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Making Audio Enhancers Work on Windows

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I assume the value of {9855c4cd-df8c-449c-a181-8191b68bd06c},0 changing dynamicly during a time.
Try use regedit backup "Digital Audio (SPDIF)" endpoint again and again the after a time. The saved files should be different to each other.
FX Configurator nothing to do with the value of the reg file via "reg export" command.

Press "Save Current Config" button instead of "Backup" button to save as ini file. Press "Load External Config" button and select the saved ini file to restore original APOs of "Digital Audio (SPDIF)" endpoint.
I did - it never is different. The regedit file exports are the same. The one's from your program are not.

I have been doing Save Current Config actually and that has worked fine....just wish you would post "backup/restore" issue in the main thread as warning so others don't get screwed like I did. It's your responsibility to do so.
 
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Final update: Great news, it works. have no idea how i did it, didnt update KGA files thru 3-4 reinstalls, installed realtek drivers, applied patch, installed apo, product config tool, installed SBconnect 2, ran the application right after installation and it worked. btw how do i enable the scout mode? says it is not installed. and does HOAL(input) work with apo aswell?
And will it work to install software straight from creative?

Final final update: Installed everything in the folder, now scout is available .
Btw, scout sucks. Anyone favourite? I like the sound of atmos, maybe go for that one?
It works when using SBConnect 2 desktop app, and not SBConnect2 UWP app. the UWP version of SBConnect2 did not detect my onboard audio device, even with the kga files generated.

Cannot find folderpath "creative\softwarelock" after installation of SB connect 2, anyone else with that problem?
it is supposed to be \ProgramData\Creative\SoftwareLock\ folder. only SBConnect2 desktop app can recognize kga files from this specific path but not the SBConnect UWP app

note to alanfox2000: what is/are pw (password) for genkga3 & genkga3 v2 mentioned on audio enhancers page? I downloaded these but cannot extract them because password is missing.

also Creative UWP software component for Win10 x64 in APO driver is outdated - may want to get any of these versions from MS Update Catalog:
v2.0.0.17, v2.0.0.20 or v2.0.0.22
 
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Headset USB not effect with creative sound blaster connect UWP....

Edit: I try many times but when I restart my pc and try again it works....

Edit2: What is better OEM software creative acoustic engine pro or sound blaster connect 720 (alanfox) ?
 
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@alanfox2000 hi please do not remove realtek windows 7 in the fxconfigurator because it very usefull for usb device like razer shitly sound ^^ and seriously i love your work u need to make a donation page :love: i have no fulll money but i will be happy to give a litle 2 or 3 $
xxx keep your work on i luv it
 

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For some reason, the only way that I got to make the "Dolby Atmos For Gaming Speaker version" work on my pc, is installing a modded driver that I've downloaded from another website (dldolby.blogspot). Then with the FX Conf. I selected the modded endpoind driver > "Jump to FxProperties Key" > Then in regedit I clicked at "FXProperties" with the right botton > Export > I saved the propertie it on desktop with a random name.

Then I uninstalled everything, the Dolby modded drive from the other website and deleted all regedit properties with the cleaning tool that I found here.

Then installed the original driver with "windows update", with the "BCU unistaller" I uninstalle the "IDT Audio Control Painel". Restart the PC

Then:
- I installed the APO and I selected the dax api 3.
- Installed the Dolby Atmos For gaming APPX and the preset version 3.2.0 of the gaming speaker version (the best that I think to 2.1 speakers)
- With the FX configurator I selected the "active endpoint"
- "Jump to FxProperties Key"
- I copied the number of the propertie (it looks like {0da5a7f9-2f51-4678-81e4-cbbbfab0ba8c})
- I edited the "reg. propertie" that I had saved on desktop with the random name and changed the first line :

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\MMDevices\Audio\Render\{ I changed the property number here by what I got in the last step }\FxProperties]

Then I clicked the reg file of the Desktop and confirmed

FX Configurator I used the "product config tool"

And it's worked!

I see that in the "APO Driver\Products\Registry" there a lot of registry

But neither one was the "Dolby Atmos Gaming"

But i found the 720°'s reg. And it's worked when I tried to install the "soundblaster 720" . I just installed the reg manualy and the soundblaster "Audio Enhancers" is started to work!


Sorry if this text was confusing. English is not my native language. :/
 
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It works when using SBConnect 2 desktop app, and not SBConnect2 UWP app. the UWP version of SBConnect2 did not detect my onboard audio device, even with the kga files generated.
only SBConnect2 desktop app can recognize kga files from this specific path but not the SBConnect UWP app
whoops, I take these back. it turns out I need to regenerate a new set of kga files when switching from using Creative MBAPO2 desktop integration & SBConnect2 desktop app onto the MBAPO2 UWP integration (aka Creative UWP driver) & SBConnect2 UWP app (or vice versa)

so I recently got the SBConnect2 UWP app working with the re-generated kga files

I was not fully aware about the changes with the Creative MBAPO2 files that alanfox2000 mentioned a few months ago. seemed like Creative removed the kga license detection starting with v2.0.0.16/v2.0.0.17 of the mbapo232.dll & mbapo264.dll files
 

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Hi, I need some enhancements for my current setup:
  • 2.1 speaker (thonet & vander grub) and sometimes superlux HD668B / ATH M50s
  • MSI H61M-P31 G.3 (ALC887)
  • i5 3330, 2x4gb ram
  • Windows 10 RS5
I mainly use them for music (multiple genres) and movies. No gaming for now; no dedicated gpu (talking about their current price)
I just re-installed my PC so it doesn't have realtek drivers installed.
So, what kind of mod(s) works best for my setup, and I'm a total noob in this area (just found out about modded realtek drivers last night). So if someone can guide me through the process I'd be very thankful.
 
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@alanfox2000
How I use DDP Render.ini and DTS Surround Sensation Speaker + DTS Symmetry + DTS Boost + DTS Connect Neo PC.ini?
2 in 1?
I'm lost of these :(
Can you help me please?
Thanx in advance :)
 
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Hi, I need some enhancements for my current setup:



2.1 speaker (thonet & vander grub) and sometimes superlux HD668B / ATH M50s

MSI H61M-P31 G.3 (ALC887)

i5 3330, 2x4gb ram

Windows 10 RS5



I mainly use them for music (multiple genres) and movies. No gaming for now; no dedicated gpu (talking about their current price)



I just re-installed my PC so it doesn't have realtek drivers installed.



So, what kind of mod(s) works best for my setup, and I'm a total noob in this area (just found out about modded realtek drivers last night). So if someone can guide me through the process I'd be very thankful.




You can use stock Realtek driver, or not use any drivers. If your stock driver offers any special hardware enhancement, e.g. multipurpose jack retasking or such, use your Realtek driver, or else keep the stock Windows driver for the rest of the procedures.

If you plan on watching any Atmos movies on PC, use Dolby Atmos enhancers, or else use Dolby Digital Plus (easiest to install).

1. Download APO driver from alanfox's page.
2. Install it with the Dolby Digital Plus option selected.
3. Open Fxconfigurator, click on Product Config Tool and select Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater.
4. Got to the sound enhancer page and download

If you want Atmos enhancers, please do say so. Some more steps is needed, but if not, use Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater.
 

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You can use stock Realtek driver, or not use any drivers. If your stock driver offers any special hardware enhancement, e.g. multipurpose jack retasking or such, use your Realtek driver, or else keep the stock Windows driver for the rest of the procedures.

If you plan on watching any Atmos movies on PC, use Dolby Atmos enhancers, or else use Dolby Digital Plus (easiest to install).

1. Download APO driver from alanfox's page.
2. Install it with the Dolby Digital Plus option selected.
3. Open Fxconfigurator, click on Product Config Tool and select Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater.
4. Got to the sound enhancer page and download

If you want Atmos enhancers, please do say so. Some more steps is needed, but if not, use Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater.
Hi! thanks for the reply. I've watched the video that you gave me earlier, and now I have some basic understanding about the installation and stuff, thanks to you!
Now the problem is, there are too many enhancers available on their website, and I really wanna know the difference between those. But if you suggest to try Dolby , then yeah lets do it.
But whats the difference between these two? harder one to install should be better, right? hehe
 

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Hello,
I try it here, according to the APO driver site (If you have any issues, you can replay to this post)
I have Windows 10 on my HTPC:
Installations Steps:
1. C++ framework package for Desktop Bridge_V14
2. Visual C++ Redistributable Runtimes_2017.x64
3. dotNetAppx_x86_x64
4. VisualCppAppx_x86_x64
5. VisualCppRedist_AIO_x86_x64
6. APO-Drver 2.2.5:x64 (Dolby Digital Plus with driver Dolby DS1 7.6.5.1 respectively Dolby Home Theatre V4 with driver Dolby PCEE4 7.2.8)
7. Enhancer Dolby Digital Plus respectively Dolby Theatre V4
8. FX Configurator (Endpoints-> [Active] Loudspeaker...., then Dolby Digital Plus respectively Dolby Theatre V4
Then I open the enhancer and I can do nothing (the equalizer shows no sound).
I try both variants, no success.
What can I do :clap:
 
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Hi! thanks for the reply. I've watched the video that you gave me earlier, and now I have some basic understanding about the installation and stuff, thanks to you!
Now the problem is, there are too many enhancers available on their website, and I really wanna know the difference between those. But if you suggest to try Dolby , then yeah lets do it.
But whats the difference between these two? harder one to install should be better, right? hehe
Dolby Atmos has additional support for Atmos audio and special features for games.
It is a later version of dolby apps.
DDP is still quite useful if you don't have special requirements.
Hello,
I try it here, according to the APO driver site (If you have any issues, you can replay to this post)
I have Windows 10 on my HTPC:
Installations Steps:
1. C++ framework package for Desktop Bridge_V14
2. Visual C++ Redistributable Runtimes_2017.x64
3. dotNetAppx_x86_x64
4. VisualCppAppx_x86_x64
5. VisualCppRedist_AIO_x86_x64
6. APO-Drver 2.2.5:x64 (Dolby Digital Plus with driver Dolby DS1 7.6.5.1 respectively Dolby Home Theatre V4 with driver Dolby PCEE4 7.2.8)
7. Enhancer Dolby Digital Plus respectively Dolby Theatre V4
8. FX Configurator (Endpoints-> [Active] Loudspeaker...., then Dolby Digital Plus respectively Dolby Theatre V4
Then I open the enhancer and I can do nothing (the equalizer shows no sound).
I try both variants, no success.
What can I do :clap:
Try DTS Surround Sensation
 

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Dolby Atmos has additional support for Atmos audio and special features for games.
It is a later version of dolby apps.
DDP is still quite useful if you don't have special requirements.
Alright I'll try atmos. What's the additional steps?
 
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Hi guys, I got DTS and SB Cinema to work but am stuck on MB5. I can understand there are some numbers in Disk.id file but not sure where to put them and not sure what to do with all the kga files either. I just keep getting hardware not supported even though the sound quality changes after selecting MB5 in the configurator.... please help
 

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Alright I'll try atmos. What's the additional steps?
1. Download APO driver from alanfox's page.
2. Install it with the option Dolby DAX API Service with first number being 3.*** selected.
3. Open Fxconfigurator, click on Product Config Tool and select the option as in below picture. Apply it.
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4. Got to the this mediafire page and download DolbyLaboratories.DolbyAtmosforGaming_3.20201.249.0_x64__rz1tebttyb220.Appx from folder with first number 3.***.
5. From this same above linked page, go to folder Preset and download default preset.
6. install the Appx file. If you cannot install, check/download UWP-Package-Installer from this link.
7. Open the preset folder and extract folder XML Version 3.2.0 - Dolby Atmos Speaker System for Gaming in a temporary folder.
8. Make sure no xml file under C:\Windows\System32\dolbyaposvc
9. Copy all xml files from the temporary folder to C:\Windows\System32\dolbyaposvc
10. Restart your PC. (If you don't want to restart your PC, open task manager, go to service tab and restart Dolby DAX API Service. Still recommend to restart PC.)
11. Open the Dolby Atmos for Gaming and see if it shows that Dynamic preset is loaded. Try playing something and turn off and on the enhancement to check if it is properly working.
 

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1. Download APO driver from alanfox's page.
2. Install it with the option Dolby DAX API Service with first number being 3.*** selected.
3. Open Fxconfigurator, click on Product Config Tool and select the option as in below picture. Apply it.
View attachment 108521
4. Got to the this mediafire page and download DolbyLaboratories.DolbyAtmosforGaming_3.20201.249.0_x64__rz1tebttyb220.Appx from folder with first number 3.***.
5. From this same above linked page, go to folder Preset and download default preset.
6. install the Appx file. If you cannot install, check/download UWP-Package-Installer from this link.
7. Open the preset folder and extract folder XML Version 3.2.0 - Dolby Atmos Speaker System for Gaming in a temporary folder.
8. Make sure no xml file under C:\Windows\System32\dolbyaposvc
9. Copy all xml files from the temporary folder to C:\Windows\System32\dolbyaposvc
10. Restart your PC. (If you don't want to restart your PC, open task manager, go to service tab and restart Dolby DAX API Service. Still recommend to restart PC.)
11. Open the Dolby Atmos for Gaming and see if it shows that Dynamic preset is loaded. Try playing something and turn off and on the enhancement to check if it is properly working.
hi, thank you for the detailed instructions. But why the dolby gaming? What about the other like, let say Dolby Audio Premium or Dolby atmos sound system? the "gaming" name doesn't seem appealing to me since I don't really play game (although I have no idea about the difference between all these dolbys).
Is this method works only on Dolby gaming, or can I do the same to install different dolby enhancer?

Again, sorry to bother you, I really appreciate your help.

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Nvm, Dolby atmos for gaming is the biggest among them all, so I assume it's the complete pack (I really have no idea tho). will try to install this and update the result here soon.
 
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hi, thank you for the detailed instructions. But why the dolby gaming? What about the other like, let say Dolby Audio Premium or Dolby atmos sound system? the "gaming" name doesn't seem appealing to me since I don't really play game (although I have no idea about the difference between all these dolbys).
Is this method works only on Dolby gaming, or can I do the same to install different dolby enhancer?

Again, sorry to bother you, I really appreciate your help.

++++EDIT++++

Nvm, Dolby atmos for gaming is the biggest among them all, so I assume it's the complete pack (I really have no idea tho). will try to install this and update the result here soon.
I myself have not played any games since a long while; I just use it as it seems the most featured.
 
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