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Daniel_K X-Fi Support Pack 3.0a (08/11/2014)
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Default Daniel_K X-Fi Support Pack 3.0a (08/11/2014) - 09-15-2014, 06:40 | posts: 25,235 | Location: NZ

Thanks DK


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This software/driver pack is unofficial, not supported by Creative Labs.
Use it at your own risk.



Supports the following Sound Blaster X-Fi cards (based on the CA20Kx DSPs):

- Creative SB X-Fi PCI (except Xtreme Audio)
- Creative SB X-Fi PCI OEM SB077x (Dell, HP, Lenovo, Fujitsu etc)
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium PCI-E
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium PCI-E OEM (HP / Fujitsu)
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD PCI-E
- Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1
- Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1
- Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater HD
- Gigabyte SB X-Fi Titanium PCI-E onboard
- Onkyo Wavio SE-300PCIE (R2)


X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI and X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI Express are not supported by this pack.
Compatible packs will be released soon.



Operating Systems supported (32-bit and 64-bit editions):

- Windows 8.1
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP



Items that will be installed, depending on the detected card:

- Creative SB X-Fi / SB077x series driver 2.30.0004
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium series driver 2.40.0008.0
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD driver 3.00.2015
- Creative SB X-Fi Titanium OEM HP/Fujitsu 2.16.0001.63 WHQL
- Auzentech X-Fi Prelude driver 2.14.0001.28 RefCD5
- Auzentech X-Fi Forte driver 2.20.0000.33 RefCD4
- Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater HD driver 2.20.0000.33 RefCD3
- Gigabyte SB X-Fi Titanium driver 2.16.0004.46 WHQL
- Onkyo Wavio SE-300PCIE (R2) driver 2.16.0004.42

- ALchemy 1.45.01
- Audio Control Panel 3.01.03
- AutoMode Switcher 1.01.07
- Console Launcher 2.61.55
- DDL and DTS Connect License Activation 2.00.03 (*)
- Dolby Digital Live Pack 3.03.08 (*)
- DTS Connect Pack 1.05.00 (*)
- MediaSource DVD-Audio Player 2.00.78 (32-bit Windows only)
- Remote Control System 5.00.34 (**)
- SoundFont Bank Manager 3.21.02
- THX Console 3.50.08
- Volume Panel 2.21.16

(*) Purchase and activation required for all SB X-Fi PCI and SB077x (OEM), SB X-Fi Titanium OEM HP SB0963 (Subsys_2A83103C) and Onkyo Wavio SE-300PCIE (R2). More info at http://buy.soundblaster.com.

(**) Only available for SB X-Fi PCI models, except SB0730, SB073A, SB0760 e SB077x OEM.



Does this driver improve sound quality or performance Are there any tweaks ?

No, this driver does not improve sound quality nor increase performance.

No, there are no tweaks.

If someone states that its driver improves sound quality and performance, you are being fooled, cheated.

It is even worse that the so called tweaks come from a person who is not EVEN technically acknowledged, does NOT know anything about Windows internals, software engineering and sound fidelity that all audiophiles always look for.

If you "feel" the sound better, that is the infamous placebo effect and there is no real proof that any tweaks work.

In fact, I have yet to see a driver that states in its release notes that it improves sound quality.

I've disassembled about every single .SYS driver, .DLL libraries and .EXE executables and found nothing.

There are some undocumented registry values, but nothing related to sound quality or performance.

Would the so called tweaks even exist, they would be in my Support Packs, you can bet that.



Fixes and improvements:

- Installation now customizable, select what you want to install.
- Updated applications and shared components.
- New integrated Post Driver Install Helper tweaks the driver without tampering certificate.
- Setup now properly detects multiple devices and aborts if more than one device is found.
- Setup now fully supports multi product installation.
- 64-bit ASIO / OpenAL support for Auzentech Prelude and 64-bit OpenAL support for all other cards (as they already support 64-bit ASIO with their official drivers).





Release Notes:


IF WINDOWS 8 / 8.1 DOES NOT SAVE SETTINGS

Configure all settings and shutdown Windows so that your settings will be saved.

This does not work if you disable Fast startup permanently or temporarily (by holding the Shift key while shutting down).



INCLUDED SB X-FI PCI DRIVER WORKS IN WDM MODE

In order to support all of the original features of the SB X-Fi PCI cards (except the OEM SB077x models), the included driver operates in WDM mode, which may not work in some hardware configurations, specially those based on the NVIDIA nForce chipsets.

An UAA mode Support Pack will be available later.



MEDIASOURCE DVD-AUDIO PLAYER AVAILABLE ONLY ON PCI CARDS

This feature is available on all SB X-Fi PCI models, except SB0730, SB073A, SB0760 and SB077x OEM.
Download

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Default 09-15-2014, 07:51 | posts: 49 | Location: Earth 1

@ Pill Monster, thanks for posting this, and special thanks to Daniel_K.

Great to see that he's still kickin' and rockin'.
   
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Default 09-15-2014, 08:25 | posts: 25,235 | Location: NZ

Yeah I know what u mean... after my trusty Audigy 2 died yesterday I saw an XFI Fatality going for $50, I didn't want to deal with Creative crapola drivers but grabbed it anyway.

Was very happy to see DK had just released a new software pack....
   
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Default 10-24-2014, 01:49 | posts: 973 | Location: ...........In a corrupt country

Thanks for the heads up Pill Monster! Been a while since I've seen any DK drivers, will give them a go!
   
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Default 10-24-2014, 10:57 | posts: 25,235 | Location: NZ

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Thanks for the heads up Pill Monster! Been a while since I've seen any DK drivers, will give them a go!
You're welcome.
   
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Nice thanks, good to see he updated XFI HD with custom driver, will install later
   
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Default 10-24-2014, 14:16 | posts: 2,797 | Location: Argentina

W00t, a Daniel_K driver with Titanium HD Support!?
Late to the party, but, I'm all in to try it.

Thanks Pill and Daniel_K!
   
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Default 10-26-2014, 15:47 | posts: 15

To bad my old X-Fi sleeps in a the celar next to some other hardware junk.
Maybe I get it back into my computer one time to testout the new SP 3.0a
Never got the SP 3.0 to work with my SB460 Chio ;/
   
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Default 10-27-2014, 21:35 | posts: 13,754 | Location: Proxima \/82

64bit part of openAL confirmed and working via ALCapsViewer64
   
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Default 11-06-2014, 08:50 | posts: 10

these drivers are ok for x-fi extreme music under Windows 8.1, correct?
   
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I have Xfi Titanium Fatal1ty champion and I instaled the driver 3.2. But my front painel don't work. This drive is correct for my board?
   
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XFTI_PCDRV_L11_2_40_0008, released 7th March 2014.
http://support.creative.com/Products...T=CategoryID:1

...or the latest PAX driver, post#1065 on last page.

Uninstall all Creative software and OpenAL from Add/Remove Programs (don't reboot) then go to device manager, find Soundcard, right-click, uninstall device (check the box) reboot into safe mode, use DriverSweeper to clean out Creative specific leftovers, then Ccleaner.

Here are the files that get left behind after uninstalling Creative Drivers then running Driversweeper in Safe Mode.

system32 folder:

ctdpxy64.dll
ctosur64.dll
UDAAPO64.dll
UDACFX64.dll
UDAPLD64.dll


sysWOW64 folder:

ac3api.dll
AppSetup.exe
eaxac3.dll
oalinst.exe
UDAAIM64.exe
UDAAPO32.dll
UDAAPO64.UDA
UDACFX32.dll
UDACFX64.UDA
UDATEL32.exe
UDATEL64.exe


CCleaner gets rid of most registry entries, these alone remain.

Regedit:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Creative Tech
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\CREATIVE TECH

Seems the front panel problem is common with this card with no clear fix.I opted to not install it with my last system upgrade.
   
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I had working front panel Headhpones auto switch (HD audio on pc case), but then I decided to run win8manager repair system components and it stopped working..

Guess I'll have to do a tough uninstalling too, yesterday I just uninstalled whole DK pack and reinstalled but it still remembered my config files.


Usually it was enough just to uninstall driver in devicemaneger (F5) and let it reinstall again reboot and done.. meh
   
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I had working front panel Headhpones auto switch (HD audio on pc case), but then I decided to run win8manager repair system components and it stopped working..

Guess I'll have to do a tough uninstalling too, yesterday I just uninstalled whole DK pack and reinstalled but it still remembered my config files.


Usually it was enough just to uninstall driver in devicemaneger (F5) and let it reinstall again reboot and done.. meh
Lol! Remember this is Creative we're talking about.Clean drivers were never their strong point and a huge "DON'T BUY" for a lot of people after Vista came out.But I must commend them on their last three driver releases (as spaced out as they were) they were really good.The last one being the best imo.

Edit: Another good practice is to uninstall Creative Auto Update Software after installer has finished, before you restart.That gets installed by default unfortunately.

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Default 04-18-2015, 18:19 | posts: 13,754 | Location: Proxima \/82

I feel stupid, you know what was the problem for front panel automatically enabled headphones detection/changing, CTXFI helper.exe @ windows startup.


Once I re-enabled & started it again it works np, I remember disabling this right before it stopped responding in win8manager but never thought its that and yep..


I said to my self need to remember its for HP, but totally forgot after few months
   
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Default 06-30-2015, 07:14 | posts: 1,150 | Location: Zagreb,Croatia

surprised no one mentioned these are now up to 3.3 and support win10.
+you can pick which parts to install.

http://danielkawakami.blogspot.com
   
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Default 06-30-2015, 15:02 | posts: 558 | Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Odd thing with my x-fi Extreme music, I have been using the older official drivers, and I have my sound card connection to a digital amp, and I use the flexi jack as the output. Everything works really well. I then decided to try the newer version of the drivers (the last official drivers on Creative's web site), and with the same settings, I no longer get any sound out of the flexi jack, going back to the older drivers and things work. Any ideas why this happens?

Using Windows 7 64bit. Creative support is not interested in my issues
   
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