Aug 16, 2015

P17X Series Support Pack 3.1 (Audigy SE/Value/LS - Live 24-bit - X-Fi XtremeAudio - SB 5.1VX - Rocketfish 7.1/5.1)

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 P17X chipset):

- X-Fi Xtreme Audio
- Rocketfish 7.1
- Audigy Value/SE/LS
- Live! 24-bit
- Audigy LS
- Rocketfish 5.1
- SB 5.1 VX



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:

- Driver for Windows Vista or later 5.12.1.2018 WHQL (X-Fi Xtreme Audio) / 5.12.1.2020 WHQL (all other cards)
- Driver for Windows XP: 5.12.01.627 (Audigy LS, Rocketfish 5.1, SB 5.1 VX) / 5.12.01.626 (all other cards)
- ALchemy 1.45.06
- Audio Console 3.01.03
- Entertainment Console 3.01.03
- Host OpenAL 2.02.86
- Volume Panel 2.21.17





Fixes and improvements:

- Updated Driver Helper to fix false positive virus warnings.

- Updated some shared components.

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

- Fixed no Headphone (CMSS) mode for SB 5.1VX (Audigy LS with shared Subsystem ID) on Windows Vista or later.

- Fixed noise on 5.1 cards (SB 5.1VX / Audigy LS) on Windows XP.

- Updated many components.

- Driver based on the WHQL release from WindowsUpdate (with Headphone mode/Bass Redirection fixes by me)

- Fixes the Headphone mode resetting to Speakers mode on reboot (all cards, including the X-Fi Xtreme Audio)





Release Notes:


Windows Security warning during driver installation on Windows XP

When prompted with "Windows can't verify the publisher of this driver software", choose "Install this driver software anyway".


Unsupported Audigy LS / Rocketfish 5.1 / SB 5.1 VX features on Windows XP

On Windows XP, 6.1 and 7.1 Speakers configurations are incorrectly available, as those cards do not have the hardware required to support these configurations.

Selecting 6.1 or 7.1 Speakers will automatically reset the configuration to 5.1 Speakers.


Auxiliary and S/PDIF-In record inputs and Microphone +20dB Boost available in the mixer don't work, as those cards do not support the features.



Configuring CMSS on Windows Vista or later

For all supported cards, except the X-Fi Xtreme Audio, Audio Console must be used to configure CMSS, which is not available in the Entertainment Console.





Download:

Filename: P17X_SupportPack_3_1a.exe
File size: 50.5 MB
CRC32 hash: FCDB9690
SHA-1 hash: 79B1BA5C8D84CF006DBAD3CBBF02B8E1E4C9E4DA

Mirrors: Google Drive



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

Aug 14, 2015

SB Audigy Series Support Pack 6.0

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 3.01.0044 (Windows Vista or later) (**)
- Audigy series driver 2.09.0016 (Windows XP)
- ALchemy 1.45.06
- 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 2.10.02
- 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:

- Based on official Audigy 5/RX Windows 10 driver

- Fixed Graphic Equalizer sometimes does not load.

- Added support for EEPROM corrupted Audigy "1" cards. Feedback is appreciated.

- Updated KillDrvX to support changes in Windows 10, now warns if Audigy driver service is still running.

- Fixed Audigy 5/RX support.

- Readded "EndPoint Utility" to enable the use of other digital devices to output Dolby Digital Live encoded audio.


- 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 KillDrvX 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 8 OR LATER DOES NOT SAVE SETTINGS

Configure all settings and shutdown, hibernate or put your computer to sleep 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) or if you disable Hybrid Sleep.



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_6_0.exe
File size: 118 MB
CRC32 hash: DE81DE10
SHA-1 hash: A46BF68EEBC4B36EA5717235B64CE9B33584F55D

Mirrors: Google Drive

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

SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCIe / Notebook Support Pack 1.2

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


Supported audio devices:

- Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCIe
- Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Notebook



This setup program will install the following items:

- Driver for Windows Vista or later 6.10.1.209
- Driver for Windows XP: 5.10.0.214 WHQL (*)
- ALchemy 1.45.06
- Audio Console 3.01.03
- Entertainment Console 3.01.03
- Host OpenAL 2.02.86
- Volume Panel 2.21.17

(*) The files match the WHQL certificate, but unfortunately the target OS is 6.1 (Windows 7), so you'll be prompted with an unsigned driver error.





Operating systems supported:

- 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP



Release notes

- First release including newer XP driver than Creative's official.



Download:

Filename: XFXA_SupportPack_1_2.exe
File size: 80.5 MB 
CRC32 hash: BEF6528C
SHA- hash: EB899953D67236E5C049FB6F7299594AA7FEF955

Mirrors: Google Drive

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

Aug 13, 2015

VIA HD Audio driver 6.0.11.1000 for Windows 10

Another VIA HD Audio WHQL signed driver for Windows 10.

For Windows 10, version 6.0.11.1000, dated 08/11/2015.

This driver does not include DTS and SRS enhancements, only VIA and Creative effects are supported.

Download from Google Drive.

Size: 76,3 MB
CRC: 58D9FA10
SHA-1: 795B3FF148DB3AA771F72572C8D640F9F8512EDB

Aug 12, 2015

VIA HD Audio driver 6.0.11.0900 for Windows 10

New VIA HD Audio WHQL signed drivers for Windows 10 and Windows 8.1.

For Windows 10, version 6.0.11.0900, dated 08/06/2015.
For Windows 8.1, version 6.0.11.0800, dated 06/15/2015.

VIA should have been in a hurry, as the version and date for many INF files are 6.0.11.0800, dated 06/15/2015,

There are also drivers for Windows 8 and Windows 7, version 6.0.11.0800, dated 06/15/2015, although not WHQL signed.

Download from Google Drive.

Size: 76,8 MB
CRC: 72327BA0
SHA-1: A56F26755DABC77E56ED8AEA2E5951DB73292C21