Aug 2, 2020

Beta test drivers for Sound Blaster Z, Zx, ZxR and Recon3D PCIe

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



Supports Sound Blaster Z, Sound Blaster Zx, Sound Blaster ZxR and Recon3D PCIe cards



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

- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 8
- Windows 7



Driver related information: 

I'm always analyzing the code of new Creative drivers and have noticed that support was added for Sound Blaster Z / Zx / ZxR / Recon3D and Audigy FX to the codebase of AE series driver.

Tried it myself and the driver does work, only missing feature is Stereo Direct.

Other than that, it seems stable so far and works on Windows 7 and Windows 10 (2004).

You'll get a warning during driver installation, just continue. No need to disable driver signature enforcement.

May be worth a try for those with issues on AM4 platforms, provided that the fix included is software related (improved code).

EDIT: As of August 2, according to several reports, the driver seems to fix the channel swap and distortion issues on AM4 chipsets.

Be sure to run the small registry fix utility once after driver install.

If the fix it's hardware related this driver won't help.
That would mean to program registers in the IDT (now Renesas) TSI381 PCIe to PCI Bridge.
Yes, the AE series are NOT native PCIe at all and not a single review tells you that: may describe the circuitry in detail, yet "fail" to mention such a large chip.

For Z series, Creative seems to have licensed IP for use in some companion chip working as a bridge.

SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 5.0

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, click here.



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 2.30.0011
- Creative SB X-Fi / SB077x series driver 2.30.0012 WHQL for Windows 10
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium series driver 2.40.0015
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium series driver 2.40.0026 WHQL for Windows 10
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD driver 3.00.2021
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD driver 3.00.2022 WHQL for Windows 10
- 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 1.45.20
- Audio Control Panel 3.01.04
- AutoMode Switcher 1.01.08
- Console Launcher 2.61.58
- DDL and DTS Connect License Activation 2.00.03 (*)
- Dolby Digital Live Pack 4.00.00 (*)
- DTS Connect Pack 2.01.00 (*)
- MediaSource DVD-Audio Player 2.00.78 (32-bit Windows only)
- Remote Control System 5.00.35 (**)
- SoundFont Bank Manager 3.21.02
- THX Console 3.50.09
- Volume Panel 2.21.18

(*) 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 and SB077x OEM.



Fixes and improvements:

- 5.0: Updated X-Fi PCI, X-Fi Titanium PCI-E and X-Fi Titanium HD PCI-E drivers and shared components to their latest versions.

SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 5.0 UAA

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)

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



This "UAA" pack is intended for:

- users who don't need Dolby/DTS decoding or DVD-Audio and want to use drivers optimized for Windows Vista and later.

- systems based on NVIDIA nForce chipsets.



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

- Creative SB X-Fi series driver 2.30.0011
- Creative SB X-Fi series driver 2.30.0012 WHQL for Windows 10

- ALchemy 1.45.20
- Audio Control Panel 3.01.04
- AutoMode Switcher 1.01.08
- Console Launcher 2.61.58
- DDL and DTS Connect License Activation 2.00.03 (*)
- Dolby Digital Live Pack 4.00.00 (*)
- DTS Connect Pack 2.01.00 (*)
- Remote Control System 5.00.35 (**)
- SoundFont Bank Manager 3.21.02
- THX Console 3.50.09
- Volume Panel 2.21.18

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

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



Fixes and improvements:

- 5.0: Updated X-Fi PCI drivers and some shared components to their latest versions.

SB Audigy Series Support Pack 7.0

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 Emu10kx 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 3.01.0056 (Windows 10)
- Audigy series driver 3.01.0046 (Windows Vista or later) (**)
- Audigy series driver 2.09.0016 (Windows XP)
- ALchemy 1.45.20
- Audio Console 1.41.02
- DDL License Activation 1.00.04 (*)
- Dolby Digital Live Pack 4.00.00 (*)
- EAX Console 3.00.61 (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 5.00.35
- SB Audigy Control Panel 1.00.17
- 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, Audigy 4 or Audigy 5/RX



Fixes and improvements:

- 7.0: Updated driver and some shared components to latest versions.

- 7.0: While testing available features, figured out that Audigy 5/RX also supports DVD-Audio


Jul 18, 2020

New Sound Blaster Z, Zx and ZxR drivers

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



Supports the Sound Blaster Z, Sound Blaster Zx and Sound Blaster ZxR cards



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

- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 8
- Windows 7



Items that will be installed: 

- Creative Sound Blaster Z/Zx/ZxR driver 6.0.102.0062, dated 05/14/2020
- Sound Blaster Z-Series Control Panel 2.15.04
- Sound Blaster Speaker Setup 1.00.08

- Creative ALchemy 1.45.20
- Creative Diagnostics 5.11.31
- Dolby Digital Live Pack 4.01.00
- DTS Connect Pack 2.01.00
- Host OpenAL 2.03.01



Fixes and improvements:

- Driver probably fixes audio drop issue on X570 systems when system memory is overclocked. No, it doesn't.

- This is an unreleased driver I've managed to download from Creative before it was pulled (was packed with SB Command by mistake).

Updated many shared components.

Jan 21, 2017

Updated Windows 10 drivers for ASUS Xonar series and other C-Media Oxygen HD cards from AuzenTech, HT Omega, K-Data and TempoTec

Windows 10 drivers for ASUS Xonar family and other C-Media Oxygen HD based soundcards from AuzenTech, HT Omega, K-Data and TempoTec, version 10.0.8.1825, dated 06/22/2016 for Windows 10.

Please DO NOT re-release my modified packages in any way. Thanks for your understanding.

SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 4.0

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, click here.



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 2.30.0011
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium series driver 2.40.0015
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD driver 3.00.2021
- 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 1.45.12
- Audio Control Panel 3.01.04
- AutoMode Switcher 1.01.08
- Console Launcher 2.61.58
- 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 5.00.35 (**)
- SoundFont Bank Manager 3.21.02
- THX Console 3.50.09
- Volume Panel 2.21.18

(*) 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:

- 4.0: Updated X-Fi PCI, X-Fi Titanium PCI-E and X-Fi Titanium HD PCI-E drivers to their latest versions.

- 4.0: Updated shared components.