Feb 9, 2015

SB Audigy Series Support Pack 5.1

This software/driver pack is unofficial, not supported by Creative Labs.
Use it at your own risk.



Supports any model of the following Sound Blaster cards (based on Emu0kx DSP):

- Audigy
- Audigy 2
- Audigy 2 ZS
- Audigy 4
- Audigy 5/RX

For Audigy SE/LS/Value and Live! 24-bit cards, click here for a compatible version.



Operating systems supported:

- 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3


Included in the pack: 

- Audigy series driver 3.01.0039 (Windows Vista or later) (**)
- Audigy series driver 2.09.0016 (Windows XP)
- ALchemy 1.45.03
- Audio Console 1.41.00
- DDL License Activation 1.00.04 (*)
- Dolby Digital Live Pack 3.03.08 (*)
- EAX Console 3.00.60 (Windows Vista or later)
- EAX Console 3.00.59 (Windows XP only)
- Feature Mode Selection Utility 2.10.07
- Graphic Equalizer 2.10.01
- MediaSource DVD-Audio Player 2.00.78 (***)
- On Screen Display 2.20.03 (Windows XP only)
- Remote Control System 5.00.34
- SB Audigy Control Panel 1.00.15
- SoundFont Bank Manager 3.21.02
- Speaker Calibrator 1.60.14 (Windows XP only)
- Speaker Settings 2.10.05 (Windows Vista or later)
- Speaker Settings 2.10.04 (Windows XP only)
- Surround Mixer 4.00.76 (Windows XP only)
- THX Setup Console 2.20.08 (Windows XP only)


(*) Purchase and activation required, more info at http://buy.soundblaster.com.

(**)  - For Audigy 5/RX (SB1550) and Audigy 4 Series II (SB0612) this driver also supports Windows XP.

(***) - Requires Audigy 2, Audigy 2 ZS ou Audigy 4



Fixes and improvements:

- Fixed driver installation issues on Windows 10.

- Fixed Audigy "1" or Audigy 2 mute issue.

- Audigy RX is now fully supported.

- EAX Console now works on Windows Vista or later.

- Karaoke effects now work properly on Windows Vista or later, just use EAX Console to enable them. Effects will only be applied to the Microphone input.

- Sound Blaster Audigy Control Panel now available for all cards, but it lacks many settings available on Audio Console, so use the later.

- Added instructions on how to install the Gameport.

- Fixed missing speaker settings strings on Windows XP when DDL is enabled.

- Improved driver installation, less confirmation prompts.

- Improved setup procedure and scripts.

- Removed Encode switcher for now, only DDL is available.

- Installation now customizable, select what you want to install.

- New integrated Post Driver Install Helper tweaks the driver without tampering certificate.

- CMSS2 is now available.

- OpenAL 64-bit support.

- Dolby Digital Live now works on Windows 8.1 (update 1). Creative Audio Service was not being installed on that OS.

- Special FX, Advanced EQ, Studio and Custom presets now available on Windows Vista or later.

- Audio Console does not crash anymore on non-English localized installs. Localized resources for Online Karaoke tab were missing; added mostly localized Korean and Chinese (Traditional) resources.

- Online Karaoke page is available for all Audigy cards on Windows Vista or later; this is NOT a new feature, but an easier way to configure the Microphone.

- EAX Settings for Windows Vista or later includes EAX Studio, a fancy version of EAX Control Panel, no changes in functionality, except the Test button now works.

- Added fully localized Korean and Chinese (Traditional) resources for EAX Studio, which were missing.



Undocumentend fixes by Creative (not listed in the release notes):

- Headphone mode now sticks and does not revert automatically to Speakers mode on Windows Vista or later.

- Special FX, Advanced EQ and Studio presets were not working on Windows Vista or later.



IMPORTANT: Driver uninstall on Windows Vista or later

The included driver for Windows Vista or later has a bug that causes a stop (blue screen) error when unloaded by disabling the Audigy or uninstalling the driver.

To workaround this issue, run the KillDrv.exe utility included and restart when asked to do so. Proceed normally and uninstall all the software or only the driver.

If you have previously installed the Audigy 5/RX driver, you MUST run this utility.

As the KillDrv verify the driver version installed, running it won't do any harm, even if the driver version is not affected.


HOW TO INSTALL THE GAMEPORT DRIVER

You can find a Gameport\ReadMe.htm file in the folder where you unpacked the Support Pack.

Just follow the steps shown in the screenshots.



WINDOWS 10 / 8.1 DOES NOT SAVE SETTINGS

- Configure all settings and shutdown. Your settings will be saved.

- This does not work if you disable Fast startup permanently or temporarily (by holding the Shift key while shutting down).

- On Windows 10 you need to run the application with Administrator privileges (right-click and choose Run as Administrator). This is valid for all applications used to configure the card.



OpenAL 2D benchmark in RightMark 3DSound crashes your system

The included driver for Windows Vista or later has a bug that crashes your system if you run the OpenAL 2D benchmark using 63 buffers.

No problem With 62 or fewer buffers.

OpenAL 3D and OpenAL 3D + EAX benchmarks are not affected.

Details: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (0x000000D1) - ctoss2k.sys



There is no DirectSound hardware acceleration on Windows XP 64-bit (x64) with 4GB RAM or more

The Audigy driver does not support 64-bit addressing, disabling the DirectSound hardware acceleration and causing multichannel sound to be played only in the stereo channels (front left/right).

Workarounds:

- install the 32-bit (x86) version of Windows XP.
- limit to less than 4GB the amount of RAM available to Windows.
- enable the "Memory Hole" setting in the BIOS Setup, if your motherboard supports it.
- install and use Creative ALchemy to convert the DirectSound API calls into OpenAL, which is not affected by this issue.



Karaoke effects make the audio play in mono

You can avoid this issue by using EAX Console to enable Karaoke effects. Audio Console is affected by the issue.

Optionally, follow the steps below.

Open EAX Settings, select a Karaoke effect, then click the Edit button.

Click on the Source (Wave) tab and change the Original sound to 100% and Pitch Shift to 0%. Click the Save environment button.

Repeat the steps for all Karaoke effects.

These changes will be valid only for the current speaker configuration. If desired, repeat the same process for each speaker configuration.



MediaSource DVD-Audio Player system requirements

- 32-bit edition of Windows XP or later

- any Audigy 2, Audigy 2 ZS or Audigy 4 card



Built-in Decoder on Windows Vista or later

To use the built-in decoder, make sure it is enabled in Audio Console.

Select "SPDIF Out (Creative SB Audigy (WDM))" as the output device of your player and then configure the AC3/DTS filter to send the stream through SPDIF.

When you restart your computer, the Tone settings (Bass and Treble) are not applied.

Just readjust one of the controls one time per boot.



Equalizer and EAX effects are not available when using OpenAL or ALchemy

Only Tone (Bass and Treble) and CMSS 3D (CMSS, CMSS2 and Stereo Surround) features are available.



There is no sound in games with OpenAL support

Disable Advanced EQ and Special FX by selecting "No effect" before running the game or program.



Equalizer settings are not applied after using OpenAL or ALchemy

After you run a game with OpenAL support or using Creative ALchemy, the Equalizer settings are applied.

Just run Equalizer and the saved setting is loaded automatically.



Tone settings are lost when speaker configuration is changed

Bass and treble settings reset to their default values when speaker configuration is changed.





Download:

Filename: Audigy_SupportPack_5_1.exe
File size: 120 MB
CRC32 hash: 2E03ECCF
SHA-1 hash: 53768C717E34B13258A4247E2056DAFCC6C93C0D

Mirrors: MEGA

All files are property of Creative Technology Ltd, unless otherwise stated.

Feb 8, 2015

SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.2 SE

This software/driver pack is unofficial, not supported by Creative Labs.
Use it at your own risk.




Supports the following Sound Blaster X-Fi cards (based on the CA20Kx DSPs):

- Creative SB X-Fi PCI (except Xtreme Audio)
- Creative SB X-Fi PCI OEM SB077x (Dell, HP, Lenovo, Fujitsu etc)

For X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI, click here.
For X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI Express, a compatible pack will be released soon.



Operating Systems supported (32-bit and 64-bit editions):

- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP



Items that will be installed, depending on the detected card: 

- Creative SB X-Fi / SB077x series driver 2.30.0004
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium series driver 2.40.0008.0

- ALchemy 1.45.03
- Audio Control Panel 3.01.03
- AutoMode Switcher 1.01.07
- Console Launcher 2.61.55
- DDL and DTS Connect License Activation 2.00.03 (*)
- Dolby Digital Live Pack 3.03.08 (*)
- DTS Connect Pack 1.05.00 (*)
- Remote Control System 5.00.34 (**)
- SoundFont Bank Manager 3.21.02
- THX Console 3.50.08
- Volume Panel 2.21.16

(*) Purchase and activation required for all SB X-Fi PCI and SB077x (OEM). More info at http://buy.soundblaster.com.

(**) Only available for SB X-Fi PCI models, except SB0730, SB073A, SB0760 e SB077x OEM.



Fixes and improvements:

- 3.2 small bug fix: Only for Auzentech X-Fi Prelude and SB X-Fi Titanium OEM HP/Fujitsu cards, OpenAL redistributable was not being updated

- Fixed Windows 10 driver installation issues

- Improved setup script and install process

- Installation is now future proof

- Installation now customizable, select what you want to install.

- Updated applications and shared components.

- New integrated Post Driver Install Helper tweaks the driver without tampering certificate.

- Setup now properly detects multiple devices and aborts if more than one device is found.

- Setup now fully supports multi product installation.

- 64-bit ASIO / OpenAL support for Auzentech Prelude and 64-bit OpenAL support for all other cards (as they already support 64-bit ASIO with their official drivers).





Release Notes:


IF WINDOWS 8 / 8.1 / 10 DOES NOT SAVE SETTINGS

Configure all settings and shutdown Windows so that your settings will be saved.

This does not work if you disable Fast startup permanently or temporarily (by holding the Shift key while shutting down).



INCLUDED SB X-FI PCI DRIVER WORKS IN UAA MODE

The included driver operates in UAA mode, which works better in hardware configurations based on the NVIDIA nForce chipsets.



MEDIASOURCE DVD-AUDIO PLAYER UNAVAILABLE

To use this feature, use the pack with the WDM driver for SB X-Fi PCI cards.

This feature is available on all SB X-Fi PCI models, except SB0730, SB073A, SB0760 and SB077x OEM.





Download:

Filename: XFI_SupportPack_3_2_SE.exe
File size: 88.5 MB 
CRC32 hash: 12D64E6A
SHA-1 hash: 7D11FBC890DBCF64F08A76FD549EE4F5A2B8519F

Mirrors: MEGA



All files are property of Creative Technology Ltd, unless otherwise noted.

SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.2

This software/driver pack is unofficial, not supported by Creative Labs.
Use it at your own risk.




Supports the following Sound Blaster X-Fi cards (based on the CA20Kx DSPs):

- Creative SB X-Fi PCI (except Xtreme Audio)
- Creative SB X-Fi PCI OEM SB077x (Dell, HP, Lenovo, Fujitsu etc)
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium PCI-E
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium PCI-E OEM (HP / Fujitsu)
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD PCI-E
- Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1
- Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1
- Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater HD
- Gigabyte SB X-Fi Titanium PCI-E onboard
- Onkyo Wavio SE-300PCIE (R2)

For X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI, click here.
For X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI Express, a compatible pack will be released soon.



Operating Systems supported (32-bit and 64-bit editions):

- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP



Items that will be installed, depending on the detected card: 

- Creative SB X-Fi / SB077x series driver 2.30.0004
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium series driver 2.40.0008.0
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD driver 3.00.2015
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium OEM HP/Fujitsu 2.16.0001.63 WHQL
- Auzentech X-Fi Prelude driver 2.14.0001.28 RefCD5
- Auzentech X-Fi Forte driver 2.20.0000.33 RefCD4
- Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater HD driver 2.20.0000.33 RefCD3
- Gigabyte SB X-Fi Titanium driver 2.16.0004.46 WHQL
- Onkyo Wavio SE-300PCIE (R2) driver 2.16.0004.42

- ALchemy 1.45.03
- Audio Control Panel 3.01.03
- AutoMode Switcher 1.01.07
- Console Launcher 2.61.55
- DDL and DTS Connect License Activation 2.00.03 (*)
- Dolby Digital Live Pack 3.03.08 (*)
- DTS Connect Pack 1.05.00 (*)
- MediaSource DVD-Audio Player 2.00.78 (32-bit Windows only)
- Remote Control System 5.00.34 (**)
- SoundFont Bank Manager 3.21.02
- THX Console 3.50.08
- Volume Panel 2.21.16

(*) Purchase and activation required for all SB X-Fi PCI and SB077x (OEM), SB X-Fi Titanium OEM HP SB0963 (Subsys_2A83103C) and Onkyo Wavio SE-300PCIE (R2). More info at http://buy.soundblaster.com.

(**) Only available for SB X-Fi PCI models, except SB0730, SB073A, SB0760 e SB077x OEM.



Fixes and improvements:

- 3.2 small bug fix: Only for Auzentech X-Fi Prelude and SB X-Fi Titanium OEM HP/Fujitsu cards, OpenAL redistributable was not being updated

- Fixed Windows 10 driver installation issues

- Improved setup script and install process

- Installation is now future proof

- Installation now customizable, select what you want to install.

- Updated applications and shared components.

- New integrated Post Driver Install Helper tweaks the driver without tampering certificate.

- Setup now properly detects multiple devices and aborts if more than one device is found.

- Setup now fully supports multi product installation.

- 64-bit ASIO / OpenAL support for Auzentech Prelude and 64-bit OpenAL support for all other cards (as they already support 64-bit ASIO with their official drivers).





Release Notes:


IF WINDOWS 8 / 8.1 / 10 DOES NOT SAVE SETTINGS

Configure all settings and shutdown Windows so that your settings will be saved.

This does not work if you disable Fast startup permanently or temporarily (by holding the Shift key while shutting down).



INCLUDED SB X-FI PCI DRIVER WORKS IN WDM MODE

In order to support all of the original features of the SB X-Fi PCI cards (except the OEM SB077x models), the included driver operates in WDM mode, which may not work in some hardware configurations, specially those based on the NVIDIA nForce chipsets.

An UAA mode Support Pack will be available later.



MEDIASOURCE DVD-AUDIO PLAYER AVAILABLE ONLY ON PCI CARDS

This feature is available on all SB X-Fi PCI models, except SB0730, SB073A, SB0760 and SB077x OEM.





Download:

Filename: XFI_SupportPack_3_2.exe
File size: 119 MB 
CRC32 hash: 9397067F
SHA-1 hash: DBD6C336074A18DEA60B44B8074FD7CEAF68F065

Mirrors: MEGA



All files are property of Creative Technology Ltd, unless otherwise noted.

Aug 25, 2014

Intel GMA 4500 Series Feature Pack for Windows 8 / 8.1

This pack is unofficial, not supported by Intel Corporation.
Use it at your own risk.

This Feature Pack restores the CUI (Common User Interface) and OpenGL support for the (Mobile) Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Graphics.

With this pack, you will be able to configure the Intel graphics controller like you did on Windows 7 and to run OpenGL software and games such as Minecraft and Angry Birds.

No more dealing with hacked drivers and their issues with Netflix or similar services/apps.


Supported graphic controllers:

- Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500 / X4500 / X4500HD
- Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M / 4500MHD


Supported chipsets:

- Intel® B43 Express Chipset
- Intel® G41 Express Chipset
- Intel® G43 Express Chipset
- Intel® G45 Express Chipset
- Intel® Q43 Express Chipset
- Intel® Q45 Express Chipset
- Mobile Intel® GL40 Express Chipset
- Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset
- Mobile Intel® GS40 Express Chipset
- Mobile Intel® GS45 Express Chipset


WARNING: Uninstall is NOT supported.

Requires driver version 8.15.10.2702 from Windows Update to be properly installed, otherwise setup will quit.



Download:

Filename: 4500-setup.exe
File size: 8.1 MB
CRC32 hash: B445F3C3
SHA-1 hash: DB504C71E80616DE1A1D448EF040553D4EDD5129

Mirrors: MEGA


Setup script and helper DLL are property of Daniel Kawakami.

All other files included are property of Intel Corporation.

Intel GMA 950, 3000/3100/3150, X3000/X3100/X3500 Series Feature Pack for Windows 8 / 8.1

This pack is unofficial, not supported by Intel Corporation.
Use it at your own risk.

This Feature Pack restores the CUI (Common User Interface) and OpenGL support.

With this pack, you will be able to configure the Intel graphics controller like you did on Windows 7 and to run OpenGL software and games such as Angry Birds.

No more dealing with hacked drivers and their issues with Netflix or similar services/apps.


Supported graphic controllers:

- Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
- Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3000
- Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3000
- Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3100
- Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
- Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
- Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3500


Supported chipsets:

- Intel® Atom™ D400 and Intel® Atom™ D500 Series
- Intel® Atom™ N400 and Intel® Atom™ N500 Series
- Intel® 945G Express Chipset
- Intel® 945GC Express Chipset
- Intel® 945GT Express Chipset
- Intel® 945GZ Express Chipset
- Intel® 946GZ Express Chipset
- Intel® G965 Express Chipset
- Intel® Q965 Express Chipset
- Intel® Q963 Express Chipset
- Intel® G33 Express Chipset
- Intel® G31 Express Chipset
- Intel® G35 Express Chipset
- Intel® Q33 Express Chipset
- Intel® Q35 Express Chipset
- Mobile Intel® 940GML Express Chipset
- Mobile Intel® 943GML Express Chipset
- Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset
- Mobile Intel® 945GME Express Chipset
- Mobile Intel® 945GMS Express Chipset
- Mobile Intel® 945GSE Express Chipset
- Mobile Intel® GLE960 Express Chipset
- Mobile Intel® GL960 Express Chipset
- Mobile Intel® GM965 Express Chipset
- Mobile Intel® GME965 Express Chipset


WARNING: Uninstall is NOT supported and was not tested personally by me, although should be harmless, try it at your own risk.

Requires driver version 8.15.10.2697 from Windows Update to be properly installed, otherwise setup will quit.



Download:

Filename: 950-3000-setup.exe
File size: 6.6 MB
CRC32 hash: 7ADAD236
SHA-1 hash: F7D2C7248EC6531F941B259DE8CE72CC8B6A52F1

Mirrors: MEGA


Setup script and helper DLL are property of Daniel Kawakami.

All other files included are property of Intel Corporation.