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post #11 of 22
I can see where you rant about it and creative well worked great in XP pro atleast the old cards did.

I must say though when I first got the xfi gamer for my 64bit vista and then realized they didnt have drivers I was at a loss for a very long time. There was a group of drivers and apps floating around about 8 months ago that allowed you to use most of the stuff in 64vista but that was just the beginning for trying to get things working. Varies issues with trying out creatives drivers that caused the horrible screaching sound when installed. The others that would crash your computer for some reason.

It only took them what a year or so to come up with drivers and they still dont have them for all the cards.

Anyways I see the point though that people will be all up in arms and then it will settle out. I doubt they will forget but the amount of poeple that actually take any kind of action will be small. I for one am not going to break my card just because I dont like creative. The big point is I wish they would get up in arms this much everytime that these companies try to rip us off. Or everytime that newegg tries to price gouge us to make a extra buck just because they have gotten big enough off our money so that they dont have to respect the customer any more.
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post #12 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by D.J.S. View Post
Well I am not sure why people get all worked up about this, everyone has a choice
you don't need creative to play games , work , or use your computer. In my opinion they
have always been a good entry level choice for the game player ect.. For people who do
serious audio , HTPC, or other apps creative cards are and have been a total joke. I
Have not bought a creative card since I got a DVD drive from them that came with a
hollywood mpeg card , which they didnt even make ! and the drivers sucked on that.
All the people who got xp 64 had more than a huge problem with getting drivers ..at all..
The bottom line is pleasing the customer and supporting your products. If they are not
doing it well tough for them, and the loyal customers they are spurning.
I couldn't disagree more.

My HTPC runs xp 64 with a creative audigy4 card (predecessor to x-fi) and drivers were NEVER a problem. My sound is crisp and clear with TV, movies, games and everything else! Fully EAX compatibility is ever so nice. And if you have an HTPC why would you worry about vista?
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post #13 of 22
I appreciate that you have the right to voice your rant about the communities backlash at Creatives labs inc marketing stance.

As far as im concerned Creative have rested on their laurels for too long.

There are more competitors in this market now and produce arguably better products.

Yes Creative have arrangements with the software houses for game audio standards like EAX but as far as im concerned they can keep EAX.

What annoys me is that this company have some of the poorest driver support going. You are lucky if you get one driver update a year for older hardware.
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Well, Creative did have to do extra work to get the functionality for the Audigies into vista. Cards below that, AFAIK do EAX in software mode, which is somewhat different and not as good.
    
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Quote:
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Well, Creative did have to do extra work to get the functionality for the Audigies into vista. Cards below that, AFAIK do EAX in software mode, which is somewhat different and not as good.
Yeah my point exactly. It is not like Microsoft turned round one day and said "oh BTW here is a new operating system" Vista has been in the development pipeline for many years now.
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their hardware are great, their support is bad

i agree with you to a point. people don't bash creative because of the hardware, but how they handle their customers over the recent years. we already so many compatibility problems as it is, we don't need another giant screwing with us again.
    
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Onboard ftw
    
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i still have a ISA sound blaster 16 in my 66mhz 486 DX2 machine works great!
    
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Quote:
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i still have a ISA sound blaster 16 in my 66mhz 486 DX2 machine works great!
Found the vista drivers yet?
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well i got windows 95 on it which is awesome and i can watch buddy holley weezer music video that came on the 95 cd. you know i actaully have a windows 95 product key memorized in my head from installing it so much
    
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