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Frequently Asked Questions
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This FAQ will be updated periodically in response to questions.
Q: In Windows95, the program either doesn't work at all, or occasionally crashes.
A: There is a conflict between the Windows95 graphics driver and Carte Primus. There are two solutions: (1) Change the following system setting: Under "Start", "Settings", "Control Panels", select "System". A dialog box will come up. Select the "Performance" tab, then select the "Graphics" button. You should now see a dialog entitled "Advanced Graphics Settings". Change "Hardware Acceleration" to none. You will be prompted to restart your computer. (2) Run Carte Primus from DOS mode (using Exit to DOS Mode).
Q: I'm using Windows95 and the mouse doesn't work.
A: You need to add a line to the AUTOEXEC.BAT file which allows DOS programs to use the mouse. This line is of the form "C:\MSINPUT\MOUSE\MOUSE.COM" or something similar. Refer to you mouse documentation (either using Help or what came with your mouse) to determine the exact line.
Q: Sound only comes out the PC speaker, not the sound card. How do I make it work?
A: You need to add a line to the AUTOEXEC.BAT file which sets the BLASTER variable. This line is of the form "SET BLASTER=A220 D5", where the number after the A is the address of the sound card, and the number after the D is the DMA channel that the sound card uses. Refer to your sound card manual or to your Windows settings to determine the address and DMA channel. The common addresses for sound cards are 220, 240, 260, and 280. The common DMA channels are 5, 0, and 3. Both of these are listed in the order in which they are most common. The program can determine if the address is wrong, but presently can't determine if the DMA channel is wrong (except that you won't here sound).
Q: It won't play sound. Not from the PC speaker, nor from the sound card.
A: The BLASTER variable is set wrong or your sound card is not SoundBlaster compatible. You may need to run a driver to make your sound card SoundBlaster compatible. Check the sound card address and DMA channel, and make sure the line "SET BLASTER=Axxx Dx" has the correct numbers after the A and D parameters.