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Sound Blaster Audigy Driver 2.18.0017

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Publisher: Creative Technology Ltd.
Size: 34.07 MB
Operating System: Windows
License: Freeware
Updated: Oct 19, 2010

Sound Blaster Audigy Driver Description

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

This download supports the following audio devices only:

- Creative Sound Blaster Audigy including Platinum and Platinum eX series
- Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 including Platinum, Platinum eX, and Value series
- Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS including Platinum and Platinum Pro series
- Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 4 Pro and Sound Blaster Audigy 4
- Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook PCMCIA

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.
- 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.


- Resolves issues of intermittent and random application/system crash when playing games or running applications that use EAX®, DirectSound®, OpenAL and/or ASIO features.
- Resolves issue of system crash when running DTM - Device Path Exerciser test in Windows Vista 64-bit.
- Resolves issue of volume mapping leading to very soft volume level in systems using Windows Vista with Service Pack 1.
- Resolves issue with distortion and noise occuring in systems with 4 GB of RAM or greater.
- Resolves issue with OpenAL playback of multichannel formats.
- Resolves issue of system crash when performing immediate system shutdown after exiting Battlefield 2.
- Optimizations to OpenAL to improve performance in Unreal Tournament 3, DiRT, and other games.

Known Issues:

- Applications from the original Sound Blaster Audigy CD will not work with this download on Windows Vista.
- Users are advised to use Audio Console included in this download to change speaker configurations.
- Gameport is not supported in Windows Vista and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.
- 6.1 speaker mode is not supported by Windows Vista.


- 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 Audigy audio devices listed above.
Sound Blaster Audigy Driver Security Information
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