X-Fi Beta Driver – SBXF_PCDRVBETA_US_2.18.0015

26 08 2011

Fixes? “X-Fi causing BSOD when using OpenAL with GroundWiz RTS Demo and Benchmark tool”. Omg. They must have been working overtime.

Driver Version 6.0.1.1376 dated 20th May 2011. Enjoy!

.

====================================================================
"DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION ON LIABILITY"
====================================================================

You are being provided a beta test version of a software product for
the sole purpose of enabling you to test the product in a wide 
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 
attached end-user license agreement terms (including but not 
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.  
Any feedback provided by you may be used by Creative for any 
purpose whatsoever without the payment of compensation or other 
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
July 2008
====================================================================
This document provides important information that supplements the 
Sound Blaster Audigy series and X-Fi series documentation.

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CONTENTS
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1.   INSTALLATION
1.1  Installation process not completing

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1.   INSTALLATION
----------------------

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 
dialog box.

Copyright (c) 2008 Creative Technology Ltd. All rights reserved.
===============================================================
End of Readme File
===============================================================
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Guru3D Driver Sweeper 2.5.0 Download Released

12 09 2010

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 now!
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.

System requirements:
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:

  • Official Guru3D – Driver Sweeper homepage click here.
  • Official Guru3D – Driver Sweeper forums click here.
  • Official Guru3D Download – Click 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.

Updated:

  • 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.

Fixed:

  • 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.

DownloadClick here





Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Driver 2.17.0008

28 07 2010

Release date : 26 Jul 10
This download is a driver providing Microsoft® Windows® 7, Windows Vista® and Windows XP support for Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ Titanium series of audio devices. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.
File Name : XFTI_PCDRV_LB_2_17_0008.exe

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

This download contains the driver and following application(s):

  • Creative Audio Control Panel

This download supports the following audio devices only:

  • Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty® Champion Series
  • Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
  • Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Professional Audio
  • Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium

Added Features or Enhancements:

  • Improves the loading time of Audio Control Panel.
  • Enables selection of other microphones under the Microphone Effects tab of Audio Control Panel.

Fixes:
Resolves the following issues:

  • Microphone volume level is not saved in each Creative Console Launcher mode.
  • No sound is passed through S/PDIF output when playing back DVD movies using Windows Media® Player 12.
  • Buttons on the X-Fi I/O drive do not work in Windows XP.
  • Occasional unresponsiveness in Audio Control Panel when configuring the Flexijack.
  • Speaker Configuration in Audio Control Panel is not synchronized when Headphones option is selected in Game Mode or Audio Creation Mode.
  • System becomes unresponsive when shutting down Windows while DTS® Connect is enabled.

Known Issues:

  • Audio stutters during the opening video for certain game titles while Dolby Digital® Live is enabled. This issue occurs on certain hardware and OS configurations only. More details and a workaround are available here.

Requirements:

  • 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
  • Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium series audio devices listed above

Notes:

  • To install this driver
    1. Download the XFTI_PCDRV_LB_2_17_0008.exe file onto your local hard disk.
    2. Double-click the downloaded file.
    3. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Download:

->From Creative <-

->From Sendspace Mirror<-

File: XFTI_PCDRV_LB_2_17_0008.exe
CRC-32: 8267db7b
MD4: 53c1f197f0065dbe3e7268bdfc255324
MD5: eab9afb1da464427330c84ab87280d5d
SHA-1: b012310160359c31896a360f5b756c36624c9868





Creative X-Fi Driver 2.18.0015 – Windows 7 Only

16 06 2010

Creative have released a new driver for X-Fi owners. This driver only supports Windows 7. It’s an official Creative driver, so use it at your own risk.

Release date : 16 Jun 10
This download is a driver providing Microsoft® Windows® 7 support for Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ series of audio devices. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.
File Name : SBXF_PCDRV_LB_2_18_0015.exe

This download is a driver providing Microsoft® Windows® 7 support for Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ series of audio devices. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.

Take note of the following:

  • This download currently supports Windows 7 only. Support for Windows Vista and Windows XP will be available at a later date.

This download supports the following audio devices only:

  • Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty® Professional Series
  • Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion Series
  • Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic
  • Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
  • Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum
  • Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
  • Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro
  • Sound Blaster X-Fi

Fixes:
Resolves the following issues:

  • System taking more than two minutes to shut down.
  • PowerDVD® DX 8.3 (Dell® version) not working properly.
  • Passthrough of Dolby®/DTS® audio to an external decoder not working with Windows Media Player 12.

Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 7 32-bit
  • Sound Blaster X-Fi audio devices listed above

Notes:

  • Do not install this driver for Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio.
  • To install this driver
    1. Download the SBXF_PCDRV_LB_2_18_0015.exe file onto your local hard disk.
    2. Double-click the downloaded file.
    3. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Download: Official Creative





daniel_k Audigy Series Support Pack 3.8

21 04 2010

daniel_k has released an updated service pack for Audigy owners. This update boasts several fixes including DTS Connect and improved performance. Another great contribution to the Audigy community!

SB Audigy Series Support Pack 3.8
(04/19/2010)

This software/driver pack is unofficial, not supported by Creative Labs.

Use it at your own risk.

Supports any model of the following Sound Blaster cards (based on Emu10kx DSP):

– Audigy

– Audigy 2

– Audigy 2 ZS

– Audigy 4

For Audigy SE/LS/Value and Live! 24-bit cards, click here for a compatible version.

Operating systems supported: 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 7 RTM / Vista SP2 / XP SP3

Included in the pack:

– Audigy series driver 2.18.0017.7
– ALchemy 1.41.02

– Audio Console 1.33.01
– DDL and DTS Connect License Activation 2.00.03 (*)
– Dolby Digital Live Pack 3.00.06 (*)

– DTS Connect Pack 1.68.75 [modified 1.03.04] (*)
– EAX Console 3.00.56 (Windows XP only)
– Graphic Equalizer 2.00.65
– MediaSource DVD-Audio Player 2.00.78
– SoundFont Bank Manager 3.21.02
– Speaker Settings 2.00.60

– THX Setup Console 2.10.43 (Windows XP only)

(*) Purchase and activation required, more info at http://buy.soundblaster.com.

Does this driver improve sound quality or performance? Are there any tweaks?

No, this driver does not improve sound quality nor increase performance.

No, there are no tweaks.

If someone states that a driver improves sound quality and performance, you are being fooled, cheated.

It is even worse that the so called tweaks come from a person who is not EVEN technically acknowledged, does NOT know anything about Windows internals, software engineering and sound fidelity that all audiophiles always look for.

If you “feel” the sound better, that is the infamous placebo effect and there is no real proof that any tweaks work.

In fact, I have yet to see a driver that states in its release notes that it improves sound quality.

I’ve disassembled about every single .SYS driver, .DLL libraries and .EXE executables and found nothing.

There are some undocumented registry values, but nothing related to sound quality or performance.

Would the so called tweaks even exist, they would be in my Support Packs, you can bet that.

Audio Console: DTS  Interactive in Encoder tab

Fixes and improvements:

– Fixes Windows crash (BSOD) when you restart, shutdown or suspend Windows with Encoder activated.

– Fixes high CPU usage when DTS Interactive encoder is enabled on Windows XP/Server2003.

– Fix the EAX Console installation error on Windows XP/Server2003.

– Removes the Microsoft Audio Home Theater Effects to (try to) fix the static issue when playing audio using DirectSound interface.

– Adds WaveRT interfaces for Windows 7/Vista

– DTS Interactive encoder now works on Windows XP without any tricks.

– Fixes a cosmetic issue on Audio Console, encoder status now says DTS Interactive.

– Readds support for 64-bit OpenAL and 64-bit ASIO.

– Fixes Microphone not available on Audigy1 cards on Windows 7 / Vista.

– Enables support for WASAPI exclusive-mode event-driven playback, seems to be working just fine.

– Fixes the enhancements errors in Windows mixer and Windows Media Player.

– Adds Microsoft Audio Home Theather Effects for both Speakers and S/PDIF Out endpoints.

– Includes Encoder Switcher to enable DTS Interactive on Audigy cards.

– Fixes the Audio Console “Internal application error” when enabling the DDL Encoder on localized installs.

– Updates Audio Console to display DTS Interactive in the Encoder tab when Encoder switcher is used.

– Workarounds a bug that unexpectedly resets the speaker configuration.

– Prevents an issue during installation on Windows 7/Vista that may result in low volume when certain enhancements are enabled.

– Implements Hardware CMSS Headphone by using a workaround.

– Updates all InstallShield setup scripts to support Windows 7.
– Fixes installation INI to properly install applications depending on the detected OS.
– Removes COM workaround for Equalizer, fixed by Creative.
– Adds workaround to a memory corruption issue preventing Equalizer from starting on Windows 7/Vista.
– Updates shared modules, responsiveness on certain applications is improved.
– Enables CMSS2 and Stereo Surround.
– Fixes 32-bit ASIO not working on Windows 7 x64.
– Fixes Encoder not available on Windows 7 x64 (related to fix above).
– Sets default speaker setting to 5.1 to properly reset configs to their defaults during install (fixes Bass and Treble leves not set to 50% on Windows 7 / Vista).

Undocumented fixes by Creative (not listed in the release notes):

– Fixes the 6.1 speaker configuration is incorrectly available on Windows 7 64-bit (documented).

– Fixes the Enable Dolby Digital Live checkbox not staying checked when Audio Console is closed.

– Fixes Equalizer Out of Memory error.
– Fixes Equalizer settings being lost on Windows 7 / Vista when speaker configuration is changed.
– Fixes low volume on Windows 7 / Vista when default format is set to anything higher than 16-bit, 48kHz.
– Fixes MIDI instruments in Melodic Pool not playing when speaker setting is higher than 2.1 speakers.
– Restores missing Microphone option in Surround Mixer (documented).
– Fixes Microphone mute, volume and +20db boost controls.

Release Notes:

Windows Security warning during driver installation

When prompted with: “Windows can’t verify the publisher of this driver software”, choose “Install this driver software anyway”.

OpenAL 2D benchmark in RightMark 3DSound crashes your system

Due to a driver bug, your system will crash if you run the OpenAL 2D benchmark using 63 buffers. No problem With 62 or fewer buffers. OpenAL 3D and OpenAL 3D + EAX benchmarks are not affected.

Details: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (0x000000D1) – ctoss2k.sys

System crashes when shutting down or restarting Windows if Encoder is enabled

Due to a driver bug, your system will crash if you try to shutdown or restart Windows with Encoder enabled.

Details: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (0x0000003B) – ha10kx2k.sys

There is no DirectSound hardware acceleration on Windows XP 64-bit (x64)

The Audigy driver does not support 64-bit addressing, disabling the DirectSound hardware acceleration and causing multichannel sound to be played only in the stereo channels (front left/right).

Workarounds:

– install the 32-bit (x86) version of Windows XP.
– limit to less than 4GB the amount of RAM available to Windows.
– enable the “Memory Hole” setting in the BIOS Setup, if your motherboard supports it.

Microphone issues on Windows 7/Vista 64-bit (x64) with 4GB of RAM or more

Audigy driver does not support 64-bit addressing, resulting in random issues with the Microphone (static, robotic or distorted voice, white noise).

Workarounds:

– install the 32-bit (x86) version of Windows

– limit the RAM available to Windows to less than 4GB

– enable Memory Hole in BIOS Setup, if your motherboard supports the setting

MediaSource DVD-Audio Player system requirements

– 32-bit edition of Windows 7 / Vista / XP

– any Audigy 2, Audigy 2 ZS or Audigy 4 card

Built-in Decoder on Windows 7 / Vista (requires Service Pack 1)

To use the built-in decoder, make sure it is enabled in Audio Console.

Select “SPDIF Out (Creative SB Audigy (WDM))” as the output device of your player and then configure the AC3/DTS filter to send the stream through SPDIF.

When you restart your computer, the Tone settings (Bass and Treble) are not applied.

Just readjust one of the controls one time per boot.

Advanced EQ and Special FX not available on Windows 7 / Vista

These presets don’t work on Windows 7 / Vista.

There is no sound in games with OpenAL support on Windows XP

Disable Advanced EQ and Special FX selecting “No effect” before running the game or program.

Equalizer settings are lost

When you run a game with OpenAL support or using Creative ALchemy, the Equalizer settings are lost.

Just run Equalizer and the saved setting is loaded automatically.

Tone settings are reset when speaker configuration is changed

Bass and treble settings are reset when speaker configuration is changed.

DTS Encoder Switcher

The Encoder Switcher is now part of Audio Console.

A shortcut is created in the Programs -> Creative folder in Start Menu.

For additional info, read thoroughly the ReadMe.txt file included in the \EncSwitcher folder where you extracted the Support Pack.

On Windows 7/Vista, when using DTS Interactive encoder, you MUST use ANOTHER SPDIF Out device, otherwise the CTAudSvc (Creative Audio Service) won’t work properly (high CPU usage).

Hardware CMSS Headphone

To use the hardware CMSS you need to select “Disable all enhancements” in the “Enhancements” tab on:

Playback Devices -> Speaker Properties

Now check the Speaker configuration in “Playback devices”.

If it is Stereo, run Audio Console and change it to 4.1, 5.1 or 7.1 and only after that change it to Headphones.

This procedure ensures that CMSS(1) will work after a Windows restart, otherwise only CMSS2 will work.

MIDI Device Configuration Utility for Windows 7 / Vista

Use this utility to change the MIDI playback device for 32-bit and 64-bit applications.

Download:

Filename: Audigy_SupportPack_3_8.exe

File size: 64.3 MB

CRC32 hash: 48ED6316

SHA-1 hash: 7501A42BBEB600B57EF888F3E0F466E8A00E0653

To verify the file hashes, I recommend HashTab.

Remove all apps, driver then remove the Creative folders in the Program Files (x86) and Program Files folders.

Under the 64-bit edition of Windows 7/Vista, you might want to try the Win7Vista_4GB_MicFix.reg registry patch that might fix the issues with the Microphone when there are 4GB of RAM or more memory installed. Simply double click the registry file and restart Windows. It is not guaranteed to work on every system.

Mirrors: Hotfile (by daniel_k)

Sendspace (uploaded by NoMoreGoatSoup)

All files are property of Creative Technology Ltd, unless otherwise noted.





SBAX_PCDRV_LB_2_18_0017 Windows Driver

12 04 2010

Release date : 9 Apr 10
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.
File Name : SBAX_PCDRV_LB_2_18_0017.exe

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

Fixes:
Resolves the following issues:

  • Audio device driver files are not removed completely when uninstalling from Windows Device Manager.
  • Sound Blaster Audigy audio device does not appear in the Encoder tab of Audio Control Panel.
  • Unable to run 64-bit version of ASIO software.
  • Device error caused by enabling audio enhancements.
  • Incorrect speaker configuration shown in Audio Control Panel.
  • System unable to shut down when Dolby® Digital Live is enabled in Windows 7.
  • Passthrough of Dolby/DTS® audio does not work with Windows Media Player 12 in Windows 7.
  • Speaker settings in Audio Control Panel are not in sync with Microsoft Speaker Setup in Windows 7 64-bit.
  • System becomes unstable when uninstalling the audio device driver in Windows 7 64-bit.

Known Issues:

  • Driver decoding of Dolby/DTS audio does not work with Windows Media Player 12 in Windows 7. As a workaround, use a 3rd party software media player to playback DVDs.
  • 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.
  • Vista / Windows 7 microphone issues still remain (undocumended by Creative Labs, typical – *Goat)

Requirements:

  • 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 2 (SP2), Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE) 2005 or Windows XP MCE 2004
  • Sound Blaster Audigy audio devices listed above

Notes:

  • 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_0017.exe file onto your local hard disk.
    2. Double-click the downloaded file.
    3. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Download:




daniel_k’s SB Audigy Support Pack 3.7

17 03 2010

daniel_k has released SB Audigy Series Support pack version 3.7 (thanks for noticing tripoli). A lot of us were under the impression 3.6 was the last release. I guess he’s back in business, yay!
The new version boasts many welcome features, such as Audigy1 microphone fix, improved DDL & DTS encoding and much more. Check it out.

daniel_k’s SB Audigy Support Pack Version 3.7

by Daniel Kawakami

This software/driver pack is unofficial, not supported by Creative Labs.

Use it at your own risk.

Supports any model of the following Sound Blaster cards (based on Emu10kx DSP):

  • Audigy
  • Audigy 2
  • Audigy 2 ZS
  • Audigy 4

For Audigy SE/LS/Value and Live! 24-bit cards, click here for a compatible version.

Operating systems supported: 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 7 RTM / Vista SP2 / XP SP3

Included in the pack:

  • Audigy series driver 2.18.0011.10 (latest beta)
  • ALchemy 1.41.02
  • Audio Console 1.32.04
  • DDL and DTS Connect License Activation 2.00.03 (*)
  • Dolby Digital Live Pack 3.00.03 (*)
  • DTS Connect Pack 1.68.75 [modified 1.03.04] (*)
  • EAX Console 3.00.56 (Windows XP only)
  • Graphic Equalizer 2.00.65
  • MediaSource DVD-Audio Player 2.00.78
  • SoundFont Bank Manager 3.21.02
  • Speaker Settings 2.00.60
  • THX Setup Console 2.10.43 (Windows XP only)

(*) Purchase and activation required, more info at http://buy.soundblaster.com.

Does this driver improve sound quality or performance? Are there any tweaks?

No, this driver does not improve sound quality nor increase performance.

No, there are no tweaks.

If someone states that its driver improves sound quality and performance, you are being fooled, cheated.

It is even worse that the so-called tweaks come from a person who is not EVEN technically acknowledged, does NOT know anything about Windows internals, software engineering and sound fidelity that all audiophiles always look for.

If you “feel” the sound better, that is the infamous placebo effect and there is no real proof that any tweaks work.

In fact, I have yet to see a driver that states in its release notes that it improves sound quality.

I’ve disassembled about every single .SYS driver, .DLL libraries and .EXE executables and found nothing.

There are some undocumented registry values, but nothing related to sound quality or performance.

Would the so-called tweaks even exist, they would be in my Support Packs, you can bet that.

Fixes and improvements:

  • Audio Console: DTS Interactive in Encoder tab
  • Fixes Windows crash (BSOD) when you restart, shutdown or suspend Windows with Encoder activated.
  • Fixes high CPU usage when DTS Interactive encoder is enabled on Windows XP/Server2003.
  • Fix the EAX Console installation error on Windows XP/Server2003.
  • Removes the Microsoft Audio Home Theater Effects to (try to) fix the static issue when playing audio using DirectSound interface.
  • Adds WaveRT interfaces for Windows 7/Vista
  • DTS Interactive encoder now works on Windows XP without any tricks.
  • Fixes a cosmetic issue on Audio Console, encoder status now says DTS Interactive.
  • Re-adds support for 64-bit OpenAL and 64-bit ASIO.
  • Fixes Microphone not available on Audigy1 cards on Windows 7 / Vista.
  • Enables support for WASAPI exclusive-mode event-driven playback, seems to be working just fine.
  • Fixes the enhancements errors in Windows mixer and Windows Media Player.
  • Adds Microsoft Audio Home Theater Effects for both Speakers and S/PDIF Out endpoints.
  • Includes Encoder Switcher to enable DTS Interactive on Audigy cards.
  • Fixes the Audio Console “Internal application error” when enabling the DDL Encoder on localized installs.
  • Updates Audio Console to display DTS Interactive in the Encoder tab when Encoder switcher is used.
  • Workarounds a bug that unexpectedly resets the speaker configuration.
  • Prevents an issue during installation on Windows 7/Vista that may result in low volume when certain enhancements are enabled.
  • Implements Hardware CMSS Headphone by using a workaround.
  • Updates all InstallShield setup scripts to support Windows 7.
  • Fixes installation INI to properly install applications depending on the detected OS.
  • Removes COM workaround for Equalizer, fixed by Creative.
  • Adds workaround to a memory corruption issue preventing Equalizer from starting on Windows 7/Vista.
  • Updates shared modules, responsiveness on certain applications is improved.
  • Enables CMSS2 and Stereo Surround.
  • Fixes 32-bit ASIO not working on Windows 7 x64.
  • Fixes Encoder not available on Windows 7 x64 (related to fix above).
  • Sets default speaker setting to 5.1 to properly reset configs to their defaults during install (fixes Bass and Treble levels not set to 50% on Windows 7 / Vista).

Undocumented fixes by Creative (not listed in the release notes):

  • Fixes the 6.1 speaker configuration is incorrectly available on Windows 7 64-bit (documented).
  • Fixes the Enable Dolby Digital Live check box not staying checked when Audio Console is closed.
  • Fixes Equalizer Out of Memory error.
  • Fixes Equalizer settings being lost on Windows 7 / Vista when speaker configuration is changed.
  • Fixes low volume on Windows 7 / Vista when default format is set to anything higher than 16-bit, 48kHz.
  • Fixes MIDI instruments in Melodic Pool not playing when speaker setting is higher than 2.1 speakers.
  • Restores missing Microphone option in Surround Mixer (documented).
  • Fixes Microphone mute, volume and +20db boost controls.

Release Notes:

Windows Security warning during driver installation

When prompted with: “Windows can’t verify the publisher of this driver software”, choose “Install this driver software anyway”.

OpenAL 2D benchmark in RightMark 3DSound crashes your system

Due to a driver bug, your system will crash if you run the OpenAL 2D benchmark using 63 buffers. No problem With 62 or fewer buffers. OpenAL 3D and OpenAL 3D + EAX benchmarks are not affected.

Details: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (0x000000D1) – ctoss2k.sys

System crashes when shutting down or restarting Windows if Encoder is enabled

Due to a driver bug, your system will crash if you try to shutdown or restart Windows with Encoder enabled.

Details: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (0x0000003B) – ha10kx2k.sys

There is no DirectSound hardware acceleration on Windows XP 64-bit (x64)

The Audigy driver does not support 64-bit addressing, disabling the DirectSound hardware acceleration and causing multichannel sound to be played only in the stereo channels (front left/right).

Workarounds:

  • Install the 32-bit (x86) version of Windows XP.
  • Limit to less than 4GB the amount of RAM available to Windows
  • Enable the “Memory Hole” setting in the BIOS Setup, if your motherboard supports it.

Microphone issues on Windows 7/Vista 64-bit (x64) with 4GB of RAM or more

Audigy driver does not support 64-bit addressing, resulting in random issues with the Microphone (static, robotic or distorted voice, white noise).

Workarounds:

  • Install the 32-bit (x86) version of Windows
  • Limit the RAM available to Windows to less than 4GB
  • Enable Memory Hole in BIOS Setup, if your motherboard supports the setting

MediaSource DVD-Audio Player system requirements

  • 32-bit edition of Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • Any Audigy 2, Audigy 2 ZS or Audigy 4 card
  • Built-in Decoder on Windows 7 / Vista (requires Service Pack 1)

To use the built-in decoder, make sure it is enabled in Audio Console.

Select “SPDIF Out (Creative SB Audigy (WDM))” as the output device of your player and then configure the AC3/DTS filter to send the stream through SPDIF.

When you restart your computer, the Tone settings (Bass and Treble) are not applied.

Just readjust one of the controls one time per boot.

Advanced EQ and Special FX not available on Windows 7 / Vista

These presets don’t work on Windows 7 / Vista.

There is no sound in games with OpenAL support on Windows XP

Disable Advanced EQ and Special FX selecting “No effect” before running the game or program.

Equalizer settings are lost

When you run a game with OpenAL support or using Creative ALchemy, the Equalizer settings are lost.

Just run Equalizer and the saved setting is loaded automatically.

Tone settings are reset when speaker configuration is changed

Bass and treble settings are reset when speaker configuration is changed.

DTS Encoder Switcher

The Encoder Switcher is now part of Audio Console.

A shortcut is created in the Programs -> Creative folder in Start Menu.

For additional info, read thoroughly the ReadMe.txt file included in the \EncSwitcher folder where you extracted the Support Pack.

On Windows 7/Vista, when using DTS Interactive encoder, you MUST use ANOTHER SPDIF Out device, otherwise the CTAudSvc (Creative Audio Service) won’t work properly (high CPU usage).

Hardware CMSS Headphone

To use the hardware CMSS you need to select “Disable all enhancements” in the “Enhancements” tab on:

Playback Devices -> Speaker Properties

Now check the Speaker configuration in “Playback devices”.

If it is Stereo, run Audio Console and change it to 4.1, 5.1 or 7.1 and only after that change it to Headphones.

This procedure ensures that CMSS(1) will work after a Windows restart, otherwise only CMSS2 will work.

MIDI Device Configuration Utility for Windows 7 / Vista

Use this utility to change the MIDI playback device for 32-bit and 64-bit applications.

Download:

File: Audigy_SupportPack_3_7.exe
CRC-32: 03c3523b
MD4: 3831c698ec41860145358c305c8372cc
MD5: 4f4a6049bd6fbdb531c31a8ba6da96fc
SHA-1: c33ed80184da738c5f32e390333f4163bc4471b1

To verify the file hashes, I recommend HashTab.
Remove all apps, driver then remove the Creative folders in the Program Files (x86) and Program Files folders.

Mirrors:

Rapidshare (uploaded by daniel_k)

Sendspace (uploaded by NoMoreGoatSoup)

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