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Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2, Audigy 2 and ZS Audigy 4 driver 2.18.0011
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Applies to:

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 (Platinum or Platinum eX).
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS (Platinum or Platinum Pro).
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 4 Pro and Sound Blaster Audigy 4 or
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook PCMCIA.






Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7

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/5 from 20 reviews.


This download is a driver update for Sound Blaster Audigy 2, Audigy 2 ZS, Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook PCMCIA and Audigy 4. It can be used to update an existing driver or during a new installation of the sound card. The driver package features support for EAX 4, increased stability and bug fixes, including:
  • EAX 4.0 to utilise the EAX 4.0 ADVANCED HD Multiple Environment feature (the update contains DirectSound and Open AL API extensions).
  • Removes noise from analog speakers after switching to VXD drivers using Driver Utility.
  • Allows compressed and uncompressed AC-3 signals when using VXD drivers.
  • Resolves noise and distortion issues during extended playback of DVD movies.
  • Removes popping and clicking sounds when decoding AC-3 signals from external DVD players.
  • Updates the speaker settings when connecting or disconnecting headphones from the Platinum Drive or Audigy 2 Drive after changing the volume level and returning from Standby mode.
  • Removes popping sounds when compressed .WAV files are played back in Feature Showcase Demonstration.
  • Updates the speaker volume setting after changing the volume level and restarting the computer.
  • Removes distortion on MIDI notes when the latency is set to below 20 ms on ASIO tracks.
  • Removes static from .MP3 and .WAV files during playback.

PC Mechanic - Fix your PC's Windows registry errors.

  • Outputs Dolby Digital and DTS signals from the software DVD player in 'SPDIF In decode' mode.
  • Launches the OSD (On-Screen Display) main menu when the remote control's Start button is pressed.
  • Removes the error message when launching Creative Graphic Equalizer.
  • Synchronizes monitored SPDIF In Input signals with Input SPDIF signals.
  • Resolves the volume increase issue when adjusting bass or treble levels during DVD-Audio playback.
  • Mutes all audio output when the Platinum Drive or Audigy 2 Drive's 'Push Mute' button is pressed once.
Important notes from Creative:
  • "Applications from the original Sound Blaster Audigy CD will not work with this download on Windows 7 and Windows Vista."
  • In addition: "6.1 speaker mode is not supported by Windows 7 and Windows Vista."