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Don't know if anyone caught this but there was some beta drivers released on Creative's site on the 24th of last month. Here's the changelog from the site:


Creative Sound Blaster Audigy unified series Beta driver with OpenAL support 2.08.0002
SBA2-BETAD-W1-LB

This beta driver is recommended for gamers who want full OpenAL™ support for their audio devices. Only the following audio devices are supported:
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy® series, Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum series, Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum eX series
  • Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy 2 series including Sound Blaster Platinum, Sound Blaster Platinum eX and Sound Blaster Value
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS series including Sound Blaster Platinum and Sound Blaster Platinum Pro
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 4 series
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook series
Added Features or Enhancements:
  • Provides full OpenAL / EAX® ADVANCED HD support
  • Improves performance of all OpenAL game titles
Requirements:
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
  • Audio devices listed above only
Notes:
  • THIS IS AN UNSUPPORTED BETA DRIVER. We recommend that only experienced users install this driver.
  • Make sure you uninstall the existing drivers for the audio devices listed above.
  • To uninstall the existing drivers:
  1. Click Start -> Settings -> Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon. The Add/Remove Programs Properties dialog box appears.
  3. Click the Install/Uninstall tab.
  4. Select the driver for your audio device and then click the Add/Remove button.
  • Do not install this driver for the Creative Sound Blaster Audigy LS, Sound Blaster Audigy SE or Sound Blaster Audigy Value audio device.
  • Some Creative applications such as Surround Mixer, THX Console, and Creative MediaSource™ may not work properly with this beta driver.
These drivers don't come with all of the additional stuff (like the EAX console) that the normal drivers have. I haven't tried any games yet but Winamp is working fine with them :p.

To get the drivers, go here and pick the appropriate card. The drivers are at the top of the downloads list.

On a related note, new drivers were also released for the Audigy LS/Live! 24-bit cards, dated August 1st. You can get them using the same procedure as above.
 
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