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    Headlines - Creative X-Fi drivers restore Dolby Digital decoding in Windows Vista

    Creative customers can finally download X-Fi drivers for Windows Vista that will restore features previously available on Windows XP.
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    Re: Headlines - Creative X-Fi drivers restore Dolby Digital decoding in Windows Vista

    Some features for 32 bit only, users submitting issues and still no DDL.

    Glad I didn't hold out for these drivers
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    Re: Headlines - Creative X-Fi drivers restore Dolby Digital decoding in Windows Vista

    So basically if you have a Creative card stick to XP. If you dont you can move to Vista without all the nonsense.

    Thankfully I'm still on XP. However, If Asus were doing a desktop control unit addon I'd move to them in a heart beat. Creative drivers have always been a problem. It was the same when the transition from 9x to XP happened. I remember it very clearly as I was on their newsgroups nearly every other day.

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    Re: Headlines - Creative X-Fi drivers restore Dolby Digital decoding in Windows Vista

    ditto trying to download a 20mb file via dialup


    ive supported creative from the first sound blaster IRQ 5 DMA1 Port 220 and 300 for the midi.

    there must be other cards out there that don't cause the same issues. but we always seem to stick with what we know

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    Re: Headlines - Creative X-Fi drivers restore Dolby Digital decoding in Windows Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Some features for 32 bit only, users submitting issues and still no DDL.

    Glad I didn't hold out for these drivers
    The Creative X-Fi has never had DDL and its doubtful they will, considering the extra licensing costs that they would need to pay.
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    Re: Headlines - Creative X-Fi drivers restore Dolby Digital decoding in Windows Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    The Creative X-Fi has never had DDL and its doubtful they will, considering the extra licensing costs that they would need to pay.
    The X-Fi Titanium apparently does DDL, which, wait for it... requires activation over the internet. You need to activate a sound card... (well, the DDL part of it, be it drivers, app or even the card itself).

    I installed these yesterday (just happened to check as I was updating various stuff) and these seem to be the first X-Fi drivers for Vista x64 which just seem to work for me. It's only taken, what... 2 years (and still missing bits).

    If the Prelude wasn't X-Fi based, so presumably hampered by the same lax approach to drivers by Creative, I'd buy that on my next sound card upgrade. As it is, I think I'll be another to switch over to ASUS.

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    Re: Headlines - Creative X-Fi drivers restore Dolby Digital decoding in Windows Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    The X-Fi Titanium apparently does DDL....
    Ahh apologies, I didn't realise the X-Fi Titanium had been officially released in the UK yet. Appears Scan have it now though
    PCI-Express too! Although I've swore never to buy Creative again....

    I 99.9% sure I'm still correct in saying that no other previous X-fi's have had DDL live though.
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    Re: Headlines - Creative X-Fi drivers restore Dolby Digital decoding in Windows Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by pow1983 View Post
    So basically if you have a Creative card stick to XP. If you dont you can move to Vista without all the nonsense.

    Thankfully I'm still on XP. However, If Asus were doing a desktop control unit addon I'd move to them in a heart beat. Creative drivers have always been a problem. It was the same when the transition from 9x to XP happened. I remember it very clearly as I was on their newsgroups nearly every other day.
    Everyone thinks that the Asus Sonar range is so perfect. But from a gamers point of view they are not all that brilliant. The eax emulation doesn't work - oh sorry it works with some games. Well in my book that means it doesn't work.

    I have an audigy 2 under vista 64 and it works 100% with everything its meant to work with, no crackles no problems what so ever.

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    Re: Headlines - Creative X-Fi drivers restore Dolby Digital decoding in Windows Vista

    was also an XP release with a few fix's at the same time.

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