Sound Blaster Z / Zx / ZxR Modded Driver for Windows 10

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  1. REGENERATI0N

    REGENERATI0N Master Guru

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  2. Wow I sold it too soon :0
     
  3. REGENERATI0N

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    Driver was updated today. Feel free to give a try.
     
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    Thanks for this! Helped at least some on my 5.1 problems on Z card.
    After installing 2020-07 Windows updates something happened and audio would come from center speaker only, 2.1 mode worked ok though...

    Audio still cuts out sometimes like before. I'm using Dolby digital encoder and I have to go into options to change encoder to none and back to dolby to get audio.

    Any better working cards out there with SPDIF IN and OUT connectors?
     

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    Hello, it seems that there is a new driver for the soundblaster z, but it seems more like a patch than a driver as such.
     
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    I am overseas now and can't check it - but this looks like exactly the patch we need for x570
     
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    Excellent. I came here, not expecting any headway yet. That SBZ patch to fix my x570 channel swapping is exactly what I wanted to see. Here's hoping that finally does the trick.
     
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    Well, did it help?
     
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    Keep the Great SB-Z alive....
     

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    Seems it's an online installer now?

    Since it's only 5MB.
     
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    I tried the new drivers installed with windows update but after a couple of games in Apex Legends I had again the microphone bug. Reinstalled this modded drivers who where the only one who didn't gave me that bug.
     
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    I think Windows downloaded those for me yesterday, cuz i got triggered by my audio settings being reset.

    Then i saw the windows update tray icon and it said it downloaded and installed CREATIVE - MEDIA - 6.0.102.74

    The ones i had installed were 1.01.06.
     

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    Was the issue fixed thou? As I am still overseas and will return only closer to new year.
     
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    What was the issue?

    I havn't had issues with my ZxR ever.

    I only ever had issues early Windows 10 days where the OS would switch to HDMI as my main audio device, but that was a Windows specific problem, and not Creative.
     
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    Audio channel swap issue related to newer mobos.
     
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    I see, i'm still on a Z87.

    But i'm looking to move away from a PCI-E Soundcard.

    I'm only using headphones (AKG K601) and been looking at reviews of the Sound BlasterX G6, which seems to be really good.
     
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    Never again I'm getting a PCI-E soundcard, ZxR is good, but it will be my last one before of all the above-mentioned problems.

    However, I will use it till it dies. In the future, I will probably go for Sound Blaster X7 or a similar type of product that will be available on the market.
     
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