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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Windows Vista X-Fi Driver

Today Creative Labs released a new X-Fi Driver for Microsoft's new OS Windows Vista. The driver supports both the 32-bit and a 64-bit version of Vista. Driver version is 2.13.0012, dated March 8th.

This download is a driver providing Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ 64-bit and Windows Vista 32-bit support for Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ series of audio devices. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.

This download supports the following audio devices only:

* Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic,
* Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
* Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum
* Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
* Creative Sound Blaster Elite Pro

Current release features:

* X-Fi Crystalizer™
* X-Fi CMSS®-3D
* MIDI Playback
* EAX® Effects
* PCM stereo output through optical out
* Line-in connectivity
* Recording capabilities.

Known issues:

* This driver does not support the following:
o Decoding of Dolby® Digital and DTS™ signals
o DVD-Audio
o DirectSound®-based EAX games
o 6.1 speaker mode.
* SPDIF passthrough is supported on Vista 32-bit only.
* Applications from the original Sound Blaster X-Fi CD will not work with this download.

Requirements:

* Windows Vista 64-bit or Windows Vista 32-bit
* Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi audio devices listed above.

To download the driver please use Creative's Downloads page.

Comments

Blogger Grant said...

The driver appears to have been pulled from the creative site for the moment, I'm not sure why. Here's the direct link though:
http://ccfiles.creative.com/manualdn/Drivers/AVP/9925/0xE2389202/SBXF_PCDVT_LB_2_13_0012.exe

12:15 AM  
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12:00 AM  
Blogger Hrvoje said...

I have tons of problems to report for this card X-Fi ExtremeMusic is mine. I don't feel like taking it out of my system to read the damn label so I can write them, and I don't think they would help me.

Any good forums or sites for these X-Fi cards?

For instance, Audio playback is great I'll admit, but mp3 will often sound horrible! When I have strong basses singing becomes distorted. Mp3s are in high quality, and I don't think that should happen. Also, some cracking sounds in GTA San Andreas for instance.

Also, Skype is terrible!!! When I talk to people, sometimes I have to switch that audio option from "Windows default device" to "SB X-Fi" back and forth for people to hear me.

Oh and, when you download drivers from their site, what's the difference if you click on Sound Blaster first, or the X-Fi first? Both have that ExtremeMusic card in there.

1:33 AM  
Blogger Jordy said...

So...
there has nothing for extreme audio version?
Thanks..creative...!

7:38 PM  

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