Old 19th January 2002, 23:01   #1
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SB Audigy Sound Card Users ~ readme first

Checklist for all Audigy users experiencing problems:


Win98/98SE/ME
1) Install DirectX 9.0b

2) Install latest driver update
http://asia.creative.com/support/drivers/


Win2k
1) Install Windows 2000 SP4

2) Install DirectX 9.0b

3) Install latest Audigy drivers update
http://asia.creative.com/support/drivers/


WinXP
1) Install WinXP SP1 Service Pack

2) Install DirectX 9.0b

3) Install latest Audigy drivers update
http://asia.creative.com/support/drivers/


Further info:
http://asia.creative.com/support/drivers/newfiles.asp
http://www.warp2search.net/article.p...thread&order=0
3DsoundSurge Forums -> Audigy Forum
en français



Related Links

All the reasons why not to buy anything new from Creative:
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=76742

Creative Audigy's "Squeal of Death" Locks Up PCs:
http://www.extremetech.com/article/0...3D22339,00.asp

Alternative drivers/fixes:
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=72673

Alternative/3rd-party drivers for SBLive/Audigy (all OS): http://kxproject.lugosoft.com/index.php?skip=1 (recommended)
http://www.driverheaven.net/#article_424 (Audigy2)

Via Chipset BIOS fix:
http://alive.singnet.com.sg/tech/via.htm
http://www.viahardware.com/download/viatweak.shtm

Winamp/Audigy Problems
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=71882

Winamp problem under win2k and soundblaster Audigy
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=71359

Cracks and Pop with Audigy Gamer
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=71102

DirectSound
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=70731

Skipping with DirectSound
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=85938
Start > Run > dxdiag > OK
Sound Tab > reduce the "DirectSound Acceleration" slider (to Basic)

Audigy makes winamp screw up playing mp3s
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=62004

PlayCenter3 / gen_nomad.dll
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=65298


General Issues/Links:
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....957#post447957
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....878#post444878
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....240#post445240
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....threadid=72915




SB Live Sound Card Users ~ readme first

Checklist for all SB Live users experiencing problems:

Latest SBLive drivers: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

nb. 3 is ver 5.12.01.3521 WHQL (further info)
1 & 2 are ver 5.12.01.3509 WHQL (as currently provided on official Creative sites)
4. is the very latest on offer (Aug 2002)

Alternative Drivers:
http://kxproject.lugosoft.com/index.php?skip=1
http://alive.singnet.com.sg/drivers/
http://www.driverheaven.net
ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/softpaq/sp2...00/SP20920.exe


[[[ ^watch this space for updates^ ]]]




Further help:

From: TSGH -> Useful Links

SBLive/Audigy related issues:
Audigy specific issues (this thread)
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=49692 (gen_nomad.dll)
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=50447 (ctmp3.acm)
http://alive.singnet.com.sg/tech/click.htm (clicks+pops)

Sign this petition to demand better support/drivers from Creative Labs:
http://www.petitiononline.com/creative/petition.html

Final Resolution:
Take out the crap card and return it.




Legacy support section

Winamp 2.8x only:

After doing all of the above depending on your operating system,
install Peter's wa2update for Winamp 2.8x and try switching between WaveOut and DirectSound Outputs.
Win2k and WinXP users are strongly advised to use DirectSound Output.
Note: Winamp 2.9x users should NOT install wa2update patch !!!


Winamp3 v1.0 (build #488):

Winamp3 users should install wa3update




[ Compiled by Wish | Appended for TSGH by DJ Egg : 19th Jan 2002 | Updated : 22nd Dec 2002 | 20th Dec 2003 ]
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