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Driver for Sound Blaster 16 sound card.

DEVICE=SB16D2.SYS <parameter>
  • /C: - Card Number, this will be set to 1 in most cases
  • /D: - 8-bit DMA channel, Valid values - 0, 1 & 3 (Sound Blaster cards that use Vibra chipset do not have 0). Default value - 1.
  • /H: - 16-bit DMA channel, Valid values - 5, 6 & 7 (Sound Blaster cards that use Vibra chipset do not have 6). Default value - 5.
  • /I: - IRQ number, Valid values - 5, 7, 9, 10 & 11. Default IRQ - 5.
  • /A: - Base addresss, Valid values - 220, 240, 260, 280 Default value - 220.
  • /B: - Buffer size in KB, Valid values - 1-24. While any value in this range will work fine, to get the best results don't use this option and let the driver use the default buffer size. Default value - 8KB.
  • /M: - MPU port address Valid values - 300 & 330 Default value - 330.
  • /N: - Driver name, set this to SBAUD1$
  • /Q - Quiet mode flag, OPTIONAL. Setting this option disables initialization messages. If not specified the initialization messages are displayed during boot-up.
  • /EXT - Use MPU port instead of internal synth for MIDI, OPTIONAL By default the drivers are configured to use the internal synthesizer. But if you have a daughterboard attached to your Sound Blaster card and you want MIDI playback to use the synthesizer in the daughterboard, specify this flag.
  • /P - Ignore PnP BIOS if it is present. If PnP BIOS is present, the driver usually queries the BIOS for certain PnP port addresses. Specifying this option causes the driver not to access the BIOS and determine these port addresses itself.
  • /G - Override PnP BIOS, undocumented switch. When used all parameters must be specified.
Look for the SB163264.ZIP package which contains all drivers for the soundblaster cards including those for the AWE 64.
A free Mixer for SB 16/32/64 is Mixomat 1.01b (by Christoph Bratschi), and the newer Mixomat 2.0 available at

Platform Support:

OS/2 2.x OS/2 3.0 OS/2 4.0 OS/2 4.5x
2.1 Yes Yes Yes


Date Version Size Comments
1997-01-06 69,670 bytes