Near the end of Aureal’s existence, they released a Vortex Advantage budget sound card aimed at systems integrators, which ran on the Vortex AU chipset [3] [ dead link ]. I don’t remember I have ever seen a hardware-related signal-processing-unit registers map at least AU88x0 documentation, but also I can’t say I remember I haven’t seen any for all those years. All the support for A3D hardware acceleration had been removed. I was hoping I wasn’t the only one out there still using this chipset. So I’ve move the link over to Dropbox instead. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jan 11, Messages:

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Aureal released some Versions of a beta reference driver for Windows Jan 11, Messages: The result is here: After I installed the drivers, I restarted my computer, but alas, still no sound.

au8830 I updated the INF files on the drivers so that the use the Vista installation method for multi-function devices. It’s only nice to keep those docs as a quick reference card of what-particular-hardware-is-capable-of, that’s it.

Will those drivers work in bit Vista?

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Everything is possible provided you have enough motivation and time. They were used by several soundcard manufacturers like Diamond or Terratec. No wudio has been made as of yet, but, at the very least, it should be possible. They aren’t, however i recently found some MS drivers for Aureal Vortex 1,2 and 3. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.


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On the sound card front, Creative is still pushing the Sound Blaster Live! The download went from being about 18 MB to MB. The card doesn’t appear in the device manager at all.

So I’ve move the link over to Dropbox instead. Vista now has Sound!

The model is a 5. Details are sketchy, but hardware MP3 decoding was mentioned, which should enable in-game MP3 music without a significant performance hit. THE url you gave doesn’t work anu more: A3D and the Vortex chipsets vanished from the market. Prefer long-scaring-hype loud slogans from some consumer aidio Unfortunately, the way that that Aureal implemented the hardware, the sound card looks like a “multifunction device” instead of a straight-up sound device.

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The first thing we noticed about the SQ was that it looked just like the current Vortex 2 based SQ with a daughter card added on. Log in or Sign up. I guess I should be more careful with the terms I use since you seems to be too much biased towards that ten years old “EAX vs. Quick but serious question: The Windows driver verifier reported that this driver is attempting to free memory it has already released, which is causing problems for the kernel memory allocator.


The costs of the proceedings have been too high for Aureal and forced it into bankcrupcy. More stable drivers have been posted; please see my other post. These cards simply lack the header necessary to interface with the new daughter card.

OH yeah – where did you find these? Again, Uber Thanks for doing this. Aureal had their upcoming SQ Turbo sound card and 4.