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post #1 of 9
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I'm having trouble with my creative sound blaster audigy and it's pissing me off. I set the speaker settings in the creative control panel to "headphones" In the windows sound panel, it doesn't have an option for headphones though, so I leave that at default. When I start up CSS, I will switch the sound output to "headphones", but it will just default right back to "2 speakers" and it's really really really pissing me off. Anyone who plays Counter Strike knows how integral sound is to gameplay. Please please please help me fix this
post #2 of 9
Try these (if you haven't yet):

http://forums.creative.com/creativel...hread.id=29151
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
That didn't solve my problem, but you went to the trouble to help, so +rep.

It appears my problem is with vista..... because it works fine in xp. So until Microsuck gets their act together and realizes that just because people downgraded to vista doesn't mean that they got rid of their headphones too, I'm sticking with xp x64. I can actually use headphones in this OS

Vista is alright. It looked prettier than xp, but it used twice the RAM. Now, you're going to say that's for superfetch, but tbh, it loaded programs at the same speed if not slower than xp. But such a stupid senseless omission like the ability to use headphones is just that; stupid. Rant over, and let me MS fanboys flame away.

EDIT: Ok, so it's creative's fault. Replace every Microsuck in above rant with Creative.
post #4 of 9
Creative drivers + Vista + 64 = many, many issues
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by kpo6969 View Post
Creative drivers + Vista + 64 = many, many issues
So is it creatives fault, microsucks fault, or both? Cause I have plenty of cyber-anger to split between them both
post #6 of 9
It's Creative's fault, blame them for not spending any time developing decent x64 drivers.
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Creative is known for horrible vista drivers, luckly i've only had minor problems with my x-fi, but most people are having alot.

Latest drivers, latest everything?

For the first 6 months of vista, 5.1 didn't work in vista, and for the first 10 months 4GB ram caused static issues.
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post #8 of 9
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Ok, so just change Microsuck to Creative in the above rant lol.

I really don't have much against vista, I have 4 gigs of ram, so that isn't a huge issue as far as usage goes, but the fact that I can't use headphones is enough to keep me on xp until that gets fixed.
post #9 of 9
Both to blame, plus an added bonus you won't be able to install Vista SP1 yet:
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/no_..._the_solutions

Bad Drivers, Bad! Update These Drivers, or You'll Never See Windows Vista SP1!
KB948343 finally gives us a list of known drivers that prevent WU from offering Vista SP1. Products with problem drivers include:

- Realtek AC'97 audio
- SigmaTel audio
- Creative Labs Audigy audio
- Conexant HD Audio
- Authentec and UPEK fingerprint sensors
- Intel integrated graphics
- TI Smart Card Controller
- Sierra Wireless AirCard 580
- Symantec Endpoint Protection and Network Access Control clients
Logitech QuickCam also has a problem, but it's a problem with a Microsoft-provided Vista driver - in other words, don't blame the camera! KB948343 has a complete list of affected driver versions and solutions, most of which can be summed up this: get updated driver versions!
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