Creative Sound Blaster X-FI Vista Beta Drivers

Discussion in 'Drivers' started by Jason, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. Jason


    Sep 26, 2005
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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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  2. Jason


    Jun 14, 2006
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    Also beaware these Vista drivers might not work on the later build of the Vista 64bit version in my case the Sound blaster 24bit worked on Vista 32bit not on the 64bit.
    pa1916, Jun 22, 2006
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  3. Jason


    Apr 1, 2007
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    On my system the generic drivers that comes with vista will run my x-fi 24 bit card, but when i go to install this beta driver it says i dont have a supported sound card
    rhino64, Apr 1, 2007
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