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Official BETA Audigy 1/2 Driver Release

By TS | Thomas
May 8, 2003
  1. Official BETA Audigy 1/2 Driver Released

    This release is ideal for high-end gamers who want even better performance than they currently enjoy. This release has been tested by Creative Labs for gaming use ONLY. No other functionality has been tested. It should be noted that the Sound Blaster applications provided with your card may not function after installation of this driver. For mixer & speaker configuration the standard Windows apps can be used.

    This release will be followed up with a final official driver update that will integrate the performance features with the core driver & application set. The beta release is designed to stop functioning on the 1st of August 2003 by which time the final release previously mentioned will be available. This update is exclusively for Sound Blaster Audigy & Audigy 2 users running on Windows 2000 or XP ONLY.

    Fixes & Features:
    Sound Blaster Audigy Specific
    Sound Blaster Audigy performance increased by 10%-15% for EAX ADVANCED HD
    Number of simultaneous voices has been doubled from 32 to 64
    Sound Blaster Audigy & Audigy 2 Benefits
    Reverb presets setting by game audio engine is now on average 10X faster
    EAX Morphing performance enhanced, typically yielding a 2X improvement in frame-rates for morphed sections.

    Download Now from the TechSpot Driver Section.
     
  2. since creative won't release more drivers for win98, it'd be great to see a guide on TechSpot about how to install wdm drivers on win98se.
     
  3. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,327

    It's usually not a good idea to do that, especially if you're into gaming. All you need to do anyway is extract the drivers to your desktop, run the file CTZAPXX.EXE & you can install them that way.
     
  4. yeah, I know it's not a good idea, but until a hardware upgrade is on sight, what else to do? I tried installing this but got directx errors, I've seen many people hacking audigy2 drivers or so, so I guess a lot of people were left in the wild by creative's wonderful product support.
     
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