Ensoniq Es1370 Audio Pci Driver
Ensoniq Es1370 Audio Pci Driver
i’m a bit frustrated with this driver. it appears to be missing the audio gain control, for example. there are two levels of gain control, and the control page in the wave as well as in the speech as in ensoniq’s speech package are locked at 100%. this means that it would be difficult to adjust the level of the audio gain. obviously the sound level is fine, but the audio gain control itself would be a bit of a problem. i would assume that this means that the driver doesn’t support the gain control.
i’m using the es1370pci.exe installer from creative’s website, and it appears to have installed correctly. this version of the driver allows me to play midi files (which it does not do out of the box, but the driver is installed and i can control that with the midi in settings), but unfortunately it does not seem to recognise my new audio device when i plug it in. i get the error message: “no audio device was detected. the audio device could not be opened.” this is on windows xp. there is no way to access the options, nor can i reset anything by pressing f8. any ideas?
i have installed the driver, using the es1370pci.exe installer that creative provide. this version of the driver allows me to play midi files (which it does not do out of the box, but the driver is installed and i can control that with the midi in settings), but unfortunately it does not seem to recognise my new audio device when i plug it in. i get the error message: “no audio device was detected. the audio device could not be opened.” this is on windows xp. there is no way to access the options, nor can i reset anything by pressing f8. any ideas?
In the mid-late 90s, AudioPCI became one of the most popular sound cards on the market. The fact that it was stable, cheap, and DOS-compatible made it popular with older arcade systems. But, since it was designed purely for entertainment, not with performance in mind, the AudioPCI’s lack of audio quality meant that it would not be used in many real-world applications, which made it soon obsolete. Manufacturers started chugging out support for it, the last being a ‘Win 98’ driver for the ECS Sound Blaster Live!. The driver only supported the AdLib wavetable for sound generation, and was unable to output more than two channels of audio on the card.
In 2001, when Creative released the ‘Sound Blaster Live!’ series of SoundBlaster cards, they decided to follow the strategy of capturing the old AudioPCI driver and plugging it into the SoundBlaster Live! configuration. This driver was included in the update files with the SoundBlaster Live! cards.
In March 2003, Ensoniq terminated the AudioPCI driver project and announced that there would be no further updates. If you were lucky, your SoundBlaster Live! configuration might still be running this driver in some form. If not, you’d have to jump on the Creative bandwagon to get sound in your games (although be sure to let em know about your stance on the Creative Card cartridge – MS are so kind, they won’t sell old carts to people without Creative licenses).
Although it’s not supported by Creative, it’s supported by VMWare and RealTek. The latter provides support for onboard and PCI audio and this is supported in VMWare ESXi. See VMWare ESXi 4.1 Getting Started Guide. There are some details about how to do this in the VMWare ESXi 4 Getting Started Guide. More details on how to set up the driver.