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It's time to move this project from experimental stage to stable. Look to Advanced Linux Sound Architecture for more details.

What's it?

This project is based on Jaroslav Kysela's new low-level driver for the Gravis UltraSound cards. The project is developed in Linux operating system (u*ix clone for i386/AXP/Sparc/...). Most of bellow features is implemented only in new 2.99 devel packages.

Two demos of MIDI music produced by driver and Gravis UltraSound Plug & Play card which use 4MB FILE from AMD with GM & GS instrument set in .WAV format you can found here.

Currently supported Gravis UltraSound cards:

Currently supported systems:

Driver have some unique features:

LIBGUS API library:

Special notice

Files gmfull1m.ff8, gmfull1m.da8, gsfull4m.fff & gsfull4m.dat is licenced by EYE & I Productions. Public distribution of these files isn't allowed!!! If you have one from first Gravis UltraSound Plug & Play cards without gsfull4m.XXX files on included CD-ROM, you can contact Advanced Gravis Technologies for new CD-ROM which contains this soundset...

Future plans


Where can you get the distribution package?

Latest ultra-revision.tgz package you can find at official ultra ftp site:
Czech republic - Ceske Budejovice (Perex's home)
Complete mirrors of ultra ftp site:
Other mirrors:
Czech republic - VSE - Prague
USA - Sunsite
Debian distribution at AeroSpace

Related links

GUSMIX ncurses mixer
ULTRAPLAY/REC program for playing/recording .WAV, .VOC files
XGUSMIX X-Window mixer (Tcl/Tk)
ULTRAMOD UltraMOD (based on MikMak routines)

Linux Ultra Sound Group
Jaroslav Kysela


new driver for the UltraSound cards
libgus - API for new driver
gusmix - mixer which uses ncurses library
vplay/vrec hack (needs to be totaly recoded) - .WAV,.VOC
MUSSERVER for Linux DOOM hack
Andreas Schiffler

spline routines (for stretching samples)
noise channel idea
Andy Lo A Foe

xgusmix - X-Window mixer (use Tcl/Tk libraries)
ultramod - MOD player based on MikMod routines

??? Have you ideas and time for new project ???
---> Send e-mail to Jaroslav Kysela <---

Final design by Perex.
Last update: 16.2.1998