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Creative ALchemy

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Language:
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  • Windows Vista
Latest version:
1.10.01 23/05/08
Last month's downloads:
361
Size:
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Creative ALchemy is fully compatible with:

  • Windows Vista
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Limitations

Acceleration for DirectSound under Windows Vista

Nick Mead

Pros
  • Allows DirectSound3D soundcards to work on Vista
  • Easy to install
Cons
  • Doesn't work with all games yet

In Windows Vista, Microsoft has decided to remove the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) for DirectSound and DirectSound3D. The HAL is the software layer that in previous Windows operating systems enabled an audio accelerator such as the Sound Blaster X-Fi to provide DirectSound3D applications with hardware accelerated audio.

This enabled soundcards to perform tasks such as sample-rate conversion, mixing, 3D spatialization using HRTFs, filtering, and effects processing. Without the HAL, DirectSound on Windows Vista will be rendered in software with no advanced functionality such as EAX.

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