X-Fi series cards and Windows 8

Discussion in 'Soundcards, Speakers HiFI & File formats' started by Anarion, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    So, I'd like to hear people's opinion whether or not things work okay in Windows 8 and possible solutions how to get things working. Creative PCI-E X-Fi cards have beta drivers and those work okay(?). Auzentech doesn't have anything for Forte. As far as I know there isn't any properly working drivers available for that - or is there a way to get around the annoyances (like control panel settings not sticking etc.)?
     
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    yes, put settings. then put pc to sleep, then wake up the pc. it will be saved then.
     
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    much as i'd prefer it not to be i'm thinking the 8yr old xfi chipset originally designed back in the days of XP and hardware audio may well be in its twilight years... :/
     
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    Computer to sleep and then it saves? Huh, that's weird.
     

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    they just released beta drivers for SoundBlaster Audigy 4 and Live! 24-bit sound cards...........
     
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    well its bugged, so not so weird :p
     
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    Well... I guess I could live with using the integrated realtek while waiting for drivers (or new soundblasters). It would be pain in the butt without the drivers the Forte sounds absolutely horrible (for whatever reason that is...).
     
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    I miss my deceased forte already... Anyway, what the hell is going on with auzentech, are they dead or something? Nobody's responding to my tickets and the latest post on their forum goes at least 15 weeks back...
     
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    It prolly in their junk folders ,because I know it took them forever to answer my emails back when I had their cards. But yea they are quiet to the point it seems like there dead.
     
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    I think I send a ticket once too about driver update, never replied if I remember correctly..
     

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    It's not really officially released so I don't think it is so important that the drivers work yet.
     
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    but it not good impression for working company not have drivers readily available.

    nvidia already had working drivers.....
     
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    windows 8 compatibility list.

    http://support.creative.com/KB/showarticle.aspx?sid=61105&h=13


    drivers are still the same as of now...




    thanks.. it saved the settings...after my system had bsod when waking back up..:bang:

    I updated the drivers for my siderwinder x4 keyboard and not volume wont mute
     
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    So is there still no good way to get it all working properly?
     
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    Mine is working fine with the beta drivers on the creative website. At first there was an issue with my front two speakers not working, but I disabled and re-enabled the sound card and they work fine now.
     
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    By latest version, are you referring to SBXF_PCDRV_WIN8_BETA_US_2_18_0015A.exe? From what I've seen, people running that still complain about issues with saving settings etc. Did it work flawlessly for you or did you have any issues?
     
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    Yes, the beta driver.

    I only had one issue with my front two (left and right) speakers not working. I simply went into device manager and disabled and re-enabled the sound card and it has worked flawlessly since. The driver is perfect.
     

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