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    Cool SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.7 (08/26/2015) - Updated Windows 10 drivers

    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, download here.
    For X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI Express download 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 2.30.0007
    - Creative SB X-Fi Titanium series driver 2.40.0011
    - Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD driver 3.00.2018
    - 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 3.01.04
    - 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 3.21.03
    - 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.



    Does this driver improve sound quality or performance Are there any tweaks ?

    No, this driver does not improve sound quality nor increase performance.

    No, there are no tweaks.

    If someone states that its driver improves sound quality and performance, you are being fooled, cheated.

    It is even worse that the so called tweaks come from a person who is not EVEN technically acknowledged, does NOT know anything about Windows internals, software engineering and sound fidelity that all audiophiles always look for.

    If you "feel" the sound better, that is the infamous placebo effect and there is no real proof that any tweaks work.

    In fact, I have yet to see a driver that states in its release notes that it improves sound quality.

    I've disassembled about every single .SYS driver, .DLL libraries and .EXE executables and found nothing.

    There are some undocumented registry values, but nothing related to sound quality or performance.

    Would the so called tweaks even exist, they would be in my Support Packs, you can bet that.



    Fixes and improvements:

    - 3.7: Includes official X-Fi Titanium and Titanium HD PCIe drivers: settings are properly saved after restart.
    - 3.7: Updated shared components for many applications, updated X-Fi Tweak to clear some old driver state files during install and uninstall.
    - 3.6: Includes official X-Fi PCI drivers: settings are properly saved after restart.
    - 3.5: Fixed cannot detect errors with Gigabyte integrated X-Fi (CA20K2).
    - 3.5: Automatically deletes CtxfiReg registry entry in Run key, if found. This is related to a previous and buggy version of Support Pack.
    - 3.5: Updated Console Launcher and shared components.
    - 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, 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.



    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:

    Updated pack is now available:
    http://forums.creative.com/showthread.php?t=735111



    All files are property of Creative Technology Ltd, unless otherwise noted.
    Last edited by daniel_k; 10-23-2015 at 06:24 AM.
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    Re: SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.4 (07/08/2015) - Updated Auzentech drivers

    Recommended update for Auzentech X-Fi Forte and Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater HD only.

    For all other cards, no changes.
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    Re: SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.4 (07/08/2015) - Updated Auzentech drivers

    Hey Daniel,

    I have an X-Fi Titanium sound card. I downloaded your PCI-e software package, ran it, but it fails because it says that it cannot detect a valid sound card. This is on a desktop, Win 10 Pro.

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    Re: SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.4 (07/08/2015) - Updated Auzentech drivers

    Thank you but wanted to let you know 192,000 sampling is broken on Titanium hd pcie on the official driver and your 3.7 pack so Creative needs to hotfix this ;-)

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    Re: SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.4 (07/08/2015) - Updated Auzentech drivers

    Thank you for your ongoing support, daniel_k!

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    Re: SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.4 (07/08/2015) - Updated Auzentech drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by daniel_k View Post
    Supports the following Sound Blaster X-Fi cards (based on the CA20Kx DSPs):
    - Creative SB X-Fi PCI (except Xtreme Audio)
    ...
    X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI and X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI Express are not supported by this pack.
    Compatible packs will be released soon.
    It's funny question, but how soon it will be?
    Last edited by de_MAX; 07-10-2015 at 05:55 AM. Reason: clarification

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    Re: SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.4 (07/08/2015) - Updated Auzentech drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by de_MAX View Post
    It's funny question, but how soon it will be?
    Just released.
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    Re: SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.4 (07/08/2015) - Updated Auzentech drivers

    A huge thanks from me for your work, Daniel!

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    Re: SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.4 (07/08/2015) - Updated Auzentech drivers

    Thanks for keeping the Auzentech cards alive, Daniel.

    On another note, does anyone have a recommended, issue free way to upgrade from a previous service pack to this one?

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    Re: SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.4 (07/08/2015) - Updated Auzentech drivers

    It's nice to see daniel_k back in action with Windows 10 drivers. (I've been away from this forum a while.)

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