Game Port

This is a very simple strait foward question.
Is there any way to disable the game port on a jumperless plug and play Creative labs sound card, in WIN 95?  This does not mean disabling it through the device manager.
   
cory012297Asked:
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TimCaturaHouserCommented:
I have not had any success in this arena.
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smeebudCommented:
Exactly what is the card name and model number?
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cory012297Author Commented:
What does the name and number have to do with it?
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smeebudCommented:
Everything.
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smeebudCommented:
You ask a question and provide no details. Need Details, firmware? There are lots of ways to solve problems, there are dedicated newsgroups, the creatinve lab kb, and more places to find answers.
Why do you ask,"What does the name and number have to do with it?"
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stratariCommented:
Maybe he is a Tina Turner fun... :-)
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scorchCommented:
Maybe he should find the answer his self and learn the value of "name and number".
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vladimir_Commented:
Maybe it MIDI conector? Sound cards haven't game ports.
If you want to turn it off, see card's driver parameters.
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smeebudCommented:
Exactly what is the card name and model number?
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cory012297Author Commented:
I did find the answer on my own, thanks.  Vladimir has the idea, it is a switch you use with a dos driver.
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j2Commented:
It is a kinda crappy move crom creative to not enable you to do it from teh Control panel if you ask me :)
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j2Commented:
It is a kinda crappy move crom creative to not enable you to do it from teh Control panel if you ask me :)
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j2Commented:
It is a kinda crappy move crom creative to not enable you to do it from teh Control panel if you ask me :)
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joe_massiminoCommented:
Cory,  I am entering this as an answer, but it may not be the answer you were looking for.
If the board you have does not have a jumper to disable the game port, you may disable it any way by taking a sharp razor hobby knife and cutting the circuit trace which leads to  that particular part of the circuit card.  I do not have a schematic of your card, but you can look at the game port connector and follow the pins to the IC which accepts signals from the game paddle or joystick and cut the traces which connect, or interface it to your PC's Buss.  There is no pretty way to do it with software that I am aware of,  but some boards will let you do it in firmware, or in the driver during intialization. Usually this is done with a switch on the end of the driver line.  The adress range of a game port is 200-20F. You could disable it by detaching  it from the buss, either by unplugging it, or cutting the right circuit traces.
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smeebudCommented:
Exactly what is the card name and model number?
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quekkyCommented:
while.. you can use SB16 software to disable it
goto newsgroup comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.tech
there's a lot of people asking and answering this question
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quekkyCommented:
you can use SB16 software to disable it
goto newsgroup comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.tech
there's a lot of people asking and answering this question
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smeebudCommented:
cory,
 You say it's fixed.
Would you mind posting what you did.
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j2Commented:
STOP! Do not do that on a SB Card, for once it will fail it´s own seltests, and 2nd you will also mess with the Midi.
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joe_massiminoCommented:
It looks as though the right answer was to use the correct configuration on the driver for the card, which is the same as using a switch on the end of the driver statement. It also appears that this was part of my proposed answer to you. As was mentioned in comments, you did not suppy exact information on the card to get one exact answer. This is why I suggested a few ways to solve your problem.  Please award the credit.

                                     Thanks
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smeebudCommented:
Well, I only asked three times:
Exactly what is the card name and model number?
And was totally ignored. cory said,
"Comment from cory...
What does the name and number have to do with it?
He didn't think it important and was unwilling to provide information.
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cory012297Author Commented:
Please do not respond to this question, I found the answer on my own and do not require any further comments.  I will not reward any points, because no one really had the simple answer, and i do not use this service enough to comment on every person's remarks.
I am done with this question, thanks.
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joe_massiminoCommented:
Cory, I do not believe you acted on this in good faith. I will not reply to any questions you have in any area until you reward someone with this.  

If I did not supply you with the correct information, then somebody else may have, but to claim to have fixed it by yourself and claiming that the  information supplied by myself or smeebud did not help you, or did not contain any of the information to guide you is bull.

You even go as far as to credit someone with the idea, but not offer him the credit.

I quote part of my answer given to you:

" some boards will let you do it in firmware, or in the driver during intialization. Usually this is done with a switch on the end of the driver line. "

Isn't this what you did?  A driver line is usually associated with DOS drivers.  I like to assume that someone asking techical questions about computers is a little computer literate and would know this without having to point it out.  Award the credit.
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