Creative Sound Blaster X-FI Vista Beta Drivers

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    Download: http://www.techspot.com/drivers/driver/file/download/7651/

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    This download is a beta driver for Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi™. It is not fully tested. This download provides full OpenAL 1.1 support for gamers. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.



    Take note of the following:



    * THIS IS AN UNSUPPORTED BETA DRIVER. There is no technical support for this driver.

    * We recommend that only experienced users install this driver. Do not install this driver for critical tasks. Users who are looking for stable drivers should wait for the final release.

    * This beta driver expires on 22 September 2006. When this happens, users should install the latest Sound Blaster X-Fi driver available.



    This download



    * Includes Creative Audio Console, which enables you to use the Sound Blaster X-Fi features and functions.

    * Does not address all the reported general "crackling" issues, but it does resolve some specific issues with crackling. Investigations with some motherboard manufacturers are ongoing, and we hope to provide a general solution soon.

    * Resolves some issues to improve your overall audio experience.



    Added Feature:



    * Supports OpenAL 1.1



    Game Fixes:



    For Prey™



    * Resolves the issue of the computer not responding



    For Quake 4™ (version 1.04)



    * Resolves the issue of the computer not responding when the error message "Quake 4 has encountered an error and needs to close" is displayed

    * Resolves the issue of mono speaker out in surround sound environments

    * Allows you to hear audio from speakers when you select the OpenAL X-Fi option as the audio driver

    * Allows audio channels to stream to correct speakers



    For Battlefield 2™



    * Allows the Ultra-High Audio setting in a multi-player game



    For Battlefield 2 (version 1.12)



    * Allows you to hear audio from speakers when the X-Fi audio driver option is selected



    For Doom 3™ (version 1.3)



    * Allows you to hear audio from speakers when EAX 4.0 is enabled

    * Resolves the "pop" issue during the Chainsaw attack sound effect sequence

    * Removes "hiss" from the front left speaker

    * Allows panning

    * Plays the Ambient sound effects correctly



    For Unreal® Tournament 2004 (version 3369)



    * Allows you to hear audio from speakers when running in hardware OpenAL mode (the System Driver check-box is cleared)



    For Unreal Tournament 2004 (version 3355)



    * Allows reverb in native OpenAL mode

    * Allows music to play correctly during gaming in Native OpenAL mode



    For Dungeon Siege® (version 1.11)



    * Resolves the issue of the computer not responding during benchmarking



    Music or Movie Playback Fixes:



    * Resolves the issue of the computer not responding when DTS signal is passed through Creative MediaSource™ Player/Organizer

    * Removes X-Fi CMSS-3D Speakers distortion when playing DivX stereo content



    Recording Fixes:



    For ASIO



    * Resolves the issue where audio stops when you turn on the inputs in Cubase® LE

    * Resolves the issue of the computer not responding when the sample rate changes in Cubase

    * Resolves crackling during playback and monitoring at 1 ms

    * Resolves the issue where signal is lost when the sample rate changes in Cubase LE or SX3



    For Audio Creation Mode



    * Removes distortion when recording to a 44.1 kHz multi-channel wave file in Audio Creation Mode with 44.1 kHz master sampling rate

    * Removes the pops and crackles during record monitoring and changing sample rates



    For Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition



    * Resolves the issue where no audio is heard from your speakers occasionally when playing 3D MIDI files

    * Resolves the missing instrument issue when playing a MIDI file in all modes



    For Cubase LE 1.09



    * Resumes normal playback of MIDI tracks when changing sampling rate
     
    Jason, Jun 15, 2006
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