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Hi guys.

Ive been running a creativelabs fatality champion soundcard for about a year now with ongoing driver problems that creative dont appear to be solving. (4 months sinse last driver update....)

For example; crackling sound is one major fault that i have. i also experience strange sound levels - front left speaker can be quieter/louder than the right and vice versa.

The software they bundle in also has as countless problems. the volume panel crashes should you change speaker configuration, it doesn't retain custom settings should you reboot....the list is seriously endless

I dont recommend any Creativelabs soundcard to anyone for this exact reason. i can only hope they get kicked off the market. *******s, this is not what i pay £100+ for.

Anyway, ranting aside - can anyone tell me if there is a third party driver/software for this card?. i heard that there is, which is no surprise...i'm certainly not the only one with these problems. Please don't try and tell me otherwise, this is not a problem on my end and ive tried everything to solve it, right down to system resources (IRQ's etc).

+ rep given for all help.
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The name of the driver suite slips my mind right now, but I know user "zacbrain" on here has modded X-Fi drivers he's quite happy with. I'm not sure if they would solve your problem or not.
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Are there any Auzen Prelude drivers? EAX over digital out still doesn't work with the current drivers .
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Are there any Auzen Prelude drivers? EAX over digital out still doesn't work with the current drivers .
sorry nope. hmm kx project might work... i dont know for sure though.
    
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sorry nope. hmm kx project might work... i dont know for sure though.
Maybe, the X-Fi Prelude drivers are built on Creative's, but it probably wouldn't solve my problem because Auzentech has a different chip or something weird for the digital out part. That's why they can do dolby digital live through the digital out. I guess they haven't added regular digital out options to their drivers yet, just dolby options . I think they said the drivers coming out in April will fix it.
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Maybe, the X-Fi Prelude drivers are built on Creative's, but it probably wouldn't solve my problem because Auzentech has a different chip or something weird for the digital out part. That's why they can do dolby digital live through the digital out. I guess they haven't added regular digital out options to their drivers yet, just dolby options . I think they said the drivers coming out in April will fix it.
dang, i feel ya, i used these modded drivers and dts didnt work, waited a whole year then these came out and i was like :O!!
    
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