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    Creative ALchemy (Audigy Edition)

    Finally Creative have produced Vista drivers for the Audigy range of sound cards that give us back surround EAX for games lost from WinXP.

    Unfortunately they are charging $9.99 for the licence activation key to activate the 18.7MB download. I have two rigs so it will cost me $19.98. Not sure if the key is transferable if the sound card is moved at this stage.

    No sign of an a new apps suite to replace the Vista non compatible XP software that came with the card. I wonder how much they will want for that?

    Can't make my mind up about this it's not particulary expensive but it does not give me a warm feeling for Creative.

    Link below.

    Roger

    http://www.buy.soundblaster.com/_cre...X767VHL73GYR38
    Last edited by EasterEEL; 05-07-2007 at 01:07 AM.

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    Paying for working drivers for vista?

    I hope people will tell creative where to shove this.
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    Paying for drivers, whatever next . I mean really, what can they possibly be thinking.

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    I believe theres a cracked version floating around on torrent sites already so i doubt creative will get that much from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StaffsKieran View Post
    I believe theres a cracked version floating around on torrent sites
    Enough said....

    If someone pays for this they need shooting.

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    That is a tragic marketing mistake - what dumbass would think that is a good thing to do...stupid, stupid, stupid.

    In one stroke they can their reputation

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    now would people PLEASE consider a C-Media chipped sound card when there next upgrading? there ARE alternatives to Sound Blasters
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    I've just forwarded that link to the register, hopefully some "publicity" will make them re-think that strategy....

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    Lets Digg it as well

    Digg it here.
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    nicely done!



    you would think that in these days companies would know better...

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    DO NOT BUY THIS.

    Just spotted this on the Creative forums:
    http://forums.creative.com/creativel...cending&page=1

    The poster has chopped up the drivers with ALchemy for all Audigy and Live! cards. The thread has been there a few weeks, so Creative obviously dont care.

    Ive not tried this on my Audigy 4 yet, but its worth checking out.
    Last edited by s_kinton; 06-07-2007 at 10:39 AM.

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    i thought you could get 3rd party emu101k support drivers for xp - i forget what they were called but i remember using them when i lost my audigy cd (stupid creative, cant get first edition drivers from website, all their downloads are 'updates').

    i got hold of alchemy drivers but not tried them yet.
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    Shocking... Creative really are dive-bombing with regards to reputation at the moment.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Richdog View Post
    Shocking... Creative really are dive-bombing with regards to reputation at the moment.
    To be honest, they have been awful for years, and the X-Fi has been an overpriced, pain in the arse from day one, best to show companies like creative that you dont want their crap, and hit 'em where it hurts, dont buy their products.
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    I have a feeling my Audigy 4 will be my last Creative card. Theres actually some good alternatives out there now. Azuntechs x-fi card could be worth a look depending on the price tag.

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