Originally Posted by d31337
Well I am sticking up for Creative here.
I cannot believe how many of my internet community bretherin are supporting this guys drivers which unlock functionality that must be paid for.
Since when do we support stealing and piracy, because, in short, thats all he is doing, pirating.
Don't get me started with the fact that they asked to pay for more to use the card at its full potential - the ALchemy ripoff? I'm about to buy a car now, what would happen if I'd have to pay extra for the windows? I mean it can work without, much like my audigy without EAX.
All things considered, Creative are still superb sound cards and I'm convinced that I got what I paid for considering it was refurbished, so at 25% of the original price. This is it's value without working EAX (emulated, simulated, hardware, don't really care), but what began as a good investment is now only a fair deal.
This isn't a support for piracy and you know it. This is just (many) angry customers that feel ripped-off and they feel like fraternizing with the enemy of the enemy.