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PSS ID Number: 172624

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 Q172624


This article describes how to configure the IBM MWave sound card in IBM Aptiva computers 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 drivers:

IBM MWave Driver version tested: 2.01


To configure the IBM MWave sound card to work with ActiMates products or SideWinder Force Feedback Pro joystick, you must enable the external MIDI port (MPU-401) on the sound card. This is accomplished by running the MS- DOS based program provided with the sound card. To do so, use the following steps:

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to MWave, and then click Hardware Configuration.
  2. Choose a different Input/Output value. The program automatically sets the Input/Output value to 330 or 330H.

Please refer to your computer or sound card documentation for further details about performing this task.

The third-party product discussed here is manufactured by a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.


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 IBM at:

Technical Support: (800) 241-1620
Bulletin Board (BBS): (919) 517-0001

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