New Win2k/XP Audigy Drivers

By on November 1, 2002, 11:26 AM
(Dated 1 Nov 2002) This [URL=]Driver Pack Update[/URL] 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

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Federelli said:
will creative ever release drivers for soundblaster live! 5.1??
Snowy Commando said:
[quote][i]Originally posted by Federelli [/i][b]will creative ever release drivers for soundblaster live! 5.1?? [/b][/quote] I tried to install them for my live! 5.1 and obviously it didn't work.Then I went to my Windowstemp folder and found the setup files that were extracted in CRF000Drivers 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.
Federelli said:
guess it's taking a while then to optimize the drivers for xp... lot's of crackles and noisy eax
Snowy Commando said:
All audigy driver packs are compatible with the Live! 5.1, u just have to use the method described above to install the DRIVER.
Rick said:
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:
Federelli said:
is it alright to do that driver thing? i've tried once, but there was no sound, what do you think?
Unregistered said:
actually even with an audigy and these new drivers u lose fps when u enable eax... creative sucks, period
Snowy Commando said:
EAX sux, better stick with Software 3D Audio i.e. Stereo
Federelli said:
u can always use a3d at least, eax sound crracky on my pc anyway...
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