value you select is not in use by another device, and then click OK.
  6. In the list of resources, click the first Direct Memory Access, and then click Change Setting.
  7. Select a value of 03 (try this first), 00, 01, or 05. Make sure the value you select is not in use by another device, and then click OK.
  8. In the list of resources, click the second Interrupt Request, and then click Change Setting.
  9. Select a value of 09 (try this first), 05, or 07. Make sure the value you select is not in use by another device, and then click OK. Do not re-use the value you selected in step 5 above. This Interrupt Request is used by the SCSI controller.
  10. In the list of resources, click the third Interrupt Request, and then click Change Setting.
  11. Select a value of 07 (try this first), 05, or 09. Make sure the value you select is not in use by another device, and then click OK. Do not re-use the values you selected in steps 5 and 9 above. If all three of these values are in use, you can select another available value.
  12. In the list of resources, click the second Direct Memory Access, and then click Change Setting.
  13. Select a value of 01 (try this first), 00, 03, or 05. Make sure the value you select is not in use by another device, and then click OK. Do not re-use the value you selected in step 7 above.
  14. Click OK. When you are prompted to continue, click Yes.
  15. Click Close. If you are prompted to restart the computer, click Yes.

NOTE: If you are using the drivers that were included with this card, running the MS-DOS Setup program may improve performance. The resource settings assigned by the MS-DOS Setup program must match the Windows resource settings listed in Device Manager.

Refer to your sound card documentation for further details.

ProSonic

To add or update the ProSonic drivers, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add New Hardware.
  3. Click Next.


NOTE: If you are using Window 98, click Next, and then click Next.

  1. Click Yes, and then click Next. Windows should detect the Media Vision ProAudio Deluxe/ProSonic/Jazz-16.
  2. Click Finish. If you are prompted to restart the computer, click Yes.

You must now enable the external MIDI port. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click System.
  3. On the Device Manager tab, double-click Sound, Video And Game Controllers.
  4. Double-click Media Vision ProAudio Deluxe/ProSonic/Jazz-16.
  5. On the Resources tab, click the Use Automatic Settings check box to clear it.
  6. In the Setting Based On box, click Basic Configuration 1.
  7. Click OK. When you are prompted to continue, click Yes.
  8. Click Close. If you are prompted to restart the computer, click Yes.

This device may cause resource conflicts that you can resolve using Device Manager. To check for resource conflicts, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click System.
  3. On the Device Manager tab, double-click Sound, Video And Game Controllers.

If you see a yellow exclamation point next to the listing for the Media Vision ProAudio/Deluxe/ProSonic/Jazz-16, this device is causing resource conflicts that you must resolve. To do so, use the following steps:

  1. Click Media Vision ProAudio Deluxe/ProSonic/Jazz-16, and then click Properties.
  2. On the Resources tab, click the Use Automatic Settings check box to clear it.
  3. In the Setting Based On box, click Basic Configuration 0002.
  4. In the list of resources, click the first Interrupt Request, and then click Change Setting.
  5. Select a value of 05 (try this first), 07, or 09. Make sure the value you select is not in use by another device, and then click OK.
  6. In the list of resources, click the second Interrupt Request, and then click Change Setting.
  7. Select a value of 09 (try this first), 05, or 07. Make sure the value you select is not in use by another device, and then click OK. Do not re-use the value you selected in step 5 above.
  8. Click OK. When you are prompted to continue, click Yes.
  9. Click Close. If you are prompted to restart the computer, click Yes.

NOTE: If you are using the drivers that were included with this card, running the MS-DOS Setup program may improve performance. The resource settings assigned by the MS-DOS Setup program must match the Windows resource settings listed in Device Manager.

Refer to your sound card documentation for further details.

Media Vision Pro Audio 16

The Media Vision Pro Audio 16 sound card was incompatible with ActiMates characters and the PC Pack Transmitter at the time this Microsoft ActiMates software was released. If you are using a Media Vision Pro Audio 16 sound card, you will need to purchase a new sound card before you can use ActiMates characters and the PC Pack Transmitter with your computer.

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 Media Vision at:

Technical Support: (408) 934-0880
Bulletin Board (BBS): (510) 770-0527
Internet: www.svtus.com



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