ALchemy 1.20.04 1st August 2008

1 08 2008

Filename: ALMY_PCVTAPP_LB_1_20_04.exe

This download is an application for use with Creative audio products. It restores 3D audio and EAX® effects for certain DirectSound®3D games in Microsoft® Windows Vista®. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.

Download: Creative File Area

This download supports the following audio products only:

    * Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ Titanium Fatal1ty® Champion Series
    * Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
    * Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Series
    * Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro
    * Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro
    * Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
    * Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion Series
    * Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum
    * Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
    * Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic
    * Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio
    * Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Notebook
    * Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Notebook
    * Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1
    * Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Go!
    * Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Play!
    * Creative Sound Blaster Audigy® 4
    * Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro
    * Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
    * Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook
    * Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
    * Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Video Editor
    * Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS SE
    * Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum EX
    * Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum
    * Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2
    * Creative USB Sound Blaster Audigy 2 NX
    * Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value
    * Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum EX
    * Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum
    * Creative Sound Blaster Audigy
    * Creative Sound Blaster Audigy LS
    * Creative HS-1200 Headset
    * Creative USB Gaming Headset
    * Creative USB Speaker

Added Features or Enhancements:

    * Added support for the following games:
          o Beyond Good & Evil
          o City of Heroes
          o City of Villains
          o Peter Jackson’s King Kong
          o Rayman Raving Rabbids
          o Star Wars® Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
          o The Witcher
          o Titan Quest: Immortal Throne
          o Universe at War: Earth Assault
          o Warhammer®: Mark of Chaos

Fixes:

    * Enables the DirectSound3D game audio to be processed by your Sound Blaster audio device to deliver EAX effects, 3D audio spatialization, sample rate conversion and hardware audio mixing. Without this, most DirectSound3D games will be reduced to stereo output without any EAX effects.
    * Improves 3D audio processing for host-based Sound Blaster audio devices.

Requirements:

    * Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit or Windows Vista 32-bit
    * Creative audio product listed above

Notes:

    * Do not install this application if you do not play DirectSound3D games in Windows Vista.
    * To find out more about Creative ALchemy or view the list of DirectSound3D games supported, click here.
    * To install the application
         1. Download the ALMY_PCVTAPP_LB_1_20_04.exe file onto your local hard disk.
         2. Close all other Windows applications.
         3. Double-click the downloaded file.
         4. Follow the instructions on the screen.


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4 responses

18 08 2008
pancyber

Well done for the good job !
Is there any way to unlock the ddl support for an X-Fi pci-e ?
I just bought one not knowing it does not support it… Yea I know.. creative sucks!

I would realy like to help you anyway I can, just drop me a mail if I can do anything!

19 08 2008
nomoregoatsoup

daniel_k released an older version of ALchemy. He mentioned that would work with ANY soundcard, in theory.

Might pay you to uninstall it and try it.

You can find ALchemy Universal here.

21 08 2008
Mick Russom

How does one get Hitman Codename 47 (Hitman 1’s) MUSIC to play on Vista SP1.

The EAX/Sound effects are working ok. Its the opening screen has a midi-crap rendition of the theme music, and the levels have no music at all. All other sounds 100% working.

Ive tried:
original cd
original cd + patches
gametap
trygames
nocd patches on 1.0 and patched hitman

NONE of them play the title music or background music. Ive tried the following sound cards

D975XBX2

XiFi Fatality Pro
Audigy2 ZS
Creative Alchemy 1.0 and 1.10, 1.20.

Seriously, there is MONEY in fixing old sound applications on Microsoft horrible embarrassing piece of junk, Sludge Pack 1 (SP1) which broke more things than it fixed.

21 08 2008
nomoregoatsoup

I think it’s perhaps an ALchemy related thing, regardless that the EAX is working. Have you tried removing Hitman from the ALchemy list and seeing if it still does it? If so then yes it’s ALchemy -but it could be driver still.

I know Chronicls of Riddick and a few others also showing signs of incompatibility.

You can report bugs like this in the Creative Developer Forum. It might be fixed by next Christmas.

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