This card is so old that the link for it in the legacy products was banished from the creative website. Is there another site out there where I can the driver? I am currently trying to restore a 386 with windows 3.11 installed from scratch. Can anyone help me?
I found several possibilities at driverguide.com:
Seem to be the best fit on the first page. Just search for the card by name, select "more..." in the left sidebar under Operating Systems to tick on over to Windows 3.x. You may need to sign up for a "free" account to actually download the driver, I don't recall offhand, so I'd use a throwaway email account if that's the case.
answered Dec 11 '10 at 05:15
try here -
Under manual selection choose windows 3.x, I would leave the "all" and not change to driver so you can download the configuration manager.
From the; Sound Blaster 16 Readme File.......
Some of the existing DOS programs require the presence of MIDI and SOUND environments in order for them to work. The Setup program will add the SET MIDI and SET SOUND environment lines at the beginning of the AUTOEXEC.BAT file.
Some of the DOS applications are developed with Creative's Sound Blaster Developer Kit. These applications require the low-level DOS audio device drivers to be loaded. To load the DOS audio drivers, you need to add the following lines to the CONFIG.SYS file:
DEVICE=DRVCTSB16.SYS /UNIT=0 /BLASTER=A:220 I:5 D:1 H:5 /WIN95 DEVICE=DRVCTMMSYS.SYS
a. is the sound directory where the audio software is located.
b. The /BLASTER parameter specifies the Sound Blaster base I/O port address (A), interrupt request line (I), low 8-bit DMA channel (D) and high 16-bit DMA channel (H).
c. The settings in the /BLASTER parameter must tally with the actual settings allocated by Windows 95. To find out the actual settings, go into Windows 95 DOS box, and type SET and press at the DOS prompt. You will see one of the lines displayed is:
BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 H5 P330 T6
The values after the A, I, D and H are the actual settings to be used for the /BLASTER parameter.
To help you set up the DOS audio drivers, we have prepared a text file CONFIG.TXT in the sound directory. This text file contains the above lines to specify the DOS audio drivers. The sound directory in the text file had been updated by the installation program. You just need to update the /BLASTER parameter and copy the lines into the CONFIG.SYS file.
Whenever you change your Audio hardware configuration manually, the BLASTER environment under MS-DOS Mode will only be valid after you reboot the system once.
However, if you proceed to MS-DOS Mode without rebooting, you need to run CTCM.exe which is in your Windows directory. This program makes the BLASTER environment tally with the actual hardware settings.
answered Dec 11 '10 at 14:04
I have the original dos drivers for this card and a few others. If you'd like to contact me/send me your email, I can send them on to you.
answered Dec 11 '10 at 18:23