What do these driver sets actually do?

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  1. kelston

    kelston Active Member

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    I'm curious what these driver sets are actually accomplishing. There's no documentation for the tweaks and there's just some vague notes in the releases about the tweaks "working" or fixes "working".

    I looked into some of the files being added, especially files being dropped into my System32 folder like "Tweaks.ini" and in it I see lines like:

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    Configuration\FiXMusicCrashingSound
    Configuration\FiXMusicHDCrashingSound
    Configuration\FiXMoviesCrashingSound
    Configuration\FiXMoviesHDCrashingSound
    Configuration\FiXYoutubeCrashingSound
    Configuration\FiXYoutubeHDCrashingSound
    It's a 33KB ini file with 1006 lines of similarly absurd lines including other lines like:

    Code:
    Configuration\NoShutDownWindowsHang
    Configuration\SoundMuffled
    Configuration\FixDistortion
    Configuration\DisableDistortion
    Configuration\NoDistortion
    Just from reading them, it's clearly these lines are fake and Googling them confirms that since there are exactly 0 references to any of these supposed configuration variables existing except pointing back to a link on HardwareHeaven that is one of your old PAX XFI links.

    This ini file devotes 313 lines within it to other obviously fake lines of code to "cover" every variable of ram configuration from 2GB up to 32GB with things like:

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    Configuration\Fix22GigRamCrackling,100%
    Configuration\Fix22GigRamDistortion,100%
    Configuration\Fix22GigRamEnforceMotherboard,100%
    Configuration\FixDistortion22GigRamMotherboard,100%
    Configuration\FixCracking22GigRamMotherboard,100%
    Configuration\Fix22GigRam,100%
    Who even refers to a RAM size variable as "gig" besides in casual conversation? Clearly fake.

    So I would like to know what these drivers are actually modifying over the official drivers since at least the "Tweaks" file is clearly full of fake code.
     
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  2. Robert McClelland

    Robert McClelland I'm An Uncle for 2nd time Staff Member

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    If you know the right coding your welcome help out improve them :) I'm all for it.
     
  3. Jac

    Jac Well-Known Member

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    Daniel_K pointed out similar issues years ago on the Creative forums. I have noticed many people seem to think that these PAX sets sound better and you would hope that after all these years some knowledge of the drivers would have been accrued, at least meaning that advice could be offered on compatability or usability issues.

    Me, I am happy enough with stock Creative drivers.
     
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  4. Robert McClelland

    Robert McClelland I'm An Uncle for 2nd time Staff Member

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    There just there I'm just here help people get there sound working and if they want better bass treble they come to me. Like I said early tweaks are good for coding we just need find better way. Right now I'm open new world idea how we can make sound better with inf and ini. So if you got right coding let me know we can do what I want with the inf and ini we can't touch there ip and dll and data files. Even to Jac if you got idea let me know. And goes for ever one this why we have people here fix spelling correct dup lines ect.. I'm just doing for fun that all and helping people get sound working again.
     
  5. Dee_NA77

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    Well Kelston's cut off since I can type RemoveAllNoise:enabled="true" and it does just that
     
  6. RoyBatty

    RoyBatty Well-Known Member

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    Of course it does ;) So why don't you add "SuperMegaBestPerfectSound=1" and be done with it?
     
  7. Dee_NA77

    Dee_NA77 Member

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    Lol Be cool if I could type Sound_Perfection=1 and all would be well
     
  8. RoyBatty

    RoyBatty Well-Known Member

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    The "tweaks" are getting more ridiculous with each new version anyway.
     
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  10. Robert McClelland

    Robert McClelland I'm An Uncle for 2nd time Staff Member

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    yup thought give it a try :)
     
  11. Robert McClelland

    Robert McClelland I'm An Uncle for 2nd time Staff Member

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    that should be it long while unless creative make new driver set :p I think most people are happy with set as of now.
     

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