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    Cool SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.8 SE (10/22/2015) - UAA for PCI / alternate driver for SB077x

    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 (all models, except Xtreme Audio)
    - Creative SB X-Fi PCI OEM SB077x (Dell, HP, Lenovo, Fujitsu etc)

    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 2.30.0010
    - Creative SB X-Fi Titanium series driver 2.40.0012

    - 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 (*)
    - 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). 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:

    - 3.8: Updated X-Fi PCI and X-Fi Titanium PCI-E drivers.
    - 3.8: Probably this is the final version ever, unless Creative releases further updates.
    - 3.6: Includes official X-Fi PCI drivers: settings are properly saved after restart.
    - 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 UAA MODE

    The included driver operates in UAA mode, which works better in hardware configurations based on the NVIDIA nForce chipsets.



    MEDIASOURCE DVD-AUDIO PLAYER UNAVAILABLE

    To use this feature, use the pack with the WDM driver for SB X-Fi 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_8_SE.exe
    File size: 88.4 MB
    CRC32 hash: 2C405344
    SHA- hash: 7D29226D37A7502E1B2A09778803C7989E9E58B5

    Mirrors: Google Drive



    All files are property of Creative Technology Ltd, unless otherwise noted.
    Last edited by daniel_k; 10-23-2015 at 11:50 PM.
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    Re: SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.8 SE (10/22/2015) - UAA for PCI / alternate driver for SB077x

    This "SE" version is the one that got my original release Fatal1ty PCI sound card working in Windows 10 Pro X64. Just had to make sure the old attempts were uninstalled first - The installer that came with this pack had the option to remove all and that took care of things. Everything seems good so far.

    This card has been around for some time now, but I am very thankful to have it working so thanks a lot!

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    Re: SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.8 SE (10/22/2015) - UAA for PCI / alternate driver for SB077x

    thanks for the new version daniel_k, but just one thing;

    the version for SoundFont Bank Manager is 3.21.02 in this pack and in the 3.7 version of the pack it was 3.21.03.

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    Re: SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.8 SE (10/22/2015) - UAA for PCI / alternate driver for SB077x

    Hello Daniel,

    Thank you for your own going support!

    Did you delete your thread for the non-UAA SB X-Fi Series Support Pack v3.8 "http://forums.creative.com/showthread.php?t=735111" ?


    Regards,

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    Re: SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.8 SE (10/22/2015) - UAA for PCI / alternate driver for SB077x

    Hello, what about Sound Blaster X-Fi USB 5.1 Pro? Are you going to release updated drivers for this one as well? Win 8.1
    Last edited by Gerchan; 10-31-2015 at 12:32 AM.

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    Re: SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.8 SE (10/22/2015) - UAA for PCI / alternate driver for SB077x

    Hi Daniel, there are newer drivers for SB X Fi TItanium (2.40.14). Check it out!

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    Re: SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.8 SE (10/22/2015) - UAA for PCI / alternate driver for SB077x

    Last edited by pmc64; 11-02-2015 at 04:06 AM.

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    Re: SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.8 SE (10/22/2015) - UAA for PCI / alternate driver for SB077x

    Quote Originally Posted by pmc64 View Post
    thanks for the links, now I have installed the pack in the proper WDM mode. But still the SoundFont Bank Manager version is 3.21.02 instead of the 3.21.03 of previous packs.

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    Re: SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.8 SE (10/22/2015) - UAA for PCI / alternate driver for SB077x

    Extract the folder from one and drop it in the other?

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    Re: SB X-Fi Series Support Pack 3.8 SE (10/22/2015) - UAA for PCI / alternate driver for SB077x

    del
    Last edited by Sergg007; 11-04-2015 at 05:50 PM.

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