Info page: Hammerfall® Series Driver for Mac OS 9.x®

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1. Installation (Top)

Please first decompress the driver archive using Aladdin Stuffit Expander.

If you already installed an older version of the driver first make sure to remove all old files. To do so open the 'Extensions' folder which is inside your 'System' folder. Remove the file 'HAMMERFALL DRIVER'. Also remove 'HAMMERFALL SETTINGS' and/or 'RME DIGI Settings' from the directory where it was copied to. Remove the 'HAMMERFALL ASIO' driver file from any 'ASIO Drivers' folder.

Drag the new file 'Hammerfall Driver' to the System folder. It will be installed automatically into the 'Extension' folder. Confirm the system's message to complete the installation. Now the driver file should be found in the 'Extension' folder, see example to the right.

Copy the new files 'RME DIGI Settings' and 'Hammerfall ASIO' into all 'ASIO Drivers' folders found on your computer. As every ASIO software has its own ASIO Drivers folder the files have to be copied several times. The picture to the right shows an example after installation of Hammerfall and DIGI96.

Configuration of the Hammerfall is done through the Settings dialog, which can be called from within any ASIO compatible software (for example Audio/System/ASIO Control Panel.) To be able to call up the Settings dialog at any time we recommend to create an Alias on the desktop. To create an Alias select 'RME DIGI Settings' with the mouse cursor, press and hold the Apple and Alt keys on your keyboard, and drag 'RME DIGI Settings' to the desired location. With this all RME cards in the system can be configured easily even without starting an ASIO software.

To finish installation reboot the computer.

2. Hardware compatibility (Top)

No problems known.

General PCI related problems

The following symptoms are typical for PCI related problems:

  • The control panel of the Sound Manager is crossed red
  • When booting the control panels are displayed too big, or spread across the whole screen
  • Software or OS crash as soon as the card is used

These problems may occur with older computers (prior to G3.) They can be solved in most cases by simply using a different slot, or by exchanging slots with other PCI cards (like SCSI controllers or graphics cards.)

3. Software compatibility (Top)

The Hammerfall series is compatible to all major ASIO applications, like Cubase VST, emagic Logic, Opcode Studio Vision PRO, Prosoniq Sonic WORX, TC SPARK, Peak from Bias, Motu Digital Performer, Max/MSP from Cycling '74 and Super Collider.

4. Known problems (Top)

Peak crashes in ASIO mode as soon as latency is changed

This only happens while running. Stop playback and record. Under Audio/Sound Out/ASIO de-activate 'Active in background'. Now latency can be changed without problems.

The function 'Reset Devices' of Cubase seems to do nothing

This was a bug in Cubase. 'Reset Devices' currently only resets MIDI devices, but neither audio devices nor its internal audio engine.

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