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Windows 7: Turtle Beach Santa Cruz

20 Jul 2014   #1
JohnDee

XP/7 dual boot
 
 
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz

Apologies in advance if this topic has been covered recently. I looked.

I've got an old Santa Cruz PCI audio card mostly installed in Windows 7 SP1. If it matters the system is an Abit IC7G (P4 Northwood, with no PCIe).

Works fine for playback, but the card's inputs for recording (line, aux etc) show up as "currently unavailable" in Device Manager/Sounds. Wondering if it's something fixable, or am I limited to playback with this card?

Thanks!


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21 Jul 2014   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

If this is the sound card I'm thinking of, it is an old Windows XP sound card. Unless you have Vista or Windows 7 drivers from the card vendor, I doubt that you will get anything other than what you have.
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28 Jul 2014   #3
JohnDee

XP/7 dual boot
 
 

Just to update my own question, we discovered somebody actually came up with Win7 drivers for the Santa Cruz. Everything installs and works fine except no driver for the card's game port: voyetra_cs4630_e_win7.exe Download - DriversGuru
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29 Jul 2014   #4
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

The game port is a thing of the past. Everything is USB now.
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25 Jul 2015   #5
cvxmelody

Vista 32-bit, Win 7 32-bit
 
 

I got the Turtle Beach Santa Cruz working fine under Windows Vista 32-bit, including the gameport. The process is similar for Win 7.
For the audio part, I used the stock WDM drivers available from the Turtle Beach site. (This supports playback, but for recording through line inputs etc. it may not work). Enabling the gaming port was more difficult. But I discovered there are customized drivers posted at a Chinese website:-
????,????32??CS4624CS4630VistaWin7c???,????CS4630vista32?????a?,cs4630,????cs4630??,cs4630vista,cs46 30win7,cs4630????,????cs4630??

The one you want is "Game port for SantaCruzCS4630". They also have Vista/Win 7 compatible audio drivers which may offer advantages over WDM - perhaps it's the same package as the DriversGuru link mentioned in an earlier post. Actually the download links at that Chinese page were broken but with help from a user of another forum I managed to get a hold of the missing gameport driver. So once installed the gaming port shows up in device manager:-



Now you can hookup a joystick to the game port. However you still need to add an extra control panel to enable recognition of the joystick, since the default "Game Controllers" in Vista only supports USB gaming devices.
Just grab the Gameport Support Pack for Vista/Win 7 at the following page:-
https://sites.google.com/site/joysti...oftwarecatalog
After unpacking, go to the folder "ControlPanel", right-click on the Install.INF file and select "Install". This adds a "Gameport Controllers" control panel (see below). Open it, choose the style of joystick to add, then calibrate it. Working fine with my old Quickshot PC/Apple II joystick, perfect for playing old Apple II games through an emulator! For Win 7 the setup process will be a little more involved but just follow the instructions enclosed in the archive. The end result will be the same. (Others have also reported success using the gameport for MIDI which I haven't tested)

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