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Creative releases final Windows Vistra drivers

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  1. Darksaber

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    Creative releases final Windows Vista drivers

    There has been a lot of turmoil around Creative and Vista support for the company's soundcards. There have been Beta drivers available for some time and the firm has released the final 32-bit and 64-bit Vista drivers yesterday. The drivers can be downloaded from the company website here.

    Source: Hartware.net (german)
     
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    Unfortunately, I'm still betting the drivers are junk and bloated with useless crap :\
     
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    What ever happened to optimism? All these big companies realise they will without a doubt lose sales unless they fix what vista broke. Its not like creatives sitting on their asses smoking cigars, eatin bon bons, and watching oprah.
     
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    Er... looks like they didn't fix anything yet.

    Applications from the original Sound Blaster Audigy CD will not work with this download.
    Users are advised to use Audio Console included in this download to change speaker configurations.
    This driver does not support the following:
    Decoding of Dolby® Digital and DTS™ signals
    DVD-Audio
    DirectSound®-based EAX games
    Gameports
    6.1 speaker mode.
    SPDIF passthrough is supported on Vista 32-bit only.
     
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    Ive just looked at the details and noticed no major changes from the beta:

    -still no eax game support
    -you have to use audio console to change speaker settings
    -doesnt support dvd audio
    -as well as other stuff

    they cannot call a driver complete unless it allows the product to do as advertised. im not impressed.
     
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    This is their final vista drivers? Half of the crap doesnt work. I hope they arent resting on their laurels with this.


    on a different note. Someone made mention of the AU something sound card. Maximum PC gave it a 3 or 4 rating in this months head to head with the X FI and another card...just an FYI
     
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    I highly doubt its the final after looking over the details of the driver.
     
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    wow really wish theyd fix the x-fi drivers for xp first...
     
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    they made my vista run like shit, aero wont load and all sorts of rundll errors. haha final version my ass the beta worked better.

    actually they gave it a 9
     
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    on my Audigy 2 Value

    i didn't use the beta drivers before, the XP drivers worked better... though without media source, so have to settle still with the worthless audio console.

    tried installing this "unbeta" driver, oh well, nothing impressive... better than the "beta" ones, but ain't really better than the XP's.
     

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