Sep 9, 2015

SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.7

This software/driver pack is unofficial, not supported by Creative Labs.
Use it at your own risk.



Supports the following Sound Blaster X-Fi cards (based on the CA20Kx DSPs):

- Creative SB X-Fi PCI (except Xtreme Audio)
- Creative SB X-Fi PCI OEM SB077x (Dell, HP, Lenovo, Fujitsu etc)
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium PCI-E
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium PCI-E OEM (HP / Fujitsu)
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD PCI-E
- Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1
- Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1
- Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater HD
- Gigabyte SB X-Fi Titanium PCI-E onboard
- Onkyo Wavio SE-300PCIE (R2)

For X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI, click here.
For X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI Express, click here.



Operating Systems supported (32-bit and 64-bit editions):

- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP



Items that will be installed, depending on the detected card: 

- Creative SB X-Fi / SB077x series driver 2.30.0007
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium series driver 2.40.0011
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD driver 3.00.2018
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium OEM HP/Fujitsu 2.16.0001.63 WHQL
- Auzentech X-Fi Prelude driver 2.14.0001.28 RefCD5
- Auzentech X-Fi Forte driver 2.20.0000.34
- Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater HD driver 2.20.0000.34
- Gigabyte SB X-Fi Titanium driver 2.16.0004.46 WHQL
- Onkyo Wavio SE-300PCIE (R2) driver 2.16.0004.42

- ALchemy 1.45.06
- Audio Control Panel 3.01.04
- AutoMode Switcher 1.01.08
- Console Launcher 2.61.58
- DDL and DTS Connect License Activation 2.00.03 (*)
- Dolby Digital Live Pack 3.03.08 (*)
- DTS Connect Pack 1.05.00 (*)
- MediaSource DVD-Audio Player 2.00.78 (32-bit Windows only)
- Remote Control System 5.00.35 (**)
- SoundFont Bank Manager 3.21.03
- THX Console 3.50.09
- Volume Panel 2.21.18

(*) Purchase and activation required for all SB X-Fi PCI and SB077x (OEM), SB X-Fi Titanium OEM HP SB0963 (Subsys_2A83103C) and Onkyo Wavio SE-300PCIE (R2). More info at http://buy.soundblaster.com.

(**) Only available for SB X-Fi PCI models, except SB0730, SB073A, SB0760 e SB077x OEM.



Fixes and improvements:

- 3.7: Includes official X-Fi Titanium and Titanium HD PCIe drivers: settings are properly saved after restart.

- 3.7: Updated shared components for many applications, updated X-Fi Tweak to clear some old driver state files during install and uninstall.

SB Audigy Series Support Pack 6.1

This software/driver pack is unofficial, not supported by Creative Labs.
Use it at your own risk.



Supports any model of the following Sound Blaster cards (based on Emu0kx DSP):

- Audigy
- Audigy 2
- Audigy 2 ZS
- Audigy 4
- Audigy 5/RX

For Audigy SE/LS/Value and Live! 24-bit cards, click here for a compatible version.



Operating systems supported:

- 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3


Included in the pack: 

- Audigy series driver 3.01.0044 (Windows Vista or later) (**)
- Audigy series driver 2.09.0016 (Windows XP)
- ALchemy 1.45.06
- Audio Console 1.41.01
- DDL License Activation 1.00.04 (*)
- Dolby Digital Live Pack 3.03.08 (*)
- EAX Console 3.00.61 (Windows Vista or later)
- EAX Console 3.00.59 (Windows XP only)
- Feature Mode Selection Utility 2.10.07
- Graphic Equalizer 2.10.02
- MediaSource DVD-Audio Player 2.00.78 (***)
- On Screen Display 2.20.03 (Windows XP only)
- Remote Control System 5.00.35
- SB Audigy Control Panel 1.00.16
- SoundFont Bank Manager 3.21.02
- Speaker Calibrator 1.60.14 (Windows XP only)
- Speaker Settings 2.10.05 (Windows Vista or later)
- Speaker Settings 2.10.04 (Windows XP only)
- Surround Mixer 4.00.76 (Windows XP only)
- THX Setup Console 2.20.08 (Windows XP only)


(*) Purchase and activation required, more info at http://buy.soundblaster.com.

(**)  - For Audigy 5/RX (SB1550) and Audigy 4 Series II (SB0612) this driver also supports Windows XP.

(***) - Requires Audigy 2, Audigy 2 ZS ou Audigy 4



Fixes and improvements:

- 6.1: Unless Creative releases a driver update, this is the final version. I'll release an updated Installation Disc, before you ask.

- 6.1: Fixed EAX Console crash on Windows 8 or later. Speaker Settings and Graphic Equalizer still crash on exit and couldn't fix them, unfortunately.

- 6.1: Fixed CMSS2 not available in Audio Console / Audigy Control Panel with Audigy 5/RX.

- 6.1: Fixed RCLDMWND: DLLML.exe application error.

- 6.1: Updated shared components.

Windows 10 drivers for ASUS Xonar series and other C-Media Oxygen HD cards from AuzenTech, HT Omega, K-Data and TempoTec

Windows 10 drivers for ASUS Xonar family and other C-Media Oxygen HD based soundcards from AuzenTech, HT Omega, K-Data and TempoTec, version 8.1.8.1823, dated 06/02/2015 for Windows 10.

Please DO NOT re-release my modified packages in any way. Thanks for your understanding.

Aug 16, 2015

P17X Series Support Pack 3.1 (Audigy SE/Value/LS - Live 24-bit - X-Fi XtremeAudio - SB 5.1VX - Rocketfish 7.1/5.1)

This software/driver pack is unofficial, not supported by Creative Labs.
Use it at your own risk.



Supports any model of the following Sound Blaster cards (based on P17X chipset):

- X-Fi Xtreme Audio
- Rocketfish 7.1
- Audigy Value/SE/LS
- Live! 24-bit
- Audigy LS
- Rocketfish 5.1
- SB 5.1 VX



Operating systems supported:

- 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3



Included in the pack:

- Driver for Windows Vista or later 5.12.1.2018 WHQL (X-Fi Xtreme Audio) / 5.12.1.2020 WHQL (all other cards)
- Driver for Windows XP: 5.12.01.627 (Audigy LS, Rocketfish 5.1, SB 5.1 VX) / 5.12.01.626 (all other cards)
- ALchemy 1.45.06
- Audio Console 3.01.03
- Entertainment Console 3.01.03
- Host OpenAL 2.02.86
- Volume Panel 2.21.17





Fixes and improvements:

- Updated Driver Helper to fix false positive virus warnings.

- Updated some shared components.

- New integrated Post Driver Install Helper tweaks the driver without tampering certificate.

- Fixed no Headphone (CMSS) mode for SB 5.1VX (Audigy LS with shared Subsystem ID) on Windows Vista or later.

- Fixed noise on 5.1 cards (SB 5.1VX / Audigy LS) on Windows XP.

- Updated many components.

- Driver based on the WHQL release from WindowsUpdate (with Headphone mode/Bass Redirection fixes by me)

- Fixes the Headphone mode resetting to Speakers mode on reboot (all cards, including the X-Fi Xtreme Audio)





Release Notes:


Windows Security warning during driver installation on Windows XP

When prompted with "Windows can't verify the publisher of this driver software", choose "Install this driver software anyway".


Unsupported Audigy LS / Rocketfish 5.1 / SB 5.1 VX features on Windows XP

On Windows XP, 6.1 and 7.1 Speakers configurations are incorrectly available, as those cards do not have the hardware required to support these configurations.

Selecting 6.1 or 7.1 Speakers will automatically reset the configuration to 5.1 Speakers.


Auxiliary and S/PDIF-In record inputs and Microphone +20dB Boost available in the mixer don't work, as those cards do not support the features.



Configuring CMSS on Windows Vista or later

For all supported cards, except the X-Fi Xtreme Audio, Audio Console must be used to configure CMSS, which is not available in the Entertainment Console.





Download:

Filename: P17X_SupportPack_3_1a.exe
File size: 50.5 MB
CRC32 hash: FCDB9690
SHA-1 hash: 79B1BA5C8D84CF006DBAD3CBBF02B8E1E4C9E4DA

Mirrors: Google Drive



All files are property of Creative Technology Ltd, unless otherwise stated.

Aug 14, 2015

SB Audigy Series Support Pack 6.0

This software/driver pack is unofficial, not supported by Creative Labs.
Use it at your own risk.



Supports any model of the following Sound Blaster cards (based on Emu0kx DSP):

- Audigy
- Audigy 2
- Audigy 2 ZS
- Audigy 4
- Audigy 5/RX

For Audigy SE/LS/Value and Live! 24-bit cards, click here for a compatible version.



Operating systems supported:

- 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3


Included in the pack: 

- Audigy series driver 3.01.0044 (Windows Vista or later) (**)
- Audigy series driver 2.09.0016 (Windows XP)
- ALchemy 1.45.06
- Audio Console 1.41.00
- DDL License Activation 1.00.04 (*)
- Dolby Digital Live Pack 3.03.08 (*)
- EAX Console 3.00.60 (Windows Vista or later)
- EAX Console 3.00.59 (Windows XP only)
- Feature Mode Selection Utility 2.10.07
- Graphic Equalizer 2.10.02
- MediaSource DVD-Audio Player 2.00.78 (***)
- On Screen Display 2.20.03 (Windows XP only)
- Remote Control System 5.00.34
- SB Audigy Control Panel 1.00.15
- SoundFont Bank Manager 3.21.02
- Speaker Calibrator 1.60.14 (Windows XP only)
- Speaker Settings 2.10.05 (Windows Vista or later)
- Speaker Settings 2.10.04 (Windows XP only)
- Surround Mixer 4.00.76 (Windows XP only)
- THX Setup Console 2.20.08 (Windows XP only)


(*) Purchase and activation required, more info at http://buy.soundblaster.com.

(**)  - For Audigy 5/RX (SB1550) and Audigy 4 Series II (SB0612) this driver also supports Windows XP.

(***) - Requires Audigy 2, Audigy 2 ZS ou Audigy 4



Fixes and improvements:

- Based on official Audigy 5/RX Windows 10 driver

- Fixed Graphic Equalizer sometimes does not load.

- Added support for EEPROM corrupted Audigy "1" cards. Feedback is appreciated.

- Updated KillDrvX to support changes in Windows 10, now warns if Audigy driver service is still running.

- Fixed Audigy 5/RX support.

- Readded "EndPoint Utility" to enable the use of other digital devices to output Dolby Digital Live encoded audio.


- Fixed driver installation issues on Windows 10.


- Fixed Audigy "1" or Audigy 2 mute issue.


- Audigy RX is now fully supported.


- EAX Console now works on Windows Vista or later.


- Karaoke effects now work properly on Windows Vista or later, just use EAX Console to enable them. Effects will only be applied to the Microphone input.


- Sound Blaster Audigy Control Panel now available for all cards, but it lacks many settings available on Audio Console, so use the later.


- Added instructions on how to install the Gameport.


- Fixed missing speaker settings strings on Windows XP when DDL is enabled.


- Improved driver installation, less confirmation prompts.


- Improved setup procedure and scripts.


- Removed Encode switcher for now, only DDL is available.


- Installation now customizable, select what you want to install.

- New integrated Post Driver Install Helper tweaks the driver without tampering certificate.

- CMSS2 is now available.

- OpenAL 64-bit support.

- Dolby Digital Live now works on Windows 8.1 (update 1). Creative Audio Service was not being installed on that OS.

- Special FX, Advanced EQ, Studio and Custom presets now available on Windows Vista or later.

- Audio Console does not crash anymore on non-English localized installs. Localized resources for Online Karaoke tab were missing; added mostly localized Korean and Chinese (Traditional) resources.

- Online Karaoke page is available for all Audigy cards on Windows Vista or later; this is NOT a new feature, but an easier way to configure the Microphone.

- EAX Settings for Windows Vista or later includes EAX Studio, a fancy version of EAX Control Panel, no changes in functionality, except the Test button now works.

- Added fully localized Korean and Chinese (Traditional) resources for EAX Studio, which were missing.



Undocumentend fixes by Creative (not listed in the release notes):

- Headphone mode now sticks and does not revert automatically to Speakers mode on Windows Vista or later.

- Special FX, Advanced EQ and Studio presets were not working on Windows Vista or later.



IMPORTANT: Driver uninstall on Windows Vista or later

The included driver for Windows Vista or later has a bug that causes a stop (blue screen) error when unloaded by disabling the Audigy or uninstalling the driver.

To workaround this issue, run the KillDrv.exe utility included and restart when asked to do so. Proceed normally and uninstall all the software or only the driver.

If you have previously installed the Audigy 5/RX driver, you MUST run this utility.

As the KillDrvX verify the driver version installed, running it won't do any harm, even if the driver version is not affected.


HOW TO INSTALL THE GAMEPORT DRIVER

You can find a Gameport\ReadMe.htm file in the folder where you unpacked the Support Pack.

Just follow the steps shown in the screenshots.



WINDOWS 8 OR LATER DOES NOT SAVE SETTINGS

Configure all settings and shutdown, hibernate or put your computer to sleep so that your settings will be saved.

This does not work if you disable Fast startup permanently or temporarily (by holding the Shift key while shutting down) or if you disable Hybrid Sleep.



OpenAL 2D benchmark in RightMark 3DSound crashes your system

The included driver for Windows Vista or later has a bug that crashes your system if you run the OpenAL 2D benchmark using 63 buffers.

No problem With 62 or fewer buffers.

OpenAL 3D and OpenAL 3D + EAX benchmarks are not affected.

Details: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (0x000000D1) - ctoss2k.sys



There is no DirectSound hardware acceleration on Windows XP 64-bit (x64) with 4GB RAM or more

The Audigy driver does not support 64-bit addressing, disabling the DirectSound hardware acceleration and causing multichannel sound to be played only in the stereo channels (front left/right).

Workarounds:

- install the 32-bit (x86) version of Windows XP.
- limit to less than 4GB the amount of RAM available to Windows.
- enable the "Memory Hole" setting in the BIOS Setup, if your motherboard supports it.
- install and use Creative ALchemy to convert the DirectSound API calls into OpenAL, which is not affected by this issue.



Karaoke effects make the audio play in mono

You can avoid this issue by using EAX Console to enable Karaoke effects. Audio Console is affected by the issue.

Optionally, follow the steps below.

Open EAX Settings, select a Karaoke effect, then click the Edit button.

Click on the Source (Wave) tab and change the Original sound to 100% and Pitch Shift to 0%. Click the Save environment button.

Repeat the steps for all Karaoke effects.

These changes will be valid only for the current speaker configuration. If desired, repeat the same process for each speaker configuration.



MediaSource DVD-Audio Player system requirements

- 32-bit edition of Windows XP or later

- any Audigy 2, Audigy 2 ZS or Audigy 4 card



Built-in Decoder on Windows Vista or later

To use the built-in decoder, make sure it is enabled in Audio Console.

Select "SPDIF Out (Creative SB Audigy (WDM))" as the output device of your player and then configure the AC3/DTS filter to send the stream through SPDIF.

When you restart your computer, the Tone settings (Bass and Treble) are not applied.

Just readjust one of the controls one time per boot.



Equalizer and EAX effects are not available when using OpenAL or ALchemy

Only Tone (Bass and Treble) and CMSS 3D (CMSS, CMSS2 and Stereo Surround) features are available.



There is no sound in games with OpenAL support

Disable Advanced EQ and Special FX by selecting "No effect" before running the game or program.



Equalizer settings are not applied after using OpenAL or ALchemy

After you run a game with OpenAL support or using Creative ALchemy, the Equalizer settings are applied.

Just run Equalizer and the saved setting is loaded automatically.



Tone settings are lost when speaker configuration is changed

Bass and treble settings reset to their default values when speaker configuration is changed.





Download:

Filename: Audigy_SupportPack_6_0.exe
File size: 118 MB
CRC32 hash: DE81DE10
SHA-1 hash: A46BF68EEBC4B36EA5717235B64CE9B33584F55D

Mirrors: Google Drive

All files are property of Creative Technology Ltd, unless otherwise stated.

SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCIe / Notebook Support Pack 1.2

This software/driver pack is unofficial, not supported by Creative Labs.
Use it at your own risk.


Supported audio devices:

- Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCIe
- Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Notebook



This setup program will install the following items:

- Driver for Windows Vista or later 6.10.1.209
- Driver for Windows XP: 5.10.0.214 WHQL (*)
- ALchemy 1.45.06
- Audio Console 3.01.03
- Entertainment Console 3.01.03
- Host OpenAL 2.02.86
- Volume Panel 2.21.17

(*) The files match the WHQL certificate, but unfortunately the target OS is 6.1 (Windows 7), so you'll be prompted with an unsigned driver error.





Operating systems supported:

- 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP



Release notes

- First release including newer XP driver than Creative's official.



Download:

Filename: XFXA_SupportPack_1_2.exe
File size: 80.5 MB 
CRC32 hash: BEF6528C
SHA- hash: EB899953D67236E5C049FB6F7299594AA7FEF955

Mirrors: Google Drive

All files are property of Creative Technology Ltd, unless otherwise noted.

Aug 13, 2015

VIA HD Audio driver 6.0.11.1000 for Windows 10

Another VIA HD Audio WHQL signed driver for Windows 10.

For Windows 10, version 6.0.11.1000, dated 08/11/2015.

This driver does not include DTS and SRS enhancements, only VIA and Creative effects are supported.

Download from Google Drive.

Size: 76,3 MB
CRC: 58D9FA10
SHA-1: 795B3FF148DB3AA771F72572C8D640F9F8512EDB

Aug 12, 2015

VIA HD Audio driver 6.0.11.0900 for Windows 10

New VIA HD Audio WHQL signed drivers for Windows 10 and Windows 8.1.

For Windows 10, version 6.0.11.0900, dated 08/06/2015.
For Windows 8.1, version 6.0.11.0800, dated 06/15/2015.

VIA should have been in a hurry, as the version and date for many INF files are 6.0.11.0800, dated 06/15/2015,

There are also drivers for Windows 8 and Windows 7, version 6.0.11.0800, dated 06/15/2015, although not WHQL signed.

Download from Google Drive.

Size: 76,8 MB
CRC: 72327BA0
SHA-1: A56F26755DABC77E56ED8AEA2E5951DB73292C21

Aug 3, 2015

SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.5

This software/driver pack is unofficial, not supported by Creative Labs.
Use it at your own risk.



Supports the following Sound Blaster X-Fi cards (based on the CA20Kx DSPs):

- Creative SB X-Fi PCI (except Xtreme Audio)
- Creative SB X-Fi PCI OEM SB077x (Dell, HP, Lenovo, Fujitsu etc)
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium PCI-E
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium PCI-E OEM (HP / Fujitsu)
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD PCI-E
- Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1
- Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1
- Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater HD
- Gigabyte SB X-Fi Titanium PCI-E onboard
- Onkyo Wavio SE-300PCIE (R2)

For X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI, click here.
For X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI Express, click here.



Operating Systems supported (32-bit and 64-bit editions):

- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP



Items that will be installed, depending on the detected card: 

- Creative SB X-Fi / SB077x series driver 2.30.0004
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium series driver 2.40.0008.0
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD driver 3.00.2015
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium OEM HP/Fujitsu 2.16.0001.63 WHQL
- Auzentech X-Fi Prelude driver 2.14.0001.28 RefCD5
- Auzentech X-Fi Forte driver 2.20.0000.34
- Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater HD driver 2.20.0000.34
- Gigabyte SB X-Fi Titanium driver 2.16.0004.46 WHQL
- Onkyo Wavio SE-300PCIE (R2) driver 2.16.0004.42

- ALchemy 1.45.06
- Audio Control Panel 3.01.03
- AutoMode Switcher 1.01.07
- Console Launcher 2.61.57
- DDL and DTS Connect License Activation 2.00.03 (*)
- Dolby Digital Live Pack 3.03.08 (*)
- DTS Connect Pack 1.05.00 (*)
- MediaSource DVD-Audio Player 2.00.78 (32-bit Windows only)
- Remote Control System 5.00.34 (**)
- SoundFont Bank Manager 3.21.02
- THX Console 3.50.08
- Volume Panel 2.21.16

(*) Purchase and activation required for all SB X-Fi PCI and SB077x (OEM), SB X-Fi Titanium OEM HP SB0963 (Subsys_2A83103C) and Onkyo Wavio SE-300PCIE (R2). More info at http://buy.soundblaster.com.

(**) Only available for SB X-Fi PCI models, except SB0730, SB073A, SB0760 e SB077x OEM.



Fixes and improvements:


- 3.5: Fixed cannot detect errors with Gigabyte integrated X-Fi (CA20K2).

- 3.5: Automatically deletes CtxfiReg registry entry in Run key, if found. This is related to a previous and buggy version of Support Pack.

- 3.5: Updated Console Launcher and shared components.

- 3.4: Official Windows 8.1 drivers for Auzentech X-Fi Forte and Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater HD.

- 3.3 bug fix: Fixed settings not being saved for cards with official Windows 8.1 Support.

- 3.3 bug fix: Apps don't need to be RunAsAdmin anymore on Windows 10, but you still need to shutdown your system for the settings to be saved.

- 3.2 small bug fix: Only for Auzentech X-Fi Prelude and SB X-Fi Titanium OEM HP/Fujitsu cards, OpenAL redistributable was not being updated

- Fixed Windows 10 driver installation issues

- Improved setup script and install process

- Installation is now future proof

- Installation now customizable, select what you want to install.

- Updated applications and shared components.

- New integrated Post Driver Install Helper tweaks the driver without tampering certificate.

- Setup now properly detects multiple devices and aborts if more than one device is found.

- Setup now fully supports multi product installation.

- 64-bit ASIO / OpenAL support for Auzentech Prelude and 64-bit OpenAL support for all other cards (as they already support 64-bit ASIO with their official drivers).





Release Notes:


IF WINDOWS 8 / 8.1 / 10 DOES NOT SAVE SETTINGS

Configure all settings and shutdown Windows so that your settings will be saved.

This does not work if you disable Fast startup permanently or temporarily (by holding the Shift key while shutting down).



INCLUDED SB X-FI PCI DRIVER WORKS IN WDM MODE

In order to support all of the original features of the SB X-Fi PCI cards (except the OEM SB077x models), the included driver operates in WDM mode, which may not work in some hardware configurations, specially those based on the NVIDIA nForce chipsets.

An UAA mode Support Pack will be available later.



MEDIASOURCE DVD-AUDIO PLAYER AVAILABLE ONLY ON PCI CARDS

This feature is available on all SB X-Fi PCI models, except SB0730, SB073A, SB0760 and SB077x OEM.





Download:

Filename: XFI_SupportPack_3_5.exe
File size: 118 MB 
CRC32 hash: C81E7744
SHA-1 hash: 7985914C273E4E0D2F5B43E11B404F84DAB32DFC

Mirrors: Google Drive



All files are property of Creative Technology Ltd, unless otherwise noted.

Jul 8, 2015

Windows 10 Build 10162: Audio issue detailed

After some in-depth analysis, I've found that the registry data actually does not get corrupt, but it is not updated and synchronized as it should.

When you change an audio configuration in Windows, it is applied to both the driver and the audio engine.

The bug affects this process: the driver configuration is updated but the audio engine is not.

However, if you change the bit depth keeping the same sample rate, the configuration is properly updated.

I wrote a small utility dubbed "Audio Format Utility" as a proof of concept.

It reads the stream format data from all audio render (output) devices present in your system and displays both Driver and (Audio) Engine values.

You can clearly see the configuration mismatches when audio playback is not working.

Changed from 5.1 to Stereo, no audio:

Changed from 24-bit, 44100 Hz to 24-bit, 192000 Hz, no audio:

Changed from 24-bit, 192000 Hz (above) to 16-bit, 192000 Hz. Audio output now works.


I've said before and repeat here.

Personally, I think Microsoft is screwing up this release.


It's all about making money with the Windows Store and release the unfinished OS as fast as possible.

So close to RTM, Windows 10 suffers from such annoying silly bug in its audio subsystem.


Edit: the issue was fixed in build 10166 and 10240.

Download Audio Format Utility (AudioFrmtU.zip)
CRC32: 927E2237
SHA-1: 825875D4CE90C631E6A4F41CE33DA1A38A2444FE
Mirror: Google Drive

SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.4

This software/driver pack is unofficial, not supported by Creative Labs.
Use it at your own risk.



Supports the following Sound Blaster X-Fi cards (based on the CA20Kx DSPs):

- Creative SB X-Fi PCI (except Xtreme Audio)
- Creative SB X-Fi PCI OEM SB077x (Dell, HP, Lenovo, Fujitsu etc)
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium PCI-E
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium PCI-E OEM (HP / Fujitsu)
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD PCI-E
- Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1
- Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1
- Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater HD
- Gigabyte SB X-Fi Titanium PCI-E onboard
- Onkyo Wavio SE-300PCIE (R2)

For X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI, click here.
For X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI Express, a compatible pack will be released soon.



Operating Systems supported (32-bit and 64-bit editions):

- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP



Items that will be installed, depending on the detected card: 

- Creative SB X-Fi / SB077x series driver 2.30.0004
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium series driver 2.40.0008.0
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD driver 3.00.2015
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium OEM HP/Fujitsu 2.16.0001.63 WHQL
- Auzentech X-Fi Prelude driver 2.14.0001.28 RefCD5
- Auzentech X-Fi Forte driver 2.20.0000.34
- Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater HD driver 2.20.0000.34
- Gigabyte SB X-Fi Titanium driver 2.16.0004.46 WHQL
- Onkyo Wavio SE-300PCIE (R2) driver 2.16.0004.42

- ALchemy 1.45.06
- Audio Control Panel 3.01.03
- AutoMode Switcher 1.01.07
- Console Launcher 2.61.55
- DDL and DTS Connect License Activation 2.00.03 (*)
- Dolby Digital Live Pack 3.03.08 (*)
- DTS Connect Pack 1.05.00 (*)
- MediaSource DVD-Audio Player 2.00.78 (32-bit Windows only)
- Remote Control System 5.00.34 (**)
- SoundFont Bank Manager 3.21.02
- THX Console 3.50.08
- Volume Panel 2.21.16

(*) Purchase and activation required for all SB X-Fi PCI and SB077x (OEM), SB X-Fi Titanium OEM HP SB0963 (Subsys_2A83103C) and Onkyo Wavio SE-300PCIE (R2). More info at http://buy.soundblaster.com.

(**) Only available for SB X-Fi PCI models, except SB0730, SB073A, SB0760 e SB077x OEM.



Fixes and improvements:


- 3.4: Official Windows 8.1 drivers for Auzentech X-Fi Forte and Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater HD.

- 3.3 bug fix: Fixed settings not being saved for cards with official Windows 8.1 Support.

- 3.3 bug fix: Apps don't need to be RunAsAdmin anymore on Windows 10, but you still need to shutdown your system for the settings to be saved.

- 3.2 small bug fix: Only for Auzentech X-Fi Prelude and SB X-Fi Titanium OEM HP/Fujitsu cards, OpenAL redistributable was not being updated

- Fixed Windows 10 driver installation issues

- Improved setup script and install process

- Installation is now future proof

- Installation now customizable, select what you want to install.

- Updated applications and shared components.

- New integrated Post Driver Install Helper tweaks the driver without tampering certificate.

- Setup now properly detects multiple devices and aborts if more than one device is found.

- Setup now fully supports multi product installation.

- 64-bit ASIO / OpenAL support for Auzentech Prelude and 64-bit OpenAL support for all other cards (as they already support 64-bit ASIO with their official drivers).





Release Notes:


IF WINDOWS 8 / 8.1 / 10 DOES NOT SAVE SETTINGS

Configure all settings and shutdown Windows so that your settings will be saved.

This does not work if you disable Fast startup permanently or temporarily (by holding the Shift key while shutting down).



INCLUDED SB X-FI PCI DRIVER WORKS IN WDM MODE

In order to support all of the original features of the SB X-Fi PCI cards (except the OEM SB077x models), the included driver operates in WDM mode, which may not work in some hardware configurations, specially those based on the NVIDIA nForce chipsets.

An UAA mode Support Pack will be available later.



MEDIASOURCE DVD-AUDIO PLAYER AVAILABLE ONLY ON PCI CARDS

This feature is available on all SB X-Fi PCI models, except SB0730, SB073A, SB0760 and SB077x OEM.





Download:

Filename: XFI_SupportPack_3_4.exe
File size: 118 MB 
CRC32 hash: 7FE8E485
SHA-1 hash: 4D47977F3C086A2E8F5A1A464801A19F85F83C28

New pack is out.



All files are property of Creative Technology Ltd, unless otherwise noted.

Jul 7, 2015

Windows 10 Build 10162: Working around the audio issue

Personally, I think Microsoft is screwing up this release.


It's all about making money with the Windows Store and release the unfinished OS as fast as possible.

So close to RTM, Windows 10 suffers from an annoying regression bug in its audio subsystem.

Yep, it IS a bug, and it is not related to the SMALL changes in the audio subsystem.

The default audio stream format registry data is corrupted when:

  • Speakers configuration is changed;
  • Default format is changed to a different sample rate;
  • Some audio enhancements are enabled (rarely).

As the format becomes invalid no audio is played back and Windows reports a "Failed to play test tone" error in Speakers test.

To workaround this, just play with the bit depth.

Everytime time you change the Speakers configuration or the Sample Rate (regardless of the bit depth), change the default format to a different bit depth while keeping the same sample rate.

If the current bit depth is 24-bit, change it to 16-bit, then change it back to 24-bit. Make it sure the sample rate is always the same. The other way round is also valid (16-bit -> 24-bit -> 16-bit).

When you do this, the default audio stream registry data is corrected.

If the audio is working you can change the bit depth with no harm.

Example 1 - Current format is 16-bit, 48000 Hz and you want to change it to 24-bit, 96000 Hz.

  • change to 24-bit, 96000 Hz, click on apply.
  • change to 16-bit, 96000 Hz, click on apply.
  • change to 24-bit, 96000 Hz, click on apply.


Example 2 - Illustrated guide for those not tech savvy.

  • Realtek HD Audio driver's default format is 24-bit, 44100 Hz.
  • Open the Playback devices.
  • Double-click the Speakers device (Realtek High Definition Audio).
  • Click on Advanced tab.


  • Change it to 16-bit, 44100 Hz (CD Quality):



  • Apply the change:



  • Now restore the default format back to the desired format:



  • Apply the change and click the Test button. Now it works!


Edit: the issue was fixed in build 10166 and 10240.

Apr 19, 2015

SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.3

This software/driver pack is unofficial, not supported by Creative Labs.
Use it at your own risk.



Supports the following Sound Blaster X-Fi cards (based on the CA20Kx DSPs):

- Creative SB X-Fi PCI (except Xtreme Audio)
- Creative SB X-Fi PCI OEM SB077x (Dell, HP, Lenovo, Fujitsu etc)
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium PCI-E
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium PCI-E OEM (HP / Fujitsu)
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD PCI-E
- Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1
- Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1
- Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater HD
- Gigabyte SB X-Fi Titanium PCI-E onboard
- Onkyo Wavio SE-300PCIE (R2)

For X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI, click here.
For X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI Express, a compatible pack will be released soon.



Operating Systems supported (32-bit and 64-bit editions):

- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP



Items that will be installed, depending on the detected card: 

- Creative SB X-Fi / SB077x series driver 2.30.0004
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium series driver 2.40.0008.0
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD driver 3.00.2015
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium OEM HP/Fujitsu 2.16.0001.63 WHQL
- Auzentech X-Fi Prelude driver 2.14.0001.28 RefCD5
- Auzentech X-Fi Forte driver 2.20.0000.33 RefCD4
- Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater HD driver 2.20.0000.33 RefCD3
- Gigabyte SB X-Fi Titanium driver 2.16.0004.46 WHQL
- Onkyo Wavio SE-300PCIE (R2) driver 2.16.0004.42

- ALchemy 1.45.03
- Audio Control Panel 3.01.03
- AutoMode Switcher 1.01.07
- Console Launcher 2.61.55
- DDL and DTS Connect License Activation 2.00.03 (*)
- Dolby Digital Live Pack 3.03.08 (*)
- DTS Connect Pack 1.05.00 (*)
- MediaSource DVD-Audio Player 2.00.78 (32-bit Windows only)
- Remote Control System 5.00.34 (**)
- SoundFont Bank Manager 3.21.02
- THX Console 3.50.08
- Volume Panel 2.21.16

(*) Purchase and activation required for all SB X-Fi PCI and SB077x (OEM), SB X-Fi Titanium OEM HP SB0963 (Subsys_2A83103C) and Onkyo Wavio SE-300PCIE (R2). More info at http://buy.soundblaster.com.

(**) Only available for SB X-Fi PCI models, except SB0730, SB073A, SB0760 e SB077x OEM.



Fixes and improvements:

- 3.3 bug fix: Fixed settings not being saved for cards with official Windows 8.1 Support.

- 3.3 bug fix: Apps don't need to be RunAsAdmin anymore on Windows 10, but you still need to shutdown your system for the settings to be saved.

- 3.2 small bug fix: Only for Auzentech X-Fi Prelude and SB X-Fi Titanium OEM HP/Fujitsu cards, OpenAL redistributable was not being updated

- Fixed Windows 10 driver installation issues

- Improved setup script and install process

- Installation is now future proof

- Installation now customizable, select what you want to install.

- Updated applications and shared components.

- New integrated Post Driver Install Helper tweaks the driver without tampering certificate.

- Setup now properly detects multiple devices and aborts if more than one device is found.

- Setup now fully supports multi product installation.

- 64-bit ASIO / OpenAL support for Auzentech Prelude and 64-bit OpenAL support for all other cards (as they already support 64-bit ASIO with their official drivers).





Release Notes:


IF WINDOWS 8 / 8.1 / 10 DOES NOT SAVE SETTINGS

Configure all settings and shutdown Windows so that your settings will be saved.

This does not work if you disable Fast startup permanently or temporarily (by holding the Shift key while shutting down).



INCLUDED SB X-FI PCI DRIVER WORKS IN WDM MODE

In order to support all of the original features of the SB X-Fi PCI cards (except the OEM SB077x models), the included driver operates in WDM mode, which may not work in some hardware configurations, specially those based on the NVIDIA nForce chipsets.

An UAA mode Support Pack will be available later.



MEDIASOURCE DVD-AUDIO PLAYER AVAILABLE ONLY ON PCI CARDS

This feature is available on all SB X-Fi PCI models, except SB0730, SB073A, SB0760 and SB077x OEM.





Download:

Filename: XFI_SupportPack_3_3.exe
File size: 118 MB 
CRC32 hash: 4E858ABD
SHA-1 hash: 66A138A3DCBC012DD2FAEEF3396FCCC47AE33509

New pack is out.



All files are property of Creative Technology Ltd, unless otherwise noted.

SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.3 SE

This software/driver pack is unofficial, not supported by Creative Labs.
Use it at your own risk.



Supports the following Sound Blaster X-Fi cards (based on the CA20Kx DSPs):

- Creative SB X-Fi PCI (except Xtreme Audio)
- Creative SB X-Fi PCI OEM SB077x (Dell, HP, Lenovo, Fujitsu etc)

For X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI, click here.
For X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI Express, a compatible pack will be released soon.



Operating Systems supported (32-bit and 64-bit editions):

- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP



Items that will be installed, depending on the detected card: 

- Creative SB X-Fi / SB077x series driver 2.30.0004
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium series driver 2.40.0008.0

- ALchemy 1.45.03
- Audio Control Panel 3.01.03
- AutoMode Switcher 1.01.07
- Console Launcher 2.61.55
- DDL and DTS Connect License Activation 2.00.03 (*)
- Dolby Digital Live Pack 3.03.08 (*)
- DTS Connect Pack 1.05.00 (*)
- Remote Control System 5.00.34 (**)
- SoundFont Bank Manager 3.21.02
- THX Console 3.50.08
- Volume Panel 2.21.16

(*) Purchase and activation required for all SB X-Fi PCI and SB077x (OEM). More info at http://buy.soundblaster.com.

(**) Only available for SB X-Fi PCI models, except SB0730, SB073A, SB0760 e SB077x OEM.



Fixes and improvements:

- 3.3 bug fix: Fixed settings not being saved for cards with official Windows 8.1 Support.

- 3.3 bug fix: Apps don't need to be RunAsAdmin anymore on Windows 10, but you still need to shutdown your system for the settings to be saved.

- 3.2 small bug fix: Only for Auzentech X-Fi Prelude and SB X-Fi Titanium OEM HP/Fujitsu cards, OpenAL redistributable was not being updated

- Fixed Windows 10 driver installation issues

- Improved setup script and install process

- Installation is now future proof

- Installation now customizable, select what you want to install.

- Updated applications and shared components.

- New integrated Post Driver Install Helper tweaks the driver without tampering certificate.

- Setup now properly detects multiple devices and aborts if more than one device is found.

- Setup now fully supports multi product installation.

- 64-bit ASIO / OpenAL support for Auzentech Prelude and 64-bit OpenAL support for all other cards (as they already support 64-bit ASIO with their official drivers).





Release Notes:


IF WINDOWS 8 / 8.1 / 10 DOES NOT SAVE SETTINGS

Configure all settings and shutdown Windows so that your settings will be saved.

This does not work if you disable Fast startup permanently or temporarily (by holding the Shift key while shutting down).



INCLUDED SB X-FI PCI DRIVER WORKS IN UAA MODE

The included driver operates in UAA mode, which works better in hardware configurations based on the NVIDIA nForce chipsets.



MEDIASOURCE DVD-AUDIO PLAYER UNAVAILABLE

To use this feature, use the pack with the WDM driver for SB X-Fi PCI cards.

This feature is available on all SB X-Fi PCI models, except SB0730, SB073A, SB0760 and SB077x OEM.





Download:

Filename: XFI_SupportPack_3_3_SE.exe
File size: 87.9 MB 
CRC32 hash: 4D371AF3
SHA-1 hash: 17D15E729BDE0BD7119C29B1D64ED36CD10D0998

Mirrors: Google Drive



All files are property of Creative Technology Ltd, unless otherwise noted.

Apr 5, 2015

New Intel HD Graphics Test Driver version 15.40.0.64 for Windows 10 (64-bit only)

New test driver for Windows 10 (64-bit only) version 15.40.0.64.

Inf version 10.18.15.4174 - Dated 03/18/2015

It supports Intel Iris, Intel Iris Pro and Intel HD graphics on:
  • 6th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) processor family (codename Skylake) (Desktop/Mobile)
  • 5th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) Processor Platform (codename Broadwell)
  • Intel(R) Core(TM) M Processor Platform
  • 4th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) Processor Platform (codename Haswell)
  • 4th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) Processor U Series based Platform (codename Haswell)
  • Intel(R) Pentium(R) Processor 3000/G3000 Series
  • Intel(R) Celeron(R) Processor 2000 Series: the following Desktop and Mobile platforms,

Being a test driver, it is not WHQL signed.

Originally can only be installed on Windows 10, but you can try it on Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 by editing igdlh64.inf and making the following changes:


Search for:

%Intel%   = IntelGfx, NTamd64.6.1, NTamd64.6.2, NTamd64.6.3, NTamd64.6.4

Replace by:
%Intel%   = IntelGfx, NTamd64.6


Comment the following lines by adding a comma at the beginning of every line:
;[IntelGfx.NTamd64.6.1]
;[IntelGfx.NTamd64.6.2]
;[IntelGfx.NTamd64.6.3]


And finally, change the following line:
[IntelGfx.NTamd64.6.4]

to
[IntelGfx.NTamd64.6]


Save and install.

Note 1: On Windows 7, you need the Microsoft Security Advisory 3033929 to be previously installed for the kernel driver to be loaded as it is signed with a 256-bit certificate.

Note 2: On Windows 8/8.1, you need to Disable driver signature enforcement for the driver to be installed. Once installed restart Windows and you're done.

Note 3: Try it at your own risk, this is originally meant for OEMs.


Download:

Filename: Win64_1540T064.exe
File size: 77.6 MB
CRC32 hash: 9AB482C6
SHA-1 hash: 7E325D276FFE1B008608DF3CC15BAE7B25F83C58

Mirrors: Google Drive

Apr 2, 2015

SB Audigy Series Support Pack 5.3

This software/driver pack is unofficial, not supported by Creative Labs.
Use it at your own risk.



Supports any model of the following Sound Blaster cards (based on Emu0kx DSP):

- Audigy
- Audigy 2
- Audigy 2 ZS
- Audigy 4
- Audigy 5/RX

For Audigy SE/LS/Value and Live! 24-bit cards, click here for a compatible version.



Operating systems supported:

- 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3


Included in the pack: 

- Audigy series driver 3.01.0039 (Windows Vista or later) (**)
- Audigy series driver 2.09.0016 (Windows XP)
- ALchemy 1.45.03
- Audio Console 1.41.00
- DDL License Activation 1.00.04 (*)
- Dolby Digital Live Pack 3.03.08 (*)
- EAX Console 3.00.60 (Windows Vista or later)
- EAX Console 3.00.59 (Windows XP only)
- Feature Mode Selection Utility 2.10.07
- Graphic Equalizer 2.10.01
- MediaSource DVD-Audio Player 2.00.78 (***)
- On Screen Display 2.20.03 (Windows XP only)
- Remote Control System 5.00.34
- SB Audigy Control Panel 1.00.15
- SoundFont Bank Manager 3.21.02
- Speaker Calibrator 1.60.14 (Windows XP only)
- Speaker Settings 2.10.05 (Windows Vista or later)
- Speaker Settings 2.10.04 (Windows XP only)
- Surround Mixer 4.00.76 (Windows XP only)
- THX Setup Console 2.20.08 (Windows XP only)


(*) Purchase and activation required, more info at http://buy.soundblaster.com.

(**)  - For Audigy 5/RX (SB1550) and Audigy 4 Series II (SB0612) this driver also supports Windows XP.

(***) - Requires Audigy 2, Audigy 2 ZS ou Audigy 4



Fixes and improvements:

- Fixed Audigy 5/RX support.

- Readded "EndPoint Utility" to enable the use of other digital devices to output Dolby Digital Live encoded audio.

- Fixed driver installation issues on Windows 10.

- Fixed Audigy "1" or Audigy 2 mute issue.

- Audigy RX is now fully supported.

- EAX Console now works on Windows Vista or later.

- Karaoke effects now work properly on Windows Vista or later, just use EAX Console to enable them. Effects will only be applied to the Microphone input.

- Sound Blaster Audigy Control Panel now available for all cards, but it lacks many settings available on Audio Console, so use the later.

- Added instructions on how to install the Gameport.

- Fixed missing speaker settings strings on Windows XP when DDL is enabled.

- Improved driver installation, less confirmation prompts.

- Improved setup procedure and scripts.

- Removed Encode switcher for now, only DDL is available.

- Installation now customizable, select what you want to install.

- New integrated Post Driver Install Helper tweaks the driver without tampering certificate.

- CMSS2 is now available.

- OpenAL 64-bit support.

- Dolby Digital Live now works on Windows 8.1 (update 1). Creative Audio Service was not being installed on that OS.

- Special FX, Advanced EQ, Studio and Custom presets now available on Windows Vista or later.

- Audio Console does not crash anymore on non-English localized installs. Localized resources for Online Karaoke tab were missing; added mostly localized Korean and Chinese (Traditional) resources.

- Online Karaoke page is available for all Audigy cards on Windows Vista or later; this is NOT a new feature, but an easier way to configure the Microphone.

- EAX Settings for Windows Vista or later includes EAX Studio, a fancy version of EAX Control Panel, no changes in functionality, except the Test button now works.

- Added fully localized Korean and Chinese (Traditional) resources for EAX Studio, which were missing.



Undocumentend fixes by Creative (not listed in the release notes):

- Headphone mode now sticks and does not revert automatically to Speakers mode on Windows Vista or later.

- Special FX, Advanced EQ and Studio presets were not working on Windows Vista or later.



IMPORTANT: Driver uninstall on Windows Vista or later

The included driver for Windows Vista or later has a bug that causes a stop (blue screen) error when unloaded by disabling the Audigy or uninstalling the driver.

To workaround this issue, run the KillDrv.exe utility included and restart when asked to do so. Proceed normally and uninstall all the software or only the driver.

If you have previously installed the Audigy 5/RX driver, you MUST run this utility.

As the KillDrv verify the driver version installed, running it won't do any harm, even if the driver version is not affected.


HOW TO INSTALL THE GAMEPORT DRIVER

You can find a Gameport\ReadMe.htm file in the folder where you unpacked the Support Pack.

Just follow the steps shown in the screenshots.



WINDOWS 10 / 8.1 DOES NOT SAVE SETTINGS

- Configure all settings and shutdown. Your settings will be saved.

- This does not work if you disable Fast startup permanently or temporarily (by holding the Shift key while shutting down).

- On Windows 10 you need to run the application with Administrator privileges (right-click and choose Run as Administrator). This is valid for all applications used to configure the card.



OpenAL 2D benchmark in RightMark 3DSound crashes your system

The included driver for Windows Vista or later has a bug that crashes your system if you run the OpenAL 2D benchmark using 63 buffers.

No problem With 62 or fewer buffers.

OpenAL 3D and OpenAL 3D + EAX benchmarks are not affected.

Details: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (0x000000D1) - ctoss2k.sys



There is no DirectSound hardware acceleration on Windows XP 64-bit (x64) with 4GB RAM or more

The Audigy driver does not support 64-bit addressing, disabling the DirectSound hardware acceleration and causing multichannel sound to be played only in the stereo channels (front left/right).

Workarounds:

- install the 32-bit (x86) version of Windows XP.
- limit to less than 4GB the amount of RAM available to Windows.
- enable the "Memory Hole" setting in the BIOS Setup, if your motherboard supports it.
- install and use Creative ALchemy to convert the DirectSound API calls into OpenAL, which is not affected by this issue.



Karaoke effects make the audio play in mono

You can avoid this issue by using EAX Console to enable Karaoke effects. Audio Console is affected by the issue.

Optionally, follow the steps below.

Open EAX Settings, select a Karaoke effect, then click the Edit button.

Click on the Source (Wave) tab and change the Original sound to 100% and Pitch Shift to 0%. Click the Save environment button.

Repeat the steps for all Karaoke effects.

These changes will be valid only for the current speaker configuration. If desired, repeat the same process for each speaker configuration.



MediaSource DVD-Audio Player system requirements

- 32-bit edition of Windows XP or later

- any Audigy 2, Audigy 2 ZS or Audigy 4 card



Built-in Decoder on Windows Vista or later

To use the built-in decoder, make sure it is enabled in Audio Console.

Select "SPDIF Out (Creative SB Audigy (WDM))" as the output device of your player and then configure the AC3/DTS filter to send the stream through SPDIF.

When you restart your computer, the Tone settings (Bass and Treble) are not applied.

Just readjust one of the controls one time per boot.



Equalizer and EAX effects are not available when using OpenAL or ALchemy

Only Tone (Bass and Treble) and CMSS 3D (CMSS, CMSS2 and Stereo Surround) features are available.



There is no sound in games with OpenAL support

Disable Advanced EQ and Special FX by selecting "No effect" before running the game or program.



Equalizer settings are not applied after using OpenAL or ALchemy

After you run a game with OpenAL support or using Creative ALchemy, the Equalizer settings are applied.

Just run Equalizer and the saved setting is loaded automatically.



Tone settings are lost when speaker configuration is changed

Bass and treble settings reset to their default values when speaker configuration is changed.





Download:

Filename: Audigy_SupportPack_5_3.exe
File size: 120 MB
CRC32 hash: 76110093
SHA-1 hash: 1001EB673EAF532EA10B2C986F1F4046D52F6771

Mirrors: Google Drive

All files are property of Creative Technology Ltd, unless otherwise stated.

Feb 9, 2015

SB Audigy Series Support Pack 5.1

This software/driver pack is unofficial, not supported by Creative Labs.
Use it at your own risk.



Supports any model of the following Sound Blaster cards (based on Emu0kx DSP):

- Audigy
- Audigy 2
- Audigy 2 ZS
- Audigy 4
- Audigy 5/RX

For Audigy SE/LS/Value and Live! 24-bit cards, click here for a compatible version.



Operating systems supported:

- 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3


Included in the pack: 

- Audigy series driver 3.01.0039 (Windows Vista or later) (**)
- Audigy series driver 2.09.0016 (Windows XP)
- ALchemy 1.45.03
- Audio Console 1.41.00
- DDL License Activation 1.00.04 (*)
- Dolby Digital Live Pack 3.03.08 (*)
- EAX Console 3.00.60 (Windows Vista or later)
- EAX Console 3.00.59 (Windows XP only)
- Feature Mode Selection Utility 2.10.07
- Graphic Equalizer 2.10.01
- MediaSource DVD-Audio Player 2.00.78 (***)
- On Screen Display 2.20.03 (Windows XP only)
- Remote Control System 5.00.34
- SB Audigy Control Panel 1.00.15
- SoundFont Bank Manager 3.21.02
- Speaker Calibrator 1.60.14 (Windows XP only)
- Speaker Settings 2.10.05 (Windows Vista or later)
- Speaker Settings 2.10.04 (Windows XP only)
- Surround Mixer 4.00.76 (Windows XP only)
- THX Setup Console 2.20.08 (Windows XP only)


(*) Purchase and activation required, more info at http://buy.soundblaster.com.

(**)  - For Audigy 5/RX (SB1550) and Audigy 4 Series II (SB0612) this driver also supports Windows XP.

(***) - Requires Audigy 2, Audigy 2 ZS ou Audigy 4



Fixes and improvements:

- Fixed driver installation issues on Windows 10.

- Fixed Audigy "1" or Audigy 2 mute issue.

- Audigy RX is now fully supported.

- EAX Console now works on Windows Vista or later.

- Karaoke effects now work properly on Windows Vista or later, just use EAX Console to enable them. Effects will only be applied to the Microphone input.

- Sound Blaster Audigy Control Panel now available for all cards, but it lacks many settings available on Audio Console, so use the later.

- Added instructions on how to install the Gameport.

- Fixed missing speaker settings strings on Windows XP when DDL is enabled.

- Improved driver installation, less confirmation prompts.

- Improved setup procedure and scripts.

- Removed Encode switcher for now, only DDL is available.

- Installation now customizable, select what you want to install.

- New integrated Post Driver Install Helper tweaks the driver without tampering certificate.

- CMSS2 is now available.

- OpenAL 64-bit support.

- Dolby Digital Live now works on Windows 8.1 (update 1). Creative Audio Service was not being installed on that OS.

- Special FX, Advanced EQ, Studio and Custom presets now available on Windows Vista or later.

- Audio Console does not crash anymore on non-English localized installs. Localized resources for Online Karaoke tab were missing; added mostly localized Korean and Chinese (Traditional) resources.

- Online Karaoke page is available for all Audigy cards on Windows Vista or later; this is NOT a new feature, but an easier way to configure the Microphone.

- EAX Settings for Windows Vista or later includes EAX Studio, a fancy version of EAX Control Panel, no changes in functionality, except the Test button now works.

- Added fully localized Korean and Chinese (Traditional) resources for EAX Studio, which were missing.



Undocumentend fixes by Creative (not listed in the release notes):

- Headphone mode now sticks and does not revert automatically to Speakers mode on Windows Vista or later.

- Special FX, Advanced EQ and Studio presets were not working on Windows Vista or later.



IMPORTANT: Driver uninstall on Windows Vista or later

The included driver for Windows Vista or later has a bug that causes a stop (blue screen) error when unloaded by disabling the Audigy or uninstalling the driver.

To workaround this issue, run the KillDrv.exe utility included and restart when asked to do so. Proceed normally and uninstall all the software or only the driver.

If you have previously installed the Audigy 5/RX driver, you MUST run this utility.

As the KillDrv verify the driver version installed, running it won't do any harm, even if the driver version is not affected.


HOW TO INSTALL THE GAMEPORT DRIVER

You can find a Gameport\ReadMe.htm file in the folder where you unpacked the Support Pack.

Just follow the steps shown in the screenshots.



WINDOWS 10 / 8.1 DOES NOT SAVE SETTINGS

- Configure all settings and shutdown. Your settings will be saved.

- This does not work if you disable Fast startup permanently or temporarily (by holding the Shift key while shutting down).

- On Windows 10 you need to run the application with Administrator privileges (right-click and choose Run as Administrator). This is valid for all applications used to configure the card.



OpenAL 2D benchmark in RightMark 3DSound crashes your system

The included driver for Windows Vista or later has a bug that crashes your system if you run the OpenAL 2D benchmark using 63 buffers.

No problem With 62 or fewer buffers.

OpenAL 3D and OpenAL 3D + EAX benchmarks are not affected.

Details: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (0x000000D1) - ctoss2k.sys



There is no DirectSound hardware acceleration on Windows XP 64-bit (x64) with 4GB RAM or more

The Audigy driver does not support 64-bit addressing, disabling the DirectSound hardware acceleration and causing multichannel sound to be played only in the stereo channels (front left/right).

Workarounds:

- install the 32-bit (x86) version of Windows XP.
- limit to less than 4GB the amount of RAM available to Windows.
- enable the "Memory Hole" setting in the BIOS Setup, if your motherboard supports it.
- install and use Creative ALchemy to convert the DirectSound API calls into OpenAL, which is not affected by this issue.



Karaoke effects make the audio play in mono

You can avoid this issue by using EAX Console to enable Karaoke effects. Audio Console is affected by the issue.

Optionally, follow the steps below.

Open EAX Settings, select a Karaoke effect, then click the Edit button.

Click on the Source (Wave) tab and change the Original sound to 100% and Pitch Shift to 0%. Click the Save environment button.

Repeat the steps for all Karaoke effects.

These changes will be valid only for the current speaker configuration. If desired, repeat the same process for each speaker configuration.



MediaSource DVD-Audio Player system requirements

- 32-bit edition of Windows XP or later

- any Audigy 2, Audigy 2 ZS or Audigy 4 card



Built-in Decoder on Windows Vista or later

To use the built-in decoder, make sure it is enabled in Audio Console.

Select "SPDIF Out (Creative SB Audigy (WDM))" as the output device of your player and then configure the AC3/DTS filter to send the stream through SPDIF.

When you restart your computer, the Tone settings (Bass and Treble) are not applied.

Just readjust one of the controls one time per boot.



Equalizer and EAX effects are not available when using OpenAL or ALchemy

Only Tone (Bass and Treble) and CMSS 3D (CMSS, CMSS2 and Stereo Surround) features are available.



There is no sound in games with OpenAL support

Disable Advanced EQ and Special FX by selecting "No effect" before running the game or program.



Equalizer settings are not applied after using OpenAL or ALchemy

After you run a game with OpenAL support or using Creative ALchemy, the Equalizer settings are applied.

Just run Equalizer and the saved setting is loaded automatically.



Tone settings are lost when speaker configuration is changed

Bass and treble settings reset to their default values when speaker configuration is changed.





Download:

Filename: Audigy_SupportPack_5_1.exe
File size: 120 MB
CRC32 hash: 2E03ECCF
SHA-1 hash: 53768C717E34B13258A4247E2056DAFCC6C93C0D

Mirrors: Newer version is available

All files are property of Creative Technology Ltd, unless otherwise stated.

Feb 8, 2015

SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.2 SE

This software/driver pack is unofficial, not supported by Creative Labs.
Use it at your own risk.




Supports the following Sound Blaster X-Fi cards (based on the CA20Kx DSPs):

- Creative SB X-Fi PCI (except Xtreme Audio)
- Creative SB X-Fi PCI OEM SB077x (Dell, HP, Lenovo, Fujitsu etc)

For X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI, click here.
For X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI Express, a compatible pack will be released soon.



Operating Systems supported (32-bit and 64-bit editions):

- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP



Items that will be installed, depending on the detected card: 

- Creative SB X-Fi / SB077x series driver 2.30.0004
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium series driver 2.40.0008.0

- ALchemy 1.45.03
- Audio Control Panel 3.01.03
- AutoMode Switcher 1.01.07
- Console Launcher 2.61.55
- DDL and DTS Connect License Activation 2.00.03 (*)
- Dolby Digital Live Pack 3.03.08 (*)
- DTS Connect Pack 1.05.00 (*)
- Remote Control System 5.00.34 (**)
- SoundFont Bank Manager 3.21.02
- THX Console 3.50.08
- Volume Panel 2.21.16

(*) Purchase and activation required for all SB X-Fi PCI and SB077x (OEM). More info at http://buy.soundblaster.com.

(**) Only available for SB X-Fi PCI models, except SB0730, SB073A, SB0760 e SB077x OEM.



Fixes and improvements:

- 3.2 small bug fix: Only for Auzentech X-Fi Prelude and SB X-Fi Titanium OEM HP/Fujitsu cards, OpenAL redistributable was not being updated

- Fixed Windows 10 driver installation issues

- Improved setup script and install process

- Installation is now future proof

- Installation now customizable, select what you want to install.

- Updated applications and shared components.

- New integrated Post Driver Install Helper tweaks the driver without tampering certificate.

- Setup now properly detects multiple devices and aborts if more than one device is found.

- Setup now fully supports multi product installation.

- 64-bit ASIO / OpenAL support for Auzentech Prelude and 64-bit OpenAL support for all other cards (as they already support 64-bit ASIO with their official drivers).





Release Notes:


IF WINDOWS 8 / 8.1 / 10 DOES NOT SAVE SETTINGS

Configure all settings and shutdown Windows so that your settings will be saved.

This does not work if you disable Fast startup permanently or temporarily (by holding the Shift key while shutting down).



INCLUDED SB X-FI PCI DRIVER WORKS IN UAA MODE

The included driver operates in UAA mode, which works better in hardware configurations based on the NVIDIA nForce chipsets.



MEDIASOURCE DVD-AUDIO PLAYER UNAVAILABLE

To use this feature, use the pack with the WDM driver for SB X-Fi PCI cards.

This feature is available on all SB X-Fi PCI models, except SB0730, SB073A, SB0760 and SB077x OEM.





Download:

Filename: XFI_SupportPack_3_2_SE.exe
File size: 88.5 MB 
CRC32 hash: 12D64E6A
SHA-1 hash: 7D11FBC890DBCF64F08A76FD549EE4F5A2B8519F

Mirrors: MEGA



All files are property of Creative Technology Ltd, unless otherwise noted.

SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.2

This software/driver pack is unofficial, not supported by Creative Labs.
Use it at your own risk.




Supports the following Sound Blaster X-Fi cards (based on the CA20Kx DSPs):

- Creative SB X-Fi PCI (except Xtreme Audio)
- Creative SB X-Fi PCI OEM SB077x (Dell, HP, Lenovo, Fujitsu etc)
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium PCI-E
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium PCI-E OEM (HP / Fujitsu)
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD PCI-E
- Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1
- Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1
- Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater HD
- Gigabyte SB X-Fi Titanium PCI-E onboard
- Onkyo Wavio SE-300PCIE (R2)

For X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI, click here.
For X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI Express, a compatible pack will be released soon.



Operating Systems supported (32-bit and 64-bit editions):

- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP



Items that will be installed, depending on the detected card: 

- Creative SB X-Fi / SB077x series driver 2.30.0004
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium series driver 2.40.0008.0
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD driver 3.00.2015
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium OEM HP/Fujitsu 2.16.0001.63 WHQL
- Auzentech X-Fi Prelude driver 2.14.0001.28 RefCD5
- Auzentech X-Fi Forte driver 2.20.0000.33 RefCD4
- Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater HD driver 2.20.0000.33 RefCD3
- Gigabyte SB X-Fi Titanium driver 2.16.0004.46 WHQL
- Onkyo Wavio SE-300PCIE (R2) driver 2.16.0004.42

- ALchemy 1.45.03
- Audio Control Panel 3.01.03
- AutoMode Switcher 1.01.07
- Console Launcher 2.61.55
- DDL and DTS Connect License Activation 2.00.03 (*)
- Dolby Digital Live Pack 3.03.08 (*)
- DTS Connect Pack 1.05.00 (*)
- MediaSource DVD-Audio Player 2.00.78 (32-bit Windows only)
- Remote Control System 5.00.34 (**)
- SoundFont Bank Manager 3.21.02
- THX Console 3.50.08
- Volume Panel 2.21.16

(*) Purchase and activation required for all SB X-Fi PCI and SB077x (OEM), SB X-Fi Titanium OEM HP SB0963 (Subsys_2A83103C) and Onkyo Wavio SE-300PCIE (R2). More info at http://buy.soundblaster.com.

(**) Only available for SB X-Fi PCI models, except SB0730, SB073A, SB0760 e SB077x OEM.



Fixes and improvements:

- 3.2 small bug fix: Only for Auzentech X-Fi Prelude and SB X-Fi Titanium OEM HP/Fujitsu cards, OpenAL redistributable was not being updated

- Fixed Windows 10 driver installation issues

- Improved setup script and install process

- Installation is now future proof

- Installation now customizable, select what you want to install.

- Updated applications and shared components.

- New integrated Post Driver Install Helper tweaks the driver without tampering certificate.

- Setup now properly detects multiple devices and aborts if more than one device is found.

- Setup now fully supports multi product installation.

- 64-bit ASIO / OpenAL support for Auzentech Prelude and 64-bit OpenAL support for all other cards (as they already support 64-bit ASIO with their official drivers).





Release Notes:


IF WINDOWS 8 / 8.1 / 10 DOES NOT SAVE SETTINGS

Configure all settings and shutdown Windows so that your settings will be saved.

This does not work if you disable Fast startup permanently or temporarily (by holding the Shift key while shutting down).



INCLUDED SB X-FI PCI DRIVER WORKS IN WDM MODE

In order to support all of the original features of the SB X-Fi PCI cards (except the OEM SB077x models), the included driver operates in WDM mode, which may not work in some hardware configurations, specially those based on the NVIDIA nForce chipsets.

An UAA mode Support Pack will be available later.



MEDIASOURCE DVD-AUDIO PLAYER AVAILABLE ONLY ON PCI CARDS

This feature is available on all SB X-Fi PCI models, except SB0730, SB073A, SB0760 and SB077x OEM.





Download:

Filename: XFI_SupportPack_3_2.exe
File size: 119 MB 
CRC32 hash: 9397067F
SHA-1 hash: DBD6C336074A18DEA60B44B8074FD7CEAF68F065

Mirrors: MEGA



All files are property of Creative Technology Ltd, unless otherwise noted.