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This just in from the main creative forums: "Dell's XPS system builder no longer has an option for the X-Fi card" i didnt verify it, if true, thats hillarious!
It's a lie.

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Disproved before you.

Huzzah xD

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I figured it probably was, didnt bother to check, now we know
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Creative does make many products true and even 10,000 angry customers aren't going to do much to them in the short-term.
10,000 x $150 = $1.5 million. A hefty chunk of change, gotta come from somewhere. This company has a $360 million market cap value. A company like Microsoft has $264 billion, so it is the equivilent of screwing Microsoft out of $1.1 billion....
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So people are just hoping they can say "I killed a company"?
Whatever.

Cutting through all the BS and bandwagoning, did Daniel_K's driver function exactly to specifications for the hardware under Windows XP? In other words, was this something that he put together and "worked" in that it made noise, provided basic functions, or worked in Vista with FULL FEATURES as if it were from Creative, with full HW acceleration, and EMU chip processing availability?

It's one thing to call Creative a bunch of liars (anyone can and has done that here), but it's another to actually prove that they intentionally crippled something. Until that scenario can be proven in a court, I would trust Creative more than a bunch of Internet cowboys flailing their arms around and calling for everyone at Creative to lose their jobs.

Some of these people contacting major media outlets are really embarrassing for the entire online community. Never underestimate the power of large groups of stupid people.
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post #906 of 1091
So I've been reading this thread since the beginning, gave up a night of studying, and probably failed a test in systems analysis and design due to this site, so i think I might finally weigh in.

I have no yet installed the dan_k drivers, that's next on my list of things to do.

When I was running XP, I absolutely hated my onboard sound, which was on some ECS motherboard. I upgraded to the Sound blaster Live! 24 then and was amazed at how much better a dedicated card was compared to onboard at the time. When i built my next rig, knowing that dedicated was better, I bought an X-fi for it right off the bat because it was "the best." On XP, it was great, I got soooo much functionality, and even without modding I've always been satisfied with it. This is one of the cards that I thought would probably last me forever, or at least another 5-10 years.

Then vista was realeased, and i remember not having any drivers for my x-fi, which made me sad. I then found some dell drivers because for some reason creative gave dell some drivers for the x-fi, but not the rest of the world. I finally got some sound to come out my speakers, and I was elated. But much of my functionality was not there, and at the time I had just shoved the thought away thinking "Vista is new, and many of my components don't have fully supported drivers yet. I'll just keep using XP and be fine for awhile." Now I'm using Vista full time, and though Creative has official drivers for me, it still seems like something is missing. For a long time I attributed this simply to the fact that Vista has reworked sound code. After reading all 90 (at this time) pages of this thread, I will be very upset with Creative if they purposely aren't enabling part of my hardware. This card is supposed to be Creative's flagship product, which to me means that they should be working constantly to enable all of the features that I paid for. Props to Daniel_K if he was able to *fix* my card, and shame on Creative.

Now let's just hope I passed that test!
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Digg is down for maintenance... should slow a little bit before the storm of prime time
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Digg is down for maintenance... should slow a little bit before the storm of prime time
With the sheer amount of link backs, I don't think it's going to stop anytime soon.
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10,000 x $150 = $1.5 million. A hefty chunk of change, gotta come from somewhere. This company has a $360 million market cap value. A company like Microsoft has $264 billion, so it is the equivilent of screwing Microsoft out of $1.1 billion....
Doesn't work like that. Out of the $150 for the card, maybe $70 goes to Creative. Subtract the R&D and advertising/packaging costs and it isn't as much as you think. Besides, there are many more people that will buy their products that remain ignorant of this issue. By the end of the week, it will be old news.
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Originally Posted by bentrinh View Post
With the sheer amount of link backs, I don't think it's going to stop anytime soon.


Good point. BTW: the mods @ creative are deleting posts and banning users
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