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nekrosoft13
02-18-09, 08:49 PM
File Name : SBXF_W7DRVBETA_US_2_18_0008.exe
This download is a beta driver providing Microsoft® Windows® 7 Beta support for Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ series of audio devices. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.

Take note of the following:

THIS IS AN UNSUPPORTED BETA DRIVER. There is no technical support for this driver.
We recommend that only experienced users install this driver. Do not install this driver on a system used to perform critical tasks.
Users who are looking for stable drivers should wait for the final release. When this happens, user should install the latest Sound Blaster X-Fi series driver available.
This download supports the following audio devices only:

Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic
Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty® Professional Series
Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion Series
Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum
Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro
Sound Blaster X-Fi
Requirements:

Microsoft Windows 7 Beta
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi series audio devices listed above
Notes:

To install this driver
Download the .exe file onto your local hard disk.
Double-click the downloaded file.
Follow the instructions on the screen.


direct link
http://files.creative.com/manualdn/Drivers/AVP/10914/0x9341A639/SBXF_W7DRVBETA_US_2_18_0008.exe

nekrosoft13
02-18-09, 09:52 PM
BTW, driver works for Vista as well.

Driver Date: 1/21/2009
Driver Version: 6.0.1.1368

Quick420
06-10-09, 02:14 PM
Did you install it on Win7? Were the any improvements over the driver installed with the RC? I noticed that after my WIN7/RC installation my X-Fi was installed as well as the control panel and control console.I didnt have to install my ethernet driver either,weird s hit,but I'm not complaining thats for sure.Cant wait for this one:D

shilk
06-10-09, 02:47 PM
Edit: Just looked on the soundblaster site and I see even newer ones dated April 24th 2009.


File Name : SBXF_W7DRVBTA_US_2_18_0013.exe

This download is a beta driver providing Microsoft® Windows® 7 Beta support for Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ series of audio devices. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.

Take note of the following:

* THIS IS AN UNSUPPORTED BETA DRIVER. There is no technical support for this driver.
* We recommend that only experienced users install this driver. Do not install this driver on a system used to perform critical tasks.
* Users who are looking for stable drivers should wait for the final release. When this happens, user should install the latest Sound Blaster X-Fi series driver available.

This download supports the following audio devices only:

* Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic
* Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty® Professional Series
* Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
* Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion Series
* Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum
* Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
* Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro
* Sound Blaster X-Fi

Added Features and Enhancements:

* Enables Dolby® Digital Live and DTS® Connect features.

Requirements:

* Microsoft Windows 7 Beta
* Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi series audio devices listed above

Notes:

* To install this driver
1. Download the .exe file onto your local hard disk.
2. Double-click the downloaded file.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Mr Bigman
06-11-09, 01:20 AM
Thanks for the heads up nekro.

I am doing this for 7 and seems stable as an old ladies rocking chair on the old carpet.

shilk
06-11-09, 01:27 AM
Installed the SBXF_W7DRVBTA_US_2_18_0013.exe, and everything is running great. Even though they're the beta Win7 drivers, it works great on Vista64 SP2. :)

Edit: Crap. Rather large problem. If I'm playing anything that's using ALchemy, then I can't get any sound output with Fraps. :( So I tried to change some settings around and even tried recording without ALchemy and it's very iffy at this point. Sometimes sound records, sometimes it doesn't.

Didn't have any issues what so ever with the older drivers for my X-Fi. So I'll be doing a clean installation of sound drivers later to see if it's a beta driver issue.

Crow_Nest
06-11-09, 02:32 PM
Ive never had any issues with the latest W7 x-fi drivers. And im using the 64bit windows 7. Although i never installed ALchemy. Perhaps that is causing the problem? Everything seems to work just fine without ALchemy anyway.

Phyre
06-11-09, 02:36 PM
Do these or can these be made to work with the Auzentech Prelude?

Crow_Nest
06-11-09, 02:39 PM
Do these or can these be made to work with the Auzentech Prelude?

Perhaps its best to just download them from their official website?

http://www.auzensupport.com/site/download/updates.php

Phyre
06-11-09, 03:44 PM
Perhaps its best to just download them from their official website?

http://www.auzensupport.com/site/download/updates.php

The drivers there are for Vista. They don't show any drivers there for Windows 7. I was just wondering if anyone has seen anything about these being adapted for the Prelude on Windows 7.

nekrosoft13
06-11-09, 03:51 PM
my main rig is still vista, but prelude is just a more fancy x-fi, just open the main inf file and add prelude info to it.

Phyre
06-11-09, 04:06 PM
my main rig is still vista, but prelude is just a more fancy x-fi, just open the main inf file and add prelude info to it.

Still Vista here as well and was thinking the same thing about the .inf file.

nekrosoft13
06-11-09, 04:09 PM
try this

removed

Daniel already modded the latest driver for Auzentech cards

Creative创新X-Fi系列声卡Daniel_K Support Pack 2.0版For WinXP/2003/Vista/2008/Windows7(2009年5月22日发布)

Daniel_K不再对创新驱动进行破解,而只是进行整合和优化,换来的好处是可以在创新的官方论坛中自由 发表自己整合制作的驱动包。目前Daniel_K是创新论坛中的活跃分子,所发驱动帖子的等级和浏览量都非 常的高,俨然一副半官方版驱动的姿态。在创新官方驱动更新缓慢,达不到用户需求的情况下,Daniel_K 的准官方驱动起到了很好的补充作用,创新方面当然也会乐见其成。


Support Pack 2.0版驱动包更新包括:
1、修正CMSS在Windows 7系统下不能正常工作的问题。
2、THX控制台可以支持Auzentech X-Fi Prelude、Auzentech X-Fi Forte以及其它型号声卡。
3、Audio Console、Console Launcher和音量控制面板运行读取速度更快。
4、升级许多应用程序版本和共享组件版本。

Support Pack 2.0驱动支持声卡型号包括:Creative SB X-Fi PCI(OEM/零售版本Elite Pro,Fatal1ty,Platinum,Platinum Fatal1ty Champion,XtremeGamer,XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro,XtremeMusic)、Creative SB X-Fi OEM SB077x PCI(为Dell,HP,Gateway,Lenovo,Fujitsu-Siemens,Alienware和其它厂商推出的定制版本)、Creative SB X-Fi Titanium PCI-E(所有零售/OEM版本)、Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1、Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1。Support Pack 2.0驱动组件版本情况:Creative SB X-Fi驱动2.18.0013.1、Creative SB X-Fi OEM SB077x驱动2.18.0014.1、Creative SB X-Fi Titanium驱动2.17.0007.10、Auzentech X-Fi Prelude驱动2.14.0001 v1.1、Auzentech X-Fi Forte驱动2.20.0000.0 v1.0、ALchemy炼金术1.25.10、Audio Control Panel 2.56.06、AutoMode Switcher 1.01.01、Console Launcher 2.62.00、DDL and DTS Connect License Activation 2.00.03、Dolby Digital Live Pack 3.00.01、DTS Connect Pack 1.03.02、SoundFont Bank Manager 3.21.00、THX Console 3.10.23、Volume Panel 2.21.10

nekrosoft13
06-11-09, 05:14 PM
never mind, daniel is getting lazy, prelude driver in that file is not the new version, but the old DriverVer=08/21/2008, 6.0.01.1281.

shilk
06-11-09, 06:31 PM
Ive never had any issues with the latest W7 x-fi drivers. And im using the 64bit windows 7. Although i never installed ALchemy. Perhaps that is causing the problem? Everything seems to work just fine without ALchemy anyway.

Just went back to the previous drivers versions and it's still messed up. So I'm convinced either it's Vista's SP2 or Fraps. I'm not using ALchemy in Mass Effect now, and the audio still won't record — it's strange it's only during the game's dialogue sequences. All other games I've tried work fine though. :(

Maybe Mass Effect doesn't like SP2?

saturnotaku
06-11-09, 08:29 PM
never mind, daniel is getting lazy, prelude driver in that file is not the new version, but the old DriverVer=08/21/2008, 6.0.01.1281.

We need a new nekro driver pack. I'm using the first one you created, and it's been absolutely perfect. :D

Crow_Nest
06-11-09, 10:27 PM
The drivers there are for Vista. They don't show any drivers there for Windows 7. I was just wondering if anyone has seen anything about these being adapted for the Prelude on Windows 7.

Windows vista drivers should work for windows 7. Both 32 and 64 bit editions. Just make sure you download the one with the right architecture.