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Creative Labs makes ALchemy Audigy Edition available for $9.99

Creative Labs has officially released the Creative ALchemy Audigy Edition software package. The software package sells for $9.99 from the company’s online store. The Creative ALchemy Audigy Edition software package enables users of Sound Blaster Audigy sound cards to take advantage of hardware-accelerated DirectSound3D and EAX audio under Windows Vista operating systems.

Additionally, the ALchemy Audigy Edition enables sample rate conversion and hardware audio mixing. The software also features an update feature that downloads lists of the latest games supported by ALchemy. Creative Labs currently supports 104 legacy game titles with ALchemy. Supported titles include Command & Conquer 3, F.E.A.R., Far Cry, Guild Wars, Oblivion, World of Warcraft and others.

Creative Labs supports the following Audigy sound cards with ALchemy:
  • Sound Blaster Audigy 4
  • Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro
  • Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
  • Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS notebook
  • Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
  • Sound Blaster Audigy 2 SE
  • Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum Ex
  • Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum
  • Sound Blaster Audigy 2
  • Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value
  • Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum Ex
  • Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum
  • Sound Blaster Audigy
Windows Vista Audigy users can purchase ALchemy Audigy Edition from the Creative Labs online store for Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit.


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Get it for free; legally
By jmke on 7/4/2007 10:58:34 AM , Rating: 6
"we have discovered that you do not actually need to buy ALchemy Audigy Edition to restore functions under Windows Vista and the Audigy/Live! Series. You can just download ALchemy for Sound Blaster X-Fi (it’s available for free) and manually copy dsound.dll and dsound.ini to a supported title."

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RE: Get it for free; legally
By omnicronx on 7/4/2007 11:24:36 AM , Rating: 2
Good man! although i do not have an audigy, this post will atleast make a few people happy..

i say give creative the middle finger and stop supporting their crappy EAX monopoly. EAX is an inferior addon compared to other BETTER things such as OPENAL.. which is free and game developers dont need to pay up the ass to have eax certification.. did i mention it works with almost all 5.1 soundcards.. SCREW YOU CREATIVE!!


RE: Get it for free; legally
By killerroach on 7/4/2007 12:39:52 PM , Rating: 2
The even funnier thing is that ALchemy uses OpenAL to handle the EAX function calls...

Again, though, I kinda leapfrogged over the whole issue (without ever having the issue in the first place) by jumping from my integrated audio to an X-Fi Platinum, but whatever.


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