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aidlover Aug 20, 2004 06:34 PM

my card is Dell Oem card. The model is SB0200. Inside the ctcomp.dat i can't find this model. Isit it supported?

bobshandon Aug 21, 2004 08:22 AM

anybody tried seeding this file?
It'd be a great idea to put it on BitTorrent. That way, it doesn't go 4kb/s

I'll PM the creator of this thread about that possibility.

I have about 60MB free on my webspace.. Bandwidth is unlimited, so long as the file doesn't interfere with the useability of my university's connection

Geminiwave Aug 21, 2004 06:57 PM

lol if enough people download it, it'll make a big interference.

PointBlank Aug 22, 2004 02:23 AM

Can someone help me get the main drivers so i can give it a shot. :confused:

All links are dead on page 1. :(

BiGBrOwNPimpsta Aug 22, 2004 06:25 AM

ah man i just remembered i have to make an ISO file now lol, but who will host is the question...

i dont know about BT i'll see what happens with that. i just want someone with a fast connection willing to donate

PointBlank Aug 22, 2004 06:55 AM

Can you send it to me so i can get it hosted for us.

I have a nice resource who will host it.

RvC-Kenny Aug 22, 2004 11:14 AM

@aidlover what driver are u using atm? extract the ctcomp from that driver and view with notepad. u will find the ID for SB0200 then an u can use this ID in the ZS drivers and install them instead
http://www.tech-pc.co.uk/audigy-2.php

aidlover Aug 22, 2004 11:57 AM

@RvC-Kenny i am using the windows driver.The driver that can b updated through the windows update.Well i try puting the ID from the link you give me n there is an error. It says it kenot find Audigy2 sound card in the system. Any help?

RvC-Kenny Aug 22, 2004 12:08 PM

whats the ID of ur card? get a creative driver and check the ID, dont use the windows driver. i guess its just an audigy so get the latest drivers for audigy 1 to find out the right ID and then u can use the iso and the newer driver for audigy 2 ZS

aidlover Aug 22, 2004 01:08 PM

i know the model is SB0200.. But i dunno where to see the ID. Any ideas?I have all the files that is needed.

RvC-Kenny Aug 22, 2004 01:35 PM

you should read my posts before again!
get a working audigy 1 driver from creative, which will install ur card and not say "no device detected" or sth

Quote:

Originally Posted by RvC-Kenny
the ctcomp.dat says
;For Audigy 2 (NON-ZS) Series
;SB0240/SB0250, [COLOR=Red]SB0243[/COLOR], SB0242, SB0244/SB0250/SB0280/SB0290, SB0245, SB0244, SB0320/SB0290, SB0249
[Hardware.Map2]
ID = 02100002, [COLOR=Red]02100004[/COLOR], 02100004, 02100005, 02100006, 02100007, 02100008, 02100009
ProductName = Sound Blaster Audigy 2
ProductVersion = 5.0
DefAppPath = \Creative\SBAudigy2
CardFamily = 4
SpeakerPref = 23128, 23129, 23105, 23130, 23106
FeatureSet = FeatureSet1
Readme = Readme_a.txt
Manual = Manual1
DigitalOutput = NO
CustomRDF = CTRDF.CAB


;For Audigy 2 ZS Series
;SB0360/SB0290, SB0350/SB0250 , SB0352
[Hardware.Map3]
ID = 02200001, 02200002, 02200003
ProductName = Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZX (why ZX??)
ProductVersion = 5.0
DefAppPath = \Creative\SBAudigy2ZX
CardFamily = 4
SpeakerPref = 23128, 23129, 23105, 23130, 23106
FeatureSet = FeatureSet1
Readme = Readme_a.txt
Manual = Manual1
DigitalOutput = NO
CustomRDF = CTRDF.CAB

so i changed the ID of the ZS part to the one in the nonZS part


aidlover Aug 22, 2004 01:40 PM

i did read ur post. My ID is SB0200 not SB0243. As i told u .. my card is DELL OEM card.. So i am asking isit supported. Thx

RvC-Kenny Aug 22, 2004 01:55 PM

sure it is but u wont find the right ID in the audigy 2/ 2 ZS driver! u need to find it in the usual audigy 1 driver and then insert this ID in the ID line of the a2 ZS driver.
in my case i found the ID in the a2 (ZS) update, because i got a audigy 2 (OEM by dell, but a2 and not 1 as in ur case!)

aidlover Aug 22, 2004 04:22 PM

ok.. I get it already.. Thx...

Kwaśniewski Aug 22, 2004 06:21 PM

Hi. My CTComp.dat look:

;-------------------------------------------------------------------------
;
; Creative Technology Ltd.
; Copyright (c) Creative Technology Ltd, 2002.
;
; Description
; Component Database File for E-Center.
;
;
; Package Code: For KS1500 only!!
;
; Modified Date: 05 June 2003
; Compiled By: Steven Yeo
;
;-------------------------------------------------------------------------
[Installation.Settings]
OSNotSupport = WIN95, WIN98, WINNT4
OSMinimumReq = WIN98SE
ShowFinish = 0
LicenseSelect = 1

[Component.List]
0001 = PLAYERORG, 25000000, ..\\PlayOrg
0002 = ESTART, 5000000, ..\\CMSGo
0003 = CDBURNER, 2000000, ..\\CDBurner
0004 = REMOTE, 2500000, ..\\Remote
0005 = NMJBT2, 2000000, ..\\Nmjbt2
0006 = DETECTOR, 2000000, ..\\Detector
0007 = NMJBT1, 2000000, ..\\Nmjbt1
0008 = NMMUVO, 2000000, ..\\NmMuVo
0009 = NM2MG, 2000000, ..\\Nm2MG
0010 = SKINPACK, 5000000, ..\\SKINPACK
0011 = NMMUVOSQ, 2000000, ..\\NmMuVoSQ

;Remove component for each OS type and lang platform (i.e. ENG)
[Component.Remove]
WIN95 = 0011
WIN98 = 0011
WIN98SE = 0011
WINME = 0011
WINNT4 = 0011
WIN2K = 0011
WINXP = 0011

[Component.UnSelect]

[Component.Hide]
WIN95 = 0001, 0006
WIN98 = 0001, 0006
WIN98SE = 0001, 0006
WINME = 0001, 0006
WINNT4 = 0001, 0006
WIN2K = 0001, 0006
WINXP = 0001, 0006

[Settings]
ProductName = Creative MediaSource
ProductVersion = 1.0
DefAppPath = \Creative\MediaSource

Wher is ID?

RvC-Kenny Aug 22, 2004 06:29 PM

from what driver did u extract that? whats ur soundcard? get latest official driver for ur card (a1/a2/zs) and install them. if u get no "no audio device detected" extract the ctcomp.dat and find ur ID. try kX driver to get the exact model number of ur card if u want but u can use just all IDs of the driver to insert in the ZS driver

RvC-Kenny Aug 22, 2004 08:48 PM

btw i reinstalled my ZS software+ drivers again and now everything is working! EAX special FX, bass redirect,... all work now! dunno why it hasnt worked before. didnt change anything, just reinstalled after using kX for a while.

the ctcomp.exe doesnt include all IDs, so maybe we could collect some other IDs from different OEM cards and the author may include them in a further release maybe. or maybe we just collect all IDs and write them down in a modified ctcomp.dat, that will work with all cards then.
i dunno how to write a patch, but maybe somebody can do this if not the author of ctcomp.exe or might write a guide

aidlover Aug 23, 2004 03:53 AM

i was wondering, my fren had an Audigy LS. How come after he install the Audigy2 ZS files, he doesnt have the extra function like CMSS2, THX settings n etc?? Any help??

RvC-Kenny Aug 23, 2004 01:44 PM

audigy LS has different hardware. no mod possible there as far as i know

aidlover Aug 23, 2004 02:35 PM

so the card is useless?I mean a soft mode SB Live also better than the Audigy LS?

RvC-Kenny Aug 23, 2004 02:53 PM

hm isnt the LS the same as the ZS just without 7.1 but same driverfeatures? well no need to mod then if he already got EAX HD and CMSS+stereo upmix and all that stuff....
there is a card based on audigy but with quite different hardware that cant be modded, but it seems to be another card than the LS. dont remember

RvC-Kenny Aug 23, 2004 02:58 PM

well creative says the audigy LS got

#Hi-fidelity 5.1 surround for music, games and movies.
#EAX 3.0 ADVANCED HD for realistic and immersive 3D positional audio.
#Dolby Digital decoding.
#24-bit/96kHz recording and playback at 100dB SNR.
#CMSS 3D up-mixes stereo audio to 5.1 surround.
#Creative MediaSource software for playback, library creation, management and CD burning

this means its a already a ZS just without 7.1 and without THX.
sb live got EAX 2 max so why should the audigy be worse?

http://uk.europe.creative.com/produc...t.asp?prod=513

aidlover Aug 23, 2004 03:12 PM

Correct me if i am wrong.. Audigy LS does not have hardware acceleration.. It means it depends on cpu processor to do the acceleration.

http://www.soundblaster.com/products...LS/compare.asp

RvC-Kenny Aug 23, 2004 03:20 PM

u are not wrong (
thats just softwarerendering of EAX effects and that suxx! get a real audigy 1 or 2 or use the live! with YouP modded audigy driver to get nice and faster EAX2.0 sound.
there was a nice guide on futuremark forum. u can read it from google cache, but its offline

aidlover Aug 23, 2004 03:38 PM

So Audigy LS is basically sux ?? okok.. I have the YouP files already.. Jus waiting to softmod it.. THx..

uridium Aug 24, 2004 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by QSnexus
Humanity on an Audigy 1 you just have to complete one more step to get the full EQ working. Open the patch.exe (located on the first page of this thread) in Winzip or WinRAR then drag and drop patch.exe into that running program. Once patch.exe is open browse to the ShareDLL folder and grab the PfMod.dll file from that folder, extract to desktop or drag and drop it to desktop. Now place that PfMod.dll in your Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL folder. I'm not sure if you have to restart to see the new change or just reload the Creative System Volume tray applet might do it. It is probably a good idea to close the Creative System Volume tray applet before replacing that file anyhow.

THIS IS ONLY for Audigy 1 owners - the full EQ may not work if you went ahead and extracted ALL of the files included in patch.exe into your Program Files\Creative folder.

QSnexus! I have an Audigy 1 [D800] and I installed everything as indicated (also the patch) but the equalizer seems to work. Is there some way to test my EQ (what does it exactly mean: "the full EQ may not work")?

The only problem I recognized was in the Speaker Settings (the Bass Boost is greyed out). Is this normal? Can I hear audible difference when I enable Bass redirection (I have Terratec Home Arena 5.1 speaker system)?

I also noticed that with the new drivers the system reversed the front and rear speakers. Did someone experience the same?

Is this normal that on the volume control menu I see Audigy (and not Audigy 2) - someone already asked it but received no answer.

And one last question: I downloaded the Audigy 2 ZS updates. Is this ok or do I have to download those for the Audigy 1?

Than you for your help!

Uridium

RvC-Kenny Aug 24, 2004 09:34 PM

have u patched the audigy 2 ZS software to get it working on ur a1? if the software runs its ok.
bass boost is for 2.0 or 4.1 systems only. with 5.1 the bass got an own channel and u cant use it.
i had to use that eq patch to get my eq workingotherwise it would crash when i start it.
u should hear a difference with bass redirect. if ur 5.1 is connected correctly then the sub should work. without that u wont get bass from sub but from the other speakers only.
dont care what suround mixer says about ur card. my says audigy 2 (nonZS) and it works at ZS so np
>>I also noticed that with the new drivers the system reversed the front and rear speakers. Did someone experience the same?
hm have u use kX drivers before? front/rear are switched there usually ( because the rear channel got better hardware decode chip or sth... sigmatel instead of realtek i think, didnt noticed any difference in quality^^)

classic_leon Aug 24, 2004 09:47 PM

and Audigy LS does not decode DTS.

def_p Aug 25, 2004 02:53 PM

Is it possible to use this driver with a platinum EX? I installed the driver and it worked, but no remote controll.
I couldn't find anything about the remote controll in the contents of the download of the cd.

Also i wonder if it is possible to use a audigy 2 card with the EX drive from the audigy one?

uridium Aug 26, 2004 08:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RvC-Kenny
have u patched the audigy 2 ZS software to get it working on ur a1? if the software runs its ok.

...

>>I also noticed that with the new drivers the system reversed the front and rear speakers. Did someone experience the same?
hm have u use kX drivers before? front/rear are switched there usually ( because the rear channel got better hardware decode chip or sth... sigmatel instead of realtek i think, didnt noticed any difference in quality^^)

Thanks RvC-Kenny! Yes, I patched the software and the Audigy 2 ZS updates too. I've never used the kx drivers, so I simply reversed the speakers. Now everything works fine. Thanks again for your help!


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