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The Ultimate Realtek HD Audio Driver Mod for Windows 10

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Can someone provide me with simple instructions for making only "Creative Sound Blaster X 720" fully functional with Realtek High Definition Audio (ALC 898, BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z77X)?

I'll really appreciate the help. I have tried @alanfox2000's instructions by using an unmodified Realtek HD Driver installation and the APO driver (with KGAGEN applied) but then Creative Sound Blaster X 720 won't detect my audio device, probably due to missing keys/registry that is usually within modified .inf files.

The older Creative Sound Blaster X720 version cannot identify new version SBX720 driver.
Remove all software related to Creative Sound Blaster X720, download the new version here.
Remember to import registry key REG_CT_Render.reg on FX Configurator.
Make sure C:\Windows\System32\MBAPO264.dll and ‪C:\Windows\SysWOW64\MBAPO232.dll file version is 2.0.0.14

If still don't work, run cmd as admin, type
regsvr32 C:\Windows\System32\MBAPO264.dll
regsvr32 ‪C:\Windows\SysWOW64\MBAPO232.dll

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Add Nahimic 3 - APO Driver 1.0.4

Nahimic 3 Control Panel is a UWP App
Nahimic 3 Sound Tracker support game list

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What driver you need to download for all effects to work, e.g. Audio by Harman, DTS etc. ? What version realtek HDA? Please Link.
 
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What driver you need to download for all effects to work, e.g. Audio by Harman, DTS etc. ? What version realtek HDA? Please Link.

APO driver(link) includes all necessary driver files for sound enhancers. All realtek HDA drivers versions can be used with APO driver.

Hey alanfox can you activate this version of Dolby HT on driver.



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The above logos has included Realtek HDA driver
They use Hardware DSP instead of APO, which is used on Windows XP
Since Windows Vista, it comes with Audio Processing Objects feature.
Dolby release Dolby Advanced Audio and Dolby Home Theater v3, which use APO.
The above table show Dolby Advanced Audio/Home Theater v3 have the old Dolby Home theater, Dolby Sound Room, Dolby Digital Live, Pro Logic II, Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Virtual Speakers features.
According to logic, later sound enhancers by Dolby should have all of the old Dolby Technology.

APO driver already include Dolby Advanced Audio and Dolby Home Theater v3.
Idk if the patched RltkAPO64.dll which show Dolby Home Theater logo works. For me, it don't work.

Also, there is a Dolby UWP API (Dolby Atmos App) which use Hardware DSP + Software APO used on some Windows 10 OEM laptop. It may sound different between my APO driver and the OEM laptop with Dolby Hardware DSP.
 
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The older Creative Sound Blaster X720 version cannot identify new version SBX720 driver.
Remove all software related to Creative Sound Blaster X720, download the new version here.
Remember to import registry key REG_CT_Render.reg on FX Configurator.
Make sure C:\Windows\System32\MBAPO264.dll and ‪C:\Windows\SysWOW64\MBAPO232.dll file version is 2.0.0.14

If still don't work, run cmd as admin, type
regsvr32 C:\Windows\System32\MBAPO264.dll
regsvr32 ‪C:\Windows\SysWOW64\MBAPO232.dll

-------------------------------------------------------------
Add Nahimic 3 - APO Driver 1.0.4

Nahimic 3 Control Panel is a UWP App
Nahimic 3 Sound Tracker support game list

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hi alanfox, i tried to install your APO driver v1.0.4 with nahimic i got this unusual error

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help me!!!!!!:confused::confused:o_O
 
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The older Creative Sound Blaster X720 version cannot identify new version SBX720 driver.
Remove all software related to Creative Sound Blaster X720, download the new version here.
Remember to import registry key REG_CT_Render.reg on FX Configurator.
Make sure C:\Windows\System32\MBAPO264.dll and ‪C:\Windows\SysWOW64\MBAPO232.dll file version is 2.0.0.14

If still don't work, run cmd as admin, type
regsvr32 C:\Windows\System32\MBAPO264.dll
regsvr32 ‪C:\Windows\SysWOW64\MBAPO232.dll

I have done exactly what you have said.

Now the Sound Blaster X720 detects my device, but none of the settings there has any effect on the sound.

I am using a headphone connected through the Speakers port at the back of the motherboard, if it helps.
 
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APO driver(link) includes all necessary driver files for sound enhancers. All realtek HDA drivers versions can be used with APO driver.

Maybe is included in dolby ht3 but dosnt have sliders for control,just checkbox.
I have on old msi laptop that dolby ht (it generation 2),and sounds better than dolby ht 3 and ht 4,which i tried from your modd.
I just asked can you find way to also add it to apo driver.

Thanks
 
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Maybe is included in dolby ht3 but dosnt have sliders for control,just checkbox.
I have on old msi laptop that dolby ht (it generation 2),and sounds better than dolby ht 3 and ht 4,which i tried from your modd.
I just asked can you find way to also add it to apo driver.

Thanks
it is Hardware DSP, not APO. Cannot mod Hardware DSP for all realtek chip. The realtek HDA will auto show Dolby Tab (DSP) will auto show if your hardware is support.
 
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I did that bro, but still, it doesn't change the sound at all. Increasing/decreasing the values of numerous settings like immersion, bass, etc. has no effect whatsoever.

Am I overlooking something?
Have you load the SBX720 config ini file on speakers endpoint, pls check
 
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I don't understand how to do that. Are you talking about selecting the active device?

Edit: I got it working, thank you.

If I plug headphones through the front panel, will I have to make a custom .ini for it too in a similar fashion?
 
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Hi,
First of all, sorry if this problem has been discussed before, I tried to find a solution, but I got lost between posts...

I'm trying to install Dolby UWP APP and X 720.
So my steps were these:
1) Downloaded and installed the latest driver from here -> LINK <-
2) Downloaded and installed APO Driver.
3)Created a mix config for Dolby and X720; loaded it. Then loaded registry for both.
4)Patch realtek with RltkAPO64.dll.
5)Clicked Apply.
6)Installed both dolby and x720.
7)And now I'm getting these error...
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What am I doing wrong? Thank you
 
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Hi,
First of all, sorry if this problem 6666 has been discussed before, I tried to find a solution, but I got lost between posts...

I'm trying to install Dolby UWP APP and X 720.
So my steps were these:
1) Downloaded and installed the latest driver from here -> LINK <-
2) Downloaded and installed APO Driver.
3)Created a mix config for Dolby and X720; loaded it. Then loaded registry for both.
4)Patch realtek with RltkAPO64.dll.
5)Clicked Apply.
6)Installed both dolby and x720.
7)And now I'm getting these error...
View attachment 101170View attachment 101171

What am I doing wrong? Thank you
Turn off antivirus. Reinstall APO driver. Run as admin required.
Read #1285 post.

Discussion on APO Driver move to new thread:
https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/making-audio-enhancers-working-on-windows.244309/
 
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Guys, i tried to install realtek drivers and it simply does not work. After i install it (from device manager) i reboot my pc and it says that it does not work (this device can not start, code 10). if anyone can help, please. I already downloaded the driver from the same site that pure soft apps recommend, and still does not work

My MOBO is Asus p8h61 lx2 r2.0

If i install it from the setup, my audio device dont change to realtek device, but the drivers apear in control panel to unistall it

I have secure boot disabled and i can install driver without digital signature.
 
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No audio effects if you not select Dolby Atmos config (Dolby UWP Win 10.ini).
You want the below multiple audio effects, follow the customize multiple audio effects tutorial in order to combine 3 configs into 1 config:
DTS Audio + Dolby Home Theater v4 + Sound BlasterX 720
DTS Audio Win 10 8.1.ini + Dolby PCEE4.ini + Sound BlasterX 720 Win 10 8.1.ini.

Hello @alanfox2000, I installed the Driver Oficial Realtek, FX Configurator it looks just like the picture and I can't apply any Mods.
When I Load the W10_Custom_CT_Dolby_UWP_SF3_Harman_Render.ini, in FX Configurator I can't apply the changes.
How I save changes in FX Configurator?
Help me.
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Thanks
 
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Hello @alanfox2000, I installed the Driver Oficial Realtek, FX Configurator it looks just like the picture and I can't apply any Mods.
When I Load the W10_Custom_CT_Dolby_UWP_SF3_Harman_Render.ini, in FX Configurator I can't apply the changes.
How I save changes in FX Configurator?
Help me.Thanks

after each time you apply changes ( down-right side of FX configurator ), you need to restart audio service ( down-left side ) in order to see any changes on the system.
many apps like SB720,DTS are able to see change only after you kill them, and start them again.

Also make sure to run fx configurator WITH ADMINISTRATOR PRIVILEGES.
 
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after each time you apply changes ( down-right side of FX configurator ), you need to restart audio service ( down-left side ) in order to see any changes on the system.
many apps like SB720,DTS are able to see change only after you kill them, and start them again.

Also make sure to run fx configurator WITH ADMINISTRATOR PRIVILEGES.
I do this, after restart audio service I rebooted my PC.

I installed the lasted driver realesed by alanfox2000, it is compatible with CSB X720, Dolby UWP APP, DTS Audio and Equalizer APO, but I can't enable Surround Sound, only Stereo. (5.1 is enough)
What file do I have replace? Where?
Thank you.
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I do this, after restart audio service I rebooted my PC.

I installed the lasted driver realesed by alanfox2000, it is compatible with CSB X720, Dolby UWP APP, DTS Audio and Equalizer APO, but I can't enable Surround Sound, only Stereo. (5.1 is enough)
What file do I have replace? Where?
Thank you.

which output type do you use that you get only stereo output ?
is it SPEAKERS ( i.e internal or external ANALOG ) or is it digital output ?

I have the same problem with SB720 - i.e that SB720 detecting only stereo in its setup screen while actually I output 5.1 DTSi ( throught my digital SPDIF output ).
 
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which output type do you use that you get only stereo output ?
is it SPEAKERS ( i.e internal or external ANALOG ) or is it digital output ?

I have the same problem with SB720 - i.e that SB720 detecting only stereo in its setup screen while actually I output 5.1 DTSi ( throught my digital SPDIF output ).
I use Analog Output, connected at Painel Rear, not Painel Front.
Yesterday, my Realtek Chip (ALC883) was outputting in 5.1 Surround with another mod. This mod is only compatible With SBX 720º.
 

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When i try to install any mod, or even the original realtek driver, i get this error, please help
 

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