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Originally Posted by avatarraq View Post

I hope the new driver solves the channel switching issue.

It didn't for me. One minute into the game (American Truck Simulator) and channels are all mixed up again.

Someone suggested deselecting Speaker Configuration Utility while installing the drivers, gonna try that now.
post #4462 of 5642
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Originally Posted by tristam View Post

It didn't for me. One minute into the game (American Truck Simulator) and channels are all mixed up again.

Someone suggested deselecting Speaker Configuration Utility while installing the drivers, gonna try that now.
You were supposed to do that from day1,everyone advises to do so because guess what they get the channels mixed.
post #4463 of 5642
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Originally Posted by GoLDii3 View Post

You were supposed to do that from day1,everyone advises to do so because guess what they get the channels mixed.

I always had it selected on my old system and never had any issues though. Recently upgraded from i7-2600K + Asus Z77-V Pro to i7-6700K + Asus Z170-A and that's when the channel switching issue started. (both Win10 so it's not the OS)

Just tried deselecting Speaker Setup and channels are still switching in the game but somehow they are correct when I test it in Sound Blaster software. Weird.

Can anyone send me the registry patch that's been mentioned in the previous pages?
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Originally Posted by tristam View Post

I always had it selected on my old system and never had any issues though. Recently upgraded from i7-2600K + Asus Z77-V Pro to i7-6700K + Asus Z170-A and that's when the channel switching issue started. (both Win10 so it's not the OS)

Just tried deselecting Speaker Setup and channels are still switching in the game but somehow they are correct when I test it in Sound Blaster software. Weird.

Can anyone send me the registry patch that's been mentioned in the previous pages?
Maybe this will be helpful
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Originally Posted by Paul17041993 View Post

If you have the bug then you should ask creative for the patch, but I'll upload it if anyone needs it.

All it does is set the 'HW_CTL_MX_BSIZE' var to dword 10 for devices 11020023 to 11020027 and 11020033, found under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\cthda\HDB\.

How do you realize channels are switching? I don't know if this is channel switching but i do remember that when i tried to use the speaker input instead of the headphone input with my cans surround was crap on the speaker input,with channels being silenced instead of all sounds playing toghether.

No such issue with the HP input.
post #4465 of 5642
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Originally Posted by GoLDii3 View Post

Maybe this will be helpful
How do you realize channels are switching? I don't know if this is channel switching but i do remember that when i tried to use the speaker input instead of the headphone input with my cans surround was crap on the speaker input,with channels being silenced instead of all sounds playing toghether.

No such issue with the HP input.

I'm listening to the ingame radio and the music goes all over the places. (works fine for 30 seconds or so, then goes to Right-Rear Right speakers for 40 seconds, then Center-Rear Left for 60 seconds etc. it keeps hopping)

If I minimize the game and test in SB software the channels are all mixed up. But when I quit the game and test, then they are correct.

For some reason I don't have HDB key under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\cthda. I have it under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\cthdb but it doesn't have HW_CTL_MX_BSIZE in it.


Edited by tristam - 6/25/16 at 8:06am
post #4466 of 5642
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Originally Posted by Paul17041993 View Post

win10 is rubbish at rendering things correctly, so either it did that (and another odd render bug previously) due to recent updates and/or creative changed things in the installer that end up making it render weird.

But other than that subtle weirdness, seems great so far, while the RL channel doesn't quite feel 100% correct, it's a major improvement to the previous driver.

Only time will tell about the other bugs though, and I would assume that they added the registry patch too so you don't need to manually add it, if you haven't already that is.

The drivers have literally not changed in over a year (April 2015) 10 months (Augest 2015). No idea what you're talking about.
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The drivers have literally not changed in over a year (April 2015) 10 months (Augest 2015). No idea what you're talking about.
Here is a link to the latest driver, someone had posted it earlier.
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The drivers have literally not changed in over a year (April 2015) 10 months (Augest 2015). No idea what you're talking about.
Here is a link to the latest driver, someone had posted it earlier.
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This download supports and is applicable for the following models:

Sound Blaster Z (SB1500, SB1502)
Sound Blaster Zx (SB1506)

Would be why I did not notice them. Not applicable to me.
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The drivers have literally not changed in over a year (April 2015) 10 months (Augest 2015). No idea what you're talking about.

the last fully working drivers are from 2013, ones that I used in win8 and worked very well. However starting from 8.1 many bugs arose and it was also a little harder to keep the older drivers working, win10 further worsened that. Drivers from 2014 fixed some issues for a bit but also introduced the buffer corruption bug, and even with the registry patch there was still the RL volume, bass management and GUI bugs.

This newer 2016 driver though appears to at least "fix" the RL volume, but I haven't had it installed long enough to see whether the other bugs still occur.

RL volume is still broken...
Edited by Paul17041993 - 6/26/16 at 4:42am
   
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the last fully working drivers are from 2013, ones that I used in win8 and worked very well. However starting from 8.1 many bugs arose and it was also a little harder to keep the older drivers working, win10 further worsened that. Drivers from 2014 fixed some issues for a bit but also introduced the buffer corruption bug, and even with the registry patch there was still the RL volume, bass management and GUI bugs.

This newer 2016 driver though appears to at least "fix" the RL volume, but I haven't had it installed long enough to see whether the other bugs still occur.

RL volume is still broken...
I have not installed it yet as I am waiting to see if there are any real issues. I do not want to loose the patch I have by installing this new driver. If I did install the new drivers and there were issues I would essentially be screwed until I could find that patch again.
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