Jul 8, 2015

SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.4

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 2.20.0000.34
- Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater HD driver 2.20.0000.34
- Gigabyte SB X-Fi Titanium driver 2.16.0004.46 WHQL
- Onkyo Wavio SE-300PCIE (R2) driver 2.16.0004.42

- ALchemy 1.45.06
- 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:


- 3.4: Official Windows 8.1 drivers for Auzentech X-Fi Forte and Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater HD.

- 3.3 bug fix: Fixed settings not being saved for cards with official Windows 8.1 Support.

- 3.3 bug fix: Apps don't need to be RunAsAdmin anymore on Windows 10, but you still need to shutdown your system for the settings to be saved.

- 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_4.exe
File size: 118 MB 
CRC32 hash: 7FE8E485
SHA-1 hash: 4D47977F3C086A2E8F5A1A464801A19F85F83C28

New pack is out.



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

15 comments:

Alexei B said...

Thanks a lot for these and all your other posts man. Greatly appreciated that you support these cards no longer officially supported!

Matthew_B said...

Exactly what Alexei B said, thank you for sharing these drivers. Plenty of us (especially us Auzentech owners) appreciate the time effort you put into these improving & updating them.

I do have a question though, how come your driver installs OpenAL v2.0.3.0 when OpenAL v2.1.0.0 is out and about in the wild online? Any advantages/disadvantages to updating it or should we leave it alone when using your packs?

Also, keep us updated on your Windows 10 exploits as it's interesting to read about, maybe we could all help draw attention to the issues to guarantee fixes before RTM/Retail hits.

Daniel Kawakami said...

You are all welcome.

@Matthew_B:

The driver package does install 2.0.3.0, blame Creative for that.

But my customized installer detects the old version, overwrites the OAL redist with 2.1.0.0 and updates OpenAL silently right after the driver installation.

At least that is how it is supposed to work. Please check the version of \Windows\SysWow64\OALInst.exe (64-bit) or \Windows\System32\OALInst.exe (32-bit).

Having an older or newer version only matters when you run apps or play games with OpenAL support. Other than that is will stay there untouched and won't affect Windows at all.

Acidphase said...

Sigh, figures you post this now and I just recently saw your blog post on the Audio format issues after I spent almost an entire day troubleshooting the issue and resolving it the same way you did lol

On top of it it's no longer an issue in build 10166 as surprisingly Microsoft took care of it rather fast. Most likely because the thousands of people going WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED to my Audio coupled with people like us pointing out the issue.

What makes this thing so annoying is the lousy support from creative which over the years just tanked especially after the Blaster Z. Which was the last straw for me after they totally shunned the opensource community and then pretended like it was no big as if they never supported Linux what so ever.
To go as far as tare down an entire sister site once used for opensource development created in relation to the X-fi family cards. And then be like "What linux support we never did that"

So shady indeed lol Anyway don;t want to rant instead I'm glad there's people like you that care and spend personal time working on other people's failures or lack of dedication.

Thanks for all the hard work, it's greatly appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Hi there Daniel,

thanks a bunch for all the effort you punt into this!!!
I love my Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater HD and i was shocked when i realized that those cards are no longer officially supported...

I very much appreaciate your work and I am more than happy that i don´t have to unplug my soundcard.

Keep on the good work and THANKS A MILLION!!!
Chris

Jean-Clément Thébaud said...

Hi Daniel K.,

Your support pack is great and worked perfectly ! So I just wanted to thank you a lot for your work.

Really, thank you.

Marshal Victory said...

So Im on a over 8 year old vista 32 bit system. In its day it was cutting edge tho. An Sound card keeps giving me error code 10. Spent 24 hours of installing an reinstalling creative drivers.
Heard rumor of your drivers an did a search an found these drivers. An now I have audio again. I was to point of looking at getting a ASUS XONAR DG Headphone Amp & PCI 5.1 Audio Card as a replacement till I can afford to get a new computer. Being on disability an a very fixed income makes saving for things rather slow.

So seriously thank you for your time an effort on this. Long days indoors with no radio or game sounds makes for a very slow day.

julieN said...

Do I have to uninstall Version 3.3 first? I switched from Windows 8.1 to 10 today btw.

Anonymous said...

Do you recommend uninstalling a previous version (3.3) of your driver before installing a new Version (3.4)?

Robert Richardson said...

Just clean installed the latest pack now I've upgraded to Windows 10. Thanks a lot for all your hard work by the way!

One problem I have is running Creative Alchemy it now says that the required audio device is not detected. All the other software is running fine.

Manfred Koch said...

Hi,Daniel! many,many thanks,that you updated the driver to win10.Now i can hear with my auzentech xfi home theater.What a gread sound this card till now produces!keep up your great work!greets from Hamburg,Germany

Anonymous said...

Hello

Is it possible to donate something for your work?

Only these drivers work with Windows 10 (X-Fi Fatality XtremeGamer) and I want to thank you for it ...

peter huiskens said...

Hey Daniel,

Thnx a lot for you driverpack,

i upgraded to windows 7 and my old ( but good wrking xfi-fatality ) card worked only basic.

thanx to your driverpack i now have all features back.

Ken W. said...

Thank you so much!

Like the others, my xifi titanium fatal1ty champion model stopped working when I upgraded to Windows 10. Your fix resolved my problem after loading "SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.4".

Sincerely appreciate all your efforts to help your fellow users.

Brady_The said...

You are the man, Daniel. Thank you so much for your dedication and continuously work on the Creative drivers!