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  • New Creative Audio Driver for Vista

    ABOUT TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Do not install this driver for Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio

    Good news for all the Vista users with a creative sound card. New drivers out today.

    http://us.creative.com/support/downl...sp?action=next

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

    This download supports the following audio devices only:

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

    Fixes:

    * Resolves the issue for systems with 4 GB of RAM.
    * Resolves the Digital I/O detection issue when restarting your computer.

    Known Issues:

    * Before installing this driver, close the Creative MediaSource Go! application on your desktop and restart your computer. (After you have installed this driver, you may manually launch the MediaSource Go! application from the Start menu)
    * When adjusting the master volume in any of the Mode Console, there is no sound output in the rear speakers. (Use the Microsoft Volume Control panel to adjust the master volume)

    Requirements:

    * Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE) 2005 or Window XP MCE 2004
    * Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi audio devices listed above

    Notes:

    * Do not install this driver for Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio.
    * To install the driver, do the following:
    1. Download the file onto your local hard disk.
    2. Double-click the downloaded file.
    3. Follow the instructions on the screen.
    * To uninstall the driver, do the following:
    1. Click Start -> All Programs -> Control Panel.
    2. Double-click the Device Manager icon.
    3. Double-click the Sound, video and game controllers option.
    4. Right-click the Creative SB X-Fi option, and select Uninstall.
    The Confirm Device Uninstall dialog box appears.
    5. Select the Delete the driver software for this device option.
    Note: This check box must be selected to avoid reinstallation issues.
    6. Click the OK button.
    7. Restart your computer.
    * To reinstall the driver, do the following:
    1. Double-click the downloaded file.
    2. When the message You must restart your computer to apply these changes appears, click the Restart Later button.
    3. Follow the instructions on the screen.

    LINKS

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    Stoop and you'll be stepped on; stand tall and you'll be shot at.

    -Carlos A. Urbizo-


  • #2
    Re: New Creative Audio Driver for Vista

    You meant new drivers released on the 14th, lol. I got these the day they came out. So far no issues YET.

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    • #3
      Re: New Creative Audio Driver for Vista

      Nice post. If I could +rep you, I would.
      Beatnik

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      • #4
        Re: New Creative Audio Driver for Vista

        I had some buggy thing during install of the driver and got a blue screen.
        Restarted and tried again, and after about 15 mins got my mic working for TS again.
        Will get lots of testing tonight with the new ARMA patch and new version of PR out.

        LINKS

        * *


        Stoop and you'll be stepped on; stand tall and you'll be shot at.

        -Carlos A. Urbizo-

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        • #5
          Re: New Creative Audio Driver for Vista

          I installed on windows XP SP3. so far, all games work, but I do not know if the orbital strike pops and clicks are gone from bf2142 or if it helps any of the issues others may be having with FFoW.

          “Up, sluggard, and waste not life; in the grave will be sleeping enough!” Benjamin Franklin

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          • #6
            Re: New Creative Audio Driver for Vista

            Bamboo, my computer hung up and then shutdown on it's own when I tried installing the new drivers the first time. After I started back up I decided to uninstall all the stuff that had anything to do with Creative, including Alchemy. That seemed to do the trick. I was trying to update without removing any of the old drivers and I think it caused a conflict or something.

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            • #7
              Re: New Creative Audio Driver for Vista

              installed and working fine. only pain was that I had to reset all my audio settings.

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              • #8
                Re: New Creative Audio Driver for Vista

                Bamboo,

                * Resolves the issue for systems with 4 GB of RAM.

                Any idea if this "issue" is a BSOD? I suspect that my Vista BSOD issues were sound card related.

                Cheers!

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                • #9
                  Re: New Creative Audio Driver for Vista

                  Not sure. I have wondered that too, but since the crash during install I talked about above, it seems to be running fine. Have only had a blue screen since due to Nvidia.

                  LINKS

                  * *


                  Stoop and you'll be stepped on; stand tall and you'll be shot at.

                  -Carlos A. Urbizo-

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                  • #10
                    Re: New Creative Audio Driver for Vista

                    Can anyone confirm if it fixes the crackling on BF2142 on WinXP?

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                    • #11
                      Re: New Creative Audio Driver for Vista

                      Aaaaaaand Creative shoots its self in the foot. I've never been happy with my X-fi and their response here doesn't lead to optimism.

                      http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...all-glory.html
                      sigpic

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                      • #12
                        Re: New Creative Audio Driver for Vista

                        I have a question, anybody using the Xtremegamer, Vista Ultimate x64, TS, and latest drivers have any issues with the mic boost always being turned off when you start up TS? I have this issue all the time. I sometimes forget to check the boost before getting into TS and when I get on and talk nobody hears me till I check the boost.

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                        • #13
                          Re: New Creative Audio Driver for Vista

                          Originally posted by BleedingKnee View Post
                          Can anyone confirm if it fixes the crackling on BF2142 on WinXP?
                          these issues are gone for me now with 2142. Orbitals sound great.

                          “Up, sluggard, and waste not life; in the grave will be sleeping enough!” Benjamin Franklin

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                          • #14
                            Re: New Creative Audio Driver for Vista

                            Originally posted by msdz View Post
                            I have a question, anybody using the Xtremegamer, Vista Ultimate x64, TS, and latest drivers have any issues with the mic boost always being turned off when you start up TS? I have this issue all the time. I sometimes forget to check the boost before getting into TS and when I get on and talk nobody hears me till I check the boost.
                            I have the X-Fi platinum and have probs with mic boost turning off whenever I restart on XP. I ran Vista a while back and the trouble the drivers gave me made me uninstall vista altogether.

                            also @ buckets: that story was featured on the front page of digg for a while. The thread containing that post reached over 250,000 views and 180 pages of responses in a single weekend.


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                            • #15
                              Re: New Creative Audio Driver for Vista

                              So far all seems good with Vista and my hardware. Only real problem is the mic boost getting switched off. I do believe SP1 helped a lot of issues with Vista but I believe the biggest is still the fact a lot of people do not understand it and they mess things up themselves.

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