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I think I downloaded the Daniel_K drivers for X-Fi yesterday off here.
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I think I downloaded the Daniel_K drivers for X-Fi yesterday off here.
off overclock.net? how ironic that those drivers have created something as huge as this
    
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off overclock.net? how ironic that those drivers have created something as huge as this
I think someone attached them here.
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Okay, this thread is giving me a headache with all the lies, slander and general misinformation. So here's a list to clear it up for those with serious cranial thickness issues:

A. Dan_k accepting donations had absolutely nothing to do with Creative C&D'ing him. They C&D'ed him because he was enabling features on cards that should have been enabled in the first place, on Vista.
B. X-Fi is not the issue here, folks. If you have an X-Fi and it works, great, wonderful. That's not what everyone is uproaring about. We're talking about the other 95% of products Creative makes, such as the completely abandoned Audigy line.
C. Expanding upon the previous point, Audigy users have been totally ripped off. Not only do they get next to NONE of the advertised features available on XP under Vista, but they were LIED to. Creative specifically blamed the lack of features on Audigy cards to Vista's change in DirectSound. This is not true. How do I know? Because Dan_K had absolutely no problem giving us the missing features! If one man can fix what Creative has been unable to fix in over a year, there is something wrong.
D. Oh, and let's not forget that Creative has the nerve to charge money for what is advertised on the box of those cards.

THIS IS WHY EVERYONE IS MAD, FOLKS. Hopefully you all will understand (but probably not).
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Epic fail on behalf of Creative on so many levels, one guy can produce better drivers than your gigantic company.. You fail to support your customers, your sales tactics, are basically lies.

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And this is Creatives fault? Someone stole thier code and altered it to get free software. They are rightfully pi55ed off at someone stealing their product.
Dan K and his leage of preteen followers have an argument that doesnt even hold its own.
There would be no issues if Creative could put out half decent drivers, but yea I'd be rightfully pissed if my mega million dollar company couldn't put out decent drivers, when one loan guy can. I'd be flipping fuming, infact I'd be sacking software developers left right, and center.

Tis Creative's mess, all Daniel seems to have done is improve on their own shoddy drivers or "our technology", he's doing the job right where Creative couldn't. As for unlocking features thats another matter.. He's given Creative's customers the support Creative isn't giving them. If Creative where doing their job properly in the first place..

Bad show Creative bad show.
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So wait, did DanK make better drivers so that the lower cards will have surround sound in CSS? That's the only issue I have with my card.
    
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Okay, this thread is giving me a headache with all the lies, slander and general misinformation. So here's a list to clear it up for those with serious cranial thickness issues:

A. Dan_k accepting donations had absolutely nothing to do with Creative C&D'ing him. They C&D'ed him because he was enabling features on cards that should have been enabled in the first place, on Vista.
B. X-Fi is not the issue here, folks. If you have an X-Fi and it works, great, wonderful. That's not what everyone is uproaring about. We're talking about the other 95% of products Creative makes, such as the completely abandoned Audigy line.C. Expanding upon the previous point, Audigy users have been totally ripped off. Not only do they get next to NONE of the advertised features available on XP under Vista, but they were LIED to. Creative specifically blamed the lack of features on Audigy cards to Vista's change in DirectSound. This is not true. How do I know? Because Dan_K had absolutely no problem giving us the missing features! If one man can fix what Creative has been unable to fix in over a year, there is something wrong.
D. Oh, and let's not forget that Creative has the nerve to charge money for what is advertised on the box of those cards.

THIS IS WHY EVERYONE IS MAD, FOLKS. Hopefully you all will understand (but probably not).

Well they cannot continue to support old product forever.

Upgrade and move on. Dont support stealing.

Creative couldve "fixed" it but it is a pay-for software. Therefore you must pay for it. This guy stole it and gave it to the public.
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Okay, this thread is giving me a headache with all the lies, slander and general misinformation. So here's a list to clear it up for those with serious cranial thickness issues:

A. Dan_k accepting donations had absolutely nothing to do with Creative C&D'ing him. They C&D'ed him because he was enabling features on cards that should have been enabled in the first place, on Vista.
B. X-Fi is not the issue here, folks. If you have an X-Fi and it works, great, wonderful. That's not what everyone is uproaring about. We're talking about the other 95% of products Creative makes, such as the completely abandoned Audigy line.
C. Expanding upon the previous point, Audigy users have been totally ripped off. Not only do they get next to NONE of the advertised features available on XP under Vista, but they were LIED to. Creative specifically blamed the lack of features on Audigy cards to Vista's change in DirectSound. This is not true. How do I know? Because Dan_K had absolutely no problem giving us the missing features! If one man can fix what Creative has been unable to fix in over a year, there is something wrong.
D. Oh, and let's not forget that Creative has the nerve to charge money for what is advertised on the box of those cards.

THIS IS WHY EVERYONE IS MAD, FOLKS. Hopefully you all will understand (but probably not).
Good post, this is really accurate information. The X-Fi users still do have stuff to complain about though, as the quality of X-Fi under vista is no where near as good as it is under XP. Running a dual boot and it is easily noticable on wether i'm running XP or Vista when listening to music with the exact same console settings.

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Also, breaking cards is childish, and if you really wanted to hurt creative reselling the card would hurt them more than breaking you own.
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