New Win2k/XP Audigy Drivers

By Julio Franco
Nov 1, 2002
  1. (Dated 1 Nov 2002) This Driver Pack Update pack is available for Sound Blaster Audigy owners operating on Windows 2000 or XP operating systems only. Edit by Thomas - These are the same drivers as the previous Creative release albeit these include support for additional languages (Korean, Japanese, German, French & English).

    Added features:
    Provides Dolby Digital decoding from external SPDIF Input.
    Speaker settings in Creative Audio Mixer are synchronized with Windows Multimedia setting.
    New presets and effects added

    Reduces excess reverb in MIDI while using software synthesizer
    Removes glitches when playing MIDI using SoundFonts
    Removes distortion during AC-3 playback
    Performs recording without playback
    Improves multi channel wave file playback
    Hardware acceleration of Open AL.
    Fixed audio distortion & slow start up when resume from standby
    Fixed elevation bug causing muffled sound in some games
  2. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 361

    will creative ever release drivers for soundblaster live! 5.1??
  3. Snowy Commando

    Snowy Commando TS Rookie Posts: 148

    I tried to install them for my live! 5.1 and obviously it didn't work.

    Then I went to my Windows\temp folder and found the setup files that were extracted in \CRF000\Drivers and ran CTZAPXX.exe which updated my 5.1 drivers with whatever new version is in that folder.

    The current 5.1 drivers suck atm because when you turn EAX on in games, its usually makes the fps worse then without like in UT2K3. Something to do with the OpenAL acceleration which these audigy/5.1 drivers claim to fix.
  4. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 361

    guess it's taking a while then to optimize the drivers for xp... lot's of crackles and noisy eax
  5. Snowy Commando

    Snowy Commando TS Rookie Posts: 148

    All audigy driver packs are compatible with the Live! 5.1, u just have to use the method described above to install the DRIVER.
  6. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    I'd give Creative's drivers and driver support about a 4/10.. They are usually functional, but buggy. Updates come so rarely I consider them a Christmas gift... Creative's drivers suck.

    But hey, they usually sort of work. I guess that's all we can expect. :rollseyes:
  7. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 361

    is it alright to do that driver thing? i've tried once, but there was no sound, what do you think?
  8. actually even with an audigy and these new drivers u lose fps when u enable eax... creative sucks, period
  9. Snowy Commando

    Snowy Commando TS Rookie Posts: 148

    EAX sux, better stick with Software 3D Audio i.e. Stereo
  10. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 361

    u can always use a3d at least, eax sound crracky on my pc anyway...
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