for Soundblaster Live!
EXTRACT IT (optional)
This is optional since the extractable
file does this all for you. Open up WinZip after downloading the file,
and extract the .SFPACK file to a directory of your choice. I'm not
going to go into detail as to how to extract .zip files, because that's
general knowledge. It should be, anyway.
Load up SFPack. Click on "Add Files"
Change the File Type to "SFPack Files (*.SFPack)"
Load up the packed Soundfont file. It
should always be named FF8SF2.SFPack, despite which version you
Click on FF8SF2 and then click Go.
The file will be extracted to the same directory you put the .sfpack file.
Now you're finally ready to load the .SF2 into your memory.
LOAD IT UP
Load up the Soundfont Manager in
the Creative Launcher. It might be a good idea to see how much RAM
is allocated to the soundcard. Click on the Options tab and assign
more RAM to your soundcard if you have less than 20 megs allocated right
now. The soundfont isn't a complete General Midi soundfont, so you
may want to keep in mind that you should put a lot of RAM in so you can
load two soundfonts. The FF8 one, and a backup one to play the sounds
the FF8 one doesn't support.
In the Configure Bank tab, click Load
Load up any soundfont you want that could
backup the missing GM sounds. We'll just use the Creative Labs 8
megabyte soundfont in our example.
Click Open. The computer may
freeze for a little while, but don't worry. That's normal, it's the sample
information being loaded into memory.
Click Load once again and this time
select the FF8SF2.SF2 file from wherever you put it.
indicates which soundfont takes priority. Make sure it's pointing
beside the Final Fantasy 8 one.
Your Soundfont Manager should display something
similar to this:
Congratulations, your MIDI Instruments
have no been changed over to use the Final Fantasy 8 soundfont! You
could play one of the .mid files included. The .mid files included
were designed specifically for the soundfont. They will most likey
mess up elsewhere.
are programs you will need to extract these files.