Compatibility mode: I’ve tried that also. But that does not work.
(Cubase AV also wants the Soundblaster-LiveCard….
After installing that card it results in a blue screen after reboot)
This version of Cubasis AV was bundled with the Sound Blaster Live! package…
written up here in this article in May of 1999… so you have to think… which
operating systems were released + public then?
Windows 98 (First Edition) was the prominent windows OS then… With windows 98SE (Second Edition) being Brand new + just released around that time… on the mac… Mac os 8.6 was Brand new + just released at that time.
XP would not be released untill October of 2001… some 2+ years later, while Mac os 9 was released in October some 6months afterwards… So you want to be using Windows 98SE or Mac os 8.6/9.0 to properly install + use that version of Cubasis AV. It may work also with Windows 95… but that is not reccommended to say the least
what you need to do is install windows 98SE (WindowsME should work aswell) keep in mind that these old operating systems need to have less ram installed in order to boot up + function… so you may need to disconnect some RAM in order to boot the os. For windows 98SE the limit is 512mb, for Windows ME the limit is 768mb
but go for 512mb to be safe. then you can install your SBLIVE! card + your software and access the files you want to access.
Cubase VST/24 4.x & Cubase VST/32 5.x are the last of the old cubase codebase… the same as WindowsME is the last of the old Windows codebase… the “Cubasis VST” versions (1-4) are based on the same code as VST/24 4, and VST/32 5. so you might be able to use a version of Cubasis VST aswell to open your Cubasis AV files. Cubasis VST will work on XP, as will Cubase VST/32 5.1r1, but u may need to use an update or patch to achive stability on XP…
and also use an original 2001-2002ish version of XP. getting your files on XP opened + working on XP is the first step… then you can try to open on Cubase SX… Cubase LE 1.0 is based on the same code as Cubase SX so you might be able to use that… so to recap
STEP1 > Cubase Audio Codebase apps: > Cubase Audio 3.0, Cubase Score 3.0, Cubase Audio XT 3.0, Cubasis AV Operating System windows 95 or windows 98
STEP2 > Cubase VST codebase apps: > Cubase VST/24 4.0, Cubase VST/32 5.0, Cubasis VST operating system original version of XP
STEP3 > Cubase SX codebase apps: > Cubase SX (original), Cubase SX2, Cubase SX3, Cubase SL, Cubase SL2, Cubase SL3, Cubase SE1, Cubase SE2, Cubase SE3, Cubase LE 1.07, Cubase LE 1.08 Operating System Windows XP SP2
STEP4 > Cubase 4, Cubase LE4 Operating System Windows XP SP3 or Vista
STEP5 > Cubase 5, Cubase LE5 Operating System Windows Vista or Windows 7
STEP6 > Cubase 6, Cubase LE6 Operating System Windows 7
i’ve colored the options in green that i think u should take… i hope this helps