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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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RE: $9.99 Software
By PrinceGaz on 7/4/2007 10:33:09 PM , Rating: 2
Of course you shouldn't pirate it, but Creative didn't let on the X-Fi would be worthless within a year of it being launched (for understandable reasons).

X-RAM! Yeah right, as if any game is going to benefit from that now OpenAL is the only way to the card.

The only thing the X-Fi series cards have going for them now is their high-quality (by Creative's standards) sampling-rate converter hardware to change the internal 48KHz processing to and from whatever it is output as (often 44.1KHz).

I certainly won't buy another Creative (heh, the name is even a mockery) card as the days of audio-acceleration in hardware have passed. And physics-acceleration will be gone in a couple of years thanks to every more powerful GPUs with physics-support (hello Aegia, your days are numbered as well).


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