Midi-Matrix Music Quest 8Port/SE

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The latest (last) original Opcode DRIVERS
for the 8Port/SE by Opcode

8PortSE_v162.exe ( officially for Win95 / 98 )
I personally have tested them on Win 95, 98, 98SE. Against Opcodes declaration the driver certainly also works with Win98SE, but you MUST NOT use a Soundblaster card together with 8Port/SE as the Soundblaster uses IRQ's you will not see in the Windows IRQ list.


NT_8portSE_v1.zip ( officially for Win NT4 )
I personally used it on Win XP Prof. This driver may work together with XP Professional (if you have a bit of luck). It also may work together with Win 2000 & Win XP Home.


Installation on XP

As this driver is NOT written for XP or 2000 you will perhaps not be very happy with the midi timing...but that's another story. Anyway, you can try to install this driver, buy a new midi interface or to keep W98 on your PC.

Install the driver as usual as if you would install a new piece of "audio, video, game" hardware.

Be aware that you must know how to install new hardware in common.

- double click the "hardware" icon
- select that you will choose the
   hardware from the list.
- select "audio, video, game"
- choose the directory where the PC
  will find the 8Port/SE driver.
- ...the rest you will find in you 8Port/SE
   installation guide.

=> I used two parallel port interface cards. One for the 8Port/SE (278/IRQ5), the other for the printer (378/IRQ7).

DON'T USE A SOUNDBLASTER TOGETHER WITH 8Port/SE!!!

On some computers the driver does work well on others it's not possible to install.

I cannot give further advice. Thank you for understanding.

Despite of that it would be a pleasure to receive some emails about successful installations. If it's a detailed description then I will publish it here on this page. Thanks!


DESPITE I HAVE TESTED THE DRIVERS AS I MENTIONED ABOVE, I CANNOT TAKE OVER ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY HARM.

But trying this drivers is certainly better than throwing away your dedicated 8Port/SE.

 

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