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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: Wait a minute.....
By RMSe17 on 7/5/2007 12:16:03 AM , Rating: 3
Bingo. Good job on explaining things to people, cause I am really tired of their wining at creative who went beyond what they had to in order to help people play older games on older hardware in the brand new Microsoft OS.. trying to fix Microsoft's idiotic decision (to remove Audio HAL, and have audio stuff reside in user-space instead of kernel space to make things more.. stable. cause apparently I had tons of blue screens from all those crashing audio drivers. not.)


RE: Wait a minute.....
By phusg on 7/5/2007 7:50:13 AM , Rating: 2
Sure you can blame Microsoft, but I don't think there decision was idiotic. Moving it to user-space isn't just about stability, it's also about security .

I can't say it bothers me that Creative had a lot of work to do to get their proprietary EAX to work and that people who bought into it have to cough up extra dough.

People please don't buy into this proprietary B.S.! Hit them where it hurts and don't buy Microsoft's Vista and don't buy anymore Creative EAX cards.


RE: Wait a minute.....
By FNG on 7/5/2007 1:32:00 PM , Rating: 2
Well, I for one did get the IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSoD from my Audigy for quite a while. Besides, just because something resides in user-space does not mean it is bad. User-space can do pretty much all the things that kernel mode things can, albeit a bit slower.


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