I downloaded the Windows 3. The guy apparently wasn’t capable of using web search. This site hosts no abandonware. Also you might want to try installing your sound card in a different ISA slot. Interestingly, all this did was allow us to take a microprocessor 68EC off of the board and moderately decrease the cost. This page was last modified on 12 March , at

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At the end of the decade they were suffering financially and were purchased by Creative and merged with the E-mu subsidiary. It uses the same drivers as the original and Elite. Or sign in with one of these services.

In addition, the DOS driver required a memory manager such as EMM to be loaded, which not only required additional conventional memory space but also put the CPU into Virtual mode, conflicting with games that utilized a modified form of protected modecalled ‘flat mode’.

Better off with a Live!

Ensoniq – Vogons Wiki

Listening to the Doom recordings from the first post, Soundsdapevivo can hear the loss in quality compared to what I remember. The Ensoniq ES audio chip was renamed Creative and revised into AC’97 -compliant variants, the ES and ES, and used for several more years on card and as integrated motherboard audio. The older Soundscape has a better guitar too actually. The file I downloaded on EMU. It was Ensoniq’s last sound card product before they were acquired by Creative Technology. Therefore, it was practical to configure DOS games to utilize the General MIDI synthesizer and digital sound effects, whenever possible, for better sound quality.


June 24, at 5: It is PnP and uses a wave port address that’s not in the usual Soundscape range.

This frees up some IRQ addresses. Again there is no effects processor but the samples have pre-computed effects.

ENSONIQ Soundscape VIVO Plug and Play ISA Sound Card

This was a smart cost saving measure! Anyways, here’s the link in case anyone else searches this forum for the same thing: I disabled all unused Serial and Parrallel ports. Resampling means lower sound quality, worse synchronization and possibly higher CPU utilization.

The 8MB patch set is hardly an improvement over the 4MB. Creatives Driver which will give you Soundblaster 16 and General Midi compatibility Many games had native support for Ensoniq Soundscape.

Any Soundscape VIVO fans here?

You can plug the cpu card into the other slots, but apart of a space you might get a cooling problem: However, this method doesn’t appear to be as effective as disabling it during the install. I downloaded a file called PCI Note that this driver will give you SB16 and General Midi compatibility, but Soundscape support doesn’t work! Hope it proves useful, or at least fascinating!


I was an Ensoniq nut starting in soundscaevivo followed AudioPCI from the first rumors in and bought one in If it does double click on it to see what the problem is.

Any Soundscape VIVO fans here? | OS/2 Museum

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. The older Soundscape cards with 2meg sets are better sounding. As you can see on the image, there aren’t many components on this card at all This also added some new features.

For other cards they may have Windows XP or drivers. They all have the noisiest, most muffled audio quality I’ve ever heard they have something like bit DAC quality at best.

It is also disappointing considering the incredible popularity and longevity of soundscapegivo Ensoniq ES chipset and its descendants, some of which were still in use six years after the original AudioPCI board, and the fact that DOS drivers for the far newer Sound Blaster Audigy still use “.

I’m not sure whether I’ve heard the later 2meg set.