Saw your post, honestly, i wouldn't touch Thrustmaster/Hercules/Guillemot anymore. The company is about to close. I used t work for them, about a month ago, they laid everybody off from North America, and the rest of the world also. They kept a couple of people to "finish off projects" to be released and generate that extra cash. There are no testers, no new drivers will be released for any of the products. Support is hardly any, there are two people to do support/RMA's for the WHOLE WORLD. They changed their contact information, try to find it. They make you have to register the product, then you get the support phone numbers and support emails addresses, but guess what, it doesn't work, that is because there is no web team anymore. All in all by sept, Guillemot will be no more,save yourself alot of headaches Ex Guillemot/Thrustmaster/Hercules worker "Olivier S. Massé" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:<X11Sa.firstname.lastname@example.org>... > I have a DS-XG based souncard (Guillemot MaxiSound Fortissimo) which I > bought primarily to enjoy good MIDI sound. But now that I've put it in my > Windoze XP box, although it is recognized as a "Yamaha DS1x Native Audio" > device, there is no way to set MIDI playback to the card's own wavetable > synthesizer, except the 15 year old OPL FM Synthesizer which sucks big time. > There are other features such as a (useless but nice) "3D simili-sound" that > I can't user anymore. > > I tried the Microsoft built-in driver, then Guillemot's, then Yamaha's > generic drivers, to no avail. I'm sure there's a way to use the XG > synthesizer. Any suggestions? > > Thanks.