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Windows 7: For Creative Users, Alchemy Updated

06 Jan 2010   #1
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
For Creative Users, Alchemy Updated

Creative has released an updated version of Alchemy for Vista and Windows 7,

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File Name : ALMY_PCVTAPP_LB_1_41_00.exe
This download is an application for use with Creative audio products. It restores 3D audio and EAX® effects for certain DirectSound®3D games in Microsoft® Windows® 7 and Windows Vista®. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.

This download supports the following audio products only:
  • Creative Sound Blaster® World of Warcraft® Headset Series
  • Creative Sound Blaster Wireless for iTunes®
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi™ Titanium Fatal1ty® Champion Series
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Series
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion Series
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Karaoke
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Notebook
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Notebook
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Go!
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Play!
  • Creative Sound Blaster Arena Surround
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy® 4
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Video Editor
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS SE
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum EX
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2
  • Creative USB Sound Blaster Audigy 2 NX
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum EX
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy LS
  • Creative HS-1200 Headset
  • Creative USB Gaming Headset
  • Creative USB Speaker
Fixes:
  • Enables the DirectSound3D game audio to be processed by your Sound Blaster audio device to deliver EAX effects, 3D audio spatialization, sample rate conversion and hardware audio mixing. Without this, most DirectSound3D games will be reduced to stereo output without any EAX effects.
  • Improves 3D audio processing for host-based Sound Blaster audio devices.
Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Windows Vista 32-bit with SP2
  • Creative audio product listed above
Notes:
  • Do not install this application if you do not play DirectSound3D games in Windows 7 or Windows Vista.
  • To find out more about Creative ALchemy or view the list of DirectSound3D games supported, click here.
  • To install the application
    1. Download the ALMY_PCVTAPP_LB_1_41_00.exe file onto your local hard disk.
    2. Close all other Windows applications.
    3. Double-click the downloaded file.
    4. Follow the instructions on the screen.


If you have any of the cards listed above and play any old(er) DirectSound3D games that will benefit from it, head over to here,

Creative Worldwide Support > Sound Blaster

to get it. If it hasn't been updated for your card yet, just select a different card ( I know it is listed under the X-Fi Xtreme Music) and get it from there.

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06 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks.
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06 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks.
So far everything for my X-Fi has worked flawlessly under 7 EXCEPT Alchemy.

hopefully this fixes it
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06 Jan 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Haven't had a chance to test it myself yet but it looks positive from the last couple of pages in this thread on the Creative forums,

Creative Alchemy, any news about a new version. - Creative Labs
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06 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Tried with mass Effect and no positional audio still

logs showing :
[10.509] Init: Audio Driver: Speakers (Creative SB X-Fi) (ct_oal.dll)
[10.588] Init: Audio Device: Generic Hardware
[10.779] Init: 60 Free Sources, 2 Reserved

Maybe Im setting it wrong..
Set to hardware Acc. after AL istalled

and directed it to the location, which for my PC is:
D:\Games\Mass Effect\Binaries\

Supposed to be the Alchemy Directory for it

Oh well ... either something w/this game & Windows 7 64, or user error <-- quite likely :P

Always worked in Vista, but always had issue w/ME and positional Audi under 7 .. No biggie really, just would like to get it working
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06 Jan 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You don't need Alchemy for Mass Effect as it is an OpenAL game to begin with. Looks like there could be a bug in the game that sets it back to software when making changes in the in game sound settings,

Games - Mass Effect
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06 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

that worked Positional Audio working again Thank you!

[10.570] Init: Audio Driver: SPDIF Out (Creative SB X-Fi) ({0.0.0.00000000}.{769bcfd3-6d63-4a55-86cf-914228122c08})
[10.578] Init: Audio Device: SB X-Fi Audio [BF00]
[10.737] Init: 61 Free Sources, 2 Reserved

on a side note, I tried a few other older games and they all work, was just ME had the issues
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