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So.....here's my problems and my woes. I have Windows Vista Ultimate x64 and an X-Fi Fatality (yeah I know all the "cool" 1's arn't in the name.) I've had no problems with Vista...until I started to notice a few things.....
1) I have no 5.1 sound in games
World of Warcraft - I can't hear myself casting ANY spell.
World of Warcraft - Anything behind me I can't hear.
World of Warcraft - Certain sounds cease to work.
Warcraft 3 - No sound coming from the bottom of the screen
Age of Conan - See WoW issues
CS:S - Sound comes from wrong speakers.
(I suspect this list will continue as I continue installing games.)
2) Certain Programs no longer work
Ventrilo - Sound doesn't come from speakers at all. I have to use my USB Headset.
Teamspeak - See above
Xfire - IM sounds no longer work in game or out.
3) Certain features of the card require a system restart
CMSS 3D - disabling forced a restart
ALchemy - Required restart
X-FI Crystalizer - Required Restart.

SO at this point I started looking for the custom drivers from Daniel_K but to no avail. The torrent only has 3 leeches and no seeds. I can't find the download hosted anywhere either because of creative's cease and desist. Any help in this issue is GREATLY and UTTERLY needed and appreciated.

-Black Magix
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post #2 of 21
Well here are some X-Fi Youp_Pax drivers
http://files.filefront.com/Youp+Pax+.../fileinfo.html

I couldn't find the daniel_K drivers either
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post #3 of 21
41 seeders 3 leechers for the Daniel K drivers

http://thepiratebay.org/tor/4106373/...by.daniel_k%5D
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Originally Posted by purdueman View Post
Well here are some X-Fi Youp_Pax drivers
http://files.filefront.com/Youp+Pax+.../fileinfo.html

I couldn't find the daniel_K drivers either
I think his drivers were on TPB.
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Creative.Soundblaster.Audigy.Series.Vista.Drivers[by.daniel_k]

Not X-Fi
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post #6 of 21
Try to update to the lastest driver.
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And I dont think that violates the ToS because even though the torrent site is primarily for pirating, the actual link is not and is completely legit.
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Are you in "Game mode" in the switch?

Sorry to ask, but have you triple check all your connections so that they are in the right connections?
    
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Are you in "Game mode" in the switch?

Sorry to ask, but have you triple check all your connections so that they are in the right connections?
yeap and yeap.
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post #10 of 21
I had the fatality card for a few weeks while I waited to get my Prelude....never had the issues you experience. I had (and still have) an issue with Battlefield (it happened in XP though IIRC) where the microphone function will cut out (the icon will disappear and everything), but vent and TS work fine using a 3.5mm jack mic.

I run 5.1 speakers and I can post my settings when I get home if you want, but I know that I run the following:
CMSS3d enabled
Crystalizer @ ~%70
Alchemy on Stalker (only game I play that requires it AFAIK)
I would check your speaker connections to make sure they're in the right jacks (just had to run that by), and make sure that you have your speakers configured correctly in Vista.
Vista has a different speaker set up than XP. You must start at
Control Panel\\Sound\\speaker\\configuration (or something to that nature)
You'll have a page where you can uncheck two boxes to disable full range speakers. Uncheck both, and it will show smaller speaker icons on the right side of the screen.
Reboot and test your speakers using the built in wizard. If this works fine and the games don't work then I would play with Alchemy.....however I don't need Alchemy for CSS.

I don't play WoW because I'm not gay (JK ), so I can't help you there

BTW I wouldn't touch the Daniel_K drivers with a 10 foot pole.....they're only needed for people running old cards like the Audigy in Vista.
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