Mar 30, 2009, 06:23 PM
Windows 3.11 - Sound and network driver
Does anyone have any experience getting the/a sound or network adapter driver installed while running Windows 3.11 in Parallels? I am having a tough time making it work. I have some old games I want to play in the classic environment.
Mar 31, 2011, 06:41 PM
Video and sound
I'm trying to do the same in Windows 3.11. Anyone out there to help with video and sound drivers?
Apr 25, 2011, 04:50 AM
windows 3.11 network driver
Try using the Realtek 8029AS driver. I found a copy here
Also installed the Microsoft TCP/IP stack which works with DHCP in Parallels.
This will allow you to access file shares on your Mac using SMB (if you have file sharing turned on in System Preferences) and makes it easier to get files onto the Virtual machine.
Last edited by smaltalk80; Apr 26, 2011 at 05:56 PM.
Reason: added driver url
Aug 23, 2011, 05:56 PM
I have just set up WFW 3.11 (I won't go into why!) and I've got 1024x768 256 colours working perfectly, using the patched SVGA driver. But I have two problems:
1. Windows (or rather, DOS 6.22 underneath) can't see more than 16 Mb memory. I can set Parallels to 32Mb or 64Mb, yet MEM reports a max of 16Mb. This is using HIMEM from both 6.22 and Windows 3.11 and EMM386 set to NOEMS.
2. I just can't get any sound drivers to work. I've tried Soundblaster and Adlib from 3.11, and I've also tried a few AC'97 drivers for 3.11 that I've found on the web. The AC'97 ones always say that they can't detect the hardware. Parallels is supposed to present AC'97 compatible audio but I just can't get it to work.
And just to know (and share with the others), where and how did you manage to get it work?
Originally Posted by Jrh68uk
Sep 28, 2011, 06:52 AM
How did I get the video to work?
Best thing is to do a search on svgaptch. There's lots of discussion about it with Virtualbox, but it works perfectly under Parallels.
You need the svga256.drv driver from 3.11 and then you run svgaptch against it to make it (more) VESA compliant. It's limited to 256 colours, of course, but it's better than 16! Ther's another limitation in that a full-screen DOS session will corrupt the video on return to Windows, and there's no way out of that that I can see apart from trying to exit windows blind, using the keyboard.
Still wondering how to get sound to work, though.
Jun 17, 2012, 10:22 PM
I attempted the Realtek drivers, but WFW boots into a blue screen saying I don't have a Realtek adapter, press any key to continue, and then it boots into WFW (with networking not working).
Originally Posted by smaltalk80
Jun 23, 2012, 06:12 PM
I finally got it to work using the default Realtek network drivers that came with Windows. I don't know exactly how, but I think I went into the Parallels hardware configuration and removed all the hardware, including network and sound, rebooted, and then readded it. That seems to have helped.
Originally Posted by ZBoater
Jun 24, 2012, 05:29 AM
Hi - I don't see any Realtek drivers in the default list for network or sound. Can you be a bit more specific, please? I'm actually more bothered about sound - did you get this to work? I've tried practically all in the default list, plus some others, to no avail. I've removed and re-added the h/w many times. Cheers.
Originally Posted by ZBoater
Oct 20, 2012, 02:05 PM
Has anyone managed to get sound working in Windows 3.1 / WFW 3.11? If so, please let us know how you did it.
I have tried a few drivers with no luck whatsoever. Thanks...
Jan 3, 2013, 10:06 AM
Is there somesthing new on the sound driver for Dos 6 or Windows 3.11?
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