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Hello, I will buy one of these soon but have heard that the support in vista is bad. Is this true? How does the ALchemy do in games? Are they bringing new cards out soon which natively support vistas way of sound?
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there are a couple threads with instructions on how to get the X-Fi cards to work in Vista.

At this point there are not any cards that work well w/o any tweaks
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Hello, I will buy one of these soon but have heard that the support in vista is bad. Is this true? How does the ALchemy do in games? Are they bringing new cards out soon which natively support vistas way of sound?
Thanks
Virtually all features work fine.


ALchemy is Creative Lab's way of helping the customer. The issue is not with X-fi. It is Microsoft removing code for DirectX3D Sound from DX10. Some older games use DX3DS. ALChemy is a program which converts DX3DS to OpenAL. Most current games use OpenAL already. Again, X-fi "natively" supports Vista fine. It also supports older DX3DS games as well (and no other sound card will).
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Ohk, Thanks. Wanted to make sure before I ordered. Just have and have to wait two weeks
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Yeah, all my audio features are grayed out in F.E.A.R...
    
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Support in Vista was bad enough for me to remove my X-Fi Fatal1ty and replace it with the ExtremeFX card that came with my motherboard. I haven't noticed any difference in audio quality under Vista between the ExtremeFX and X-Fi, apart from not being able to use EAX in OpenAL games.
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