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Soundcard driver for Orchid Soundwave 32 in NT 4.0

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I haven't found any drivers for this soundcard anywhere on Orchid's site. Are there any beta, selfmade or compatible drivers for this soundcard?

I have tried Soundblaster and the generic (CS4232) Crystal drivers. Please help me with this problem.
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by:petar
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Short answer is not the one you want to hear. I have friends with this card and after an exhaustive search over many months we have found nothing towards a solution to this problem.

Trust me. I have looked!
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by:johnog
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I got a mail from one guy who said that these problem was solved in NT 3.51 the following way: Boot up dos with the Orchid drivers to initialize the soundcard. Then boot up NT 3.51 and enable the standard soundblaster drivers. I haven't tried this yet in NT 4.0 but I am going to...
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petar earned 100 total points
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Why muck around with a card that is a dead loss?

Fork out a $100 and buy a card that works.

My answer stands as the correct solution. Your asked if drivers were available and the answer is no. What you are talking  about is a kludge that will not give you proper use of your equipment. It also relies on the assumption that your motherboard does not, in fact, reset card when you cntrl-alt-del your machine.

This is not a good way to go.
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by:johnog
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I asked about beta, selfmade or COMPATIBLE drivers. I am not accepting this response (ref: improper use of equipment), because I have got several answers from people who has used other drivers like SB or Crystal drivers. By experience I know that the chipset on my soundcard is used on other soundcards too (linux).
I have two good reasons for keeping this soundcard:
  1. I own a SCSI cdrom. SW32 has a SCSI interface. I don't want      to by another SCSI controller yet because this one works.
  2. The sound quality compared to SB16, OPTI or any other card      in the $100 range is poor. I could by a SB32 or Turtle           Beach, but it is gonna be too expensive when I also will      need a SCSI controller.

Has anyone got a sollution to this problem?
Please contact me at: johnog@stud.hitos.no
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