Sound Blaster Audigy series driver 2.18.0001

July 17, 2008
SBAX_PCDRV_LB_2_18_0001.exe
34.9 MB
Windows XP/Vista
6,323
This download is a driver providing Microsoft® Windows Vista® and Windows® XP support for Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy® series audio devices. For more details, read the rest of this web release note. This download supports the following audio devices only: * Creative Sound Blaster Audigy including Platinum and Platinum eX series * Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 including Platinum, Platinum eX, and Value series * Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS including Platinum and Platinum Pro series * Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 4 Pro and Sound Blaster Audigy 4 * Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook PCMCIA Added Features: To find out the Product ID of your audio device and if it supports the following features in Windows XP, click here. For systems using Windows Vista * Dolby® Digital and DTS® decode re-established for sound cards that included decoding in their Windows XP drivers. * DVD-Audio playback re-established for sound cards that included the application in their Windows XP software suite (For Windows Vista 32-bit only). Requires the latest Creative MediaSource DVD-Audio Player software. Click here to download. Fixes: * Resolves issues of intermittent and random application/system crash when playing games or running applications that use EAX®, DirectSound®, OpenAL and/or ASIO features. * Resolves issue of system crash when running DTM - Device Path Exerciser test in Windows Vista 64-bit. * Resolves issue of volume mapping leading to very soft volume level in systems using Windows Vista with Service Pack 1. * Resolves issue with distortion and noise occuring in systems with 4 GB of RAM or greater. * Resolves issue with OpenAL playback of multichannel formats. * Resolves issue of system crash when performing immediate system shutdown after exiting Battlefield 2. * Optimizations to OpenAL to improve performance in Unreal Tournament 3, DiRT, and other games. Known Issues: * Applications from the original Sound Blaster Audigy CD will not work with this download on Windows Vista. * Users are advised to use Audio Console included in this download to change speaker configurations. * Gameport is not supported in Windows Vista and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. * 6.1 speaker mode is not supported by Windows Vista. 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 Windows XP MCE 2004 * Creative 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 file onto your local hard disk. 2. Double-click the downloaded file. 3. Follow the instructions on the screen.
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