This download is a driver providing Microsoft® Windows® 7, Windows Vista® and Windows XP support for Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy® series of audio devices. For more details, read the rest of this web release note. Show Details »
This download is a driver providing Microsoft® Windows® 7, Windows Vista® and Windows XP support for Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy® series of audio devices. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.
This download is a driver providing Microsoft® Windows® Vista 64-bit and Windows Vista 32-bit support for Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy® series audio devices. For more details, read the rest of this web release note. Show Details »
This download is a driver providing Microsoft® Windows® Vista 64-bit and Windows Vista 32-bit support for Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy® series audio devices. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.
Hi guys i am a small developer, i really like to use my sound blaster cards on my machines and i love also coding, so when i find the source code for the kx audio driver on git hub and then Eugene, the creator of kx audio driver decided to no longer maintain the project, i decided to start working on a mod of this driver and maintain it.
With my mod, created starting from the sources of the last official version of kx audio driver and all the small commiunity updates, i am working to keep the driver compatible with the latest mac os versions and to improove the driver over time.
- more user-frienly names for the cards in the settings and other system menus (so the name will be, for example, SB live! 5.1 SB0060 instead of kx SB0060 [e880] witch was shown in the original driver)
Just for who wants to see which audio cards will be recognized by the audio driver, i link to you a .cpp code file which is used to recognize the audio cards in the driver, if you have a copy of the latest official sources, you will find the original version into the project folder/driver/frname.cpp, you can not use mine file as replacement for the frname that there is in the official sources because i use some custom properties, methods and variables that needs changes in other parts of the code to work
Finally i am releasing an alpha of the kx driver mod, there are two ways to use it, with the installer pack and the kext only pack, i suggest the first option, says that, install it and test it on your machines and give me feedback
As those cards are almost the only choice for internal cards the development of this driver should get more attention by all the serious Hackintosh users. Unfortunately, just like in the PC world, most people don't care about getting a "real" sound card and stick with the onboard sound.
these are not the only alternative for internal sound cards, but are some of the cheapest internal cards that you can find (including the audigy rx that you can find in shops today) there are other alternatives, but they are some professional stuff or expensive stuff, or there are also some sound blaster x-fi that are quite cheap and works with voodoo hda instead and also some professional grade cards works with my kx driver mod
ok, so, specify which card when switching between posts, first I suggest to you to try mine driver mod and to make sure that the card is properly installed and that you use the kext-dev-mode=1 boot arg that allows the driver to run properly on recent versions of Mac OS
for clover you don't have to place the kext in EFI/CLOVER/KEXTS/OTHER, but in EFI/CLOVER/KEXTS/[the folder named with the version of mac os you are using] so for example for sierra you have to put the kext in EFI/CLOVER/KEXTS/10.12 for yosemite you have to put it in EFI/CLOVER/KEXTS/10.10 instead, if the driver works you will see in system preferences->sound and in the outputs section a new device that will be named sound blaster audigy 2 zs, i suggest also to boot with -v to and send me video of the booth process with the kext installed, so i can tell to you what is happening and if the driver is working or if it is a hardware problem from the card its' self, also i suggest to you tu try mine installer with the installer packet that will clean previous kext installations of kx driver and will install it in s/l/e or try to install only the kext in clover to EFI/CLOVER/KEXTS/[kext named like the version of mac os you are using] if you use EFI/CLOVER/KEXTS/OTHER the kext will not be loaded at all since that folder is used only for versions of mac os that clover doesn't know, so on sierra you have to to use it, just use the latest version of clover and put the kext in EFI/CLOVER/KEXTS/10.12 and check if you are using kext-dev-mode=1 and -v in the boot args. and then check if does not work check if its an hardware problem, for example use programs like DPCI manager that will list all the pci devices, so if the card appears here the driver should see it, we should investigate what's the error
My post states that I did install with your installer to s/l/e. I did see the driver in preferences, sound, output, but when I clicked on sound effects my system froze. This has happened since El Capitan. I wll try to install to kexts/10.12. I am using kext-dev-mode=1
the driver (and the original driver that I used to start my work) is limited to use only the green output, currently I don't know how to get work the inputs (I'd like to get at least the pink input to work) on Mac OS X on that cards, I have a prototype of the driver that has the inputs in preferences, but the inputs doesn't works yet, if some one can help me to get it working it will be very help foul (need guys with some experience in driver developing on Mac)
Audigy card supports the professional ASIO 1 driver interface natively, making it possible to obtain low latencies from Virtual Studio Technology (VST) instruments. Some versions of Audigy featured an external break out box with connectors for S/PDIF, MIDI, IEEE 1394, analog and optical signals. The ASIO and break out box features were an attempt to tap into the "home studio" market, with a mainstream product.
The Audigy SE (SB0570) and Audigy Value (SB0570) are stripped down models, with a less expensive CA0106 audio-controller in place of the EMU10k2. With the CA0106, the SE/Value are limited to software-based EAX 3.0 (upgraded to software-based EAX 4.0 with a driver update), no advanced resolution DVD-Audio Playback, and no Dolby Digital 5.1 or Dolby Digital EX 6.1 playback. With these cards only one of the mic, line in, or AUX sources may be unmuted at a time. The Audigy SE and Audigy Value both carry the SB0570 model number. It is possible that the same card was sold in different markets with different names, that perhaps the cards were sold with one name for a while and later it was changed or it's possible they could even be slightly different cards.
An alternate, independent WDM driver for Windows was developed to provide user-control of the EMU10K1 and EMU10K2 chips found in many Audigy-branded cards. The kX Project driver supports mixing numerous different effects in real time and on the hardware of EMU10K1 and EMU10K2 chips. It was developed by Eugene Gavrilov. The driver is no longer maintained on a regular basis by its original authors, but the source code was freed under the GPLv2 license and continues to get contributions from time to time.
The latest version is based on Creative's Audigy Rx driver. For the older Audigy cards, there are both benefits and drawbacks compared to the latest official drivers: while they bring back CMSS2, which was deprecated by Creative on Vista/7, OpenAL quality is reported to differ significantly and these drivers do not support EAX in combination with OpenAL.
After Windows 10 1903 update, the drivers stopped working, they install, but there is no sound from soundcard, neither the Creative Audio Console cannot see the card. A solution is to install latest driver from Audigy RX (manually via *inf). Rest of the package (Creative programs) can be left from daniel_k package.
To get DOS support on an Audigy2 ZS (model SB0350), you would normally need to install WDM drivers from the CD (which is a lengthy and complicated process, sometimes prone to failure), then run the Creative Driver Utility to install VxD drivers and finally install the DOS support pack. With this guide, that is no longer necessary. You can install VxD drivers right from the start and then proceed with installing DOS support. For reference, by using this guide, you get the following features from your Audigy2 ZS under Windows 98SE:
Before starting the installation you need to determine whether your Audigy2 ZS is made by Dell or by Creative. Dell cards have three, large white stickers on the back side and their serial number contains the string "SB0358". Creative cards don't have those white stickers and their serial number contains the string "SB0350". This guide is aimed at Audigy2 ZS cards made by Creative. I'm not sure whether this method will work on Dell branded cards since I don't own one of those, and they are known to be picky when it comes to driver packs.
1.1 Upon booting up your system, enter the BIOS and disable all COM and LPT ports in order to free up additional resources. If your motherboard has an integrated sound card, network card or any other integrated device that you are not using, disable it in the BIOS as well. Lastly, if you are not using USB, disable that too1.2 During the driver installation process, the Audigy2 ZS should be the only sound card in your system. Using a second sound card may cause the driver installation to fail1.3 This guide has only been tested on Windows 98SE. A clean install of Windows 98SE must be performed before attempting the driver installation procedure. Do not use any unofficial "service packs". Only install the drivers for your motherboard and graphics card until you complete all the steps in this guide1.4 The Audigy2 ZS requires two free IRQs, one for the card itself and a second one for the FireWire port. The values assigned to those IRQs vary from system to system, but they should not be the same as the IRQ assigned to the SB16 emulation device. Additionally, the SB16 emulation device requires three I/O ports, one IRQ and two DMA channels. The default values are: I/O ports 220, 330 and 388, IRQ 5, DMA 1 and DMA 5. If any of those resources are not free, the driver installation may fail. To determine if your system has enough free resources, under Windows 98SE click Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Information > Hardware Resources and check the IRQ, DMA and I/O sections 2b1af7f3a8