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    Well will wonders never cease. Creative finally got off their asses and released a new driver for their X-Fi sound cards.............

    Article:
    Creative fixes Dolby and DTS decoding for X-Fi

    Driver support page for the download:

    http://support.creative.com/Products...9&catName=X-Fi

    And because they seem to have buried the forum so it is hard to find, here is a link:

    http://forums.creative.com/creativel...d=soundblaster

    FYI: As good as this news is, I am going to wait till more feedback gets left in their forum to make sure most of the bugs are worked out.

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    Re: New creative x-fi drivers out!!

    Same, i told you before of all the pros i have with my X-Fi card and drivers, i think i might wait....

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    • #3
      Re: New creative x-fi drivers out!!

      Originally posted by Bamboo View Post
      FYI: As good as this news is, I am going to wait till more feedback gets left in their forum to make sure most of the bugs are worked out.
      QFT. Every driver release from creative has been a gong show. I'll wait for them to yank this version and really fix it before I go for the install :D

      All in all, not too bad. Only 1.5 years after the release of the OS to get all the card features working :row__531:

      You'll notice too that they are finally releasing a vista x64 download for the "Creative Console Launcher". I installed the beta for that a few weeks ago, and it's been running flawlessly. This is part of the software package that was only available via CD (unlike versions for XP which have always been available for download and updated).

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        Re: New creative x-fi drivers out!!

        What does that program do?

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          Re: New creative x-fi drivers out!!

          Originally posted by Bamboo View Post
          What does that program do?
          It's a front end to the audio console. Sits in the task bar and let's you change mixer settings, change modes, access the equalizer, change recording sources and levels, etc.

          It's not required, but it's a nicer interface than going through the default windows audio settings and the plain jane creative audio console.

          Looking now, apparently they did release it last fall. I always had to install it from some ISO i found on teh interweb.

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          • #6
            Re: New creative x-fi drivers out!!

            Heh, going to wait on this. Took me almost a month to diagnose and fix things last time I used a newer driver for the X-Fi. The fact that its come out, that;s amazing in itself!

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              Re: New creative x-fi drivers out!!

              wwwwOOOO-HHHHHOOOOOO

              I sent a tip into Engadget about this earlier today, and they posted and gave me credit. Check it out:

              http://www.engadget.com/2008/07/31/c...or-x-fi-cards/

              The people's comments are funny as hell

              CaptSaltyJack
              CaptSaltyJack @ Jul 31st 2008 11:47AM

              Stop the press! Creative finally released a WORKING driver? Hang on, I have a phone call from Satan, something about his thermostat...

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                Re: New creative x-fi drivers out!!

                Way to go Bamboo! :row__577:

                (can't find the thumb's up smilie...)
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                  Re: New creative x-fi drivers out!!

                  Originally posted by Acreo Aeneas View Post
                  Way to go Bamboo! :row__577:

                  (can't find the thumb's up smilie...)
                  Copy and paste :D

                  Way too cool Bamboo!


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                    Re: New creative x-fi drivers out!!

                    Sorry, I'm a bit of an engadget junkie. I even went to a big meetup when the editors were in DC on business. Was pretty cool. It was at a bar and they had free give aways and stuff.

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                    • #11
                      Re: New creative x-fi drivers out!!

                      I've been reading that people are having a lot of problems with these. :(
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                      • #12
                        Re: New creative x-fi drivers out!!

                        Well I just installed these and my computer hasn't exploded yet so all seems well so far. They worked just fine in the entertainment mode. I have yet to try them in gaming.

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                          OK, i am downloading it now, fingers crossed, its a risk. But i am sick of not havig EAX in game. I have the card, but my headset is a medusa 5.1 USB thing, with its own drivers, and in BF2 it wont go to high settins, but my X-Fi card will, but the headset wont (or i cant get it to ) use the xfi card! Same in ArmA!?

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                            Re: New creative x-fi drivers out!!

                            But the only way for you to get this from your creative card is to get a new headset jeepo.

                            I know you said your USB ones are brand new, but the Creative card doesn't send sound through your USB ports, only through the output jacks on the back of the computer.

                            Might could sell the USB ones on e-bay :D

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                              Re: New creative x-fi drivers out!!

                              Yea, i no, but even then, when i had a jack headset, ithe card wouldnt work right, i had all the jacks in the right slots, and still nothing! Very frustating, im doing a total Uinstall of all soud stff now, gona try the medusa's on their own, as on a forum i just read it said that should help....ill keep you posted....

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