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Thread: Crackling with Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium

  1. #11
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    Aug 2011


    I get the same problem as mentioned here and several other posts. Static or crackling sound right from when it says SEGA and into the game. I'll play the campaign for about 10 mins and then the sound will degrade until nothing can be heard. I have tried the following with no success:

    -Updated video and audio drivers
    -Verified local cache
    -Removed/reset my entire appdata folder
    -Reinstalled game
    -Disabled SPDIF device
    -Lowered channels to 128

    I have a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer. This thing is driving me up the wall. I've attached my DXDiag. Do I need to escalate this somehow? Thanks for your time.
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  2. #12
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    Aug 2011

    Question Futile?

    So is there any use in posting technical problems in the forum here? I'm not trying to be facetious, but I'm just wondering if I'm wasting my time.

    If this isn't the place for these types of issues, I'd be glad to know where I should direct my queries.

  3. #13
    Tech-Hero. Master and Commander Iscaran's Avatar
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    May 2010
    Bavaria, Germany


    Hi there,

    Hmm - you could try contacting the SEGA support or use the contact from the link in my signature.

    What is strange is there seems to be no sound driver whatsoever registered in the dxdiag.

    ound Playback: Yes
    Default Voice Playback: Yes
    Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0005&SUBSYS_00291102&REV_00
    Manufacturer ID: 1
    Product ID: 100
    Type: WDM
    Driver Name: {**.{b8245126-5485-4e67-9fad-60357ed78a7e**
    Driver Version: ()
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    WHQL Logo'd: No
    Date and Size: , 0 bytes
    Other Files:
    Driver Provider:
    HW Accel Level: Basic
    Cap Flags: 0xF1F
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000
    Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
    Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
    HW Memory: 0
    Voice Management: No
    EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
    I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No

    Are you sure the XFi drivers are installed correctly ?

    A non working driver would be the most straightforward explanation for crackling and noisy sounds.


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  4. #14
    Senior Member Major eye-opener's Avatar
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    May 2011


    1. try to use beta drivers from creative...
    2. you dont need alchemy for shogun 2

  5. #15
    Member Lance Corporal
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    Mar 2011


    Check out my solution here

    Let me know if either of them work.

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