Does anyone know where a fully compliant WDM audio drivers for win 98 can be downloaded?
Microsofts website only seems to give info about the drivers.
Bascially i want to test lewpy's theory about iso's running cdda tracks through a sound card.
Yep i did but it says you must have "a
WDM-compatible soundcard driver" so you can enable "Digital CD Audio" for the
At the moment the box is greyed out so im looking for a compatible driver for my soundcard under win 98 se.
Basically wdm drivers allow programs like daemon tools to run an iso and play the "cd-audio" through your sound card so you can hear all sounds of a game.
Here's What the daemon tools manuel states:
3.3 Audio CDs:
Mixed Mode and Audio CDs are supported but to hear sound you must have a
WDM-compatible soundcard driver and enable "Digital CD Audio" for the
In Win 9x/ME go to
"Start" --> "Settings" --> "ControlPanel" --> "Multimedia" --> "CD Music".
In Win 2K just right-click any drive in explorer and select "Hardware" tab
under "Properties". Now select V386 PHANTOM CDROM and click the "Properties"
button. In the next window select "Properties" tab.
Now you can enable 'Digital CD audio'. If the "Digital CD-Audio"-setting is
greyed out your soundcard driver is not WDM-compatible. This not too big a
problem - you just won't hear the Audio Tracks!
WDM stands for Windows Device Model. Its another one of those standards microsoft likes to make. In this case it was created so that the driver for win 9x could be more easily be ported to win nt. (and NO I don't mean to use the same drivers in both Os's)
I think your out of luck. WDM was only added in windows 98/ win nt 4 and later. Most companies are lazy concerning drivers and usually do not release WDM one 'cos they have to write non WDM ones for win 95 anyway. As these will also work in win98/ME in their option whats the point in then wasting reasources developing another driver?
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