Go Back   nV News Forums > Software Forums > General Software

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-01-03, 12:52 PM   #1
CWB
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 144
Default New Audigy Drivers

Anybody else downloaded the new Audigy/Audigy2 drivers for XP yet? If so, did it remove the mixer & speaker options from your AudioHQ? How stupid is that?

Looks like they removed the only useful controls...
CWB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-03, 07:38 PM   #2
StealthHawk
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

What new Audigy2 drivers? There were new Audigy1 drivers released last week or something, but I saw the same old drivers for Audigy2.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-03, 08:00 PM   #3
Matthyahuw
Registered User
 
Matthyahuw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: AZ
Posts: 919
Send a message via ICQ to Matthyahuw Send a message via AIM to Matthyahuw Send a message via Yahoo to Matthyahuw
Default

speakers are now controlled in the control panel in the generic Windows sound management
__________________
Shalom!
Matthyahuw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-03, 03:58 AM   #4
-=DVS=-
.:. Lafiel .:.
 
-=DVS=-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Outerspace
Posts: 3,009
Talking

I downloaded the BETA ones who increase speed from 30 to 50% in EAX HD games , and i must say they are awesome big improvement in Raven Shield
__________________
.:. Lian Li X500FX .:. i7 2600k .:. PNY GTX 680 .:. Corsair DDR3 8GB .:. Silverstone 800W PSU .:. Asus P8P67-M Pro .:. Crucial M4 SSD 512GB .:.
-=DVS=- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-03, 06:53 AM   #5
StealthHawk
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by -=DVS=-
I downloaded the BETA ones who increase speed from 30 to 50% in EAX HD games , and i must say they are awesome big improvement in Raven Shield
Do those beta drivers degrade music quality though? I am leary of the disclaimer that says the driver was only tested in gaming environments. I don't really want to sarcrifice sound quality when playing music just to speed up games that run fast enough already for my tastes.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-03, 09:40 AM   #6
DivotMaker
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 823
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by StealthHawk
Do those beta drivers degrade music quality though? I am leary of the disclaimer that says the driver was only tested in gaming environments. I don't really want to sarcrifice sound quality when playing music just to speed up games that run fast enough already for my tastes.
I have noticed no difference in sound using the beta drivers for WinXP. I have noticed an improvement in framerates in games though...
DivotMaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-03, 03:04 AM   #7
EciDemon
Registered User
 
EciDemon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,423
Send a message via ICQ to EciDemon
Default

Its important to understand that this is drivers for a sound card. So the quallity of your music will not be degraded by using the beta drivers. The aduigy 2 has hardware to deliver you very clear and high quallity sound ... as long as your music is saved in such a way.

Personally I didnt like the beta drivers. It might be that they are very good in games but the removal of all the creative controll panels for eax, speakers and so on really suxx I think. So I dont use them cos of that.

Asio and all of that still works if you produce music or use such apps that uses or needs it.
EciDemon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-03, 07:01 AM   #8
StealthHawk
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by EciDemon
Its important to understand that this is drivers for a sound card. So the quallity of your music will not be degraded by using the beta drivers. The aduigy 2 has hardware to deliver you very clear and high quallity sound ... as long as your music is saved in such a way.
I have actually heard people report differently. I have seen people in audio forums say that certain new drivers provided increased audio quality compared to old drivers, so it seems that drivers can indeed impact sound. Also, I have heard people say that using Audigy/2 drivers on SBLive/Audigy1 improved sound quality. Maybe it was a placebo effect, and maybe it was not. Next time I do a driver install, I will just use the beta drivers though
  Reply With Quote

Old 07-04-03, 03:56 PM   #9
CWB
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 144
Default

Ok, in case the disappearing Mixer/Speaker from AudioHQ bothered anybody else, here's the fix:

Copy file "CtSSpkU.ahq" from Creative\SBAudigy\AudioHQ\Ahq\
to
Creative\AudioHQ\Ahq

Mixer/Speaker Controls now reappear on AudioHQ.

Last edited by CWB; 07-05-03 at 02:43 AM.
CWB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Enhance Max Payne 3, Diablo III with GeForce R300 Drivers News Archived News Items 0 05-22-12 07:30 PM
Creative drivers ? SparrowHawk General Hardware 39 11-18-02 09:03 AM
Radeon 9700 not all that? sancheuz Other Desktop Graphics Cards 200 10-12-02 10:31 PM
New audigy drivers up on Creatives website sbp General Software 11 08-29-02 07:33 AM
SB Live! & Audigy WHQL Drivers Tactics General Hardware 1 08-21-02 01:42 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.