Computer—Your computer has to be a PC running Windows XP (the only Windows operating system I’ve tried with these soundcards). e sound cards work only with PCs, even though the manufacturer’s websites indicate that Mac interfaces are under development. And, of course, since the sound cards ony work with PC’s, the software only works with PCs.
Memory—At least 2 gigabytes of your computer’s memory must be available to the soundcards, because half of the rst gigabyte will be taken up with storing your soundfont for each card. I have tried 3GB and 4GB. So far I can’t tell any dierence.
Soundcards—Your sound cards must not only be Creative Labs Sound Blaster or Sound Blaster Audigy sound cards, but—and here’s the only real secret in this discussion—they can only be certain models. e ocial jOrgan website lists the cards at http://jorgan.sourceforge.net/sound:hardware:creative:
SoundBlaster Pro, 16
SoundBlaster Live 24
Audigy 2 Series
Audigy 4 Series
Audigy 2ZS Series
No other Creative Labs models will work, and apparently none of the approved models is currently in production. I bought my sound cards through eBay, used. ey may be available from other sites as well. e approved models are also listed at http://kxproject.lugosoft.com/faq.php?language=en#cards.
Step 1—Remove any soundcards you may have in the PC you have chosen, except for the sound component or components that are integrated into your PC’s motherboard.
Step 2—Before you install your list-approved Creative Labs soundcards make absolutely certain that you have uninstalled every single fragment of code that is remotely connected to your previous sound cards, except probably your built-in sound (which Windows called ”integral” sound). If you do not succeed in deleting or uninstalling your previous sound software there is about a 99% chance that Windows will assault you with an unquenchable onslaught of error messages and blue screens and dead stops. I nally had to resort to the F8 “”safe mode”” to force Windows to install ksDriver software over the top of one driver that I simply could not make go away. If you don’t do this, then Windows will make your life miserable ... guaranteed.
Step 3—Do not install the Creative Labs sound cards yet. Instead, copy the soundcard’s kxDriver software to your desktop where it will be available for the install step that will come later. You may need to be able to run this software several times if things go wrong, so you will need to keep it handy. e kxDriver software may be downloaded from http://kb.kxproject.lugosoft.com/.