Further to last week's chat - I have received a reply from the manufacturer:
"Unfortunately, HISTORY OF THE BLUES is a MS-DOS program; therefore it is
not native to Windows. Installation and execution must be done in the
For audio, the sound card must use:
I/O 220 or 240
IRQ 5 or 7
DMA Channel 1"
I'm afraid that I don't understand what I have to do now - please help - pref with step by step instructions!
Take a look at http://sourceforge.net/projects/vdmsound/
Looks like it could help.
@ITWITCH: Can you not get a refund, stating that it is incompatable with the environment it sold for use in (i.e. not fit for purpose). You should be well within your statutary rights doing so.
Will try that vdm sound thing - not terribly confident though and am concerned about the time it is going to take. And as far as I can see, it will not work on XP machines anyway, so as we upgrade.. Will speak to the music coordinator and see what she wants to do
thanks for help
VDM doesnt work with Win98 which is a pain - and I dont understand what DOSBOX is or what I download and what I do with it (!)
I'm sorry to be a nuisance but I am really in a fix here.
Apparently no other program will do so I am expected to persevere until I get it going - good use of my time, I think
Please help me
DosBox is a dos emulator. You should probably use a graphical frontend to it like D-Fend.
@ITWITCH: If no other program will do the job of this one, then there is no program available that is suitable for your network - you need to draw the line and explain how much of your time has been taken up. Then explain what that equates to in money!
@ITWITCH. You;ve been asked to race a 1950's racing car running modern fuels in the 2006 British Grand Prix. It's not going to happen. I would demand your money back from this company who sold you software which is almost 10 years out of date!!
Just as a final note - I got some more help and, despite all your advice, we still couldnt get the sound to work on my Win 98 machines. We think that the kids couldnt use it even if it worked, as they need to click stuff that they dont have access to.
The emulator worked well on the XP machines, so I am going to advise that the Music Coord gets a refund on the network licence and just keeps the disc to use on the stand-alone in the music room.
Thanks a lot for all your help