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Could anyone fill me in to this ?
    
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As part of a major re-architecture of the audio subsystem in Windows Vista™, Microsoft made the radical decision to remove the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) for DirectSound and DirectSound3D. The HAL is the layer that on previous Windows Operating Systems enabled an audio accelerator such as the Sound Blaster X-Fi to provide DirectSound3D applications with hardware-accelerated audio.

Creative ALchemy allows Sound Blaster X-Fi and Audigy owners to run their favorite DirectSound3D games on Windows Vista™ and experience them as the developers intended - with full hardware accelerated 3D Audio and EAX support. This is achieved by translating DirectSound3D calls into OpenAL calls.

Is this caused by a driver issue?

This is not a driver issue, and cannot be fixed with a simple driver update. The DirectSound Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) has been removed from the Windows Vista™ OS
It's basically software to emulate EAX in Vista.
    
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yea i know this but

i was thinking if anyone have any basic advice about adjusting the setting [buffers etc] for games .
    
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The defaults it puts up for your card are usually solid. Just make sure you hook the game correctly.

Here is a user DB listing of games which are otherwise not auto-detected by Alchemy... also don't forget to set them up, if you have portablized a game, directly to the correct folder... (Like I have with Oblivion... too many mods to try to reinstall, practically every file is changed at this point lol)
http://connect.creativelabs.com/alch.../AllItems.aspx

EDIT:
You'll notice the buffer values and such are often also there...
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I just run it and everything seems fine to me. I don't even change EAX settings in the control panal. And have crystalizer set to 60%

Is your sound messed up or anything? Not sure if you have a problem or not.
    
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