New Audigy Drivers 2.18.0011 For XP/Vista/Windows 7

4 08 2009

Release date : 13 Jul 09

This download is a driver providing Microsoft® Windows® 7, Windows Vista® and Windows XP support for Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy® series of audio devices. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.

This download supports the following audio devices only:

  • Sound Blaster Audigy including Platinum and Platinum eX series
  • Sound Blaster Audigy 2 including Platinum, Platinum eX, and Value series
  • Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS including Platinum and Platinum Pro series
  • Sound Blaster Audigy 4 Pro and Sound Blaster Audigy 4
  • Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook PCMCIA

Known Issues:

  • Applications from the original Sound Blaster Audigy CD will not work with this download on Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Click here to download the latest applications that are available for your product.
  • Users are advised to use Audio Console included in this download to change speaker configurations.
  • Gameport is not supported in Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.
  • 6.1 speaker mode is not supported by Windows 7 and Windows Vista.


  • Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit with Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows Vista 32-bit with SP1, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE) 2005 or Windows XP MCE 2004
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy audio devices listed above


  • DO NOT install this driver for Sound Blaster Audigy LS, Sound Blaster Audigy SE, or Sound Blaster Audigy Value.
  • To install this driver
    1. Download the SBAX_PCDRV_LB_2_18_0011.exe file onto your local hard disk.
    2. Double-click the downloaded file.
    3. Follow the instructions on the screen.

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29 responses

4 08 2009

This package worked fine…. until the Dolby Digital Live Pack was installed.
It left and empty device selection box on the encoder tab.

I think it’s something to do with the certificates in the .UDA files

New Dolby Digital Live Pack needed, perhaps…..?

5 08 2009
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5 08 2009

ok’s i’ll try it soon!

5 08 2009

Any solution to the empty encoder page?
Extracting drivers/folders and setting everything to compat mode + admin rights hasn’t help.

6 08 2009

Should’ve posted this here:

I just got this from CLs:

Dear Tom,

Thank you for reaching us at Creative Technical Support. I am very glad
to have the opportunity to assist you.

Driver update for Windows 7 does not include DDL (Dolby Digital Live)
component. Customer will need to revert back his Windows to continue
using DDL.

If you still require assistance, please reply to this email with any
previous correspondence to ensure the quickest and most accurate

Best Regards,

Shu Fang
Creative Customer Support Services
Creative Labs Europe

6 08 2009
no ddl here

Same prob here.
Thanks goat and Tom I was thinking it was just me

10 08 2009

…. Owned by Creative once again;
was happy to see that they got some love for win7 users, but then this?
ddl was mainly the only reason im still using my audigy; guess im going for asus next time i get a new soundcard >.<

10 08 2009

Pwned, indeed. They always seem to find a way to lose features legitimately. I’m thinking it’s because the drivers aren’t licenced for DDL use. There better be an updated dolby pack, or I’m getiing cross.

I spent £2.52 on that!

15 08 2009

Is CMMS and CMMS 2 available for Windows 7 with this driver?

16 08 2009

Na, still doesn’t sodding work.
Dan K’s drivers get it working in speaker modes but not headphone moe, which is the only time I use it.

22 08 2009

Just get an Auzentech, screw Creative. Once great, now left in the dust.

22 08 2009

Dan K’s just released 2.5 support pack using these drivers.
Everything works perfectly now.

22 08 2009

Including CMSS/CMSS2 under headphones which is what I’ve always wanted.
Love me some virtualized speakers.

22 08 2009

One small thing i’ve noticed though is that you need to go in to the windows audio console an configure the speakers for 5.1. Once that done just use Creatives console.

12 09 2009

hi all

just want to ask does these drivers work well on win7 ,i have a audigy 2zs and i am just wondering is there any trouble with them


12 09 2009

These are easily the best drivers available for the Audigy 2 under Win7.
I was having some problems with older games and Alchemy, but new games work perfectly.

22 09 2009


22 09 2009

lol – you perdantic bastard! 😉

23 09 2009
Post Police

Aren’t we all, in some way Tom 😉

2 10 2009

[quote]Applications from the original Sound Blaster Audigy CD will not work with this download on Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Click here to download the latest applications that are available for your product.[/quote]

can anybody tell me where to get the appz??

2 10 2009

just found the enhancement pk 3.1 from here, yet i wasn’t able to install software and not driver so just updated/rolled back from this one. Have to say, the performance is very good, i have an A2plX in conjunction w/ Win7 and outputting to a Sony SACD amp so can use analog 5.1, 2ch 96Khz or digi 5.1 with or without DD.

I personally prefer the analog in 5.1 and have just listened to my Metallica black album DTSCD using MPC and ac3filter and could enable every enhancement bar the Para EQ as per release notes, the Graphic equalizer, reverb, bass redirection within spkr sttngs and could even use the ms enhancements like loudness eq (yet found this pretty poor, loudening sounds which should not be. Probably a type of DD night mode..), spkr fill worx nicely and basically adds stereo widening on 5.1 content. All spkrs are controllable via ac3filter, no natural cmss (creative media-source surround) or 5.1 upmixing as i’ve xperienced with every Linux setup.

All in all……………………….. i’m the happiest i have bn with my audio setup since vista was released!! The SBAX_PCDVT_LB_2_15_0004EQ driver i thought was the best we were going to get yet this driver is one step from perfection in my eyes, with just the para eq in 5.1 missing :0….. hmmm, what is the diff between this driver and the one included in enh3.1pack??

5 10 2009

The actual driver is identical to the official release, as far as I know. The file protection is still intact anyway..

He’s openly said he doesn’t “tweak” the drivers. The changes daniel_k implements are mainly installer and application fixes with Audio Console etc. Sadly, some of the fixes are simple things that shouldn’t take Creative two years to look at…

Glad everything is working for you!

9 01 2010

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10 11 2010

Bom dia a todos, estou precisando do drive para minha placa creative audigy para Windows 7.
Quem pode me ajudar?

25 02 2012
letsome1kno SBAX_PCDRV_LB_2_18_0011.exe

15 03 2012
ty splane

i am running windows 7 ultimate 64-bit and using creative speakers front speakers and sub installed software disc now i get no sound from players only sound from online, CAN YOU SAY CONFUSED ? i don’t know what i did wrong…….HELP

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