I have windows vista ultimate and a sound blaster xfi elite pro and when i play any game and try to set the eax or any better sound it doesn't let me.I have windows vista and i download the driver but its probably not the right one can anybody tell me what is the best one so i get the full experience in my games.
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Word is from creative that they'll be no new sound drivers for vista until sometime in march
Do you have 32 bit or 64 bit Vista? Here's the current Creative Vista drivers. 32 Bit 64 Bit
FYI: EAX is not supported by Vista. I know...how stupid.
So what they wont make eax in vista?So that means i bought my x fi for nothing?
I didn't say that you bought it for nothing! Actually, in Vista they decided to use the OpenAL audio standard instead. Older games do not support this, and will not benefit from the hardware acceleration of your X-Fi. On the other hand, almost all new games (Ever since UT 2004) have support for OpenAL, and therefore will be accelerated by your X-Fi. Its just a new audio standard, thats all.
Best of Luck
I have the same issue and I don't like the sound of that. I thought I was unable to have EAX because I'm using beta drivers. So you're saying that there'll be no EAX support at all?
Pretty Much. Read this article, I found it rather useful and informative. Open AL and Vista