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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Soundblaster X-Fi Vista Driver for Vista

A new Sounblaster X-Fi driver for Windows Vista has been released a while back. The driver version is 2.15.0002, dated May 30th 2007. Supported cards are the X-Fi XtremeMusic, XtremeGamer, X-Fi Platinum, X-Fi Fatal1ty and the X-Fi Elite Pro. This driver does not support the X-Fi Xtreme Audio soundcard.

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 X-Fi 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
* SPDIF passthrough is supported on both Vista 32-bit and Vista 64-bit
* 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
* Applications from the original Sound Blaster X-Fi CD will not work with this download.


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

To download the latest X-Fi Windows Vista driver please use Creative's download page.