Just want to show my love for the Creative Labs team again for their wonderful products. Okay, I'll cut the sarcasm.
Simply, since my Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 was not really 5.1 compatable (it just pretended), I decided to buy a new Audigy sound card instead.
Now after inserting the card, the system detects it, lovely, drvers from a CD install, nice. Now the problems start again;
The card apparently has EAX Advanced HD. The drivers have it, I can turn it on, play music in a "ball park" and thats fine. However for some reason my games beg to differ, suggesting my sound card is NOT Advanced HD compatable or even EAX compatable. My games and the such also seam to think my sound card lacks OpenAL support, I can't confirm or deny that bit though, either way, I decide, hmm, try updating my drivers. Go onto creatives website, and joy, look what I find;
"Creative Sound Blaster Audigy unified series driver with OpenAL support 2.08.0002"
Joy! So I attempt to install this new driver for my sound card. However, the setup program says I have no Audigy! This is pretty gigglesome because the properties window for my Audigy is up at the same time;
"Well, maybe it's not the right driver" I thought. So I got some drivers I KNOW are for my Audigy. And guess what happened;
Hillariarse, no? Creative once again showing me that no matter what Sound Card I have installed, I don't have that sound card installed. Funny, that.
This is more a rant than a help request. Okay, it's a help request, but I can't put it any better than;
What. The. Fuck
And I just don't like Creative anymore.
There are lots of similar issues posted on the official Creative forums... I wont point you in any direction because Im unsure what type Audigy card you have.
The guys on the Creative web forums are about as useful as a wet sock mid-winter. I'll go look though.
Did you ever figure this out?
Not properly, I manged to sort of install the drivers but the issues didn't clear up.
I've decided to call it a day.
If you want a second pair of eyes googling, post some system specs!
Did you try your soundcard in a different pci slot? Some motherboards have slot priorities for interrupt requests so switching components around might help.
When in doubt, gas it!