Audigy 2 installation question

BrandtP

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So I am happily installing my Audigy 2 ZS, all is going well. That is, until I am asked for my Win 98SE CDROM. Evidently the file wdma_emu.cat was nowhere to be found. Anyone know where I can get it? I do in fact have a legit copy of Windows, so I'm surprised I had this rpoblem. The card did, incidentally, install with no problems thereafter (I told it to skip the file). Does anyone know what that file is for?

Also, I took the recommendation of the driver update utility and converted the drivers to VxD from WDM. Supposedly it is better for Win98 SE users to use those instead of WDM. Now my graphic equalizer from Creative won't work. I get an error stating the device that usses that isn't detected. It did work prior to the conversion. Is this normal?

After all the horror stories, I'm actually pleased in spite of all this how easily the install went.
 

lb19984

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I think you should go on kazaa download a fake copy of xp
burn it to a disck
install xp, then the audigy zs and everything should be working

Send me a private message with your email
and i'll send you the file strait from my audigy 2zs
System Spec's:
Asus P4c800-E 3.2e @3.8ghz
1gb corsair xms pro2-2-2-5 aiw 9800 pro
audigy 2zs klipsch ultra's
74gb raptor wd 2000jb
pioneer 108 pioneer 120s
 

lb19984

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you might wann atry reinstalling the sound card after you get the file
Never mid I already sent it to you
let me know how things end up<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by lb19984 on 09/12/04 02:47 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

Crashman

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98SE is a fine OS, and you're never asked for the 98SE CD if you copy the Win98 directory (around 200MB) to the hard drive first and do your installation from the setup file in that directory on the hard drive.

98SE is faster than XP and requires about 1/4 the memory to run right.

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The poor Audigy 2 ZS is being returned to Best Buy. After adding it, using the latest drivers, my system became very unstable. At first it wasn't clear what was causing it, but in the end it was the sound card. I was disappointed as I loved my SB Live that became injured and unusable. In the end it's okay though, I think the Audigy 2 ZS is geared more toward those who do lots of DVD burning. I am not one of those people, so much of the bundled software and added features would have gone unused. I'll have to be content with my old MX300 for now. I will maintain to the end the sound quality of the Live was better, but this is still pretty good.
 

Crashman

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I couldn't get my Live Platinum 5.1 to exactly match my speakers, that was easy with the Vortex2 using the hardware EQ. By the way, software EQ's have always sucked too many resources and caused occasional hiccups in smooth sound production, hardware EQ is much better.

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Here's a silly question about the Hardware EQ. The EQ I used was accessed by clicking the Aureal icon in the taskbar, then choosing the graphic EQ option. Is that through the hardware? I of course want to minimize resources used.
 

Crashman

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Obviously the application to make the changes is software, but the changes themselves are done in hardware. The hardware modifies the sound output, rather than relying on pre-processing by the CPU.

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Hey guy, that file's buried away in your windows\system folder in some cryptic subfolder. Easiest way is just do a "file-find" for it; yet another clever move by Creative:(
Bon chance!
George


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