Category: Sound and multimedia
Manufacturer: Conexant, Rockwell, RSS
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 22.6 MB
Operating System: Windows 95/98
Latest Version / Release Date: 2.12.10.00 / 01 Sep 1999
Riptide PCI Game controller is a sound card produced by three different manufacturers; Conexant, Rockwell and RSS. A sound card is also referred to as an audio card. It is a PC expansion card which smoothes the progress of input as well as output of audio or sound signals to and out of a computer through use of computer programs. Sound cards are used to serve several purposes, chief among them, giving the audio component to multimedia applications for example, education, music composition, presentation, editing video as well as audio and for entertainment. Quite a number of computers have in- built sound capabilities but there are those which will require sound card in order to have audio capability. The Riptide PCI game controller sound card is among those which are used to provide the audio component for entertainment purposes, that is, games.
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The Riptide PCI Game controller sound card also serves some game controlling purposes. Gaem controllers are input devices which are used for video game control. A video game console/ computer and the controller are usually attached together. The purpose of game controllers is to direct the actions or movements of some entity which is present in a video as well as computer game. What is being controlled will largely depend on what game is being played but generally, it is the movements of the player character which are controlled by a game controller. Sound cards have vastly improved the capability of computers in producing sounds. Instead of just beeping, they are able op produced 3-D audio when it comes to games and for DVDs they produce, surround playback sound and are capable of capturing sound from outside sources. The Riptide PCI Game controller is therefore indispensable for anyone who wishes to enjoy a sound filled video game. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Riptide PCI Game controller errors before installing any driver updates.