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Categories : Creative Labs, Technology, Windows 7, Windows Update, X-Fi
Fixes? “X-Fi causing BSOD when using OpenAL with GroundWiz RTS Demo and Benchmark tool”. Omg. They must have been working overtime.
Driver Version 220.127.116.116 dated 20th May 2011. Enjoy!
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variety of real-world situations prior to the product’s commercial
release (if any). Beta testers voluntarily agree to use software
products still under development strictly in accordance with the
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limited to no warranty and very limited liability on the part of
Creative Technology Ltd and its subsidiaries ("Creative")) and to
provide bug reports and other feedback to Creative.
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consideration. All results derived from your participation in
this beta test are confidential.
The beta software product contains pre-release code, may not
be fully functional and may be substantially modified in
further development. You assume ALL risk associated with use.
Creative can provide no assurance that it will ever produce
or make available a general release version.
Sound Blaster Audigy and X-Fi Driver Readme File
This document provides important information that supplements the
Sound Blaster Audigy series and X-Fi series documentation.
1.1 Installation process not completing
1.1 Installation process not completing
If the Windows Security or Microsoft Digital Signature Warning
dialog box appears, click the Install or Continue Anyway button.
This dialog box may appear behind the installation screen and
your computer may appear to be not responding. If so, press and
hold the Alt key while pressing the Tab key to switch to this
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End of Readme File
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Categories : Games I Reviewed For Unreality.com, Gaming, Hardware and Software, Newsflash, PC Games, Personal, Team Fortress 2, Technology, Valve, Xbox 360
Oh cool. They’ve given me Portal 2. I’m finalising my Steam install as I type this. VALVe seem to taken on-board my major criticism and updated the game to include hats from Team Fortress 2. I suspect they were kidding when they first said “No hats”. Then again, I thought the cross-platform gaming part was a joke. However it is true PC gamers can play Portal 2 with their PS3 and Xbox 360 owning buddies. Is that a gaming first? I think so…
Anyway, Portal 2 is a Thinking-Person’s-First-Person-Shooter. I should be getting a trademark on that new genre, but no. Instead I’m going to persuade you that Portal 2 is worth a look. For the visually stimulated ones present, here’s a convincing video.
Why don’t you download the game and we’ll race to see who is playing first!
Please visit the Portal 2 official website for more information.
Hmm how is that download getting on? Oh Portal 2 – 100% complete.
End of newsflash.
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Tags: Creative Sound Card, daniel_k, Nintendo 3DS, Pilot Wings Resort, Street Fighter IV 3D
Categories : daniel_k, Gaming, Nintendo, Street Fighter IV, Technology, Wi-Fi, X-Fi
Well it’s been ages since the last NMGS update. Old followers know it’s quite traditional to take a blogging break from Christmas to Springtime. I hope you’re all doing well and your sound cards are all behaving well.
Over the next few weeks you can expect to see quite a few updates. Firstly, the Creative Support Forum is humming with excitement over 2011’s version of the daniel_k support packs. Many of you (myself included) are interested as to the software’s content. When asked “Where are you daniel_k?” he replied:
NOT GONE, YET.
I’m busy with my personal life.
Expect some updates in 2 weeks or so.
Great! I suspect there will be changes to the Auto Mode Changer, Dolby and dts encoders and of course that awful Creative Audio Console. daniel_k usually manages to tweak memory usage to improve performance too. The huge amounts of problems with microphone and system memory issues meant daniel_k had a herculean task ahead of him.
As soon as it’s available – it will be posted! Please stop filling up my inbox with requests. I AM STILL NOT daniel_k!!! All bets are off. Especially the guy that bet $10 that corporate-ninjas from Singapore had finally found him.
We’ll also adding features to the site to cater for hand held browser users. In the 21st century – not everyone uses Internet Explorer. Expect some major changes in design, content and layout. Watch this space.
…and finally the Nintendo 3DS. Where do I start with that? Have you tried one yet? I am just in love with that little gizmo. I’ll try to finish off the hardware review over the weekend. Until then, I’ll be playing Pilot Wings Resort and Street Figher IV 3D. This 2D screen is making my eyes go funny.
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Categories : ATi, Creative Labs, Gaming, Hardware and Software, Microsoft, Technology, Utilities, Windows 7, Windows Update, X-Fi
An updated version of Guru3D Driver Sweeper is available for download. It offers many improvements on cleaning and removal. There’s also new documentation available. Great job Phyxion. Go grab it from Guru3D
Guru3D Driver Sweeper 2.5.0 Download Released
Driver Sweeper is very easy to use. You only have to select the drivers you want to clean up.
The best way to clean drivers is to first uninstall the drivers using the official uninstallers, reboot in Safe Mode and run Guru3D – Driver Sweeper. However, rebooting and not going into Safe Mode also works, but can cause some files not to be cleaned.
What can it be used for ?
The current supported drivers are NVIDIA (Display and Chipset), ATI (Display), Creative (Sound), Ageia (PhysX), MMouse and Realtek (Sound).
All the settings are saved in an ini file. Nothing is created in the registry, so it’s possible to use it as a portable program. Log files can be saved to the harddisk and viewed as well. You can find the logs under the Tools menu.
The Guru3D – Driver Sweeper is fully tested on Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows & 7 RC. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions are supported.
More info and revision history can be found here:
New in this release:
- Replaced cog icon with a new icon.
- Character to seperate registry keys from registry values in the analyse list.
- Some layout changes.
- Increased default window size.
- Update notifications, auto update has been removed.
- Directory wildcard search for custom filters.
- Added Norwegian translation. Thanks to Magnus Granås.
- Added Arabic translation. Thanks to Awadh.
- Improved registry cleaning methods.
- Improved directory cleaning methods.
- Rewritten the readme file.
- Rewritten the help file.
- Internal libraries.
- Improved Creative – Sound cleaning.
- Thanks to Karol C. Improved ATi – Display cleaning.
- Thanks to several people for supplying additional entries.
- Improved NVIDIA – Display cleaning. Thanks to theGryphon.
- Rare crash using backup.
- %WinDir% variable not working properly.
- Command Prompt after reboot in rare circumstances. Potential crash. Special thanks fly out to TwL for making this release possible.
Download – Click here