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Old July 7th 07, 04:02 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Jack Gillis
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Default Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme audio Sound Card


I have just installed a Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio card to replace my on
board sound card on my XP SP2 system. I am not clear on how to activate
the crystallization and virtual surround sound features on the Sounblaster.
Is it done automatically or do I have to do it manually via software? If
the latter, where are the settings?

Also, how do I access the Entertainment mode I have read about in various
places on the web?

Thank you very much.



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Old July 7th 07, 04:12 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Maincat
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Default Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme audio Sound Card


"Jack Gillis" wrote in message
...

I have just installed a Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio card to replace my
on
board sound card on my XP SP2 system. I am not clear on how to activate
the crystallization and virtual surround sound features on the
Sounblaster.
Is it done automatically or do I have to do it manually via software? If
the latter, where are the settings?

Also, how do I access the Entertainment mode I have read about in various
places on the web?

Thank you very much.


Did you get a manual? If so, I suspect that the answers are in it.
If not
http://uk.europe.creative.com/suppor...p?type=manuals



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Old July 7th 07, 04:29 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Jack Gillis
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Default Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme audio Sound Card

Thank you.

Well, Creative calls it documentation but it is not very helpful. Doesn't
cover that aspect of it a all.

"Maincat" wrote in message
...

"Jack Gillis" wrote in message
...

I have just installed a Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio card to replace my
on
board sound card on my XP SP2 system. I am not clear on how to activate
the crystallization and virtual surround sound features on the
Sounblaster.
Is it done automatically or do I have to do it manually via software? If
the latter, where are the settings?

Also, how do I access the Entertainment mode I have read about in various
places on the web?

Thank you very much.


Did you get a manual? If so, I suspect that the answers are in it.
If not
http://uk.europe.creative.com/suppor...p?type=manuals





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Old July 7th 07, 05:25 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
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Default Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme audio Sound Card

from the Creative Console Launcher, in the start menu. Or the Creative
Volume Control
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Old July 7th 07, 05:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Brian A.
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Default Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme audio Sound Card

"Jack Gillis" wrote in message
...

I have just installed a Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio card to replace my on
board sound card on my XP SP2 system. I am not clear on how to activate
the crystallization and virtual surround sound features on the Sounblaster.
Is it done automatically or do I have to do it manually via software? If
the latter, where are the settings?

Also, how do I access the Entertainment mode I have read about in various
places on the web?

Thank you very much.




An install CD which includes the software should have been provided with the
adapter. Aside from installing the drivers it should also install the Creative Audio
Console which is where you would configure the settings from.

If it lacked an install CD you can download the suite from Creative's site. You
can try the Auto Update but you may have to download/install the suite manually since
your adapter isn't listed in the AU product list.
http://us.creative.com/support/downloads/

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Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375


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Old July 7th 07, 05:55 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Jack Gillis
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Default Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme audio Sound Card


"Brian A." gonefish'[email protected] wrote in message
...
"Jack Gillis" wrote in message
...

I have just installed a Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio card to replace my
on
board sound card on my XP SP2 system. I am not clear on how to activate
the crystallization and virtual surround sound features on the
Sounblaster.
Is it done automatically or do I have to do it manually via software? If
the latter, where are the settings?

Also, how do I access the Entertainment mode I have read about in various
places on the web?

Thank you very much.




An install CD which includes the software should have been provided with
the adapter. Aside from installing the drivers it should also install the
Creative Audio Console which is where you would configure the settings
from.

If it lacked an install CD you can download the suite from Creative's
site. You can try the Auto Update but you may have to download/install
the suite manually since your adapter isn't listed in the AU product list.
http://us.creative.com/support/downloads/

--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375



Thank you. I found the tabs for Crystallizer and Virtual Surround Sound but
nothing for Entertainment mode. Help for the Audio Console implies it
should be there. Go figure!

Thanks again.


  #7  
Old July 7th 07, 06:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Jack Gillis
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Default Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme audio Sound Card


wrote in message
...
from the Creative Console Launcher, in the start menu. Or the Creative
Volume Control


Thank you. I don't have the Creative Console Launcher but I do have
something called the Creative Audio Console. Are they the same? It does
not have a Volume Control tab.

Thanks again.



  #8  
Old July 7th 07, 07:54 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Brian A.
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Default Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme audio Sound Card

"Jack Gillis" wrote in message
...

"Brian A." gonefish'[email protected] wrote in message
...
"Jack Gillis" wrote in message
...

I have just installed a Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio card to replace my on
board sound card on my XP SP2 system. I am not clear on how to activate
the crystallization and virtual surround sound features on the Sounblaster.
Is it done automatically or do I have to do it manually via software? If
the latter, where are the settings?

Also, how do I access the Entertainment mode I have read about in various
places on the web?

Thank you very much.




An install CD which includes the software should have been provided with the
adapter. Aside from installing the drivers it should also install the Creative
Audio Console which is where you would configure the settings from.

If it lacked an install CD you can download the suite from Creative's site. You
can try the Auto Update but you may have to download/install the suite manually
since your adapter isn't listed in the AU product list.
http://us.creative.com/support/downloads/

--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375



Thank you. I found the tabs for Crystallizer and Virtual Surround Sound but
nothing for Entertainment mode. Help for the Audio Console implies it should be
there. Go figure!

Thanks again.


From what I've read at their forum it's not installed unless you run the install CD
and select Custom, then select the components you want installed.
http://forums.creative.com/creativel...ainment+center

or if link wraps/breaks: http://tinyurl.com/32gby9


--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375


  #9  
Old July 8th 07, 01:08 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Jack Gillis
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Default Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme audio Sound Card -- Problem Solved


"Brian A." gonefish'[email protected] wrote in message
...
"Jack Gillis" wrote in message
...

"Brian A." gonefish'[email protected] wrote in message
...
"Jack Gillis" wrote in message
...

I have just installed a Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio card to replace
my on
board sound card on my XP SP2 system. I am not clear on how to
activate
the crystallization and virtual surround sound features on the
Sounblaster.
Is it done automatically or do I have to do it manually via software?
If
the latter, where are the settings?

Also, how do I access the Entertainment mode I have read about in
various
places on the web?

Thank you very much.




An install CD which includes the software should have been provided
with the adapter. Aside from installing the drivers it should also
install the Creative Audio Console which is where you would configure
the settings from.

If it lacked an install CD you can download the suite from Creative's
site. You can try the Auto Update but you may have to download/install
the suite manually since your adapter isn't listed in the AU product
list.
http://us.creative.com/support/downloads/

--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375



Thank you. I found the tabs for Crystallizer and Virtual Surround Sound
but nothing for Entertainment mode. Help for the Audio Console implies
it should be there. Go figure!

Thanks again.


From what I've read at their forum it's not installed unless you run the
install CD and select Custom, then select the components you want
installed.
http://forums.creative.com/creativel...ainment+center

or if link wraps/breaks: http://tinyurl.com/32gby9


--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375


Thank you. That got me started in the right direction and now things work
as I think they should

T



  #10  
Old July 8th 07, 08:09 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Brian A.
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Default Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme audio Sound Card -- Problem Solved

"Jack Gillis" wrote in message
...

"Brian A." gonefish'[email protected] wrote in message
...
"Jack Gillis" wrote in message
...

"Brian A." gonefish'[email protected] wrote in message
...
"Jack Gillis" wrote in message
...

I have just installed a Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio card to replace my on
board sound card on my XP SP2 system. I am not clear on how to activate
the crystallization and virtual surround sound features on the Sounblaster.
Is it done automatically or do I have to do it manually via software? If
the latter, where are the settings?

Also, how do I access the Entertainment mode I have read about in various
places on the web?

Thank you very much.




An install CD which includes the software should have been provided with the
adapter. Aside from installing the drivers it should also install the Creative
Audio Console which is where you would configure the settings from.

If it lacked an install CD you can download the suite from Creative's site.
You can try the Auto Update but you may have to download/install the suite
manually since your adapter isn't listed in the AU product list.
http://us.creative.com/support/downloads/

--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375



Thank you. I found the tabs for Crystallizer and Virtual Surround Sound but
nothing for Entertainment mode. Help for the Audio Console implies it should be
there. Go figure!

Thanks again.


From what I've read at their forum it's not installed unless you run the install
CD and select Custom, then select the components you want installed.
http://forums.creative.com/creativel...ainment+center

or if link wraps/breaks: http://tinyurl.com/32gby9


--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375


Thank you. That got me started in the right direction and now things work as I
think they should

T




Glad to "Hear" it, Happy Listening.


--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375


  #11  
Old October 2nd 11, 09:29 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Mads Hansen
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Default Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme audio Sound Card -- Problem Solved

Yeah, I just wanna say thanks too. The problem's been taunting me for four hours; couldn't neither re-install or update my way out of it. All I had to do was choosing the Launcher component in the Custom menu, like you said, and reboot. Now everything's fine...

On Saturday, July 07, 2007 11:02 AM Jack Gillis wrote:


I have just installed a Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio card to replace my on
board sound card on my XP SP2 system. I am not clear on how to activate
the crystallization and virtual surround sound features on the Sounblaster.
Is it done automatically or do I have to do it manually via software? If
the latter, where are the settings?

Also, how do I access the Entertainment mode I have read about in various
places on the web?

Thank you very much.



On Saturday, July 07, 2007 11:12 AM Maincat wrote:


Did you get a manual? If so, I suspect that the answers are in it.
If not
http://uk.europe.creative.com/suppor...p?type=manuals



On Saturday, July 07, 2007 11:29 AM Jack Gillis wrote:


Thank you.

Well, Creative calls it documentation but it is not very helpful. Doesn't
cover that aspect of it a all.



On Saturday, July 07, 2007 12:25 PM frod wrote:


from the Creative Console Launcher, in the start menu. Or the Creative
Volume Control



On Saturday, July 07, 2007 12:44 PM Brian A. wrote:


"Jack Gillis" wrote in message
...

An install CD which includes the software should have been provided with the
adapter. Aside from installing the drivers it should also install the Creative Audio
Console which is where you would configure the settings from.

If it lacked an install CD you can download the suite from Creative's site. You
can try the Auto Update but you may have to download/install the suite manually since
your adapter isn't listed in the AU product list.
http://us.creative.com/support/downloads/

--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375



On Saturday, July 07, 2007 12:55 PM Jack Gillis wrote:


Thank you. I found the tabs for Crystallizer and Virtual Surround Sound but
nothing for Entertainment mode. Help for the Audio Console implies it
should be there. Go figure!

Thanks again.



On Saturday, July 07, 2007 1:56 PM Jack Gillis wrote:


Thank you. I do not have the Creative Console Launcher but I do have
something called the Creative Audio Console. Are they the same? It does
not have a Volume Control tab.

Thanks again.



On Saturday, July 07, 2007 2:54 PM Brian A. wrote:


"Jack Gillis" wrote in message
...

From what I've read at their forum it's not installed unless you run the install CD
and select Custom, then select the components you want installed.
http://forums.creative.com/creativel...ainment+center

or if link wraps/breaks: http://tinyurl.com/32gby9


--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375



On Sunday, July 08, 2007 8:08 AM Jack Gillis wrote:


Thank you. That got me started in the right direction and now things work
as I think they should

T



On Sunday, July 08, 2007 3:09 PM Brian A. wrote:


"Jack Gillis" wrote in message
...

Glad to "Hear" it, Happy Listening.


--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375




  #12  
Old October 2nd 11, 09:46 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
Peter Foldes
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Finally Jack Gillis can leave and go to the bathroom after sitting 4 + years waiting
to see your post as an addition to his thread which he started in 2007

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