List of games that support AWE synth

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This is a list of games that natively support the built-in MIDI synth (EMU8000) of the Creative Sound Blaster AWE32/AWE64 family of cards. For these games, selecting AWE32 as the music device provides wavetable-quality MIDI output, utilizing the built-in ROM bank of the EMU8000 (or sound fonts loaded into the AWE RAM).

This mode does not require any external MIDI devices connected via MPU-401 and does not require the General MIDI emulation capability of the AWE cards (AWEUTIL /EM). However, the EMU8000 must first be initialized using the AWEUTIL /S command.

Many games allow selecting AWE32/AWE64 as the digital audio device (sometimes as "Sound Blaster 16 / AWE-32"). However, this does not utilize any special capabilities of the AWE cards, as their digital audio portion is identical to the SB16. Therefore, these games should not be mentioned here; the list should include only games where the AWE32 mode plays different music than the FM/OPL3 mode used for SB/SBPro/SB16 devices.

Title Year Developer / Publisher Notes
Aces of the Deep 1994 Dynamix / Sierra
Al-Qadim: The Genie's Curse 1994 Cyberlore / Stormfront
Battlecruiser 3000 AD 1996 3000 AD
BioForge 1995 Origin Systems / Electronic Arts
Blood 1997 Monolith Productions
Boppin' 1994 Accursed Toys / Apogee
Creature Shock 1994 Argonaut Games / Virgin
Delta V 1994 Bethesda Softworks
Descent 1994 Parallax / Interplay
Descent II 1996 Parallax / Interplay
Discworld 1995 Perfect 10 / Psygnosis
DOOM 1993 id Software Including Ultimate DOOM (1995)
DOOM II 1994 id Software Including Final DOOM (1996)
Duke Nukem 3D 1996 3D Realms
Ecstatica 1994 Andrew Spencer / Psygnosis
Ecstatica II 1997 Andrew Spencer / Psygnosis DOS version only
Empire II: The Art of War 1995 New World Computing
Eradicator 1996 Accolade Uses custom sound fonts and enhanced sound effects [1]
FIFA International Soccer 1994 Electronic Arts
Hardball 4 1994 MindSpan / Accolade
Heretic 1994 Raven Software / id Software
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars 1996 New World Computing Including "Price of Loyalty" expansion (1997)
Hexen: Beyond Heretic 1995 Raven Software / id Software
I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream 1995 Cyberdreams
Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb 1994 The Dreamers Guild / New World Computing
Iron Cross 1994 New World Computing
JetFighter III 1997 Mission Studios / Interplay
Magic Carpet 2 1995 Bullfrog Productions / Electronic Arts
Mortal Kombat II 1994 Midway Entertainment / Acclaim
Rise of the Triad 1994 Apogee / 3D Realms Manual configuration may be required [2]
Simon the Sorcerer II 1995 Adventure Soft
Star Wars: Dark Forces 1995 LucasArts
Star Wars: X-Wing 1994 LucasArts / Totally Games CD Version Only
Star Wars: TIE Fighter 1994 LucasArts / Totally Games
Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers 1995 Capcom
Super Street Fighter II Turbo 1995 Capcom / Eurocom
System Shock 1994 Looking Glass / Origin Systems
Tyrian 1995 Eclipse Software / Epic MegaGames
Ultima VIII: Pagan 1994 Origin Systems Requires AWE support patch [3]
Warcraft: Orcs and Humans 1994 Blizzard Entertainment
Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness 1995 Blizzard Entertainment Including "Beyond the Dark Portal" expansion (1996)
X-COM: UFO Defense (a.k.a. UFO: Enemy Unknown) 1994 MicroProse In version 1.4 only [4]
X-COM: Terror from the Deep 1995 MicroProse

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