Gravis Ultrasound

  • 1) Adding Gravis Ultrasound

    Select the add new hardware icon in the control panel.

    Because the initial setup did not detect all of our devices, we must use this to add increased functionality.

  • 2) Locating the "Hardware"

    We don't want Windows to locate our hardware, it won't be able to detect it.

    Select No and hit next to continue.

  • 3) Selecting Hardware Type

    Initially we are going to be setting up the Gravis Ultrasound drivers.

    This falls under the Sound, video and game controllers type. Select this and hit next.

  • 4) Have Disk

    We have the "disk" to install this hardware. This is in the Ultrasound folder we copied onto our hard drive earlier. If you downloaded it here it will simply be called "Ultrasound".

    You should select have disk. You will be asked to locate this disk.

  • 5) Browsing to our Drivers

    You will be prompted to provide the location.

    Select the Browse option to enter into the Windows Explorer. Point to your folder location.

  • 6) Navigate to the inf File

    Navigate to the oemsetup.inf file located in the ultrasound directory.

    It will be in the folder "Windows" in the ultrasound folder downloaded from here.

  • 7) Ultra Wave Synth

    This is the only device that will show up.

    Simply continue on to the next step.

  • 8) Restart

    You will then be prompted to restart your computer.

    After doing so you will see an error that the ultrasound directory could not be located. Don't worry, we will fix this.

  • 9) Creating an autoexec

    Create a new text document in your C: drive.

    Open it using notepad and continue to the next step.

  • 10) Defining the Ultradir

    We need to define where our Ultrasound Directory is located. To do this we must use the "set ultradir" parameter.

    It should look like this, of course changing the names of  folders if you named them differently. This must use the dos character limit, so any folder beyond 8 characters will be truncated. Thus we see "ultrasound" become "ultras~1".

  • 11) Saving the Autoexec

    After we have enetered the ultradir parameter we need to save this as our autoexec. This file will execute each time Windows starts.

    Select File >> Save As then save the file as "autoexec.bat" as shown in the image, directly on your C: drive.

  • 12) Locating the Configuration

    Next we must configure the driver for the emulated Ultrasound card.

    This is done by running the "Config" program located in the Windows folder of the Ultrasound folder.

  • 13) Configuring the Driver

    Your configurationg should look exactly like this, assuming you have not modified and of the stock settings for DosBox emulation.

    For reference: please set up your driver configuration exactly as shown.

    Congratulations! You now have successfully installed the Gravis Ultrasound MIDI Synth on your Windows 95 operating system. Remember to do a restart to ensure all changes take effect!