I am trying to install the original (1993) Sierra Discovery Series game "Alphabet Blocks" on a new Windows 7 system.
The graphics and midi sound works fine, but the character audio - which is necessary to the game play - is non-existent.
I have been through the audio pages, but as the game doesn't seem to actually install and there are no sound blaster files in the game directory, those didn't seem to be an answer unless I'm missing something (which is more than a possibility).
I was able to find this note in an old Window Audio 2.0 Troubleshooting Guide...
8.5 Playing Alphabet Blocks
If you experience problems playing Sierra On-Line
Alphabet Blocks with the Windows Sound System sound
board, add AcceptCloseSamplingRates=TRUE to the
[SNDSYS.DRV] section of the SYSTEM.INI file.
Alphabet Blocks uses a nonstandard sampling rate
that is not directly supported by the Windows Sound
System sound board. Setting this flag to true allows
the driver to accept sampling rates that are within
5% of the actual supported rate.
BUT I cannot seem to find the "current" setting to make the audio files work.
Does anyone have any ideas? At this point, I'm willing to try just about anything.