This site hosts no abandonware. Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed. Linux apparently needs this cable from the cdrom-drive to the soundcard. The easiest way is to type:. CT Creative Soundblaster Live! You must use a native mixer program to unmute appropriate channels, for example alsamixer from the alsa-utils package. I use Redhat 9 and Mandrake 9.

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Initially, quality was lacking, but over the first few generations, the cards improved and the Soundblaster 16 was a big hit. The nice gold plated headers and connectors were a nice touch, and provision for front panel connections remained. The Golden Age These cards represent the golden age xmi8330 sound cards in my opinion. The cost reductions continue, look at how much barer this card is compared to the one above?

Note that this control doesn’t have a mute option. Concerning the model after it, SB Live! Click here to review our site terms of use. Your message has been reported and will be reviewed by our staff.

The move to PCI broke the hardware Soundblaster compatibility, breaking the stronghold that Creative had on the market. I guess that’s to maintain perfect compatibility with original AdLib-supporting games with no option to crad address. But technically it would be nonsense.


You can see the two ROM chips on the bottom left corner of the CT image which contain the wavetable data. This is their first PCI product, if I remember correctly.

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Tech Flashback: The Golden Age of Sound Cards and Creative Labs

And I found it to sound rather distorted too. You are logged in as. Throughout, there were clone compatible cards, some which proved very popular towards the end of the ISA era too.

It used cmii8330 CMI chipset. Thank You for Submitting Your Review,! I think its DSP was 4.

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All mixer channels are muted by default. The CT sounded good but again was let down by its wavetable header.

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There is not even car oscillator, which is a bit questionable. Normally I thought SB-Pro mode gives almost optimal sound in games, as the game samples are 8-bit anyways, but I do notice improvements when using WSS: Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. It just illustrates how the popularity of sound cards was falling.


Chaos engine SB not detected in setupMortal Kombat not all speech seems to work? Aound might still have it somewhere. The card was available with and without the Waveblaster module, which adds hardware wave-table synthesis to the card. Nothing to worry about as such, optionally please update to the latest version of modutils.

Join our community today! These cards sold fairly well, and were of an oddball 4-channel design.

Bumping this thread because it’s mainly about the CMI Find More Posts by Blaumieser. The gameport connector would obstruct a midi daughterboard somewhat.