193-355 IBM AUDIOVATION ADAPTERS
Brad Parker's Audio MADness Site via Internet Archive
av211.exe Win/DOS install disk 1 of 3 (Thanks to Martin Adams)
av212.exe Win/DOS install disk 2 of 3
av213.exe Win/DOS install disk 3 of 3
av21util.exe Audiovation Utilities/Diagnostics
av20doca.exe MCA Documentation (WP 5.1 format)
av20doc.exe Possibly the same documentation
OS/2 MMPM (Dead)
AVMWM.DSK Audiovation OS/2 Manager - 21 June 2016
avmwm.exe Audiovation OS/2 Manager (Salvaged by Dennis Smith)
AVMMPM.DSK Audiovation MMPM/2 support - 21 June 2016
avmmpm.exe Audiovation MMPM/2 support (Salvaged by Dennis Smith)
avos221.exe OS/2 Fix for release 2.1 DEAD! Research purposes only!
avos221.exe OS/2 Fix for release 2.1 (Salvaged by Dennis Smith)
Card outline from William R. Walsh. Original HERE
15-pin - Joystick-MIDI-Port Adapter (female) Connector
15-pin - Joystick-MIDI-port Adapter Connector - Pin-layout
Game Control Adapter / Joystick
Joy Stick Schematic Diagram
System Requirements (Minimum) An MCA Computer with a 386SX-25 or faster processor.
NOTE: Some audio applications are very demanding and
may require a 486 33MHz processor)
From Christian Hansen
Audiovation works different from the ACPA. You'll need three diskettes with drivers. They are designed for windows 3.x, but works under win95.
Whenever you install software like RealPlayer, Cooledit, QuickTime and what have you, choose the 16bit versions, even though you are running win95. I once tried the nice swedish game *sinksub* The 32bit version was mute, the 16bit with crisp sound.
Bundled Software (from Martin Adam's site)
An application to play MIDI music arrangements for
Windows by PG Music, Inc., enables the AUDIOVATION
adapters to play back these songs at near-CD quality
An application that provides three-dimensional sound by
Archer Communications Inc., gives the Mwave
sampled-sound MIDI synthesizer incredible
three-dimensional effects on ordinary speakers.
text-to-speech application by First Byte, Inc., that
translates written text into spoken words. The
text-to-speech synthesis engine translates English ASCII
text strings into synthesized audio output for various
applications, including word processing and
A Speech Recognition application, from Dragon
Systems, Inc., that provides an alternative to mouse or
keyboard input. Users of Windows 3.1 can navigate
the graphical user interface with spoken commands, such
as "File Save" and "Font Bold". An active
vocabulary of 64 commands changes automatically as
applications are started and swapped. Talk-To Plus
supports speech recognition in U.S. English only.
AUDIOVATION adapters support applications written for the M-Audio Capture and Playback Adapter (M-ACPA) if the applications conform to the M-ACPA device driver interface and do not require M-ACPA DSP code.
Audiovation Under W95
>>Do Win95 drivers exist for the Audiovation sound board?
>Nope. Sorry. Win3.1 16-bit drivers are the latest.
> Just looked into the Audiovation ADF - must be the @8FD6.ADF you'd downloaded, right? Mentioned the comments inside the file? You could enable a PS/1 compatible Midi-port on the card with changing one pos-byte and uncommenting some more lines further below. The funny fact: the Midi-port sits at I/O 330h and uses Int 7 (uh-oh ... poor printer port!)...
I don't know: Win95's "Control Panel|System" utility doesn't show my LPT ports to utilize their "so-called" IRQ assignments.
> ...and the game-port sits at I/O 200h - which is a lot more into the standards directions. However: I'm afraid you will get problems with the shared Interrupt 7 under Win95, which totally dislikes IRQ-sharing.
That's because the Mickeysoft
"whiz kids" who wrote "Whenever95" were "PS/2-ignorant"
and didn't even *know* there *was* a machine which
supported IRQ sharing!
> Maybe you need to reconfigure your LPT1 to IRQ5 ... Damned Win95 !! Damned Microsoft. Why couldn't they get it right *one time*.
There are two ways to test the Audiovation Adapter/A. You can use the Test Your Computer on the system Reference diskette, or you can use the atand alone diagnostic program AUDDIAG.EXE located on the Audiovation Utilities/Options diskette.
I have a computer with an audio front panel that is connected to my Audiovation Adapter using an internal cable. There is nothing connected to Line-Out on the Audiovation rear panel. When I try to use the Audiovation Adapter, I get a buzz from the front panel speaker(s).
Some Audiovation Adapters have an
internal wrap circuit from Line-Out to Line-In for
diagnostic testing. When a 1/8 inch phone plug is
inserted into Line-Out to connect a speaker or headset
the internal wrap circuit is disconnected. But
when the audio front panel is used instead of the
Audiovation rear panel, the internal wrap circuit is not
AdapterId 8FD6 IBM Audiovation Adapter
;To enable PS/1 MIDI mode change pos=XX00X0XX to pos=XX00XXXX and uncomment the lines related to MIDI at the end of this file
I/O Address Selection
NOTE: To enable PS/1 MIDI mode - uncomment the following lines and re-configure
MIDI Port Enable/Disable
Game Port I/O address
DSP Interrupt Selection