X-FI drivers finally restore DolbyDigital on Vista 64

"Over a year since Vista 64 was released, Creative have finally managed to add Vista 64 support but it's not all plain sailing."

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Vista 64 Support at last!

X-Fi Vista 64 supportCreative have finally released Vista 64 drivers for it's X-Fi range, over a year sice the OS was released. The latest version (2.18.004) restores Dolby Digital and DTS for a variety of X-Fi products that featured the capability under Windows XP.

However, it isn't all good news. There is no mention of support for the top of the range X-Fi Titanium series and there have been several problems reported over at Creative's support forum by users of the new version. Creative have been hit with alot of flack lately and they desperately need things to start going right for them at the moment.

Version release notes:

This download is a driver providing Microsoft® Windows Vista® and Windows® XP support for Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ series of audio devices. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.

This download supports the following audio devices only:

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty® Professional Series
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion Series
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi

Added Features: 

For systems using Windows Vista

Dolby® Digital and DTS® decode re-established for sound cards that included decoding in their Windows XP drivers (Not applicable for products that included a 3rd party software DVD player license in the package).
DVD-Audio playback re-established for sound cards that included the application in their Windows XP software suite (For Windows Vista 32-bit only).
Requires the latest Creative MediaSource DVD-Audio Player software. Click here to download.

Resolves issue of system crash when switching to an unsupported sampling rate in Audio Creation Mode while Dolby Digital Live is enabled.

Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE) 2005 or Windows XP MCE 2004
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi audio devices listed above

Do not install this driver for Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio.
To install this driver
Download the file onto your local hard disk.
Double-click the downloaded file.
Follow the instructions on the screen.

The latest drivers are available from support.creative.com

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