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[Creative]SB X-Fi series Driver 2.18.0008

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This download is a driver providing Microsoft® Windows Vista® and Windows® XP support for Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ series of audio devices. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.

This download supports the following audio devices only:

* Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty® Professional Series
* Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion Series
* Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic
* Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
* Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum
* Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
* Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro
* Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi

Added Features:
To find out the Product ID of your audio device and if it supports the following features in Windows XP, click here.
For systems using Windows Vista

* Dolby® Digital and DTS® decode re-established for sound cards that included decoding in their Windows XP drivers (Not applicable for products that included a 3rd party software DVD player license in the package).
* DVD-Audio playback re-established for sound cards that included the application in their Windows XP software suite (For Windows Vista 32-bit only).
Requires the latest Creative MediaSource DVD-Audio Player software. Click here to download.

Fixes:

* Resolves issue of audio popping when playing AC-3 Wave files or using Dolby Digital Live via the digital output on Windows Vista.
* Resolves Audio Control Panel issue of incorrect X-Fi CMSS®-3D behavior while using Audio Creation Mode.

Requirements:

* Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE) 2005 or Windows XP MCE 2004
* Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi audio devices listed above

Notes:

* Do not install this driver for Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio.
* To install this driver
1. Download the SBXF_PCDRV_LB_2_18_0008.exe file onto your local hard disk.
2. Double-click the downloaded file.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen.
http://support.creative.com/download...wnloadId=10659
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New Driver? Woot!

Thanks.
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Good to see they still give a damn
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They have been pretty good after the entire Daniel_K fiasco after they got caught with their pants down trying to screw the customers.
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Is X-Fi Titanium supported? I was planning to buy one.
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I have the X-Fi titanium Fatal1ty.. bought that after I realized that i couldn't connect my front panel audio to the old Fatal1ty card, that it blocked the airflow between my graphics cards, and that the drivers SUCKED.

The x-fi titanium is pretty good and even if there are no new drivers for it, the ones on the website work well with Vista 64.
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I'll hold off on upgrading for now.
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Is X-Fi Titanium supported? I was planning to buy one.
If that's the PCI-X model, I'd so some research into audio quality before I pulled the trigger. There's a reason the X-Fis weren't originally released on that format. If it were me, I'd buy a PCI version.
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They have been pretty good after the entire Daniel_K fiasco after they got caught with their pants down trying to screw the customers.
They are learning from their mistakes, and growing as a company. I for one support this - I was never one to suffer the consequences of their misjudgments but I do understand the anger it caused for others. Now that there is far better support, I think it's time to ease the stigma that Creatives sound cards carry, because they are still excellent bang for you buck cards.

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Originally Posted by arkheii View Post
Is X-Fi Titanium supported? I was planning to buy one.
The X-Fi Titanium had it's drivers updated last month Nov. 2nd, ish.

http://support.creative.com/download...wnloadId=10792

But they offer good support :] their dolby digital support can be found here:

http://support.creative.com/Products...s/welcome.aspx

They have tons of download packs
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Question is if you install this do you have to remove all the Creative apps and then install this and then the apps all over again. Can u just upgrade the driver. Seems like a pain to have to install the contoller apps and such again.
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