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CONTENTS
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CONNECTING THE EXTERNAL RACK TO YOUR SYSTEM .......................................... 4
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SOFTWARE INSTALLATION............................................................................................ 5
4.1. Driver installation ........................................................................................................ 5
4.1.1. Driver installation for Windows 98 SE / Millennium......................................... 5
4.1.2. Driver installation for Windows 2000............................................................... 6
4.1.3. Driver installation for Windows XP .................................................................. 6
4.2. Applications installation............................................................................................... 7
5.
THE GAME THEATER XP 7.1 CONTROL PANEL........................................................... 9
6.
YOUR GAME THEATER XP 7.1...................................................................................... 10
7.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT .................................................................................................. 12
7.1. If you need to return a product.................................................................................. 12
7.2. Save time by registering your product online!........................................................... 12
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HARDWARE INSTALLATION........................................................................................... 2
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1.1. Technical specifications .............................................................................................. 2
1.2. System requirements .................................................................................................. 2
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INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................ 2
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CONTENTS.................................................................................................................................. 1
1. INTRODUCTION
1.1. Technical specifications
Data transfer
DSP (Digital Signal
Processor)
Audio quality
ΠPCI 2.1 bus
ΠNext generation Crystal CS4624
Game compatibility
ΠEAX 1.0, EAX 2.0, A3D 1.0, I3DL2
Œ Sensaura’s MacroFX, MultiDrive, ZoomFX, EnvironmentFX
ΠMicrosoft DirectSound 3D
Audio compatibility
Software wavetable
synthesizer
Π18-bit ADC / 20-bit DAC
ΠDSP accelerated synthesis engine for an unlimited number of
voices (64-voice hardware)
Π8MB GM / GS sample set
ΠDLS support - GM (General MIDI)
ΠYamaha Soft Synthesizer S-YXG50:
- 676 instrument sounds and 21 drum kits
- Effects: XG compatible, reverb and chorus
1.2. System requirements
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Intel Pentium II or AMD-K6 and higher or compatible
USB port
PCI 2.1 slot
64MB RAM
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
Microsoft Windows 98 SE, Millennium, 2000 or XP
2. HARDWARE INSTALLATION
If your computer is already equipped with a sound card, you must remove all existing drivers to
avoid any subsequent conflict between old and new drivers.
Some sound cards are integrated into your PC motherboard and cannot therefore be
physically uninstalled. Contact your PC manufacturer for details on how to disable these
chipsets.
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4. Insert your sound card into its slot, pushing firmly
on the card to make sure it is properly fixed in
place.
5. Screw the card bracket into position on your
computer chassis.
6. Connect your CD-ROM / DVD-ROM drive to your
sound card by connecting the audio cable (not
included) to the CD IN input on your card. (If you
do not connect the drive to the sound card, there
will be no sound from your audio CDs!)
7. Replace the PC cover and reconnect the power
supply cable(s).
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Static electricity can severely damage electronic components. Before removing the
card from its plastic bag, touch the metallic back plate of your PC with your hand to discharge
any static electricity from your body.
- Do not touch the printed circuits on the card.
- Do not let anybody else hold the card.
- Do not let your clothes touch any of the components.
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If your PC already has a sound card, remove it,
keeping the screw which attached the previous
card.
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3. If a sound card has not been previously installed,
unscrew the slot cover corresponding to the
appropriate PCI slot and remove it.
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2. Remove the PC cover (for further information,
consult your PC manual).
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1. Unplug the power supply cable(s).
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Switch off the PC and any peripherals such as the
monitor or printer.
3. CONNECTING THE EXTERNAL RACK TO YOUR
SYSTEM
Failure to connect the USB extension to one of the USB ports on your PC will prevent
you from using any USB device that you plug in via the external rack.
1.
Ensure that your computer and all accompanying hardware are shut down before attempting to connect
the Game Theater XP 7.1 external rack.
2.
Connect the end of the two-meter cable with the USB extension to the DB-25 connector on your Game
Theater XP 7.1 soundboard.
3.
Plug the USB extension of the cable into one of the USB ports at the back of your computer.
4.
Connect the end of the cable labeled Rack to the connector labeled Computer on the Game Theater
XP 7.1 external rack.
Game Theater XP 7.1
USB port
Rack
DB-25 connector
Do not connect the USB connector on the PCI cable to the external rack. Reversing
the connections may seriously damage your equipment.
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4.1. Driver installation
4.1.1. Driver installation for Windows 98 SE / Millennium
Windows will display an Add New Hardware Wizard dialog box informing you that the system has found the
following device: PCI Multimedia Audio Device (Crystal SoundFusion (tm) under Windows Millennium).
- Click on Cancel to install your optimized Hercules drivers.
- Insert the installation CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
The installation menu automatically appears, containing all the
different options available.
If the installation menu is not launched
automatically:
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Because drivers are constantly being developed, the driver provided on your
CD-ROM may not be the most recent version. You can visit the Hercules website
(www.hercules.com) to verify this and, if necessary, download the very latest version.
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N.B.: your installation screens and procedure may vary slightly from those described in this
manual.
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Once your sound card has been installed, switch your PC back on. Because the configuration of
the card is Plug and Play, Windows will automatically detect its presence.
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4. SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
icon.
- Click on Drivers.
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
Windows will prompt you to reboot your computer.
- Click on Finish.
The drivers for your sound card will be automatically installed when Windows reboots. (Please have your
Windows 98 SE CD-ROM handy before commencing installation. You may be prompted to insert it during
driver installation.)
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- Windows 98 SE will display a Windows 98 Second Edition Q269601 dialog box.
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- Double-click on the
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- Double-click on My Computer.
- Click on Yes to continue.
- Reboot your computer.
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4.1.2. Driver installation for Windows 2000
When your computer starts up, Windows will
automatically install the standard drivers for your
Game Theater XP 7.1.
- Insert the installation CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive to
install your optimized Hercules drivers.
The installation menu automatically appears, containing all the
different options available.
- Click on Drivers.
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
Windows will now install the different elements of your Game Theater XP 7.1 sound card: Hercules Game
Theater(tm) 7.1, Hercules Game Theater(tm) 7.1 WDM Interface and Hercules(R) Game Port. Windows
may display the Digital Signature Not Found dialog box.
- Click on Yes.
4.1.3. Driver installation for Windows XP
When your computer starts up, Windows will
automatically install the standard drivers for your
Game Theater XP 7.1.
- Insert the installation CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive to
install your optimized Hercules drivers.
The installation menu automatically appears, containing all the
different options available.
- Click on Drivers.
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
- Click on Finish.
Windows will now install the different elements of your Game Theater XP 7.1 sound card: Hercules Game
Theater(tm) 7.1, Hercules Game Theater(tm) 7.1 WDM Interface and Hercules(R) Game Port. Windows
will display a Found New Hardware Wizard dialog box. The wizard will suggest that you Install the
software automatically (Recommended).
- Click on Next.
Windows may display a Hardware Installation warning.
- Click on Continue anyway.
- Click on Finish to complete the setup.
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4.2. Applications installation
If the installation menu is not launched
automatically:
- Double-click on My Computer.
- Double-click on the
icon.
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The installation menu automatically appears, containing all the
different options available.
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- Insert the installation CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
Game Theater XP 7.1 drivers
If you encountered problems when installing your Game Theater
sound card drivers, click this button to set them up properly.
Electronic documentation
Install the electronic version (PDF) of the Game Theater XP 7.1
manual on your PC.
Save time by registering your product online!
Registering with us in this way will simplify the process if you ever
need to contact our technical support team. If you wish, you can also
be added to our priority mailing list to receive information about our
new Hercules products and our latest special offers.
PowerDVD Pro EX
With Cyberlink PowerDVD, the world acclaimed software DVD player,
you will have the ultimate DVD solution to enjoy all the benefits DVD
entertainment has to offer!
With its high quality video and audio playback, as well as its low CPU
consumption, PowerDVD is the number one choice for high quality
DVD playback!
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Acrobat Reader allows you to view, navigate and print documents in
PDF format.
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Adobe Acrobat Reader
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You can easily install DirectX to take advantage of all the latest
innovations from the world of 3D. Once the installation has finished,
your computer will automatically reboot.
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DirectX
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- Simply select each element you wish to install and follow the on-screen instructions to install them.
Hercules MediaStation II
Hercules MediaStation II is a multifunctional software package for easy
playback of digital music, videos and pictures*.
Hercules MediaStation II enables you to listen to songs and mix or
record* different styles of music.
With Hercules MediaStation II, the PC user can view digital videos and
pictures. The extra option provides the facility to create slide shows
using pictures you have just taken with your digital camera!
Intuitive and sophisticated, Hercules MediaStation II is destined to
become your favorite everyday software companion!
*See your electronic documentation or options window for a list of supported formats.
Acid Xpress
Acid Xpress is Sonic Foundry’s loop-based multi-track music creation
tool. Make your own original music with the click of a mouse and a
couple of paint strokes. Combine music and sound loops to create
professional-quality music instantly.
If you have aborted the installation procedure, the following instructions will
launch the installation menu again:
- Double-click on My Computer.
- Double-click on the
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icon.
icon on the taskbar to launch the Game Theater XP 7.1 control panel.
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The Game Theater XP 7.1 control panel allows you to control sound levels, enable/disable sound
effects and modify the default configuration of your Game Theater XP 7.1 sound card. The
control panel is easy to use and is complemented by a popup help system. For information on a
particular function simply click on the ? symbol in the upper right corner and a help menu will
appear.
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Click on the
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5. THE GAME THEATER XP 7.1 CONTROL PANEL
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6. YOUR GAME THEATER XP 7.1
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Connect headphones
Connect 2 additional speakers* to get 8 speakers (7.1 360º surround sound with
Dolby Digital EX 7.1 on DVDs)
Mic
Mic power indicator
Connect a stereo line-in
Connect game controllers either to the USB ports (1 & 2) or to the game port*
*amplified speakers required
It is not possible to receive a MIDI signal through the game port and the MIDI-In DIN
connector (located at the rear) simultaneously.
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Note: use the Aux-In on the soundboard to connect the audio output of other boards installed on
your machine (e.g. TV/video board….).
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Front speakers: connect to main/front mini jack or to 2 mono gold plated RCA connectors
Rear speakers: connect to surround mini jack or to 2 mono gold plated RCA connectors
Center speaker: connect to center gold plated RCA connector
Subwoofer: connect to subwoofer gold plated RCA connector
Game port: high-speed 4-port USB hub
DB-44 connector to PCI soundboard
Minidisc or digital audio tape player: connect to digital (co-axial and optical) S/PDIF input
ports (32, 44, 48kHz)
Digital (co-axial and optical) S/PDIF output ports (set to 48kHz)
Midi keyboard: MIDI-In/MIDI-out DIN connectors (MPU-401 compatible)
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Rear Panel
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7. TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Before you contact us (*), please have the following information/items ready:
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Product name,
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Date of purchase of your product,
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Your full system configuration details: processor type, memory, operating system,
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Pen and paper.
Please have your computer switched on and ready at the point where you have encountered a
problem.
7.1. If you need to return a product
Hercules offers a standard 3 year parts & service warranty (2 years in OEM version).
1. To return a product for factory service, contact a Hercules technical support representative at
the phone number corresponding to the country you live in (*).
• In the United Kingdom: before taking any action please contact our Technical Support
Dept. on 020 7216 0047 or by email at hercules.uk@guillemotsupport.com who will be
able to advise you as to the best possible solution.
• In Continental Europe, Australia and New Zealand: after receiving confirmation from our
technical support service (*) that your product is defective, please follow the instructions we
provide to have your product replaced.
• In the USA and Canada: refund policies apply to products purchased directly from
Hercules (30 days).
2. When returning the product, be sure to include all materials, such as the manual(s),
connection cable(s), installation CD(s) and the product packaging box. Note: only packages
that have been assigned an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) number by a
technical support agent will be accepted.
(*) Hotline details are listed at the end of this manual.
7.2. Save time by registering your product online!
Insert the installation CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive and click on Register. Registering with
us in this way will simplify the process if you ever need to contact our technical support team. If
you wish, you can also be added to our priority mailing list to receive information about our new
Hercules products and our latest special offers.
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Game Theater™, Guillemot™ and Hercules® are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Guillemot Corporation S.A. Microsoft® Windows® 98 SE,
Millennium, 2000, XP, DirectX® and DirectSound® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other
countries. Intel® and Pentium® are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. AMD-K6® is a registered trademark of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Crystal®
is a registered trademark of Cirrus Logic, Inc. A3D® is a registered trademark of Aureal Semiconductor, Inc. EAX® is a registered trademark of Creative
Technology Ltd. Dolby®, Dolby Digital™, Dolby Digital EX™ and Dolby Surround® are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories
Corporation. GM™, GS™ and General MIDI™ are trademarks of Roland Corporation. Yamaha™ and Yamaha SoftSynthesizer™ are trademarks of Yamaha
Corporation. Sonic Foundry™ and Acid Xpress™ are trademarks of Sonic Foundry, Inc. MacroFX™, MultiDrive™, ZoomFX™, EnvironmentFX™ and I3DL2®
are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Sensaura Ltd. Cyberlink PowerDVD® is a registered trademark of Cyberlink Corporation. Adobe® Acrobat®
and Adobe® Acrobat® Reader are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems, Inc. All other trademarks and brand names are hereby acknowledged and are
property of their respective owners. Illustrations not binding. Contents, designs and specifications are subject to change without notice and may vary from one
country to another.
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Guillemot Corporation S.A. reserves the right to make changes to specifications at any time and without notice. The information provided by this document is
believed to be accurate and reliable. However, no responsibility is assumed by Guillemot Corporation S.A. either for its use or for the infringement of patents or
other rights of third parties resulting from its use. This product may exist in a light or special version for PC integration or other purposes. Certain functions
detailed in this manual may not be available in these versions. Wherever possible, a README.TXT will be included on the installation CD-ROM detailing the
differences between the supplied product and the product described in the present documentation.
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EC COMPLIANCE NOTICE: this equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits of the Council Directive 89/336/EEC of 3 May 1989 on the
approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility, amended by Directive 93/68/EEC. The audio translator has been
tested and found to comply with EN 50081-1 /1992: EN55022, EN 50082-1 /1997: EN61000-4-2/-3/-8, EN 50204. In a domestic environment this product may
cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
CANADIAN COMPLIANCE NOTICE: this Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
USA COMPLIANCE NOTICE: this equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment on and off, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures: reorient or relocate the receiving antenna, increase the separation between the equipment and receiver, connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected, consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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Warranty
Game Theater XP 7.1 comes with a standard 3 year parts and labor warranty from the date of purchase (2 years in OEM version). Guillemot Corporation S.A.’s
entire liability and your exclusive remedy is limited to the replacement of defective products. In no event shall Guillemot Corporation S.A. be liable to you or to
any third party for direct or indirect consequential, incidental or special damages which you may incur as a result of using the aforementioned products and/or
Software subject to the End-user software license Agreement contained in this document, including, but not limited to, loss of data, or information of any kind.
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License:
1. The license is granted to the original purchaser only. Guillemot Corporation S.A. retains all title to and ownership of the Software and reserves all rights not
expressly granted. The licensee is not permitted to sub-license or lease any of the rights that are hereby granted. Transfer of the license is permitted,
provided that the transferor does not retain any part or copy of the Software and the transferee accepts to be bound by the terms and conditions of the
present Agreement.
2. The licensee may only use the Software on a single computer at any time. The machine-readable portion of the Software may be transferred to another
computer provided it is previously erased from the first machine and there is no possibility that the Software can be used on more than one machine at any
one time.
3. The licensee acknowledges the copyright protection belonging to Guillemot Corporation S.A. The copyright notice must not be removed from the Software,
nor from any copy thereof, nor from any documentation, written or electronic, accompanying the Software.
4. The licensee is granted the right to make one back-up copy of the machine-readable portion of the Software on the condition that all copyright and
proprietary notices are also reproduced.
5. Except where the present Agreement expressly permits, the licensee is strictly prohibited from engaging in, nor may he permit third parties to engage in, the
following: providing or disclosing the Software to third parties; providing use of the Software in a network, multiple PCs, multi-user or time-sharing
arrangement where the users are not individual licensees; making alterations or copies of any kind of the Software; making any attempt to disassemble,
de-compile or reverse engineer the Software in any way or form, or engaging in any activity aimed at obtaining underlying information not visible to the user
during normal use of the Software; making copies or translations of the User Manual.
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IMPORTANT: please read the Agreement carefully prior to opening and installing the Software. By opening the Software package, you agree to be bound by
the terms of this Agreement. The Software enclosed in this package is licensed, not sold, and is only available under the terms of the present license
Agreement. If you do not agree with the terms hereafter, you must promptly return the Software within 15 days, together with the entire contents of the box, to
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Guillemot Corporation S.A. reserves the right to terminate this license in the event of failure to comply with any of the terms or conditions laid out in
the present Agreement. On termination, all copies of the Software shall immediately be returned to Guillemot Corporation S.A.; the purchaser
remaining liable for any and all resulting damages.
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